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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I stayed at this hotel between 9/13-20. Only the beach is worth 4 -4.5 stars. Hotel itself not worth 2 stars: Room - first room we had was on 2nd floor, the room's dead lock was gone, shower door was broken, half door is hanging over the bath tub, stains all over bed sheet. After I show... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stay in the Barcelo Solymar from the 11th to 23rd sept 2016 in one of their apartments. Going to start with the pros Most of staff very friendly and helpful especially the bar staff in the Blancas arena hotel lobby bar Karen in the middle pool bar. Hotel is off its time and the building is run down, but the... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Friend from Ireland, Allow us to thank you for taking the time to write this review in which you share your experience at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas with all Trip Advisor Readers. We are pleased to know that a nice vacation amongs us. We also appreciate your detailed feedback, which helped us identify specifically the areas of opportunity encountered... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our stay at barcelo solymar and would return . We read all the horror reviews and was worried but it's a great place to spend some time. The complex is massive with lots of bars and places to eat, we went all inclusive so the drinks and food wasn't top notch but lots of choice and more or... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Andrew D, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences on your recent stay here at the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time at our property and that you enjoyed our friendliness and service. We cannot wait to have you back with us soon, Have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms are average and need to be renovated. Cleanliness is average and needs an upgrade. Don t be surprised if you saw insects wandering on the sink, tub, etc. Food is ok. Pina colada is offered everywhere and tastes great. The staff is average. The greatest attraction of this place is its beach. Clear water and soft sand. We... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Appeciated djodjo2016, I am writing to you regarding your recent stay at our hotel, first thank you very much for letting us know about your experience in our hotel in order to improve our service. We were sorry to hear your comments about the accommodation and I would explain that we are working to improve the actual condition of our... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I understand that we are in Cuba, but the personal is overwhelm with the influx of tourist that are there, the AC did not work and had to change rooms during the night, the hotel busboy said that it would take 10-15 minutes to cool the room. It cooked the room instead it was super hot still after I went... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Gio1027, I want to express thanks for taking your time to write a review about Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas; but I would like as well, express regret for haven’t made this vacations an unique experience, the way we like in Barceló Hotels. We also appreciate your detailed feedback, which helped us identify specifically the areas of opportunity encountered during... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this resort for my honeymoon in June 2016. Upon booking I requested a bungalow beach view. They said they do something 'special' for honeymooners. I very much looked forward to the stay. Upon arrival, they said that I was 'upgraded' to a room in the hotel. I said that I wanted the bungalow that I reserved. They insisted... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear MarciaTheExplorer, Thank you for your valuable feedback on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas. We are very saddened to read we were not able to meet your vacations expectations. We can assure you that every constructive criticism you’ve shared with us has been taken very seriously by our team in order to keep standards,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wedding was at Barceló Solymar on Sept 8, 2016, the wedding planner Gabriela did an amazing job. Everything was perfect and beautiful. Our guests were treated well as well great service. I recommend to stay at this hotel, it has been my 4th time that is why I choose to get married at Barceló Solymar. . thank you Gabriela

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Patty, We could not been more pleased to have you here for this special occasion. Your review is the best reward for our Talents; I will make sure they receive these great compliments. Whatever/Whenever at any time! We really hope to have you back with us soon on another meaningful occasion. Have a Wonderful Day, Juan Marqués General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this hotel chain from Sep 5-11, 2016, great hotel, short walk from arena blancas to solymar and to playa. Close walk to dowtown and 30 min ride to/from airport. Beware of locals and using public washrooms, they will ask for money. Bring toilet paper every where you go. A few suggestions to mngt hotel: need face towels, no remote... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear jbarrie29, Allow us to thank you for taking the time to write this review in which you share your experience at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas with all Trip Advisor readers. We are pleased to know that your relaxing vacation with us was highlighted by the courteous attention of our staff, comfort room accommodation & amenities. We appreciate that points... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed 4 days at this hotel. I arrived around 8 PM and the gentleman in the front desk doesn't know the meaning of good customer service. He gave me the key of my room and tell me to search for my room as I choose a bungalow. I couldn't see anything it was so dark and was unable to... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Surferlatino, We so much regret your experience at our resort had lead you to write this review. It shows we have not been able to fully meet your expectations and we heartily apologize for it. It is a fact that there are still several issues in which we need to keep on working for all our guests to experience... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went and stayed for two nights in the hotel with a friend. Hotel was described as a five star resort when we booked. We couldn't get a dinner reservation made for any of the a la carte restaurants as you have to do it at least a day in advance. Food in the buffet restaurant was edible, but the dessert... More 

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BarceloSmAb, Director General at Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ryann D, Thank you for sharing your comments in Tripadvisor Community. We are very sorry to know your considerations about our hotel since our primary objective is to bring our customers the best experience in Varadero-Cuba. This off course includes that they feel comfortable in our hotel so we try to please the diversity of tastes and opinions. Allow... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel Barceló Solymar stands right on the sea front of the top spot of Varadero beach, Cuba's best-known tourist destination. With a privileged setting just a few metres from the city centre, this exclusive resort, surrounded by beautiful gardens, offers a wide variety of services characterised by the excellent Barceló All-Inclusive program. Highly recommended for families, couples and those who enjoy diving and water activities in general. Guests at the Barceló Solymar and Barceló Arenas Blancas hotels can enjoy the facilities at either hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

Address: Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero 42200, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Price Range: $101 - $279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 883
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Also Known As:
Barcelo Hotel Solymar
Barcelo Hotel Varadero
Barcelo Solymar Cuba
Barcelo Solymar Hotel Cuba
Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort
Barcelo Solymar Varadero Cuba
Barcelo Sol y Mar
Hotel Style:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#21 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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