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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Where to start... Dated and run down rooms; dirty and full of dust on arrival. Broken items in the bathroom and full of mold. Filthy swimming pools. Full of low class "package" (French) Canadian tourists who are after the free "all inclusive" alcohol. All inclusive buffet and a-la-cart sea food at the margin of what one would call clean and... More 

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Satesboro
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had an awesome experience on this resort. The first day that I arrived I had about a pound of shrimp and beef fajitas on the regular buffet restaurant for dinner. If you want to dine in an a la carte restaurante, you have to reserve before 4 pm and they are always full for the same... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not going to write some lengthy review since I only have one thing to say. THEY STOLE 400$ IN MY ROOM SAFE!!!! The safe in the room is not opened with a code you choose like most respectable hotels. It is opened with the same magnetic card as your room. Which means that they can make a copy at... More 

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Thunder Bay, Ontario
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

staff are very friendly and helpful food was consistently good rooms were clean location to veradero was within comfortable walking distance beach was kept very clean I liked how helpful and friendly the staff were

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

Dear murrayby27, Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about our hotel in Tripadvisor Community. Has been a pleasure to know you found your expectations completed at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We are very glad that you enjoy our rooms and the food, which actually are remarkable. We appreciate also your mention to our staff as we work... More 

Cornwall, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great vacation as always ...service was fast for check in .room was huge beautiful overall staff was friendly and very helpful ,..we have been there 3 times ,its my favourite place ...This resort really appreciates their repeated customers ..was invited to a special dinner a la carte sea food ..surf and turf excellent ..would recommend this place .a little peice... More 

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

Dear LILLIAN V, Thank you for sharing your opinion in Tripadvisor Community. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your 3th time stay at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort in Varadero / Cuba. We appreciate your comment about our staff since we work daily to offer a high quality service that distinguishes us. Thank you again for your comments and... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently just got back from the Barcelo solymar which I've stayed at several times with many family and friends and this time we took my granddaughter who is 5 years old I was disappointed in this last vacation as one point in the evening we tried to contact the reception 16 times in the evening with no response whatsoever!my... More 

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

Dear Kristen T, 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... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I just got back from the Dominican and must have wished 1,000 times that I could find a boat and go to the Solymar. Missed it immensely. Beach is beautiful, close to downtown, never harassed by people trying to sell you stuff..just a great place. :)

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

Appreciated CARTYLUC, 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! Juan Marqués General... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All inclusive hotel (except for particular services like massages and, of course, Internet). Huge pools, direct access to the beach, about 4 or 5 bars, one nightclub and helpful staff although some of them look tired and sometimes aren't very smiley. All of them understand English and many can communicate in other languages (Cubans are cultivated people). The rooms are... More 

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

Dear moy_etito, 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 during your... More 

Regina, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two couples of us stayed at this resort and found it to be at best a 2 star. The check-in was a disaster when they charged us double saying the total price was for one room and not for two as was clearly stated on my documentation. It took me two days to get this straightened out. The rooms where... More 

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

Dear geraldfiske, 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 

Miami, Florida
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11 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is good for the price. The food was good and location is excellent. Located in the most beautiful beach. Is missing a snack bar by pool and or beach. It does have a bar by pool and one by the beach with good monitors and daiquiri. Lively all day. Slow check in process and small repair are overlooked... More 

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

Dear cuba1953, 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, location excelent and the food was good. We appreciate... 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
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
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  • 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: $111 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort 5*
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:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#25 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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