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Burlington, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently travelled to Varadero with several family members. We stayed at the Barceló Solymar. The hotel is falling apart. It's not clean The sliding balcony door in our room didn't move. We didn't have water one day. The electrical outlets were coming out of the walls. In my son's room water was leaking from the ceiling. As far as...

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

Dear friday2017, Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on trip advisor your comments and feedback are very important to us. We are disappointed to read that you did not enjoy the atmosphere of the Resort. Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas is a very sociable Resort and in general we have very respectful families, friends, couples from...

Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Returned from Barcelona Solymar in February. Second time at this resort. Check in was quick for Cuban standards, staff friendly and accommodating to get us in our room earlier than normal and adjacent to our friends room. The hotel definitely needs some maintenance. One bank of elevators were down at times. Our main issue was the shower. The doors were...

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

Dear KathyBCanada, Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on tripadvisor your comments and feedback are very important to us. Thank you very much for your comments about the staff, they do work very hard to make our guests feel very welcome here. I would like to clarify our rooms and categories order, at Solymar: -...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas three times in the past four years - and heading there in about a month with a group of friends! You'll have access to two resorts when you stay at Barcelo - both Solymar and Arenas Blancas! Tons of Canadians at both resorts! Tons of things to do! One of the beautiful...

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

Dear perehra, Thank you for posting your positive comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. We are pleased to have loyal customers who return year after year and this is our raison d'etre. Your happiness is our best present! We apologize for the wi-fi service at the Hotel. At present, this wifi service is available in the Solymar and Arenas...

Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Arenas Blancas Resort Feb 12th-16th. Airport transfer was smooth and relatively quick, 25 mins or so. Upon arrival the resort grounds looked nice but the exterior could use a coat of paint. I understand the resort is doing renovations to some areas so the exterior could be one of the areas. Check in was quick and...

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

Dear wickedduo, Thank you for posting your positive comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. We are pleased that enjoyed your stay in our hotel, thank you for kind comments: "Great vacation at the Barceló Arenas Blancas". We are sorry about the Non-Smoking experience you comment, until now we haven’t received any comment of customers smoking in not allowed areas,...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice Hotel with plenty to do! My wife and I wend to Barceló Solimar January 19 to January 26. We were flying with Sunwing and after numerous times flying with Sunwing this year Sunwing was on time. Check in in Ottawa as well as emigration in Varadero was flawless, fast and professional. WE landed in Varadero at 10.00 HRS. and...

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

Dear weiler2016, Thank you for your lovely review. We were delighted to read that you had a lovely stay with us. I was particularly pleased to read your comments about our friendly and attentive team. They will be thrilled! We hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Juan Marqués General Manager

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived after a very exhausting day of travel with many delays due to the bad weather! Upon arrival at Arenas Blancas we were told that we were being moved to The Barcelo Solymar! WOOHOO!!! We were two couples and were up graded to Junior Suite Bungalows! We were so happy when we put our key in the door to...

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

Dear james w, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. We are pleased and work hard for to have loyal customers who return year after year and this is our raison d'etre. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience of our guests but reviews like yours serve us to...

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

I usually read the reviews before a trip and they were pretty spot on. Travelled with my wife, 3 year old, sister in law and in laws to arenas blancas. The good: The beach is spectacular. I have been to many places and this is one of, if not the best, I have been to. So clear and so many...

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

Dear Customer, Tripadvisor.com has been asked no post this comment since your stay was from 29/4 to 6/5 2011 and from that date the Resort has another management and our services and facilities are different now. However, I would like to invit you to come now, so will be able to offer a future opinion to the travelers according to...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I and our 2 youngest children just returned yesterday from a week's stay at the Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort in Varadero Cuba. We have stayed in Cuba twice before and had a very enjoyable trip both times.(Cayo Coca and Holguin.) We were under the impression from travel agent we were getting a 2 bedroom Villa but when...

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

Dear Dave D, We are very disappointed to see that your stay with us did not fulfil your expectations and I absolutely understand and share your disappointment. We really did our best to take care of all of your special requirements. Taking into account that you booked an ocean view room in Arenas Blancas, and in this hotel/building there is...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful resort perfectly located in Varadero. Minutes from town and several great clubs. Beautiful people, amazing entertainment and animation staff. Adrian, Ariana and Korel were absolutely amazing and we will come back to visit them for sure. Food was good. Lozaro at the grill station in the Arena Blancas buffet was an absolute gem. The most amazing and clean beach...

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

Dear Shelby C, Thank you very much for your review. Thank you very much for all your compliments about our Resort. Have shared all your remarks with them, it is always my pleasure telling the team how positive their right doing influences on all our customers' holiday enjoyment. You honor us again with your visit in your next stay in...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was good. I heard that the biggest complaint in Cuba was that the food was terrible. Barceló had great food in my opinion. I stuck to more of what I know, the chicken and pork from the fresh grill, rice, and tried different seafoods. The a la carte's were good, with lots of options. Beach was amazing. Pool was...

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Dear JamesMumford, Thank you for sharing your experience with Tripadvisor readers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort We appreciate your comment about our food and we work daily to provide a high quality service that distinguishes us. We are very sorry to know about the experiences you describe in your check-in,...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $130 - $263 (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:
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#24 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Use a bungalow rather then the tower.”
 of 5 bubbles weiler2016, 3 days ago | Read review
“Villa with pool view is nice.”
 of 5 bubbles X2717WJdaved, 4 days ago | Read review
“Arena Blancas, quieter nights. Solymar, busy bars and discos, louder nights.”
 of 5 bubbles 468shelbyc, 4 days ago | Read review
“Make sure there is going to be hot water. We didn't have hot water for 2 days, made taking a shower tough.”
 of 5 bubbles JamesMumford, 6 days ago | Read review
“Ensure you do NOT get a handicapped equipped room unless you request it.”
 of 5 bubbles 686emelynd, 1 week ago | Read review
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