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Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Barcelo Arenas Blancas for a week (10 to 17) and are absolutely charmed by the grounds. Situated near the city of Varadero, everything is close. Only regret: buffet terrible. Restaurants à la carte are good, and some even great. Would recommend.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I have been going here during Christmas and New Years with older (+20) and younger (Under 5) children for the past 5 years and we love it. It's close to the main road with many dining options and bar plus many souvenir shops. We stay in the bungalows because they are closer to the beach. The rooms...

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

Dear Tamara S, 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 rooms, staff, food and we work daily to provide a high quality service that distinguishes us. We appreciate your recommendation and we welcome you back on your...

Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed on the Solymar side from Oct 22-29. This was my fifth stay at the resort, but hadn't been here since 2007. The standards have certainly dropped. The hotel is frequented by 20 year olds who want to party. We were kept up all night with poolside loud music, sat on a sofa covered in vomit in the lobby...

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

Dear Dawn W, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We regret to read that your fifth impression of the resort has not lived up to your expectations. First of all, we would like to apologize for that experience and that you did not feel adequately attended by our management. Since our main priority is to make our customers...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is not very clean,we had a lot of ants in are room. Food is average and not a lot of choice limited bars and not very good for drinks. No screen on patio doors and there are a lot mosquitoes so bring bug repellent. Beach is very nice if you love to take long walks its beautiful. My mother...

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

Dear anne j, Thank you very much for sharing your comments in Tripadvisor Community. I’m offering my sincerest apologies for all the inconvenience caused during you stay. We are sorry about the smoking experience you comment, until now we haven’t received any comment of customers smoking in not allowed areas, but know that we will stay abreast of that and...

Moncton, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this resort for one week from February 10th to February 17th. The hotel is located walking distance to local bars, restaurants and shopping. It's also on one of the best strip of beach in Varadero. The resort grounds and pools were beautiful. The beach is wide with white sand, turquoise water and lots of palapas and palm...

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

Dear NickMelanson, Thank you all so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel with other travellers! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay - "Overall we enjoyed this resort and would likely stay here again. The resort was beautiful and staff was friendly and eager to please" We are also very pleased...

Oshawa, Ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As for almost all of Cuba the food is average-nothing special. The water pressure is non existent so wash your hair well before you go and hope you don't need to during the week. The beaches are as always the most beautiful so no complaints there. Staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are basic. Entertainment leaves a lot to...

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

Dear bevb728, Firstly, we would like to thank you for your comments on Tripadvisor as our guests` opinions and feedback are of the utmost importance to us. We are sorry that on this occasion we didn't live up to your expectations. I am pleased to hear you found our staff very pleasant and helpful and your summary: "But overall a...

Windsor, Ontario
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

How disappointing for us after returning to the same resort 15 years later but without our 3 children this time, and now a Barcelo , to find it so poorly maintained , in need of painting, ground maintenance & general cleaning neglected. The tiny bar cups were totally unnecessary & aggravating along with the consistent long line wait with minimal...

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Dear dcread2, We want to thank you as always for sharing your thoughts with us and all fellow TA users. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our bed "was clean & comfortable" and our privilege location. We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your time with us and found everything about the hotel so "underwhelming". However, we feel...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel really need to be renovate the bathroom are very bad, 4 days without bath towels, no place to have lunch outside always Inside to eat. The beach are perfect, too many people from Arena Blancas

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Dear jacquesd39, First of all we want to apologize if your stay with us wasn´t of your liking, our top priority is customer service and we aim to achieve total customer satisfaction. We are sorry for not getting your expectations and so you couldn´t enjoy your stay at the hotel, as great majority of our customers do. Had we known...

Sarnia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First off, this was our 10th trip to Cuba, 5th to Varadero, so know what to expect in Cuba. Arrived Feb. 9th (Thursday). We had stayed at a Barcello in Costa Rica before, it was ok, and a friend has stayed at a few in Mexico that she liked, so we did a last minute booking, got a good deal,...

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

Dear 644fredb, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. Thank you very much for all your reviews at Solymar. We are pleasure to know that your stay in our Hotel was nice, that you take a few minutes of your time for share your experience. We thank you for choosing our Hotel for your stay...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I have stayed at several resorts in Varadero over the years. We love the people and culture of Cuba!! We understand that Cuba shouldn't be compared to Jamaica, Barbados, etc. but you can't beat the price you pay for Sunshine, Beaches, and a Welcoming Atmosphere! We like to stay at Resorts that are closer to town so...

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Dear CasaSuAl, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. Thank you very much for all your compliments about our Resort. 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...

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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
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  • 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 - $261 (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:
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#25 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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“Bungalows are quieter than the hotel with a lot of privacy”
 of 5 bubbles tamaras654, 2 days ago | Read review
“Avoid oceanview hotel rooms, as noise from nightly parties around the pool will mean zero sleep!”
 of 5 bubbles MollyDollyBaby, 2 days ago | Read review
“Bring bug repellent and you are bothered by smoke don't go”
 of 5 bubbles annej259, 2 days ago | Read review
“Pool view rooms are great. Higher floors offer better views.”
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  • King bed pool view room.
 of 5 bubbles NickMelanson, 2 days ago | Read review
“rooms around atrium are noisy. The buildings outside are probably nicer, but cost extra.”
 of 5 bubbles 644fredb, 4 days ago | Read review
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