We have been guests at Arenas Blancas resort in Varadero for 3 different times. Our last trip was in March, 2013. Though we have always enjoyed the resort, it has improved over the last few years. Food quality is better and more choices, the pool and grounds are very well maintained, the Alacarte restaurants are very good (eg Spanish, Chinese. Mexican), the staff are all very courteous and helpful. Front desk staff are very effective at their jobs.
We were particularly impressed with Yenifet (and her ability to converse in 3 languages), Jorge & Julio (Chinese), Liliancy (my favourite), Julio and Dunisky (Pool Bar), Gabriella (Towel service), Joel, Olga, Estefan and Tamara (Buffet); Ana and Mevelys at the Solymar buffet; so many great people. Alvaro, the manager was very appreciative of feedback and is dedicated to making the resort a first class destination.
Arenas Blancas is a perfect location for walks downtown and all of the very interesting stores, friendly people. The place could use an aggressive schedule of repainting the outside walls which is difficult due to the damage from wind, maybe some introduction of more grains for breakfast, increased quality of the pizza served would help but this is a wonderful place to spend time.
We feel like family at the resort and will always come back at least once per year.
- 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, it’s the perfect place to combine rest and relaxation with a wide array of exciting activities. At a short distance from downtown Varadero. ... more less
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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