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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located at the end of Varadaro strip, nice:) This was a Cuban 4star which is definitely a BIG difference from the 3 star hotels there; mainly with the food. The only food minus is they overcook most the seafood (as do most places in Cuba). Between the two exercise spots you can accomplish enough to keep fit. The use of...

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Cayman Islands
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lunch buffet consisted mainly of pork. I don't eat pork so found it very challenging to have a decent meal. Most meals consisted of plain rice with egg or a a bit of fish. Or just plain bread, vegetables and fruits. Beans & pork; beef & pork; spaghetti & pork! I finally spoke to the chef and explained my predicament....

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beach was beautiful, weather was great but those are really the only good points. Room was left with bed unmade, toilet paper in bathroom empty (but the house keeping staff still took the tip left!), one day the resort ran out of clean room towels all together. Most guests did not receive body towels instead were forced to use small...

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

Appreciated Brettski2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experiences on your recent stay here at the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. Our Housekeeper has a copy of yours comments, she is responsible for solving the problems that you have indicated to us. I would like to reiterate my apologies for the inconveniences, our only goal is...

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the beginning of November and were really disappointed with our stay. When we arrived long queues were standing at the reception, it was clear that more reception staff would be neaded for a Friday afternoon.The main restaurant was the worst: every time very crowded, rude waiters, uncleaned tables, empty trays. When I tried to complain at the...

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

Dear Nikoletta_86, I would like to thank you for having published on TripAdvisor your comments about your stay among us. We are sorry for not having been able to cover your expectations and we regret you didn’t like our hotel. We would have liked to know during your stay, the problems that led you to form a negative opinion of...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

There was not music... The hotel is old and in need of a big renovation... I couldn't sleep... the worst mattress ever... it was a disaster... the only good thing here is the beach... i do not recommend this hotel... PS.Barcelo no te elijo más para mis vacaciones en ningún lugar del mundo... Thanks

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

Dear jorgebc, Is unfortunate to know about prep your review of our hotel through Tripadvisor community. I would like as well, express regret for vacations have not made this an unique experience, the way we like in Barceló Hotels. We are very saddened to read we were not reliable to meet your expectations vacations. We can assure you that every...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my 9th year in a row staying at the Solymar. The staff is always excellent and more than friendly from the hotel lobby-reception to the bar staff, gardeners, and food service staff. They try to be as helpful as they can be and to solve any problems or concerns as quickly as possible!! The rooms are clean and...

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

Dear Denise M, Thank you for sharing your experience with Tripadvisor readers. We are very pleased that you enjoyed every year in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We appreciate your comment about our 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 next...

Satesboro
Reviewed 6 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...

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

Appreciated chrissabillon, 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...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia 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...

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

Dear Den T, I would like to inform to you about our security system in the rooms: The Hotel has a safety deposit box in all the rooms. The activation of the opening of the safe, must be requested to the reception under the client´s signature. This same procedure of security, is done with the magnetic keys of the rooms....

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Supposed to be a 5* but be careful, we booked our last 2 days of our trip in Varadero. Paying full rate ( no discounts etc) and when we arrived, they gave us a room for handicap and they not even told us before (it was our honeymoon and even we already pay a lot, we could have pay an...

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

Dear sigrid e, Is unfortunate to know about prep your review of our hotel through Tripadvisor community. I would like as well, express regret for vacations have not made this an unique experience, the way we like in Barceló Hotels. We are very saddened to read we were not reliable to meet your expectations vacations. We can assure you that...

Thunder Bay, Ontario
Reviewed 6 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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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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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)
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Price Range: $148 - $397 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 883
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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“All the rooms seem good as I heard no complaints.”
 of 5 bubbles DalKatt, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Book room to right (such as 1404). Overlooks pool and can see beaches. Construction was going on on the other side so was noisy at nights.”
 of 5 bubbles satisfied653, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We always stay in the bungalows at the Solymar rather than the hotel rooms...maybe not quite as nice but quieter and more private”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“ beautiful room great matress bathroom shower could ask for anything better ...”
 of 5 bubbles 812lillianv, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ocean front rooms have the great views but can be a little noisy from the stage. This however usuall quiets down a bit after 11.”
 of 5 bubbles canadianislander2016, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
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