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Moncton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I will make this short and sweet. I stayed at this hotel from April 20th to 27th. I stayed on the arenas side but also had access to the solymar side. The arenas side was very quiet great for ppl who just want to relax in a quiet resort. If you like to party i reccommend the solymar side. I...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

When my husband and I arrived at the hotel, we found a great and kind staff. The people at the front desk were very helpful and professional. Every question that we had during our stay at the hotel was addressed promptly. We saw smiles on every face that we talked to. We felt like we were at home. The food...

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

Dear Pattyfll, What a fantastic review, thank you! It is a pleasure to learn that our great group of hoteliers BARCELÓ exceeded your expectations and created amazing memories while staying with us. That is actually our commitment to all of our guests and I am so pleased to read that we accomplished it. Thanks for selecting Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas...

Grand Falls Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3rd time to this resort. we come back cause you cant beat the location. best beach in Varadero easily. we have stayed at other resorts further down by Plaza Las America. sand is more rocky and beach is narrower. 3rd floor room 4328 was a real quiet room. AC worked great. drinks restocked everyday. maid service was great. fresh towels...

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

Hello powerchord77, Thank you kindly for your great review. Thank you for noticing how friendly we are at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort. We love our guests and really want them to have a great experience with us. If I can be of any assistance please do let me know diralojamiento@resortsolymar.gca.tur.cu It is fantastic to read our team's efforts are...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well this will be our 10th year this June going to Arenas Blancas. The Friendly Staff is what brings us back every year also the location is great only 5 minute walk into town and the Beatles Bar. From the front desk staff to the Bar & waiter staff and management everyone is very friendly and helpful if you give...

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

Dear fsist, We are so happy to read you had an awesome time with us. It is great to see familiar faces coming back to stay with us over and over. We love our guests and we work hard to make sure all of their needs are met. Please come back and stay with us again. I can be reached...

Kentville, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was a horrible experience and it was our honeymoon which made it even worse (if that is possible) On a positive note the weather was great, the water was beautiful and we personally did not have issues with Mosquitos, sand fleas or cockroaches (we heard others complain about the roaches). Now for the rest of our stay.... Be careful...

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

Dear Gixxer86, I apologize for the unfortunate opportunities you experienced during your stay. I have shared your review with the appropriate department heads and supervisors. We take your comments very seriously as they allow us to review our procedures and see where to improve our service to ensure guest satisfaction. Your experience is not typical of the feedback we receive...

Vancouver Island
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I (both retired ladies) keep coming back year after year to Barcelo Arenas Blancas not only for the best location in Varadero and the exceptionally beautiful beach but mostly because of the wonderful, personal, customer service by the outstanding staff. We cannot say enough about these nice people, Lilly, in the beach restaurant, Mabel and Elaine in...

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

Dear client, Thanks for the 4-star rating and review, Schnoodle2! We're thrilled you had such a pleasant time with us! We strive to offer top-notch service and convenience for our guests. It's fantastic you enjoyed and appreciated our prime location. That's what we like to see! We're happy you enjoyed the ambiance and atmosphere. Your comments have been shared with...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK lets be honest.... the stars for the fun experience and the beach! Younger Crowd if you're looking to party(19-30) but great for all ages, went in March with my Boyfriend for a week, the weather was hot, the beach was clean and who doesn't like the unlimited drinks! Please don't expect much for food in a Cuban resort because...

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

Dear TrillASH i, It is truly gratifying to know that we were able to make your Barceló experience a great one. We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to write this amazing review. Our main objective is to ensure that our guests feel at home and as family alongside providing the best services in every aspect. To know...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at Arenas Blancas from April 15 - 23, I found this resort to be very poor. our room was very old, you could feel every spring in the mattress the pillows were disgusting, stained with sweat and shredded. their was water running out of the wall. the showers were ice cold for the first 5 days we were...

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

Dear Lilroo2000, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review on our property. We never want our guests to leave feeling frustrated. However, happy to hear that you received courteous service from our staff. We also appreciate your good opinion with the view-room. We are very sorry for any delays in laundry-service with...

Saint John, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have been to this resort many times, what keeps brining me back is the wonderful Staff Lala, Felix, Yasvani, Julio, Gressie and so many more that I can't name them all. This year I was pleased to see some of the upgrades being done and the food was lovely kudos to the chefs. If I had to complain it...

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

Dear Livelys1976, Thank you for your recent stay and for taking the time to write a review on our property. We, too, look forward to your return to the Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort! It brings us great joy when a guest describes their stay with us and we’re thrilled that we could provide you with a warm welcome, upgrade...

Mount Pearl, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at Barcelo Solymar from April 15-22 and hated it. It was my husbands first time to Cuba and he will never go again. We stayed in room 1146 and the pillows smelled & was stained,the patio doors didn't lock , the shower doors was broken & the Air Conditioning didn't work. We asked at the front desk for...

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

Dear Cuddles74, The management of the hotel would have done everything possible to investigate what happened in your room, meeting the staff on the floors , this is a staff with more than 20 years of permanence in our hotel. Excuse me, but I am surprised that you never reported any incident in your room during your stay. You took...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • 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
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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)
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Price Range: $149 - $297 (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:
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#23 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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“Ask for a renovated room”
649giseleg, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“rooms on 3rd floor in 4320's are quiet”
powerchord77, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at front of hotel are noisier because of guests returning in the early a.m.”
Schnoodle2, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the bungalows”
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trillashi, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“.Dont get room 1146 cause There are a lot of problems. It smells and stuff is broken,no A/C”
Cuddles74, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
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