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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just came back from our family trip yesterday... This resort is older but clean. The food was ok and there was alot of choice with access to two buffet restaurants and about 5 à la carte restaurants. The beach was exceptional with plenty of shade and newer beach chairs for tanning. We learned alot about Cuba by talking to...

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

Dear 248sn, First of all thank you very much for sharing your point of view with the Tripadvisor Community. We appreciate knowing that the good service it received from our staff met your expectations. We also appreciate your valoration ( 4 from 5) of our resort. We are very glad that you enjoy our food - "The food was ok...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Trivago (part of the Expedia group) gives the Barcelo Solymar Hotel 4 Stars and it was on that basis that we booked to stay there fro 4 nights in early January. BIG MISTAKE! This a hotel that just doesn't care: it doesn't care if you report problems as no one will attend to them and it blatantly doesn't care for...

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

Dear Ikeg256, It is really a pity to know your opinion about our hotel through the Tripadvisor community. First of all thank you also for the good observation you made of our beach, which are really remarkable given our well location. Situations like the one you describe are not common nor admitted in our installation. As for cleaning, errors and...

Mexico City, Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it was the worse experience i have had in long time, this hotel looks like 2 stars, perhaps is very chip but trust me, you would regret if stay there, in my 4 days there were no clean towels, the room was not cleaned well, (sand under the beds), hair over the bed, simply disgusting, and very bad attitude from...

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

Dear Enrique1993, 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 1 week ago NEW

I book this hotel (Barceló Solymar) for two nights but I decided to stay only one because it was a nightmare. The food, that is all inclusive, is terrible, cold and awful quality in the buffet. The best is the breakfast because of the little croissants. In the Italian Restaurant, the spaghetti at least were hot. There were birds and...

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

Dear Ileana P, In first place, we wanted to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are so sorry for not being able to provide you with the vacation you expected to have. We are very glad with your comment - "The hotel is near to the wonderful beach, and the pool is clean and plenty...

Spruce Grove, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nobody knew anything about the hotel first person said yes wifi in the second person no it's just free in the third person said oh no you have to buy a card. When you stay at arenas hotel you have to go to solymar to book a la carte restaurant. Front reception not helpful nor very friendly grant it the...

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

Dear kelli g, 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 & Resorts. We can assure you that every constructive criticism you've shared with us has-been taken very seriously by our...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have never stayed at an all inclusive hotel before and we were pleasantly surprised! We had a wonderful time at Barceló Solymar Varadero! The best thing about Barceló Solymar is the beach. It's right on the beach and the water and the sand are beautiful. From our room, (which had a great view over the resort towards the sea),...

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

Dear CuriousSophia, Thank you for posting your comment about our hotel on Tripadvisor community. We recognize that our staff plays a valuable role in the vacation experience of our guests but reviews like yours serve us to motivate us even more; allow us to confirm that our staff in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort works hard for to give the...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To say the least...we will be returning to Barcelo Solymar. I have been to Varadero before and drove in front of this resort or saw it on line but neither gives it the stars it deserves. We had the best time ever and spent the best New Year eve ever! The food was very good and with a lot of...

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

Dear LindaSilas, 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 hotel / services, which actually are remarkable. We appreciate also your mention to our staff as we work every...

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My review is late but have to say we LOVE Barcello Solymar. We stayed there Nov 2011. Jan 2012. Nov 2012. Then we tried 4 other resorts. But we went back to Barcello Nov 2015 for our 9th anniversary. We had so much fun and Carrie and Katarina totally remembered us. Love them. They serve in the buffet. There is...

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

Dear Linda P, Thank you for sharing your opinion in Tripadvisor Community. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your differents times stay at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort in Varadero / Cuba. We appreciate your comment about our staff since we work daily to offer a high quality service that distinguishes us. Thank you again for your comments and...

Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Arenas Blancas resort. The resort has 2 parts the Arenas Blancas and the Solymar resort. The 2 resorts have very different qualities. The one we stayed at was out dated and in need of a major overhaul. Paint chipping on walls, bath tub chipped, mould in the grout and tile, bed broken and small (we had...

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

Dear Wendy J, Thank you for posting your opinion of our hotel in Tripadvisor Community. Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort offers to the clients differents options and alternatives for families - singles/couples - young people - business and for friends. Here in Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort you have differents kind of rooms with views: superior or standard rooms, standard...

Toronto, Ontario
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience as we came for the 6th time in the Barceló -Arenas Blanca's resort. Arenas Blanca was renovated and it was much better in terms of accommodations. The food was the BEST this year, and the resort staff was very and nice friendly. We plan to come again soon.

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Dear danacon13, 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 next...

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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
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: $169 - $349 (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
#24 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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“I wouldn't go for the rooms in the main part of the hotel. There is villa-type accommodation that is newer and much better quality.”
 of 5 bubbles Ikeg256, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“no good rooms in this hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Enrique1993, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Maybe higher floors have less noise and best view. Another option could be the bungalows best for families.”
 of 5 bubbles 962ileanap, 10 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose a ocean veiw”
 of 5 bubbles Pirlie, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a bungalow room so you don't have to put up with low lifes who want to smoke in the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles savvytraveller2017, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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