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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort

Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero 42200, Cuba (Formerly Barcelo Solymar)
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  • Josone Park
    1.0 km
  • 4 star hotel
  • Pool
Reviewed 3 days ago
December 2016
I would probably go back. Security should be increased as young... more
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Thunder Bay, Ontario
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family, friends & I, a group of 34, were staying here for 7 days for my brothers wedding. I was quite disappointed with the way management dealt with a few issues that came about. Staff was quite rude at times. There were issues with the ceremony, when my brother and his wife were supposed to speak with him he...

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

Dear patriciasm123, 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. Thank you for your nice comments regarding the location, food and the beach. We were sorry to hear your comments about the accommodation and I would like to...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would probably go back. Security should be increased as young troublemakers run around free to do whatever they want on the resort. There should be less tolerance towards young people uselessly making noise and screaming at 3 in the morning for no reason at all.

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

Dear Ermanno D, I would like to thank you for having published on TripAdvisor your comments about your stay among us. I can assure you, that for this management it´s importance to ensure 24-hours security, so we can assure you that every constructive criticism like you've shared with us - will be taken very seriously by our team in order...

Elora, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived just after Christmas and stayed through New Year's! While having stayed at many resorts in a variety of places it was our first time at an all inclusive with our 12 year old son and 10 year old special needs daughter. The staff was amazing with our daughter. Almost everyday a staff member (waitress or cleaning staff) would make...

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

Dear Tracy B, Thank you very much for sharing your comments in Tripadvisor Community. It is always welcome to receive our guest’s feedback. First of all I would like to thank you for your nice comments regarding the staff and "Crystal Clear Water and Beautiful Wide Beach". We appreciate your comment about our staff (special mention Jacquelin). We work daily...

County Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Initially impressed when arrived in the hotel. There were lots of people complaining at reception, no hot water etc. I was given a frost reception, I had screenshots of my booking with all of the details/confirmation but the woman at the desk seemed to think it was my fault that it wasn't on the computer. I had signed up to...

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

Dear Dames346, Thank you for sharing your opinion in Tripadvisor Community. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your stay at Barceló Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort in Varadero / Cuba. We would have liked to know during your stay about these problems that led you to create a negative opinion about our website. I would like to explain to you...

Little Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We arrived in Cuba & had a reservation fall through at another hotel, but found this gem in the confusion. The staff at this hotel was amazing & very accommodating. They were always pleasant & smiling. The hotel has lots to do & lots of places to eat & drink. Paired with the Blancas there are restaurants, cafes, cigar bars,...

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

Appreciated grahama280, 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. Thank you for your recomendation. Best regards, Juan Marqués General Manager

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My fist time in Cuba was at this resort. I went with 2 of my best friends at the time, we were all single and ready to have a blast. We stayed at the resort for 7 days. 7 days of meeting amazing people, and making the best out of our summer ... which we did of course. If you're...

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

Dear cosmin8905, Thank you very much for sharing your point of view with the Tripadvisor Community. We are very glad that you enjoy our location and the beach, which actually are remarkable. We would have liked to know during your stay, the problems that led you to form this opinion of our services, in order to determine the cause and...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I attended this resort from January 10-17 this year as my husband and I were in a wedding party. I want to say that I loved this resort, and I will say that the food, service staff, closeness to downtown Veradero, cleanliness, beach, gardens, and pool were all great. We stayed in a bungalow by the beach and most of...

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

Dear Alexandra C, Thank you very much for sharing your point of view with the Tripadvisor Community. Thank you for your nice comments: "I want to say that I loved this resort, and I will say that the food, service staff, closeness to downtown Veradero, cleanliness, beach, gardens, and pool were all great". We are very glad that you enjoy...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel really have a low standart, and the staff can't make any decision, without the manager, and he is nowhere to be found. The good things are the beach and the new gym area. We had a major problem with ants I our room but as I said no one could help us, not even with new room or...

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

Dear Rene C, It is really a pity to know your opinion about our hotel through the Tripadvisor community. I'm sorry I could not get to talk with the management-staff. It´s unusual because our managers are in the operation and easily recognized for their dress. In addition, daily both hotels Solymar / Arenas Blancas have a Customer Service Department from...

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay at Barcelo Arenas Blancas the second week of January 2017. The staff were excellent and went out of their way to ensure my stay was fabulous. The hotel is showing its age and could use some renovations as there are water leaks. My room was clean and the mini bar stocked daily with water, beer,...

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

Dear Katrina S, I am writing in reference to your recent stay in our hotel, I would like to thank you for yours kind comments about our rooms, staff and services/ facilities. I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to send you warm greetings and we hope to see you soon among us in your second trip to...

vernon
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Check in was quick and painless, got the ocean view that we payed for. Rooms are large but a little dated. Our AC worked really well, shower was hot. Food was a good for the most part although several people in our group got sick in the first week. Pool area was great, lots of loungers but the beach was...

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

Dear canucks4ev, In first place, we wanted to thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are very glad that you enjoy our hotel / services and location which actually are remarkable. We appreciate also your mention to our staff as we work every day to make our customers feel specially attended. I"m glad to tell you...

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Paid Internet
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  • 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: $181 - $374 (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:
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#25 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#25 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
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“Let staff know if you want a quiet room when booking. Request late checkout, for a fee, when you check in.”
 of 5 bubbles 294katrinas, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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.”
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“Choose a ocean veiw”
 of 5 bubbles Pirlie, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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