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Barcelo Arenas Blancas

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Our Opinion

In a great central location, close to local shopping and nightlife. The Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas is a good choice for couples and singles looking for a lively vacation as there a few nightclubs within walking distance. A great beach and nice pool area. The rooms could use some updating. Arenas Blancas merged with the Solymar to become one resort complex with two sections. A good 4 star resort because of its location, pool and beach area.

This 4-star resort is situated in the best beach area of Varadero. The 358-room property features spacious and tastefully decorated accommodation with great amenities.

Location: On the beach, a short 5 minutes walk into town and 25 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • kentuckyduck : Collingwood, Canada
Wonderful vacation!

I was apprehensive to visit Cuba with just my daughter. However, we both LOVED Veradero. The resort was adequate with lots of good things and only a couple of ok things. Rooms are clean but the hotel needs updated and maintained. The staff is AMAZING...all of them. Wifi is horrible but forces you to take a break from technology! The food is bland but lots to choose from so you won't go hungry. I will return.

  • J9387WJmartinb :
Don't go there . Pay more and got more.

The food and the room is discausting. You will be loot by the service. It is not supost to be my problem if they don't have change . If you want to be screw up side down i sugest you that hotel. The beach is bautifull but it's the same at every other hotel so take another one. The travel agent working for air canada , Angel , will surly be late and is a crook who laught at clients like the rest of the staff.

  • Amir Z :
Great hotel for the younger crowd!

I've been to this hotel 3-4 times already. It is definitely a hotel that is good for the younger crowd. I would not stay here if your there with your family or honeymoon etc... I had great times when I've been there!

  • monicalillich72 : Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Stay home

I read other reviews and brought mattress cover and towels, however reported no AC 3 times for 3 nights we were there. Sparrow birds flying around in buffet pooING and flying all over, landing on bread table and dessert table...tables left by patrons...oh and roaches on restaurant walls and counter tops. I am on Cipro and Zofran...serious N/V/D.Read these reviews and take them seriously.

  • Ann M : Detroit, Michigan
The only good thing was the beach.

We "splurged" on this hotel on the beach after 10 days in Casa Particulars in Cuba. The best part was definitely the gorgeous, clean beach with plenty of chairs, and for that it was worth it. But the food, typical of many all-inclusive resorts, was cafeteria-style, plentiful but practically inedible. However, they advertized five a la carte restaurants on the property that we could book instead. We tried all day to make a reservation but were turned away each time for a different, crazy reason. When we walked around the property that night we discovered that it was false advertising; at least three of them weren't even open for business. This was typical of the poor service in general that we got from the staff. The drinks were weak and served in little, disposable plastic cups, and you had to stand in long lines at the bar to get them. The hotel is dirty and dated, which is excusable for Cuba, but the price is exorbitant for what you get. It is a budget hotel at a mid-range price.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • 24 hour snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited House Wine, Domestic beer and International drinks
  • Lounge chairs
  • Beach towels (fee)
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Pedal boats
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Daytime tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Use of gym in the daytime
  • Table tennis
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 358 rooms on Varadero Beach
  • 4 buffet restaurant
  • 5 a la carte restaurants: Cuban, Italian & International (dress code & reservations may be required)
  • Cafeteria
  • 4 bars including a 24 hour lobby bar
  • 1 large free-form pool
  • Tennis courts (lights extra)
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon
  • Massages (fee)
  • Boutiques
  • Car rental
  • Internet access (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 2 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (most rooms)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (converter needed)
  • Balcony with garden, pool or oceanview
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deal - First child 2-12 stays and eats free; pay a special rate including airfare and transfers when sharing with 2 adults. Max 1 child. Kids 2-12 staying in separate rooms pay special discounted Children's Room rates.

For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4-10.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Barcelo Solymar Arenas Blancas Resort
Carretera Las Americas, Km. 3, Varadero 42200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.