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Barcelo Solymar

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Our Opinion
In a great central location, close to local shopping and nightlife. The Barcelo Solymar 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. Merged with the Arenas Blancas Resort to become one resort complex with two sections. A good 4 star resort because of its location, pool and beach area.


Couples and families alike will experience an unforgettable holiday at the Barcelo Solymar. A wide variety of daytime activities await you at the beach or around the pool. Then relax and enjoy the nightly entertainment. As the first Barcelo hotel in Cuba, this property offers both hotel room and bungalow accomodations, and is within easy walking distance to the cafes and shops of the town of Varadero.

Location: Beachfront between the Arenas Blanca and Hotel International, 25 minutes from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, 5 minutes to Varadero and 2 hours from Havana.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • pierre p : Montreal, Canada
vacation and visit Varedero and try the restaurant

excellent site very clean personnel great very nice beach not to far with excellent restaurant near byRestaurant a la carte ok only the Italian was so so but for the rest everything was correcct even the buffet

  • Shimmy S :
Hotel is Subpar yet Beach is awesome. Pool was nice.

I rented two rooms. Rooms are motel quality, outdated, and poorly maintained. Air Conditioning in many rooms was poor including mine. The food was very poor quality, to the point that we skipped a meal and ate somewhere else even though the resort food was included.Security needs more personnel and vigilance. People were allowed to walk through hotel with very loud hand held speakers. More staffing is needed for check-in and check-out.What I liked and even loved were the workers that were genuinely friendly and customer service friendly. The bartenders and dinning staff were very pleasant.I loved the beach and the guys that did the snorkeling tours were awesome! This was the highlight of my trip to Cuba.

  • Trista K : Cambridge
Go somewhere else!

Staff was rude and not friendly or helpful!!! Food was terrible!!! And they ran out of beer 3 days on a row!!! Will never stay here again!!! We booked a day trip and they booked it for the qro g day and would not fix the situation. STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOTEL!!

  • Giuseppenicoletti-19 : Airdrie, Canada
Awesome Hotel in Varadero!!

The Barcelona Solymar and Arena Blancas are two hotels both amenities can be used and the restaurants for reservations are amazing our concierge booking the restaurant reservations his name was Onay he was amazing and made us feel like Family .We will definitely be back again to the Barcelo Solymar Arena Blancas We love it 5 thumbs up thanks again Onay.

  • Sara W : Milton, Canada

I arrived may 15 and left on may 22 with my girl Julia. My names Sara btw. We met plenty of people, enjoyed their food, drank, parties up. I managed to dance and play volleyball on the beach. Lucky my sun tan got the best of me. I can't complain their bar service was incredible. We were even allowed to go behind the bar ourselves. The people there were amazing . But with every trip there comes pros and cons. I learned lots of Spanish too ;) make sure you don't bring food into the room because there are bugs that get in. Some of my friends also got cockroaches in their room. I can't explain how disappointment i was with the towel service though. It cost 25$ to replace so don't lose it at the beach! Keys were also a struggle I managed to get over 14 keys because they didn't work. Some things I would recommend getting is their coffee and their cigarettes! Are very cheap. Same as their alcohol. We also played our own music at the bar and swimming pool. Also their wifi was horrible -snap chat and Instagram didn't work. Connection was horrible for facetime. For some, Instagram did. And the cards would randomly stop working just as the keys did. Weird service. weak. Aha The beach there was absolutely beautiful and boats / sailboats were there free . Stars each night we're beautiful. Remember to put lots of sunscreen on because the sun is HARSH. The gyms there were great too. They had 2 gyms. Actually.Also forgot to mention.. the maids.. they stole over 200 pesos from my bag that was left in my room...... untrustworthy.

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 and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks
  • 2 snack bars
  •  2 a la carte dinners per week w/reservations
  • All drinks (Local and selected International drinks, 24 hours)
  • Mini-bar includes: water, soft drinks and beer only
  • Whirlpool
  • Lounge chairs & towels (pool/beach)
  • Daytime tennis
  • Sailing
  • Hobie cats
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Boogie Boards
  • Boccie
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool/person/stay
  • Use of bicycles (1 hour/day)
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Game room
  • Billiards
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Disco, drinks included
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 525 rooms in one 4-storey building and 2-storey bungalows
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Cuban and Seafood, dress code & reservations required
  • 6 bars including Beach bar
  • 2 free-form pools
  • Golf nearby
  • Meeting facilities
  • 2 tennis courts (2 lit)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities (fee)
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Kiddie's park

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adapter required)
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Junior Suite Bungalows

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Pay safe
  • Balcony with pool, garden or ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 adults, 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults & 1 child

Kids Deals - 1st child 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids from 2-12 enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' club, playground, and kids section of main pool. Babysitting service also available, (with a fee, and based on availability.)

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade, (if available at check-in) fruit basket, bottle of rum, Gala dinner in a la carte restaurant, breakfast in bed day after arrival. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

Golf Packages - Available, please inquire for details.

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.