# 30 of 75 hotels in Varadero

Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort(4.5 stars)

Carretera Las Américas km.3 31419 Varadero View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    4.3
  • Room
    4.8
  • Service
    4.5
  • Location
    4.9
  • Gastronomy
    4.2
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.8

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    5
  • very good
    3
  • acceptable
    2
  • poor
    0
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

5.233333333333333

I cannot explain myself what guests always fault. I had a lovely stay in this hotel. The room in the bungalow was clean, daily fresh clean towels. The food was wide and good. There was hardly any variation, but you had a large selection of hot and cold dishes. Furthermore, there were also the attendance in the à la carte restaurants on the way. The beach is only a few steps away. The pools made a very neat impression. The evening entertainment was also gr …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.5749999999999997

Was very lots of young people from Canada... The whole day drunk, very loud music always (2 hour!) first the from the hotel and from 'real' sleep, it was OK by the pool, at the lobby, front desk, Corridor or the room! We were with our 5-year old son and was a pure disaster! Had the room that above the party room was, we ruften each night the front desk and defendant because of the loud music and the eternal party in the corridor... Happened however nothin …  read hotel review

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Karen
Another great experience!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
second visit to this resort. This year I took my sister to celebrate her 40 something birthday. The room was clean, the food was O.K. Sad to see the place looking a little run down but they were renovating the lobby bar so hopefully this is the beginning of much needed renovations.Only every second lite bulb working in the hotel hallways,I just had to laugh ? was it a way to save money or was it an attempt in going green??? read hotel review
  • Location
    5.0

    The location is perfect!!! Close to beautiful beach, & to town.Great restaurants & clubs close to resort so you have lot's of options if you want to explore Varadarro. Buses,tours your the last one on & first one off so this cuts down on wait time.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    I know what people say about the food in Cuba but with a little creativety & an open mind we didn't starve.The buffet is O.K. once you figure out where things are. The staff work hard & it is very busy so good tips ensure efficient service. Karen @ the pool bar is great & the cigar bar was a nice way to end the evening with a Cuban coffee. Wish we could have had 3 a la cartes during our 7 nite stay as the Chinese & Mexican ones we went to were great & I could have went back to the Spanish one as I really enjoyed it the year before(especially if you go @ sunset cus the view is amazing)

  • Service
    5.0

    Lot's of staff remembered me from last trip so it felt like I was "coming home" Friendly staff, clean room. Had a problem with the air conditioner but staff fixed it right away.No screen on patio door but didn't complain because once a/c fixed we were fine. I remembered & didn't like their big, hard pillows but just read a review that said the maid gave people single pillows when asked. Next time I will definetly request one.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    second visit to this resort. This year I took my sister to celebrate her 40 something birthday. The room was clean, the food was O.K. Sad to see the place looking a little run down but they were renovating the lobby bar so hopefully this is the beginning of much needed renovations.Only every second lite bulb working in the hotel hallways,I just had to laugh ? was it a way to save money or was it an attempt in going green???

  • Room
    5.0

    Room clean, maid's great(they left us a thank you note on our last day which I have put in my journal) it made my vacation.No big deal. We had a room overlooking pool & beach. People across from us overlooking road had problem with ants. Coffee caraffe was cracked but maid replaced it right away. It took a long time to make a pot of coffee but we had bailey's & we were on vacation so no biggie. My sister brought her hair straightener but couldn't get an adapter for it but again, on vacation so no biggie.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Beach is amazing. Pools were clean & the entertainment at the main pool was lot's of fun to watch( it was geared to young enebriated Canadians)I'm from Canada & sometimes wondered what their Mom would say if she had seen them!! .Pool's & beach very clean.

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Pedro
Station concourse with drunk...
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Singles
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
I am after 4 days into another hotel (cuatro palmals - is much better). The Solymar has the 'charm' a station concourse. Is not at all comfortable. The beach is from old speakers gesoundet and the tourists from the ' entertainers' stupid turned on... In the morning are still many bottles of drunk canadians arranged around... As a band was a older gentleman Frank Sinatra sang. The room was nice and big... The beach is very nice (only one must reliably up because of the huge facility kampfen). Do not! read hotel review
  • Location
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    3.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    1.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    2.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    2.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    2.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    2.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    2.0
    Family friendliness
    1.0
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Sybilla
Hotel in a good location the city with the markets
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • February 2013
We were the first 2 nights at the solymar accommodated. After our round trip we got the arenas blancas a room. There it pleased us very well and we felt comfortable in the renovated room. The maid service was attentive and efficient. The food was ok. There was a lot of vegetables and fruit. The service was always friendly and cheerful. In the hotel there were mostly canadians accommodated. The care by our reiseunternehmungsbetreuer was very good. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    4.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
  • Hotel
    3.8
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    3.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
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Fabian
Around solid
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • November 2012
Good position right on the beach. Really all inclusive (cocktails). Clean rooms and good food. Hardly german many umgängige russians. Greeting Fabian read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    2 quality and 5 restaurants... However, you could in 3-5 days only once in the restaurant reserve. Near 7 days there are 2 visits. Food is but also at the buffet good.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    Good position right on the beach. Really all inclusive (cocktails). Clean rooms and good food. Hardly german many umgängige russians. Greeting Fabian

  • Location
    5.0

    Everything on site. Disco right around the corner. Beach clean and big enough.

  • Room
    6.0

    Big and clean.

  • Service
    4.0

    Good service but stupid rule, with the standhandtüchern. Us a towel from the balcony stolen and we had 25 cuc punishment are charged... Pointless!

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Big pool, but we didn't use it... Is beach also completely pointless!

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Information about Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort

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  • What the hotel offers
    Located 200m from the city centre of Varadero, the Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort is a four star hotel built on the Playa Azul beach. It’s popular with families and couples meaning to wed. The Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort offers free access to the Playa Azul beach as well as 3 swimming pools and two different accommodation areas: Area Solymar designed for couples and Area Arenas Blancas for families. The Barcelo All Inclusive programme was made to provide entertaining events both for daytime and the evening. A large variety of cuisine is offered in the many restaurants available in the hotel.
  • Location
    The Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort is located right on the white sand Playa Azul beach and 200m from Varadero city centre in Cuba. The local airport is 25km away from the hotel.
  • Accommodation
    In the Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort 9 types of different rooms can be booked divided between the Solymar and Arenas Blancas buildings. All rooms come with a fully equipped bathroom, safe, satellite TV, air conditioning, telephone, radio, coffee maker and hair dryer.
  • Food and Drink
    4 international cuisine open buffet restaurants are available in the hotel as well as 5 specialized a la carte restaurants. The a la carte restaurants’ menu ranges from traditional Cuban, Italian, Mexican and Spanish foods and a seafood specialized restaurant, though all of them require a prior reservation and follow a formal dress code. There are a total of 9 bars available to the guests of the Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort, most of the opening hours of which range between 7:00 and 10:00 and close at 18:00 to 23:00.
  • Leisure
    A total of 3 outdoor pools are available at the Barcelo Solymar Beach Resort including a children’s pool plus 2 jacuzzis and an indoor pool. All of the pools contain a bar with refreshments, and entertainers perform near them during the day. In the evenings even more different shows are staged. Many sports activities are offered to the guests such as: windsurfing, archery, aerobics, dance classes, snorkeling, water polo and tennis among others. The city centre of Varadero is just 200m away from the hotel allowing for easy sightseeing possibilities.
  • Other facilities and services
    A gym and a beauty salon are open between 9:00am and 5:00pm when seeking healthy activities. An internet room is open 24 hours-a-day as well as a telephone and fax service in the reception area. Medical, beach and wedding services are available for a charge. Other facilities include a parking lot, bureau de change, luggage service, and a car and motorbike rental. In addition, 1.5km away from the hotel there is a golf course and diving trips available for a fee.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Non-smoking room
  • Business centre
  • Hotel safe
  • Lift
  • Central heating

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Pets allowed

Gastronomy

  • Hotel bar
  • Cafe

Other hotel information

  • City hotel
  • 24 hour reception
  • Information desk
  • Wifi