Barcelo Solymar Varadero

Carretera Las Americas Km. 3, Varadero, Caribbean
(4 star hotel)
#13 of 107 hotels in Varadero
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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I would definitely stay there again!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 21, 2012

Strangely enough, when I started looking for a place to stay in Varadero, I pretty much ended up picking this resort based on the negative comments I came across while looking at hotel reviews. The Barcelo Solymar has a bit of a reputation for being a party place, but that's exactly what we were looking for! In the end, I don't think we could have picked a better spot. The location was great - the hotel is within easy walking distance of town, which gives you access to many nightclubs. We very much enjoyed the atmosphere at the hotel, it was easy to meet people and have a good time, but things never got out of control. The staff working at the reception desk were not very friendly but everybody else was, including the waiters (Luis working at the buffet was our favourite), barmans (another Luis working at the pool bar was awesome), the entire animation staff and our lovely maid Vima.

The beach and grounds are beautiful and clean, the hotel itself has seen better days but it wasn't enough to put us out. Other guests experienced some problems with hot water and the A.C. not working right, but everything in our room worked fine. The beds were comfortable and we had a balcony with a really nice view. As for the food, we were pleasantly surprised: there was always a good selection of fresh salads, cold cuts, fish and other hot dishes at the buffet, so unless the only thing you had in mind was to eat steak and seafood all week long, there was more than enough to make you happy. We tried three a la carte restaurants, the Italian one wasn't very good, but the Spanish and Cuban ones were both excellent.

So while I might not recommend this place for a romantic getaway or to someone looking for a real 5-star hotel, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone wanting to spend some good time in a friendly atmosphere in Varadero.

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Great all incl.

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 11, 2008

Stayed in2005, had a great time. Hotel is modern and well kept, with lovely gardens and pool areas. Friendly ,helpful staff , nice buffet(get there early,and you will be expected to dress for dinner,this just means long pants for men,no swim wear.)

Unique Quality: Great Beach

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Nice 4 star....close to town

Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on October 6, 2003

The hotel is a nice 4 star property.
It is close to the beach and it offers hotel accommodation as well a bungalows.

The food is OK and although the selection is not too big, the variety is. The food changes choices change every night and include lobster, fish, pork, .....whatever.....

The hotel rates itself a 5 star, but it is definitely NOT A 5 STAR!!!!! If you want 5 star- stay at the Paradisus, LTI Varadero, Melia Las Americas.....
Alos, if you want 4+ star.....stay at the Tryp Peninsula, Melia Varadero, Sol Palmeras.... not here.

Tour operators and guides will tell you that this is a new resort. Well, it is new to Barcelo, but it is an older hotel.

Anyhow, we got it for a bargain on a last minute deal, so we didn't complain.

For pictures and more, go to
click on Reviews and - Barcelo Solymar

Unique Quality: The hotel is a screaming yellow color!!!!!
At firas it kind of pokes your eyes because it stands out so much....but after a while you get used to it:)))

Directions: On the entrance to Varadero....beside Arenas Blancas

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All resorts are not created equal

by written on March 21, 2003

When staying in Varadero make sure you choose nothing but a four star and above resort. Make sure you read the fine print on the hotel's offering of ammenities. The Solymar is fairly new and was just finished in December of 2001. When I was there in April of 2002 they were still putting the finishing touches of paint here and there. The nice thing about this hotel are the bungalows NOT the main hotel. When booking make sure you ask to stay in a bungalow rather than the hotel. The bungalows are much more private and face the fabulous white beach.

Unique Quality: I would say that the beach at the Solymar is spectacular. You can walk about fifty feet from your room and hit the hot sand. There are lots of grass umbrellas and white plastic lounge chairs to go around.

Directions: There's only one way in and one way out! All the resorts are situated along one strip.

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Address: Carretera Las Americas Km. 3, Varadero, Caribbean

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Amenities at Barcelo Solymar Varadero

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Fitness Center
  • Beverage Selection
  • Free Parking
  • Kids Activities
  • Suites
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Ski In / Ski Out

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