Hotel Barcelo Solymar

Vacation spot: Varadero
Address: Carretera Las Américas, Km. 3 - Varadero, Cuba.
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Phone: (+53 45) 61 44 99
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Barceló
Energy: 220V / 60hz
Description

Hotel Barcelo Solymar is an all-inclusive resort located very near hotel Barcelo Arenas Blancas, with which it shares the beach, the swimming pools, restaurants and services.

Both hotels are interconnected, surrounded by beautiful gardens, both on the seafront of Varadero’s undeniable beautiful beach- with over 20 km of fine white sand and crystal clear waters-, and within walking distance to the main sights, which you can visit by taking a pleasant stroll, as the city center is only 200 meters away.

Rooms are not luxurious though adequate, featuring pleasant balconies, modern TV’s and views over the sea, the swimming pool or the gardens. It’s possible to upgrade to the higher floors (if one is staying in the main building) for beautiful sea views and a quieter experience, or to two story bungalows featuring more privacy and cozier atmosphere.

Food is certainly not the hotel's best quality but there are many restaurants and bars to choose from: the buffets and snack bars during the day, the à la carte restaurants at night (the latter aren't terrific but a nice change from the buffet).

Though the hotel chain ranks it as a 5 star, many would not agree and top 5 star services should not be expected. However it is superior to its neighbor Arenas Blancas, which is more economical too, and thus the ranking difference established by the hotel chain.

Numerous activities are organized by the entertainment staff during the day in different areas of the resort, such as the hotel Barcelo Solymar or the Arenas Blancas swimming pool, the beach, and the games room. Plenty of parasols and sun loungers are available; there are large shaded areas for relaxing in the 3 outdoor pools (children's pool is integrated into the main pool) plus 2 Jacuzzis, and a wide range of sports (including 3 tennis courts).

Besides the Internet room, which is open 24 hours, there is a 24-hour Wi-Fi zone in the Solymar lobby (slow connection, subject to charge).


Location Details

Beachfront

5 minute walk from Varadero's city center

Varadero Int'l airport (VRA) - 25 km

Havana Int'l airport (HAV)- 140 km

GPS: 23.157229 | -81.241901


Transportation

Taxis available 24 x 7

Car and motorcycle rental

Double decker bus (day pass is 5CUC's)


Dining

2 buffet-style restaurants (one in each building) opening the following hours:

Breakfast: 7:00 - 10:00 ; lunch: 12:30 - 15:00 (only in Solymar) and dinner: 18.30 - 22:00 hrs.

Continental breakfast: 10:00 - 11:00 hrs.

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2 beach restaurants (in Solymar & Arenas Blancas) opening:

Lunch: 12.00 - 15.00 ; bar and snack service: 12.00 - 15.00 / 23.00 - 06.00 hrs.

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Bar - trattoria "Venecia", offering apetizers, pizza and pasta 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.

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5 à-la-carte restaurants (2 à-la-carte dinners for each 7 nights of stay) open only at dinner time:

* Prior reservation is required. Formal dress code applies (long trousers).

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“Varadero”, specialising in traditional Cuban cuisine.

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“El Quijote”, specialising in Spanish cuisine.

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"Sol y Arena", specialising in seafood dishes (including lobster).

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"Pagoda", specializing in Oriental cuisine.

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Mexican restaurant.


Bars, Cabarets and Discos

2 snack bars by the pool of each hotel, open 10.00 - 23.00 (snacks 11.00 - 18.00 hrs).

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2 lobby bars, open 7:00 - 23:00 hrs.

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2 discos, open 21:00 - 2:00 hrs.

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Bar-trattoria "Venice", open 6:00 - 18:00 and 22:00 - 6:00 hrs.

*No alcoholic drinks are offered during the day.

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Solymar's beach bar, open 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.

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"Las Dunas" ice cream bar, open 10.00 - 18.00 hrs.

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Arenas Blancas' Cuban bar, open 18.00 - 22.00 hrs.

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Cigar bar, specialized in cigars, rum and coffe, open 18:30 - 1:00 hrs.

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Solymar's night time snack bar, open 23:00 - 6:00 hrs.


Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Shooting
  • Shuffleboard
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Windsurf
  • Bicycles
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf nearby
  • Beach Soccer
  • Catamarans
  • Jet ski
  • Kayak
  • Snorkeling
  • Starting diving
  • Gym
  • Darts
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Children's club
  • Cribs on request, according to availability
  • Kid's area in swimmingpool
  • Playground
Fun and Entertainment
  • Dancing lessons
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Giant chess
  • Night shows
  • Pool table
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Table tennis
Facilities for physically disabled persons
  • Rooms for physically disabled persons
  • Wheelchair accessible
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Free late check out (subject to availability)
  • Honeymoon breakfast in the room the day after arrival
  • Legal service for weddings and renewal of vows
  • Notary services
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Private check in
  • Romantic honeymoon dinner for couples
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • Gazebo
Health and Beauty
  • Sauna
  • Beauty parlor
  • Massage
Internet Access
  • Internet access in the lobby (Wi-Fi)
  • Internet Café
Other
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Craftwork/souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Parking
  • Porter service
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • Medical services
  • Postal service
  • Luggage room
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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