Hotel Occidental Arenas Blancas

Vacation spot: Varadero
Address: Carretera Las Américas, Km. 3 - Varadero - Cuba
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Phone: +53 45 614499
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Barceló
Energy: 220 V / 60 Hz
Description

El hotel Occidental Arenas Blancas is an all inclusive resort boasting numerous attractions for families, located very near the beach and within walking distance to the main sights, which you can visit by foot, bycicle, scooter or horse-drawn carriage.

The rooms, according to some guest's reviews, aren't as clean as they should be, haven't been refurbished in a while and furniture is somewhat old, while other opinions are entirely positive and praise the comfortable rooms and excellent location of the hotel, on the seafront of Varadero's undeniable beautiful beach, with over 20 km of fine white sand and crystal clear waters.

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 nights (the latter aren't terrific but a nice change from the buffet).

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 port - 12 km

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

Hop on Hop off bus


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.


Maximum Occupation and Children by Room

Maximum Occupation: 3 adults or 2 adults + 1 child (2-12 years) with existing beds.

Other possible combinations are: 1 adult + 2 or 3 children, 1 adult + 2 babies, 2 adults + 2 babies.


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