Barcelo Solymar

10.01 review
Ranked #10 in Varadero hotels
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Carretera Las Americas Km. 3, Varadero, Cuba
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I went to Varadero last year with my boyfriend, his American friend Raul also came with us (Americans are not suppose to travel to Cuba) so we met here in Toronto. We book with Traveldiscounters.ca they give us a great deal for the 3 of us and recommend us a 4 star hotel call Barcelo Solymar. Once we were there we had an amazing time! Everything we ask for this hotel had it. We wanted a good beach.... check, we wanted lots of nightlife.... check, we wanted good food.... check!
You can also use the amenities from their sister hotel Barcelo Arenas Blancas at not cost. The a la Carte restaurants are great, they have great international food, and they even have musicians in all the restaurants. The bartenders and waiters are nice (they don't get mad if you don't tip). The shows are amazing, great, great dancers that you can meet afterwards. Swimming pool is big and enough space for everyone, this is one of the few hotels I seen that have a sports bar with pool tables and ping-pong table. The beach is incredible with lots of games like volleyball, soccer, surfing, etc. Nightlife is fun lots of places to go outside the hotel and dance the night away, no problems at all from locals they treat you good with respect. There is a Cabarete beside the Solymar hotel call Cabarete Continental, this is a must see! great show and then after the show is a nightclub.
We took a catamaran tour to Cayo Blanco, it was great they make you feel like a family, you can even dance in the boat, the MC in the boat teach me how to dance salsa, he was a great dancer.
The room of the hotel was clean, clean towels everyday, they fill up the fridge with water and beer every morning, the cleaning ladies are so nice that they leave you different towel animals every morning, balcony is big, air conditioner only works with the balcony door close if you open that door you need to turn it on again, the only 2 bad things of my room was that the shower door was almost falling apart, but it was OK you can still close it but slowly, the other bad thing was that there wasn't any Wifi signal in the rooms, so you had to go to the lobby to use your laptop.
About the people in the hotel, mostly are Canadians, Russians, and Americans, this hotel is more for the younger crowd, and the sister hotel Arena Blancas more for families and old people, if you like swimming at night you can still do it in some swimming pools, but forget going to the beach is too dark in there, you are better off going out the hotel to the other beaches that have a bar and lights close by.
Another thing, the reception was so nice that they didn't charge us for a small hole we made in the wall because it was made by accident, they just need to send someone to check the hole and verify that is a small hole and not a big hole made by vandalism.
Overall I will give this hotel a 9.5/10 rating
Would I come back to this hotel?.... of course I will in a heartbeat!

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