Barceló Solymar reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 3.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 3.5
  • Value 3.5

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Little slice of paradise

Dee148833 (Bobcaygeon) on Jan 25, 2023

I had the pleasure of staying here for 10 days in January. My sisters and their spouses were with me. The staff are amazing. Suzette and Jorge were wonderful. Karen went above and beyond. I have already booked a trip back. You won’t be disappointed coming here. All the a la cartes were great. The beach is everything you want on vacation. I loved every moment of my trip from the buggy rides to Varadero to the lazy days on the beach. Everyone is so accommodating. And don’t get me started on my massage it’s was like being in heaven. I will be back with my daughter and grand babies on march 3-10 2023. Cant wait!!! Yours Diane

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Cant Wait to Get Back Here

Cubatravelled (Wetaskiwin, Canada) on Jan 19, 2023

We stayed in a bungalow (3507) at the Solymar from Nov 26 to Dec 10 and are headed back Feb 4-11 with our son, and his wife along with our 7 year old grandson. Room was in a nice location almost on Arenas Blancas property just across the pool from the stage. King bed was comfortable and there was very hot water to shower with each day. Meals were good with no shortages of eggs, bread, or butter, that people from other resorts were having problems with. Wine was not available for meals in the buffet but there was wine at the a-la-cartes. There was less variety at the buffet than our last visit here in 2019, but enough to keep a bit of a change each day. The quality of the food was fine and was kept warmer than we have found other times. We went to each of the 3 a-la-cartes one time and were invited to the special dinner for repeat clients. The Cuban, International, and special dinner were very good with the Italian a bit below expectations. All the staff we were in contact with were friendly and helpful. Orelsis, Jose from Solymar buffet, Dimaris from Solymar lobby bar and coffee counter, Esteban, Juan, Jose, Iris from the Arenas pool bar, Latharo from the Arenas Lobby bar, and Therisita from PR who keeps all the rooms organized. We didn't know what to expect with all the shortages happening in Cuba but from listening to other travelers at the airport and uptown this hotel had very few of the supply shortages that happened at others. The atmosphere here with all the walkways and palm trees along with the closeness to the boulevard across the street make this our "go to" hotel in Cuba.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Perfect Location large and beautiful hotel

Daniela79-argentina (Province of Cordoba, Argentina) on Jan 09, 2023

Staff are the best, always smiling and helpful! Bungalows at Barcelo Solymar were clean, fresh and comfortable. Walking distance from the pool, the beach and Varadero town. The beach is the best from all the hotels around the area. The pool super clean. Food is good. We as a family had a great time! Third time in Cuba and will comeback asap!!!!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Stay clear of Italian

alexheather1964 (Oshawa, Canada) on Dec 28, 2022

The food was hit and miss but we never starved, we where very comfortable. The staff were excellent and not one thing went wrong until our shower nozzle stopped working but the maintenance guy was very prompt on the fixing service, koodos to them. The buffet was actually very good, nice omellets every morn, juice toast coffee. We had an alacart booked for the Italian and OMG what a major disappointment, they shouldnt even be open. We ordered the chicken and tomato soups to start, chicken tasted like cream of something and the tomato tasted like creamed chowder with last weeks poureed tomatoes. Next we ordered the Lasagna, she brought out our main dish and i looked at it, WTF is this i said? 2 pieces of flat bread with speghetti sauce on top with 4 shreds of cheese, no pasta at all, it was stale of stale bread, that did it for us, never again as others we watches walk out as well all week as it is right beside the main buffet so we sat and had our own comedy and drama scenes every night to watch. The girls at the front bar and at the front desk were very happy and tentative with customers, very nice to see. All in all it was great.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

I love this place an the people that work an served were the most amazing people an grateful I’ve met .

Terry B on Dec 27, 2022

My wife an I go to Cuba twice a year this is the second time at this resort an as it was the first time just amazing . Stayed 2 weeks this time an everything from staff an maid service an food was far more then we expected. These people have very little an try to make us fortunate enough to travel have a relaxing stress free time. People who go here to have the best food an a huge selection of food options should go an spend 4 times what it costs to come to Cuba. If you took the time to go into a city an see just what food they have on their grocery selves you’d be ashamed on what they have an you get at a resort . Love these people an resort on how they go out of there way to make my wife an I feel welcome. We will be back in March 2021 .

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