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Po niecałej godzinie dojechaliśmy do naszego hotelu Barcelo Varadero położonego w małej, malowniczej miejscowości Playa de la Arena w půłnocno-wschodniej części wyspy.
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... up the lovely sun and using the pool before heading up to get ready and enjoying some pre dinner drinks. We decided to head back for more of what had been our fav meal of the trip, chicken! Andrew joined Mandy in having a barraquito coffee, which is a first, Andrew enjoying coffee!! Headed back to the hotel after our meal and called it a night.
... the restaurant we had chosen was just a short walk along the coast and also looked out over the water. It was primarily a fish restaurant so we indulged in some local choices with one in particular being recommended by the wait staff. After a lovely meal we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed some drinks on the balcony.
... the sea where we enjoyed various tapas and a ice cold beer before heading back to the hotel for some more relaxing.
We took a taxi to Adeje which is about 10 minutes away to have dinner in this street cafe that only does Garlic chicken, home made chips and salad, which made the ordering easy! It was good, despite the screaming children at the next table doing their best to spoil everyone's dinner. We returned to the hotel and had a few glasses of vino on the balcony.
... br> We then headed to the world famous Linekers bar, after being chaperoned in so the boy could get commission we gritted our teeth through the round of drinks and left. We decided that we would walk the journey home, stopping for a drink in a bar that happened to have the Aberdeen Elvis! Only saw about ten minutes but was mildly entertaining, we then completed the journey home and called it a night.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Varadero Guia de Isora
In the second half of february 2006 my wife and I stayed for a week at the Barcelo Varadero Hotel, Playa Las Arena.
Very nice hotel
We stayed in Barcelo Varadero for one week, at block A, second floor. We had a nice view to the sea and the main road.
There is three swimmingpools: the topmost pool was full of children (because the water was warmer, I believe). Middlemost pool was beside the bar and entertainment and the lowest was quite peaceful. The water was cool, but swimmable. Really refreshing, but only for one minute swims...
The food at the snackbar was ok (and also quite cheap). Pizza was terrible, but the hamburger and salad tasted good.
My wife and I have just returned from a package holiday (arranged by First Choice), staying at the Barceló Varadero.
I stayed with my parents and teenage son during Christmas.
We all had an really good holiday - the food was fine and very good value we felt, and the atmosphere was very relaxed and not too English. We even joined in with some of the organised activities - the entertainments guys were so encouraging and friendly
We are 2 adults and two children. We were in Varadero for two weeks in october and the experience was great.
It's not a luxury aparthotel but the facilities as well as the food & service are excellent.
First of all, we waited 2 hours for our room to be ready - just had to sit round reception, despite having a check in time of 2pm - it was not ready. Our apt was at the furthest point from reception, and there was no one to help me and my 50 something mother with our luggage, so we had to cart it ourselves through the rows of sunbeds.
We stayed at Barcelo Varadero from the 5th of April 2004 up till the 12th of April 2004. We will never go again to this hotel because of the loud entertainment. From 10 till 22:30 there is entertainment for children and adults. No problem so far, but this entertainment needs loud music. We where moved to a more quiet room, but still there was music. The beds where teribble. The promissed Dutch tv channel by the travel agency wasn't there. The room was dirty and we even had a visit of a cockroch.
February 13th to February 20th 2004. We got moved to Barcelo Varadera after Tamaimo Tropical at Los Gigantes had managed to give our apartment to someone else! Barcelo Varadera is very nice indeed with very well appointed apartments, three swimming pools, evening entertainment (which seemed to be good but which we didn't see), and a very good mini-market. The hotel just feels 'posh' with a marble foyer and very pleasant front desk staff. We were in Block C - C must stand for Cockerel (a local bird which woke us all up at 5 o'clock every morning!). As far as eating out, go to Ristorante Varadero 100 yards down the hill. Harry from Vienna and his lovely Columbian wife run this super restaurant with great friendliness. If you like fish, the huge mixture for two people at around 20 Euro is stunning. 400 yards away from the apartments is a black sand beach with great waves for jumping around in. All in all a very nice place to stay.
I had a realy nice time
I had a great time in barcelo Varadero, nice staff, good entertainment and a lot of nice pools. Everyday they had a show for children and they loved it after that a show for adults. It's a realy nice place to stay for families. Playa de Arena itself is very small and not much to see, we had a good entertainment at night so I didn't care at all.