This beachfront place pulls out all the stops when it comes to facilities – it’s got 4 pools, 4 restaurants and a hefty list of activities.
Thanks to a jungle surrounding, the Iberostar Varadero has a private, secluded feel. It’s parked next to the beach, too, so you’ve got powdery white sands on the doorstep.
Pools, bars and restaurants are scattered around the palm-dotted complex. Varadero’s not far if you fancy exploring – a taxi can zip you there in 20 minutes.
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Known as the relaxation pool this one is part of the spa. A lovely tranquil oasis for adults only. With shades and sunbeds.
The spa has everything you could possibly want. Facilities include two saunas, two Jacuzzis™, massages, aromatherapy and reflexology. You'll also find the beauty and hair salon offering facials, manicures, pedicures and hair styling.
Japanese à la carte restaurant
Reservations are required for Manzoku. Gentlemen please wear long trousers.
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superior junior suite with balcony or terrace
These superior junior suites come with a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space outside. There’s a king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds. You’ll have a minibar. And air-conditioning is available from May to October.
junior suite with balcony or terrace
These junior suites have a light and bright style. There’s a king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds. Outside there’s a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. You’ll have a minibar. And air-conditioning is available from May to October.
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This was our first time to Cuba. We had heard lots of stories of bland food and terrible resorts....This resort was anything but that. The hotel, staff, entertainment, rooms, beach, pool, and food were all amazing. The customer service was exceptional! We are in love with Cuba...we will definitely be back...probably this year! More
Beyond our expectations
This was our first trip to Cuba and we are planning on returning next year. The hotel is nicely laid out in terms of being accessible. The food was excellent - the quality, variety, flavour. The staff of the restaurants and bars were dedicated, friendly, well dressed and always helpful. The evening shows were always entertaining. The costumes were wonderful and the variety of shows was exceptional. The internet is slow in the lobby (no internet in the rooms) but on the plus side, it is inexpensive. Our chamber maid was exceptional - she arranged to have our shower door fixed within minutes of us pointing out that it wouldn't close all the way. All the staff were very helpful and friendly.More
What Do You Say
Well what do I say, read any of the 5* reviews, this place is perfect. I really don't know what I can say what hasn't already been said. Our first trip to Cuba and it won't be our last, everything and everyone in this country just seem to offer what you want from a holiday. Hotel--Great location and the layout is ideal. Rooms--Clean, tidy and our maid was 101% Hotel grounds--Well kept, yet retains it's wildlife. Beach--The best I've ever been on, the sea is warm and shallow and safe. Food--Superb choices always available, could do with being served hotter. Staff--No one gets a special mention as all were beyond expectations, thanks all. Thank you Iberostar and your GREAT staff for one of our best holidays ever.More
We vacationed Jan 23 - Jan 31st at the Iberostar Varadero, travelling by Air Transat. Excellent flight, very organized at the airport upon arrival, and we were quickly taken to our resort. The reception was quick, and we were taken to our rooms within 5 minutes! We were very impressed with the staff. They are all so friendly, welcoming and helpful -- can't find nicer people anywhere! The atmosphere was relaxed, and the service was top notch. Entertainment was wonderful, and the food was good. There isn't anything I could say negative about this resort. You will be very pleased if you choose the Iberostar Varadero! Wifi only in the lobby, and was always dependable. We had no issues connecting -- follow directions on the cards (remembering to log out) A one hour card is 1.50 CUC. Canadian money is exchanged right at the front desk, as well as purchasing the wifi cards there. An adapter is needed to plug in, so remember to bring that. Check appliance voltage -- Cuban voltage is 220. Our iPhone charger is 120 - 240 volts, so there was no converter needed for that. Our check-out and return to the airport was also painless. We were picked up and dropped off at the airport promptly, without any delays. An excellent resort -- I would return any time!More
Excellent Value....Great Staff
This was our first trip to Cuba and I'll start by saying we will be back!! Our check in at the resort was easy and our room ready which was a bonus because we arrived very early in the morning. The room was huge bright and airy, a/c and ceiling fan, large veranda with furniture and a drying rack, washroom was as large as my first apartment and well appointed. Resort grounds are nicely landscaped and taken care of. Main pool was large with a bar and swim-up lots of chairs and lounges but the gem here is the beach....I have been to many resorts and this beach is in the top 3 all time for me. We were constantly warned that the food in Cuba is poor so believe me the selection might have been slightly lacking some of the time there was never a time we didn't enjoy our meals. Spices are a bit lacking and they might use too much salt for most people the only short fall was getting some beef. We both love our seafoods and that is where this resort shines....we ate 6 or 8 different types of fish lots of shrimp,lobster, mussels and crab claws that were as big as my fist. There was always pork and sometimes lamb lots of vegetables both cooked and raw. The fruit choices I found were very lacking for a tropical country but they did serve canned fruit to make up for the shortfall. There is food everywhere, they cook by the beach and cook near the pool, 2 buffets and 3 A la Cartes, we tried 2 of them the Mediterranean twice(very good) and the Japanese once( lots of fun and a good show by our chef). Staff were great everywhere and always willing to help, also very very appreciative of any tips as this is a very poor country. My wife brought some gifts to give to the maids and gardeners which went a long way to ensuring our room was always spotless and well stocked.More
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