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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Our honeymoon offer includes: bottle of champagne in your room, Iberostar gift, breakfast in bed the morning after arrival, a romantic dinner in one of our speciality restaurants, a room with a view and late check-out upon request.
These are subject to availability for honeymooners and are only available when you present your marriage certificate.
'Honeymoon' must be shown on booking.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive. Buffet meals. 1 visit to each of the à la carte speciality restaurants per week. Snacks.
Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine with meals, spirits, cocktails and soft drinks, selected international brands.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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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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family room with balcony or terrace
These family rooms have a bright and light feel. There’s a king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds. You’ll have a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space outside. There’s a minibar. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October. Just so you know, the minimum occupancy for this room is 2 adults and 1 child.
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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Great for wildlife lovers
If I had to rate this hotel by its wonderful staff then this would be a 5 star review. However the whole experience has to be included and some aspects of our holiday were not up to 5 star standards. We were given an envelope at check in which we thought would have information about the hotel but it only contained a note to let us know what time the Thomas Cook rep meeting was the next day. We did not know where anything was and decided to follow a group of people and by chance they were going for their evening meal so we were able to find the restaurant. We were not so lucky the next day when we followed people hoping to go to the beach but we managed to find our way around eventually. We have never stayed at a hotel without having been given basic information and explained to our holiday rep that we did not know mealtimes etc. She said that was what she was there for but changed the subject onto excursions without giving us any information about the hotel at all. Our room was comfortable and appeared clean but the bathroom looked as if a dog had been staying there. The woodwork and door were caked in grime. Our maid did a fabulous display daily for us using the curtains and towels but failed to spot the dirt in the bathroom. It all came off using wet wipes but I should not have had to do this. I took ill after a couple of days (thank goodness the hotel has a pharmacy) which meant I was unable to go on any excursions or even leave the hotel as I needed to be close to our room at all times. I improved the day before we departed. I did not know what caused this, I have never been unwell on holiday before but the food was not good. Although there was plenty of choice and it all looked very nice we found that the food was usually tepid even cold and the rice and potatoes etc were under cooked. There were hardly any signs as to what things were and I was disgusted to see an elderly lady dip the ladle into the soup serving tureen, take a sip of the soup, pull a face and put the ladle back into the tureen. There is no excuse for anyone doing something as unhygienic as this but it may have been avoided if she had known what type of soup it was. I found it best to drink only water and eat small amounts of the freshly cooked fish and carvery meat at mealtimes. My family were shocked when they saw how much weight I had lost during my stay. I was impressed that rules were adhered to regarding beachwear in the restaurant and noticed people being refused entry on several occasions. I also noticed people being stopped from taking food out of the restaurant. The hotel is ideal for bird watchers, bring your binoculars you will not be disappointed. There is a lovely, large ornamental fish/turtle pond by the main restaurant which was visited by wading birds. We saw egrets and various types of heron. We spotted a Cuban emerald humming bird just outside our room, so close we could almost touch it. The grounds are full of Cuban blackbirds and Bahama mockingbirds and flocks of pelicans and storks were flying over the beach. We also came across a chameleon on a path near the beach. The staff were fantastic - friendly, polite and helpful and the hotel and grounds are beautiful, the gardeners do an amazing job.More
problem with the payment online on iberostar.com
HELLO!I want to make a reservation for IBEROSTAR VARADERO.I cant t make the payment online with my card because is something wrong with your payment details .My bank and my husband bank infomed us the same thing.The hotel send incorecctly the payments details and THE BANK CAN T MAKE THE PAYMENT.wHAT CAN i DO?i call you but anyone anser.I m from Romania.I want to make this reservation anyway, but ....More
Beautiful hotel but bad information/service
Beautiful hotel and surroundings. We stayed for 2 nights. The extra bed was very hard and we missed information about almost everything. We ate at the buffet during all meals because we couldn't book dinners at the hotel restaurants - because it was full and we didn't get any information. The buffet was crowded and the food was the same every day. If you're going to book a restaurant at this place it's going to take a while. The queues was long and not effective.More
Best Hotel in Varadero
The Bad The hotel? increased the Wifi fee by 35% last month from $1.50 to now $2 CUC per hour. Hmmm... The Good The beach looks amazing. White sand and blue sea. All water sports activities (paddle boat, canoe,...) are all included in the AI package. The beach loungers were quite popular and one had to reserve via beach towel before 8am at least to get a place. The Food at the main hotel buffet was well above average and plenty to everyone's taste. They even had once all you can eat lobster! Once a week they will cook paella next to the pool outdoors in a giant pan! Drinks were great and the AI cocktail list had a wide range. From international cocktails to all sorts of margaritas and daiquiris. During a 2 week stay you can also book each of the three restaurants 2x. The Japanese restaurant is a hit or miss depending who your chef is. The Mediterranean was great especially the surf and turf is highly recommended. The animation is spot on. Plenty of activities throughout our 2 week stay. Aerobics, salsa lessons, treasure hunt, water polo, shooting, volleyball, the list goes on and on... They even had a pool foam party! Lots of fun. The Kids disco is from 20-21.00 and the evening shows start there after at 21.30, both a little bit late to my liking. The evening shows were one of the best produced plays I've ever seen at an AI Hotel. Very entertaining! They will even involve your kids to play in them. For example getting them dressed as little lions and then perform a roaring part in the Lion King! The staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Small tips are appreciated. After midday check out you were still able to enjoy the AI package until departure. Which was greatly appreciated with our late evening flight! I would definitely recommend this hotel. Locals will tell you that this is the best hotel in Varadero and I will certainly return.More
Perfect Holiday. We'll be back!
We spent a week with our 12 year old and loved every single moment. The resort is the perfect size. Large enough to never feel like people are on top of each other, but small enough to let our 12 year old run around without worry. There are plenty of lounges by the pool and at the beach so there is little stress to find a place to relax, multiple places to grab breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day and very happy staff always willing to bring you a drink. The poolside games were very fun (especially the foam party) and we loved the evening entertainment. The resort definitely lives up to its 5 star reputation while remaining very laid back and a bit boho (the rows of hammocks by the beach were a hit with us). I wish we were all back at the beachside bar but we'll have to wait for next year. We stayed in building 20 and loved it. Big rooms, nice patios and very quiet.More
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