It’s hard to fault the Iberostar Varadero. First off, it’s set in tropical gardens right on Varadero Beach – there’s a little wooden walkway to get you to the white sand. Secondly, there’s a trio of pools, including a massive lagoon number with a thatched swim-up bar, and a quiet one sheltered by greenery. Last but not least, there's the dining scene to think about. You get great views from the buffet restaurant – it looks out over a big pond and fountain – and you can tuck in to everything from Mediterranean to Japanese food in the three à la cartes.
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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.
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All are included except where indicated.
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The spa has everything you could possibly want. Facilities include 2 saunas, 2 Jacuzzis™, massages, aromatherapy and reflexology. You'll also find the beauty and hair salon offering facials, manicures, pedicures and hair styling.
Hotel-run kids' club
Available for ages 4-12. With lots of games and activities, there's plenty to keep them occupied.
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Double room sleeps up to 4, with 2 doubles or 1 king-size bed. This room comes with a coffee-maker, minibar restocked daily, iron and board. Room service is available 11.00-23.00 at a charge.
Junior suite sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with more space and a sitting area. This room comes with a coffee-maker, minibar restocked daily, iron and board. Room service is available 11.00-23.00 at a charge.
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We had never been on this type of vacation before, so we wanted to be sure we were going to a nice place. We made the right decision. The room, the staff, service was just great. The resort is well maintained and clean. The Cubans are just really great people. We would not hesitate to visit here againMore
Great hotel, clean, and reasonable food and lovely location.
We stayed here in April 2014. We chose the hotel as we wanted somewhere to relax after a week in Havana and were looking for somewhere that offers all inclusive. The staff were great, food was good (however please judge it by Cuban not international standards) and everything was kept very clean. I did notice quite a few drunk and loud Canadians who were more there to party and get drunk. It did remove a lot from the relaxation of the pool. Also the evening entertainment was in our opinion pretty poor. There were some great bands who played Jazz in one of the bars, speaking for ourselves we would rather have watched them on stage as opposed to a rather bleak rendition of "The Lion King". Overall a great hotel, and well worth staying if you are in Varedero. Spotlessly clean, good food, and a lovely beach.More
neel s, London
This is truly a beautiful hotel. The grounds are immaculate, the rooms are clean, new and in perfect condition.The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was huge. There was also a large selection of pillows for extra comfortable sleep. Food was fantastic especially since a lot of the things need to be imported. I could always find something tasty to eat and I am quite picky. I would not bother so much for the a la carte restaurants. We visited them and it was nice but the buffet restaurant had by far the best food. I had a lot of the amazing paella, the fish, seafood and the fresh fruits and fruit shakes. The pool is beautiful and very clean but we did not use it as the beach is incredibly beautiful. White sand, palm trees and warm green water-it is paradise! The beach bars were also great and served tasty cocktails. Staff even go around sometimes to ask you if you want a drink. Service: The staff at bars and restaurants was fantastic and were consistently efficient and nice irrespective of whether you gave a tip or not. Very nice and warm people and I was especially touched at how kind they were to children and older or disabled people. However, the staff at the reception were a hit and miss. The lady who checked us in was very nice. However, when we wanted late checkout we called and were told to go to the reception physically as the lady could not check over the phone and was busy checking in a large bridal party. I was there exactly 2 minutes later and there was one couple being checked in and 3 receptionists doing nothing. No large bridal party in sight The other thing was in relation to the cleaning staff. The room was always cleaned very well and the maid was always nice and polite but one day we went on a boat trip and as their towel service by the pool only opens at 9(we were not aware) we had to take two towels from the room. 15 min after we got back and I was in the shower the cleaning lady and her supervisor(maybe?) knock and came in immediately(?!!!) to question me where the towels are. I had gone out of the shower and managed to wrap myself in a towel and explained but was quite shocked. This means that either they thought the poor cleaning lady stole the towels and needed to clear things asap or they thought we were stealing them (we had another 4 nights there). A simple waiting until the next morning to check if the towels were returned or a note would have been preferable instead of barging into the room and stressing me out. First time this ever happens to me. Still I believe this is really a fantastic hotel and would return for sure. Overall, we will look back with fondness at our stay and will keep warm memories of the hotel, which does deserve 5 stars. From what we saw around Varadero and also what we heard from locals in Havana, this really seems to be the top hotel there so do not hesitate to book. In general, Cuba is great and everyone is very friendly.More
Cleo123456, Brussels, Belgium
Great staff, great resort, great food
The resort was very clean and well laid out - nice pool, great beach and lots of chairs. The staff were the most interactive and personable of any resort we have been at. We had heard that Cuban food is so so but it must be improving. We were pleasantly surprised by the food both at the resort restaurants and the buffet. The entertainment was by far the best we have seen at any resort. Make sure you take a double decker bus into Varadero. The mid town market is huge and worth seeing (much better than Havana markets/stores and less pushy). Havana is definitely a must see - do a tour of the City and the Tropicana - long day though. Overall a very good holiday and the Iberostar was great.More
mayorbob, Portage la Prairie, Canada
Big and clean hotel. Very pleasant staff. Good food. Activities for all. Very beautiful beach. To have less noise ask for a room on the second floor and far from the lobby. A very negative point: a categorie of new tourists terribly uncouth (theft of towels, places on the beach or in the swimming pool, roarings at 3 am in the morning). In spite of the complaints the hotel does not seem to be capable of supervising this kind of clientele.More
DCWK, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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