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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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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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.
Hotel-run kids' club
These traditionally styled twin rooms are spacious with lots of natural light. There's double doors leading out to the balcony where you can appreciate some fresh air and the sea view. You'll also have a minibar, bathrobes, cable TV and a DVD player.
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Great relaxing hotel for families
Went to this hotel with 10 guys for a bachelor party. The hotel was terrific from service to cleanliness. It is really geared towards families as I believe we were the only group of guys there. Went to this hotel with 10 guys for a bachelor party. The hotel was terrific from service to cleanliness. It is really geared towards families as I believe we were the only group There...beach was beautiful, pool was huge with swim up barMore
George1350, Buffalo, New York
Had a great time at the hotel but there are some issues
We are in late 20s and had a great time for 3 days at this hotel. Here are pros and cons, Pro: Friendly Staffs Room Pool Beach Con: There are several birds in El Bohio buffet that were flying around, walking and eating on buffet which it disgusting and unacceptable. The sign clearly said to keep all the door closed but the staff left 1 or 2 door open most of the time which it allow the birds got in. I told several staffs about this and they seems don't care and didn't anything about it. Second, the shower glassdoor in the bathroom wasn't properly design to keep the water in. There is alot of water leak while showering causing alot of water spill all over the floor. Third, my phone got stolen at the pool on pool chair. I put it under the towel and went to play game with friends and then return to my chair for my phone but my phone was gone. Be very careful and leave your valuable things in your room. Forth, this hotel doesn't have good late night activities for young adult like us. If you are seeking to party with younger adults, then you better find different hotel.More
bbf3562, Midland, Michigan
A superb stay
We spent 7 nights here in February, at first we didn't feel that it was up to the standards that we had read in the reviews but after a few days we started to settle in and feel relaxed. The pool;s and staff around the pool are very friendly, nothing is to much trouble, plenty of drinks and sunbeds. All theme restaurants are above average for this type of holiday and the main restaurant is very good. seating is sometime a bit haphazard, being seated would be a bonus rather than have to search. Food very good, wi fi poor but then this is Cuba so to be expected. We would come back again. Well worth a visit for a good value break.More
Iberostar Varadero June 13-20
We have traveled extensively throughout the Caribbean and I was not sure what to expect from our first time in Cuba. I was pleasantly surprised. Room- Stayed in building 8 close to beach.No ocean view from any building because of vegetation but resort is so small that all amenities are close at hand. Air-conditioning worked great (better than in other resorts we have stayed at) room was very clean but no soap or face clothes available.Beds are very comfortable but pillows are extra firm. Fellow Canadians need to bring a 110 volt adapter. Beach- The beach and water was great. The beach is eroded and very narrow compared to other resorts we walked by but there are plenty of chairs and shade available with a bar on each end.The ocean was amazing. Very warm and free of rocks and seaweed. Food- We were expecting the worst and were surprised by the choices. The Buffet had lots of choices with fruit, fish, chicken, cheeses and Cuban bread our favorites.The desert selection was better than most resorts I have been to. Our favorite meal was the lamb @ International a-la-cart ( 3 in this resort) Japanese and Mediterranean restaurants were very good as well. Cafe bar makes wonderful Cappuccinos. Stay away from the beach grill and room service Liquor selection is low end but OK Flies/Mosquitoes- Be aware that there are a lot of flies in Cuba (especially anywhere food is served) and mosquitoes once the sun sets so bring your bug spray!!! Excursions- We did the 1 day trip to Havana and loved it.The tour of the cigar factory is a real eye opener into Cuban life. Lots of history and beautiful buildings. We also did the Catamaran trip which included snorkeling, swimming with dolphins and an all you can eat lobster buffet on a private beach. Was well worth the $100 each. For 30 pesos we had a private 2 hour tour of Varadero with Alex in his 1956 pink Chevy convertible. He parks outside the lobby afternoons. Gratuities- We tipped 1 peso for drinks (most times) and 5 at the a-la-cart dinners. Tour guides to and from airport as well as excursion guides. These people live on tips not wages.It was mentioned by several Cubans and tourists that most Europeans don't tip....I also brought extra toiletries as gifts for the staff as they don't have access to these products, They were very grateful. We brought our own re-usable drinking cups from Wal-Mart and gave them to the bartender at the end of the trip. The Cubans had never seen anything like it and we wish we had brought more for the staff. Dress Code- Like all other resorts there is a dress code for the 3 a-la-cart restaurants of long pants and shoes for men.The information is readily available on the resorts website and travel documents.However we noticed that half the men seated were wearing shorts and flip-flops.The resort needs to get rid of the dress code or enforce it as other resorts do. We would much rather have been wearing shorts and sandals ourselves but did not want to insult the other guests who had also taken the time to pack the appropriate attire and dress according to the dress code. Although this is classified as a 5 star resort it is more like a 4 star by comparison to other Caribbean resort.The Cubans do the best they can with what they have and the tourists have access to food and amenities that the locals only dream of.We had a wonderful trip and will definitely return to CubaMore
cathy0512, Edmonton, Alberta
We first visited this hotel 4 years ago and loved it so much we returned in May.unfortunately the food has gone downhill a lot since then.i think we were spoilt.having said that there was always something to eat although it's quite repetitive.the food was never hot only warm.i understand they have to cater for all ages and cultures but I think it needs a overhaul in that area.the mediteranean was the best lovely fish starters fresh salads and main steak/lobster although I don't eat lobster I swapped it for another small steak.everything else was fine.clean rooms hot water iron/board and decent hairdryer are provided.the staff work hard and really appreciate a tip.the fish pond was in desperate need of a clean which ive been assured will be done soon.yaima in the main resturant was fantastic.ps.if you have left over toiletries etc they staff will willingly take them off your handsMore
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