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
You'll need to book a table to dine here. The dress code is full-length trousers for men.
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Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
You’ll find a balcony or terrace outside of these double rooms. There’s a king-size bed or 2 double beds. You’ll have a minibar. Plus air-conditioning is available from May to October.
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.
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viva la revolution
Where do you start, I know let's start with passport control, I thought I had walked into a soft porn movie, they were all women in tight uniforms wearing stocking type tights under miniskirts, I know it sounds sexist but you have to see it to believe it, the hotel on arrival was stunning very roomy and airy, the middle of the reception had a fountain and was open to the elements which was superb when we had a tropical storm on our third evening, watching the rain pour into the fountain. The rooms are very spacious with airconditioning a good size bathroom and good maid service, but they are in need of makeover, eg the walls are tired and there are old marks/stains showing, the rooms were serviced everyday and new sheets once a week. The rooms were in blocks around a large pond with a gezeebo in the middle which was home to a wedding whilst we were there, very romantic. The restaurants were ok if you don't mind the odd bird flying around, some airconditioning was present. The waiting staff were pleasant but if you were early to eat they were a bit thin on the ground. There was plenty of choice on the food front but the chefs were slow to replenish the popular dishes. The Japanese, Alacarte and Mediterranean are well worth a visit. Some all inclusive resorts have a reputation of serving cheap/local alcohol, not here, all known brands and some high end ones too. every night a themed cocktail was to be had but the Havan rum is moorish.The rum,sugar cane and cigar trip is a must. As is the premier Havana trip. But be warned it is very hot and sticky so take plenty of water and toilet paper as it is in short supply, they will give you some at the door for a tip but it's not very much. There is a theme to Havana souvenirs so again don't expect too much. The Havana rum and cigars are ridiculously cheap compared to back home as we found out when we compared the prices on our return. Back to the resort, we only swam in the hotel pool once as the beach and sea are superb, lovely warm water with a flat sea bed which means you can walk out quite a way. plenty of sun beds with palm umbrellas and waiting staff, giving them a good tip on arrival means good service. Our favorite meal was on Cuba day which happens every Friday, the cuba rice and spit roast chicken, superb. The staff are very friendly and helpful so no complaints there. Havana itself is beautiful but has been allowed to crumble by the selfish government, everything is owned by the government even all the hotels, the old classic cars are leased to the drivers the Internet, all car hire etc etc etc. An hours Internet costs about £1.80 but the cards you buy work all over Cuba. There is a hop on hop off bus for 5 cuc's about 4.50 valid all day, the Marina is a new (ish) build but not typical of Cuba. To sumarise cuba is a must, Varadero is its sharm el sheik if you know what I mean. The people are very proud of their country but are sad the government is so harsh. Cuba 5 star is our 3-4 star. But don't let that put you off.More
Good hotel but not fantastic
This hotel is good but in my opinion doesn't quite make the 5 stars that it is supposed to be. A solid 4. It has potential for sure with some tweaks from hotel management and investment from Iberostar. The food is reasonably good, the speciality restaurants are varied, needing more to be honest. The japanese is good, similar to those in the UK. The other two fall short as the starter and the desserts are the same buffet ones you would get in the main restaurant As Cuba is so very hot the hotel needs investment in air con. Particularly a bar for the evening to drink in. There are fans (the odd one needs fixing), and the windows are all open allowing airflow but time dictates air con is a modern day necessity. Beach is pretty There are lots of places to get food, and always available. Drinks are good quality and plenty of choice Service from the bars and reception excellent Cleaners are mixed, some you can see are excellent, some lazy. If you have a good maid for your room, excellent. Cute towel folding everyday. Wi fi investment needed from Iberostar , it is available at cost in reception and can be connected to by the pool but not in the rooms. Time for an upgrade I thinkMore
We stayed at the Iberostar Varadero from the 15th to 29th June and had a fantastic holiday once again, we last visited here in 2008 and were not disappointed on our return journey. FOOD - the buffet food was amazing great variety and well cooked, eating the food from the cooking stations gave you wonderful hot tasty food, we have travelled extensively to five star resorts and this has the best buffet resteraunt we have eaten in.. The speciality resteraunts were very poor quality yes they give you lobster and steak at the Mediterranean but it is inedible, we walked out and went to the buffet resteraunt once again..Japanese resteraunt is OK but nothing out of the ordinary for me they are not worth bothering with, not a dining experience and bland aweful food, stick with the buffet trust me you will be better off ! Also Cuba day every Friday well worth attending. ENTERTAINMENT - Awesome !!! Best entertainment we have ever seen, wonderful animation team giving their all every night and the saxophone player was simply astounding he brought the saxophone to life !!! ACCOMMODATION - lovely spacious rooms, comfortable beds cleaned every day to excellent standards. We had a fantastic time once again, not sure if we will return to Cuba but if we do we would stay here, reception arranged a day trip to Havana with a visit to club Tropicana, we went in a 50's car and had an awesome day, the double decker bus picks up from the hotel to Varadero and the marina again Great day out..loved every minute of our holiday staff were amazing.More
Top all inclusive resort.
The beach was my favourite part of this hotel for sure, it was amazing and well kept, with multiple open bars open all day. The staff even goes around to beachgoers and takes drink requests for free. The food was also quite good for resort buffets with a wide variety of options, only suggestion would be to have more salad options for guests. The shows at night were very well done, top notch performances, my favourite was 80's night. The disco in the resort was empty (though it may have been because it was slower time of year) but had a great layout with a DJ booth on top of an old army truck, COOL! There is even a small cafe where you can get different coffee and teas, even iced coffee ( I highly recommend iced coffee with cafe liquor). There were a few small issues, such as power outages and water temperature issues but that comes with the territory and the a la carte international restaurant was a bit boring (however they are currently renovating a brand new one which looked good in photos) so that issue should be fixed soon.More
Idelsis made our stay exceptional
This was a truly wonderful resort. The staff was remarkably helpful and friendly. Our concierge, Idelsis, could not have been more wonderful. She really made our trip spectacular. Thank you, as well, to Dayan. He really helped us understand Cuba.More
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