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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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.
Facilities► View all
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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Would go back
Beautiful place. Friendly people. The only problem we had was the buffet area was not air conditioned. Place was open for birds to fly in and mosquitos. Food was plenty but not great in taste. I would probably go back. Just hope they would consider closing the buffet area.More
Family oriented, but not geared to infants
Just returned from our first international trip with our 11 month old. The resort property was well maintained and our accommodation was acceptable by Cuban standards, although our maid service seemed spotty despite tips & gifts. We had to frequently ask for things like face cloths, milk for coffee and bottled water. The mini-bar was not well stocked, especially considering we were room-bound with our little one in the evenings. The "family" entertainment started at 8:00 pm, which was too late for us and we found supper, which started at 6:30 pm in the buffet and restaurants, to be late as well. There were no change tables in any of the washrooms, which was a challenge particularly on the day we checked out. The water in the main pool and kids' area was FREEZING. Far too cold for our little one, who was stuck with a very small wading pool. We were not provided with a towel chit for the baby. We were provided with a crib in our room as requested. Wait staff were exceptional with our little guy and the buffet had a wide variety of things he could eat. It was never a problem to get a high chair with straps and a tray. The other restaurants were not really set up for a small child, although we made do. As at other resorts, we found the Ã la carte options to be underwhelming. There was a small indoor staffed play area for children with a TV and a few toys, but we didn't spend much time there. As small business owners, we found the lack of in-room wifi to be an inconvenience. It was not always possible (or easy) to sign on to the service available for a fee in the lobby, where it was also very difficult to avoid second-hand smoke. Overall, we appreciated the small size and relative quietness of this resort. Our room was comfortable and the food was decent. The staff were friendly and accommodating. While it is definitely a family oriented resort, I would not necessarily recommend it for folks with infants.More
Heather S, 154974
Peaceful and Serene
An incredible all inclusive resort! Fantastic Cuban cuisine! This is the resort to stay at if you are concerned about Cuban resort food! Amazing Chefs Dayan and Carlos brought platters of treats around during the days and Showcased unique delicacies at night! The lobster was unbelievable! Huge Jr. Suite, always clean with fresh towels. Cleaning staff set the bar high, with flowers and decorative towels. Grounds keepers always shouting a friendly Hola and waving as they keep the resort manicured. Pool was warm & clean and an entertainment staff always encouraging new games gorgeous Jennifer "JLo" and June kept us laughing with their whoops! Charlie was our bartender extraordinaire as he whipped up drinks & shots and never missed bringing us the next round before we ordered! Iris at reception was quick to help us with reservations and any excursion questions. Lizette and Enrique deserve a special mention serving us through the week and treating us with top shelf attention! The outdoor barbecue on the way to the beach was savory on the hot beach days!More
GREAT RESORT WITH AWFUL FOOD
friendly staff and very clean and organized. Be very careful with the food as many people got very sick. Unfortunately you don't have too many options when you travel to Varadero and you stay in one of the resorts. The Ala cart restaurants are not great especially if you go to the international which is very similar to the buffet restaurant except you get full services Beware of any rides you request as they will try their best to take advantage of the situation as they know that your options are limited The beach is okay but there are better in Varadero Overall is a one timer JUST GO BUT BE VERY CAREFUL More
The hotel and property is very beautiful and well kept. The people are super nice and much to do with great entertainment daily. Great for little kids with a shallow area for them to play in as well as a separate kids splash pad. The only fault is the food which for us is below average. It's too bad because the hotel is very nice and safe place to visit.More
maria d, 562671
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