Iberostar Varadero

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.

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Outdoor pool

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.

International buffet restaurant

Ambrosio is open for breakfast lunch, dinner and late night snacks. Gentlemen need to wear long trousers for dinner.

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double room

Double rooms sleep 4 with 2 double beds, CD player, minibar restocked daily, a coffee maker and an iron and board.

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Loved it

Stayed for 2 weeks in Junior Suite which gave more space and was in block 20 which is very close to beach. Some noise on a couple of days from the Spa (opposite) which is being rebuilt. Hotel has a constant maintenance programme which was good to see. Air con leaked on one occassion, this was fixed within 1 hour of us reporting it. Pool was excellent, felt like bath temperature by the end of the day and was not too crowded. Had no problem finding sunbeds (I have to have shade). Lots of day and night entertainment - the team work very hard. Drinks were strong and service was excellent - even more so if you tipped but still great without it. Costs about 12 CUC to get a taxi to Plaza America shopping centre. Open top bus stops at the hotel, which was handy (5 CUC for hop on/off all day). Food was varied (there really was a lot of choice so you must be really fussy if you can't find anything you like); it was quite salty though. Would defintely return to this resort.More

Fran_FEB, Northampton

Nice holiday

This was our first time to Cuba and third time to an Iberostar hotel. Its directly on the beach which is beautiful and the water is still, clear and lovely and warm. The hotel was nice and clean, and always had something going on. It wasn't the best of the Iberostar hotels we stayed in but given the difficulties in getting food etc to the island I think they do a really really good job. Try the speciality restaurants, you do need to plan and book ahead to get in but it's worth it. Our favorites were the Gourmet (surf and turf was wonderful) and Japanese which had a great atmosphere if you got the right show chef. They try really hard with the entertainment and we went to some of the evening shows and enjoyed them. They also have mysical acts around the bars at lunch time and on an evening which was really nice. I think its the best hotel in Varadero. If you get chance, go into Varadero centre. You can get the bus or even better take a taxi; a trip in an open top classic car is such an experience. The beach in central Varadero was deserted. We were recommended to visit The Beatles bar, which was a great night, but you need to get there early or you will be queuing on the street as it's so popular. Overall a memorable holiday. More


Best Varadero hotel

Best Varadero hotel, amazing staff, great entertainment, lots of food option, great buffet. Love the pool and the beach. no complains at all. I would go back here if I ever go to Varadero ! Visit Havana too. MUST !!!!More

fingol, vancouver

Great location for holiday chill-out

We stayed for a week after 4 days in Havana. It's a great resort with lovely, attentive staff. The food is good (my Canadian friends say not so great) but we found the freash food and fish excellent (we're not big meat eaters). We were worried about the salad but it was fine, so we mostly had fish, salad, fruit and amazing desserts. No tummy troubles. I would avoid the restaurant by the beach (can't remember what it's called) but it had birds eating from the salad bar (and doing other stuff probably). We enjoyed the food, Campari sodas before dinner and shooting, archery and water polo (loved water polo), not necessarily in that order!More

Burywood, London

still amazing

third time at this hotel and i just think it is Fantastic, the hotel is of the highest standard, the staff are polite and very helpful, they go the extra mile to make your holiday one to rememeber. the food is great, and so much to chose from. our room was cleaned twice a day, the hotel grounds maintain around the clock. im just thinking about my next holiday there.More

gary g, Derby, United Kingdom

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Iberostar Varadero
Rated: 4.5 /5 based on 4797 customer reviews
from £1023.07