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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Stylish 4 and 5-star hotels
- Smart bedrooms
- Top dining scenes
- 90% customer satisfaction scores
- VIP travel benefits
- Great settings
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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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.
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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Best AI until now!
I've been there some time ago, but until now, and after traveling through several countries and so many hotels, mostly AI, Iberostar Varadero is my number 1! Great food, great drinks, lots of variety, great animation team, beautiful beach… The most! I even thought about going there when my son was 7 ½ months, but we decided to try a different destination (but an Iberostar too), and I even contacted IB Varadero about the conditions to take the baby, and they were super dealing with my doubts and questions! Hope to be back soon with my son, to show him Cuba and this great hotel!More
FilomenaMacedo, Sao Paulo, SP
This was our 2nd time to Cuba and although we really enjoyed our first trip to Holguin, this topped it easily. Food: The food was much better than I expected, and I really enjoyed. Dinner and lunch choices changed every day so you didn't get bored, and there were always lots of really great options to choose from. Breakfast was pretty much the same every day, but still provided lots of options and all was well done. The only drawbacks food wise were that the OJ didn't always seem fresh, and one day the ocean-side grill was rushing things a bit and we got an underdone burger. We did the Japanese A-la-carte twice, and experiences were very different. The food was really good both nights, but the Teppanyaki show varies a lot depending which chef you get. The Mediterranean a-la-carte was hit-or-miss. My Sea bass was excellent, but my wife's main was pretty underwhelming. All-in-all, I was stuffed every day and was always wanting to get more at the buffet because it was so tasty. Valeria, the food and drinks manager, was there every day, very visible and always checking in with guests to ensure everything was ok. Entertainment: The animation team was top notch. Always working hard to get people involved and keep things fun and light, both at the pool and at the beach. They are all seem fluent or close enough in 4 languages (english, french, spanish, german) and even managed to speak some russian too. Special mentions go to Oz and Yacelin, who had endless energy in getting people to join in and have fun. The night shows were all very well done, and lots of fun. Some of the dancers were very very good and clearly professionally trained. We didn't bring out daughter with us on this trip but I was blown away by how much effort they go to to keep the kids entertained and involved. Despite being late for kids, there was never any issue with young kids being tired/bored/acting out because of how well the staff managed it. Staff: Staff was very friendly and very dedicated. Always hard-working, and went out of their way to remember names and drink preferences. The lobby bar could be a bit sluggish sometimes if you didn't go up to the bar, but that was purely a size of area/customers to staff ratio issue. Rooms: No complaints on the room at all. It was kept clean by our maid, and was very spacious. Huge king+ sized bed, and a great shower and oversized tub that was big enough for 2. We were in building 17, which was right behind the theatre/disco. I see many ppl. have reviewed that this was problematic but we didn't find this. You could hear the shows, but not loud enough to disturb sleep. I could never hear the disco. My only complaint would be that in the mornings the sound of other doors closing can be quite loud. Beach/Pool: The pool was the perfect size, very clean, and a good temperature. Getting a good lounger or a cabana was never ever a problem. The beach was a bit narrow (let's say 50 feet or so from start of beach to ocean). However the sand was really nice, and there was more than enough space width wise to accomodate everyone, regardless of if you wanted a placed in the shade, in the sun, or adjustable for both. The staff was always quick to help you setup loungers in a place of your choosing which was nice. The ocean itself was pretty calm the entire time we were there, and clear as a pool most days. It also stays shallow for a long time. The only drawback here is snorkling. There is no reef nearby so not much to see if you want to snorkle. There were mini-cats, kayaks, sailboats, paddleboats available, all for free. This was a very nice touch. Overall, this was a really great resort. The complaints I had were minimal, and of the variety you can and will encounter anywhere. Value for money, I don't see how you can beat this.More
ceekay77, Ottawa, Canada
Fantastic resort for a flawless, fun-filled, family vacation!!!
Thank you to the hardworking staff of Iberostar Varadero!!! We are just back from an amazing 5th vacation at the resort with our family. Yet again, the experience was exceptional! There are activities for all age groups, wonderfully pleasant people working in all areas of the resort, a beautiful beach, and the food is delicious with ample variety! Looking forward to returning soon!! Definitely the best resort in Varadero!More
JDee32, Toronto, Canada
Lovely hotel, great service, perfect for honeymooners
I chose this hotel from the reviews here and it did not disappoint. We came for part one of our honeymoon to chill and enjoy the sun after the hectic stress of a big indian wedding. The hotel is about an hour and half from Havana airport. The first room, the junior suite, was nice, clean and simple. But wanting something special we upgraded to the presidential suite. This room was more luxurious and set away from the other rooms right on the other side of the hotel. The staff were welcoming and accommodating. They all knew we were on our honeymoon and kept asking if we were enjoying ourselves. The maid left us cute towel animals with fresh flowers scattered around every day. Also, the shows in the evening were spectacular. The beach is clean, the beachside BBQ, while only serving hotdogs and burgers was simple but tasty. After a couple days of relaxing we booked the tri-city tour to Santa Clara (birthplace of Che Guevara) Trinidad (museum town) and Cienfuegos (colonial French town). We also booked the catamaran trip to cajo blanco. Both trips were amazing. Would definitely recommend you do these. The food was average, with breakfast serving until 10am. The three main restaurants need to be booked at least a couple days in advance. But the food wasn't amazing. We found the evening buffet better as we could choose what wanted to eat. Being lazy, aside from these two trips, we didn't venture out of our resort. Although speaking to other couples it was recommended that we go to the golf club and the varadero market. I would definitely recommend this hotel.More
Sandy K, London, United Kingdom
Stay away-far away
This highly overrated resort is worthy of 2 or 3 stars at most. I would like to share a few observations: General condition: tired facility in need of cleaning and updating. Under certain conditions, the hotel campus is engulfed in a sulphuric stench from a lagoon nearby. Food: no where near 5 stars, even by Cuban standards. Limited choices, water is foul, cant find spoons for lunch-time soup. Restaurant staff very friendly. Non smoking: impossible to find common areas smoke free. Non-smoking areas provided, always encircled by smoking areas. Gym: cardio machines broken, weight machines filthy-bring a rag. Beach: mostly washed away. General amusement: wave boards-no luck. Peanuts at the bar-not until 6:00 PM, if they have any at all. Staff: front counter staff- unpleasant, uncaring, rude. My 7th time in Cuba, my worst hotel experience. Paid premium dollar for the package, very disappointed.More
Stephen B, Montreal, Canada
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