This beachfront place pulls out all the stops when it comes to facilities – it’s got 4 pools, 5 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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Honeymooners will get a 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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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.
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.
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Amazing Family Trip
I just came back from the Iberostar Varadero on Sunday and it was a fantastic trip! The resort was beautiful and exceeded my expectations. The rooms were very spacious - our family of 4 had 2 double beds, plus a single bed. Our maid Dania always went above and beyond in making sure our room was always clean and she always left little messages with the towels. The staff was always happy to help and always greeting us! The grounds keepers always kept the resort looking beautiful and well kept. The staff in the dining areas were always friendly and eager to assist you and the activities staff were always full of energy and engaging. Even though they had a kids club and kids water area, my sons 7 and 9 never really used them. They were having too much fun at the large main pool! I didn't have high expectations with regards to the food, but the main buffet restaurant and Japanese restaurant were great! My kids loved both and the Japanese restaurant didn't disappoint with a bit of a fire show. The Mediterranean restaurant however was a big disapointment - the food was bland and had no flavour. We noticed several patrons that were at the restaurant head for the main buffet restaurant afterwards like we did. I think it could use a main course overhaul on the menu. Also, to keep in mind, our travel agent told us to bring USD, which only came in useful for tipping staff and not actually purchasing any extras. Be sure to bring CUC if you want to spend any money on extras like snorkelling or scuba diving. We also spent the extra money on snorkelling and the staff was amazing! They brought us to the spot to snorkel and a professional photographer was there to take pics of us with no pressure to purchase - but they were so amazing how could we not! The photographer also helped my son who was a bit nervous as was I about snorkelling and really eased our fears and made us comfortable in the water! The downside is paying for an hour of internet which was some days 1.50 Cuban Pesos, but then the last two days they were charging me 2 Cuban pesos. Overall it was a great trip and I would recommend this resort!!!More
Always a Fantastic trip
We have been to this resort 3 times, and we have enjoyed ourselves each and every time. The staff are truly lovely people. The front desk ladies are extremely helpful and welcoming, a special thank you to Wendy. She is an absolute sweetheart, and makes everyone smile. The food is ok. This is Cuba, not Canada. You get what they have, and you be thankful for it. The rooms are large and clean, the resort is cozy; so there are really not bad rooms. We always enjoy the double decker bus that takes you into town, $5 cuc each and you ride all day(with the pass) The internet card works perfectly fine. At this visit they were $1.50 for an hour. Make sure that you LOG OUT if you do Not, you will absolutely lose all of your time. User error, the card is not the issue. The bar and restaurant staff are great! Whatever you want just ask. They will do their best. Tips are of course welcomed, however you are treated equally good regardless of tipping. The only problem that we had worth commenting on, would be the representative from Sunwing. She was absolutely terrible, Rude and dismissive. Her replacement however was great. Sunwing has been made aware and hopefully has placed her elsewhere, out of contact with guests. My husband and I love it here, we are returning in Nov 2017 to celebrate my birthday :)More
Sits somewhere between 4 and 5 stars
ROOM Good size, comfortable bed, everything you'd need. Dated decor but easily look past that. Cleaned every day BEACH Best part of the resort. Could do with more shaded loungers - one morning (8am) they'd already all been taken by towels FOOD Good. A lot of people liked the Japanese restaurant but wasn't impressed by the food there. Buffet options varied - chicken, pork, seafood, chips, really good pizzas. Could do with more pizza options. PEOPLE Very friendly. Can't do enough for you. Tips are very much appreciated but no pressure. ENTERTAINMENT Hit and miss. Magic show excellent. Broadway/Vegas show excellent. Can get repetitive though and currently the main theatre is under renovation - can imagine the shows were better here as opposed to the large hall they are using. MORE Things that would make this feel 5 star include: our room didn't always lock, we let reception know who were helpful and fixed it but the next day same problem. Could be because it's just too old. Entertainment could be clearer and more detailed about what it is and where it is. No drinks menu at any of the bars we saw. Drinks machine at buffet was strange. Some days there would be lots of options, others very few. Bed sheets and pillows sometimes stained. Restaurants not great (staff are excellent but the food lets them down). Sugar not replaced for coffee in rooms on two occasions. Not enough shaded sun loungers on beach.More
Great Friendly Staff always smiling and happy to help as required, all inclusive option catered for all our needs. Can be a bit noisy by the pool at times but the beach was close by and very relaxing. Food was well presented with lots of variety and the Japanese Restaurant was an experience with the nutty chef was fun !! A Very Enjoyable Stay.More
Great food and people.
First the food is amazing, everything you could want. The selection of cheese and breads are fantastic as well as the fish, chicken, pork and beef at every meal. Even the pasta sauce and pizza was great as well as the ala carte and every night something special like the best pork back ribs I ever had as well as the fresh turkey they were carving. Very clean and friendly staff that remembered us from previous years. Our fifth time to this resort with beautiful landscape and pools. The beach is beautiful and our favorite waiter at the café bar was Roy. The little extra touches are with music and all day activities. We stayed in the junior suites spa section that was fantastic but you can't go wrong no matter were you stay. My sister and I have been to this resort 5 times and won't go anywhere else. You will love it. Diane and Donna Hamilton OntarioMore
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