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Hotel Riu Varadero

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4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   | Parque Natural Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Hotel Riu Varadero
Ranked #27 of 59 Hotels in Varadero
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So my boyfriend and I went to the Riu Varadero in November for 5 days. This is my first time in Varadero, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I've been to Cuba 5 times before, all different areas, and I personally wasn't in love with Varadero. I would rate this hotel an average 3/5. Hotel/rooms: There are three sections:... More

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Chatham, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in Varadero Nov 7-14th/2014. my wife and I booked the Deluxe adult section . I recommend this area very highly. The beach was excellent as can always be expected in Cuba. Service was excellent , starting from our personal check in for deluxe bookings very quick.Taken directly to our Jr. Suite. They had even made 4 reservations in... More

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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband & I have been to this resort 4 times! We recently went this past October (2014) and as always, had a relaxing and wonderful vacation. The staff are exceptional and very accommodating and very friendly. This is our "home away from home". The rooms are comfortable and our maid was very good. The restaurant staff are extremely professional... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This resort is fantastic! Huge hotel, so many options for pools, food and bars. The buffet is great. The a la cartes are great (although they are also buffets...). The pools are beautiful and well laid out. The beach is nice and the water is BEAUTIFUL, but there are a lot of crushed seashells in the sand as well as... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After being at the Riu Macao (Nov 2013) and Palace Bavaro (Feb 2014) in Punta Cana, I was expecting a simular type hotel. The room we had was very standard and not very clean upon our arrival....lights burnt, walls, doors and windows dirty. I am not one to complain about the places we have been to but this one caught... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I CANNOT believe some of the inaccurate reviews on this site. over 130 times to cuba and NOW with some NEW management Riu Varadero is the BEST HOTEL in Varadero!!! We found it BETTER than Melia Marina Varadero or Iberostar. WHY ??? excellent NEW Buffet with great variety better than the others.On on one or two occasions the buffet had... More

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Victoria, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

came to this resort with 9 friends the beginning of October for my 50th birthday,first night we accidentally broke the tv so like honest Canadians we reported so we could make a minds and pay for it.wow what a mistake that was, we were handed a $1100 bill for the tv and all 9 of were booted out,sunwing sure wasn't... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My spouse and I booked in for a 3 day get away and from the start it was horrible. We discovered that if we wanted room service or the use of the hot tub and adult’s only area we would have to pay an extra 20 CUC per day for these features. When I approached the front desk for clarification,... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we have stayed at the RIU several times and recommend the adult section. Don't go to Cuba if you are a picky eater and don't like seafood. You can have lobster almost every night at the international restaurant (adult section). The servers and bartenders are excellent, both at the pool bar and the cigar bar/lounge. Tips: bring bug spray, lots... More

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Fergus, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The more would be the STAFF! Great place...clean...friendly and entertaining. Staff were exceptional. From the room staff to the buffet staff. They made you feel welcome. Special mention to the gardeners that always had a morning greeting for us. The hotel itself was tastful and large!!!!! Only concern were the al la carte restaurants as they left a lot to... More

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Alexei C, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Riu Varadero, responded to this review

Dear "JANICE. C 'Fergus (Canada), thank you very much for reporting your impressions of your stay at the RIU Varadero and it was a pleasure to have been on holiday in our hotel. Glad to know how it has gone so well with us and thank you for highlighting the friendliness of our staff and the service in general. I... More

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Address: | Parque Natural Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Varadero 4.5*
Number of rooms: 1110

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