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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 58 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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Brampton, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a 3 Star resort, Signature Vacation is selling is as five star resort to the Canadian which is absolute misrepresentation. The infrastructure of the resort is very mediocre, Lobby is very simple and the couches stink with sweat of the people. Rooms are okay. The buffet is a total chaos, they were running out of the food, plates... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second time at Riu and absolutely love it! Just low your expectations for food variety and you will have the best vacation ever! Food is always fresh but very basic... We upgraded our room to Royal service and it was Heaven! 5 steps from breathtaking beaches, with a little back patio on the ground floor... first time in September we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Riu with another couple Jan 21-28 and had a great time. As far as returning to this resort we would not. We found that for a resort that is only 5 year's old it is very poorly maintained. Broken grates around pool area even saw a man step though one of the grates and hurt himself.... More 

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Yellowknife, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we arrived to the hotel at 4am. there wasn't much for help around at the time so we had to find where our room was on our own in the dark. when we finally found it our door wouldn't work!! The battery to the door lock was dying and couldn't move the lock, we had to walk back to the... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent club!!! We had a basic room. It was one of the best rooms I've ever stayed in. I could only imagine what the up graded rooms look like!!! Our room had two bottles of rum (white/dark) and the bar fridge was stocked every day. Only issue one could have is the walking distance to the beach.(10 mins) You will... More 

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Toronto, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My girlfriend and I vacationed at the Riu Varadero in February 2014 for on week. We were very excited about going to the Riu because we have heard so much about it an I usually book cheaper vacations for budget purposes. We found the hotel grounds to be very beautiful and well maintained. The food was good and there as... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first trip to Cuba, and most likely my last, only because I would much rather the weather be hotter than it was. No fault at all of the Riu. We stayed in the deluxe section. I had been told not to expect wonderful food, but the food was exceptional. The room was always very clean and no... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When you arrive the hotel looks really impressive. Then you stand in line for an hour at reception. then another hour in money exchange. After this experience we had to carry our luggage to our room which was quite a distance away. no bell hops. the service was horrendous. Then at buffet there were no plates or what were there... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok so.. I'm definitely NOT one to complain especially about cuba, however... I've been to cuba 3+ ⭐️'S in the past so I expected WAY more from this experience!! The rooms, yes very nice, IF your maid would stop sweeping the hallways long enough to clean them. We honestly ONLY had our room cleaned 3x out of 7 AND we... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our overall stay at the adults only section, was fairly pleasant. However, we expected a lot more from a RIU resort. The rooms were well used, especially the bathroom. On the second day of our stay we asked to be moved to a better room. The second room was just as bad as the first one, in addition this room... 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
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Varadero
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#23 Luxury Hotel in Varadero

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