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Hotel Riu Varadero

4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Varadero Cuba, Varadero, Cuba
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Hotel Riu Varadero
Ranked #26 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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Nanaimo, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I have been to Varadero 10 times, most recently 30Mar-14April 2014. Since my initial stay at the RIU Varadero I have not considered any other hotel. (7 times here) Also did my first solo trip here in Jan 2014 - very safe. The value for your money is top notch. Your positive first impression will stay with you throughout your... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had fun at this resort. The room was ok. The food was good. Crowd is younger so its fun. The beach is lovely. Its very nice for couples and family. Overall you'll have fun. There are three pools, two accessible to everyone. Both very nice. Take care of your towels though. We lost a couple and they charge you.... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is by far the best hotel I have been to in Cuba.... Only issue is it's a bit far from the town and taxis were ripping people just because it's a five star.... Once again there was a management army there so maybe that's why everything was running smoothly the food it's cuba don't expect good food but surprisingly... More

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St. John's, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have to say i was very impressed with this hotel. i have been to Cuba 4 times and i have to say this resort was excellent. Yes it is a older resort, but everything seems to be well maintained. I have read horror stories on here and was afraid of what we would be walking in too. Apparently there... More

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Brooks, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have no idea why there were so many bad reviews about the Riu we had excellent service great food (except the Italian) not recommended, our room was huge and very clean we did upgrade to adult only if you are adults traveling I would definitally upgrade. Beautiful pool and beach, chairs not so comfy at beach but no big... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, let me start with saying I read a lot of reviews from early this year which almost convinced me to not book this hotel. That being said, I am glad we took our chances and went anyway. We stayed in the Deluxe section, which I must say was quite nice, and worth the extra money. Rooms were clean and... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is stunning. The service is impeccable. The room was extremely comfortable, and i felt welcome as soon as I came. I traveled with Sunwing/Signature vacation and went on many of the excursions in the area. The food was really good. (Note to travelers - the food does not taste the same as at home) I am a very... More

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Halifax, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned home April 8 2014 and it was a great week here. The beach and pool were great with lots of chairs every time we looked and we were a group of 14. This is my 7th trip to Cuba and my second to Varadero. We were in a superior room so it was in block 21 so... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

visited the Riu Varadero September 2013 have stayed at Riu's around the world but this one was the worst expierience ever don't no were to start Hotel was run down body excrietments on walls in room bathrooms, no air conditioning in buffet restuarants til someone complained (last 2 days) watered down drinks , tricked guests who ordered premium drinks at... More

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Williams Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just got back from a 5 night Varadero / 3 night Havana trip and had a wonderful time at the RIU Varadero. We were advised to go for the adults only / deluxe section, and for a little more money it was SO worth it. Originally we had a ground floor unit, but we requested an upper story one... More

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  • Beach towels(82)
  • Snack bar(72)
  • Very good(46)
  • First day(21)
  • Great time(17)
  • Bad reviews(16)
  • Main buffet(15)
  • HOT WATER(14)
  • Pool area(14)
  • Not enough(13)

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Varadero

Address: Varadero Cuba, Varadero, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 58 hotels in Varadero
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Varadero 4.5*

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