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

We went to this hotel for our 2 year anniversary. As a Riu chain we expected this hotel to be wonderful! - We asked for a room away from all the rowdy teenagers that were on the bus with us, we did get a room in a great spot building 24. But they didn't have an elevator and we were... More

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toronto, ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travelled to Cuba with a friend. When we arrived to the Riu Varadero to check in, we were upgraded right away to the Adult only deluxe section. We were so surprised! The deluxe section was beautiful and secluded away from the rest of the resort. Private pool and snack bar. The grounds of the resort were kept very well,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have just returned from my week long vacation at Riu Varadero. This has been my sixth time visiting Cuba, and this resort was by far the best one I have stayed at (all previous resorts have been 4+ stars). The room, including beds, furniture, TV, a/c and the washroom were all in good condition and maintained well. The fridge... More

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Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The resort is big, there will be quite a lot of walking. Rooms are good, cleaning service is excellent. Beach is very good and safe, perfect for children, sand is clean, there are many seashells to pick up for kids. Food is unusual for someone from Canada, has "no taste", we went in January, there were no fruits, there were... More

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

My 6th time to Cuba! I go because it's cheap..fun and safe! If you expect a lot, don't go to Cuba. Their standards are not like other countries. Remember every thing is local & they don't really import much in. Rooms were ok, no issues there. Maids always cleaned up real good. Food was alright, bring ketchup and hot sauce... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the Riu Varadero in January 2014 and it was fantastic. I should qualify this by saying our expectation on the food was that it was going to be the equivalent of gruel. It's Cuba, not Canada. But, to our surprise it was okay... not great...but not bad. But hey, if you want world class fine... More

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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hotel is very large and involves alot of walking which is good to walk off the Buffet. Lots of variety and new looking foods - wish there were more descriptions for each though beside each dish. omelettes, seafood, hot pasta and pizza as well as great desserts so something for everyone. Don't go for fine dining but no one will... More

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Milton, Canada
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is terrible days in a row they don t have pork ,chicken , fries and beef. The kids don t had anything to eat except pizza. Beach is ok and rooms not so bad but for the same money choose another resort somewhere else.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the RIU Varadero . We were a group of 10. 5 adults, 2 teens, 3 kids. Overall this resort was fine. No one got sick and the weather was amazing. The property is large-great for walking. We were in building 21 which was in front of the main pool and a little walk to the beach. We... More

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Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for the first time in November 2013 for a friends wedding. I really enjoyed myself and thought the resort was very clean. Beautiful resort and would recommend to anyone. This was my first trip. Therefore, hard to compare to anything really. However, very good first experience. The food was not the best but was expecting that since... More

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Address: Varadero Cuba, Varadero, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Varadero 4.5*

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