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Hotel Riu Varadero

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4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Varadero Cuba, Varadero, 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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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed a week in this hotel, food really sucked, don't expect anything at all foodwise, they ran out of ketchup on the last 2 days I was there, I ate the same thing over and over again. The a la carte restaurantes were super disappointing, we just didn't try them anymore; if you're going to eat a lot don't go... More

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall this is a nice resort. I couldn’t help but compare aspects to Paradisus Princesa del Mar, where the food and entertainment are better. The food was okay. But I quickly learned, the painful way, that the chairs at the 24-hour snack bar were not sturdy. After a nasty fall, I heard of others who had suffered similar fates from... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with some friends to the Riu back in March of 2012. The hotel was very nice and clean and the staff was extremely friendly. We left money and little things like soap and candies that you couldn't get on the island for the staff and each day when we would return to our room we were greeted with... More

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London, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I enjoyed my stay at the RIU. The staff were very attentive & gracious, the property is well maintained & decorated, and the beach is great. Spa looks lovely but the whole 'spa experience' was lacking. I would have liked to see better food - even taking into consideration the standard of food in Cuba, it still wasn't very... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for our first vacation ever to this resort in Cuba. Although it is our first time/resort, we had a great time. Depending how picky you are, this may not be the resort for you. Most of the time you received one free hour of wifi a day. Sometimes it did not work or they ran out of cards... More

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Windsor, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

i just got back last week from my vacation at the Riu Varadero Sept.1 to the 15th and loved every minute of it, its my second time at the Riu and my mom's first and she had the time of her life, everyone was wonderful, friendly and its an experience we will cherish for the rest of our lives as... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I travelled to the Riu Varadero from Sept 13th 2015- Sept 20th 2014. After reading all the reviews we were kind of nervous travelling to this hotel. Upon arrival our fear quickly diminished. The staff was amazing from the second we walked in. Though we had to wait until 3pm for our room it was no problem.... More

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2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I just got back from my vacation at the Riu Varadero....Sept. 13th to 20th, and had an amazing fun time. We were a group of 5 people, three rooms, stayed at the Superior rooms....bldgs 20 and 24. None of us had any problems with ours rooms. Our bar was always stock with water and drinks. The maids were friendly and... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best holiday I have been on. Great food, great drink. Great staff and other people on holiday. Beach bar wasn't excellent :-) and the entertainment on evenings was very well planned. Hopefully Pedro is still working out there somewhere. A must visit island.

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Hampton, On.
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People are funny, I read all sorts of comments both good and bad, and I was a little concerned before we went, but both my wife and I would go back to this resort with no hesitation. I truly believe that the worst reviews are simply from people that want to spend 1 star money, but expect 10 star service.... 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
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Varadero 4.5*
Number of rooms: 1110

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