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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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

3rd time visiting Varadero and most definitely not the last. Of all the three times this one was the best hotel I have stayed at by far. Considering it is part of the Riu chain, the buffet had lots of variety (heavenly desserts! But don't recommend the restaurants), great entertainment both during the day by the pool/beach and at night,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was nice and clean and the staff are very nice!!!! Does anyone knows Carlos last name or if he got facebook? It was really fun especially the shows at the Theater, food was very nice and the beach is really beautiful.

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Bolton, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in Cuba Aug.3 and left on Aug.14, the 14 of us created memories that will last a life time, the beach was so clean, the pool was most fun for the children, the games and shows are so much fun to watch, the waiter and waitresses were very kind and ready to help us in any way, the... More

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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just returned home on August 13/14 from the Riu Varadero. I would rate this resort no higher than a 3. The grounds are beautiful as are the rooms but definitely upgrade to a superior or the adult only section, they were very clean and we saw very few bugs. The staff are very nice and the entertainment is very... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My very first vacation and I had a blast. Everyone was so nice and yes they come across as rude but they are not. They have a job to do and they are very controlled by their country. You complainers you try living in their shoes for one day I don't think you could. You are all a bunch of... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family and stayed at this hotel July 27-Aug 3. I was reading the reviews leading up to the date of departure and I lost a lot of sleep, especially when there was a week in June when the pool was closed and the reviewer attached pics. Luckily when we arrived, the pool was clean and open, the power didnt... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Deluxe section of this hotel from Aug 5-12/14. They claim that is a 5 star but we think their services is below a 2 star hotel. We have read some comments about the friendly smiles of the staffs here, it's true if they got some tips from you; especially for those guys working in the lobby &... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at Cuba on July 13th. When we first got to the Resort, it looked nice. At the Check-In, we were treated normally, no good or bad service, just average. When I was waiting at the Check-In, the weather difference was very significant from Canada. During the whole week of our Vacation, the average weather was of 35 degrees,... More

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Guelph, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at this Resort for a Destination Wedding in August. First the good things - room not bad (we upgraded to the Delux Room) however the air conditioning did not work properly as the thermostat would not work so you had to turn it off or on depending on how hot or cold you got. The pools were very... More

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

Stayed in Riu Varadero from August 4th-11th with my wife and two kids (2 and 5). Before booking this hotel, I noticed a wide range of comments about this hotel from awful to amazing and after spending a week there, I found my experience to be somewhere in the middle, highly dependent on your expectations. Based on RIU standards (I... 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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#21 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero #23 Luxury Hotel in Varadero #23 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
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