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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 #28 of 58 Hotels in Varadero
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
9 hotel reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quite frankly, we were nervous to stay at this hotel based on the negative reviews that we read for a couple of months prior to departure. Friends of ours that were going to travel with us actually backed out because they were worried about the reviews - they sure missed out on one heck of a great trip! This review... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we were at riu veradero from feb 26 to feb 5 .the place is very run down and poorly staffed ,towels were changed once when we were there ,bed sheets never changed at all .i think they had laundry troubles .the cards to get in your room work very poorly,the bartenders at the pool bar never go out of there... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I don't understand what happened at this resort. It went from a 5 star to 2 - 3 star in 4 months I was there in November and when I went back in February the rooms were dirty food was horrible staff did not put any effort in to there work what so ever. What a shame. I got home... More 

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Oviedo, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is in a great location and withing walking distance to the beach, however the biggest issue is the food. The hotel's buffet is not very clean, dishes are dirty and the food is not tasty. When you sit at a table they forget the cutlery, and dont even know what a teaspoon is. The best time to go... More 

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

Here is a summary of my experience at this resort. The food is not so good but its like any other resort in Varadero. The service was terribly poor. I was there in February and literally every night we had to walk ten minutes to the reception to get our electric cards fixed. There were line ups everywhere in the... More 

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

Upon booking this in early February we saw there were mixed reviewed. Thought we’d take a chance since we’ve enjoyed our other Riu experiences (Bahamas / Mexico). This is our 2nd visit to Cuba and my expectations are based on our previous experience at Barcelo Solymar. Stayed - Feb 23 - Mar 2 What they got right: 1. The maids... More 

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Burlington, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family which includes a 6 year old boy 3 year old girl, and a pair of 5 month old identical twin girls travelled to this resort with another couple that have a 4 year old boy and 6 month old baby girl on February 19th till the 27th 2015. This was my second time going to this resort in... More 

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Alberta, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we went to this vacation returned home March 1. we went with low expectation, but were in some respects pleasently surprised the hotel is definately in need of upgrading, the hotel rooms as nice and clean and smelt fresh. It only had hot water an=on the firs day and after three days we had enough and asked to be move,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in building 24 last week. Weather was hot,hot,hot...perfect! Dont believe bad reviews about the food. There are two huge buffets that have every food imaginable, so don't eat what you don't like. This is Cuba...they do with what they have. The cheese was to die for! Grounds are immaculate and rooms were comfortable. Never had any issues with house... More 

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Kingston, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just returned from Riu Varadero Cuba and we were very pleased with the overall experience. We ate at all 5 al le carte restaurants and the food was good. We had upgraded to the superior rooms to be closer to the beach and main pool area. However, due to the excessive noise at the main pool, we spend most days... More 

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Additional Information about Hotel Riu Varadero

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
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#23 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#24 Luxury Hotel in Varadero

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