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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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Let me start by saying the people that I met here from all over the world were amazing and made the stay. Hotel didnt restock fridge or towels for 3 days even after several phone calls to the front desk and showing up in person to complain, still nothing! Food was below average, bedrooms were clean but offered nothing spectacular... More

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

What an amazing time we had the hotel although very new at the time was extremely well developed although just survived a hurricane which wiped out the beach completely but good on the Cuban staff and the brilliant work staff there the beach was completely re developed in five days an amazing sight the rooms were extremely well appointed the... More

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Moncton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Kevin.M New Brunswick I recently went to Varadero and stayed at the Riu. I have to say that It was by far the best service I have ever had. I always ate at the buffet and Asian and Yenly were always right there at my table to greet me with a handshake and always made sure I had everything I... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I (4 people) went to Cuba in mid-August to experience a "real" summer (Toronto was on its cool side this summer). It was our first trip to Cuba, and overall the things at Riu were beyond expectation. We originally booked 2 rooms in the Superior Section; however upon arrival we were told that our rooms got upgraded... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This resort was beautiful. No complaints at all. We stayed at the adult only section, well worth it. Lacey and Hilda at the reception desk were most helpful. Always had a smile on their faces. Enjoyed chatting with them always made time. Our maids were wonderful too. Grounds were well kept. Antonio and Mauro a couple of gardeners who worked... More

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Montreal, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was ABSOLOUTELY horrible. I'm also a year late in writing my review. I was there September 2013. When we got to the rooms the fridges were empty. They told us it would take an hour. It was filled the following night. The maids never once changed our sheets or towels. They would just fold them and put them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is gorgeous! Very modern for Cuba :) This is not somewhere to go if you are looking to party! ... Low key resort with an awesome piano bar at night. Food is good and so are the drinks :) \ There are 2 pools , one that is quiet and one that is full of activities during the... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel. Beach is clean, water is transparent and warm. Food is great. Entertainment almost every night. Rooms are clean, everything works. Staff is friendly. Pool and water bar is good for those who don't want to go to the beach. You can have food after hours - there is a restaruant for this, too.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there last year, it's nice, clean hotel, and lots restaurant can choose. Especially we book adult only area, that is best choise for people who want enjoy quiet place( have one bar and one restaurant only for this area, and food really delicious )

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  • First day(21)
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  • Not enough(13)

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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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