We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 58 Varadero hotels

Hotel Riu Varadero

4.5 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Varadero Cuba, Varadero, Cuba
Hotel amenities
Hotel Riu Varadero
Ranked #27 of 58 hotels in Varadero
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Varadero
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Write a Review

2,723 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    560
    918
    692
    350
    203
See reviews for
793
1115
35
10
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (880)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My husband and I are both in our early thirties and stayed at the Riu Varadero from April 11-18 this year. First, let me preface this review with the comment that we both travel several times per year, and have been to Cuba (Cayo Coco) once before. We have also stayed at another Riu before. We are not new to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westmeath ont
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed April 9 -16/ 2014. Food, beach, adult pool, room all very good. Hint...the check in for the deluxe section is separate, so when you get off the bus don't go into the lobby....they will pick you up near the front of your bus and take you down to check in. They automatically book you into the restaurants and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Montreal, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my first time in Cuba and at an all inclusive resort. Overall the food was mediocre,, the rooms and bathrooms were cleaned out daily with fresh linens. The layout of the complex was straight forward with many beautiful trees and greenery dotting the landscape. The gym was adequate with enough weights and cardio equipment to keep you fit.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Tracadie-Sheila, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family of 5 (three teens: 18, 16 and 15) were at the Riu Varadero from April 12th to 19th. Upon looking to book our first trip to Cuba, other travelers recommended booking a 5 star resort in Cuba because otherwise, we would be disappointed. I must say, compared to other 5 star resorts in other countries such as Mexico... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not one complaint. Good food, service and everything else under the sun. Would stay here again. Snack bar staff in the late hrs were great. lovely cleaning staff left us gifts and a full fridge every day. The breakfast crew in the buffet always had a table ready for us with smiles and even some welcome hugs. Our last night... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Let me start off by saying I went to Cuba with an open mind and was prepared for some of things I was told, bad food etc...but not to this extent...... The Good: The Beaches and the free drinks and food OFF THE RESORT The Bad: Where do I begin, On my first night at the Riu I was checked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Riu Varadero the first week in April. Our Background: We are a family of 5 (kids ages 2, 5, 6). This was our third trip to Cuba. We have previously stayed at Iberostar Varadero and Playa Pesquero. We have travelled to many other all inclusive resorts in Mexico, Dominican and Jamaica. We booked two room and had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Make no mistake, Riu Varadero is NOT a 5 star resort, despite its billing itself as such. We have stayed at a 5 star in Cayo Coco before, so we know of what we speak. But, the beach at Cayo Coco cannot compare with the one at Varadero. Knowing now that a three star is the same as Riu, we... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travelled to the Riu Varadero March 29-April 5. After doing a lot of research we decided on this hotel, ignoring the bad reviews, thinking how bad could it possibly be. Well we were not disappointed with our decision until two days into our vacation my Kobo E-Reader and IPOD got stolen from our room.....we were in a hurry to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Markham, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall, the resort was clean, we stated in the privilege section in a 1 bedroom suite, room was nice and the private pool with bar service was a plus. Resort was large lots of walking but thats OK, nightly entertainment was the best I have seen in a resort, and the staff very nice. Food... what can I say, it... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Hotel Riu Varadero? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Beach towels(82)
  • Snack bar(72)
  • Very good(46)
  • First day(21)
  • Great time(17)
  • Bad reviews(16)
  • Main buffet(15)
  • Pool area(14)
  • HOT WATER(14)
  • Not enough(13)

Additional Information about Hotel Riu Varadero

Address: Varadero Cuba, Varadero, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 58 hotels in Varadero
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Riu Varadero 4.5*

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Riu Varadero, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Hotel Riu Varadero to your Saves list