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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hi all, I had looked at a few hotels in Cuba but wanted a 5 star resort. had a great experience with RIU Punta Cana so tried out the Varadero one. Saw some reviews that scared me about weddings and a few that were good so I took a chance. I'm glad I did. From day one everything was great.... More

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

Booked this as a last minute vacation with a friend. We both had an amazing time!! Upon arrival we were taken to a room without lights or the air-con on, it smelled reeeeally bad and didn't have the ocean view as requested. We went back to the lobby and asked for something better, nut nicely. The lady at the front... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful staff, great suite, decent food and fantastic amenities and beach. Remember, this is Cuba. Food at the buffets is not consistent. Dealings with the reception desk or customer service was horrible. Fortunately, all other staff worked around these shortcomings 100%. The adult (Deluxe) section was amazing. Great shows as well. It helped went in off-peak season. The crowds might... More

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

The hotel staff is what made this trip. I was upgraded to adults only otherwise I would have not survived a week in the buffet minus breakfast. The a LA cart chef in the adults only section was not only amazing but talented. Jessica the server as sweet as her cheaks. Yolande does make the best cappichino on the resort.... More

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

Upgraded to deluxe. What a treat. Amazing food in the a LA cart adults only section. Great evening performances. Enjoyed the cigar bar with beautiful Marleyvis is who was so sweet and made excellent drinks. Jessica a caring server in the a LA cart who always had a smile. Yolande does make the best cappichino. It is truly the committed... More

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying that I read a lot of reviews on trip advisor about this hotel before I went. There are way too many haters and picky people out there. Please please please don't believe those people. The hotel itself was beautiful, beach was beautiful and all the hotel staff were amazing. Such beautiful people in Cuba. The... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I just got back from the Riu in Varadero today actually, after staying there for a week and LOVED it! The resort was beautiful (especially on the deluxe side where we stayed) and our room was great, with a few minor issues like the shower leaked so you had to be careful (but there was also a bathtub so it... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Resort and the staff are awesome. Food not 5 stars on the resort. It gets to you after a few days but resturants off the resort the food is amazing!! Beaches are clean and the water amazing. Rooms are exactly what you would expect from a 5 star. Staff is very friendly and very helpful. Next trip to varadero I... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the beach,people and the amazing landscapes. We will go back but we know Riu in Varadero standards are lacking. We been to Riu hotels in Mexico, Costa Rica and we found them to be luxurious and top notched. Cuba is lacking and needs to catch up. Over all we reccomand Varadero Riu as its a small paradise which us... More

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Gatineau, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I just came back from Riu Varadero October 4th 2014. Let me start by saying it was by far one of the most beautiful trip ever, the rooms were spotless the air conditioning was working perfectly no complaints. Being in the Deluxe section made our trip very relaxing. The pool in the adult only was quiet and... 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*
Number of rooms: 1110

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