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Playa Caleta

Ave. Kawama y Final, Varadero 42200, Cuba
Playa Caleta
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Okay so me and my boyfriend (his First time in Cuba) went on vacay the 7th-14th to the BelleVue resort, which we thought we were staying at the PLAYA CALETA (it's what he paid for). To get there and find out ITS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!! Repeat PLAYA CALETA IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION, YOU WILL BE MOVED TO THE PUNTARENA! It has been... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The short: If you want a cheap (we paid less than $700 pp, taxes in) get away in the sun and sand… and have a very good idea of what Cuba can be (both good and bad)… this place will do. I would not pay more. The long: Room – 1st night was in a standard room facing the lagoon.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally "gone to the dogs", dogs and cats rome at will and walk right through the lobby and are commpletely ignored by the staff. At night they sleep on the furniture in the lobby and pass on their fleas. Do not get fooled by the pictures posted of this resort, it may have looked like that 20 years ago, now... More 

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Toronto, On
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall, if you're looking for sun, sand and all inclusive beer, then this is the resort for you. Pina coladas and strawberry daquari were good sometimes but not consistent. Large younger party crowd here it seems. The beach is not typical of varadero, very coarse sand with shells and not kept clean of seaweed or jellyfish. Bathrooms in the lobby... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having stayed here before more than ten years ago I expected changes. Hotel itself is not luxurious which I knew ahead of time but is clean and comfortable. I was truly disappointed in the service. I don't know if it was my partner or my perception alone but most times we felt ignored by staff or even as though it... More 

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Puntarena Last March, had a great time, good people but here is my list Food - 2 Star - Food was ok but bland, as is for most of Cuba, get drunk it tastes better! Hotel - 3+ - The hotel was clean staff were friendly beach was great pools were fun, the elevator had issues every... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just came back from 7 nights at this resort! Was with 5 other people and at no time were we disappointed! It's not a 5 star marriot. Its a def 3 1/2 star which it is rated. People who give negative comments obviously don't know the difference between stars. Staff was friendly rooms were always clean bedding changed daily. Tip... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Ok so before my boyfriend and I went on this trip, we read all the reviews on this site and we didn't know how to feel, so we went in with no expectations. But after being there, I have to say, all the complaints on this place are people who wanted five star treatment but were too cheap to pay... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed from Jan 24 until Feb 7, 2015 at Puntarena as Playa Caleta was closed for renovations. Our travel agent did not tell us that and we were very disappointed. We had alot of other people tell us the same thing. We booked through Trip Central. When talking to the staff they claimed it was one in the same,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This was my 8th trip to Cuba, and my 4th to Varadero. The Playa Caleta is closed and guests are all transferred to the Puntarena I know what to expect food-wise and what not to - so I'd like to think that my review if objective and honest while based on previous experience. The good: Room was recently renovated and... More 

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