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2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3a. Avenida e/ 28 y 30, Varadero, Cuba
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Islazul Villa La Mar
Ranked #49 of 59 hotels in Varadero
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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New Brunswick
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

The place is being closed to the public and being taken over by the Military..therefore the maid I had on the third floor did nothing more than make the bed. drinks were very limited, I enjoyed the capiccinno. the food this year was deplorable and barely edible.. Spent most of my money eating off resort. The staff were pre-occupied by... More

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Saint John, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Thank God when you pay for 1 you play at 2 (Mar Del Sur) so I slept at Villa La mar but spent all my time at Mar Del Sur. Villa La Mar is closing for good on May 1,2014 and is being turned into a Military hotel so needless to say all the workers are out of a job... More

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London, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went back again (last April/May), with a friend instead of the gf. That in itself was a learning experience. My friend loved it because: a) he's frugal like myself, b) plenty of cubans around (in and out of the resort) c) CRAZY people seem to gravitate to this resort. The regular entourage consited of 3 canadians, a potential tranny and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Recently went to Villa La Mar for a week. This is definitely only a place to sleep while in Cuba. The food at the resort is not so good, I fed all my "meat" to the cats that hang around outside. Even tried the à la carte one night and it wasn't very good. My boyfriend and I decided to... More

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Manitoba
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

So some of the other reviews are a little scary, but honestly this place isn't that bad. It's a little run-down, but it's clean and the staff are friendly and eager to please. On our arrival, the room we were given had an overwhelming smell of mildew. We simply couldn't breathe, so we asked to change rooms and they happily... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This trip was a last minut decission. The stright filigt from Helsinki to Varadaro and vice verca was excellent with Finnair and Santours,The location of hotel was one of the best things in Varadero.I spend three nights in the hotelroom where I could not close the balcony door and safety kees where lost.Of course that was a bit complicated for... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

First of all, it was my first trip to Cuba. Beach was AMAZING no doubt. I went on the third week of August and the weather was PERFECT, HOT & clear sunny sky to be precise. The hotel: Food was good, Idk why people are complaining, I'm not picky, I'm not fat either. Pool was not so crowded, played reggaetton&... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our second year at Hotel Villa La Mar, and it felt like coming home when we walked back in to the place! We spent 7 weeks at Villa La Mar, and while our friendships haven't changed since last year...a few things have!! You still experience the intimate feeling and warmth of a small hotel, but you now have... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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71 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My wife and I found ourselves looking for accomodation in Varadero at 3am so we had to settle for any hotel that had an available room. So we found ourselves staying the rest of the night at Villa La Mar. The hotel is so so. Our room was spacious with a balcony but was very dated. The mattresses were not... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My room had mold and smelled like a humid cave. Food wasn't very good either. The pool area is ok and complimentary drinks at bars are fine too. Staff is alright as well. The atmosphere is from the late 70's and it's kind of funny and cozy. My room was awful, otherwise everything is average quality considering the cheap price.

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Additional Information about Islazul Villa La Mar

Address: 3a. Avenida e/ 28 y 30, Varadero, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Villa La Mar 2*
Also Known As:
Islazul Villa La Mar Hotel Varadero
Islazul Hotel La Mar
Islazul Hotel Varadero

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