If you are traveling from USA and reserved your hotel online; they will NOT charge your credit card and you will have to pay in CASH; they Do NOT accept any american credit card or debit card**
We stayed here for 4 days and 3 nights; a family of four with young children.
The kids loved the pool and the beach.
All you can eat buffet was pretty good; you need to find the food that you like. I went with fish and avoided the meats.
The fruits and yogurts were really good.
Breakfast was normally the best meal; specially the lady at the omelet station.
Another kudos to the cook at the fish station; he was really nice and we spoke a lot every time I order something….I'm bad with names sorry.
The staff for the most part was friendly.
You must get a chair at the beach early in the morning; they will GO fast. I'm talking 7AM.
The pool was not as crowded but; you might as well get 2 chairs by the pool also.
The drinks were awesome and so was the coffee.
They have games; a nightly show and activities thru out the day.
You can take advantage of different water activities or play a game of beach volleyball.
I did see the broken beach chairs; the staff should remove them from the beach it does not look appealing for the guest.
They don't have service at the beach; you have to walk to the Beach bar.Saludos to the lady working at the beach bar.
They do have a pool side bar; I remember Enrique and the rest of the bartenders offer a great service with a smile.
Another shout out to the music band; they were excellent. They allowed me to play the bongos and kept the music going. They are doing a great job.
Depending of where you are staying; you might be either far from the beach of far from the restaurants. In my opinion they should have more shuttles available all day & night.
The bar tenders in the mail lobby are really good too.
THey do have a small store in the hotel; by the main lobby.
Rooms are very clean and spacious; with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms.
I would recommended and will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prime oceanfront property stretching more than 200 meters wide, Ocean Varadero El Patriarca is a five-star resort reflecting the 40’s and 50’s Varadero historic architecture. Complete with 420 deluxe rooms, Privilege Deluxe and Privilege Junior Suites; an array of thematic restaurants; a Despacio Spa Centre; Privilege Exclusive Rooms and Services, Privilege Lounge and upgraded amenities. ... more less