Checked in to the hotel after spending 4 days in Havana. Check in was quick and easy. I had emailed the hotel to ask for a room in block 25 and my request was fulfilled. We were taken to the room and were pleased with it. Bright and airy with two large beds, seating area, walk in closet and seperate bath and shower in the bathroom.
Beach was amazing and had no problem getting a bed at any time of the day. Beach towels can be exchanged each day at the Fitness Centre from 9am. The guys who loan out the sports equipment were really friendly and took me and my partner out on the catamaran when they were quiet. My partner had taken some fishing equipment and Alejandro was keen to help him catch a baracuda. We used most of the equipment while we were there and had no issues with it.
Food was good in all the places we eat in. Bookings for the a la carte restaurants were made in the little lobby at the side of the lobby bar. We had reservantions for the French, Mexican and Japanese. The French was particularly tasty and service was really good. The serving staff were very attentive without interupting our meal. The service in the Mexican was a little sloppy compared to the French but the food was really good so that made up for it. The Japanese was the highlight of the a la carte meals and was something to behold. Make sure you take your video camera.
The buffet was as expected with a good range of foods on offer at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overhearing people from other resorts at the airport, they seemed to run out of a lot of things but this didn't seem to happen with our resort. The server we had each day, Maydel, was really attentive and friendly. She took time to speak to us and get to know us a little and it was really nice to have the friendly face each day we dined there. They have a hard job and appreciate any little tip or gift without expecting it.
Rolmes was part of the team dedicated to help British tourists and he was really fantastic. He was helpful and keen to ensure we had no problems during our time in the resort. He sent champagne and extra beers to the room and every time we saw him he asked if we would like more.
The bars and nightclub staff were fantastic and nothing was too much trouble. By the end of the holiday we felt like one of the family and will definately be back. The hotel was running at a third of capacity so there was never any queues or hold-ups and I would recommend going at this time of year just for that reason alone.
All in all a fantastic holiday with attentive staff and great facilities and food. We loved Cuba, Havana and Tryp Peninsula in particular.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All inclusive resort ideal for families, with a dedicated children's area, a marvelous tranquil beach, full of activities for all ages. Honeymooners also get special treatment in a quiet special area. Tennis courts, gym, non motorized water sports, drinks, a la carte and buffet dining included. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tryp Peninsula Varadero Hotel Varadero
- Tryp Peninsula Cuba
- Peninsula Varadero
- Tryp Varadero
- Varadero Peninsula
- Tryp Peninsula Varadero Cuba
- Tryp Peninsula Hotel Varadero Beach
- Varadero Beach Tryp Peninsula