I would not have traded this hotel for a five star at the end of Varadero, based on its location. Sure, it's not a glamourous place, but it was clean with fresh towels daily, hot running water and the floor was always clean. Air conditioning works and TV channels are good for news (CTV and CNN). The food...well...it was Cuban food and there were restaurants just a few hundred feet away. The food was always fresh, just not a lot of choices. Remember you are going to a third world country and they really are poor. You certainly get what you pay for. Bring a pillow for sure. Also, there is a toothpaste shortage, so bring some for the locals. Don't go to Havana without a tour. The Catamaran trip is worth every penny, the snorkelling was mediocre, but it was a swim in the middle of the ocean...not to mention the dolphin enclosure in the middle of nowhere. Very cool. Be sure you understand how the towel and lock box deposits work, you should get all your money back before you leave, keeping in mind what time the towel area closes each day. Rooms off of the main building seem far away at first, but they are much quieter than the buildings around the pool. Security guards are everywhere, very safe area. There is a beach area especially for Mar Del Sur guests where you can get snappy cocktails and a cheese sandwich. Always have single CUCs with you for tipping. I will return.
- Also Known As:
- Islazul Mar Del Sur Aparthotel Hotel Varadero
- Hotel Mar Del Sur
- Mar Del Sur Varadero