Overall a good choice. My boyfriend and I travelling in September and I would recommend this time if year and the hotel.
Overall hotel feeling - the draping ivory reminds me of a 60s James Bond style movie- bit erm unique! It's not the most attractive building from the outside but the height of it means you do get great views. The lifts are slow, small and there aren't enough of them but there is no need to be in a hurry so it didn't bother us. The drinks are great and the waiters were very friendly and attentive. My main concern was that there was no bottled water - now I haven't been on an all inclusive before but all the drinks were mixed with water slush puppy or ice, and this did not agree with me which made my stay less enjoyable!
Room - clean spacious and air conditioned with a good view of sea and pool. Noticed that in the mornings there would be a fowl smell in the hotel like there was a drainage problem but would go by lunch time! We did go in rainy season and it would often rain at night which may have been why.
Pool - great
Day time entertainment - felt a little hi-di-hi but i recommend you embrace it its very amusing and there is lots of rum to win! We won 3 bottles! Yes it's an all inclusive but they make great presents to bring home!
Evening entertainment - family orientated and generally good.
There is also a spa and hairdressers both good.
Beach - honestly think the Blau has got the best spot on the beach really nice and the free water sports was fun.
Food - buffet restaurant was good with variety and themes most nights - Chinese being the best theme. The salad wasn't great but I think that's Cuba in general as they don't seem to be big of salad or veg. The 2 "special" evening restaurants were really nice although one didn't stock the wine they were advertising which was irritating after our 3rd attempt at ordering a red wine and the red wine came out freezing cold. But def recommend the steak!!
Overall a nice hotel with everything you need with friendly and attentive staff. Honestly, I would not go back though, as if I was looking for an all inclusive again I would insist on bottled water and ice as although I don't think it effects everyone, being ill did rather ruin my holiday!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just on the shore of the magnificent and famous Varadero beach, the Hotel consist of a 13 floor modern building, completely new.Ideal for those who want to enjoy the beauty and the atmosphere of the most well known beach of Cuba, with the best facilities and a wide list of activities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blau Hotel Varadero
- Blau Varadero Cuba