We stayed at the Blau from the 28th Sept- 12th Oct 2012. Upon arrival, check -in wasn't that smooth, we were a party of 4 and they hadn't got the details of two members of our party, which held us up. We were not offered a welcome drink, which would've been a nice touch after a long flight. We had booked rooms that overlooked the front of the hotel. Rooms were spacious and quite basic. The hotel staff were very friendly, work very hard and so helpful, our rooms were cleaned to a high standard every day, and there was towel art every day too. The food was actually surprisingly good, there was always a good variety in the main restaurant. There are two other restaurants in the hotel, a cuban one and and international one. In our opinion, the international was the better of the two. The entertainment in the hotel was fantasic, during the day there was a cuban band in the pool side restaurant at lunch, and they were the best!!! the evening entertainment was also pretty good by hotel standards.
The drinks were excellent, lovely cocktails, The lobby bar was busier and at times a bit smoky, but the piano bar was a lot quieter, and more chilled out. The best thing about the hotel is definitely the beach, one of the best we have seen. The water is crystal clear, and the sand soft and white. Just beautiful. Not much to criticise about this hotel, yes, lots of people on here have been complaining about the lifts ..... they can be slow, but we didn't find this much of a problem. The one criticism I have is that reception were not overly helpful or efficient, the other staff in the hotel showed the reception staff up. Overall we would highly recommend the Blau Varadero, a very enjoyable holiday.
- Also Known As:
- Blau Hotel Varadero
- Blau Varadero Cuba
- Blau Varadero Hotel
- 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