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Primera Avenida y Calle 1 Reparto Kawama, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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#52 of 96 hotels in Varadero
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4.0
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3.1
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3.2
Value
3.3

Finding an ideal family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Varadero does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Club Kawama, a nice option for travelers like you.

The rooms offer air conditioning, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Club Kawama Varadero guest, you can enjoy a pool and free breakfast that are available on-site.

While staying at Kawama Resort All Inclusive, visitors can check out Parque Central (2.0 mi) and Iglesia Santa Elvira (2.1 mi), some of Varadero's top attractions.

Travelers looking to enjoy some filet mignon can head to La Casa De Al, Salsa Suarez Restaurant y Bar, or Waco's Club. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Terracita's Cafe.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular art gallery like Artecru, which is a short distance from the all-inclusive resort.

Hotel Club Kawama puts the best of Varadero at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
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Kids club
Airport transportation
Concierge
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
Spanish

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varaderomom wrote a review Jun 2022
Ottawa, Canada93 contributions77 helpful votes
doesnt get better-if looking for a more local-friendly place this is the place to go--i travel solo and always make good friends there in a matter of a day or two-upgrade your room is best though-and tip the bartenders alot--and everyone elase-they deserve it--and pet a dog there-but as of now 3 were recently rescued and on their way to canada
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Date of stay: June 2022
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dibas b wrote a review Jun 2022
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Overall , I love the hotels’ proximity from Varadero airport and to the beach. There were many locals who were very friendly . The staffs were welcoming . Me and my wife, we both enjoyed our one week stay at the hotel. They also had an awesome cultural dance showcases. It motivated to research and learn more about Cuban culture. However, the rooms need a little more maintenance. well painted.Our first impression with the room we got was not so good. Toilet was very dirty and room did not have proper lighting. Other than that, cost wise it was an amazing tourism experience for us. And also I felt they have a special place in their heart for Canadians. I would love to go more often in future.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: When taking cabs and going to restaurants, make sure you have some Canadian dollar changes for tips.
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Suzan F wrote a review Jun 2022
North bay31 contributions26 helpful votes
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After 2 years of COVID it was wonderful to return to Kawama. We are repeaters going on 9 years now so consider kawama to be our “home away from home”. Granted the room had some outlets not working but the bed was very comfortable, the room clean, fresh water, pop, beach towels x 2, AC working well, flat screen TV with cable. room 1632 located on 2nd floor just on the other side of the pool, close to lobby, pool, grandstand and restaurant. Was very quiet and restful. We ate mostly at the buffet because we always enjoyed the food offered. Lots of fruit at breakfast and some at lunch. Plenty of fresh veggies, rice combo’s, entrees such as roasted chicken, fish, pork (infrequent), jumbo shrimp, pasta, etc., etc., we ate well. As always the ice cream to die for. Lacking this year was butter, honey, cheese- all of which we really missed because they taste so good. The beach as always was beautiful and well kept. I see the grounds have been upgraded and are looking really good this year. I was not fussy about the umbrella concept on the beach over the grass palapa I’m used to because the shade was minimal but at least some shade from the sun. We did not experience anywhere at the hotel a shortage of Tpaper except maybe at the very end of the day early evening only but we anticipated and always had tissue. No shortage of Crystal beer (love). Pro’s : LEIDA (public relations). I sincerely hope management know what a valuable asset this woman is - she will move mountains for you if she could. She is relentless in her attempt to keep clients happy. (One of the main reason we return every year!) Staff - from bar, housekeeping, servers, lobby desk, bus boys, concearge, coffee shop, security - everyone was kind, considerate, helpful, “funny”, (Tito took it upon himself when we were leaving to ensure the bus was coming as we were the only ones leaving and it was late - thanks Tito) Con - this is not meant to be racist but the “Cubans” that came, many were very rude - they took more than they could eat so a lot of wasted food, pushed us out of line so they could line up in front, it was nothing for them to intimidate the servers dishing out the meat to fill their plate to overflowing and leave nothing for those of us still waiting. Honestly, if not for Leida I would reconsider returning. Lastly - in the land of rum I wish the hotel offered authentic “pina colada’s” or just plain coconut rum (avail at stores downtown). As always, we enjoyed our 2 week stay and look forward to returning in 2023……
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Kev D wrote a review May 2022
Stoney Creek, Canada1 contribution2 helpful votes
The only good things about this resort are the proximity to the beach and one exceptional a la carte restaurant. The service and care from the staff in the hotel was horrible. On a 7 day vacation I was stuck with a broken toilet for 3/4 days on and off in extreme heat. It was nearly impossible to enter the bathroom at all to shower or to use the toilet as not being to flush left the bathroom a place you physically cant fathom entering. Numerous calls to fix it and continously left with no visits, then when one finally comes to fix, it broken within hours. Received no compensation or making up for this horrible issue, couldnt switch rooms no nothing. Buffet food was not at all good and often locals rushed to grab food before me and other guests. Definitely wont return.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Marissa wrote a review May 2022
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This was our second time coming to Kawama, and though it wasn't our favorite last time in 2019, we thought we would give it a 2nd chance. We understand that their is a shortage in food. And that the locals have been going on the resort as well. And that wasn't the problem. In fact. The locals that we met there were wonderful. Our room was terrible. Far from the lobby. Plenty of times we would have no water. Never ever having hot water. You could be in the middle of a cold shower and just lose everything. Our AC leaked throughout the night ruining anything that was on the floor or desk near it. The maid, bartenders at the 24 hour bar as well as the workers at the buffet were all lovely. Very sweet people. Very happy and pleasant. The front desk ladies...not so much. We had asked to speak with the poor excuse of a manager a couple times and the lady at the desk would just say "yup, he's coming" but didn't actually call him. You need his permission to bring friends on the resort. And though we didn't have problems with it last time. This time. He was not having it. We waited 1.5 hours for him in the lobby. He walked up to us. Didn't say hello. Did not introduce himself. Nothing. When we asked if he was the manager he gave us a dirty look and said yes and then refuse to make eye contact with us. When we asked if we could pay for a day pass for our friends. He said " not possible" all booked. So we asked for a different day "nope, not possible". So we waited a few days to try our luck again and he was no where to be found. We spoke with a different "manager" who then lied to us and said that they no longer did day passes" yet we met locals who were there for the day.. this place was a joke. The manager was a joke and the front desk ladies were rude. I won't be back. You couldn't pay me to go there again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Kimberley P wrote a review May 2022
Dartmouth, Canada7 contributions6 helpful votes
This was my 7th. stay at Club Kawama. Each time we go we are excited to see our Cuban friends there. Leida is always so kind and helpful. The last time we stayed for 4 weeks and had a wonderful time. The food was very good and our room was awesome. Lots of hot water! Only a few steps to the beach. This is the best beach in the world. We love swimming in the beautiful, warm, turquoise, clear water. Heaven on earth. Another wonderful getaway, can’t wait to see you all again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Donald S wrote a review Apr 2022
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I have been to Cuba 6 times now. stayed at 6 different resorts. this was the best one yet, friendly staff A#1, room was clean and everything worked, (hot water, air ,tv ) food was as good as you can get. I was very impressed on what I got considering on whats been going on. thankyou to all the staff . see you soon
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Pat B wrote a review Mar 2022
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I've been travelling to Cuba since 2006 it will be my last time.... travelled in February and March, Kawama was a real day care lots of local with kids the pool was pretty loud and no tourist in the pool it's OK to have local but they take up all the space and food not cool I know Cuba is struggling but local should not steal glasses, utensils, food etc.... We went to the beach sat down and next thing you know we were surrounded again by local they were pretty loud so we left the beach all the travellers I spoke to will not be returning to Cuba .....so Cuba can keep the locals will go elsewhere from now on.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Odyssey07275966767 wrote a review Mar 2022
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My wife and I just returned from Varadero. It was our sixth time to Cuba and our LAST time to Varadero. The hotel club Kawama was a pleasant hotel, but, it is the oldest resort in Cuba and it shows. However that is not why it will be our last time to Varadero. We stopped travelling to the Dominican and Mexico, because you could not leave the resort or sit on the beach without being hounded by pushy vendors. Cuba was not like that, so we enjoyed our trips there. Unfortunately that has changed. you can not leave the resort, or go to the markets without being hounded to death by the vendors. Soon they will be on the beaches as well. We have found a resort that does not have markets near by, and can go for a peaceful walk, called Vilas Tropico Jibacoa. about forty miles from Varadero. If we find they to are getting aggressive vendors moving in, then we will stop travelling.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Jennifer wrote a review Mar 2022
St. Albert, Canada11 contributions4 helpful votes
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First of, Cuba is a 3rd world country, with limited access to many things Canadians take for granted. This was my 3rd visit to Cuba, 1st visit to Club Kawama. As I entered the lobby on my arrival I was greeted by friendly faces. Check in was quick and painless. I made my way to my room, to my villa, room 602. The lobby coffee bar was quite busy with people chatting and enjoying tasty coffees and other drinks. The pool is right behind the lobby, lots if chairs and pool umbrellas, keeping in mind this is fairly small resort, AND a 91 year old resort. Yes some of the buildings are not in prestine condition, however they definitely make the best of things with what they have. I over heard a couple discussing lack of lighting in thier room, Leida, the public relations lady, took control and sincerely apologized and got the situation corrected. The couple was polite and totally appreciated the quick and caring response..Leida is definitely one of the best people I had the pleasure of meeting while at Club Kawama. I found my room, which was right on the beach, and made my way up the steps, to the door, the key was a bit tricky at first but quickly figured it out and entered into the 2 double bed room ( pushed together to make one giant and comfy bed. The pillows were super comfy and the bed was definitely good for sleeping. The room had a tub and only a hand held shower head which some would complain about, but it really was no issue at all. Room always had to and my room lady, Haydee was fabulous. The provide only one bottle of water per visit,however, water is always available from rhe bars so be sure to bring big reusable cups.. of course :) I also had no issue drinking the tap water. Room 602 has a fridge and also a coffee maker,but no coffee provided. The closey had a few hangers which was nice. Never had an issue with hot water, always plenty and always super hot. The AC worked fabulous abd the 2 balcony chairs and table were great for enjoying quiet time watching the waves. FOOD :) it's Cuba.. lol the buffet at breakfast was wonderful, fresh made eggs or omelets each morning as well as many other options. The staff were always friendly and I was always well looked after. The lunch buffet course get pretty busy, locals are allowed on the resort and at times they could definitely create a busy buffet. The a la carte restaurant was open for sandwiches or pizza and pasta each day, which was generally my go to. The staff again were phenomenal. Supper buffet which I only attended a couple of times was good, again it's Cuba, so the food may be considered bland to some. Bring ketchup and hot sauce if you are a fan of those.. lol Live music was there each night I went which was very nice. BEACH The beach is stunning, the bars are good, sometimes didn't have a huge selection but there always choices ;) SPA The massage gentleman was FABULOUS!! 35 cdn for a 40 min massage, worth every penny. COVID TESTING ON LEAVING The covid testing on the day before leaving was a bit of a headache, very slow and huge line up, but that's just part of life now,the sun still shone and we were all looked after. OTHER points.. There are tons of restaurants that are well worth checking out if you want a change from rhe buffet Currency exchange is best done in the resort not at the banks jn Cuba, much better rates at hotel. Part of the resort, buildings in the 40s, are not being fully used from what I could see and those buildings were more run down then most of the other. I can't comment on those rooms but would definitely recommend paying for a room upgrade. The night shows were good ;) All in All I fell in love with Club Kawama and will definitely be returning. Remember it is 91 year old 3 star resort that employs some of the nicest staff, and has a beautiful beach. Don't expect a 5 star experience. Be respectful and kind and get to know the people amd then you will understand the true charm of Kawama!! Thank you to Eduardo, Leida, Yasser, Juan, Heydee, the massage guy and all the other fabulous staff that made my stay truly enjoyable 😉 ❤️
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Club Kawama
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Club Kawama?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Street Market (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Club Kawama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Club Kawama?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Club Kawama?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casa del Chef, Kiki's, and La Casa de Al.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Club Kawama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Club Kawama have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Club Kawama offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Club Kawama?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (8.9 miles).
Does Hotel Club Kawama have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.