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Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga

Calle 7 Entre Kawama y Playa, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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#57 of 94 hotels in Varadero
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View


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45Car recommended
Grade: 45 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Sally843 wrote a review Jul 2020
Bratislava20 contributions23 helpful votes
Unfortunately we had a very bad experience with this hotel and we would not recommend it at all. The only positive thing is the location , as it is directly on a beautiful beach and the view from seaview rooms top floor is amazing. Apart from that there was no positive thing. We had bad bugs in our room (we had direct seaview top floor room) so we woke up every morning with itchy bites. The standards of hygiene in restaurant are terribly poor, there are cockroaches all over the buffet. The hotel pool has totally dirty water so you will not swim there. On top of all these things, we have been stolen our beach towels on the day of our departure and the staff was trying to get the money out of everything so we had to pay for 2 towels that they have stolen from us ....very sad way how to get tips from tourists. If you have already chosen this hotel, try at least to get the seaview rooms.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Erdem2019 wrote a review Apr 2020
Istanbul, Turkey288 contributions153 helpful votes
In general the hotel was ok and I recommend this place for all tourists. In specific: Hotel: It is somewhat old but still good for all facilities. I havent use the pool anyway pool is not perfect compare to other hotels in Kuba. Food: Perfect. They offer all kinds of sea food and also meat and vegetables. But if you stay more than a week the breakfast becomes every morning the same:) However I think the best thing of the hotel is food. Drink: Since it was all inclusive you can drink whatever you want . Especially coctails are wonderful. There is a bar on the beach which makes your holiday fantastic. Rooms: Ok our room was the worst room of the hotel First it was on the public street and its door was brooken. Anyway we lived with that. If you pay high you may have better rooms but our room was the one which are economic so it was ok. Anyway we didint spent much time in the room. Beach: Absolutely fantastic. The gotel is right on the beach and really fantastic. Animation: It starts too late. Since we are too tired mostly we cant participate but some of them was really good. The live concert was really good. Internet: only in lobby and you must buy a card. The card is more expensive that its usual price. You may use 2 comoputers fr internet. No wifi. Exchange: You can only exchange money in hotel reception where the exchange rate is really awful but this is Kuba!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Rianna D wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada5 contributions
The reviews for this resort were really bad so going in my friend and I were scared but this resort was way better than we thought it would be. We are both students in our twenties so we didn't expect much and it exceeded our expectations. The bathrooms are gross but that's to be expected in Cuba. We brought some toilet paper from home, highly recommend doing that. For the price, the rooms and food were very good. Room was clean, beds comfy. The beach is so nice and there were always chairs for us to use. The food is repetitive but good and there's always enough. The servers are helpful if you're missing a cup or cutlery. The staff is nice. There's animation daily. The main partying in Varadero is a bit far but you can taxi. Also, it's easy to walk into town to go buy souvenirs or go out for food.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Jed1590 wrote a review Mar 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
Not sure what is up with all the negative reviews on this resort however for a budget friendly and family friendly Villa we had a great time. (Theirs a difference from a Villa and a Resort we learned) Food was great and never went hungry once. Typical Cuban cusine. Even for the pickiest eater there was always something to find. Keep in mind this is Cuba not Canada or some other country. Rooms were okay. Dated a few bruises and warts but okay. Maids were great. Had clean towels, beds were made every day and toilet paper. Treat the maids well and they will treat you good. I can’t really find anything negative to say about our stay here. Good Job Villa Tortgue we will be back soon.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Al T wrote a review Mar 2020
Mississauga, Canada22 contributions37 helpful votes
So I give this resort two stars for the fabulous beach and immaculate landscaping. The rooms are hit and miss. I lucked out – I had hot water, toilet paper, a comfortable mattress, working TV, 2nd floor balcony and a beautiful view of the ocean. Unfortunately, quite a few others complained about no hot water, mattress springs scratching their backs, no running water, leaky windows, no balconies, toilets that wouldn’t flush, and no TVs. Not that you should need a TV on vacation, but we had quite a few very cold and windy days where I spent quite a few hours watching TV because it was too dang cold to sit on the balcony, even wrapped in the extra blankets! So good news, they do give you extra blankets in the closet, bad news, they don’t give you beach towels nor proper bath towels. Seriously, the bath towels are the size of kitchen hand towels. TAKE YOUR OWN BEACH TOWEL. Otherwise, you’ll waste every waking moment asking if they have towels yet to which they reply, I’ll save you one but I don’t know when we’re getting any. I think they get a supply once a week. The bars are terrible. Couldn’t get a daquiri, couldn’t get a pina colada (which they make with powdered milk – sorry, but gross), basically rum punch, rum & coke, beer on tap, vodka straight up (no orange juice). If you ask for a vodka and orange, you get vodka and fanta. Yes, staff work very hard to feed the rude hordes of people. Why do people pile on food on their plates, then leave half on the table untouched? Anyhoo…no wine in the dining room. You can get house wine at the a la carte if you like tinted vinegar with your meals. There are bottles for purchase – we did not. IMPORTANT: if for whatever reason you still decide to go to this resort, take tissue and soap with you at all times. There is no toilet paper nor soap in ANY of the resort washrooms. Including the one next to the dining room. Very unsanitary. Thankfully I took Dukaral before leaving Canada which helped immensely. You will ABSOLUTELY get ecoli contamination, cramping, etc. I saw kids eating and drinking WHILE in the pool – ewww. I saw the resort staff disinfect the pool deck once, with petrol and water. Strange, but effective?? Also, visitors, STOP FEEDING THE CATS. People take platefuls of meet from the buffet and dump it on the grass for the cats. The cats are better fed than the locals! FOOD: Now, yes, I saw small cockroaches in the dining room, at breakfast, on a table but we are in the south after all. It’s bound to happen. Thankfully never around the food. The food itself, hmm, well, I’m pretty flexible and I love beans but I’m sorry, after three days of having beans and rice, for breakfast, lunch and dinner – yeah, no thanks. No toaster, no peanut butter, no orange juice, very small choice, very small buffet. No, you won’t starve. Cuban Day was the best spread I saw all week. Bananas once. So every day you get white rice, red beans, chicken pieces, hard cooked eggs, shredded cabbage, shredded kale, cake (same cake, different shapes, different toppings), and rice pudding. Ice cream most days but when it runs out, that’s it! We had honey for a couple of days, then it ran out. We had pasta for a couple of days, then no more. So yes, for a couple of days it’s fine and you won’t starve, but you won’t exactly be excited about eating there either. Now, there is an AWESOME pizza place immediately upon exiting the resort, at the street. Nice outdoor seating. I had the mixed pizza and it was delicious. For a pizza (one size – medium), and two cans of beer I paid 10 pesos. Pretty good! I ate the whole dang thing I was so hungry. Be aware though, nine cats appeared out of nowhere for handouts and some are quite aggressive. Be careful. No need to be nasty, just ignore them and they’ll go away. If you feed them, be prepared to keep your fingers away – one of them scratched my sister. The “market” downtown was a rip off. 20 pesos for a t-shirt? That’s roughly $26 Canadian! Save your money – go eat pizza instead. I found everything sooo expensive in Varadero. Sad really, it’s a beautiful country with beautiful people, but I’m saving my money and going elsewhere. Perhaps if this is your first trip to Cuba than it may be a good experience. I’ve been eight times so I’m done. Feel free to send questions. I hope this review helps.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Take a beach towel! Take Dukarol!!
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$55 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Street Market (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Casa del Chef, La Vaca Rosada, and Kiki's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (8.8 miles).
Does Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.