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Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga

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Calle 7 Entre Kawama y Playa, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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#58 of 95 hotels in Varadero
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Accepts VISA, Mastercard, and AmEx from non-US banks only
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Airport transportation
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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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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susan b wrote a review Dec 2021
Port McNicoll, Canada42 contributions124 helpful votes
My husband and I have stayed at this resort many times. We really appreciate how the staff goes out of their way to try to accommodate you. They are our family away from home. I was most impressed with the way the resort worked with the materials they had. Anyone who has been to Cuba knows about the shortages. I don't need milk in my coffee or orange juice in the morning. I have it at home but when you are there, go with the flow. When it is available they will offer it to you. They got very creative in the restaurant using whatever the market offered that week. The food actually tasted pretty good. Rooms were disinfected, (you could smell it) when you arrived. Common areas were kept clean. Of course the toilet paper issue in the public bathrooms will always be there. Non smoking areas were enforced. All Cubans, both staff and guests adhered to the covid protocols. I wish I could say the same for some of the international tourists. The bars were stocked. Red wine with dinner was hit and miss but they offered a sangria or the white was plentiful. The mojitos in the lobby are the best. Pina colada is offered at the beach bar and there is also a second beach bar with beer and mixed drinks. When you have to return home you get your test done 3 days before you leave. You can pay money instead of using your credit card. $40 canadian. Make sure you use the arriveCan app. They do ask to see it at the airport. Hopefully we will be returning for New Years Eve. Looking forward to seeing my family again. Hasta pronto Tortuga
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Sally843 wrote a review Jul 2020
Bratislava20 contributions24 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 contributions157 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
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Jed1590 wrote a review Mar 2020
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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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PRICE RANGE
$55 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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gran caribe villa tortuga hotel varadero, tortuga hotel varadero
LOCATION
CaribbeanCubaMatanzas ProvinceVaradero
NUMBER OF ROOMS
292
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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 airport transportation?
Yes, Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga offers airport transportation 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.