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Valentin El Patriarca Varadero

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Autopista Sur km 18 Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#10 of 92 hotels in Varadero
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Prime oceanfront property stretching more than 200 meters wide, Valentin El Patriarca Varadero is a five-star resort reflecting the 40’s and 50’s Varadero historic architecture. Complete with 420 deluxe rooms, Privilege Deluxe and Privilege Junior Suites; an array of thematic restaurants; a Despacio Spa Centre; Privilege Exclusive Rooms and Services, Privilege Lounge, and upgraded amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Free airport transportation
Parking
Internet
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Modern
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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Micky wrote a review Sep 12
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We are on our last day at Valentin el patriarca resort and It’s been an amazing stay. Really beautiful resort and the beach is clear and beautiful. Staff is absolutely terrific, friendly and always smiling. The privilege section is really worth it. The food and the drinks are really good, with a private pool and bars and a private ocean view restaurant. The staff at the privilege, Anely, Amelia, Pedro and Zuri really take care of us. Really worth coming. Nice vacation!!! Thank you very much to everyone
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Good Morning Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon with us. We are very happy that you have enjoyed a happy vacation at our Hotel Valentín El Patriarca. We appreciate your fantastic comments about our beaches, our staff, our gastronomy, etc…. Thank you very much for how well you have made us enjoy your company. We will be very happy that, with due prudence, and once normality is restored to this horrible pandemic, we can welcome you again and continue to share unique moments together. Our Staff team is committed to continuing to guarantee the well-being of our clients so that they feel more cared for than ever and maintain the trust that you have shown us. We assure you that we are reinforcing the protocols to the new contexts, because the most important thing for us is our clients. We wish you good health and to be able to meet again as soon as possible !!!! Greetings
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2_girls_2_passports wrote a review Sep 10
Toronto, Canada9 contributions7 helpful votes
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We booked a last minute trip with Air Canada Vacations. We were a little anxious at how everything was going to go, as this was our first international trip in 2 years due to the pandemic. We could not have wished for an easier process! On arrival at Varadero airport, everyone lined up and was given a small vial with your name on it which you took to a doctor/nurse, dressed in full medical scrubs. Our test was done with a swab at the back of the throat, it took less than a minute and we went through to customs and onto bag collection. All very quick and easy. We were met by a ACV rep outside Arrivals and loaded onto the transfer bus. Our recommendation would be to pay extra for the private transfer as we sat and waited over an hour in the parking lot for other passengers and then it took at least 45 mins to drop everyone off at various hotels. - The transfer bus was full - Our negative test result came back at 2pm the following day and we were informed by our ACV rep at the welcome meeting, we were then allowed to leave the resort including participating in day trips, but only within Varadero, which is the current Cuban restriction at the time this was written. The hotel is currently sitting at quite a low occupancy, there are limited activities and the pools are very quiet during the day. Everyone spends their time at the beach. If 'vibrant vacation' is was you're seeking, Cuba is probably not the destination as it is very quiet. Our number one highlight of the trip was Varadero beach, it has the whitest sand and turquoise water we have ever been to! We loved spending our mornings swimming and using the included, paddle boats, kayaks and catamarans. We chose to book the free upgrade to the privilege room, this gave us access to our own swimming pool away from the main pool (which was steps away for our 1st floor room), but also access to our own restaurant which served a Lobster dinner. This (Privilege) restaurant offered a 'la carte breakfast and dinner and snacks/ tapas all day with bar service up until 11pm. You also have your own concierge service, ZURI! Zuri is amazing - very attentive and happy to help with anything resort related. He organised a surprise birthday cake and everything! We were well looked after by the privilege team. A huge thank you to Anely, you and your team went above and beyond and made our trip so special, it was great to get to know you!! Fernando, Pedro, Amelia and Sonya, we thank you all so much. Due to covid they have just one other restaurant open per night for other guests outside of the privilege area, we did dine here and found the a 'la carte set menu had variety and again the service was wonderful we had Luis each night we dined and we loved seeing him each evening - he was so attentive and welcoming. For breakfast we generally ate at the privilege restaurant and for lunch the buffet is the only option. There was decent variety each day, the only thing lacking is fresh salad options and if you like a little 'spice' in your food, bring condiments with you! At the buffet we were looked after so well by Jorge. Jorge is wonderful, very very friendly, kind and genuine. We asked for avocado one day and he brought with him the next day 2 avocados the size of your foot and a Mango from his home! it was incredible - Thank you Jorge - We loved seeing you each morning!! Thank you also to our amazing housekeeper - Vesna. She was always so cheerful and happy, she did such a wonderful job daily! In summary, we had a great time. We are a same-sex couple and felt welcome and did not at any time feel uncomfortable, in fact the kindness and gratitude which we made an effort to show, we received back in abundance. We will definitely visit again, and felt like we left with new friends. We felt safe, the staff were always wearing masks and due to low occupancy each guest had a huge amount of space. We did change some CAD to local CUP on the transfer bus and at the resort, we wanted to tip for every meal and all services as we knew how much resorts and the travel industry are suffering- CUP was only good for tipping staff, everything else (day trips, snacks in Varadero town, souvenirs etc) was all via credit card. Leading up to our return back to Canada we did our PCR tests at the doctors office on-site at the resort. USD $30pp via credit card, and our results were collected 24hrs later. They gave us two certificates which we can present at the airport to board our flight home. We highly recommend the Patriarca, thankyou!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Good Morning Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon with us. We are very happy that you have enjoyed a happy vacation at our Hotel Valentín El Patriarca. We greatly appreciate your comments about the staff both at Privilege and the rest of the points such as the Buffet and the pools. As you could see, all the meals are based on Cuban gastronomy; We are very glad you liked it. We will be very happy that, with due prudence, and once normality is restored to this horrible pandemic, we can welcome you again and continue to share unique moments together. Our Staff team is committed to continuing to guarantee the well-being of our clients so that they feel more cared for than ever and maintain the trust that you have shown us. We assure you that we are reinforcing the protocols to the new contexts, because the most important thing for us is our clients. We wish you good health and to be able to meet again as soon as possible !!!! Greetings
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Ivan m wrote a review Sep 6
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My stay here was very pleasant and nice. Starting from the very beginning we were greeted fast and nicely. The food, the bar and drinks are amazing. Top quality service and very nice staff. Overall, we would come back here again.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Good Morning Mr. Ivan Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon with us. We are very happy that you have enjoyed a happy vacation at our Hotel Valentín El Patriarca. We will be very happy that, with due prudence, and once normality is restored to this horrible pandemic, we can welcome you again and continue to share unique moments together. Our Staff team is committed to continuing to guarantee the well-being of our clients so that they feel more cared for than ever and maintain the trust that you have shown us. We assure you that we are reinforcing the protocols to the new contexts, because the most important thing for us is our clients. We wish you good health and to be able to meet again as soon as possible !!!! Greetings
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Elia E wrote a review Sep 2
1 contribution2 helpful votes
We stayed me and my boyfriend in the resort for 1 week. It was really good. The staff is so friendly and kind. The alcohol is amazing. The food is better than we expected. The ocean is so clear 😍😍. We did a couple relaxing massage and it was AWESOME.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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This was a last minute trip to Cuba. The resort is amazing. The staff are so welcoming and cheerful. We booked the privilege package. With that, we had a very nice room with a private pool for the privilege guesses. We also had a butler and a private restaurant. It's easy to say, it was the right choice. Beside that, the beach is amazing. We went scuba diving on a sailing boat. We also had a great couple massage, highly recommended. The drinks are great, and all the bars are nice and relaxing. The food was Better that expected. As a bonus, we had free wifi all trip long.
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Jean-Paul H wrote a review Sep 2
1 contribution3 helpful votes
This was a last minute trip to Cuba. The resort is amazing. The staff are so welcoming and cheerful. We booked the privilege package. With that, we had a very nice room with a private pool for the privilege guesses. We also had a butler and a private restaurant. It's easy to say, it was the right choice. Beside that, the beach is amazing. We went scuba diving on a sailing boat. We also had a great couple massage, highly recommended. The drinks are great, and all the bars are nice and relaxing. The food was Better that expected. As a bonus, we had free wifi all trip long.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Good Morning Mr. JeanPaulh Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you again very soon with us. We are very happy that you have enjoyed a happy vacation at our Hotel Valentín El Patriarca. We will be very happy that, with due prudence, and once normality is restored to this horrible pandemic, we can welcome you again and continue to share unique moments together. Our Staff team is committed to continuing to guarantee the well-being of our clients so that they feel more cared for than ever and maintain the trust that you have shown us. We assure you that we are reinforcing the protocols to the new contexts, because the most important thing for us is our clients. We wish you good health and to be able to meet again as soon as possible !!!! Greetings
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Varadero El Patriarca
LOCATION
CaribbeanCubaMatanzas ProvinceVaradero
NUMBER OF ROOMS
420
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Frequently Asked Questions about Valentin El Patriarca Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (2.0 miles), Cueva de Ambrosio (1.0 miles), and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant La Arcada, Xanadu Restaurant, and La Panchita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Valentin El Patriarca Varadero have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Valentin El Patriarca Varadero offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Valentin El Patriarca Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (1.0 miles).