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#25 of 97 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
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Telephone
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Spanish
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Ashley D wrote a review Yesterday
Victoria, Canada8 contributions6 helpful votes
Myself and my girlfriend stayed at the hotel for 12 days during November and had a wonderful time. The resort is quite nice (I think the nicest I've stayed at in Varadero), with cute house like units you stay in, beautiful grounds, and a very pretty beach. The resort also had a bunch of adorable cats and dogs that roamed about (a plus in my books), especially a very sweet tabby that we named Patricia that hung out at the beach restaurant! There are mosquitoes at the resort, (although less than I’ve experienced at other resorts), so I’d highly recommend brining some bug spray to deal with them. The resort does need some work and upkeep, a lot of this seems to be a result of the pandemic but could also be that we visited mid-November before their busy season starts typically. I did notice towards the end of our trip more work/repairs being done throughout the resort. The food was fine, and I quite enjoyed it all, the only real issue I found was a lack of condiments (salad dressing, sauces, etc.) so if you are able too, I'd suggest bringing something with you. They have 3 Al la carte restaurants that rotate, Italian, Caribbean and Gourmet (the only one we didn't get to try). the Italian restaurant was good and had wine (which was the only thing hard to come buy at the resort normally), I'd suggest the Carbonara pizza and "typical" Chicken, was very good. The Caribbean has fantastic chicken wings, and I would highly recommend the "spicy" wings, they were more like teriyaki but fantastic! Like many resorts they offered shows put on each night to entertain guests, the water show done in the pool was especially well done, and on the weekend quizzes (where could win a bottle of rum, which we did 😊). The staff and workers at the hotel were amazing, and defiantly added to my overall experience at the resort. From our maid who made us wonderful and funny towel creations each day, to the very funny bar staff (Alfredo & Tony) who were always up to the challenge of “surprising” us with very tasty drinks, to the hard-working gardeners that were out each morning making the resort look beautiful. Its truly amazing to see such hard working, wonderful, and very grateful people. The event staff Yenier, Frederica and Yoandry were the best. They made afternoons by the pool so much fun and had everyone up and dancing as well as playing games. They gave wonderful recommendations on things to do outside the resort and even help facilitate a very fun outing into Varadero to a night club, they ensured everyone was treated great and made it back to the resort safely, was a highlight of our trip for sure! Overall, my experience was defiantly highlighted by my interactions with the staff and workers here. The resort defiantly could use some updates but overall but myself and my friend agree this was defiantly the best resort we’ve stayed at in Varadero(this was my 4th visit, my girlfriends 8th).
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Clexa wrote a review Yesterday
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We stayed at the hotel for two weeks, our expectations were not that high, but as soon as we arrived, we were surprised and for the best. Te hotel is beautiful, some renovations are needed but it's very well maintained. The staff is great, Yenier, Fede and Yoa, every day both on the beach and in the main pool, made us smile every time. Robe and Henry, Yoli, Roxanne, Yula y Toni, they always make sure you have a great day and have fun. I
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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mjmyrand wrote a review Dec 3
Sainte-Adele, Canada2 contributions3 helpful votes
Summary our this awfull experience! No wine on Friday, no wine until Saturday night and again on Monday. They keep it for the privilege people No butter, no beach towels (had the same for 4 days) no butter, no Mojito (even though it is their national drinks, room was never cleaned properly, Staff very nice but you can see that they are not happy of their conditions. Romm glasses not clean, so do not go there unless you are willing to pay a big extra for the privilege section. Awfull experience, will never return
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Response from Emilio Soto, Atención al cliente/recepción at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero
Responded 2 days ago
Dear guest, On behalf of all our staff at Valentin El Patriarca, we appreciate you taking the time to write us your comments. Rest assured that we will work immediately to improve the details that you indicate to us, any possibility of improvement is a policy that we faithfully put into practice to improve our service every day. We hope you will give us the opportunity to show you how much we have improved on your next visit. Best regards.
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Rob C wrote a review Dec 2
Walkerton, Canada2 helpful votes
As with all Resort Reviews everywhere... your mileage may vary but we just returned from Valentin El Patriarca and I'm going to do my best to describe things for you. As a traveler who has visited many regions and many resorts, including Varadero Cuba previous to this trip. I can tell you without hesitation, Cuba cannot be compared to other countries so please don't. Remember Cuba is not near as fortunate as many other regions and I feel this has been made much worse since the pandemic began. A LOT is closed on this resort and I can only assume it was/is due to staffing issues as apparently they are operating at less than half their capacity. This resort would honestly bump up 2 full Stars if everything was open and available. The Coffee shop is closed, the Piano bar is closed, the Disco was closed, several A La Cartes not running. Yes paper products like napkins, tissues, toilet paper are SCARCE but we never went without. MANY of the drinks were not available either, basically Rum and Vodka available. First time in Cuba where I couldn't get a Mojito! Recommend the Spanish Coffee and S*x on the beach drinks. That being said here's some highlights. 1. FOOD - There was always something to eat at the buffet but yes a lot of limitations and items running out. Lunches at the buffet had meat grilling stations and dinner did not so lunches were the best. Omelet's in the mornings were very tasty but again some days saw limited toppings. A La Cartes, Italian was not good at all, microwaved pizza and chef boy r dee Lasagne but the food was hot and the house red wine was pretty decent. Gourmet and Carribean were both very good choices, once again though certain menu items were NOT available and honestly should have been crossed off the paper menus. 2. ROOMS - Here is where I was most surprised as the rooms (we were not Privelege section) The room was very spacious, big main room, Clean but outdated and showing wear but to be expected. Big bathtub and shower, NO Problems with having HOT water and the AC was COLD!!! Loved it! 2nd floor room and it had a big spacious Balcony! Maid service was amazing, left tips and gift bags I put together of hygiene products and kits fun items and was shown much appreciation. It was my Girlfriends Birthday so I left a note and supplies for the maid service and they went above and beyond at surprising both of us with an Amazing Birthday setup both in the room and outside the door/hallway. THANK YOU 3. DRINKS- I already mentioned earlier that your choices are limited, luckily for me I'm primarily a beer drinker and their Cervesa's are cold and plentiful. I mentioned a few drink recommendations. 4. RESORT - Beautiful resort size and layout! easy to navigate! The Pool is wonderful as is the large swim up bar which we basically had all to ourselves everyday until about 3:30pm when the beach patrons moved inwards to the pool party time :) 5. BEACH/OCEAN - THIS is the Reason you come to Varadero Cuba! I've yet to experience that kind of Blue water and soft sand ocean floor and beach ANYWHERE!! Just amazing! Overall this is a great resort, don't let the negative reviews sway you! Yes there are many disappointments but again remind yourself where you are going before you book! lower your expectations and you will Love it here! I would 100% go back but honestly not until staffing issues are resolved as I really feel like we missed out on a lot with so much being closed and not available. Not sure if this is an issue across all resorts in Cuba right now? or if it's because this resort was closed for a while during the Pandemic. One last thing, I've yet to be at a region or resort where I saw so much happiness, playfullness, and kindness towards their colleagues as I did at this resort. The staff genuinely seem to like and care for one another and support one another! Well Done! Until we meet again Cuba! Cheers
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear guest, On behalf of all our staff at Valentin El Patriarca, we appreciate you taking the time to write us your comments. Rest assured that we will work immediately to improve the details that you indicate to us, any possibility of improvement is a policy that we faithfully put into practice to improve our service every day. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will let our staff know of your special mention. Thank you for your words, we hope you will give us the opportunity to show you how much we have improved on your next visit. Best regards.
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Caroline G wrote a review Dec 1
Brossard, Canada1 contribution
Thank You to everyone at the hotel for the excellent service and especially to Yenier who was able to give a excellent vibe at the disco! It was to Nice to dance on latin music. I appreciate a lot the animation at the pool and at the disco. Gracias para todos para el maravelliosa viajar! 💕
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear Caroline, On behalf of all the staff at Valentin El Partiarca, we thank you for taking the time to leave us a positive review. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, we will forward your special mention to our staff. We hope you return soon. Best regards
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David L wrote a review Nov 2022
Hi, my name's David, I belong to the privilege area of the hotel and I'd love let every one know that I spent a wonderful and unforgettable stay at the hotel and I'd love make mention about the work from some workers at the hotel such as Tony and Tula at the beach bar,Robert, privilege bar, Anneliese, Pedrito and Yisel, as they're extremely professional in this one making feel every single customer at the hotel endlessly comfortable and wishing returning to the hotel 🏨 again, their smile is endless for with us the guests.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear David, On behalf of all the staff at Valentin El Partiarca, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your opinion on this social network and in such a positive way. We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and that you were pleased with the work of our excellent staff. We guarantee that your special mention to each of our workers will be transmitted with pleasure. We are happy to know that you would choose us again for your next visit and we will always receive you with an infinite smile. We look forward to your return. Best regards
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Mamacita S wrote a review Nov 2022
Edmonton, Canada
The privilege are of the resort was wonderful and the staff very kind and a pleasure to get to know. The privilege bar at the pool was very relaxing and fun. The bartender Roberto was wonderful and very nice to get to know. The staff at the upbeach bar Tony and Julia very friendly and kind. One of the best of many stays I've had in Cuba.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear guest, On behalf of all the staff at Valentin El Patriarca, we would like to thank you in the first instance for taking the time to write a positive review of our hotel. We are pleased to know that your stay with us was wonderful and that you were satisfied with our services and staff. Thank you for your words and we look forward to your return. Best regards
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Andre S wrote a review Nov 2022
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Third time in less than a year post-COVID and fourth in total. I traveled alone for my birthday for a two week vacation, and I picked this property based on familiarity and interaction with the people who work here in the past. And again, I was not disappointed. From the front desk and bellboys, superstars abound. Maria Luisa, Lesster, and the other lady (super sweet and helpful but I didn't write her name down) to Liety, Rachel, Anis, Brian and the lobby bar waiters and bartenders who always got me my Cafe Negro in the morning and Spanish Coffee in the evening with an occasional Negoni in between, a smile and a "hola" is returned tenfold. Joel always ready to ride around the resort with a smile and a story on having the "best" day ever. The gardeners (Karel), the maids (Leidy Gonzalez), the buffet servers, the Disco bartenders, snack bar (Noreen), Tony and Yula slinging drinks at the beach bar, and the animation staff all go above and beyond. Roberto at the Privilege is still the rock solid bartender he's always been. And the main pool bar! Liberto et al. Superstars! The hotel itself is ageing, and it would be nice if the owners paid a little attention to keeping it updated. But I always come for the people and I will keep coming for the people. (The food was the best I've had in cuba - dinner at the buffet every night with staff and things were tasty!) My cuban brothers and sisters, Yoly congrats on your promotion to Privilege butler! Yoa, Yenier, Dayron, Sheila, Grieny, Lisvanis and the less glamorous DJs and AV guys, you all rock. Always welcomed and its amazing to feel at home from day one. A special shout out to Chef Pastor who made my last night extremely special by baking a birthday cake for my friend on her birthday at the italian a la carte! Special Thanks to the staff that night for going above and beyond. It has not been forgotten. Best vacation to date so far! and then next one I'm sure will be better. Love you all!!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Andres, On behalf of all the staff at Valentin El Patriarca, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your opinion about our hotel in such a positive way. We are very grateful for having chosen us, we are honored to have such beautiful words and we are delighted that your vacations have been the best with us. We assure you that we will send your mentions and thanks to each of our exceptional workers, we will also take into account your suggestion about keeping our hotel updated for its rejuvenation. We look forward to your return. Best regards
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kimberliemc2013 wrote a review Nov 2022
Vancouver Island, Canada5 contributions7 helpful votes
We traveled with another couple to this resort for 2 weeks in early novemeber. The beach is stunning, and the water is breath taking. the staff at the resort is FANTASTIC. I would like to give a shout out to Lilly and Fernando that work in the ala carte restaurants, they make a great team and always happy and smiling. To the chef (Pastor)...amazing cooking, Thank you. To Brian and Henry in the lobby bar, great service and always smiling. Tony from the beach bar...cheers! He is as friendly as they come. The staff is just so friendly and welcoming. The rooms were cleaned every day, with fresh towels and bottles of water. If you are missing something just ask, they will see to it that you are happy! I have no complaints. Just remember where you are travelling and that the country is still recovering from the pandemic. They do their very best with what they have. Go, have fun, enjoy the people and how kind and loving they genuinely are.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear guest, On behalf of all the staff at Valentin El Patriarca, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your opinion about our hotel. We are happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us and that you are pleased with our services and our staff, we assure you that we will extend your mentions and thanks to each of our aforementioned staff members. Thank you for your words and your recommendation. Best regards
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Tawan Y wrote a review Nov 2022
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Super good Hotel, wonderful staff and activity. Beach is clean next to the epic beach bar run by Tony, really nice barman. The room are always well cleaned and the restaurants are delicious. Would definitely recommend!!!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Dear guest, On behalf of all the staff at Valentin El Partiarca, we thank you for taking the time to leave us your comment on social networks. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for recommending us. We hope you come back again. Best regards
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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 Xanadu Restaurant, Restaurant La Arcada, 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 airport transportation?
Yes, Valentin El Patriarca Varadero offers airport transportation 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 a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Valentin El Patriarca Varadero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French.