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Starfish Varadero

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#9 of 30 all-inclusives in Varadero
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.6
Service
4.1
Value
4.1
Travelers' Choice
See why so many travelers make Starfish Varadero their all-inclusive resort of choice when visiting Varadero. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. This palm tree laden patch of pristine land, offers comfortable rooms with an array of amenities and hospitality services. Sip from your mojito at the on site bars, dine à la carte-style and bask on the sandy-white beachfront in the warm Cuban sun. Starfish Varadero offers three restaurants, one buffet and six bars, swimming pools for kids and adults, daily entertainment and a lot of activities for everybody. Enveloped by tranquil gardens, Starfish Varadero resort is the perfect vacation oasis for families, couples and singles.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Poolside bar
Beach
Tennis court
Children's playground
Secured parking
Public wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Private balcony
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
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Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Spanish
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3,943 reviews
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Starfish Varadero emerges as a beachfront favorite for guests who relish its lively atmosphere, complete with music, dancing, and nightly shows. While the staff earns praise for their attentiveness and the resort is recognized for its food variety and well-maintained grounds, some visitors express concerns over room cleanliness issues and amenity limitations, including inconsistent beach towel availability. Although opinions on value vary, with some guests finding affordable options, others feel the services do not justify the cost.
Atmosphere
Lively
Rooms
Neglected
Value
Mixed
Cleanliness
Mixed
Service
Friendly
Amenities
Satisfactory
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Xyandria C wrote a review Feb 23
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I recently stayed at the Starfish Varadero hotel and was very impressed with the cleanliness of the property. The rooms were spotless, and the common areas were always well-maintained. It was clear that the staff took great care in keeping everything clean and tidy. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean and comfortable stay in Varadero.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Exandria: We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience during your recent stay at Starfish Varadero hotel. It is great to know that you were impressed with the cleanliness of the property, including the spotless rooms and well-maintained common areas. We are proud of our dedicated staff who work diligently to ensure that our guests have a clean and comfortable environment to enjoy their stay in Varadero. Thank you for recommending our hotel to others seeking a clean and comfortable accommodation in Varadero. Your positive feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to welcoming you back for another enjoyable stay in the future. If there is anything else we can do to enhance your experience, please do not hesitate to let us know. Thank you for choosing Starfish Varadero hotel. Best regards, General Manager.
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Faye Z wrote a review Feb 23
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My booking number is 131809103. The worst nightmare, not a holiday! There is was not hot water in my bungalow at all times, power and internet was on and off during my holidays in Starfish resont. Food was terrible and all around the resort was sad situation. I can never call it a holidays! I wanted to go back to Canada after the couple of days been there, I got my complaints to the Sunwing representative and ask them to send me home. I want my money back.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Client: We are sorry to hear about your negative experience at Starfish Resort. We apologize for the inconvenience you faced with the lack of hot water, intermittent power and internet, and the poor quality of food. We understand how frustrating it must have been for you to deal with these issues while trying to enjoy your holiday. Please know that we take your feedback seriously and will address these concerns with the resort management to ensure that improvements are made. We will also follow up with Sunwing regarding your request to be sent home and your refund request. We apologize for falling short of your expectations and hope that we can make it right for you in the future. Thank you for bringing these issues to our attention. Best regards, General Manager.
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Heidi T wrote a review Feb 16
Tallinn, Estonia8 contributions
Great cheap hotel, it needs some refreshing, but nothing too bad. The staff was awesome. The entertainment team was really active everywhere and mingled with every guest. Wifi was everywhere in hotel territory, even our bungalow had a router inside. Our housekeeper was chatty, but a little lazy and changed our sheets and towels only once in our 12 night stay, and never cleaned our dirty mirror, we tipped every day, first in pesos, later in dollars, but nothing changed. As we stayed in bungalows, we had access to only bungalow guest buffee and it was awesome, no ques and basically a personal waiter. The food was okay, there was lot of meat, fish, rice, pasta and potatoes every day, but i missed cucumbers the most. I was little sad that there was no nightclub or proper bar where you could dance. There was a 24/7 sports bar and lobby bar, which had only 5 or so tables and was walk through and didn't give a good vibe, so that was a minus in my opinion. The beach was beautiful and had lots of sunbeds and the road to the beach was gorgeous.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Client: We had a wonderful time at the hotel! While it could use some refreshing, we found it to be a great value for the price. The staff was truly amazing, and we were impressed by the active and engaging entertainment team. The availability of Wifi throughout the hotel territory, including in our bungalow, was a definite plus. However, we did have some issues with the housekeeping service. Our housekeeper was friendly but a bit lazy, as she only changed our sheets and towels once during our 12-night stay and neglected to clean our dirty mirror. Despite tipping daily in both pesos and dollars, there was no improvement in the service. On the bright side, the bungalow guest buffet was fantastic, with no lines and personalized service from the waiter. The food was decent, with a good variety of options, although I would have liked to see more cucumbers. One disappointment was the lack of a nightclub or a proper dance bar. The 24/7 sports bar and lobby bar didn't quite meet our expectations in terms of ambiance and space. Nevertheless, we thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful beach with plenty of sunbeds and the picturesque road leading to it. Overall, we had a memorable stay and appreciate the hospitality of the staff. Thank you for a great experience! Best regards, General Manager.
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Cory R wrote a review Feb 16
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Awesome time. Just boys week, my dad ,son and myself. Cuba people are great as always. Resort clean and lovely. The food was good drinks plentiful. Easy to get are around. Special shout out to Raidel and Alfredo from customer service and the cleaning lady for our room. 18-4 bungalow. I will come back to this resort. Bang for your buck.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Client: We had an incredible time during our boys week in Cuba! It was just my dad, my son, and myself, and we had a blast. The people of Cuba are always so welcoming and friendly. The resort was clean and lovely, and we enjoyed the delicious food and plentiful drinks. Getting around was easy, and we felt well taken care of. A special thank you to Raidel and Alfredo from customer service, as well as the cleaning lady for our room in bungalow 18-4. Their attention to detail made our stay even more enjoyable. We definitely plan on coming back to this resort - it's definitely a great value for your money. Thank you for the unforgettable experience! We can't wait to return. Best regards, General Manager.
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Sandra M wrote a review Feb 15
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If you are elderly and have difficulty with STAIRS,, this is not the place you want to go ...asked for a ground floor room ,,, there are none unless you book a bungalow... $$$$$..NO HELP with luggage.(54 steps) to get the lobby ... 59 steps to get to dining room and another 10 to get to the walkway to beach.. staff is wonderful !Will not go back...
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Sandra: We are sorry to hear about your experience with the stairs during your stay. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. We appreciate your kind words about our staff and their service. Your feedback is important to us, and we will take it into consideration to improve our services in the future. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we hope you will reconsider and give us another chance in the future. If there is anything else we can do to assist you, please let us know. Thank you. Best regards, General Manager.
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Zoee S wrote a review Feb 15
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
This was our first time going to Cuba , the beach it self is majestic. The hotel is okay not much activity's going on when we were their food is very very limited ! And some not the greatest. We stayed away from uncooked fresh fruits and vegetables and we were never sick. We on drank bottle water and sad we ONLY got ONE water every other day! But we bought it. We got scammed into trading money with the cook in the buffet but whatever . I would go to a higher star hotel, cause we paid 3000$ for the upgrade and was NOT worth it. 3000$ you can stay somewhere nicest. Not to mention we got called out checking out for " stealing a towel" but we had them check our bags and we didn't have it but guess who got charged 30$ for a towel? Me yes to leave the hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Zoee: We are sorry to hear about your experience during your first trip to Cuba. We appreciate your feedback regarding the beach and hotel activities. We apologize for the limited food options and the inconvenience with the water supply. It's disappointing to hear about the money exchange incident and the perceived lack of value for the upgrade cost. We regret any misunderstandings during check-out and the situation with the towel. Your comments will be shared with our team for improvement. We hope you consider giving us another chance in the future to provide a better experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. Best regards, General Manager.
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Daniela C wrote a review Feb 14
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The staff is very friendly and provides very good service, attention, and attitude. Our overall stay was amazing but what made it better was the animation team! The different games and entertainment they provided was beyond our expectations. Loved every minute of my stay and can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Client: We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience during your stay! Our staff takes great pride in providing excellent service, attention, and a positive attitude to all of our guests. We are especially delighted to hear that the animation team added an extra layer of enjoyment to your visit. It's wonderful to know that their games and entertainment exceeded your expectations and made your stay even more memorable. We can't wait to welcome you back for another amazing stay in the future! Best regards, General Manager.
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Richard C wrote a review Feb 13
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I had a good time here. The food overall was pretty good. If you wait in line you can always get fresh cooked pork chops, eggs, etc. The ice cream is better than Canada’s. The staff are great! I really appreciated how the workers and the entertainment would make you feel so welcome. Andy, Edgar,and the rest of the entertainment really go out of their way and are a lot of fun!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Client: Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm glad to hear that you had a good time here and enjoyed the food. It sounds like the fresh cooked pork chops, eggs, and ice cream were a hit! It's always nice to have a variety of delicious options to choose from. I'm thrilled to hear that the staff made you feel welcome and that Andy, Edgar, and the rest of the entertainment team went out of their way to ensure you had a great time. It's wonderful to know that their efforts didn't go unnoticed and that they added to your overall experience. We truly appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you back again soon for another fantastic visit. Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with us! Best regards, General Manager.
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Burton1987 wrote a review Feb 11
London, Canada4 contributions
Me and my wife love starfish varadero,it's were we got engaged and we're we plan to get married Feb 2025 but the best part of starfish varadero is the receptionist yudelkis she is amazing the highlight to our trip and as my wife always says she has great nails lol
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Client: We are so happy to hear that Starfish Varadero holds a special place in your hearts, especially since it's where you got engaged and plan to get married in February 2025! We are thrilled to hear that Yudelkis, our receptionist, made such a positive impact on your stay. It's wonderful to know that she was the highlight of your trip and that your wife appreciates her great nails! We will be sure to pass along your kind words to Yudelkis. Thank you for choosing Starfish Varadero for such special occasions, and we look forward to being a part of your upcoming wedding celebration! 🌟💍🥂 Best regards, General Manager.
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Natacha P wrote a review Feb 10
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Food was great , people amazing ! The massge was even better . When you do go. Go see mayelin for a massage . I have fibromyalgia and injuries . I was able to spend a vacations without pain . Very clean hotel and great animation staff too . Andy is too funny🥰
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Client: We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! We are delighted that you found the food great, the people amazing, and the massage exceptional. Mayelin is truly talented, and we are glad she was able to provide relief for your fibromyalgia and injuries. It's wonderful to hear that you were able to enjoy your vacation without pain. We take pride in maintaining a very clean hotel and ensuring that our guests have a memorable experience. We will be sure to pass along your compliments to our animation staff, especially Andy. Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we hope to welcome you back soon! 🥰 Best regards, General Manager.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starfish Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Starfish Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (0.6 miles), Cueva de Ambrosio (0.4 miles), and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Starfish Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Starfish Varadero?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Starfish Varadero?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a poolside bar, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Starfish Varadero?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starfish Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Xanadu Restaurant, Restaurant La Arcada, and La Panchita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starfish Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Starfish Varadero have airport transportation?
Yes, Starfish Varadero offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Starfish Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a banquet room and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Starfish Varadero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Starfish Varadero?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (0.4 miles).