We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Islazul Villa La Mar

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Varadero
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Travel Alert: Licensing Restrictions Apply More details
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

271 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 160: English reviews
Start your review of Islazul Villa La Mar
 Click to rate
Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have stayed here twice and I prefer the Villa La Mar to the Mar del Sur. The rooms have balconies, the beds more comfortable. The food is decent by any standard and as good as any other Cuban budget hotel. I never got sick here, unlike some Cayo Santa Maria hotels. Clean hotel, decent service, but watch out for...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank gorjac
Cornwall, Canada
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Hotel was surprisingly in good condition for a 2 star. Food wasn't very great but one night they had a seafood dinner which I enjoyed. Staff were great and resort was surprisingly very clean (even cleaner than some 4 stars in Cuba that I've been to)! I went with a buddy (two 20year olds) and it was perfect for just...

 Report
Helpful?
8Thank Joey H
Saint John, Canada
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Thank God when you pay for 1 you play at 2 (Mar Del Sur) so I slept at Villa La mar but spent all my time at Mar Del Sur. Villa La Mar is closing for good on May 1,2014 and is being turned into a Military hotel so needless to say all the workers are out of a job...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank GmanGordo
London, Canada
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Went back again (last April/May), with a friend instead of the gf. That in itself was a learning experience. My friend loved it because: a) he's frugal like myself, b) plenty of cubans around (in and out of the resort) c) CRAZY people seem to gravitate to this resort. The regular entourage consited of 3 canadians, a potential tranny and...

 Report
Helpful?
8Thank Zambuccadnezzar_III
Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Recently went to Villa La Mar for a week. This is definitely only a place to sleep while in Cuba. The food at the resort is not so good, I fed all my "meat" to the cats that hang around outside. Even tried the à la carte one night and it wasn't very good. My boyfriend and I decided to...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Chelsea W
Manitoba
Reviewed March 23, 2014

So some of the other reviews are a little scary, but honestly this place isn't that bad. It's a little run-down, but it's clean and the staff are friendly and eager to please. On our arrival, the room we were given had an overwhelming smell of mildew. We simply couldn't breathe, so we asked to change rooms and they happily...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Deborah P
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed March 23, 2014

This trip was a last minut decission. The stright filigt from Helsinki to Varadaro and vice verca was excellent with Finnair and Santours,The location of hotel was one of the best things in Varadero.I spend three nights in the hotelroom where I could not close the balcony door and safety kees where lost.Of course that was a bit complicated for...

Review collected in partnership with Galahotels.com
 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Satu N
Reviewed March 21, 2014

First of all, it was my first trip to Cuba. Beach was AMAZING no doubt. I went on the third week of August and the weather was PERFECT, HOT & clear sunny sky to be precise. The hotel: Food was good, Idk why people are complaining, I'm not picky, I'm not fat either. Pool was not so crowded, played reggaetton&...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Von Axl V
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed March 21, 2014

This was our second year at Hotel Villa La Mar, and it felt like coming home when we walked back in to the place! We spent 7 weeks at Villa La Mar, and while our friendships haven't changed since last year...a few things have!! You still experience the intimate feeling and warmth of a small hotel, but you now have...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ginny B
Herzlia, Israel
Reviewed March 21, 2014

My wife and I found ourselves looking for accomodation in Varadero at 3am so we had to settle for any hotel that had an available room. So we found ourselves staying the rest of the night at Villa La Mar. The hotel is so so. Our room was spacious with a balcony but was very dated. The mattresses were not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Zorba139
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

458 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (458)
Viewed
Room/Suite (78)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (98)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (103)
Viewed
View from Room (19)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (11)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
4:56
Videos (3)
Viewed
Other (116)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Varadero hotels
0.4 mi away
Hotel Horizontes Herradura
Hotel Horizontes Herradura
#57 of 63 in Varadero
132 reviews
0.1 mi away
Islazul Mar del Sur Aparthotel
1.2 mi away
Hotel Dos Mares
Hotel Dos Mares
#56 of 63 in Varadero
118 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
Hotel Los Delfines
Hotel Los Delfines
#42 of 63 in Varadero
784 reviews
1.6 mi away
Starfish Cuatro Palmas
Starfish Cuatro Palmas
#9 of 63 in Varadero
1,056 reviews
2.4 mi away
Be Live Experience Las Morlas
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
In your room
  • Air Conditioning

Additional Information about Islazul Villa La Mar

Address: 3a. Avenida e/ 28 y 30, Varadero, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Hotel Class:2 star — Islazul Villa La Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 264
Also Known As:
Islazul Villa La Mar Hotel Varadero
Islazul Hotel La Mar
Islazul Hotel Varadero
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Islazul Villa La Mar staff and other travelers.
5 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Islazul Villa La Mar staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Ask for the new building.”
 of 5 bubbles gorjac, Jan 1, 2015 | Read review
“Choose Second or Third Floor.”
 of 5 bubbles joeyh374, Sep 4, 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room away from the bars and public areas.”
 of 5 bubbles 618DeborahP, Mar 23, 2014 | Read review
“We were on the back side of "El Delfin" across the street from the main entrance, on the 2nd floor - it was good and quiet for sleeping.”
 of 5 bubbles 785ginnyb, Mar 21, 2014 | Read review
“Give the lady at the front a Beso (kiss) on the cheek... I made her blush lol!”
 of 5 bubbles Tyler29, Mar 18, 2014 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question