We have just returned from this resort with an AirCanada vacation from Montreal. The resort itself is very nice - lovely staff, gorgeous setting, clean, spacious rooms - all very good in terms of an all inclusive.
My only 2 complaints are more to do with the all-inclusive system and travelling in Cuba itself.
Getting to and from on a package is a bit of a nightmare - and it would be nice if there was a hotel shuttle going into town but the bus system works - for 4 people cabbing is much more efficient and about the same cost.
The restaurants have good food but the restaurant reservation system is flawed as 'privilege' guests make reservations that they don't keep and the places are half empty - perhaps a 15 minute window of arrival would fix this problem.
All in all - a great place to spend a week.
Getting non-alcoholic beverages is a bit of an issue = especially water - but you can always get it from the bars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prime oceanfront property stretching more than 200 meters wide, Ocean Varadero El Patriarca 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. ... more less