Went there with my brother just before New Year's. Admittedly, we had fairly low expectations because we'd never been to Cuba before. It turned out to be the most amazing vacation ever! Words cannot describe how much fun it was.
Havana Club is the place to go at night most of the time. It's within walking distance (1 minute walk) and it's usually free cover although you do have to pay for drinks. We got bottle service on New Year's Eve which turned out to be a great idea because we were pretty much the center of attention for the rest of the night.
The hotel was always clean given the constant drinking (practically 24/7). The room was always clean in the afternoon, just in time for a quick nap. The room was surprisingly large, with two twin-size beds. Service at the bars and the snack bars was OK if you tipped regularly. The food was also OK. Can't complain about a free ham & cheese sandwich at 4 am, although there were limited choices as to what you could get.
The entertainers & live bands there really made for a fun party-like atmosphere. There were a lot of drinking games going on as well. Lots of people 20-something. It was like frosh week / spring break but 10000 times better.
The location of Palma Real is probably the best in Varadero. There is a snack bar on the beach, part of the Palma Real resort, which is really great because you can get free drinks on the beach.
When it comes to Palma Real, I would say there is nothing I didn't like. The hotel was rated 3.5 stars when we booked, but really it's 4 stars. I would not go to any other hotel / resort in Varadero.
- Also Known As:
- Hotetur Palma Real Hotel
- Palma Real Cuba
- Hotetur Palma Real Varadero
- Hotel Palma Real Cuba
- Palma Real Varadero Cuba
- Palma Real Hotel Cuba
- Varadero Palma Real
- Hotel Palma Real Varadero Cuba