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“Not a bad little place.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Los Delfines

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Hotel Los Delfines
Ranked #42 of 63 Hotels in Varadero
Cambridge, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Not a bad little place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

stayed at los delfines for the last week of February 2014, First time there and weren't expecting much. The hotel is dated but the rooms were clean and the staff was fantastic. Bartenders were fun and never had to wait. The breakfast and lunch buffets were okay, really how can you screw up an omelet or pasta. Dinner however was not that good. Do yourself a favour and search out local restaurants like El rancho or better yet Nonna Tinas around the corner from the hotel.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank jeff s
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

My first experience at this hotel was pleasant enough so I went back this February, 3 years later. The hotel hasn't changed that much aside for a new road that cuts through it and the now pathetic pool area. The reviews for this hotel praise this as a great resort and I think it would be for a certain type of guest that I am not. The hotel is almost exclusively 50+ year old guests so there isn't much for a younger crowd to connect with but you're never too far from Varadero clubs off the resort. I was able to forgive this resorts shortcomings because of its great beach, and its location in town within walking distance of restaurants, shops, the bus station and markets.
If you're a more mature traveler, this place is for you... If you're looking for a more younger crowd to mingle with, I'd keep looking.

Pros
Great beach
Decent rooms
5 minute walk to Viazul bus station to Havana or other destinations
20 minute walk to large souvenir market
5 minute walk to shops for anything you need
Nightly variety shows

Cons
Almost completely 50+
Only 1 bar usually open with rude bar staff
Clean, but run down rooms
Average Cuban food - lots of spaghetti

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Davidovich2
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Regina, Canada
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is our 3rd time at Delfines, and we will continue to go back. It doesn't have a disco - which we like. There are very few rooms - it's a nice small resort. Some rooms are smaller than others, but we only sleep in our room - the rest of the time we are out and about. The pool is sparkling clean, the beach is heaven. If you want to party and you're younger - this isn't the resort for you. If you're older (say late 40s and up) and you don't party too hard - this is the resort for you. However, this year I will note as others have that the food was particularly bad - often cold, sometimes undercooked. From speaking to other people at other resorts, this seems to be a problem this year. But we didn't go hungry - and at the cheap prices, go out and find one of the private restaurants (La Rampa was amazing) for a meal. I am horrified at people who take large amounts of food from the buffet and then leave it on their plate - and I know that the servers are frustrated with the waste of food. Food is a valuable commodity in Cuba - but as visitors many people just act as if this is home (Canada, Europe) where food is tossed in large amounts daily. This is Cuba. Remember you are a guest in their country. They do their best within the limits of their economy and resources. Celebrate Cuba for its people, its complex soul, and its beauty. Overlook the older furniture, fixings and limited food selections. Be kind, be open and be gentle, and you will find friends in Cuba that will enrich your vacation and your life.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

The hot buffet was always cold.I did report it to the food manager but it made no difference. One day the same meal for lunch and supper was served again.
I started carrying toilet paper as on more than one occasion there was none in the bathrooms.
\Reported hall light was not working outside our room , was never fixed.
ON the last two days of our trip there was a rank smell in the room which we were told was from the gas refinery or the sewers. The mastresses had a dip in them , pillow was of poor quality, suggest bring your own pillow.
Air conditioner did not work.
Poor service unless you tipped
Employees were asking for cell phones, toothpaste , shampoos etc..
The beach was great.
Went to supper at La Rompa two blocks from hotel. Lobester dinner for $18.00 . Service and food was excellent.. Good location for the downtown area. Met other people who had been staying at the resort for years but wouldnot be returning next year.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I decided to take our third trip to Cuba together. We saw the ratings were good for this hotel and it was fairly cheap so we decided to give it a shot. We are not picky people, however this hotel is not one worth your money. There is no lobby, the rooms are small and outdated, there were barely any vacationers staying at the hotel, there were no options for food other than fish, cucumbers and rice. It was honestly not what we had expected at all and our worst experience in Cuba. The snack bar closes at 6 and the buffet closes at 930, therefore if you want food you have to go to a restaurant in town. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.The entertainers however were fantastic, very upbeat and friendly, as well as there was a pool table, a ping pong table, and a nice beach. We ended up transferring hotels after two nights because the bad outweighed the good by far. Save your money and go elsewhere because you will not enjoy your trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Lets talk about the dirty details .... There is nothing bad about this hotel , except the fact that its old,. I was worried when i read some of the reviews before i left .. I stayed at the hotel from 18-25 january 2014... But once i got there all the worries were gone .. Some rooms in the hotel are smaller then others but very clean , i checked for bugs and there were none.. The food was good, something different everyday , if your more picky their are tones of restaurants right around the corner beside the hotel.... The staff was very friendly and they try there best to help you.. The beach is simply AMAZIN, they cleaned the beach ever morning the only problem are the people who are dirty and don't pick up after themselves... Overall for a 3-star resort it was worth my money .. Im certainly going back next year...

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jo E
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
Level Contributor
160 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Spent a week there last year and already booked a return visit this spring. Food may not be the greatest but have you seen a hotel in Cuba yet that has great food. Not likely and this hotel has the standard buffet as well as a nice little snack bar by the pool and the added advantage of being right downtown where you can walk to several good resaurants with authentic cuban food at very reasonable prices , and its located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Clean rooms, nice pool and freindly staff too. Only draw back we found was limited cocktail selection and very hard uncomfortable double beds (no kings), but considering the price its got to be the best bargain in the Caribbean. A solid 3.5 star selection at a price less than half that of the bigger resorts in the area.

Room Tip: Beach front rooms are newer and a little larger but are in the entertainment/party area. If yiou wan...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Michael J
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Property: Hotel Los Delfines
Address: Ave. 1ra., y Calle 39 | Avenida de la Playa, Varadero 42200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 63 Hotels in Varadero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Los Delfines 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Also Known As:
Los Delfines Varadero
Los Delfines Hotel

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