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Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa
Ranked #10 of 65 Hotels in Varadero
Labrador City, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Honeymoon in Royal Service”
Reviewed October 18, 2010

We got married at the Iberostar Varadero Resort and it was heaven. We then chose to change resorts for our honeymoon. Varadero has alot to offer and we wanted to check it out. The PPDM offered us what we were looking for. We wanted something adults only, and the ability to upgrade to something we would never forget.
We upgraded to Royal service and selected the Ocean view royal suite deluxe.
The best decision we ever made, besides to get married!!!
We arrived at the hotel lobby and they immediatly transfered up to a different location for check in. They brought us and our luggage to the HILLTOP! We walked in to see a beautiful brass stand with a welcome sign, personalized to us with out names.
We sat down at a desk and as they checked us in, they brough champagne and cold towels.
After that, the introduced us to our Butler- and he brough us to our room. When we walked in it was like walking into heaven. Our room was amazing. 1 1/2 bathroom, bar sink and fridge, seperate living area with TV. Our dining room table had a nice bottle of red wine on it. The fridge stocked with beer, soda, champagne. There was 4 choices of alcohol already there. 26ozs each of Rum, Gin, Vodka, and Premium Whisky.
We had king size bed soaker tub, on teh balcony was our own private jacuzzi and sunbeds. 24hr room service and private butler service, We had two maids, one during the day and then a chambermaid in the evening that turned down our bed and left us little chocolates and fun designs.
This section of the resort has its own private pool that over looks the ocean. Private beach and beach bar. I could go on and on....
The food! We ate at the hiltop restaurant everyday, B-L-D. Complety a la carte for all meals and the food was to die for. The Wait staff we beyond exceptional.
It was very quiet and relaxing. Everyday by the pool there was champagne on ice, sunscreen for you to use and always some around making sure that you were taken care of.
I cant speak enough about the week we spent there.... and Im sure that we are leaving something out.
If your looking for royalty service.... this is the spot to go!!!! Truley amazing!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Paradisus_PrincesaDM, Manager at Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 23, 2010
Dear friend of Paradisus Princesa del Mar

Through their comments, we strive every day to improve and provide excellent service.

we increased the number of weddings we offer at our hotel for 2011

Hope to see you soon in our hotel
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

When we arrived it was raining and we thought uh oh. We checked in, given welcome drinks and then taken to our room which was very spacious clean and most importantly air conditioned. All in all my first impressions of the place was fantastic and it didn't change throughout the 2 weeks. All the staff were very friendly and polite. The manager called Gregory was on top of things the whole day, he was great. The food was fantasic as well. What a choice you had Japanese, bamboo, French, Italian, all a la carte. If you don't fancy that then you had the buffet were you were spoilt for choice. The food was great. The staff were great. The pool area and beach were fantastic. All the excursions we went on were great value for money. The holiday in a nutshell was absolutely perfect from start to finish. I could go on and on about the place but I would be typing all day.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Paradisus_PrincesaDM, Manager at Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 23, 2010
Dear Friend of Paradisus Princesa del Mar

On behalf of the entire team and the direction we want to thank the comments written about us.

We hope to see you soon here again
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

This was truly the best experience I have had on an all-inclusive resort. I have been to many different resorts ranging from 4 1/2 to 5 star ratings all over the Caribbean but Paradisus Princesa del Mar surpassed all the other places and was truly a fantastic place to visit. We were a bit skeptical at first because we had read negative reviews concerning the cleanliness and implications of bed bugs were strong in several reviews during the month of September. I would like to correct this misconception, as this was the cleanest hotel I have ever been to. We did stay in two different rooms as we changed our rooms after getting an upgrade closer to the beachfront. In both the blocks that we stayed in, the rooms, linens and the furniture were spotless. We even went as far as checking the headboards and mattress to ease our anxiety. The hotel staff was most pleasant and attentive at all times. They would go out of their way to look for something we had requested. Customer service was truly commendable. The Deputy Manager- Gregory Roman embodied the true meaning of hospitality and was always attentive and approachable. He was always visible in the hotel from the restaurants, nightly programs to the pools and the lobby area. I have never seen any man work so hard to provide such excellent service. Paradisus Princesa should be proud to have a manager of his caliber. This was truly a home away from home. One last thing I would like to mention to fellow Canadians travelling to Cuba, not many hotels accept Canadian coins /change so it is best to carry Canadian bills as many locals may ask you to interchange their coins they have received in tips to Canadian dollar bills. I would defintely recommend this place to any couple looking to get away and spend time in a romantic, elegant and a truly 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Bacton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2010

We booked this hotel with a bit of intrepidation having read a few recent reviews from this site - I am absolutely dumbfounded by some of the unjustified reviews about this hotel, we had an absolutely fabulous time; the staff quite simply couldn't do enough for you to make your stay a pleasant one and always had a smile and treated us like royalty. The food was very good indeed, how on earth anyone could have complained about this is beyond us - there is lots to choose from and all cooked fresh for you if you want.
The enterertainment on offer was first rate - thank you to Chang and the animation team you all did a great job.
I suppose if you wanted to be ultra-critical you could perhaps say that the shower is fed from the bath taps and we had a plastic shower curtain - not quite 5*, however, apart from this very small detail the remainder of the room was perfect with a huge super-kingsize bed, very comfortable!
I would quite happily say to anyone - book with 100% confidence in this place, it is a top notch resort well done to the management for getting this place absolutely spot on.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 14, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Princessa for our honeymoon and couldn't have had a better trip! The resort itself is gorgeous and the view when you walk in is breathtaking! The food was fantastic, the staff was always friendly and curteous. The management was amazing! They always stopped and said hello and knew who you were. The pool area was kept super clean, as was the rest of the resort. We can't wait to go back and would recommend it to anyone! We LOVED it!!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Essex UK
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

From our welcome to our farewell at the end of two weeks we felt that all the staff, from gardeners , the beach crew, the bar staff, the waiters and waitresses, the cleaners and the bell boys, and entertainment staff, just everyboby wanted us to enjoy our stay at the Princesa. A beautiful spacious room which was bright, clean, greeted us together with the best bathroom to date which included bath robes, scales and a heated shaving mirror.The food options we really good with four a la cart restaurants , the highlight being our first experience of Sushi one unforgetable evening . The Buffet restaurant always offered plenty of tasty options and there were usually four or five cooking stations for fresh options . Its difficult to find any faults apart from the satellite T.V. which seemed to cater for most guests except the U.K. for news and sports.
There are just too many members of staff to thank , but just a great big thank you to Dep. Manager Gregorie and all at the Princesa

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2010

I'm proud to say ," i bring my wife at this luxurious resort for vacation".
We had a suite and we enjoyed the royal service provided by 99% of the staff.
unfortunately, 3 days of big wind,makes the beach very dirty.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa
Address: Auropista Sur, Ctra. Las Morlas, KM 19 1/2, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Varadero
#3 Romantic Hotel in Varadero
#6 Family Hotel in Varadero
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#8 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Paradisus Princesa del Mar Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 630
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Paradisus Princesa Del Mar Resort & SPA is located in Varadero Beach, the Cuban sun and beach tourist destination for excellence. This stunning Ultra All-Inclusive 5-star hotel is designed only for adults over 18. The property houses 434 rooms equipped with modern comforts and provides a varied gastronomic offer, daily activities, swimming pool and meeting rooms which convey an ambiance of quietness and service. Discover the magical peace of this hotel. ... more   less 
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Paradisus Princesa Del Mar Hotel Varadero
Paradisus Princesa Del Mar Resort And Spa
Paradisus Princesa Del Mar Varadero
Paradisus Princesa Varadero
Princesa Del Mar

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