I will return!
The hotel staff gave incredible service . All the staff we met were very friendly and tried thier best to make our stay a memorable one. Drinks flowed freely and they were not watered down
The beach is lovely- no seaweed in the water or on the beach, no dangerous rocks in the water, only small pebbles and broken coral. The water was clear and pristine, warm and relatively calm. Beach accomodation was plentiful and you can easily find an empty cabana at any time of the day while we were there. No problem getting drinks on the beach either,as there are 2 bars on the beach and there is always a waiter going around on the beach asking if we want drinks.
Lots of security on the beach made you feel very safe. There was lots of beach activity and entertainment provided by the staff and you were not hounded to participate. My wife did participate in the Cuban dance lessons while I taped her movements.
We love the sea water so we only went to the pool once for a short time when it was raining, so we cannot provide a review of pool activities
We stayed in building #17 close to the beach, but had a garden view on the ground floor due to difficulty climbibg stairs. There are no elevators in the villas.
The housekeeping staff made lovely towel animals & provided everything we needed, including keeping our mini-bar stocked. Room service was also very nice.They even privided a bottle of wine and flowers on the bed on my birthday. This was a nice touch as I did not alert them of my birthday .
The food was great at the Buffet , but only average at the Japanese and Meditaranean restaurants.
All the rooms are air conditioned, spacious, quiet, lovely and clean The bed was very comfortable
The nightly entertainment and shows were the best I have seen at any resort I have been to. The daytime shows were average but at night it was absolutely brilliant. Really professionally done.
We did a package through Hola Sun and you really couldn't mess up. They got us from the plane to the bus to the resort. There was a Hola Sun representative at the hotel lobby everyday to book optional activities and tours. We declined as we were there to relax.
He told us exactly what we needed to get out of Cuba and back home. The return trip was as easy as the arrival.
There are some negative aspects to my trip.
I could not get a mojito at night from the lobby bar. They always ran out of lime. I did not want one in the morning.
Transportation into town requires a bus or taxi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the beach of Varadero. Iberostar's first 5 star hotel in Cuba. Luxury and comfort in an elegant atmosphere. Top gastronomy and excellent service. Equipped for every kind of meeting, gala dinner, party, etc.. Ideal for groups & incentives. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Varadero Hotel Varadero
- Iberostar Cuba
- Iberostar Varadero Cuba
- Varadero Iberostar