This is our 2nd visit, we were lucky enough to get married here in 2009 :0).
It was everything we remembered and hoped for & more :0).
The staff were as lovely, attentive & friendly as ever & made us feel so welcome. . We were always encouraged to join in & take part in games & classes, but never pressured!
It was lovely to see some of the same faces as last time, Star friend Alex, bar staff: Ariel, Charlie, Fernando. .
And so nice to make new friends with the very lovely Star friends Rosa, Yenny, Leah , Victor & Oz.. all were so friendly and made our holiday extra special.
We had a lovely attentive chambermaid Niurka, who made sure we were looked after!
Must also say a huge thank you to Nesa who took care of us every morning and made sure we had a beautiful table set for 20, even the 2 highchairs were always ready.
Every occasion they made a huge fuss of & my mum & dad's wedding renewal was such a special perfect day & everything was looked after & arranged to perfection with thanks to the wonderful Belkis, who hadn't changed a bit from arranging our special day.
The beach was as beautiful as ever and an extra special moment was us all standing in the sea watching the amazing sunset.
White sands, palm trees & turquoise sea.. it is just breathtaking!
The rooms are very spacious and have improved from our last visit! The beds atwr huge even when our little one jumped in.. we still had lots of space.
The restaurants are lovely, but the Mediterranean is mostly seafood, so not my cup of tea, but loved the Japanese show cooking! Lots of variety in the main buffet restaurant & we could feed our 19month old with ease.
There is now a new children's aqua and indoor play area.. which is lovely if it gets too hot!
The big sheltered blue beds by the pool are ideal for the little ones as it is very hot.
There are several bars and a huge choice of drinks ! I loved lemon daiquiri this time :0).
The pools are aamazing and never overcrowded & you can always get a sunbed and are never crammed in! The bar staff always make sure you're ok for a drink too!
The only negative for me was the mosquitoes (can't be helped & they do pit measures in to stop them & the doctor & pharmacy are btill, Thomas Cook, weren't the best this time .. they didn't check us in very well (split everyone in the group up on the plane & list my nan's suitcase until 8 days in the holiday) & the airport on way home charging a lot of money for luggage being over in weight.
I must say, Jesus, our Thomas Cook rep was so helpful and tried to help us with the few glitches.
This still didn't tarnish the experience for me & I would recommend this to anyone as we had a group of 20, aged 1-70+ ...
Would 100% go back & would like to thank all the staff, starfriends & hotel for welcoming us & making our stay so special xxx
- 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