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Blau Varadero Hotel
Ranked #3 of 64 Hotels in Varadero
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Where can I start.....

After reading review after review it was hard to believe that this hotel could actually meet all expectations but it certainly did. This hotel has brought us amazing memories. We chose this hotel having 30family and friends in mind as we went to Cuba to get married. We were worried that we would have to please them all. But the hotel did that all on its own. The staff were so friendly and would do anything and more, the rooms were spacious. Our view was breath taking. All bars were lovely, and regardless of the bad reviews on food, there was always a good selection to choose from. The a la cartes were nice, with a pleasant atmosphere. The pool was a fab size and could always get a lounger. The beach is a very short walk away with lovely views along the way, the beach is breathtaking!!!!

We went to this hotel to get married, and what a great experience. Perfect. The wedding planner was fantastic, I would recommend going there to anyone , we are planning on returning in years to come to relive our wonderful memories!!!!

Unfortunately we were hit by hurricane sandy on our last day, this did not spoil a thing. The staff were calm and very reassuring. Overall the weather was sunny and hot with a lovely breeze now and then. Perfect that's all I can say.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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8  Thank stephl25
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Yuni_Romero, General Manager at Blau Varadero Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear stephl25,
Thank you very much for choosing Blau Varadero Hotel to spend your holidays in Cuba.
We are happy to read the good comments about our staff and rooms. We are glad to see that you liked our food.
Thank you for recommending the hotel to other people.
It will be a pleasure to welcome you back
Warm regards

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

My wife and I have just arrived back from a wonderful 11 days at the Blau. Cuba has been on our list for a few years now.
Reading the reviews we arrived with an open mind a little weary after a delayed flight . We were met with a smiling face at reception who welcomed us to the resort and explained all,handing us a room card for 1022.
The room was huge,with a pool / beach view, the beds on other reviews had been mentioned as uncomfortable, but I suffer with a bad back but had 11 Good nights of sleep!
The staff are all first class ,smiling all the time and always awaiting your orders, I expected a laid back caribbean approach but it was very quick service the drinks were all named brands and the cocktails very good.
Our maid was very thorough and her towel artwork was second to none!
The restaurants were good,the main Buffett had plenty of choices for every one and had themed nights which were good. The a la -carte restaurants were also good,long trousers were required for guys , when you were in there the staff gave you very good service .
The beach bar was also good, take your own cups as the plastic mugs issued are very small, our mugs were filled with rum pina colada ( which seemed wrong @ 10am .. But it's a holiday !) also burgers/hot Dogs and toasted sandwiches are available for lunch.
We booked a day trip to Havana with our Virgin rep and it was a Must to see Havana ,the cars,the dancers and the real Cuba, we had a guide called Jose and he was very informative.
Any faults...ok the lifts are a little slow,and one was out of order for a few days , but so what you are on holiday so chilllll!

I would recommend this hotel but this is my opinion and everyone is entitled to theirs.

I would like to thank all the staff at the hotel , they are a credit to their management .Thank You you helped make our trip perfect . We hope to visit Cuba again one day.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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8  Thank mrsunseeker
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Yuni_Romero, General Manager at Blau Varadero Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear mrsunseeker,
On behalf of Blau Varadero Hotel Management and staff we want to thank you very much for your good review.
We are happy to read the good comments about our staff.. We are glad to see that you liked our food, drinks and facilities in general.
Thank you for recommending the hotel to other people.
It will be a pleasure to welcome you back
Warm regards

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Reviewed November 10, 2012

stayed last week in october,great food ,great beach,staff were very helpfull and room was large with great view of pool and ocean.cleaned daily.would definately go back.A la carte restaurants were good and plenty to choose from in buffet restaurant for breakfast,lunch and dinner.not agreat deal of evening entertainment but if you just want a relaxing break like we did it was perfect.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Anthony Q
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

The only trouble with coming here is that it gets you down when you have to leave, this was our third visit and its no different, still as laid back as ever. Beach & sea no good for a week because of hurricane which was a bit crap. New manager seems to be very conscientious and was nice to chat to. We will probably go back in 2013 because after traveling to various different places over the years this just seems to have everything we need and because we smoke cigars its perfect. As always the staff were fantastic but i would like to mention a few this time, thanks to annelyes & rosalia in the lobby bar, adelyes at the pool bar, hose & yelli in the buffet and a special thanks to our very good friends yani & alejandro. See you next year.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank stubs1
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Yuni_Romero, General Manager at Blau Varadero Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear stubs1,
Thank you very much for choosing Blau Varadero Hotel one more time to spend your holidays in Cuba.
We want to thank you for the good reviews about the hotel and for always coming back. We really appreciate it.
It will be a pleasure to have you here at Blau Varadero one more time.
Warmest regards

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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had a memorable holiday in Blau,from October-19 to 29-2012.
Thanks to all and especially our maid Graciela, who every day had a wonderful surprise for me ... swans and other sculptures from towels!
Thank waiter Jose, which has also contributed to our holiday to be nicer!Thank you to general manager of the hotel who organized a wonderful dinner for us and provided us a ride to the restaurant we could not get there because of a hurricane.I am sorry that I do not know names of the other wonderful people who have contributed to our beautiful vacation, especially a waitress in a bar and piano bar area.
Hotel recommend to everyone and I look forward to go back again.

Thank You so much once again!
mira & Steve from Toronto

Room Tip: we were in 504, facing to pool and ocean...excellent room and nice maid Graciela! <3
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Mira_k344
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

We were at the Blau in oct had a great time our room was cleaned daily the maid made something out of the towels everyday from swans to flowers The fridge is stocked daily with a large bottle of water two colas and two beers if you like a cup of tea or coffee take your own there are no facilities in the room,food was good in the al la carte restaurant there was always something we liked you could also have two reservations each week for the Cuban restaurant and the international restaurant we could not fault either though we did here some complaints about the the Cuban being not as nice but some people will moan about anything the beach bar serve food of some kind 24 hours the burgers are yummy the staff there are great,they also serve lunch at the pool bar we saw lots of people with the large thermos cups and wished we had taken some as the drinks are served in small plastic cups ,the hotel is set in lovely grounds and the beach is beautiful ,the only thing that spoiled it was hurricane sandy which hit the last couple of days we were there so we were stuck in then (thank god for the ipad) we would defiantly go back to this hotel in the future

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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10  Thank Jooles596
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

yes the food is just ok, but the beach cannot be beat, nothing like wading out to your chest and being able to see your toes in the amazing aqua green waters. The staff is great, we have been three times and were part of a special welcome back evening and dinner. The lobby bar is amazing, huge ceilings, jazz and blues music at 5pm, also the piano bar is great spot for a quieter evening.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank cuba20009
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Additional Information about Blau Varadero Hotel

Address: Crta. de Las Morlas, km 15, Varadero 42200, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
#3 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#4 Romantic Hotel in Varadero
#5 Business Hotel in Varadero
Price Range: $174 - $501 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blau Varadero Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 395
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just on the shore of the magnificent and famous Varadero Beach, the hotel consists of a 13 floor modern building, completely new. Ideal for those who want to enjoy the beauty and the atmosphere of the most well known beach of Cuba, with the best facilities and a wide list of activities. ... more   less 
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