I stayed at this resort from January 6th-13th and found it very pleasant. It wasn't perfect, but I don't know of one that is. This resort was the least I've ever paid for an all-inclusive and quality-wise, it was the best. Don't believe all the bad reviews. Go with an open mind and you'll have a blast!
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, even at 4am. The beach was fantastic; there are two pools that cater to those who want a quiet, relaxed holiday and those who want a more active one; the shows and live music in the evenings far exceeded my expectations (if the stage performers were allowed out of the country, I think some would be working for Cirque du Soleil); and the food was what I've come to expect in Cuba. As compared to other Cuban resorts, this one had a reasonable amount of variety and the food was always hot. (Suggestion: bring some ketchup and soy sauce packets and your meals will be more enjoyable)
The rooms were decent. Always clean and we found them to be comfortable. The bathroom was large which was nice. We always had hot water and good water pressure. Our mini-bar was stocked daily and we had fresh towels most days. We were also able to exchange our beach towel every day. One day we went in the morning and they were out of clean ones, but we were able to exchange them mid-afternoon.
The activities staff were absolutely amazing. There was no shortage of things to do. They have aqua aerobics and yoga by pool and on the beach each day, beach and pool volleyball, dance lessons, Spanish lessons, cocktail lessons, bocce ball, etc. You won’t be bored if you don’t want to be.
As noted, it's a large resort with lots of walking. Personally, I enjoyed the exercise. There are minor issues, like the pathways not being well lit and some foot wash stations that didn't work, but these certainly didn't ruin my holiday and wouldn't prevent me from returning to this resort.
All in all, we had a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. I'd have no reservations about returning to this resort. You get what you pay for and then some!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pamper yourself on the pristine white sand beaches of Varadero, Cuba with a stay at the luxury Memories Varadero Beach Resort. The resort offers incredible value and impressive all inclusive features and is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation. Guests will be dazzled by the elegant rooms and suites that feature rich wood furnishings, luxurious amenities, and stunning décor. Relish a culinary trip around the world at the buffet restaurant and several à la carte restaurants, which offer sumptuous global cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and more. Spend your days basking under a golden sun on one of Varadero’s most beautiful beaches, or revel in an array of fun land and water sports and activities. Children will also have the time of their lives at the Kids Club and Baby Club with supervised games and activities. Memories Varadero Beach Resort ensures fun for all ages and helps create unforgettable vacation memories for the whole family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sirenis La Salina Varadero Beach Hotel Varadero