We stayed at Memories Varadero Jan 23-31 2014. Check in was a breeze. We got there after midnight. Our room was great, top floor as we wanted, in the quiet section. We unpacked and went to bed. Noticed next morning that the sink was leaking from underneath. On our way our to breakfast we came across the maid, very friendly, smile said good morning. I mentioned the sink. When we got back to the room, it was cleaned and the sink was fixed.
Buffet was repetitive, we always found plenty. Some good some not so good. NEVER would go hungry as there really is lots to choose from.
Staff are wonderful, friendly and very approachable. We were not there to get drunk, we did sample drinks, some staff would add too much alcohol not enough mix, others would not add enough. But again, not here for the drinks, just need something cold to drink in the warm weather :)
The resort is spread out, lots of walking, again I saw this as a good thing. Help us burn a few extra calories. No problem. Trollys drive on the walk way. At first this was rather intimidating as had this fear of being struck by one from behind. But we learned that the drivers are actually in good control. Never got hit and never heard of anyone getting hit. They were handy to hop on when I was tired of all the walking (one time) Lol.
The beach is AMAZING!!!! Loved it, we had great weather, I am an early riser, went down to the beach with towels, reserved loungers(everyone does this) there are staff there to help you place the loungers where ever you want. Then I would walk the beach, glorious... get my friend up, go for breakfast, Yummy. Then we would hang out at the beach. We went out with the hobby cat, the guy took us to the reef for snorkeling and they had a camera guy there to take our pictures. Well worth it. Then they met us at reception that evening with the pics and a cd. Great.
We took the double decker to Varadero for the flee markets a few times, very convenient. The people in Cuba are not like other countries, they are not at all pushy, never felt intimidated in any way, again very approachable. Other countries I have been to you feel like you can't make eye contact because they will try to push something on you. Not in Cuba at all. Very safe and easy going. Much more relaxing.
We booked a few excursions through sunwing once at the resort. Glad we did not book them before going, found some good deals they had there, not on their website. Well organized and great staff.
We booked the Cuban a la cart and the Japanese. The Japanese was awesome. Wow... great performance by the cook and great food/service. The Cuban was good, really no complaints either I had the meatballs and my friend had the fish.
I would go back to this resort in a heartbeat. Next time I am taking my teen age boys with me. I feel they would love it as much as we did.
- 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