Blau Privilege Cayo Libertad

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Linked by a small bridge to the Blau Marina Varadero this hotel is a true paradise where elegance meets romance.

Location: Beachfront in front of Marina Gaviota; 45km from Varadero Int'l Airport, 16km from the town of Varadero

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  • nikkiborg90 : Toronto, Canada
Worst Resort in Cuba! August 2017 Review!

I would not be recommending this resort to anyone.. especially the privileged side. There is nothing privileged about it! I have had better hospitality at a lower star rating hotel than here! - SAVE YOUR $! better off going to Bahamas, Jamaica, Punta Cana! Being on the privileged side you need to be shuttled to and from the main lobby to your room as the walk is 20 minutes. (Plus you have to wait for them to come to pick you up - waiting at least 30 mins!) We ate at a little restaurant beside the pool in the privelage section - again no selection. I asked for oatmeal 4 days in a row and they never had it! - lunch they ran out of ketchup! And didn't replenish til the next day. Snack bar & disco is never open. The main buffet had one row of food! - absolutely zero selection. The servers after asked several times for cutlery & water the response was always one moment please. We got so fed up and left the food on the table and walked out. The main lobby bar - fly floating in the frothed milk and when we asked the bartender to throw it out and make a new one they gave us a dirty look! We had to leave the resort to eat (between taxi rides & eating we've spent over $550 CDN!) (you can highly recommend NONNA TINAS - they have great food!) Privilege beach was poorly maintained only 4 beach chairs - can't even walk on the sand without cutting your feet on broken sea shells! later we found out the resort use to have a chef from Spain here - hence the reviews on the food - however he left and locals now cook it. The resort has fallen apart. Privelage buffet (never open - probably because there was only 5 people on that side) Hotel is very grimy & dated. 1.) one room has a hole in the ceiling. (A lizard came into the room) 2.) I found a frog on my bathroom sink toiletries.Bathroom fans didn't workWater pressure & shower kept turning off & smelt of sewageWe were left with 2 towels (no hand towels) one side of the bed was lower than the otherTV in the bedrooms don't work. Ceiling fan sounded like it was going to come off the ceiling! Bugs Laid eggs in my backpack - i had to leave the backpack in Cuba! absolutely disgustingThis resort is atrocious! Definelty not a 5 star & I would definitely not be coming back here!

  • claireesther : Lyngby-Taarbak Municipality, Denmark
Horrible stay

Staff is very rude and not at all helpful. Terrible food in all restaurants, similar to a 1 or 2 star hotel. Rooms were not very good either. Cannot be recommended. We stayed for a bit less than a week, and not once were the staff helpful or accommodating.

  • Victor R :
Beautiful place but with lots of problems

The room we stayed in was definitely nice, nice bed, nice bathroom and all. However, the food was terrible, we we're not able to enjoy the food, we were basically obliged to order pizza all the time. The staff was far from helpful, not only in the front desk, but also in room service and in the restaurants. Would not stay again there.

  • Jaicinto : Edmonton, Canada
paradiso for beach lovers

I liked this resort. It was adults only and few people. It is ideal for people who love tranquility.Food in the Privilege Restaurant was OK and lobster dinners everyday if you like it.There is plenty of champagne around and service is very pleasant.Cigar bar is excellent.Rooms are big size and newly renovated (new paint).Infinity pool is beautiful.The beach is just out of this world and in my opinion best in Varadero It also applies to Clau Marina of which Privilege is more luxury adult only extension.Both resorts are served from Blau Marina Lobby. Privilege lobby is not operating which takes away from Privilege glamour..

  • kristenpidgeon : Vancouver, Canada
The beach is like paradise

We're rating this in comparison to a 4 star we recently stayed at in a different country. If I was rating based on what we paid I would give it an extra star, as it was certainly a cheap vacation for us.The rooms in the adults-only area are very spacious, the tub is huge, the patio is wonderful. As cons, they aren't particularly well maintained (the sheets were stained, the walls had stains) and the king bed was two twins pushed together. None of these were big deals for us, just just an FYI.I really didn't like the food. I skipped some meals. I had the Chicken Cordon Bleu one day and I couldn't cut through the chicken. My boyfriend didn't love the food but was more neutral. We stuck to pizzas at the Privilege restaurant and the made-to-order pasta in the buffet, which was okay. Both of us got food poisoning or some kind of stomach thing (Hot tip - bring your own pepto or you'll be walking to the marina to buy some kind of antibiotic at the pharmacy).The drinks :( I was soooo excited to have mojitos. But sometimes they didn't have mint, and even when they did it really just tasted like rum water (I thought maybe I was used to americanized mojitos, but when we had some in Havana they were like night and day). I wouldn't recommend ordering anything cocktail-y. I switched to rum and coke, the BF drank beers and he was happy enough.The staff were mostly nice. We had no particularly bad experiences. The only people we would call out for being great would be the busboys/golf cart drivers - they were very accommodating (but - understandably - sometimes late.). We also found the service to be friendlier in the buffet than the Privilege restaurant.THE BEACH! This is the reason to go. It really redeemed the place for me. It's white sand, turquoise post-card beach and bathwater-warm. There are some jellyfish and shells, but it's an ecosystem so ...if you can't deal with that then stick to the pool.It's about a km from the Privilege to the front reception, so if you have mobility issues it may not be a good fit, even with the golf carts. We liked the walk, but got some bug bites. Again, what happens when you're outside.Definitely check out Havana. The catamaran tours are okay. Scuba diving was my least favourite caribbean/atlantic dive I've done.Overall we had a nice vacation. I don't think we would go again, unless we got a crazy good deal.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners (reservations required, based on availability)
  • 24-hour unlimited domestic and selected international and premium brand drinks
  • Daily activities program
  • A variety of daily sports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Selected non-motorized water sports (1 hour/day): Snorkeling,Aquacycle, Windsurfing, Kayaking
  • 24-hour snacks
  • Mini-bar (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Turn-down service
  • Bathrobe and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Admission to the disco (drinks included)
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (3 days/week)
  • Access to the services and facilities of the Blau Marina Varadero
  • 85 Junior Suites
  • 1 a la carte restaurant
  • 1 Bar
  • 2 pools
  • Whirlpool
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa (fee)
  • Tour desk
  • Business centre (fee)
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift shop
Junior Suite includes:
  • One king or two double beds
  • A/C
  • Full bathroom satellite
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee-maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Robe and slippers
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown serviceĀ 
  • Ocean view
  • Maximum of 3 adults
Honeymoon Bonus - Free honeymoon package To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Blau Privilege Cayo Libertad Hotel
Autopista Sur Final, Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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