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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  • srusyn2017 : Hamilton, Canada

Absolutely awful and wouldn't recommend anyone going to this resort! First they didn't tell us that 3/4 of the resort was still closed. So we paid for adults only and upgraded our bracelets for nothing!!!! There was screaming kids all week, no shows or entertainment, no restaurants except one. So everyday you could order off 1 page of the same menu over and over again. But....they had no tomato, no onions, no mushrooms, all the fruit ( only had pineapple/watermelon) was white and not ripe. And ny mid week they were out of bacon and many other things. We all know the food isn't great in Cuba anyways but WOW!!! With the options and price we went with, kind of hoping for a little more. Toilet seats in the washrooms even would of been nice. After days of complaining they were putting seats on put to late it was our last day of 7 thankfully. Had a plane been around to take me home I would of been gone by my 2 day!!!! The topper of the whole trip was that items went missing from my room not once but twice. I spoke with the reception and security, filed a complaint but it was also pointless. They all cover for each other and tried to tell me nothing like this had happened in the 12 yrs they worked there. Yeah OK, if they only had a clue what their workers were up to and the deals they make with the tourists. Im in the hospitality business and there should never be 4-5 maids coming out of 1 room together. One thing for sure I will never step foot in Cuba again. Second time there and both times were awful!!!!!! Stay away from this place!!!!

  • AwA123 :
Enjoyed our stay

This hotel is on the same property as a sister hotel- residents can access the facilities of that hotel too. The hotel rooms were large and nice. The staff tended to finish cleaning the rooms only around 5pm – so if you wanted a mid afternoon nap (who doesn’t want one on a beach holiday?) that becomes a bit challenging. Water in the shower wasn’t always hot and towels were not replaced every day (there was an issue with the cleaning company apparently). Meals and choice of refreshments were satisfactory. We didn’t eat at the sister hotel which was more of a buffet style. When you check-in to the hotel, the staff explain how to disconnect from the internet after each use – if you don’t follow the process, your internet access remains connected and your credit on the internet card gets depleted. The best area to connect to the internet is near the main reception area which is a bit further away from the accommodation, but if you really need that internet access, any distance appears small! The one thing I would share is: bear in mind things will not run like you are used to, your requests may not be met and if they are, it may not be in the way you expected – Cuba is an isolated country and whilst the hotels are good, the standard is very different to other countries, simply because resources are limited. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Richie T :
Some good bits !

We stayed here in April . Going towards the end of the season and this was shown in the food and the lack of customers and service. We found most of the staff were helpful and attentive but the atmosphere and lack of hospitality and range of food and at the forefront of this resort. My husband booked this as a surprise for my birthday and I was expecting the best . Whilst being Aware that 5 star could not be responsible for every everything I must admit I did expect more.The rooms were very clean but basic. The views and beaches were amazing The staff were Brilliant. I think we need to remember this is a communist country with limited food and they try to accommodate everyone . Would we go back to this hotel . No but let it speak for itself. We are not here to put you off simply tell you the truth.

  • 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.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 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 service 
  • 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.