Blau Varadero

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Our Opinion

The Blau Resort is an amazing luxury resort for couples wanting to rest and relax in Varadero. The hotel has a great lay-out. The grounds are well-maintained and cleaned daily. Be advised and careful when it rains however, as there are large puddles that can collect around the grounds. Clean and pleasant lay out of the rooms as well. They had a variety of nightly entertainment that's often different every night. Make sure to check out the aquatic show if you can. This property boasts some of the of the best stretches of beach in the strip. The area has a tendency to get relatively busy, so make sure to get there early!


Overview

The tallest hotel in Varadero, offering breathtaking views of both the ocean and the Bay of Cardenas. The adults-only Blau Varadero features a modern design with a Cuban flair and the grand entrance will make your first impression memorable. A wide range of activities combined with 24-hour service are sure to make Blau Varadero a favourite for Canadian travelers.

Location: Directly on the beach, 35 minutes from the airport, 10 minutes to downtown.


Highlights
  • 24 hour all inclusive
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Beach suitable for swiming
  • Daily and nightly entertainment

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • K S : New London, Connecticut
Americans be aware!

This resort was the worst experience of my whole Cuba trip. We were very much looking forward to a relaxing stay at an all inclusive resort. However, we ran into complication after complication with this hotel! They offered our friends and family guest passes, but then refused to actually sell them. We couldn't get reservations at any of the restaurants, nor could we get massages. The have strict rules, but they are not transparent about what the rules are. Management refused to speak to us and in the end we ended up deciding to leave early and get our money back. If your plan is to stay for less than three days consider a different resort in Varadero, as it takes at least three days to learn their rules. If you really want to have fun at a location that appreciates you go to the public beach by the Tobacco House in Varadero and Beatles for late night fun.

  • ThaiTravel : Central Portugal, Portugal
Dominicana Tours should not sell this place

I can agree with much of what Matt G says in his review so I don't need to re-write it. I think the whole place needs better management. Waited frequently long times in the lobby bar to be served even when sitting actually at the bar, as well as at the tables. The room could do with a very good spring clean all over. Several of the facilities were not open - why? The second pool area did not get cleaned every day. Food was only just edible - something they called beef stroganoff was minced meat with peas! Main buffet dining area was always hideously hot - what happened to the airconditioning?Dont bother looking for a change by booking in advance for the special restaurant. Food is absolutely nothing like Italian or Spanish and very small portions so that you go to the overly hot buffet for a top-up! Mini bar was a bottle of water and maybe 2 cans of beer or 2 cans of lemon drink - not my idea of a mini bar - also it was not replaced every day as they say it will be. We learned that there is no point in expecting too much from other resorts either because although they have names on them such as Melia or Iberostar they are not owned or managed by these companies - instead they are owned by Cuba and definitely NOT 5 star. Lucky to be 3.

  • Dinis S :
Amazing Place for the PRICE

We went to cuba for the first time this year. We stayed at the Blau Marina Varadero for a week and we enjoyed it the most.First of all, let me state that we cannot look at star ratings in this type of resorts the same way we look at Europe or North America Hotels. It just does not work that way. So, a five star is not a 5 star Europe resort. Is more like a 3.5 perhaps 4 star at the most.But being specific about the place:1 - The rooms are fairly good. Simple, with air con and with a lot of imperfections. But, you are in the Caribbean. The room is for sleep and for that it is quite nice. There is plenty of space for storage etc. Good mirrors and a simple bathroom.2 - The service is very good. Employees are nice and they do not act as some others in cuba always asking for tips. Actually, there nobody asked for tips and service was very good. Everybody was nice.3 - Food. There are several restaurants in the resort. The Buffet restaurant changes its food at a daily basis. There is a pizza station, salad station, grilled station and others. Then there are several other restaurants. A Spanish and an Italian thematic restaurants and 2 grills. One of the grills is open 24/7. Food is average. Breakfast is definitely the best meal of the day.4 - The Bars - There are lots of bars everywhere and also a coffee place. They have amazing beverages and sometimes also serve food. Mojitos and Pina-coladas are delicious.5 - The pools. Because the resort is HUGE, there are various pools and every pool is different. So I advise to enjoy all of them. There are several activities taking place in the pools. Classes, dancing, volleyball etc.6 - The Beach. Although a bit windy the beach is beautiful. Golden sand and gorgeous sea makes it amazing to be there. Also there is an open bar on the beach and activities always going on. Football, volley, dance classes. There are also kayaks and Catamarans for hotel clients to ride on the sea. Which is amazing and free.7 - Spa. There is a gym, with jacuzzi, sauna, and others which also very good. Most of the people don´t use it, I used it almost everyday. Awesome.8 - Activities. As I already told you guys, there are a lot of activities taking place in various places in the resort. Also there is a show every single night. Magic shows, dancing shows, you name it they have it.9 - Game room. There is a small game room with a ping pong table and some books. Could be better.10 - Football and ténis courts are always empty. I went to play tennis, they gave me a bold ball and a crappy gear.11 - Lobby. A beautiful place with a very good bar and where you can buy travel tickets to everywhere. Very comfortable for the morning cappuccino and the evening cap.12 - What I hated. Mosquitos. There are mosquitos everywhere and the repellent they sell you at the store (witch is very well equipped) is expensive and doesn't fully work. Internet service is a piece of s***. Cards are expensive. doesn't work well and this is annoying. But there two factors are the same everywhere in cuba. Internet is s*** and mosquitos are just annoying.Verdict:I would go there again today if I could. Don't expect any type of luxury. Expect fun and amazing nature. That is it. Enjoy the beach and the snorkeling. Take advantage of the spa and the pools.Also, if you like burgers or hot dogs, when you go to the grill ask for the opposite thing you want because Maria, although a very nice person, cannot recall a request. LOLCheers

  • captain236 : london,ontario
wonderful beach!

totally enjoyed the beach and the get away in mid februaryfood was passable, and the main buffet restaurant was pleasing most of the time.there where even times that it had live music-Lobby bar was fun a few times with a lively group and live music- i got everyone up dancing one night-rooms where very nice

  • IHeartCubaSi : Toronto, Canada
Mother and Son vacay

I came to this hotel with my son and a friend and her son.This hotel is good for all ages, plenty to do. The pool is nice, water slide is fun for the kids, food was repetitive, but go to the Italian a la carte it was fabulous!shows were good, but the kids were so tired we didn't see all of them.Lobby was fun with live music, and lots of chairs, but a little too smokey at time.beach party was a great time even for the kids to run around in the dark, we brought them glow necklaces and brackets and they had fun with themThis hotel is at the furthest end of the strip (away from the town) but the double decker bus comes out front of the property often to go in to town for the market/restaurants and shops.we had joining rooms, and they we had a great view of the pool, close to everything.I would recommend this hotel.

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining, two per week
  • Cuban dinner once a week
  • 24 hr snacks
  • 24 hr Domestic & select International brand drinks
  • In-room mini-bar w/soft drinks, bottled water & beer (stocked daily)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Canoes
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool, once per week w/reservations
  • Day tennis
  • French bowling
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach volleyball
  • Archery
  • Dance lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 395 rooms in one 13-storey building
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars
  • Pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis court
  • Gym
  • Sauna 
  • Scuba diving school
  • Gift shop
  • Money exchange
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)

Double Rooms

  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar, stocked daily
  • Full-length mirror
  • Telephone
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Terrace
  • 220V (110V in bathrooms)

Suites

  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds
  • Living room
  • Two terraces
  • VIP amenities
  • Dressing gown and bath shoes
  • Iron
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar, stocked daily
  • Full-length mirror
  • Telephone
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • 220V (110V in bathrooms)

Double Select

  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar, stocked daily
  • Full-length mirror
  • Telephone
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Terrace
  • 220V (110V in bathrooms)
  • Private check-in with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Front Sea View
  • Bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket at arrival
  • Flatscreen 32" (suites 2)
  • Audio-base for Ipod, Iphone, Ipad and other smartphones
  • Minibar "Select"
  • Ironboard and iron
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Amenities "Select"
  • Turn-down service
  • Unlimited reservations in thematic restaurants
  • 1 massage of 20 minutes per room/week

Suite Select

  • 1 king bed or 2 twin beds
  • Living room
  • Two terraces
  • VIP amenities
  • Dressing gown and bath shoes
  • Iron
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar, stocked daily
  • Full-length mirror
  • Telephone
  • Kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • 220V (110V in bathrooms)
  • Private check-in with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Front Sea View
  • Bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket at arrival
  • Flatscreen 32" (suites 2)
  • Audio-base for Ipod, Iphone, Ipad and other smartphones
  • Minibar "Select"
  • Ironboard and iron
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Amenities "Select"
  • Turn-down service
  • Unlimited reservations in thematic restaurants
  • 1 massage of 20 minutes per room/week

Restaurants

Flamboyan

  • Buffet for breakfast and dinner
  • International cuisine
  • Dress code is dressy casual (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Palma Real

  • A la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International cuisine
  • Reservations required, dress code is dressy casual (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Las Adelfas

  • Buffet for lunch, a la carte for dinner
  • International cuisine
  • Reservations required, dress code is dressy casual (long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Bars

  • Orquidea Lobby bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Pool Bar
  • Piano Bar

Blau Varadero offers the following Spa facilities and treatments:

Facilities

  • Massage rooms
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Beauty salon

Massages

  • Shiatsu 
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Massage duet
  • Mud massage

Facial treatments

  • Aromatherapy facial
  • Treatment 
  • Deep cleansing facial

Other treatments

  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Hair styling
  • Hair removal

Honeymoon Bonus - Honeymooners receive Oceanview upgrade (subject to availability), express check in and check out, welcome cocktail, flowers, fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine or bottle of Cuban rum in the room on day of arrival, maid service between 11:00am-3:00pm, reservation priority at a la carte restaurant, special attention in the room, late check out (subject to availability), free night bonus for the first anniversary. Marriage certificate required. Valid until six months after the wedding date on stays of 5 days or more. Offer is subject to change. 

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 Varadero
    Varadero,Cuba

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Blau Marina Varadero Resort
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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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