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
  • Sabine L :
Avoid this resort

I chose this hotel because it looked a bit more elegant than Sol Palmeras where I went last time and because it had several pools. As it turned out, the hotel had just re-opened after two months of repairs and most of the work was not finished. None of the three specialty restaurants were open and there was only a small buffet available for all meals for two of the days I was there. The big buffet opened on the 3rd day and was about 20% of the size of the one at Sol Palmeras. The quality of the good was worst than at Sol Palmeras, which is really not a good thing! We were offered the possibility to have dinner 3 times at the restaurant located on the elite side of the complex, on the cayĆ³. Even there, the choice was very limited. 4 appetizers, 4 entrees and 4 desserts on the menu. After complaining vehemently We were upgraded to a suite, but it was not done graciously... The internet almost never worked and the largest pool opened on my last day there. Instead of telling people directly about what was not open or running, the staff hoped that we would not find out or that, if we did, it would be late enough for people not to ask for compensation. The bathrooms for women next to the main lobby was under construction and opened on the fourth and last day of our stay. I will never go back to this hotel and advise everyone to avoid it. Yes, it is Cuba, but my experience at other places was much better and actually cheaper. I heard that the Blau was better than the Blau Marinera although the Marinera is more recent. Not sure I even want to take the chance to try....

  • marlee09 : Kenora, Canada
Bye Bye Blau

And never to return again!!Arrived Tuesday Nov 22 and the hotel was closed. They checked us in at Cayo Libertad in a beautiful suite Room 1644. All the restaurants and facilities were closed. They had one little restaurant open at the very end ,for all your meals. The food was disgusting. The second evening there, we had to go to Varadero to enjoy an evening meal.Every day more and more people arrived to a closed resort. Finally 4 days later they opened the main buffet area and the food got better every day. By the end of our 7 days, i noted one a la carte was open. Our 3rd floor suite was beautiful. 2 bathrooms, separate living room. newly painted. Stocked with 1 bottle of water, pop and some beer. The resort itself is several buildings all in a row, so its a very LONG resort. The 2 end pools had a pool bar ( and one was closed ) The best pool was the middle one, situated by the lighthouse. It was quiet with no bar service. The lobby had a nice bar and seating, it was opened by wed evening. Lots of people smoking. The internet sucks!! It is always out of service. The beach is very long and lovely. There is a beach bar near the 12 block only, it opened around day 4. We could only change our beach towels once during our stay. The cleaning lady gave us new towels on day 4. We met many returning faithful customers and even they were disappointed with the food and lack of services. The best asset of this resort is their beautiful, friendly ,staff. Cubans are such wonderful people. We tipped lots and brought gifts. When tipping they preferred CUC's. I wish i would have changed my money over right away at a cuban bank or at the airport, and not at the resort. You get a better rate at the bank. The drinks were never the same twice. Our group never found a favourite drink. I gave up. Glasses are hand rinsed at the bar. Several of our group got sick and that lasted a day each- bring Imodium!! We all suffered from major ?mosquito bites on our lower legs, that just kept getting worse and worse. I am at home and still suffering. Wear socks/pants or brink bug repellant!! Anyways, I am sure this is a nice resort when everything is up and running. We attended some nice night entertainment. We and a lot of others were not told this resort was closed. We would have changed our dates or moved somewhere else. SunWing/Blau management did not communicate with each other and we suffered as a result. They did their best to compensate. Still does not make up for the top dollar that I paid for misleading information.

  • Wjgerry :
Run down theme park

We were transferred to this hotel from the sister hotel in Varadero (our original hotel was fully book apparently) we had one night here. The hotel was less than 30% full. It looked like an old theme park. No one had done any ground care etc. We struggle to get served in any of the bars and the food was awful. Apparently this was meant to be an upgrade. But it felt more like a slap in the face. I am very disappointed with the Blau group and will not be using any of their hotels again. Very poor management all round.

  • Ingmar B : Cologne, Germany
Great location but lots of reason for complaints

Good things first: The location direct on the beach and the style of the hotel are great. Even the rooms are really stylish.However even if the hotel seems to be quiet new there are a lot of shortcomings: beginning with the rooms itsels. For example my room door was broken. I could' nt get out - even with the help of my Swiss army knife. But the hotel staff did'nt care about - even after 2 times complaining. Same with my bed where the to end was broken and fallen down (on my head...!). The service, for example with transfer booking or in the restaurant, was horrible.I went travelling 2 weeks around Cuba and every casa particular offers better service quality then Blau Marina.Not worth five stars - and the money!

  • BarBaRA3L : Terrace, Canada
Lovely beach...nice rooms....food ok for Cuba

We stayed here in January 2016. The hotel was ok, food was typical buffet for Cuba with bland food,though we didn't try the ala carte due to inconsistent reviews from other guests. The only downside was being so far from the city centre with buses that took forever to get back to the resort. The beach was delightful,with lovely white sand and lots of space to walk and beachcomb. Staff were friendly but be sure to tip regularly as when we forgot due to excursions we were shortsheeted lol. Once we tipped this was remedied, sheets should be standard nonetheless. I understand this is Cuba but don't think that tipping should be mandatory for service.

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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