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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
  • Reshma V :
The worst service we have ever experienced!!

We arrived at the hotel and after checking in we waited for someone to help us with our luggage and show us to our room, however this did not happen. All the staff at reception were talking amongst themselves and totally ignored us. We then used the map we were given by reception to find our room, but ended up spending half an hour before we located it due to the size of the resort. We even past some hotel staff while looking for our room and they did not offer to help, but instead pointed us in the direction we needed to go. They also all speak very little English, however this is not an excuse for poor service. Also be aware of the mosquitoes in the evenings in the reception area - it's disgusting!! We got bitten all over and saw others scratching themselves like crazy!

  • MISSY024 : Hamilton Ontario Canada
Return Visit

I have been to this resort a number of times. Every time I go back they are upgrading. The upgrades look really nice. I understand there is new management and there is a few things they need to work out to make this place. In April they were short staffed for the amount of people that were there. Other than that this place is awesome and the people that work here work really hard and are very friendly. I will be back soon.

  • :
Bad experience or bad luck.

Before you start reading , please note that I am Cuban born and raised . It had been at least 15 years since I went to Varadero last and my expectations were low . My husband and I took our family of 4 ( who live in Cuba ) for 3 days to this hotel because you can not call it Resort . We also took our 8 year old daughter with us . Yes ,the rooms weren't ready when we got there , no big deal . We were given the bracelets which grant you access to all the "inclusive" . So we went straight to have lunch because it was passed noon. The buffet which was the only restaurant we had access to the 2 nights we stayed because the others ( a la carte restaurants ) were exclusively for guests who stayed 3 nights or longer , was a disappointment. Food quality was poor and selection was bad .Dinner was a little better but we encounter the limitation on food like for example they would give you limited amounts of shrimp because it was not enough , excuse me? The following day we spent the day at the pool , the snack bar at the pool is to laugh at, if you were lucky you could have a ham and cheese sandwich , they would run out after noon as well as beer . Other issues:No phones in rooms ( if you needed something you would have to walk to front desk)No 110v outlets only 220 .No hot water .Dirty public bathrooms like the one by the lobby and the pool .Laundry service for pool towels never worked, we had to reuse the towels and hold onto them because they wouldn't receive the dirty ones. Lighthouse snack place , awful service and also also limited food.In summary I would say , bad experience not a 5 or 4 star resort AT ALL!!!!'

  • squid14 : New Brunswick
Very nice time and weather was awsome!

we arrived at the resort May6,2017 and we had no issue checking in. This place is not bad at all. If you want to be close to the disco or in the middle of the resort stay in bloc 16. We stayed there and Eloisa was very good at keeping our room clean. But if you want closer to lobby and the beach stay at the other end which are in the 8-12 blocs. We did go visit the farther end and it was also nice. The only issue was the mosquitos, like many mentioned, but they did fumigate and that still didn't help. I am sure they will figure it out. The hotel is in need of repair but like any place they try their best to fix it. I have to give a big thanks you to these people as they were nice to deal with and always in a good mood. That would be Mama at the pool by blocs 8-12, Abiel from the entertainement team, Jenny at the snack bar by pool for the bloc 8-12, Alfredo at the lobby bar which was always willing to help and finally Carlos at the bar in the morning serving coffee. I know of many others that were also great to us, but can't remember your names. They had a lot of students this time of year and as long as you were willing to talk to them they were also nice. I would return to this hotel for sure. My wife and I had a great time and enjoyed our stay.

  • JRHartly97 : England
Disappointing!!!

I read a lot of these reviews before we arrived at this resort and was really hoping that it really wasn't going to be that bad, it's advertised as a 4 * hotel. We went with an open mind remembering we were in Cuba and we were going to enjoy the cultural experience. But................I'm sorry to say that unfortunately these poor reviews are not wrong or overly exaggerated. On arrival at 6pm one of our rooms was not ready, it states rooms ready from 4pm . No apology or any idea when the room would be ready. No staff available to help us with our luggage to our room and when I asked I was told there was no one to help and they didn't know when someone would be able to assist. Armed with a map of the resort we went and found our own room and took our own luggage. We requested 3 ocean view rooms, we got 2 and 1 room with a partial ocean view. Patio doors didn't lock properly in the rooms. Buffet restaurant .........lack of laid tables, dirty cutlery, no glasses, cold food, mosquitoes crawling all over the walls. It became apparent that if you were in with the restaurant staff they kept tables reserved for certain favoured guests. Some of the bars were not open when they should have been and if they ran out of something then tough luck, disappointing when you have paid a lot of money to be all inclusive. Staff were rude with the one exception of our cleaner Yaima who was lovely and extremely hard working. I asked reception twice for water for our room and was completely ignored. Unfortunately some of the clientele thought it was ok to let their children pee by the pool, leave dirty discarded plates laying around the paths on the way to the rooms and throw their rubbish on the ground .This behaviour doesn't help an already struggling resort with the minimal staff working themselves into the ground. Evening entertainment was ok and well attended. The beach is beautiful and the resort has a lot of potential with its location and facilities but there is a distinct lack of staff, good manners and management. I wouldn't recommend and we certainly wouldn't return.

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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