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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
  • Thurloe H : Essex
The worst 5 star hotel we have stayed in

Be very careful booking here. We stayed in 3 rooms over the space of a week the first room we were given in block 10 was so filthy , damp and dated with no working air con or telephone. We were then moved to a different block which was slightly nicer but still not idealWe were finally moved to the adult only section with was lovely , even then though there were constant shortages: of food , towels , drinks ... the service was terrible everywhere except the cigar bar.the setting is lovely as is Cuba we really loved it , but would not go back to this hotel was far too stressful.the food in the main Buffett was the worst I have experienced ever , such a shame the beaches are lovely but this hotel needs more staff and in places a re vamp to say the least.

  • DRmerang : Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Not 5 star in a million years!

As we arrived we thought we were in for a real treat - very impressive lobby area, and an immediate view of the beautiful beach and sea. The check in process was okay but not great, and we had to wait a couple of hours before our room was ready. The room was nice and bright, pretty spacious with a great view of the sea. The beach and the sea are amazing there and definitely the highlight. eating at this hotel is like entering a war zone. The main buffet restaurant is nowhere near big enough for the number of guests. It doesn't matter what time you go in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you have to hang around for a table to become free, and then wait for it to be re-set. the next challenge is to find a plate to put your food on - yes finding a plate was like finding lost treasure. In the end you have to wait by the door from the kitchen and pounce on the trolley of plates as it comes out otherwise you don't get one. As you can imaging this got very tiresome, very quickly. The same was true of the bar - way too small and almost impossible to get a table.In the brochure it says there is an adults only area - this doesn't exist, so if like us you booked on that basis to get some peace and quiet you will be disappointed. The pool at the end of the complex was the quietest, and according to the signage the pool bar opened at 10am. It didn't - if you were lucky it opened at 12ish.....what sort of pool bar opens at midday?On a plus note there were plenty of sunbeds so that was never a problem, and the staff did their best - there simply was not enough of them to manage the number of people. There was a distinct lack of organisation in almost every area, and during our stay I don't recall seeing anyone who could be mistaken as a manager looking after things - probably too busy counting all the money they were making by having way too many people in the hotel, and cutting corners at every opportunity. I haven't mentioned the food yet - when you did manage to get a table, and then a plate you had to decide which boring, plain, disappointing food you wanted to eat....needless to say that was a challenge.Anyway, we loved Cuba overall, but not this hotel which I would not go to again if they paid me!

  • lakissoon : Toronto, Canada
Worst place to stay in cuba

Bad reception at front desk, place is dirty, washrooms rooms restaurants. Can't get towels, some people didn't even get sheets. You had to buy your own mix from the store if you want a Bloody Caesar. Food in buffet was awful it never got replaced when finished, waitresses at buffet need training to deliver customer service. We received attitude at the bar plus the buffet, they do not appreciate clients. Worst place we have ever stayed with 25years of travelling. Mosquitoes were crazy, they didn't even spray, most people in the lobby were killing mosquitoes and spraying bug spray.

  • 409yola2017 : Toronto, Canada
Great stay at Blau marina Varadaro Resort

Good resort for Cuba. I traveled with my spouse and 2 daughters 16, & 17. I have been travelling form many years , tons of resorts, and this was my 2nd time to Cuba, first for my family. Nothing is like home and this was resort was like many others. We checked in late by 10:30 pm and it went smoothly. The only food available was at the grill and it wasn't very good. However the rest of week was good with the Buffet . Breakfast was the best eggs, crepes, pancakes, french toast. The lunch and dinner buffets were the same with a variety of choices. You won't starve. Excellent pasta, pizzas, salad choices and meat area. They have a nice coffee lounge to rest, read and relax. The staff are all very nice and friendly. Unlike the airport . Beach Towel service was not available every day so I recommend you bring your own towels for the pool. The rooms were okay but if you have back issues the beds are not good at all. I was in Block 16 which was great, quiet, close to the main lobby, beach, gym, and the quiet pool. Well worth it. We all had a good time relaxing.. A big thank you to all the staff...Yola G.

  • Michael C : London, Canada
Needs a whole lot of improvement

Travel: April 17 - 24, 2017Westjet Vcations on site rep Ray - This rep was very professional and courteous.Check In at Blau MarinaStaff were more engrossed in their own conversations. We reaches at 3.30 pm and were told that our room would be ready at 4 pm. At 5.45 we were basically told tjat we still had to wait.Finally at 6.30 we were handed our room key.Room:Spattan at best.Towels did not feel fresh and were stained.No face towels nor bath mat.No beach towels provided for two days.Dining:Buffet seemed large but was utterly bland.Dining area had an odour that was not good.Staff were pleasant.Restaurants:Supposedly 3- italian / spanish / BBQItalian was fairly decentSpanish - could be more authenticBBQ - What a joke.No BBQ in sight. Smaller version of the buffet with nothing that had a hint or whiff of the grill.Bars :The lobby bar was good.Most guests like to relax at the lobby area. Very nice and people interacted.Beach bar Pretty much two main choicesMojito or Vodka with orange.The biggest drawback on this property are the mosquitoes.....swarms .....we got chewed so bad....people had to go the doctor and were prescribed antibiotics / antihistamines.I think Westjet vacations should stop selling this property.We met people from other hotels who had no issues with mosquitoes.I would not go back to this property.

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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