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Club Karey

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba. 

Overview
A small, intimate hacienda style resort touching the soft, white powder sand beaches for which Varadero is famed.
 
Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from the airport, 5 minutes to downtown Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Clifford W : Lacombe, Canada
Right on the Beach

The location is wonderful, right on the ocean. Water was intermittent in our room. No hot showers. Beef selection was only the tongue or canned. There was a good selection of fruit. Our room was very clean.

  • Mayatonka : Westmount, Canada
Travelling Cuban Style

If you want a genuine Cuban hotel, this is it. Located in Varadero between the Canal and the ocean, it is a very quiet and small hotel. From there, it is easy to walk to downtown Varadero or even to Santa Marta that is a small cuban village across the bridge on the left.Breakfast are great. Eggs with bread and coffee, some fresh fruits. I have nothing to say. In january there was more options for fresh fruits than on this trip in march. But I didn't see so many fruits on the street either. So I guess, it was just a problem of being in between seasons for local fruits in march.Lunch is also delicious at the snack bar by the pool. Pizza, burger and sandwich are great as are the french fries. And you get to eat outside which is always a plus.Dinner was ok in January because the grill was open. So you could have meat or fish on the grill. In March, because of the low occupency of the hotel, the grill was closed and the buffet kept at a minimum. I only ate once or twice there for dinner. All the other nights, I ate in Varadero.Rooms are fine. I was in Block 20 in January and I have nothing bad to say. This time I was in block 18. We didn't get hot water for 4 days. But the day I was leaving they were replacing the system. So I guess this will be soon fixed.Employees are really nice. They do remember you from one time to the other. The only one that is really, but really annoying is the night bartender at the lobby bar. I don't know his name but he is about 35-40, white with grey hair. When I asked him to fill my small bottle with wine (about 350ml), he started to make faces at me like I was exagerating. I never drink during the day and this is what I drink at night, wine. Some russians drink more in a day than me in a week. Anyway this barman started to make nasty comments on me, in front on me, to his colleague, in spanish... the only problem for him was that I did understand everything since I do understand cuban spanish. I told him that this was unacceptable but he just didn't care.In the rooms, A/C is working really well.Anyway... all this to say that I will most probably go back,.

  • Ginny-the-poo : Calgary, Canada
If I could rate it lower I would

Bugs in the room, bartenders selling the best booze out "the back" horrible inedible food.I became vegetarian. Mystery bins of food, one spoon for 8 platters, filthy dishes, weiners boiled for breakfast then floated in ketchup for lunch!!! Bugs in the meat dishes at the grill. We were actually told to go two hotels down for their buffet because it was better and they had our orange bracelets too! Really hotel staff told us this?The place is falling apart. Giant cracks in the main lobby roof, no water, no hot water, no beach to speak of (not their fault from the storm), services advertised by sunwing did not exist. Entertainment was poor, they tried hard. Pool entertainment was pathetic and the guy was a creep. Poor service in the restaurant I mean really poor. So sorry I wanted to have an authentic Cuban experience.

  • Casey G :
Planning to go back... soon

First time traveling period! I traveled by myself of course I did my research, I read the reviews but I'm not one to judge by others experiences. I'm so happy I was not put off by the reviews yes it's a 2 and ahalf star its close to the city. If you are wanting to go to Cuba and have a safe roof over head, wonderful coffee, beach, low cost and with zero expectations do it! This place it to go. Considering that club Karey was just recovering from a storm 3 months before I arrived the beach was beautiful not many people were there so it felt like a private beach and the service I received I would have thought I was at a 5 star. If you stood on the beach at Club karey and looked down to other resorts the beaches were packed, when walking past other beaches of other resorts their beaches were covered in garbage. Club karey took care of there beach. Yes you get what you pay for. My room was clean and safe... loved it (2402). Food from what I've heard from everyone even from 5 star resorts is not the best but I never went hungry, the fries and pizza from the pool bar was great. Coffee at the lobby bar was awesome. Service all together was great I miss it already. I will always return to club karey I'm already planning my next trip.

  • Paul S :
Get what you pay for

Keep your expectations low, very low, and you won't be disappointed. The hotel isn't a hotel in the conventional sense, it's really a group of houses along the beach. The benefit of this is, every room is just feet away from the water. It's mostly old, not very clean out well maintained. My door key routinely didn't work, sometimes the water wasn't running during the day. The buffet was pretty crappy, even for Cuban standards. The bed smelled old and musty, the pillows are flat. The AC was flawless, on the bright side. The beach front isn't well maintained either, but it's still beautiful. Overall, ya, this place isn't very good, but for $550 Canadian, it was still well worth it. Not sure I'd do it again, but I loved Varadero, the beach and the people I met. If you're going alone, on a budget, and plan on staying out of your room other then for four hours of crappy sleep, then maybe this place is for you.

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 & dinner plus snacks
  • 2 a la carte dinners with reservations
  • Unlimited domestic drinks 
  • Non-motorized watersports including snorkeling, pedal boats, sailing & windsurfing
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Gym
  • Daily activities & nightly entertainment
  • 135 rooms
  • Pool
  • Buffet & a la carte restaurants
  • Snack bar
  • 3 Bars
  • Tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Massages (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
Standard Room includes:
  • 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bathroom with tub & shower
    (Maximum occupancy per room is 3)
UNDER 13 STAY, PLAY & EAT FREE - Pay a special rate including airfare & transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Up to 2 children. Discounted rates available for children in separate room.
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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  • Club Karey
    Varadero,Cuba

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Club Karey
Calle 0 Reparto Kawama, Varadero 42200 Cuba

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