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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.
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.
Moldy pillows, musty smelling rooms, cats eating from the buffet, cold food, broken glass all over ground, I stepped on a needle, patio falling into the bay, no light fixtures, staff ask for tips, door key never worked, woken 2 nights at 3:00 a.m. by alarms, stained mattresses, out of coffee one day, late airport transportation, dark unlit pathways, lobby building is marked with caution tape, the a la carte restaurant they advertise no longer exists, staff stand around and play on their phone and/or smoke, the beach has rebar sticking out from the retaining wall/patio falling in, cats begging for food in restaurant, no plates to eat from, another day no utensils, water to drink with meals, you need to buy bottled water, recreation program consists of Bingo and stretching, food was so gross |I ate white rice all week long, dirty tablecloths weren't changed the entire 5 days we were there, I could go on and on
I was very happy with my recent stay here from Jan. 18 - Feb. 1 2017 My goal was to jog every morning, enjoy the sun and to study spanish from the books I took. This is a rather smaller resort, which I like and gave an opportunity to make meet some really nice people. I thought the food was quite good for Cuba, despite some bad reviews I had read . I always see that Cuba has a limited desert selection of cakes and ice cream and this was no different .Although the beach shore line is eroding, I must say this resort gave a most spectacular view of the ocean while having meals in the dining room. The access to the ocean is limited and you will need to take a lawn chair from the pool area down there with you. There were a few things here that were not quite to my liking, but hey.... I am happy in a hostel. But I don,t think that the average traveller would be to pleased with this place. There are ants...which I have seen by the way in 5 star hotels. For this reason do not leave any food items in your room because there will be 10 mill. ants on it in the morning. The advertisement says there are free water equipment.....no there isn,t. They will tell you to just walk down the beach and use some from other hotels, which of course we wouldn,t and can,t do. Apparently there is a fridge in your room. Well there might be, but when you get there they tell you there are only a few fridges in some of the rooms. For me I didn,t have one, and it wasn,t a deal breaker either. The phone in the rooms don,t work.....none of them and they will tell you that....which begs the question.....why are they taking up space in there. For me I didn,t need a phone. Also they claim there are T.V,s in every room. Not necc. true. Some friends of mine had T.V,s but they didn,t work. Mine worked but the quality was poor and fuzzy. But hey I didn,t go to watch T.V. So for me none of these things were of any consequence. The one troublesome thing was the water leakage on the bathroom floor. I wan,t sure where it was coming from. I mopped it up with towels as best I could and reported it at reception. She said someone would come and look at it. That never happened, so I continued to mop it up many times a day. I reported it again the next day and was assured that someone would come and assess the situation. But, no-one came. So I continued the routine mopping. Day 3 I saw and therefore told the cleaning lady. She said someone would come by. But they never did. I asked here for extra towels. I feel bad for the new people coming into the room because now this task will be shifted to them Would I stay here again. Maybe if the price was right. But it won,t be my 1st choice.
I had no expectations before going to this hotel but this hotel even went lower than that. No bottled water supplied - you had to buy at the 'government' store. No shampoo either - you have to buy at the 'government' store. You had to pay to use the safe if you wanted it. There is no hair dryer (no big deal there). The toilet in my room never worked. I had to use the waste bucket to fill with water and dump. The toilet, however, did wake me up one night. I thought it was dogs fighting outside my window so I went to close it when I realized that noise was coming from the toilet. I adjusted the spigot and the noise disappeared. On another night, the air conditioner decided to flip out. I thought it was a tractor that grooms the beach starting up even though it was 3:30 am. It wasn't stopping so I went out to investigate and kicked the air conditioning unit. That stopped the noise. No entertainment. The beach is virtually gone. You can have a chair dragged out for you if you ask. I found out that the last day. We had high winds for a few days and the room sounded like a wind tunnel. I got very little sleep until I remembered I had ear plugs. The pillows look like they've been used for the entire time this hotel's been open. Super flat king size. The cases don't even cover them. The people are good. Some will find ways to get you what you need unless it's a change of rooms. Every hotel is owned by the government so there is no point in complaining. The people that stay here defend it because - well, they chose it despite the reviews. I'm going to say that I will from here on in, spend the extra $3 - 400 to step up my experience if only just a little. Is water, shampoo and good pillows worth $300? You decide.All that being said... I still made this trip - my trip. It was the very first time traveling solo and I felt very empowered to have survived. LOL To flush and fix that toilet and kick the air conditioner.. empowering stuff. There are a lot of solo travelers here because there is no single supplement. People from Montreal got to this hotel for around $500 all in whereas I paid just under $700 all in. Can't really beat that price at all.
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- 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
- Daily activities & nightly entertainment
- 135 rooms
- Buffet & a la carte restaurants
- Snack bar
- 3 Bars
- Tennis court
- Fitness centre
- Massages (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- 1 double or 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom with tub & shower
(Maximum occupancy per room is 3)
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Calle 0 Reparto Kawama, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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