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Location: On beautiful Varadero beach, next to Villa Tortuga. 5 minutes to downtown Varadero, 20 minutes from the airport.
This was our second trip to Cuba, first time to Varadaro. We traveled from March 15-22/17. We found Varadaro very busy resort town. Lovely markets about 15min walk from our resort. Beaches were beautiful, water was rough for the first few days. We did swim in the ocean every day but we are strong swimmers. Parents with young children should be very mindful. Lots of lounge chairs.Our room was a standard room, and I must say I was ok with our room. (3005)I heard bad reviews and to upgrade. I did bring an extra pillow with me.Some staff were friendly, some did there job and didn't go out of there way to be helpful or friendly.The buffet was a mixture of different foods, mostly the same everyday. If you are a fussy eater, hopefully you like bread. I didn't enjoy the foodat the buffet. Snack bar food was yummy at the pool bar. We enjoyed the international la carte. The Italian la carte was not good. They always had ice cream for desert with a few yummy squares and cakes. The main pool was very well kept. Lots of lounge chairs. It was always a hit or miss with having toilet paper and soap in the pool bathroom. Bring some with you. If you like dogs and cats you can always find very friendly ones around the resort. There is a lady named Tina who is a vet from Ontario who is involved with a program to help cubian dogs and cats on the resort. I love the work she is doing.
Our rooms where terrible, first room springs sticking out of mattress, window was 5 feet high, I felt like I was in a prison cell, tried to upgrade but was told by desk staff they had no rooms available. They finally gave us a different room, no knobs on dresser drawers, so don 't bother unpacking, filthy dirty room, the door to the bathroom had a inch of dust on it. Sheets stained and sand on the floor.Everytime I tried to upgrade I was told they had no rooms, but people where checking in and then turning around and leaving as the rooms are very sub standard.As for the beach and pool, very nice, buffet was ok could always find something to eat.If you are looking for customer service at this hotel beware there is none.No phone in rooms or channel listings for T.V. Air conditioner extremely noisey.
great vacation as usual.we came back from cuba march 18.the weather was great-no rain to speak of .very busy due to march break in Ontario and nova scotia.pool busy as high winds for 3 days and not allowed in ocean-very large waves.food was good,room was clean,my only complain for the room(superior)is there was no ceiling light and it was a bit dark.we had an awesome time.made new friends.can't wait to go back
Beds consist of a very uncomfortable mattress on the ground with a very flat pillow (bring your own pillow). Room is just disgusting, please just trust me. Food is not good at all, but bread was eatable, barely. Beach is amazing! Drinks are always available. Music stops at 9, which is ridiculous. Since you cannot drink the Cuban water, it is so hard to get bottled water.
We stayed here first week in March on a co-workers recommendation. We had booked a SUPERIOR room 2nd floor King bed and was given a room with a lovely view of the road which goes by. The next day, we went to the lobby to change rooms, and were told to come back at 1pm. We ended up in the room closest to the lobby, which wasnt bad, but lacked privacy and what we had requested. So as not to waste another day we stayed in this room. And the weather was chilly first 3 days, couldnt get in the ocean, but that's not the resorts fault After that, things settled, the weather got better, and the resort grew on us. The food was tolerable, and the Cuban and International buffet were quite good. The best thing about this place was the location in town. First resort to drop off and last to pick up. You can walk the length of 1st Ave and back on the beach in 1 1/2 hrs unless you stop for a coffee with the locals Lots of great snack bars on 1st ave and on the playa closer to the beach. We pre arranged a day trip to Havana with Havana Journeys which was fabulous, our review is posted The beach is great, but lots of plastic cups and straws scattered. You can walk out a good distance in the ocean. The pool area was very tidy and clean, but needs 5 or 6.more palapas The bank is to the right of the resort and is the best place to change money. Asking the lobby to change $$$ was an issue, and they didnt have single pesos for tips, so off to the bank. You also walk by a small store where you can buy beer 1.50cuc for your room, and your rum for the trip home. So for what we paid, Kawama is good value and we would return. Any problems we had were brought up with mgnt. There was a nice mix of people there, even Cubans on the weekend. Smokers everywhere. You have to get your own drinks around the pool and beach. You are given 2 bottles of water at the start of the week and then have to refill them at the snack bars.No pop or beer in the mini bar. Our room was well cleaned and made up by noon each day. You pay 10cuc for each beach towel and get the money back at the end of the week when you leave. Want a room safe? Thats 20cuc for the week, first time I ever heard of that at an All Inc. So a few tips, I dont know what room to book there, I was told a superior room has the balcony and the standard doesnt. But I talked to people who booked standard and were given a superior room, Next time, I would want a room away from the snack bar/stage area. Take your own toilet paper. Take a face cloth or 2, and a few cokes for the room This is a 3 star resort nothing more, but people who go there a lot notice a big change for the better in the last year. I think Kawama is in the Gran Carib hotel family. Keep your expectations muted and you will enjoy Kawama
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- Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Grill lunch
- A la carte lunch and dinner, reservations required (dress code may be required)
- Unlimited domestic and select International drinks 24 hours
- Pool/beach lounges
- Beach towel service (fee)
- Pedal boat
- Day & night tennis
- Aerobics daily
- Board games
- Pool table
- Disco/karaoke, drinks included
- Dance lessons
- Spanish lessons
- 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool (subject to availability)
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- 235 rooms in several 2-storey villas
- 3 Restaurants including 2 a la carte restaurants: International, and Italian (dress code & reservations may apply)
- 4 bars
- Snack bar
- 3 pools
- Children's pool
- Grocery store
- Laundry service (fee)
- Massages (fee)
- Tennis courts
- Internet (fee)
- 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- Full bathroom
- Max occupancy 3 persons
- Same as above but includes:
- 2 twins or 1 double bed
- Complimentary stocked mini-bar upon arrival
For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4-12 plus a wading pool. (10am-1pm and 2:30pm-6pm daily)
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Calle 1 Reparto Kawama, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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