Club Los Delfines
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It's a run down hotel, no questions. The rooms and specifically bathrooms need TLC for sure. However the maid lady did her best to keep it as clean as possible. PROS: 1). Best location possible in Varadero (in my personal opinion). Close to Casa de la Musica for Wi-Fi access and Centro Comercial Hicacos (Mall). Easy accès to any part of town by foot. 2). The beach is beautiful and not crowded. CONS: 1). Run down hotel. 2). Entertainment sucks. Nothing to do at the hotel past 10:30PM. ADVISE: you can stay at this hotel if you need the room just to sleep at night and during day time you are out on the beach or exploring Varadero. Bring your own beach towels as they don't provide them to all the tourists. We gave up on the 4th day if stay asking for beach towels as noone seemed to care about this issue at the reception. Bring your own shampoo and shower gel as they only provide 2 tiny soaps. Bring extra towels as they only provide one towel per day per customer (we asked our maid and she provided us with an extra towel per person). You can also ask the maid to provide extra pillows as it is impossible to sleep on the tiny pillow they provide. They only provide one key per room. Some safes in the rooms are numerical, some require a key which reception will give to you for 15 CUC deposit. We used the safe key for 3 days and then returned it to the reception as we felt that it was a safe environment and we did not need a safe to keep our valuables. No much variety in food, however it's enough and eatable.
If you like a laid back and quiet vacation this is the place for you!! I have been to Cuba 14 times and would rate this as being 1 of my favourites as for the food it was pretty good for Cuban standards. The other reason for liking this place was the convience of being right downtown with everything in walking distance
This is a small, older hotel, in the heart of the town of Varadero, right on the beach, offering all inclusive stays at around 300 CUC/week (1 CUC = 1 USD). The first advantage of this hotel, therefore, is cost. Most guests stay as part of a package that includes their flight, so for example those that live in Toronto or Montreal, where Cubana flies, can get one-week packages as cheap as 600 CAN (about 450 USD) including flight, room, three meals a day, and drinks. For those coming from Europe this is not such a good deal.The second advantage is the fact that it is in town. All of the 22 km beach of Varadero is clean and almost all of it is ample and beautiful. However, the large hotels (500 rooms or more) are all either at the edge of town or well outside of town). This makes the beaches in town much less crowded and quieter than those at the edge or outside of town. Being in town also makes it very easy to leave the hotel for shopping, coffee shops, or restaurants (which will always have better food than the hotels). Being in town gives you more choices regarding travel and excursions instead of being limited to whatever is being offered at the hotel. The trips area also shorter if you start your trip in town. There are a few hotels in the centre of town, but Los Delfines is the only one right on the beach.The obvious problem with Los Delfines is quality. Hotels in Cuba often fail to invest sufficiently in maintenance so the older the hotel, the more problems it has. This is especially true with the 100% Cuban run hotels (as opposed to Melia, Iberostar, and other international joint ventures in Cuba). Islazul, the government-owned company that runs this hotel, is notorious for keeping too much of the revenue, starving the hotel operations and maintenance. We experienced a non-functioning air-conditioner, bathroom flooding because of drainage problems, and a hotel-wide absence of hot water for almost two days.The attitude of the staff is varied. None are rude, but most don't make you feel like they really care whether you are happy with your stay. One of the four receptionists was very professional. The maids were good. It really helps to speak Spanish. The cafeteria is not well managed. The food is not very good (no surprise in Varadero hotels). They rarely turn on the air conditioning. The buffet does not have sufficient serving utensils, and the staff struggles to wash dishes, cups, and utensils fast enough so as to not run out. The bars serve the cheapest alcohol, charging you extra for better brands. Keep in mind that you can buy a 700 ml bottle of Santiago Rum for $7.60 three blocks away, and a bottle of beer is at most $1.5 anywhere. Those that are willing to pay more to be treated like a king should pay and extra $300/week for a more luxurious stay at the larger "international" resorts.Putting all of the above in perspective, for those who area able to get cheap flights to Cuba, this hotel provides a very inexpensive, all-inclusive stay right on an amazing, clean beach where it is not crowded even in peak season. The rooms are clean. There are plenty of coffee shops, restaurants, and night clubs within a couple blocks. Most hotel events are in the beach section so the pool section, where 90% of the rooms are, is quiet.
This is a all inclusive place part on the beach and part across the street from the beach. The main restaurant is beach side and the pool and a bar are across the street, also rooms on both sides. We were across from the beach and it was quiet and the room was a decent size the shower was good and the daily maid left some really neat towel art on the bed(you have to see it, we were on the top floor, high ceilings). You can reserve nice lounges and shady areas to sit under, just get to the beach with your towels early in the morning as the best places go quickly. The beach with the lounges is supposed to be just for the guests of the hotel hence the reason for wearing the wrist bands that they put on you when you check in, it also identifies you to the staff when you go for the buffet. This is all good security as people leave there stuff on the lounges, but you see a lot of people without wrist bands on the lounges and even eating at the buffet, this increases the possibility of things going missing, not by the Cuban people whom I have found to be very honest but by all manner of other types who slip somebody a few CUC's and get a chair etc. I think that the hotel should watch this a little more carefully.
We have been here 3 times. Food is Cuban average, and the place is Cuban average. The staff though and the beach are 2nd to none. Great inexpensive vacation. No shortage of food or drinks. And great location for anyone who cannot walk long distances. Everything is close. And you can go to many shops in town easily, and safely.
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- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Non motorized water sports
- Nightly entertainment
- 103 rooms
- Buffet restaurant
- A la carte restaurants
- 2 bars
- Swimming pool with kids area
- Tour Desk (fee)
- Laundry Services (fee)
- Currency Exchange (fee)
- Shops (fee)
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom with tub
- Satellite TV
- Security deposit box (fee)
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Club Los DelfinesVaradero,Cuba
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Ave. 1ra., y Calle 39 Avenida de la Playa, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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