Grand Memories Varadero

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In our opinion the Grand Memories Varadero is a solid 4 stars, not quite 5 star as some suppliers rate it. It has an active pool area with lively entertainment staff, as well as a nice white sand beach. Rooms are spacious but just average in terms of decor and maintenance. Service is good, tips go a long way. For larger families, Royal Master Suites can accommodate up to 5 adults and 1 child or 4 adults and 2 children. An attractive price points makes this resort a popular choice in Varadero. If you're looking for a nicer option in Varadero, take a look at the Iberostar Varadero.

Grand Memories Varadero is located facing one the best beaches the Caribbean has to offer. White powder sand and turquoise waters are the perfect setting to try a variety of water sports or simply to lie down and enjoy the privileged surroundings. This modern, 5-star complex has excellent sporting facilities (tennis, multipurpose field, gym and a golf course nearby), great restaurants and a wellness centre.

Location: Beachfront, 10 min from downtown, 40 min from Varadero International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Alison J :

We stayed for 2 weeks my husband & I and the rooms were average, big spacious for 2, you can upgrade to adults only if you like as it can get very loud and busy round the poolside, the beach also gets very cramped in too as there are roped off area's for other hotels, no toilets on beach, and one beach bar where the staff are fabulous and very attentive, no beach food either. The entertainment is pretty good in the evenings and the cuban bar is great, you can book the Italian which I'm afraid to say wasn't great, and the chinese restaurant which is much better. The food in the snack bar round the pool is fine. The meals in the main restaurant are okay but repetitive. Staff all very friendly. The toilets I was not impressed with in the cuban bar or the outside the hotel ones, so carry toilet paper with you and antibacterial gel loads. And be aware if you go to varadero town take toilet paper with you there as well as depending on where you go the loos may not lock, be clean or have paper. All in all interesting experience. Weather was definitely not good either due to bad weather in America.

  • Kathleen S :
Awesome Resort!

Highly recommend this resort. Stayed for one week over 2017/201, group of 10. Beds were amazingly comfortable. Rooms were exceptionally clean. Pools were sparkling clean. Fantastic drinks! Outstanding specialty restaurants. Food was good. People were friendly. Great shows, had fun at pool activities, loved Bar Cubano. No complaints! Pack your suitcase and go!

  • Dave P : Regina, Canada
Dont drink the water

My wife and I visited Grand memories hotel in Varadero. The restaurant staff servicing this hotel are not providing clean drinking water. They bring the water in water bottles and pour your water however the water made my wife and I both sick with diharrea. I asked for two bottles of water to take back to our room and the caps on both bottles we're broken. That's right...they are refilling the bottles with water that is not healthy enough to drink. Don't believe me? When they pour your water into a glass, try smelling it before you drink. Smells like old well water. My advice is if you go don't drink the water and oh by the way. Don't get ice in your drinks. You guessed it... Also not bottled water and will make you sick. Very disappointing and if they had any health codes they'd know people not from there can't drink local water.

  • Jen L : Toronto, Canada
Fun Hotel! Crappy Weather.

We stayed here for 4 nights in Jan 2018. We flew with Sunwing. Flights were delayed TO & FROM Cuba so that was a good start. The hotel itself was good. The lobby is very large. Tons of seating, a cafe bar, large lobby bar. The buffet was huge. Tons of food to choose from. We had heard from many people on our bus that the hotels around this one had terrible food. The snack bar is near the family pool and actually pretty quick. We stayed in building 15. It was in the group of buildings to the right of the hotel surrounding the adult pool. We were on the ground floor and had a view of a dirty lawn and some bushes with a road in the background. The walls were falling apart and we had a huge hole in our bathtub wall. It really needs renovations but I didn't spend much time in my room. If you can, stay in the buildings near the large pool/beach area. The Beach was horrible. It was littered with old dried seaweed and there were JELLYFISH everywhere. Every 10 feet or so, there was a dead blue jellyfish that had been washed up. It was never cleaned. It was too windy/cloudy, the ocean was freezing plus everyone was afraid of these jellys so nobody swam. The Cubano Bar was fun. It had comfy chairs and awesome live music. There were quite a few young families here but I wouldn't have brought my children.I will never go in Jan again. It was cloudy, windy, rainy and cool the entire duration of our short trip which was super disappointing. Not the hotels fault but I thought id add that this time of year is not great. All in all the hotel was pretty good. The weather ruined my trip, but we DID recommend our hotel to all those complaining about theirs at the airport.

  • teodora a :
The best place to go

The service is great, everyone greets you especially those you see on a daily basis, this one waiter Jesus javier bravo garcia was so kind and caring,you even get to build friendships on top of their great service. You dont find those kind of people everywhere, plus the hotel is great its got the beach 5 mins from the hotel and 2 pools. There are bars and drinks everywhere and shows at night which are incredible because those people are so talented!

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 3 meals daily
  • All drinks (Domestic and select Imported beverages, 24 hours)
  • Drinks at disco
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entrance to night club and drinks
  • 1110 Rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 6 a la carte restaurants
  • 7 bars including Pool bar
  • Disco
  • Pools
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa (fee)
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Games room
  • Sports pitch
  • Gift shop
  • WiFi in lobby (fee)
  • Varadero Golf Club nearby (fee)

Hotel Room has:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • In-room safe
  • Iron
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Max occ. 4, up to 3 adults
Superior has 1 king or 2 double beds, Ceiling fan, Sitting area.
Royal Junior Suite has 1 king or 2 double beds, Ceiling fan, Living area and Full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.

For the Kids - Splash pool and playground. Kids club and Teen club for ages 14-17.

Adults Only Section Amenities:

- 150 suites with a private reception
- Complimentary 24hr room service
- Closer to the beach
- Exclusive pool
- Exclusive access to International restaurant
- Club house and cigar room
- Butler service

Weddings - Packages are available. Please inquire for more details.

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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Grand Memories Varadero
Km 18.5 Autopista Sur Parque Natural 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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.