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Grand Memories Varadero

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Our Opinion

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
  • trishjo : Mansfield

Evacuated here due to Irma, not really our sort of place (too big), however the manager and his staff were outstanding in how they looked after us and coped with an influx of 800 people. Yes the rooms were a bit musty and the food a bit cold but we were evacuated and it saved our lives. The food delivered to our rooms was basic but kept us alive and the lovely staff in emergency room in our block were always checking we were ok. Hats off to all the staff who looked after us and didnt know what was happening to their homes and families and who also had to go through this terrifying experience. Well done, you all deserve a medal.

  • HanzBanan : Toronto, Canada

By far one of the worst resorts I have been to.. I will try to keep this review somewhat short since I could probably be here for days.- Cleaning staff in the rooms did an OK job, clean towels were provided everyday which was nice- the activities by the pool were great and very interactive..they always had something going on- Staff at the pool bar was awesome & pool bar in general was so much fun- Pool was quite dirty the entire stay, things floating at the bottom and SO much sand- Never any towels available at the pool hut- the food on the resort was disgusting - A La Carte restaurant was a bit better- Cleaning of the pool bathrooms was just... - someone had literally pooped all over the toilet and surrounding the toilet and I kid you not it was there for 3 days before anyone did anything about it.- Along the strip where the buffets are there is always a very foul smell that could literally make you throw up- beautiful beach - Staff only treat you nicely if you throw some pesos their way- grounds were kept fairly nice- Good shows in the evening at the theatreAll in all, spend a little bit more money and go somewhere else (Preferably Mexico haha)

  • James H :
Evacuated due to Hurricane Irma

My partner and I stayed here after being evacuated from Starfish Cayo Santa Maria.We owe our lives to the incredible general manager. He was able to provide for an extra 800 guests even though they're in their low season. Although it was sometimes scarce, we had food, water and power. The staff did their upmost to provide for us and we all made if through the dreadful night because of the hard work.

  • hsudlow : Wirral, United Kingdom
Hurricane Irma evacuation from Cayos

Evacuated on 08/09 from Cayo Santa Maria. The manager and staff at Grand Memories were amazing when they received and checked in 13 coach loads people with no fuss and we're allocated a room immediately. I feel the manager and staff were responsible for keeping us all safe with no injuries from this horrific hurricane. We were instructed to stay in our rooms with firm instructions of how to keep safe for a period of approximately 40 hours. The staff risked their welfare to keep us safe, fed and watered. For this I am extremely grateful. This manager is well deserved of a medal for his dedication. I cannot comment on the hotel overall because of our short stay. For the short period of using the dining room, bar,beach and hotel room were very good. I do hope to return to Cuba and stay in this hotel in the future.

  • stevejackson171 : Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Evacuated here for Irma

We were evacuated to this hotel due to hurricane Irma.We arrived at the hotel late night but were swiftly checked into the resort, the complex has a good layout with multiple pools and a private beach.The food was poor at best but given the situation we were thankful of anything, the rooms we were given were apparently up for renovation and it showed to be honest, most were damp smelling, broken lights and sockets with faulty doors.we endured the hurricane here and the buildings put up a good defence, however there was lots of damage to be seen.We were evacuated again to a sister hotel due to lack of power, water and food.

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

  • 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.