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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
  • georgiaclarkk : Salisbury, United Kingdom

This resort gets way too many bad reviews, we just came home from a 2 week stay and loved it! TUI made check in so easy, as soon as we arrived we went straight to our rooms which were always spotless, clean towels, re stocked fridge everyday and even beautiful animals made from towels on your bed! The pools are pristine, plenty of room, and the swim up bar is especially brilliant! The only problem you will have with the food is choosing what to have! There is such a wide variety that caters for everyone, and it tastes amazing too! The waiters in the buffet restaurant are so helpful and always friendly! Frank was an absoloute gem, so kind, caring and genuine!! In fact there was not one member of staff who wasn’t helpful...the snack bar is also a great extra which is open 24 hours if you feel peckish between meals! The beach is out of this world, and canoes, kayaks and pedalos are all included in your stay which are great fun! The entertainment is fabulous, the team keep everyday fun and interesting, from around the pool to the entertainment at night! All around an amazing hotel! Everyone should be so proud of themselves to work there and run such a fabulous resort! The managers are also so friendly and approachable and are around all the time helping out. Muchas gracias to everyone at Grand Memories Varadero! You made our visit to Cuba very special :)

  • Candace M :
Absolutely Wonderful Resort

I can honestly say that I was completely over the moon satisfied with the resort, food, entertainment and staff. We travelled as a group of 9 people and we all agreed that this place was perfect. Adults and children had a fabulous time thanks to the entertainment staff, chefs, servers, bell boys, bar tenders, house keepers, landscapers and maintenance men. Nothing was short of amazing. This is one resort that we will all return to in the future.

  • Davor M :

Greatesr resort on Varadero beach with amazing staff like Luz, Frank, Onay to name the few. Made the vacation amazing. Food was great. Animation crew are entertaining, amazing evening programs with such a talented cast and dancers. Would recommend to anyone and I would be back tomorrow...

  • Dennis O :
Surprisingly nice

The hotel ever so dated but that's Cuba right? Here just after major hurricane you remember the one September 2017! Anyway they or should I say staff members and local workers did a tremendous job touching up the place before I arrived 16/10/2017 so all good. Wifi no so good only available in the lobby it may spread great and wide in future but for now not cool...funny it's working now! Staff are very welcoming but be sure to have a few coins on your person for tips, very important if your too lazy or sun burnt to walk to the bar and collect a beverage your self. Room service can be patchy but again a brief word with smile to your housekeeping member it'll be perfect every time.Beach is great...sunsets...well it's the Caribbean they're are perfect! So expect good service book a restaurant quickly and in good time for your stay, buffet is okay but I strongly recommend that you not gorge on it every day during your stay. Enjoy.. oh the ambulance and or doctor onsite time is fast..sunstroke victims; two I know of were looked after in god time. SUNSCREEN don't forget it!

  • David E : Mombasa, Kenya
You must go!!!

I flew to Cuba on the 28th September not really sure what to expect after the recent devastation they had been through. I was travelling alone but was looking forward to getting away. TUI did offer me a change off destination but I can honestly say I am so so glad I didn’t take them up on the offer.I cannot say enough good things about this hotel, yes they were still doing repairs after the hurricane, yes there were workman walking around but what do you expect after what they had been through in recent months.The rooms are basic but clean! And there is everything you need in them and the maids do an amazing job on a daily basis.The entertainment and bars are faultless but for me it is the staff that make the trip. They are amazing !! always have smiles on their faces and within a day no what you like to drink. If I wasn’t out on a trip I was at the pool bar during the day and the lobby bar in the evening. I nearly always ended my evenings in the Cubana Bar which is a must for anyone that is planning a trip to the resort. If you like to laugh and dance this is the destination to finish your evenings. The staff are fun, friendly and attentive.The entertainment staff are great and try hard get everyone involved with their fun and games on a daily basis. The evening shows are great and the performers do their best to give you the best show possible.If your looking to go to Cuba and can highly recommend this hotel!! So much so I am going back next year!!.Thank you to all the staff at the Grand Memories Hotel for looking after me and making my trip a memorable one! See you all next year.

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.