Hotel Acuazul

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.†

Situated in historical downtown Varadero, an ideal inexpensive vacation spot.
Location: 2 kms from downtown Varadero, 15 minutes from the airport and across the street from the beach.

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  • Giuseppe C : Rosyth, United Kingdom
Be careful

Be careful when you book this resort. The location is very good, at the beginning of Varadero, on the main street. The beach is very close, the resort has its own beach and umbrella, the bar and some free pedalo and a little catamaran for short free trips (or the snorkeling trip costs 20CUC). The resort is quite cheap but it's an old building with many works to do. Try to get a room on the main street; the rooms on the pool are quite noisy 'cause there's the very loud music 'till 11;00 but usually people stand there and speak loudly or scream 'till late in the night 'cause the bar on the pool is open 24h and people drink all night. The rooms are big, old, some are comfortable, some less. We had to change room 'cause we had only very hot water, uncomfortable for the shower; the balcony had no protection, there wasn't any cover on the wc, the safe wasn't working. The personnel never smile 'till you don't give them tips but they are quite friendly, as the average people in Cuba. The all inclusive food was quite good, good choice of meat, vegetables,pasta; acceptable for the price. We spent 2 weeks in this resort. Definitely not the best but acceptable for the price we paid.

  • Travel2it4ever : Malm√∂

Acuazul has taken it upon themselves to bestow 3 stars on their front door. Perhaps the stars represent the 3 blocked toilets on the ground floor or the number of items that are almost edible from their terrible buffet selection. Night entertainment is offered and a water show in and around the pool was welcomed. Room of the low standard. Location is good.

  • Daintry D :
Just back from 2 weeks at the Acuazul.

We are just returned from another delightful 2 weeks at the Acuazul. It was a familiar place, we have visited Cuba 2 times a year for many years and have visited many resorts. For the last 5 years we have been returning to the Acuazul at least once each winter. Bearing in mind that this is Cuba with many of the shortages that we in Canada may not be used is a delightful place to visit.The rooms are adequate, outdated, but adequate. With the beautiful weather and the warm friendly people you will not spend your time in your room.We have seen a number of improvements, the food is much better and the staff are very helpful.This hotel is in a very convenient location, beach, bars, markets and restaurants are all within walking distance.The biggest problem we encountered was that on several days there was no hot water but the staff tried their best to fix it or change your room.The property is definitely not the Ritz but it is a friendly, inexpensive place to stay while you enjoy your visit to Varadero.

  • OHANAdream : Delhi, Canada
MOLD! DIRTY! Don't WASTE your money!!!

Family of 7, 9th time to CUBA. This resort is not on beach you must walk across 2 streets. Vacation from Mar17-24. Got there, we got 4 rooms. 3 of the bathrooms didn't work/ and no toilet seats. Room 211 the bath tub had rust holes and smelled. Room 209 there was so much mold in the closets and on the door jam/smelled. Room 203 & especially 205 had mold all over that my family member broke out in a rash as she has allergies immediately and impacted her breathing within 10 min of being in there. Needless to say we needed to move her. Went down to front desk and was told we couldn't move rooms they were not helpful. Tried to contact Rep(Lucy)on 3 occasions that day with no answer. We left for fresh air. Returned to Resort to eat at the restaurant only to be told that we could only get one glass of soda(ALL INCLUSIVE??!?) that they did not have anymore(but I saw a cart full of pop go by?).The food well it surely is CUBAN lol we made the best of it as we been to Cuba on numerous occasion and knew what to expect. Went back to front desk to ask another attendant to change rooms, she was the only one to be helpful. She offered room 310 facing the street(which is extremely loud at night time) but better than mold infested. Breakfast was told no eggs. Next day we awaited for the REP Lucy in Lobby. She approached us where I reported everything to her, we tried to contact her 3 times with no answer, mold, holes, dirty, rudeness explain that this was not all inclusive(snack bar was told no fries/pizza but saw the chef cook a basket full and saw the pizzas in the napkins. All we were left with was ham and cheese while their friends ate all the food). She stated it was the first time she had heard complaints(REALLY?!). I told her that I was going to put it on trip advisor as this could be deadly and the fact no rep was there to help and told her I had pictures of everything we spoke about. She quickly asked to see them and we got moved off the resort to a private house. We got maid service for 2 days and the remaining 3 we had to fend for ourselves(no toilet paper, front desk wouldn't help us! No clean towels as we threw them on the floor because toilets were leaking). NIGHTMARE resort(we never saw our Rep Lucy again for remainder of stay) thank god we've been to Varadero before and knew people and our way around. BIG SHOUT out to Alex, Raulito, Marlene(entertainment) for always checking on us, helpful, and making our trip memorable off resort/beach. Found great tattoo place around the corner, Picasso Tattoo Studio(Carlos +5353811162 & Leandro +5352770323 phone number) so clean, professional nice and inexpensive but quality work. We love CUBA, will NEVER stay at this resort again.

  • Piesek V :
Huge Disappointment the TOILET HAD NO SEAT

Definitely not a 3 Star hotel - not even 1 star. Despite numerous complaints the TV never was fixed. The shower had no head, The bath room was continually flooded because of the lack of a proper shower curtain, and the TOILET HAD NO SEAT. Every morning we were killing hordes of mosquitoes breeding in the bath room. No lamps, no bedside table, no place for suitcases and no key to the safe. The A/C was like loud like a tank. Only 1 out of 3 public toilets in the hotel worked, but it never had paper. Coffee machine in the dining area always broken - Terrible place, do not stay here!

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
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Unlimited domestic drinks from 10am to 10pm at the beach & pool bars
  • Selected daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 78 rooms recommended for those looking for a budget hotel
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beach & pool bars
  • Lobby bar open 24hrs (fee)
  • Massages (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Close to shopping, restaurants & bars in downtown Varadero
Standard Rooms include:
  • 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioned
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy per room is 3 adults
Kids Deal - Kids under 15 stay, play and eat free. Pay a special rate including airfare and transfers when sharing a room with 2 adults. Maximum 2 kids. Special rates available for 2 children in an adjoining room.

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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Hotel Acuazul
Primera Avenida e/ Calle 13 y Calle 14, 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.