Hotel Club Tropical
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We stayed here the week of March 22, 2017. We booked a week before departure and paid 830 per person out of Halifax. We booked 3 Tropical Garden views. Upon arrival the lady at check in seemed confused as if she was not expecting us. We did not get three Tropical Garden view rooms. Two couples ended up sharing a two bedroom apartment and the other couple got a second floor poolview room. The rooms are very old and tired looking. We had no issues with hot water or A/C. This resort is very small. Only one pool that is not very deep. Beach is beautiful as it is all over Varadero. Most staff are friendly. Security staff are very friendly. Entertainment is average. There is not much activities to do at this resort. It is a very quiet resort and one can get bored very easily here. We spent a lot of time off the resort. The buffet.... the first day there were so many flies that it was not appealing at all. This fly issue was a big turn off. I have been to other resorts and have never experienced flies to this extent. The food was fine. We always found something to eat that we liked. We did enjoy our vacation.
RECEPTION: Check in fast....Very friendly and courteous..Just ask and they will help with what they can.. NO PROBLEMSBEACH: Same as always,, GREAT,, Plenty of chairs and clean,,GREATBars,, Graet service at the Lobby bar,, Madelene and Aturo ,,Just the greatest,,I had a stomach prob and they made me a drink and it was a lot better after that so I had a few more,,,,Tonic water, salt, lemon juice and bitters,, Great stuffROOM: We had a room facing the pool and with balcony,, Nice and clean,,A little loud when the music started but that stops by 11 PM ENTERTAINMENT,,Games and bingo around pool, Nightly showsDINING:: They need to get more variety like carrots peas, fries and bacon,, Very bland so we ate out mostly,,Breakfast with omelets was good but they should have bacon..OVERALL:: Great vacation, staff just amazing ...WOULD I GO BACK??? IN A HEART BEAT!!!
Great hotel for the price. Awsome beach and great location to town. Basic rooms that are clean and safe. Pool was great after long day at the beautiful beach. Food will get you by, but if you can handle it there are good cheap burgers for 1.50 cuc or 12" pizza for 3.50 cuc that are in walking distance. Over all had a great time. Again for the price it was well worth it.
I went with a friend the week of March 12-19th. Weather was nice except for 3 days of overcast...but hey...it's their winter as well and it sure beat -20!I'll try to make sure I cover everything...LOCATION:Loved it...right on the strip and about 20 minutes from the airport...one of the first stops on your way in. We were able to walk down to the canal where Kiki's is (great pizza btw) in about 15 min. You can probably walk the entire strip from end to end in about 40 min. Very accessible.FRONT DESK: We arrived at about in the evening and were greeted by Naima (she's a gem). Check in was fast and easy and we had a porter help us to our rooms with our bags. we had no pesos to tip as hadn't changed anything yet and his reply was "no problem" with a smile. ROOMS:We were in 1303 and it is a basic room. It was clean, no mold, tons of hot water. Balcony was nice. Working TV... not the greatest reception but we only turned it on for a minute and then never again for the rest of the week. Toilet wasn't flushing and was fixed after a visit to the front desk...no problem. I suggest you bring your own pillow as the long pillow they have on the beds is just too big...woke up with a kink in my neck. Used the extra blanket as a pillow... no problem. We had a safe in our room at no extra charge and a key was provided at check-in. I know that not all the rooms have safes, so maybe a good idea to request one at check-in.MAID SERVICE:Our maid was Laura and she had me giggling...what a sweetheart. We left her a little something (clothes) along with 1-2CUC per day and she was happy...left us towel art daily and kept our room clean. It is highly unlikely that they change the sheets at all during your stay but towels are changed if dirty. FOOD:We brought hot sauce, mayo, jam, salt and salad dressing. (The salt was overkill...they had plenty). I love hot sauce so I sprinkled it on everything. The food was decent enough...I'm not a picky eater and I always found something to eat. It DOES get repetitive as it is only one buffet (no a la cartes either). We ate out nearly every day as there is some great food in walking distance close to the resort or a cab drive away..KIKI's has THE BEST pizza!! (went there twice) and we had lobster and shrimp at this great outdoor place (looks kind of like a hut about a few blocks walk from the hotel... ask the staff...they'll tell you). I left a peso at most meals I had at the buffet, but I will say that not all of the staff in the buffet are all that friendly...oh...and you may not enjoy the flies. It is not an open air buffet so they do have flies... I find they were worse at the window but not enough to ruin my meal. Don't bother with the wine at the resort...it's watered down. We bought a bottle for 3 pesos in the gift shop and served ourselves. ;-)SNACKBAR:THey serve grilled cheese, ham and cheese sandwiches and pizza (but not always)... the sandwiches are good...but again...repetitive but it's enough to tide you over. You can get pretty much any mixed drink you like and they are not bad. You can play pool here as well as giant chess. Lots of places to sit as well. MAIN BAR: Daniela works the main bar and if you're lucky enough to have her during your stay, you will love her! Such a great attitude. There is a rather crusty older gentleman that works the bar but didn't ruin my vacay in any way. A smile goes a long way.. it's hard not to smile back...and I'm persistent! One thing about the main bar...they are always watching their glasses. They are accountable for them for their shift... once the shift changes off...all the glasses must come back to the bar...so they actually would walk around pouring people's drinks into plastic cups at that time... strange but true but it's the way the hotel is run. Again...a tip goes a long way and you only need to do it a couple of times...they remember and it ups the service. POOL:I'm a beach person...we were only at the pool for the last hour of our stay and the water was nice and the pool clean. lots of loungers. Don't know the state of the tiles in the pool as I only sat on the edge reading. ;-)BEACH:Beautiful with lots of beds (at least when we stayed there). the tractor comes by daily but the winds were high the week we were there. Couple of days were red flag and the waves were huge. saw some little jellyfish but no one was stung. They've got lifeguards patrolling and they weren't shy to use the whistle on red flag days!ENTERTAINMENT:We caught the tail end of the water ballet and the Cuban show... both were good. Entertainment does not seem to be consistent...they have the music going during the day and into the evening. But some shows that were scheduled never happened...and they start at 9:30pm if it IS going to happen. NIGHT LIFE:Check out The Cave on Monday (it's the only time it's open). It's a little ways away form the hotel, but worth checking out if only for the novelty of saying you went to a bar that is in an actual cave. We went to Casa de la Musica which is down around calle 45 or so (Club Tropical is at calle 21)... we walked there and it took us about 15 minutes., This place was packed and more Cubans than tourists but totally safe... music was more reggaeton/dance and a younger crowd. We spent most nights at The Beatles Bar (out door rock music..the band is terrific) and Calle 62 (outdoor bar that plays Cuban music). We ventured over to Club Havana as well... more dance music. If you're up for people watching and dancing if you want to then stick to Calle 62 and Beatles Bar... Drinks are cheap (2cuc for beer, a little more for imported stuff (Heineken). And the cab was only 5 cuc one way. What did I miss??? If I missed anything just message me, I'd be happy to answer. All in all we had a fun stay. The hotel, the staff, the other guests. (This hotel is great for meeting other travellers as it's smaller and people tend to be social). It is not so lively at night unless you make your own fun, but that could've been because of the week we stayed... I don't recommend you bring your young children there as not alot for them to do... older kids can go roam as it's very safe! There is NO WIFI in this hotel and they MIGHT run out of money...walk down to the cuban mall (around calle 44 and you can use wifi for free there)... or walk over to sunbeach...we had the same colour bracelets so we went there and had some drinks and checked things out... no one said a word lol. Take advantage of the location... get out there and take a stroll....meet some people...laugh with the Cubans. Would I stay there again...definitely!
Charming hotel, excellent staff. Right on the beach. Music is little loud but stops at 11 pm so you can sleep. It is very clean and solo traveler will find this as perfect choice. Keep up a good work.
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- 143 rooms
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Hotel Club TropicalVaradero,Cuba
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Ave. 1ra., e/ calle 21 y 23, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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