Hotel Internacional

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Our Opinion
This is an older hotel that could use some updating, but it is still a charming place. In its heyday this was a 5 star hotel and Marilyn Monroe and the Rat Pack used to stay here.

NOTE: This hotel has closed.
This historic resort, completely renovated in 2002 and set in beautiful gardens, offers the largest hotel rooms to be found in Cuba. Varadero's best stretch of beach is right outside your door.

Location: Beachfront, 30 minutes from the airport and only 5 minutes from downtown Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Ilovecuba420 : Vancouver, Canada
2nd time in cuba - Blown away

We were in the family conceirege - they had the nicest rooms beautiful washrooms and hot water at the tap at all times, and daily clean up of rooms and washroom. The door connecting us to the next room was not sound proof so we could hear a baby cry at early hours in the night at times. The A/C units worked well with no smells. The buffet was really nice and all staff waitresses were nice. The Beach was beautiful although when we went the resort was still recovering from hurricane damage. Raymundo was very helpful and nice from the first day we met him on the resort. He told us about the current events happening and answered any questions we had. We believe if Raymundo was not there our day to day experience would not have been as good (pay him well , keep him , give him more opportunity to grow). We are looking forward to coming back and meeting him and a few other staff we made friends with.One night we went out to a local club others we stayed in the 24 hours bar in the Main lobby and got to know everyone from around the world. We took a Private Taxi who knew how to speak English and gave us a one on one tour of Havana and that was awesome compared to going on a bus tour as the bus tour sounded to be more of a money gouge. Overall our trip was a great experience as we met nice people and had good food and did not have to deal with anyone gouging for money as in resorts like barcelo solymar. The taxi rates were always reasonable at Pardisus where as our stay at Barcelo the taxi men would try to charge three to four times the going rate.

  • Mike B :
3rd times a let down?

This was my 3rd stay here in the last 4 years. 1st time I stayed in a junior suite, 2nd time at Royal Service when they were upgrading the junior rooms and this time again stayed in a junior suite. DISCLAIMER: I knew the resort was hit extremely hard during the hurricane a few months ago. BUT......this stay was very very different.This used to be an adults only resort. Even last year with the addition of the Family section, there were nearly no children there. Now, everywhere...I mean EVERYWHERE! Even sitting at the 24/7 Kristal bar at 12am...1am....etc. I love children. I do, but kids taking up seats at a bar where there are people drinking and smoking really isnt the best sport for them. Heck, there arent even any people IN the Family section they all hang out in the 24/7 bar area. But hey what do I know Im not a parent...The room, although was clean, was falling apart. The sliding door was brand new as the old one was destroyed by the storm. Problem is...there was half an inch gap in the closed door letting in mosquitos at night, letting in the cold air (at the time it was cold at night) and wind noise.The bathroom had barely running water and ZERO hot water. Like zero....ran it for close to 30 minutes one night to get some hot water and nothing.The flooring was chipped, walls were full of holes filled in with spackle, and lights were missing fixtures.Look, I knew what to expect which is why Im being a little hard on this resort. Its supposed to be a 4 to 5 star resort. Its not in its current condition. 3 at most. Food was ok. Not bad, not great. But to be expected. The ONE shining grace is the service. At Kristal Bar, Oscar and Bernaldo are awesome!! Oscar takes some time to warm up to you, but once he does he will never ignore you. Same with Bernaldo.Taking a trip to Havana? Ask for Jaylin and a guided tour. For 130 CUCs, you get a driver, classic car and Jaylin (who speaks fantastic english) all day! Do NOT go with the bus tour for nearly the same price. Disappointed this time around. Probably wont go back to this resort until they fix, update their rooms and price accordingly.

  • Majid M : Toronto
Excellent, Highly Recommended !

Just returned from the trip to Veradero, Cuba.Stayed from Dec 22 to Dec 29Stayed in Paradisus Veradero or 7 days.Went with two small kids .Resort :Excellent resort, nice beach, nice food and overall good experience !Their ice cream is the best. Airline/ Transfers:Sunwing was nice, on time flights and the transfers were nice as well.They had Friendly reps at the resort and they helped us with the tours etc. Weather : Weather was excellent round the clock. It was 24C mostly. Very pleasant and nice !Tours :Went to downtown Varadero couple of times , its a nice small downtown with lots of markets and horse rides etc. Took the double decker city tour bus.We also took the day trip to Havana, which is about 2 hours from the resort. We took the tour from Sunwing. The tour guide was nice but they wasted about 3-4 hours for pick ups and drop offs of other passengers from all the nearby resorts. May be a good idea to book a trip on your own / custom trip in open cars with a driver / rent out a car.Submarine Tour: We took the submarine tour and they cancelled it for 2 days due to bad weather.Would have wanted to take the catamaran tour but because of the kids did not take.Dollar to CUC(Cuban Currency)Got the exchange done from CAD/USD at the resort.While coming back they said that we can change back from CUC to CAD at the airport.At the airport though once we got down from the bus there were lots of agents with Id badges(travel agency) round their neck.I thought they are legit from the tourism dept but they were not, they took the CUC and gave CAD back but their conversion rate was much lower.To avoid this mistake visit the government office at the airport , they will give you much better conversion rate.Mosquitos:We all got bit by the mosquitos and my younger son had a reaction to it , it was very bad.Take the Mosquito repellant with you and apply from Day 1.If you forget you can buy at the resort. Overall nice trip and good experience, good people and we heard its very safe in Veradero !Highly Recommended !

  • beachvacationer75 : Calgary, Canada
Beautiful location, no hot water

Just returned from Paradisus Varadero. It was our first visit to Cuba and we weren't sure what to expect.In general we enjoyed our stay. Location is beautiful, hotel ground is large, so you do not feel overcrowded inside the hotel and on the beach. Beautiful live music almost every night.People are friendly and our room was cleaned every day. But as we found later, we stayed at the old part of the hotel, and our bathroom has a lot of issues: old and very badly repaired, with leaking toilet which didn't flush properly ever and the worst part - hot water was not available often. For the beach goers like us, we get used to take a shower after swimming in the sea and without hot water it is really unpleasant.

  • pag2015cmf : Port Alberni, Canada
Fabulous Property !!!

We were at the Paradisus Varadero from December 18 to January 1, being our 4th time there we knew we would enjoy ourselves but didn't imagine how wonderful it was going to be. When we arrived we found we had been upgraded to the Family Conceirge - it was amazing. The room was immaculate and very well appointed and the service both from the Butler as well as the staff by the pool (bar and restaurant), Filipe (in particular) was absolutely top notch. We were in want of nothing ! This hotel was hit quite hard by Hurricane Irma and it was amazing how much they have rebuilt and repaired since September. The new ocean facing restaurant on the Standard Side of the property is beautiful and the sunsets from it are breath taking. Even though several of the a la carte restaurants were closed still (as they are being redone) there was still ample options for eating. The staff at the Paradisus were welcoming as usual and we will certainly plan on returning to this property.

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
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snacks
  • Grill by the pool
  • Domestic and International drinks
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Ping pong
  • Gym
  • Lounge chairs
  • Beach activities
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Pool
  • 3 Restaurants including 2 a la carte, International cuisine restaurant, reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 2 bars
  • Disco
  • Cabaret Continental featuring nightly shows and dinner
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Beauty salon
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 110V
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Kids Deal - Kids ages 12 and under stay & eat free when sharing with 2 adults. Max 1 child.

For the Kids - Mini-club & Children's play area included.

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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Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa
Punta Frances, 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.