Hotel Los Cactus

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Our Opinion

Hotel Los Cactus is a great resort that has all of the elements of a solid resort. The rooms are pleasant and have very little issues. They are also well-stocked and maintained daily by great attentive staff. The layout of the suites is perfect. Everything that you'd need is within reach and not terribly far to get to. There are plenty of food choices available with regards to buffet items. While some complain that there's very little variety, they did change up the items regularly. Good a la carte restaurants as well. Make sure to make reservations at the Italian Restaurant. Great pool area with a nice bar. A beautiful beach area with plenty of activities to do. Make sure to check out the catamaran tours!


Overview

Experience total privacy on this 26-acre paradise, perfect for those looking for an adults-only ambiance. The special services, sports facilities, excellent dining options and elegant accommodations will make your stay unforgettable. Signature Vacations exclusively offers the Junior Suite section of the hotel with concierge service for our Club guests.

Location: Beachfront, 35 minutes from Juan Guadalberto Gomez International Airport, 2 hours to Havana and 3 minutes to Varadero.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • happytraveller406 : Maple Ridge, Canada
WORST RESORT I EVER STAYED AT!!!!

Booked Hotel Los Cactus based on reviews and it being rated a super all inclusive resort.Upon arrival we quickly found out that our expectations would not be met. The lobby is under construction, I will give them that. We arrived to our room to find two fridges-both in very poor condition- rusted and a very bad smell coming from them, only one worked. The floor covered in ants, ok yes it is cuba- that I can live with. Air conditioner did not work in the main living area. Yes this is Cuba and the standards are lower, if it was just the room I could live with it.The bars were out of most common drinks, no mojitos, no pina colada's. The food in the buffet was the worst I had ever seen!!! But we were hungry so we had to eat- I then spent the whole night on the toilet.The beach is fantastic - but so is every beach in Varadero.After spending one night here I could not stay here for another night never mind the whole week.Thank you to Sunwing for moving us- saved our vacation!!!Please do yourself a favour- stay somewhere else!!! I have been to several all inclusive and this is by far the worst EVER!!yes I do have high standards- this resort is falsely advertised as a super all inclusive-

  • manzipeanut : London, United Kingdom
Relaxing part of the holiday before traveling to Havana

After a long trip from the U.K. We arrived at Los Cactus and the hotel had no record of our booking! However we later found out that it was due to roomdi not sending the information through in time rather than a hotel error. The hotel were very accommodating and gave us a room anyway as it was late and said they would chase in the morning.An all inclusive resort on Varadero beach which is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen! Such clear water and gorgeous sand! The pool was also lovely and it was just the buffet food and the room that was slightly disappointing. The food was much of the same every night, a lot of pork and veg, sometimes prawns and chicken. There were two other restaurants on site, an Italian and Cuban restaurant. Although it was supposed to be high season they only opened one restaurant at a time and alternated each evening but the one night we had planned to eat at one they closed them both as it was 'gala night' and everyone was eating in the buffet. Breakfast was better, a chef cooked fresh omelette or fried eggs every morning and they were delicious. Near to the beach there was a burger bar where the chef cooked a mixture of burgers, sausages, chicken and pulled pork during the day until 6pm which was our favorite haunt and we ended up eating here everyday for lunch. Our room was spacious but the shower did not work for two days only giving out cold water and then eventually stopping altogether. They did try to fix it but nothing seemed to work. There was also a leak in the cupboard which had an incessant drip throughout the night but luckily my boyfriend had packed ear plugs. Overall a beautiful location and having the all inclusive was great especially now we are in Havana and buying everything and spending so much more. I would go back to this hotel purely for the beach, pool and burger bar. Although room and buffet food was not great, realistically we were not in our room very much spending our days in the sun and after getting bored of the buffet food we could get a short taxi or horse and cart ride into town or eat at the on site restaurants.

  • irishberniem : Ireland
Cuba is changing...

Yes the hotel need paint, the furniture is dated, the pool needs some maintenance, the female bartenders should be replaced, the food is Cuban but you are in Cuba and not much has changed in 50 years until recently. Our week here was full of vacationing Cubans and the activity directors forgot to speak English at times for us minorities. But I did enjoy my much needed week in the sun 100% and did not let those above details bother my precious time at this great hotel. My 4th trip to Cuba and 2nd to this hotel and I'm so surprised how Cuba has changed in 8 years (rip Fidel) You need money now especially in Varadaro, the shops , markets, tips tips tips and hands out for the tips. The toilets at the airports are guarded by women who stand at the door with their back to the men while they pee. Then they hold their hand out for a tip horrific as the toilets are not spotless. Tips of 1 pesato ($1.30, €1) is least expected not for service provided but for the family!

  • tmonster_67 : Ontario
Los Cactus Aug. 2017

Like a lot of resorts in varadero, this place is a bit dated, but clean. Our first room had no working TV and a badly dripping air conditioner. The fridge didn't really work either. We were moved to a room that was better, but the fridge still didn't work. Our maid was amazing and left extra water when we asked for it! Hotel staff was mostly pleasant and service was ok, but not what it should be. I think many of the resorts in Varadero have become complacent with tourists and don't try as hard as they once did. The pool was very disappointing and is in need of maintenance!The beach bar ran out of ice before 2pm one day and ran out of other things here and there. That really is unacceptable in my opinion. Food was very typical for Cuba with the dining staff mostly doing a great job!All of that having been said, the beach here is absolutely AMAZING! Among the best we've ever experienced! Not sure we'd go back here, but we enjoyed our vacation and loved the beach thoroughly!!

  • Tasha W :
This was our 5th time to the Beautiful Hotel Los Cactus!!

We came back to this wonderful resort on 04/22/2017-05/06/2017 and thoroughly enjoyed it, as usual. When I jump off the bus, I am home!! Every staff member is terrific, I'm not going to mention names, I'm afraid I will forget someone. My boyfriend had a little accident on the resort, Dr.Clemente and his nurse were lovely and patient with him. Thank you!! As usual, Lizbeth was wonderful, she is an amazing resort manager. We are already booked for 2018 and can't wait to see our second family and our wonderful friends again!!**To those of you who complain about this resort, may I just say.. You are wrong!! Seems you may complain about everything anyway. The Cuban people are wonderful, generous and hard working!! Again thanks!!Jack will be back!!

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
  • Snacks 24 hours
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited drinks (International brands, domestic beer, wine with lunch)
  • 1 a la carte dinner/specialty restaurant per week (dress code & reservations may be required)
  • Whirlpools
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Watersking
  • Banana Boat Rides
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson (reservations required, lessons based on availability)
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Games room
  • Fitness centre
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 270 rooms in eleven 2 and 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian, Grill/BBQ, and Cuban (dress code & reservations may be required)
  • 6 bars including Beach bar and Pool bar
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Sun lounges & towels
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities
  • 4 lit tennis courts
  • Fine jewelry shop
  • Sauna
  • 3 Jacuzzis
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Dive shop on-site
  • A range of watersports available 
  • Internet (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee/tea maker

Gardenview Junior Suite

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • 220V (converters needed)
  • Max occupancy 2 persons

Oceanview Junior Suites

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • 110/220V (converters needed)

Gardenview Suites

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Living room
  • Sofa bed
  • 110V (converters needed)
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Honeymooners - Receive upgrade to Suite or better view, (if available at check-in) bottle of wine and late checkout (if available). Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required.

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 Los Cactus
    Varadero,Cuba

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Breezes Varadero
Carretera de las Americas, Km 3.5, 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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