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Iberostar Playa Alameda

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Our Opinion

The Iberostar Playa Alameda is one of the better resorts to stay in Varadero. There is quite a few buffet items to choose from. There are plenty of a la carte restaurants to choose from. However, be advised that you're only able to reserve to three of them per stay. Pleasant beach, with plenty of loungers available to relax on. There are scooters to rent on site, making it great for those who want to go beyond the resort strip. This resort is well suited for couples and children alike. A great stay in Varadero.

Striking white sand beaches, ideal conditions for watersports and the Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel are all great reasons to make Varadero your next holiday destination. Located just 15 minutes from the town of Varadero and 7 minutes from the Shopping Mall Plaza America, this resort is suited to both families and couples alike. Kayaking, windsurfing, Spanish lessons, a jacuzzi, kids club, 2 eye catching pools and much more will make your sun filled days soar by. While the evening entertainment, on site disco with drinks, bars and 4 restaurants will keep you going well into the night. With all of these features plus spacious hotel rooms it's easy to see that the Iberostar Playa Alameda Hotel will be on the top of every vacationer's travel list.

Location: Beachfront, 10 min to downtown Varadero, 35 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Steve G :
The People are the highlight of this resort

The resort was Beautifully decorated and it was the perfect size- 5 Minute Walk from end to end, and even when its busy its not too crowded. The food is what you would expect at a nice resort in Cuba, still not Like what we have in Canada but won't leave you sick in any way. The Best thing about this resort hands down is the Staff, My girlfriend and I were blown away with how friendly the staff is, must meet Gorki in pool entertainment, all the pool bar staff were so sweet. and Charly is the energy of the resort, He will definitely wish you a wonderful time at multiple points during your visit. All in All I highly encourage a visit to Playa Alameda. if you have half the experience we had, you will still have a great experience :)

  • judyrick2015 : Winnipeg, Canada
Continuing to Improve

We arrived at the hotel about 4:00PM after a very good Sun Wing flight from Winnipeg. We checked in with out any difficulty and were given room 1821. The room was very nice and everything we were expecting was there. This was our 5th visit to this hotel. The hotel has undergone extensive renovations since our first visit, a new Buffet building, new Ice cream parlour , new activities centre ( pool and ping pong and towel exchange), the beach restaurant has been redone, and most of the guest rooms have been redone. The main building is being worked on now. We used to say that the hotel was okay but staff made up for a lot of short falls, now the staff are still great but the shortfalls have really been reduced. Our only issue in terms of the buildings and facilities was that in our second week the power went out several times but that really wasn’t a big issue. The beach is still very nice and we always got a a beach chair somewhere. Our only problem was that we really like taking the spanish classes that Cuban hotels offer and although they are scheduled daily they are very hit and miss. Irena the young lady that gives the lessons is excellent but she is not always available and it appears that no one else can cover for her. We were not impressed and that alone may be the reason we don’t return , at this point we are undecided. The food was good and the bar service was excellent especially Judith in the Santiago Bar. The ladies from Guest Services were always asking how things were going and did we need anything . I understand that Wendy has moved to another hotel, she was excellent and that will be a big loss to the hotel. Adolys and Jania are great and will continue to look after the guests' every need. We have always enjoyed the a la carte restaurants and really appreciate the high level of service they provide. In terms of the hotel it was another very good vacation at a hotel that continues to improve. The flight home with Sun Wing was a disaster, 4 hours late, overbooked , people kicked off the flight. Not a good situation

  • Liveelou :
Meh...but still good!

There was construction. Meh, that happens. The fridge didn't work. Meh, they replaced it. The bartenders were great, except for a couple of "Russian" ones. That's what we called them, they looked Russian. The food was great and not-so-great. I lost my sandals and I swear they found them and served them as veal scaloppini in the Italian restaurant! The Romantico restaurant was good, but the Caribbean one was fantastic!! The room was musty, but I aired it out and it was better. They were painting and doing repairs, but that's what happens at resorts. There was a plumbing problem, which they fixed. The beach was great of course! The entertainment was a little cheesy and confusing at times. The kids club employees were GREAT!! The little kids pool was being repaired, but they did finish it. The large pool had a lot of shallow areas into deeper areas, so that was nice too.In all, it was a fabulous trip with great overall service.

  • Damian B :
Quiet, beautiful Beach, Great Scuba and Snorlelling

Dove with these guys Internacional Dive Center Gaviota Las Morlas great location beautiful dives 6 foot moray, tropical fish, beautiful coral. They were on site and very helpful. Had to ask to have the fridge filled everyday helped me get a room close to my parents who arrived the following day girl Maria at the front desk was very helpful staff in restaurant very kind.

  • Denise Michelle d :
Good can be great

The good:- staff! i love all of them. Friendly and helpful. and we even got a "see you next year" from one of them.- Beach. - lots and lots of activities. - size. if it was too big, we would have done more walking just to get to your room. not good when you forgot something and you need to go someplace outside the resort. this resort is just right- food. 4 main restaurants to choose. 3 reserve only, one for all. Food was deliciousthe bad:- rooms are outdated. Get rooms that start with 14 because as of this writing (May 2017), it is the new building being renovated. when we left they arent done. Probably will be finished by end of 2017 or early 2018.- food in terms of variety. the main restaurant serves the same food almost everyday. There are times it changes but on occasion.things to watch:- wifi is only available in main lobby.- get cappuccino at the bar near lobby.- resort is almost at the very edge of varadero. if you take public transit, you have to go through all resorts before reaching to this resort- most of them understand a bit of english.- tip staff cause (in my opinion) they deserve it especially the one cleaning your room. But they normally dont ask.- sunrise come out around 6-6.30am - on occasion you will catch an old plane passing by early in the morning

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 buffet meals daily
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited House Wine, Domestic beer, International brand drinks 24 hours
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Sauna
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Catamaran
  • Windsurfing
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Pool table, ping-pong, darts
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Disco
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 391 rooms in 3-storey buildings
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, International and Seafood, dress code & reservations required
  • 6 bars including Lobby bar, Snack bar, Disco bar, Theatre bar, Beach grill bar
  • Disco
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Golf nearby
  • Meeting facilities
  • 2 tennis courts on-site (2 lit)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptors required)
  • Mini-bar

Standard Hotel Rooms

  • 2 twin beds
  • Sitting area
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

VIP Standard Oceanview Rooms

  • 2 twin beds
  • Living area
  • Ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deal - Kids pricing available, please inquire for details.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 10 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Playground, Kids' pool, Babysitting service also available. (fee)

Honeymooners - Private check in, Room upgrade based on availability, Welcome cocktail with sparkling wine, Bottle of rum, Flowers in room upon arrival, In room breakfast the morning after arrival, Housekeeping in afternoon, Exclusive romantic dinner for 2 in a la carte restaurant, Late checkout with out charges based on availability. Applicable up to 30 days after nuptials. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

VIP Package - Includes an upgrade to Oceanview Room, (if available at check-in) fruit basket, bottle of rum, bathrobe or towel as souvenir gift. (minimum 12-night stay) Please inquire for prices.

Wedding Packages Available, please inquire for 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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IBEROSTAR Playa Alameda Hotel
Las Morlas, Km 19 Punta Hicacos, Varadero 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.