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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.


Overview
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
  • varliukas : Klaipeda, Lithuania
Nice hotel for a families with some space for improvement

We stayed at this hotel for 14 days during Christmas. At that time management of hotel has changed so we saw big improvements- grass was cut, walls were colored, new bridges were build. We stayed with 13 months kid, so at the reception without asking we received a room on the ground floor, further from the central building, close to the beach. It was a nice gesture. Our room was big, nice. Our bathroom looked a little bit worn out, but in general it was ok. Maids sometimes had to be reminded to change towels since they were just folding dirty towels and putting them back. After two times we joked that we wont leave any tips anymore, so girls were improving :) Our terrace was on the ground floor, so i was collecting little pieces of trash myself from around it. In general personel was very nice and left us just the best memories. We received lots of help from local hotel workers, some even brought some medicine from the bugs for our kid. All the time they were trying to play with our baby, make her smile, so our little gir was the happiest kid seeing them :) Regarding moskitos - it was a nightmare - every single night we were checking our room for them. One morning our kid woke up all covered just in bites. Bites were next to each other, no unbitten spot. We even went to see a doctor. Then ladies from the hotel personel brought us some medicine from home that really helped. Every night hotel had some programs for their guests. We really enjoyed all. Food was very nice, big variety. Same regarding drinks. Even during the night you were able to get some food from the pool restaurant. My husband enjoyed cigar room. Next to the hotel there was a bus stop which was bringing all guests to the city for a small price. Pools were nice. Our kid loved all of them. Beach was very steep, windy during the days. As i understood, it simply was the time of the year that caused windy days. But we had enough suntan :) To summarise- we loved our stay at our hotel and we would definitely recommend to our friends and would go back there once again.

  • miltonmark : Milton, Canada
Great Stay!

I stayed here with my family and my brother's family. The resort has a great layout and great beach.Food: Food was good for Cuban standards. We ate at the Buffet (good) and the Italian and Romantico restaurant. The Italian restaurant was our favourite.Rooms: Room were ok sized and the bathrooms were recently renovated.The highlights of this place was the animation team and the 8pm music shows.There were some workers that really stood out and made our vacation great. I would like to thank Frank and Rosalvys at the buffet. Tony the waiter in the lobby and Charlie from the animation team. These workers were fantastic!I would recommend this hotel and we will probably visit it again.

  • Kathy B : Pickering, Ontario, Canada
Wonderful!

I stayed here with my daughter Aug 29-27th and everything was wonderful. From the moment we pulled up, everything looked lovely. Then we approached the check in. We were greeted by a very friendly (who spoke English quite well) woman named Arielis who made our check in so easy! She exchanged our money for us and got someone to take us to our room with our luggage. Our room was ready right away which was awesome! We stayed in block 11 and our balcony faced the walkway on the 3rd floor. Upon entry of the room, it was clean, the bathroom had been updated, the safe worked and everything was perfect. The bed was fine (not overly comfortably but not horrible, I slept just fine!). We toured around the resort (it's not very big which was fine with us) and headed down to a breathtaking beach with beautiful warm water! Lots of beach chairs and palapas available. We did run into a couple of issues getting towels exchanged on one or two days but it really wasn't a big deal. I guess my only complaint would be the pool. It could have been cleaner around the decks because people would leave their empty drinks even tho there were many trash cans around. The people are so friendly and grateful for any tip amount. We took little gift bags full of small items like shampoo, makeup, Bandaids, Tylenol etc and gave them out to people that we connected with. I also left one for the woman that cleaned our room. The grounds were well kept and clean with the exception of a pond in the middle of the resort although it looks like it's still under some sort of renovation. The entertainment staff are spectacular and work very hard to keep everyone involved and having a good time. We had no issues with the food. The pasta bar was a favourite of my daughters and the grill where they cook meat for you was great. The bread is fantastic!! We had lovely dinners at the a la carte restaurants as well. Overall, the resort is a solid 4 star and exactly what I expected in Cuba. If you are expecting world class chefs and luxurious accommodations then go elsewhere. This was a great resort with great people! Be sure to take the bus to varadero! It's a great experience! Also, the catamaran trip was a lot of fun and if you're into history, Havana is a must see! A great experience for my first time in Cuba and I would for sure go back! Shout out to: Arielis, Yohana, Vivian, Yurisan, Tony, Vitto, Charly and so many others (I'm sorry I can't remember all their names!)

  • Cindy M : Edmonton, Canada
Not as hoped

This is a late review of a family vacation in January 2017.On the plus side we received the connecting rooms we requested and staff were friendly. There ends the positive.The a/c only worked in one of the rooms. The shelf in our closet was broken and we could see the ground under the room. It took 3 days and many requests to get beach towels. Best of luck trading for clean. The beds were uncomfortable. Fortunately our door was near our ground floor patio since our patio door was broken. There was no seafood available the night we went to the seafood restaurant. It was very difficult to find seating in the plaza lounge area. Even for Cuba, I was disappointed in the food. The lunch grill had the best options. We overpaid for what we received.

  • Psychic88 :
Cockroaches, flies, problematic food handling

My husband, my children and I arrived at our room to be greeted by 4 adult size cockroaches; we were switched to two different rooms only after we refused to stay in the infested room. We finally were given a roach free room, with a broken tv, an air conditioner and electronic door locks that broke during our stay. In terms of food, there were flies all over the buffet. I have lived in and traveled in tropical countries and have traveled extensively to other countries and to Cuba since the 1990s and have never seen this type of decline in a hotel. I got sick after eating at the Romantic restaurant and sicker after an alcohol free pina colada the day before our flight back to Canada. I witnessed a bar staff tasting sugar from two bowls they use to prepare the pina colada by putting her finger in the bowls and in her mouth, thereby sharing bacteria and germs. Other unsanitary food handling practices included leaving big pots of cooked and uncooked food uncovered for the flies to feast in at the Bucanero buffet. The flies love the cheese and salads in the main buffet. Flies are a common nuissance that I've seen other hotels manage by using lids and ceiling fans.I would strongly advice anyone against booking a vacation at this resort. I think that casas particulares are a better option since you can see their kitchens and judge and act accordingly if you see unsanitary practices.

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
    Varadero,Cuba

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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. 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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