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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
  • jylamontagne : Brossard, Quebec
not good

We have been all over Cuba 20-25 times and we love it, if this would have been our first time we would have never returned, needs complete over all, broken lights, walls half painted, food good for Cuba but not much to choose from, bartenders need a course, 4 days without toilet paper in lobby bathroom, hotel charges more for money exchange and they can't give you change or if they do it is 0.50 pesos no 1.00, cigars much more expensive, we had to change room 3 times, no thank you never again

  • Nikki B :
Love this place

I needed a last minute vacation and only had 3 vacation days left at work so I booked a 5 day vacation at this resort in Varadero (weekend included of course). I love Cuba so this would be my 6th time vacationing there, only my second time in Varadero though. I've been to Holguin a few times, Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria....Because I've been to Cuba several times I always tell people " you go to Cuba for the beach, the people and the beauty.... Not for the food" and it's worth every penny! You get by on the food, you won't starve and you'll find things you like but... I have to tell you this resort had the best food I've ever had in Cuba. The staff was amazing and friendly, the room was clean and decent. The beach was beautiful, clear water, you can snorkel right at the beach or take a hobie to a spot just 5 minutes away. They have a slight towel issue on Varadero where all the hotels send the laundry to one location so sometimes it's hard to get fresh towel. But I managed to get a beach towel every few days and the room towels as well. Minor issue considering I don't use a new towel everyday at home so I don't expect one while I'm away. This was the first time I travelled this late in the year, I normally go in the spring. The water was like bath water, sooooo warm. I'm not a pool girl, I don't go all the way to Cuba to hang at a pool but if you are a pool person then you'd like this place, they have lots of entertainment going on daily and they had a foam blaster one day. It was mega fun to watch and I'm sure more fun to join in. They also had a synchronized swim show which was cool to watch. Entertainment every night at the bar terrace and then it moved to the theatre for the nightly big show. All in all I give this Cuban resort a great rating and I will go back.

  • :
An okay hotel

It was a nice hotel, the beachfront is stunning and the weather was splendid, but we didn't get towels on our first day and the food wasn't really good, although there was an abundance of ice cream, which was a great thing 😊 The room wasn't really clean, there were remnants of somebody else's shaving cream in the shower as well as mascara stains on the pillows, when we've not yet lain on them, but if you're just going for the beach, you can spend most of the days there and that's the nice part of the hotel. But then again, you could go to some other hotel, since they all exit to the same expanse of beaches

  • Jasmine M :
Pretty disgusting room - Friendly staff - Terrible food

After 16 days of backpacking and staying in casas particulares I was happy to know I was going to sleep a night in a resort. Unfortunately it was not as great and relaxing as I had imagined. The staff is friendly and overall tries to do the best they can, but in a lot of way I feel there is a lack of professionalism. When I arrived there were 4 receptionists, one was actually attending to guests, the other one was on her phone and the other two were having a chat. I had to call for attention 4 times, before someone noticed me standing there. In terms of hygiene I would give the place a very low score. My room was very dirty, the "public bathrooms" idem dito, as there was no soap nor towels. My minibar, which was supposed to be all inclusive, had 1 drink in it. And the food at the buffet was pretty terrible as well. It was obvious they tried to bring European style food, but it was of low quality. The plus about my room is that there was a safety deposit box, I had a good bed and the water was hot and had decent pressure - something which is hard to find in Cuba. The price of this resort is 4 x more expensive than a casa, while it is less clean and the food is of lower quality.

  • jennie V : Winnipeg, Canada
Good Cuban Hotel

Just came back from my fourth trip to Cuba (3 Varadero). The Iberostar Playa Alameda is the only one I'd consider booking for a repeat week.Pros:-staff, very friendly and accomodating-I stayed in a renovated building and the room was spacious with above average (for Cuba) plumbing. -lots of shade at the beach-animation staff kept things lively and were always upbeet-lots of options at the buffet-omelet stations (2 of them) were awesome as were the morning croissants-beautiful beach and grounds-people were present on the beach in the am to sell and then gone by noon-short walk away from the marina-safes in room at no charge-water replenished in roomCons-lots of debris on beach and pool. I fished out dozens of glasses from the pool every morning...tourists can be jerks-food was kept lukewarm in the buffet (I'm not fussy so I figured out what I'd eat lukewarm...not the scrambled eggs).-a la carts not worth it-hard to change beach towels...seems to be a common problem in Cuba-while my room was nice the patio door did not have a lock. I managed to wedge the coffee table to stop the doors from opening; however, also meant I couldn't use the patio doors. All in all a great vacation and I'd go back if given the opportunity.

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.