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Iberostar Tainos

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This is another great resort for families in Varadero. While the hotel grounds are old, they're well-maintained and it doesn't take away from the aesthetic of the resort. The rooms however, are all top-notch. You'll never have an issue with the amenities or ensuring that your room is well stocked. Incredibly attentive and friendly staff will always be there to address your concerns and needs. There are OK food options with regards to buffet and a la carte items. Be advised though that the food in Cuba isn't as comparable to those of other resorts. If you're looking for a place with plenty of activities to do, this is the resort. The beautiful beach offers some of the best snorkeling locations, and there are many options with regards to other out-of-resort excursions.

Located on a beautiful stretch of Varadero Beach surrounded by tropical gardens, the warm, inviting and renovated accommodations are divided into two areas - 1 low-rise building and 18 two-storey bungalows. Singles, couples and families appreciate this hotels' excellent four-star value, wide variety of entertainment and activities, including complimentary afternoon tea and dance lessons.

Location: Beachfront, 30 min from the airport, 15 min to downtown Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • kerben : lanarkshire
Tainos a hotel with character

Stayed here end of Feb as a special birthday treat and had the most wonderful holiday.The beach is picture postcard with water activities such as kayaking,pedalos and catamarans included.Tainos is a lovely well kept hotel,has beautiful gardens,plenty of bars for a small resort,never needed to walk far for very tasty cocktails, even at the beach bar.The staff are very friendly and helpful and Katie our room maid was excellent and her towel art was amazing and made us smile every evening when we returned to our rooms. Our room on the 4th floor in the main building was large and spacious with loads of storage space and magnificent views. The first room we had was great but only had a narrow balcony,which we could not sit out on,we asked if we could change this and it was not a problem at all.A very good choice in the main buffet, and at the pool bar for lunch,didn't go to the other restaurants so can't comment on them. Sometimes we even had two breakfasts a day with early morning full cooked then later at the pool bar where there was a late morning option after 11am. Great idea for those who miss breakfast in the main restaurant. We would definitely recommend this hotel,it is older fashioned has a lovely atmosphere about it and not impersonal like new built hotels.Thank you to all at the Tainos Hotel for a lovely holiday at the hotel with soul.xx

  • Karl M :
Pushing the 3 stars.

I struggle to find any positives, apart from the beach and the beach bar. The room was mouldy, the food was average at best (all 4 of us were ill at some point). Most staff were extremely rude unless they were tipped. The entertainment was ok but repetitive, it reminds me of the dirty dancing holiday camp.

  • Darren H : Abbotsford, Canada
Round four to Tainos

Just got back last Friday from our favourite little hotel,the Iberostar Tainos.This was actually our fourth time and as usual we had a blast.My wife and I as well as her sister and brother in law (who are great travel partners) have made Tainos our go to hotel for the last four years.Going back for us now is like reuniting with our friends on a yearly basis.We are now on a name to name basis with so many of the staff,our visits are now like reunions.We love Tainos for many reasons but it is the people that bring us back yearly.It is people like Beatriz in the dining room to Julio around the pool that welcome us back with hugs and kisses(literally).This year we were lucky to get probably two of the best bungalows on site.They were just to the right of the pool bar and literally 20 ft. from the pool.(#3514/#3504).This hotel is on the small side (272 rooms) which is probably why you can have personal interactions with these warm and generous people,and not just be a number.Here a few more of the IberoSTARS that we have come to befriend.Sandy,Reisel,Yadaisy,Esperanza,Juilo,Glenda,Papa,Roberto,Rafael,Daisy,George,Yoslaine,Ranier and on and on.I have seen others on this forum that have been to Tainos twice the times we have, and I feel that that speaks volumes for this great little hotel.Oh and by the way it also happens to be located on one of the nicest stretches of beach as a bonus.We all highly recommend this hotel!

  • mhpwpat : Bristol, United Kingdom
A Great Fortnight in Cuba

This was our fifth visit to this hotel so we knew what to expect and we were not disappointed. Remember 4 star in Cuba is not the same as European standards but it must be borne in mind that this is a third world country. Having said this the hotel and its surrounding grounds are kept very well. The food is plentiful and of a very good standard and the staff cannot be faulted for their friendly and the efficient way they work. The Cuban style of building is simple and fairly basic so do not expect it to be plush. There is plenty to do if you are the active type from tennis, volley ball, darts, rifle shooting as well as fun competitions and aqua aerobics plus a gym to dancing lessons. On the beautifully stunning beach the use of the pedallos, canoes and catamarans (with an experienced staff member) with life jackets are all free. There are plenty of sunbeds around the pool and on the beach for those who like it quieter. Our room was is one of the garden bungalows was large, cool and comfortable despite the 30 degrees temperature outside and kept immaculately by our maid Yamila. Live music was played every lunch time and after dinner in the evening and was very welcome. Currency is easily exchanged on reception but as there is no ATM in the hotel so I would suggest bringing cash to change up although trips can be paid for by debit or credit card. The electricity plugs are 220 volts European type. The reception staff are all helpful. Special mention must be made of some of the staff members as follows. In the Lobby Bar Carlos. Sandy and William make the best cocktails ever; at the Cuban and Pool Bars it is George and Miguel; the Beach Bar is Luis Eduardo and in the restaurant Beatriz, Yasmin, Roberto and Danny and the Italian pasta chef Matteo. Also not forgetting Ana the Thomas Cook representative who went a lot further than the extra mile for her guests. Also the excellent animation team especially the lovely Elvis who is just brilliant. They all make you feel that you are being welcomed into a lovely warm family. There were people of all ages at the hotel from young babies to OAPs like us from South American countries, Canada, Mexico and Europe. We have already booked to go back next year for another fortnight.

  • depart42 : Windsor, Canada
Great Place! Now time to bring the Whole family!

We traveled here last year and was extremely happy from first stepping on to the the resort. Our check in was great and the staff was extremely helpful and fulfilled all of our requests. We stayed in a bungalow and it was clean and comfortable for what we needed it for. Some reviews get very technical with the rooms but if you are travelling to Cuba and spend most of your time in your room, you're doing it wrong!The beaches here are gorgeous and we never had a problem finding a spot, or a drink as they have a very convenient beach bar.Food was superb for Cuban standards, enough of a selection for everyone.We enjoyed this resort so much that we will be travelling again this April and bringing our children ages 9 & 7 as we heard from other guests how much their kids enjoyed the programs.We will get back to you with our review of our trip with the family after we get 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
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hour snacks
  • 1 a la carte dinner/week, w/reservations
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
  • Bars
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Pedal boat
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool/person/stay
  • Tennis with instruction
  • Volleyball
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 272 rooms in eighteen 2-4-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants: Cuban and Brazilian, International, dress code & reservations required
  • 5 bars including Lobby bar, Bar and restaurant, Snack bar, Beach bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 18-hole golf course 10 minutes away
  • 2 tennis courts on-site (2 lit)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna
  • Fitness facilities
  • A range of non-motorized watersports available 
  • Internet (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptor required)
  • Mini-bar
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deals - First kid 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults. Second kid pays kid's rate. Max 2 kids.

Single Parent Saver -Single parent travelers pay double rate when sharing a room with 2 children. Children pay child rates.

For the Kids - Kids 4 to 12 enjoy supervised activities 10:30am-12:30pm, 3pm-5pm at the Kids' club, Playground, Games room, and Kids' pool. Babysitting service is also available. (fee)

Honeymooners - Receive a room with matrimonial bed and beautiful view, bottle of champagne in the room, Iberostar Gift, minibar with drinks on arrival (stocked once per stay), romantic dinner in the specialty restaurant and late check out without additional charge (on request, subject to availability). Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.

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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Las Morlas, Km. 12.5, 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. 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.