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Iberostar Varadero

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Our Opinion

One of the three Iberostar suites found in Varadero. This is a resort that is perfect for both families and couples. The facilities, from the resort lay out to the rooms are beautiful. The resort is beautifully laid out, with the poolside being centrally located, it's a perfect location to catch some sun, grab some food and drink.


Overview
Iberostar has done it again! The glamorous Iberostar Varadero brings Iberostar's European style to the warmth and magic of Cuba. Enjoy 24 hour food service, an elegant on-site spa (complete with its own swimming pool), public internet access and dining at the 'show cooking' Japanese restaurant.

Location: On the beach, 20 min to downtown Varadero, 40 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • CarolZ90uw1 : Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Fantastic two weeks holiday

Just returned from a fantastic two week holiday at Iberostar. we had such a relaxing time in great surroundings . The hotel is set out beautifully and it creates a welcome environment. We loved that you can relax by the pool or on the beach or you can take part in the many activities that take place throughout the day. I must mention three of the Star Friends who were so hard working but still made sure that they made each guest feel welcome and show an interest in them. Chocolate Janet and Adrian were three members of staff which made our holiday as they were always happy to see everyone and always showed it and engaged with guests enabling you to feel welcome to take part. We would definitely recommend this hotel to people of all ages.

  • Mufferawjoe : Ottawa, Canada
All Inclusive with great service

We traveled as a couple for 11 nights at the beginning of May. The staff are amazing and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Check in was a breeze and we were greeted with champagne in our room as it was our anniversary. Room was very nice with king bed, flat screen TV, safe, iron,hair dryer, coffee maker, big shower with lots of hot water, big tub and a balcony with ocean view. The maid kept the room spotless and replenished the mini bar at all times. We left small tips and were greeted with towel art lol when we returned to our room. The beach area near the bar with bbq is the best part with no rocks and you can walk out quite a distance before it gets deep. Water is crystal clear and sand is very soft. Staff will fix you up with chairs and umbrella and bring you drinks while you relax. It doesn't get much better than this. The many pools are nice with a swim up bar. We never had a problem getting a chair in a shaded area. The buffet is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I read people complaining about the food, don't be concerned.. We always found something we liked and the chef will cook you something the way you like it if you ask. We had lobster tails two nights, crab claws on another and steaks cooked the way you liked on two others. For breakfast they will cook your eggs any way you want right in front of you. The only problem I found was the slow toaster. They are aware of this and a new one is on order, things take time to get to Cuba. La Dorada or Mediterranean was the best a la carte restaurant. We dined there twice. Steak and Lobster here with a lobster bisque soup was delicious. No need to pay for wine, the red, white and rose house wines were all lovely. We ate at the Parilla or International one night and found the menu so so and lacking. We never tried the Japanese. Hot dogs and hamburgers are available at the beach bbq. Keep your eyes open as a few times a week they cook up Paella or Burritos near the pool area, yummy. There is always something to eat here. The main bar is nice and very open. They do stock top brands unlike other resorts where you have to pay for it. For you Irish whiskey drinkers the do have Jameson at all the bars. Never a line up while we were there with fast friendly service. In the evening there is some sort of music going on. Either a piano player, a Cuban quartet or woodwinds with violins. We made some good friends here. tip: in the evening bring your mosquito repellent. It's open and you don't see the mosquitoes but they see you. We only saw two of the nights shows, the rock and roll and cuban shows were quite good. The TV had only four english channels. Disney, CTV Montreal, CNN and a movie channel. We did two excursions, the jeep tour and the catamaran to cayo coco island. The jeep tour was fun where you get to drive a manual shift jeep through town and the back woods of Matanza. There is a stop at some caves where you can go swimming in a cenote, You then go to a park for an included lunch, have an eagle stand on your head and hold a cola drinking gopher for 1 cuc (yes that's what I said and it's quite fun), then on the road to the river where you get to drive around a motor boat for an hour. After the boats you're treated to and aboriginal cuban dancing and singing show. This trip was quite fun and worth the money. The Catamarran takes you from the dock towards caya coco. It stops half way and everybody jumps off for some snorkeling. No coral and only a few coloured fish. It then brings you to an island where you line up for a buffet. You get one overdone half lobster tail and some other unappetizing delights. I call this the cattle line up as there are many catamarans docking up and you line up for everything. The bar also had line ups as the place was packed. The beach was nice but not as nice as the hotel. You also had to pay here to get a beach chair. So you sit around for a few hours with no entertainment and then back on the catamaran. It stops half way back where the crew go through a song and dance and ask for tips. Rum and beer are free on the boat and island. I would not recommend this trip, nor do it again. There are many taxis waiting at the hotel where you can go into central Varadero for 20 cuc one way. You can also get on the hop on hop off bus which stops at the hotel for 5 cuc good for all day. Be careful when getting in one of the "old car taxis" some will say 20 cuc each after the trip...ask in advance !! All in all I found this was a wonderful resort and would return again. It's not a huge place and you don't feel crowded. Just right. The grounds are immaculate and the staff are great and very friendly. The only advice I can give the management is to get more English Canadian Channels like CBC and Sportsnet so us Canucks can watch the NHL Hockey Playoffs.

  • nancydoug2016 : Guelph, Ontario
Awesome time again!

This was our 4th visit to this hotel over the past 7 years. The people are fantastic the service is top notch and we love the beach. a huge thank you to Claudia on the front desk and Arnaldo at Guest services for the all the great assistance with the room and restaurant reservations. The lobster surf and turf was excellent as always as well as the calamari. Every day we were greeted so warmly at breakfast by Adrian, Monica and Gemina who could not be any more helpful. Our omelettes were perfectly prepared every morning by a cheerful young lady and pasta perfectly prepared at night. we enjoyed a few nice cocktails thanks to Eli and Elizabeth at the pool bar and Iversy at the beach bar. Cary at lunch always made our experience fun! The beach is fantastic and ever changing due to the weather and the tides but it is always clean with lots of chairs and huts to choose from. We walked miles and always felt safe. The rooms are clean well kept. A huge thank you to the gardening crew who work so hard to keep the area clean and beautiful, there are so many beautiful flowers and plants everywhere. if you have a family the kids club is wonderful and the kids pool splash park/ pirate ship is well maintained.The evening shows and performances were as always top notch. We had a great time with the 80's night music. Again thanks to everyone you made our 10 day vacation memorable.

  • Cathie M :
Cuba vacation

Friendly helpful staff. We attended our nephew's wedding and had a wonderful time. The resort was clean and food was great. A good variety. We had a wonderful meal at the Japanese Restaurant. José at the omelette station, Adrian and Deysi in the dining room and Merkys our maid, all made our vacation memorable. We will return. This was the 2nd vacation at Iberostar Varadero for 9 out of the 20 people in our group, our first but definitely not last.

  • HonestThoughts1 : Saint John, NB
Spring Vacation

Best Resort to Vacation that we have found.All the benefits one could find in one Resort.The beach is beautiful ans clean and friendly service staff.Loads of activities to participate in.Front desk staff are most helpful.currency exchange at front deskOur fourth time at this Resort and will definitely return.Staff sure remember you from previous visits and yes the food is good.

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 24 hr snacks & beverages
  • Beach Grill for breakfast & lunch
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic, International drinks, and House wine from 10am-Midnight
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Kayaking
  • Waterpolo
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Archery
  • Pool tables
  • Ping-pong
  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included
  • 386 rooms in eleven 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Japanese, Mediterranean, and Cuban, dress code & reservations required
  • 4 Bars including Lobby bar
  • Disco
  • 4 pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • 24 hr internet access (fee)
  • Spa
  • Hairdresser
  • Car & motorbike rental
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Water-skiing (fee)
  • Bowling, golf, horseback riding & scuba diving nearby

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 220V, adaptor required
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults

Junior Suites have same as above but with sitting area.

Kids Deals - 1 child under 13 stays & eats free (date restrictions apply) when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults.

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

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities at the Kids' Club from 10am-5pm, games room, and kid's pool. Babysitting available upon request during evening (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive an upgrade to room with matrimonial bed and beautiful view (subject to availability), bottle of champagne, Iberostar Gift, minibar with drinks on arrival stocked throughout stay, romantic dinner in the specialty restaurant and late check out without additional charge (on request, subject to availability). Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for further 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 Varadero
    Varadero,Cuba

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Iberostar Varadero
Carretera Las Morlas km 17,5 Sector Punta Hicacos, 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.

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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.

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