Iberostar Varadero

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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.

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.

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  • Kristy L : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nothing but the best

I travelled here with my family to celebrate the Christmas season. Arrived 18-25. We all had a fantastic time. The weather was great. Food was great for Cuban standards. Not overly spiced. Bring some spices if you like a little more flavour. Didn’t bother us too bad, except for the salt shaker always being plugged- this was a little annoying but we would just unplug the bottom and shake a bit out. They had lobster in the buffet. Never in any AI have we had this, and we are well travelled. This seems to speak of the standard that they want. The Christmas Eve banquet was just breathtaking. Every corner of the buffet was filled with art made out of fruit, chocolate, ice and even lobster/shrimps. They pictures don’t do it justice. We were in awe and will be back next Christmas This place is top notch. The rooms are good. They are cleaned great, we actually smelled bleach after the maid cleaned it. Not once did it smell musty. The bed was a little hard for us and the blankets weren’t warm enough, but that could just be me. The beach was beautiful, and it was nice to have drink service-nice touch. Bring some water shoes for the kids. The beach is covered with sharp shells, daughters foot got cut on the first day. We didn’t use but there is lots of water sports included. Could fill your day just taking advantage of the many choices. Had we stayed longer, we totally would have. Entertainment staff were so friendly. Alex went out of his way for us. He arranged a day trip to Havana in a 1950’s car. My husband was in his glory. If you would like a tour like this, go find Alex (he is super cute, as my daughter says) and tell him that Kristy recommended him. Totally dependable and made me and my family feel safe.The shows were good but the Christmas Eve show was amazing. The amount of time that had to go into planning that must have been crazy. I don’t know where they find the time to practice. We did take the double decker bus into Varadero. 5cuc unlimited for the day. Word of advice. Watch out for the guys the have the horse drawn carriages. Told us 10cuc for one hour tour. Was hesitant but agreed because he went into practically begging. After bring us to a few stops (including Al Capone’s house and Outdoor market) and slowwwwwly trotting to the stops, we asked to get off. He then moves away from a sign on his cart (that he was hiding)that says 10cuc per person per hour and then shows us his watch that says that we had been on the cart for 90min. He is claiming that we owed him 60cuc. We literally were on the cart for 30min max, but he included the time we were in the market. I paid him 40cuc (all that we had on us) and told him that we’d come back. We did not. Totally dishonest and scummy hiding the sign cause we never would have a went had we known. Rip off All in all, we loved the resort and the Cuban people. They were super friendly and would go out of their way for you to enjoy your trip. Tip them well, they all deserve to get some reward for their hard work. Enjoy your time there - it goes by way to fast. See you next year!!

  • RotherRiz : Yorkshire
Beautiful surroundings, Friendly professional staff

The Iberostar Varadero offers a great introduction to Cuban hospitality. This hotel is one of the friendliest I have ever been to. The hotel is in a great position being about a 10 min bus ride (5 cup on hop on /off bus) to Varadero and on the beach which is beautiful and adjoins the hotel with access in 2 areas and plenty to do. Staff are lovely everywhere, from the gardeners to the head chef. The shows are mostly good fun and impressive in the effort that goes into them. The food for my taste of plain and healthy was amazing. The wine and cocktails offered with the all inclusive option were really good too. Special mentions must go to Albert and Susana who spent time explaining Cuban culture to us on many occasions and to Adrian for his rifle shooting tips. Also to the staff in the cigar lounge who helped my son appreciate a good cuban cigar which made him feel close to his now deceased Grandad who would have done this had he been around when my son became of age.The rooms and facilities were as you would expect in many resorts but the difference here is the calibre of the people they employ. Chill on the big cabanas, have a massage they are very good value, have a burger by the pool, have a fresh cut coconut drink courtesy of the gardeners and above all enjoy being in a relaxed resort which was very nice without being pretentious.I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Chad R :
With kids

What can I say the Entertainment staff here made the difference in our vacation. A big thumbs up to Alex the Rock who took the time with my boy who has Autism and made him special. He has officially became my girls first crush. Lol. The weather was not the best when we stayed but but because of all the entertainment crew my family had a blast. I was traveling with4 kids1910871 boyfriend 19And my 82 year old grandma. All were made to feel important and loved by the staffThanks iberostar for the service Tip bring a pillow. Had to fold mine 4x.

  • Crockfords699 : Alicante, Spain
A very nice resort

Set in large grounds and with a wonderful beach it has it all. Many restaurants,pools and bars. Very good entertainment with staff who could not do enough. Our room was 40 sq m. With lovely views. As an all inclusive resort food was available all the time. Overall a good place to holiday.

  • ijudit : London
Lovely holiday!

Big hotel, spacious room, large pool, a fantastic theatre, friendly staff and a beautiful beach! We had a nice and relaxing holiday!Charlie, Eduardo and Yovani, the beach bar guys, are great. Great evening shows for everyone. I highly recommend the Cuban Cigar evening course.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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
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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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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