Islazul Mar del Sur

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba. 

 The eye-catching Mar del Sur is located just a short 5 minute walk from beautiful Varadero Beach, 25 minutes from the airport.

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  • S C : Manchester, United Kingdom
Avoid: Damp, dirty rooms and so many flies in the restaurant

We stayed here for one night having spent a couple of days travelling around Cuba. Given the price we paid CUC96 all inclusive, you can stay in a Casa for a third of the price in much better conditions. Where to begin... the first room we were given was room 309 in Block 18. The bathroom hadn't been cleaned with mud streaks on the floor, the bin hadn't been emptied, no toilet roll, towels that didn't look particularly clean and a mouldy shower curtain and a pet lizard thrown in too. The bedroom area was dark, smelt damp, very noisy AC and the bedding felt damp too. Asked for a second room and the receptionist reluctantly gave us another room on a lower floor. The room was slightly better in that it looked like someone had made the effort to clean the bathroom. The AC was equally as loud as room 1 and the damp smell was just a prevalent. We were here for one night so decided to just deal with it. We thought perhaps the food offering might redeem the hotel but we were sadly mistaken. We walked into the buffet restaurant and I have never seen so many flies. The bread display was literally swarming with them. There were flies on the table and the chairs too. We watched as diners diligently sat and ate their food whilst swatting away the flies. I saw the staff clean up a table and noticed that after they cleared away the dishes, they used a dustpan and brush to sweep the table cloth. I suspect its the same one they use on the floor...hence the overwhelming number of flies on the table and chairs!I can't comment on the quality of the evening entertainment because I was keen to minimise the amount of time I spent there. It was literally a place to sleep. My suggestion is, don't stay here unless you have to - you'll find much better accommodation offerings in the local Casas at a fraction of the price.

  • buji1979rn : Hamilton, Canada
i stayed here twice

it depends on which part of your you have to ask for the newer location. if you are on a budget. it is good place. lots of cats and dogs here. i found out owner poison the stray dogs and cats here so i am not impress.

  • MaureenZach : Malone, New York
Not the Ritz but we loved it

It is what you make it. We had a two-bedroom apartment way in the back. It was clean and quiet but who stays in their room on vacation? Close to the beach and the bank. Two good restaurants a few steps away. Bring peanut butter! LOL. You have to let your water run for about 15 minutes before hot water gets to your room. No one told us that so we had cold showers the 1st 2 days. Already booked for January. Can't wait to go back.

  • Asifmirza1976 : Toronto, Canada
Basic accomodation

I took a solo trip last April. If you are not particular about bells a whistle and are on a budget, Mar Del Sur will do you just fine. I paid $500 (taxes in) for 7 days all inclusive. Got a basic room with two single beds. Property is kept clean and room was air conditioned. Daily maid service and for a few cucs they would even do your laundry. Food was maybe slight below par, but it was eatable. Nice clean beach area with a bar.The hotel get a little crowded with locals, which I didn't mind. For this price one can't afford to be picky.Overall I say it defiantly worth every penny.

  • pstansbury : Toronto, Canada
This resort is the worst place I have ever stayed in.

I had 3 rooms before I checked out and moved to another resort. The bathroom had no showerhead. Food was nasty. Staff were rude. I paid an extra $400 to move from here,this resort is like a bad dream.

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

  • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Snacks (beach bar only)
  • Unlimited domestic drinks
  • Billiards
  • Aerobics
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 366 rooms
  • Large pool
  • 3 bars
  • 2 restaurants
  • Beauty salon
  • Car rental
  • Massage (fee)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 single beds
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Safety deposit box (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower
One and two bedroom Apartments: Available on request
Kids Deal - 2 children 12 years and under stay and eat free when sharing with 2 adults.

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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Islazul Mar del Sur Aparthotel
Ave. 3ra y Calle 30, 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.

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