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Our OpinionThe Naviti Varadero Resort is a great resort for travelers looking for a spot with an amazing beach. The remaining elements of the resort has very little to be desired. The properties are outdated, but maintained regularly, which isn't a big issue. The rooms are adequate and are cleaned regularly. The staff is pleasant and attentive. They'll try their best in accommodating your needs. There are OK buffet items. The resort has a separate area for a kids pool and activity area. Good variety of nightly entertainment, especially the Michael Jackson show.
Location: On a superb stretch of private beach over 1 kilometre long. Approximately 30 minutes from the airport.
After a lot of negative reviews, I was sort of ready for the worst. However I was pleasantly surprised by this resort.Check in was a little confusing- but not to the point of nuisance. When I arrived at the room- the bellman checked on everything to make sure lights, TV, hot water were all functioning. Guess I got lucky as it was a renovated room with a big king size bed. No drawers to put clothes away- but I lived out of my suitcase, not such a big deal. Even had a nice balcony with a bit of an ocean view. Fridge had pop, water and beer, but nothing to open the beer bottles (get creative it's Cuba- improvise).Resort it self was pretty standard Cuba- a lot of stuff under improvement- while other things weren't working, kids wading pool for example, tennis courts with no nets, pretty minor stuff. Staff were busy all week painting- changing chipped tiles etc. So no lack of trying to improve this place.Staff in bars, restaurants, and house keeping were all very nice. I think they were nicer to me than most as I didn't treat them like my own personal servant- that goes a long way.....Food was fine- to be fair there was some repetition, however the pasta station was up to adding ingredients from the salad bar- or white wine and cheese to make it different. The carving station was great pork and beef roasts were always tasty. I'll be honest in saying I could have eaten more veg, but a week without won't kill me. The baker on premises was outstanding the bread and desserts were truly top notch, as was the Chilean wine which was a great surprise. Coffee was great, not in the buffet, but next door- the baristas rivaled those of any Starbucks here in Toronto.Had 3 massages- the masseuse was amazing. She used sort both acupressure and deep tissue. Her elbows would have made Gordie Howe proud, as they hit every pressure point known to man. This was at my request- I'm sure she would have gone lightly if asked. Just one minor thing- the massage room was next to kids room (due to reno's) so it wasn't the full on zen experience. She did her best by asking them all to lower there voices though. Again minor issue. Beach was great, lots of chairs.Took in the Opera show which was amazing. Possibly the best show I've seen at a resort, well done.All in all it was a decent vacation. My advise, understand the limitations they have in Cuba. I truly believe the resorts in Cuba try to give you the best they have, albeit on many occasions they fall short due to issues beyond there control. If you can accept this you're half way to having a great time. However if you're unable to accept this, (which is understandable, not being judgmental in the least), another island may be a better choice. Vacations are way to short for excess agro!!
PositiveNice place,very comfortable beach, nice park between beach and hotel Tennis, dancing, etcVery good food for over wage Canadians who wants to lose fatRooms good in main buildingNegativeNeed pay extra for quality drinks, no good rooms in beach house, no straight bus to town, too much specks germane, chines' languishes around.
The main renovations are complete. We stayed Jan 6-13. The food was fine in the buffet, a la cartes ( Cuban and International) and the 24 hour snack bar with burgers, pizza and sandwiches. The beach is beautiful with lots of chairs and umbrellas. They have kayaks, peddle boats and catamarans on the beach. Main swimming pool is very large. Took a catamaran trip to go snorkeling for 20 CUC. Lots of fish to see. We enjoyed the nightly entertainment especially the dance and magic show. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Never demanded tips. Lots of little bars around to enjoy a mohito, pina colada or some great coffee. Room was very clean and newly refinished. New towels everyday and lots of hot water. Pay deposit for beach towel, no problem getting money returned. Grounds are beautiful. Very safe. We would certainly return in the future if in Varadero.
We just returned and found the place excellentEverything was open while we were there (Dec 29 to Jan6).The food and buffet were excellent probably the best we have had in cubaThe ala carts are available but currently only one each night (as there is not enough call to have both open)I believe that due to the resort undergoing the renos has put the resort in a bit of a sutuation of not enough guests. We were told that there was only about 200 at the resort while we were there so there was never a line up or a wait for chairs at the beach or pool. Great if you want to relax but if you are looking to party with 2,000 of your best friends this is not the placeThey are still renovating the beach club (Old Club Med) by doing 4 units at a time but other than seeing the workers they are very good at being "not heard"In my experience this hotel is well under rated and all other guests that we spoke to said the sameI believe that once the renos are complete the resort will be upgraded to a 4 1/2 or 5 start from its current state.I am tempted to rebook for next year as the cost of this resort should double once doneDon't have any reservations in booking as it is great, just don't expect big crowds or loud late night parties; but the bar and food is available 24 hours per you just need to know what is open when and don't be afraid to askEnjoy your stay
the hotel has now been reopened, as last review stated all parts were under construction I can confirm now all is functioning and all is brand new. Beautiful beach and green areas. Rooms are not too spacious but well equipped and nearly all with seaview
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 24 hour snacks
- A la carte dining w/reservations (once per week/restaurant)
- Unlimited House Wine with dinner, Domestic beer and drinks until 11pm
- Lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas (pool/beach)
- Non-motorized watersports
- Windsurfing & Sunfish lessons (extra fee)
- Scuba diving (extra fee)
- Daytime tennis
- Exercise room (daytime)
- Use of bicycles
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Disco, local drinks included
- Beachfront resort with 503 rooms
- 1 Buffet restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants: International, Italian and Seafood, dress code and reservations required
- Snack bar
- 4 bars including beach and pool bars
- Cigar bar with live music
- 1 large free-form pool
- Tennis courts (lights extra)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- Fitness centre
- Spa (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Postal service, fax and internet (fee)
- 'Pueblo Cubano' entertainment village with shops, restaurant and live entertainment (fee)
- 1 queen or 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- Mini-bar stocked with water, beer and soft drinks
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathrooms or bathrooms with shower only
- Hairdryer 220V (adapter required)
- Balcony or terrace (some rooms)
- Max occupancy 3 persons
For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4-12 including Playground. One free hour of baby-sitting per week between 7pm-12am (reservations required). Charged baby-sitting subject to availability.
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Autopista Sur, km 11, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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