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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 The properties are outdated, but maintained regularly, which isn't a big issue.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.
This was my 4th trip to Cuba and I must admit, it was my best! The Naviti is a great hotel. We were 4 girls so we had 2 rooms. Check-in was a breeze. We had asked for an adjoining room, but none was available, so we got upgraded to 5th floor rooms with an ocean view! Room was clean and beds were very comfortable. Only fault I found was there was no dresser. Only a 3 drawer small cabinet in the closet. I must admit, this is my only complaint! We had A/C working great, almost too cold at night and we also had hot water all week. The place is super clean. I read about the public toilets being dirty, smelling and no paper, well this is NOT TRUE!!!! We used the public toilets at the main hotel (this was where we were staying) more than once, and they were always clean and had paper. Out of 4, one was missing a toilet seat, mind you, but I made do. Not a big deal! Its Cuba. Compared to my 1st time there in 1986, this place was paradise!Now to the food. All 4 of us found it great! Granted you had chicken and pork everyday, but it was always cooked differently, so we liked it. They also added something new everyday. The turkey and gravy was juicy and delicious! They had different specialty sections for fish, pasta, turkey, pizza and meat along with a buffet of cold cuts and salads. The desserts and ice cream were delicious too. Breakfast had a good choice too. Eggs anyway you wanted, french toast, pancakes and bacon too.The staff were all extremely friendly and helpful whether you tipped or not.The beach was beautiful like everyone said. Plenty of palapas and chairs, but we were there the last week of May, so it is off season with not many people. Maybe the winter months they will not be so available.We only made it to one show, since we found 9:30 a little late, but the show wasfantastic. The dancers are really good.We were a little bored during the daytime, since aside from bingo a few times, there were not many activities, but I'm sure this is due to the lack of people. There were no more than 10 people around the pool in the afternoons.So all in all, I highly recommend this hotel. Next time I will go back during peak season when there is more action, because we found it rather quiet at this time of year.
the hotel was fine for a couple of days but not great. The rooms are not really clean and the food gets bored after a couple of days. However, the beach is really nice and they have a lot of choice in drinks.
This is not the resort you want to go to for a party. This is the resort where people dress for dinner, there is classical music being played in the lobby, no daytime entertainment activities, nothing but the beauty of the beach. There is no pool bar, there is a giant floating thing for the kids that they seemed to enjoy lot. The pool was very clean without too much chlorine and fun to swim in. I didn't go to the theatre at night because I am allergic to mosquitos and that is when they come out. The resort is beautiful, clean and fresh. The staff are helpful and friendly. My room was great, the rain shower was wonderful and the view spectacular. The food was typical Cuban fair, and I always found something to eat.
Naviti Hotel was amazing... From the employees, food, drinks, shows, daily activities for kids, bottled water in rooms, hot water, clean. Everything was fantastic. I would definitely go back to Naviti.
My sister and I stayed at the Naviti from May 17-27. I had taken a look at reviews up until we left and was a little discouraged but determined to make the most of it... and have to say that on arrival I was very pleasantly surprised. The main building has had a face-lift, NOT full renovations as could be expected, but the new coats of paint and cosmetic upgrades did quite a bit to make the place nicer. We had booked into the beach club section and were told it was closed for renovations when we arrived. We were given an ocean view room in the main building and that view definitely made up for the mild disappointment. Just gorgeous! Our room had two beds as requested, which I found hard as a rock but my sister found comfortable - everyone's preference is different, can't please everyone all the time. The room was clean and bright, AC worked well, we even had to turn it down as we were too cold at night. Pillows were alright, my sister brought her own and I used the throw pillows on the bed to supplement the main one, so I was comfortable enough. We had hot water the first day, none the second and part of the third (nothing would come out of the tap or shower when turned to hot), and after that had hot water with no problem for the rest of our stay. The buffet food was fine, and definitely not as bad as everyone says. You won't starve, though things do get a bit repetitive. Had some of the best mango I've ever eaten at the buffet, but the pineapple would have been nice if it was ripe. Eggs were massively overcooked and the breakfast options were the most limited. We mainly stuck to fruit in the mornings. Didn't try any of the a la carte restaurants. Tania in the buffet at lunch and dinner was very sweet and friendly. They definitely don't skimp on the pouring when making drinks here! Coffee at Cohiba was good though a little weak. Obvaldo at the beach bar makes a great drink and was a lot of fun. We didn't bother with the late night entertainment since we were both ready for bed by 9:30, but the lobby entertainment after dinner was generally pretty good. The opera group they bring in is amazing!The beach... the beach is beautiful and could be even more so if was raked regularly. I don't think it was raked the entire time we were there. Lots of people just leave their cigarette butts, cups, straws, and garbage everywhere on the beach - not the hotel's fault that people are disrespectful, but the hotel could combat this by regular beach cleanup. We brought our own towels so we didn't have to bother with renting one which was fine because we couldn't figure out where to get them from in the first place. No problem at all getting chairs or a palapa. They have a table set up where you can borrow snorkel gear, kayaks, and paddleboats, or arrange a short catamaran trip. I took advantage of the kayaks, but you only get the use for half an hour, and I went out on a rough day so it wasn't as fun. NOTE -- This resort is NOT GOOD if you have any sort of mobility issues. We didn't find any ramps down to the beach (and we walked all the paths) and the ramp from the lower lobby down to the buffet requires you to take the long way around the main floor. The elevator does not go all the way to the bottom, you have to take the ramp to get to the buffet. The elevator is very narrow and there was only one working our entire stay. The stairs down to the beach aren't steep, but if you require a wheelchair they are not accessible. Overall, my sister and I have both said we would gladly come back. The rooms, the service and the beach all made the trip worth it and we both had a great time. I would recommend this resort unless you have any mobility issues. Remember that a vacation is what you make of it and if you're looking to be miserable you're going to be regardless of how good or bad a resort is.
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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
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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