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Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

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Our Opinion
An amazing resort for couples wanting a nice and relaxing stay in Varadero. The resort facilities are amazing at this resort. The rooms are new and modern. You'll very rarely experience issues with the fixtures of your room. If you do, the attentive staff ensure that all of your needs and concerns are met. The housekeeping staff are amazing at ensuring that all rooms are maintained, well-stocked, and kept clean. The resort grounds are beautiful and always clean. There are two sections of the resort available for guests: the regular resort grounds and designated areas for 'Privilege' guests. Try to take the latter option, as you do get more freedom and options at the resort. The food is OK. There is a great variety available. However, sometimes, it varies in quality and taste.
The Ocean Varadero El Partiarca is located on Cuba's gorgeous Varadero beach, surrounded by expansive green spaces with tropical foliage, including the legendary 500 year-old "El Patriarca" cactus. The hotel offers exclusive rooms and Junior Suites, in addition to a vast array of services that includes themed restaurants, a Despacio Spa Centre and Privilege, Exclusive Rooms and Services.
Location: Directly on the beach; 8 km from the centre of Varadero and approximately 34 km from the Varadero airport.  5 km away from the Plaza Amrica Convention Centre, the Varadero Golf Club and dolphinarium.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • oldscousebird : Liverpool, United Kingdom
good but not great

it's a lovely hotel nice grounds brilliant staff throughout big rooms a bit on the dark side well laid out grounds drinks weak food as it always is in cuba lacking but you can always find something to eat towel's not good room cleaning ok I was there during hurricane Irma and have to say they looked after us with limited resources well done

  • caitlin108 : Denver, Colorado
Terrible resort, service and experience

What a disappointment. The food was inedible at every restaurant and menu items were always missing. A "caprese" salad was american cheese on tomato slices. Drinks were weak and served in tiny cups. Though the beach was beautiful, the hotel area was unkempt with plastic cups littered around and no service. Bar snacks inedible. Charges at every corner for internet, phone,etc., and entertainment expected tips when they performed for you. The disclaimer character and ours had a broken fan and dirty towels. My highlight was leaving for a full day of scuba diving (which I arranged independently) and going for a long beach walk outside resort grounds. It is terribly disappointing to see this is how Varadero has developed.

  • Jonty C : Leeds, United Kingdom
Nice Resort - Good Value for the Price

First impressions weren't great (main hotel sign was a mess) checking in - lobby very hot with no air flow (open, so understandably no air-con), very average rooms although nicely made-up by the maid. Got better from there .. pool and bars very good, so was gourmet restaurant, nice atmosphere among guests so that was a good sign too. Pleasant enough overall.

  • Gagan M :
Good hotel, Better staff & Best Beaches

Pros:- I stayed in the hotel for 6 days with my wife & we had a great time. It was an all inclusive package. - Really good, courteous staff. Kitchen staff and chefs were good as well. - Food is better than some other resorts I have been in Cuba. - Who can complain about unlimited drinks 😬which they had good domestic variety. - Beaches were beautiful and resort is located right on the beach. - Good activities in the resort. Performances from local performers were excellent Cons:- You can easily find ants, lizards and other insects in the room from time to time. (Tropical climate to be blamed) - Families or mature couple will be better of with this resort. Not so much for young party animals.- Also the resort activities and events are catered towards mature travellers with family.- Hotel's club could have been better. It was small and music/lighting was okay. Cuz of which not so many people chill out at club.

  • Debbie C : Miramichi, Canada
I am in love with this beach❤️

The hotel itself was a little older but newly renovated. The room was spacious and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the food and found something good to eat everyday. I LOVE THE BEACH! This view is mesmerizing and I couldn't get enoUgh. If you go don't forget to go visit the giant cactus by the beach. Ask the security people and they will show you. The night interaction at the bar was the bomb! People dancing to a live Cuban band one night in the lobby. I definitely recommend this spot. It's not brand new but it is awesome!! Oh and you can go dance at the disco on site if you like too.

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
  • Unlimited selected international and domestic drinks (house wine included)
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners
  • Snacks
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Admission to the disco (drinks included)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports (1 hour/day)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Daily activities program
Privilege Inclusions:
  • Premium brand drinks (designated areas)
  • Concierge service
  • Room service from 7 am to 11 pm
  • Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Separate check-in
  • Priority reservations for a la carte restaurants
  • Privilege lounge
  • Access to exclusive Privilege pool
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • 10% discount on treatments at the Dispacio SPA centre
  • 420 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 4 bars (including a swim-up bar)
  • Pools (1 exclusively for Privilege guests)
  • Whirlpool
  • Convention facilities (fee)
  • Disco
  • Gym 
  • Tennis court
  • Internet (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Room service from 11 am to 11 pm
  • Sauna
  • Shops
  • Spa (fee)
Deluxe Room includes:
  • Air-conditioning
  • 1 king-size or 2 double beds
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Coffee-maker
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Iron Balcony or terrace
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children)
For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12), Teen Club (ages 13+), Children's pool.
Honeymoon Bonus - Free honeymoon package. To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

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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Ocean Varadero El Patriarca
Autopista Sur km 18 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.

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.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.