Ocean Varadero El Patriarca

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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
  • Nadiapage : Calgary, Canada

We loved it, really quiet. Not a party place. Good show and food and the room are really comfy. I will return and I would recommend to friends. The buffet had plenty of things to eat, good drink the Internet acces was really good and the little coffee shop was great.

  • Eilis M :
Fantastic break

My sister and I stayed here after 6 weeks of travelling South America. It was extremely relaxing-we had pre booked the privilege upgrade which I would definitely recommend, because we had our own pool, private section of the beach, restaurant, and private check in. Our 'butler', Jay, was brilliant, and he couldn't have been more helpful. He even brought us a surprise bottle of prosecco and opened it for us in our room! The room was beautiful, clean and cool, and right beside the beach. The receptionists were also extremely helpful and kind. One day I went to the neighbouring hotel, memories, to get cash out using my bank card, and the security guard there made me cry, after being so unbelievably rude to me, and making me wait in the blazing heat for 35 minutes before letting me into the hotel. When I arrived back at our own hotel, the staff at the reception could not have been more attentive; they made sure I was okay and even phoned memories hotel to complain on my behalf. Pavel at the hotel bar was brilliant, and always knew exactly what we wanted before we even ordered! The lobby band were very entertaining too. Overall we had a great holiday made even better by the staff.

  • venceremos2017 : Glasgow, United Kingdom
Stunning location

just returned and had a great time. 4 restaurants inc 3 a la carte so not too sure why an earlier review had a go at the food, which is available 24 hours . beach is literally on your doorstep and truly beautiful , staff are all very polite and well mannered and don't expect tips every 2 mins which has also been suggested although we left a decent tip on our departure which we do wherever we travel to show our appreciation, plenty of sun beds around the pool. Entertainment was decent but the piano bar was we hung out as it was air conditioned also the occasional adhoc singer would do a few numbers which contributed to the ambiance. Sure there could be small tweaks to improve any hotel but nothing major, I did have a small concern regarding unattended hot plates as some parents seem to let their wee ones run free in which is actually a working kitchen ( I raised this with the restaurant manager). One small child had his fingers burned on a hot plate Which would have been avoided with guarding Take a drinking vessel for your drinks which the bar staff will happily fill as the cups provided are too small especially in the soaring heat , free mini bars restocked every day, daily towel changes the pool being warm al la an earlier review may be down to the 90+ heat ! But it would be a plus if the children's pool had shadeWould definitely return if my wife stops buying bags and shoes 🙈

  • :
Great vacation

Just came back from Varadero and we stayed at the ocean El Patriarca great vacation however one little thing was that there was no place to change your beach towels. Overall the hotel was very good and I was impressed with the food because it was very good for Cuba standards. The buffet was average although the food was always the same for breakfast, lunch and supper however the beach restaurant always ran out of food by 1:30 pm. The à la carte restaurant were good especially the Italian restaurant. If you ever go there ask for Disney or Lili. The hotel suites were very good although if you wanted another bottle of water and had one in your fridge already you had to hide it if not they wouldn't give you one. The service at the hotel was very good the animation was always at the beach and pool and were very good.

  • carabean_sunshine : Montreal
Believe the reviews

Not a good experience. Travelled between July 2nd and 12th 2017. Was with my wife, 12 yrs old daughter and in-laws. We arrived at 10h30 on a Sunday morning and was greeted at the front desk where we were happy that we got a room so early in the day. We understood that we had to wait till later in the day for the second room. When we arrived in our room to change for the sea, we did not have any beach towels. We decided to go to the pool thinking that there would be a small hut handing out towels but this was not the case. The Cuban installing pool umbrellas did not understand English. We then went to the reception only to be told they were in our room. Two things, first our room did not have any towels and second my in-laws had no rooms. The Older man at the front desk simply said to wait. What a response!!! À la carte restaurants need no reservations and I understood why; it is not eatable. We got up half way through our meal and headed for the buffet which ended up being our main source for supper. We tried the Italian with the same result. As for the Asian, they ended up closing this one for at least a week. Lobby bar entertainment was special. Good entertainment and surprised as this was better than the night shows. This hotel has not evolved. Certainly not a five-star hotel. We have been to Cuba close to a dozen times and usually take reviews with a grain of salt but this time I have to credit most reviews I read before leaving were absolutely true. Imagine that the majority of clientele are from Europe so these people fly ten to twelve hours to get to this hotel when Spain must be gorgeous at this time of year. This tells me that this hotel must have been good at one time. The bar at the beach is amazing and Yaremis and Erique must be the best employees there. They are two very sympathetic Cubans and encourage honesty. I told them that honesty could go a long way. Had the older man at the reception simply said that they are currently out of towels and that they were working hard to improve on this well we would have understood. Instead, he decided to tell us to wait which turned us completely off. If you buy cigars at the hotel store be careful. The girl wanted to charge me 60$ USD extra and when I told her it was not right, she started flipping papers for ten minutes before trying to explain her mistake. Overall, this trip tells me that we will no longer be going to Varadero which has lost its humble self and has turned into a tip me or else kind of place. It is unfortunate since you will see by the pictures we took that this place has potential. I am Soo disappointed

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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  • 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

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