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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 América Convention Centre, the Varadero Golf Club and dolphinarium.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Jessica M :
Nice Resort

This review is going to come off negative however I am just going to be honest. It's. Nice, clean, small resort and the rooms were probably the nicest that I've stayed in Cuba (this was my 4th time) beds were actually comfortable as well! I'd bring a pillow if you like yours soft. The food wasn't the greatest but the buffet had a large selection. On Valentine's they served alligator that was cooked on the BBQ by the pool all day! I liked the idea of unlimited a la carte with no reservations. Longest wait we had was 15 min for a table but once experiencing them all I see why you. Portions were small and servers were rude. On that note, all reviews I read speak highly of the staff and how friendly they were. Not in my case, everyone seemed to be rude and wanted you to leave so they could close the bar early and or drink. So we typically went to bed after the nightly shows. The best food on the resort was at the pool bar/restaurant it was fast and a decent meal. The beach was awesome. Clean white beaches and chairs were always available. Decent snorkeling as well. Pool is very shallow but great to float around with a drink in hand. We were in block 55 perfect location, was right in the middle of everything. I rate the resort 3 stars due to the poor quality and rudeness of the staff.

  • mariesettimo : Toronto, Canada
Family Vacation (8 Adults) February 10th - 17th 2017

This was my husbands and my third visit to Varadero, Cuba and second time at the Ocean Varadero El Patriarca. Our first stay was in March of 2014 and we had an amazing time!On our second stay at Ocean Varadero El Patriarca, we brought along our family members for their very first time in Cuba and all eight of us had an awesome experience!We stayed in block 15, (1512, 1523, 1524, & 1526) and our maid Vivian was the nicest, most helpful and all together an amazing lady who went over and beyond to ensure we were happy and satisfied at all times. Vivian was always smiling and appreciative of all the gifts we left for her and was very thankful! Our near by gardener Carlos was always smiling and would stop what he was doing to say hello and wish a nice day! Carlos is a very sweet man and affectionate, on our last day of our stay, he made my sister-in-law a beautiful basket made of palm tree leaves with fresh picked flowers! We left him some stuff we decided not to take home with us, and the smile on his face was priceless!At Mike's Coffee, we had the pleasure of having four of the best coffee makers; Yamilka, Suhily, Anaisa, & Charely, make us superb coffees everyday! The ladies at Mike's Coffee were friendly and remembered our orders which was nice, they also catered to us and were very endearing!The restaurant by the beach was AMAZING we loved the food and couldn't wait to go back for lunch everyday! Hector our server as well as another server (very tall guy I don't remember his name) were awesome, Hector taught us Cuban sayings, and he made us laugh every time we ate there! The a la carte restaurants were very good; Italian was our number one favourite, Gourmet was our second and Japanese was our third.The main buffet food was very good, breakfast, lunch and dinner!Jenny Hostess at the entertainment & pool/front desk clerk was amazing!The girl who worked at the daycare center next to our suite was such a lovely young lady (I forgot her name, I think it was Jenny also).Overall we all had an awesome trip and we'll be back!Maria from suite 1512

  • chef47 : Toronto, Canada
Not overwelmed

This is a nice spot, not 5 star maybe 3. Rooms were modern and clean, towels seemed to have a smell plus blanket was questionable. Pool, beaches and surrounding area were beautiful & clean. Activities and entertainment were abundant. Best spot was Mike's Café GREAT coffee. Food & drinks -- juices were weak tasting unlike the rum. some juice was unrecognisable -- pineapple keep to mango & guava available at lunch buffet -- stock up for later. Food was boring beef & pork always tough stay with chicken & fish, every thing else was same old same old. Lucky for valentines day got lobster & asparagus. Gourmet rest. was better but small portions. take hot sauce, ketchup food is bland, take a thermal cup for juice & drinks. Ok for a get away not much else -- not a top choice in the future. No problem with sunshine & heat.

  • Mirella S :
Mike's Coffee

This was my second time visiting this resort. On my second visit I brought 6 of my family members with me, and we LOVED Mike's Coffee Bar! The following ladies; Yamilka, Suhily, Anaisa, & Charely who served us each day were wonderful and friendly. Thank you ladies for your smiles and your hospitality! The coffee at Mike's was awesome! Your Canadian friend;Maria

  • Taniya J : Easingwold, United Kingdom
Great Holiday with great people

We have recently come back from a 2 week trip to Cuba. We paid for the privilege upgrade and we are so chuffed we did. The pool area was a lot quieter, however the bar staff around the pool were excellent and couldn't do enough for you. A special mention should go to Jorge and Yulaimi as these individuals were also ready to help when ever required. They were professional throughout our entire stay. Enrique is the manager of the resort and he was always available if required. Again he was professional throughout.

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.