Sol Palmeras

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Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.�

This beachfront hotel, features all the same great inclusions as the other Sol Melia all-inclusive properties. With such a wide variety of bars and restaurants, you'll never have to leave the resort! Ask about the free honeymoon and wedding packages available.

Location: Beachfront, 10 min drive to downtown Varadero, 30 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Vanessa K :
Wonderful hotel

We had wonderful days in the Sol Palmeras. The room was clean, bathroom always with amenities. The view from the room was the pool and the room was close to all the common areas. The beach is beautiful and the food was great. For Some restaurants, you have to schedule earlier, but worth it. We loved the Chinese, it was a very nice surprise. Everything was perfect! The internet works well and it's cheaper than in Havana.

  • willcoxpenny76 : Blackburn
Brilliant Time

My husband and I went on holiday in July to Sol Palmeras. We had a fantastic holiday in Cuba and the hotel was brilliant. We were on the 4th Floor, which has been recently done up and it was lovely, with an amazing view. The facilities at the hotel were brilliant, lots of activities and friendly staff. There is plenty of a la carte choice - we liked the Italian, the tex mex and the fish restaurant (which served a great steak). We left before breakfast was served to go on a trip one day and requested a bagged breakfast from customer services - which we collected in the morning. I thought this was a great touch! Celestino at the front of the hotel was brilliant as was Alejandro on the bar in the hotel. Most of the staff were lovely and helpful.Great place to stay - lots to do and plenty nearby

  • lesley d :
Wont be going back

This was our 3rd time at this hotel our last 2 holidays were fantastic this time not so good . Compained about the food in the buffet being cold and just got a shrug of the shoulders from the staff ,had to chase the maid many mornings for bottled water and coffee most of the staff were very unfriendly and looked at you like you were something they had trod in ,not to say we didnt have a good time but manners cost nothing ernesto francine oz and yaren from the main bar were fab papi and jamie from the pool bar great guys and were so happy to see us back the ice cream lady always stopped to say hello yes the hotel is dated but afew of the (old) staff made our holiday i will miss the friends i made there over the years.

  • Sharon J : Liverpool, United Kingdom
Great stay!

Just returned from a fabulous time at the Sol Palmeras, Varadero, Cuba.The hotel is lovely - the communal areas, rooms, pool and beach. We visited as a group of six, a family plus two friends, aged 50s, 20s and a 16 yr old,and there was something for everyone.The food is good, but as with every all-inclusive hotel, it becomes a bit repetitive, but the desserts are to die for! However, with five a la carte restaurants to choose from ( Italian, Chinese, Texmex, Latino or Seafood), reservation only, but no limit on the amount of times you can use them,this is no problem. We particularly enjoyed the Italian and Texmex. There are also snack bars by the beach, pool and further into the compound (behind the Chinese restaurant) if you don't want to do the buffet for lunch. There was some building work to the buffet restaurant going on during our stay, but it was partitioned off and didn't spoil our experience. Our only complaint is that there was a problem with the air conditioning in the main restaurant during our stay, probably to do with the building work, so it was really hot and lots of flies, but NOT on the food stations!The staff are wonderful, so kind, friendly and do their best to make your stay as good as it can be. The Entertainment Team are great, encouraging everyone to join in, without being invasive, put on lots of different activities and fab evening entertainment. Look out for the living statues and aqua ballet! The restaurant and bar staff cannot be faulted, in my opinion, as a fellow hotel worker! They all work so hard for small wages, so please tip if you can, you can really make a difference to them. Housekeeping staff are exemplary, we returned to a spotless room every day, with a towel sculpture to boot!On arrival, you will be given vouchers entitling each person to the use of beach towels which can be changed daily. Guard them with your life, as on two occasions we had towels stolen from our sunbeds, once while we were swimming, the other while we were having breakfast, and you will be charged 10 CUCS to replace them! On complaining to the hotel, we were met with a shrug of the shoulders and told we must pay. However, when you go to reception to pay, they drag a dirty towel out of a box which you are then told to exchange for a clean one. Evidently, the lost/stolen towels end up behind reception, yet you still have to pay! Can't imagine anyone wanting to actually take them home, they're faded orange and "well loved", if I'm being kind!Also, be wary of the banana boat on the beach, as when your time is up, you will be unceremoniously dumped into the sea, whether it be near or far! We were thrown off so roughly my friend severely bruised her ribs and was in agony on the journey home! Don't know if this was only us, or if it's common practice, just know we weren't happy at being dragged back to shore, holding on to a rope, in full view of everyone on the beach.You must visit Havana, what a beautiful city! You can book trips with your rep or in resort, but it's much cheaper to do it independently with Airbnb (accomodation) and Viazul ( transport) before you leave the UK, plus you have the choice of how long you stay. We did 3days, 2nights, but there's so much to see/do could have easily spent a week there! It's easier to book your accommodation, then go to the Viazul office in Varadero to book your transport, which you can do on the hop-on-hop off bus from resort. I can personally recommend Las Tres Hermanas, O' Reilly St, which is perfectly situated to explore Old Havana. The hosts, Eris and Elvis are lovely and will help you all they can on your trip to their city. They also do fab breakfast, for a small fee! Already making plans to return!

  • robjones01 : Swansea, United Kingdom

Everything about this hotel was fantastic.The staff were so helpful nothing was to much trouble .All the restaurants were amazing the chose of what to eat was endless ,all the drinks were all top brands , the cocktail bar was amazing what ever you ask for they made it for you .the rooms were ok with a refrigerator which was stocked daily the bed was comfortable and a nice size bathroom.The beach had crystal clear water and bleached white sand .The beach bar and restaurant were well stocked with food and drink to keep you going .The pool area had a pool bar and there was something for all ages to do if you wanted to or just chill out . All in all we had a great time at this hotel you do get what you pay for this was exceptional well done the Sol Palmeras

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dinners w/reservations
  • 24 hr Domestic beer & International brand drinks
  • House wine w/meals
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-skiing
  • Banana boat rides
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Archery
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 408 rooms in 200 bungalows & one 4-storey building
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 5 a la carte restaurants: Chinese, Italian, Cuban, Steakhouse, and Fondue, dress code & reservations required
  • 2 snack bars
  • 24 hr lobby bar
  • 7 bars including Beach bar
  • Fun Pub
  • Disco/mini-disco
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage facilities (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • A range of non-motorized watersports available
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away

Hotel Room includes:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptors required)
  • Balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Kids Deals - First child 3-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room and existing beds with 2 adults. Second child pays kid's rate. Max 1 child in Hotel Room category, and max 2 in Bungalow category.

For the Kids - Kids 5-13 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' mini-club from 10:30am-5pm and the kid's pool. Babysitting is based on availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade and late check-out (based on availability at check-in) welcome cocktail, private check-in, flowers & fruit basket in room on arrival, bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, late housekeeping service, breakfast in room morning after arrival, and romantic dinner for 2. Valid up to 6 months after the wedding, minimum 6 night stay required. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

Wedding Packages - Minimum, number of guests required, please inquire for details.

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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Sol Palmeras
Carretera de las Morlas, 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.