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Sol Sirenas Coral

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Our Opinion

The Sol Sirenas Coral is a 3 star resort and the general rule of thumb for Varadero and Cuba is that you don't go less than 4 stars. This resorts seems to get mixed reviews, some travelers will enjoy it while other will completely despise it. If you can afford to stay at a 4 star then definitely do so, but if on a limited budget this might be a good choice. If on a budget, also look at the Palma Real as it is a popular and good 3 star resort.


Overview
Sol Melia combined the Sol Sirenas and the Sol Coral hotels together to create one impressive resort. Just 3 kilometres from downtown Varadero and 500 metres from the 18-hole championship golf course. For a touch of European flair, sample the wide variety of dining and entertainment options, which include an Italian pizzeria and Chinese restaurant. A great choice for families with the Baby club, plus food included 24 hours a day too.

Location: On Varadero Beach, Beachfront, 5 minutes to downtown, 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • AliHasman : The Hague, The Netherlands
Escape from reality

I have to say, that I expected something better for 4* hotel, but reality was different and you cannot change it on spot. In fact there was nothing missed compare to what I've been looking for.Room is just place to sleep so I don't care if it's old or hyper-modern.Lights worked, water was flow. Food was warm and it was plenty of that.Drinks were price included so nothing to complain about.Pool is big and sunbeds are everywhere, only missing thing was umbrellas but palm trees works also good.Best of is a beach, only umbrellas missing again.Stuff of this hotel is amazing. It's them, who make this place comfortable, they working for 12-16 hours a day and trying to make something from nothing for each guest.With awesome entertainers Liz and beautiful Sey you'll never be bored, doesn't matter if you're kid or grown up. Dancing at beach or around a pool or just talking about weather or last night party, they will spent their time with you just to make you feel comfy. Many thanks to all stuff there, hopefully hotel will have good revenue in future and those people will have better conditions to make this place excellent for every guest. And also to get them higher salaries because they deserve it.

  • Jsingh31 :
Worst hotel ever - nightmare come true !

We were a family of four with 2 kids (13 and 9 years old) that checked into this hotel in August 2017. First of all I am not too fussy, finicky or demanding when reviewing hotels - and if you look at my other 60+ reviews on here, you will be hard pressed to find such a scathing and negative review amongst them. For context and comparison, I do consider myself a mid-range to luxury traveler and prefer Marriott, Ritz, Sheraton, Westin type of properties. This resort (if you can call it that) is the worst ever I have stayed at. The experience was more similar to a cheap roadside motel / motor inn - instead of the 4 stars that this resort claims to be. So please be beware if you are trying to mentally compare this property to the ones listed above - or even some other chains like Iberostar, Melia, Riu etc. This comes nowhere close to them. We stayed at the Melia Havana and Melia Cohiba in Havana - and they were wonderful properties. We did not stay here more than an hour. The state of the property, the condition of the room, the horrendous smells in the restaurant, general cleanliness and the vibes etc. gave us enough creeps to cancel the rest of our stay and move to Paradisus Varadero Resort and Spa instead. Fact being that we cancelled the booking - without an alternative lodging confirmed for the rest of our stay in Varadero. Our local guide Randy was kind and gracious enough to take us door to door hotel shopping along the strip until we found a hotel with last minute availability during this peak season and to our liking. In terms of the guests at the hotel - majority of them seemed to be expat Cubans from the America's / Canada etc. that were visiting back home and vacationing here together with their relatives, immediate and extended families. Very friendly, helpful, caring and party-loving. First the plus: The reception staff in the lobby, bell boy, concierge etc. were extremely professional, helpful and courteous and willing to help, always with a smile. The manager, upon seeing our extreme disappointment even agreed to cancel our reservation without any penalty and refunded the entire amount. Besides that - the beach indeed is terrific. But on the other hand - so were the other beaches at the other resorts we visited along the strip. The long beach in Varadero is one of the most beautiful beaches I have seen in the Caribbean (compared to Aruba, Caymans, BVI etc.) - but not exclusive to this property. The downside: Less said the better. The entire property looks dirty and falling apart. When checking in - the lobby was in complete disarray, extremely crowded with people and luggage - and resembling a train station. The staff was overwhelmed and took us a good 30-40 minutes to check-in. ROOMS : We had booked a junior suite that was supposed to have a balcony. Upon checking in at the resort - we were taken to a room on the 4th floor of a building. The elevators did not work (and hadn't been working since last 2 days as explained by the bell-boy). So the only way to the room was climbing 3 flights of stairs each time. The room did not have a balcony. We were told all rooms were full and this was the only option available or downgrade to a standard room on a lower floor. The curtain rods in the room were falling off the wall and the curtains themselves tattered - allowing in plenty of light. Don't even get me started on the condition of the beds. Room stank of smoke. Electrical switches hanging out. Paint peeling from ceiling. Bathroom - smelly with mould and yellow water stains. Flush didn't work properly. Restaurant - we just went to one to check out the lunch buffet. It was dark, dingy, hot, crowded, long lines and smelled of fish. Never tried the food. Swimming pool - overcrowded and loud. Empty plastic cups strewn all around. We saw a kid get out and take a leak next to the pool, on the grass. Without going into further details - it should suffice to say we had more than enough share of our adventure here, offering ample motivation for us to just get out of this resort and find another place to stay. I see a lot of positive reviews here. Different people have different expectations and perceptions and I respect that. This in turn is my opinion compared to certain standards and expectations that I am used to. I don't mean to offend anyone or refute others' opinions - just intend to put forth my perspective to help others make an informed decision.

  • José Armando M : Matanzas, Cuba
👌👍👍

We stayed at Sol Sirenas Coral last week. It looks like it was well recovered after hurricane Irma. The beach was awesome, beautiful sunsets. The buffet food was generally good. The hotel was quiet, so it's a great place to relax.Reception staff was helpful. The cleaning staff, waiting staff and bar staff were excellent. Thumbs up to this hotel! Very welcoming and helpful. The evening entertainment was also very good.I really recommend this resort.

  • emaillaurent : Toronto, Canada
Would not recommend.

Rant #1. I had booked last minute and paid extra for "Ocean View". When I arrived in my room and found that there was no ocean view. Only pool view and palm trees. I complained to the staff at the front desk and they told me "It's kind of a view" -yes in the direction of but you couldn't see it. It's like saying it's kind of a view to the US! When I got back I complained to Sunwing and after communicating with the hotel they said that the terms (Small prints) include "partial view". That was not even the case! So don't fall for their dishonest and false marketing! Rant #2. The place was filthy and run down. I understand to some extent what comes with cheap resorts. But staff walking around not picking up trash...Beer cups, cigarette butts left in the same place for days. Elevator button missing, wires exposed, in the room outlets were popping out of the walls, hard to open the sliding window, bedding- other than the sheets, I don't think the covers were ever washed, curtains falling off etc etcRant #3. I have been to Cuba many times before and know the food is not the greatest but never like this. I must say it is the first time I had gone to an all inclusive and lost weight! Just soggy and unappetizing. I would give this resort 2 stars. One for the beach which was beautiful and 1 for the palm trees.

  • David B : Toronto, Canada
Not the best nor the worst...

So many aspects to this hotel, where do I start?I booked this resort since I saw that it is part of the Melía chain and I've never been disappointed with a Melía in any other country. I guess there is a first for everything. Arrived by a Sunwing flight and upon arriving took the bus the hotel. Waiting time for the bags was over an hour. This isn't in anyway the fault of the hotel or the airline. Just thought I'd throw this in too.I'll start with the good aspects and finish with the bad:Pro:The beach is the best I've ever experienced! White sand, warm water plenty of lounge chairs and palm umbrellas. There's a basic bar on the beach too. It's like heaven on earth!Unlike other resorts here in Varadero, there are people offering hats, beads etc to the sunbathers. Personally, I don't mind this but I'm sure that this might bug some people. I asked about the prices and they're about the same as what you pay in the town of Varadero. Remember to always ask for a discount since they'll normally drop it a bit.The bars are well stocked (nothing premium) and the bartenders and kind and friendly.Cuban resorts are all becoming aware of the necessity of wifi, albeit only in the lobby and you pay per hour. As I didn't purchase this service I cannot comment on the speed. But it's an improvement from just a couple years ago.Some of the aspects that keep me returning is how safe the country is. As a tourist, you don't see crime, theft or prostitution ( although it is readily available if that is what you're looking for).The tours and excursions are on the pricey side but if you speak to the employees at the hotel they can set you up with something with far better value.  I guess I'll write another review on the day trips to Havana later. Feel free to contact me for the contact we used while on the island.Con:Got to the ("four star") hotel and after the check-in I realized that my room hadn't been cleaned yet. Towels on the floor and used sheet, etc... Went downstairs and they assigned me to a new room after an apology.The new room was so run down that I almost went to complain. TERRIBLE! Everything is broken or damaged.The cards that are used to open the doors are not safe! Woke up to a Russian ( or German) woman throwing up on my washroom. After confronting her we realized that her card worked to open my door, she was on the wrong floor.The buffet is anything but efficient. The line for the grill approximately a 20 min. wait before you get your food. The salad bar is pretty good and well stocked and the ability to create an almost infinite combinations of pork and rice is mind-blowing! The food is a let down but nobody comes to Cuba for the food.To finish,If you're a first time tourist to Cuba you will fall in love with the beachfront and the Cuban people. Just don't forget that due to years of economic sanctions and limited access to modern amenities, the hotel star rating here doesn't mean anything. A four-star resort vacation lands you in a seedy motel with unlimited drinks, terrible food and the best beaches you might ever experience.

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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 2 a la carte dinners per stay
  • 24 hour snacks
  • Unlimited drinks, Domestic beer, International brand drinks, House Wine with meals, 9am-2am
  • Beach & pool chairs and towels
  • Kayaks (1 hour per day)
  • Sailing (1 hour per day)
  • Pedal boats (1 hour per day)
  • Windsurfing (1 hour per day)
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Use of bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Mini-golf
  • Basketball
  • Billiards
  • Archery
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Cooking lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 668 rooms in 3-storey buildings
  • 2 buffet restaurants
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: (with varied menu) Oriental, Mediterranean, Italian, Cuban, dress code & reservations required
  • Grill
  • 2 Snack bars
  • Beer garden
  • 9 bars including swim-up pool bar, beach bar
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 3 Jacuzzis
  • Sauna
  • 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities (fee)
  • 4 tennis courts on-site (2 lit)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of non-motorized watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Massages (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Car rental (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Max occupancy 3 adults
  • Oceanview also available

Kids Deal - Kids 3-12 Stay & Eat Free when sharing with 2 adults. Max 1 child.

??????????????For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 5-12 from 10am-1pm & 3-4pm and Baby Club for ages 0-4 from 9am-7pm. All kids can enjoy supervised activities daily, games room, playground, and Kids' section of main pool. Babysitting service based on availability (fee).

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive guaranteed private check-in and check-out, room upgrade, flowers and fruit basket in the room upon arrival, bottle of wine, late housekeeping service, turn down service, in room amenities put in room daily, welcome cocktail, honeymooners romantic dinner for two and honeymooners breakfast in bed on day of arrival. Request at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in. Valid up to 6 months after the wedding. Minimum of 6 nights stay.

Free 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 Sirenas Coral
    Varadero,Cuba

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Sol Sirenas Coral Resort
Las Americas Ave. and K St., 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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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.

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