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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 3.5 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
  • UK-ma2016 : Prague, Czech Republic
Great vacation!

Overall experience:Our first time in Cuba, and we have chosen the most wonderful place that I can imagine!I loved the hotel, gardens and beach.The resort is georgeous! A bit old, but very comfortable in every way.Great pools and huge gardens! They keep it very clean. Perfect location just 30min far from the airport and 2 stops from Varadero centre. 2 main buildings with restaurant, snack bar, Lobby bar and reception. Restaurants:2 main buffets, 2 snack bar, 4 a la carte restauratnts...Food fresh and very tasty!The quality and variety of food was awesome!I loved the Cuban food and the a la carte restaurant and its staff was fantastic - the Cuban is the best one.Bus stop 10 takes you to the tour around the island and on the oposit side of the street the bus stop 32 will take to to the down town ( 2stops 5min)5CUC 24hours ticketElevators during our stay was working only one of two, sometimes better climb the stairs than wait 10min for the lift.In high season should be very anoyingToilets:On the beach there is no one, you have to go back to hotel or by pool toilets and there are just few, not enough for the high sezone. Thanks god we were there in February :)))In Coral hotel very very old - again in high season must be terrible specially if you are traveling with kids, but last few days of our stay we saw people working on it so some improvement in under progress.Those 2 behind the Coral snack bar terrified me... Roomask for room far away from the Canadian students who are there for Spring vacation!Rooms are old but very clean and they have amazing view to the ocean. Small fridge, old TV, A/C , hairdryer and a safe in the room.Beds comfy enough. We did miss some plase to hang up out swimsuites and towels to let them dry.Night club:there are night show every Tuesday, it is cute, small bar but the A/C was to high and the micro so loudly that we left after 20min.Beach - a 100% paradise! The staff was super friendly!The entertainment team did not stop, the people in the bars always smile, the waitresses in the restaurant attentive, the receptionists very helpful, the gardeners working all day to keep the gardens beautiful and even the cleaning ladies adorned our bed every day with a different design!I am embarrassed not to remember all the names of the wonderful people who make the holidays so memorable!I would like to thank all those whose names I forgot and whom I still remember:To Maryzela for always smiling,Mercedes and Bruno for making us both laugh at the beach bar,To Rolando, Side, Angel, Anays and Yosday who serve us the best white rum cocktails!And to the managers of the hotel:You have staff there, they are a gem, take care of them a lot, please!The whole experience was magnificient!Thank you all!!! P.S. this is the 8th time i am trying upload this review, always something wrong-not allowed a review you have to split it by parts, than not possible upload in 2 different lenguages, thant i did upload 50 photos-but review asowed only 3...Gosh, i awear if i knew how difficult it is to upload this on tripadvisor i will probably save my timeand just keep reading reviews from people who have more patience or more time than me to keep trying

  • Keith S : Vernon, Canada
Epic trip !!

We ( 4 single guys ) were there in March 2017 for an amazing week !!! The resorts are both unreal !!! From the service / the food / the staff / the beach etc etc !!! All top notch I will be going back for sure as we all loved the place

  • Rob B :
Great staff

We stayed at the Sol Sirenas Cosmonaut. The staff was incredible, we were treated like royalty. That staff included our concierge of Alexis Enrique's and Yadira Pla. And our hostesses Roxana Castillo and Lanisia Tella. In the bar we were taken care of by Angel and Anais. Thank you all for a truly wonderful experience. You are all truly 5 star employee's, thanks for a unforgettable vacation 😎😎😎.

  • Elan V :
Not recommended!

I just got back last night from a week at Sol Sirenas Coral in Varadero and this was my 4th time to Cuba. I was travelling with a buddy of mine who is a teacher and had march break off. We read all the reviews (positive/negative) and decided this would be a good option because people say it's clean and staff are friendly. I would agree with both of those statements, but overall it's just not worth the money we spent!We booked in January through Sunwing and paid $1700 each for 7 nights. This is the most I have ever paid for a resort in Cuba, usually I pay around $800-$1200 but understood the increase due to March break. Little did I know that the resort booked an S Trip with 800 17-year olds on the Coral side. We had wanted to stay on that side because the facilities are open longer and we liked the pool areas better. We were immediately told that we had to stay on the Sirenas side. Please keep in mind that I'm writing this as an avid backpacker and I'm used to staying in cramped hostel bunk beds, I really do not have fine tastes or very high expectations.In our room, we quickly realized that my bed was broken, the light didn't work, the shower smelled like diesel gas when you ran it, sheets were dirty and we were in the furthest room from everything. We're two single 30-year old guys so we politely asked to be put closer to the action and were told nothing was available for the next couple of days. Eventually after complaining a bunch we were put in a junior suite in the middle that was a big step up but unfortunately was next to an old elevator shaft that left the whole room smelling like rotten garbage. Again, I'm not the pickiest person in the world but with all of these things piled into a $1700 trip, I had to write this review. I believe my complaint is more with Sunwing than the resort because by Cuban standards, I would say this resort is worth $800-$1000 for a week vacation. It definitely is not 3.5 star but more 2.5-3 tops. The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful all the time, the rooms were pretty clean, but it's a very old hotel so that's why I don't think it's worth the money. I didn't get sick from the food but it was on the lower scale of quality for Cuban resort food.All in all, I wouldn't go back here unless it cost $800-$1000 CAD, not the $1700 I spent.

  • pl1765 : Halifax, Canada
4 star price, 3rd world product

This is not a 4 star resort as advertised. I understand hotels often fudge their rating up half a star but they went too far, it is a 2.5 star rating in my experience.We stayed on the Sirenas side, the quieter of the two attached resorts, the Coral side is for loud music and drunking booze as our travel agent informed us, she was very correct. If you want to party go to the Coral.Upon arrival in our room we were immediately struck by an appalling musty smell, seconds later we thought it odd someone left the radio on as there was loud pounding music inside the room, we looked around and couldn't find a radio, it was outside. Even with the windows closed we could not hear our selves think with the loud pounding beat. We asked to be moved to a quieter room, the staff laughed at us, saying its much quieter then the Coral as a consolation, hours later and losing our minds we asked some other staff and got a similar reply, apparently the music goes 12-9pm and we have to live with it. As luck would have it our daughter nearly electrocuted herself while removing a plug so she could try and plug in a charger. She saw a large ball of light and that was it for electricity in our room, even the breaker could not remedy it, so staff moved us to another room, which had electricity and was far quieter facing the front of the resort (rm 7229) where the music is not blasting. We were relieved to have a quiet room and the musty dilapidated state of their rooms was less of a concern, our expectations were now lower. At the new location our tv did not work, after the 4th attempt by staff to fix it he said it needed to be replaced, it was not by the time we left, a minor issue but typical of the service overall.Activities on the resort were good (dance lessons, water exercise). When and where they occurred was an enigma wrapped inside a mystery though. You would think posting a list of activities along with the time and location in a public area would be a way to attract guests to plan on attending but don't expect to find any such list, they prefer to wing it, and if enough don't show up they don't bother having the activity, good luck asking staff when these activities occur, they either do not know, do not understand english or don't care. They even botched the main nightly show listing for their main entertainment facility.The room difficulties paled in comparison to our upcoming greatest and most disappointing experience at the resort - the food. I can eat anything, never wishing to waste food or considering myself fussy, there's little I wont force down or complain about, I met my match with the buffet along with my family. The food was truly disgusting, never have I tried so many foods that I could not stomach, my family struggled as well. My wife and I survived on omelettes and rice (and she hates rice), my daughter survived on pineapple and icecream. After 6 days we were actually starving, and the little we could keep down caused us cramps. The best meal we had was returning home at the Varadero airport kiosk that sold tuna fish sandwiches, we were elated to have a meal after 7 days.Being a tropical paradise I had expected delicious fruit, but while there I did not see an orange, banana, apple or mango, all that was available were very poor quality watermelons, guava and pineapple. In eastern Canada I have a better selection and better quality fruit to choose from in the middle of winter, I nearly cried upon arriving home and seeing a banana. The closest I came to an orange on this resort was Fanta orange pop and Tang, there wasn't even orange juice. I am grateful not to have suffered serious food poisoning in these unsanitary facilities, that's the only positive thing I can think about the food here. After reading other reviews here I see some recommend bringing ketchup and spices, that's fine, but please don't call this place a 4 star resort if you need to.Off resort the people and the country are amazing, I love both, perhaps more than any Carribbean/Latin American country, but it would be with great trepidation that I return to this resort, without food and sleep its hard to enjoy yourself. Only a socialist country could screw up paradise.

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).

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  • 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
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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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