Starfish Cuatro Palmas

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Our Opinion

A good budget option for Varadero packages, however, travellers should keep in mind that anything under 4 stars in Cuba can be quite basic. The beach here is very nice but the food and room options are minimal and value based. If you are just looking for cheap getaway, then this hotel might suffice. If you want a quality vacation in Varadero, go for a minimum 4 stars. A couple of good, well priced recommendations are the Memories Varadero, Riu Varadero and Iberostar Tainos.


The red tile roof, white-walled courtyard and tropical gardens give this hotel a Spanish-Colonial ambiance which provides a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for families and couples alike. The Starfish Cuatro Palmas is centrally located downtown, close to shopping, restaurants and bars. The Las Palmas section of the hotel is located across the street from the Cuatro Palmas section of this property.

Location: Downtown, approximately 30 minutes from the Varadero airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • lisadelong2016 : Hamilton, Canada
SCAM!! This is a 1 star and not a 4 star!

Only cold water for showering, 2 inch cock roaches in room, blurry television, headboard came detached from wall, lamp hanging by wires from wall, same food everyday. Thankfully there was nice staff and nice beach but that does not make up for the state of disrepair i cluding several smached plexiglass railings in the hall stairways.

  • Mr. W :

This was my first trip to Cuba , my sister had always wanted me to visit so this year I did . Our visit was wonderful ! The staff was friendly and very helpful . Food was always good ! Our room was up to date and very comfortable . Our trip was hindered a bit by the passing of Fidel but we still enjoyed ourselves . The hotel is well laid out and quite modern inside . I'd like to thank the Manager for all his help during our visit .I look forward to returning next year ! Thanks to all the Staff !!

  • twinkly2014 : Toronto, Canada
Excellent staff and perfect location !!

I have stayed at Cuatro Palmas twice and hope to stay there every year. The food is excellent and the staff are so helpful and kind. I travelled with my 83 year old mother and they were wonderful at getting her a ground floor room (she has bad knees). The manager is always available and helpful. This year due to Fidel Castro's passing we spent most of our time at the resort (nothing was open in Varadero for entertainment or dancing during the time of mourning). The staff were excellent at accommodating us - since all entertainment was cancelled they ran some bingo games and tried to keep us active. I know this was challenging for them. I have to especially thank Alberto who had to carry 150 lbs of luggage up 3 floors for my brother and I. There was no elevator and our room was on 3rd floor with a beautiful view. I'm so impressed by the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff. Can't wait to go back.

  • Kim B : Stratford
Another Amazing Time

Our group once again visited Hotel Cuatro Palmas at the end of November. This would be our second time there and it was amazing. David and his staff went out of their way to accommodate us, and being 68 people this was not an easy task. Everyone was so friendly. I love the Cuban people. The hotel is clean and easy to get aroundUnfortunately, while we were there, Fidel Castro died and the country went into 9 days of mourning, While the activities were curtailed, it did not interfere in our enjoyment of our holiday. We were made to feel welcome and appreciated.Thank you to the entire staff for another great year. I can't wait to go back in 2017.

  • Lynne K : Birmingham, United Kingdom
Outstanding service

Stayed here for the second time this year. We were a group of six relaxing after 2 weeks touring the island. The rooms are comfortable and quiet and well maintained. Buffet restaurant outstanding, wide range of food, something for everyone, vegetarians well catered for. Beach is clean and plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas. Pool good too. Staff in all areas were friendly and always helpful, they made us feel very welcome. We will be returning next November, no hesitation.

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
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  • 3 buffet meals daily plus snacks
  • 1 a la carte dinner (reservations required)
  • 24-hour unlimited drinks (Local and selected international drinks)
  • Sailing, Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Volleyball
  • Gym
  • Daily activities
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Evening entertainment
  • 282 rooms in two and three-storey buildings
  • 1 outdoor pool, including kids section
  • Fitness facilities
  • A range of watersports available
  • Buffet and 1 a la carte restaurant
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar, Snack bar, Main bar
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Scuba diving centre (fee)
  • Banana boat (fee)
  • Massage (fee)
  • Gift shop(fee)
  • Internet (fee)
Hotel Room:
  • Located in the main section directly on the beach
  • 1 double or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom with shower or tub
  • Mini-fridge
  • Max occupancy 3, up to 2 adults
Economy Room: Same as above but smaller with shower only and located in the Las Palmas section across the road from the beach.

Kids Deal! - Children 13 and under stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with adults. Max 1 child.

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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Starfish Cuatro Palmas
Avenida 1ra entre 60 y 64, 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.