Villa Tortuga

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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.

Imagine the feeling of soft, manicured sand between your toes! Pretty little Villa Tortuga has a great spot on the beach and close to town.
Location: On Varadero beach, 20 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • JohnInItaly : Santa Cruz, California
TERRIBLE! Absolutely terrible! Dirty, crap food will make you sick, and more...

Official Cuban tour companies apply for a list of available hotels. Our people-to-people tour of medical facilities has been coming to Cuba for 15 years, but they have been greatly overshadowed by the huge and expensive newer tour companies. Bigger budgets and other considerations determine who receives what hotel allocations, which run at 100% occupancy during the popular months. At the last minute, we were "reassigned" to an unknown "beach resort". Our room had air conditioning that we left on a medium setting the entire time, for a climate that was OK for us. Termites left a pile of pellets on our table, but there were no bugs in the beds (we looked). Our door had a working lock, no mold inside on the walls, and the toilet flushed, even if the shower drain was quickly overcome by the volume of water from the shower head. The pool is a funny color. Food service for breakfast and dinner was a large buffet, and you learned to walk around and around, looking for something that would not make you sick. Hard boiled eggs and mediocre ice cream became our best friends, but everyone else had the same idea, and supplies ran out quickly. Our main food item was imodium, and so you do not have that big of an appetite, anyway. Beach was fine, but the weather was not ideal during our visit. Night time entertainment was a bit corny, but fine, although they hound you for more money, if you sit and watch. Check-in took AN HOUR, and indicates complete incompetence of the staff. Towels for the pool are only available for a limited few hours while you are probably gone on a tour.

  • J3651MFpatriziac : Cambridge, United Kingdom
Awful, dated and dirty!!!!

OMG AWFUL! Old, dated dirty! As soon as we entered the room i cried and demanded to be moved. This was not what i was expecting. Our room had a broken (in 2 places) patio door which was badly boarded up allowing mosquitoes in. It was hideous and I have never experienced anything like it. The food was what i would compare to prison food and made us ill. I would never return to this ugly hell hole.

  • jaxxlyn : jaxxlyn
You get what you pay for...

Beds were sunk in and dirty. The food was horrible. Went out of the resort to eat daily following becoming ill.We both were very ill.We had no water pressure or hot water to shower. It was never fixed following constant requests. Very ill wild dog with sores all over; hung out in the lobby bar at night. No staff did anything to remove the dog. My heart felt for the dog. Pool bar staff were very pleasant. The remainder were useless. Couples we met made this vacation. I would not recommend this resort.

  • mr R :
Cheap place

Gud place for a gud in all inclusive restaurant is ok,maybe little boring,same things every day...staff is kind...rooms are old and little ruin,we find little worm in bed,klima in room not cleaned years but weather is very nice and in room we been only by night...moskitos is very hungry and staff not have any weapon for that monsters...beach is one word,ok for a one time in life but never again on that hotel

  • David G : Los Angeles, California
Perfect balance of cost and amenities

My all inclusive resort, Hotel Villa Tortuga, certainly exceeded my expectations. I had chosen it after reading the various reviews and comparing reviews, price, and location with a bunch of other resorts. I was a little anxious as some of the reviews were quite negative: bad food, dirty rooms, boisterous drunken guests, unfriendly staff who spoke no English, and noisy air conditioners that didn’t work or were impossible to control. Quite the contrary. The resort fronted on a beautiful stretch of the beach; had a large pool, and consisted of a series of two and three story bungalows spread around a very lush, quite extensive grounds. My room was quite comfortable, nicely furnished, and quiet, with silent, easily controlled air conditioning. The buffet food was certainly fine with a very large selection of fruit, vegetables, meat, side dishes, and desserts. One of the reviews had claimed that you had to get there early as the meat quickly disappeared and wasn’t replaced; not true, but a hint of truth in the desserts. The dessert selection did seem to diminish somewhat early; so the trick was to choose what you wanted as you started the buffet and keep it until you were ready to eat the desert. While the food wasn’t the same quality as you would expect from a restaurant you chose to celebrate a special occasion like a wedding anniversary, it was certainly adequate. Even the breakfasts had a large selection including such exclusively Cuban specialties as pancakes and French toast

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited House Wine with lunch and dinner, Domestic beer and drinks (10am-11pm)
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Pedal boats
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Bicycles
  • Pool scuba clinic
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Aerobics
  • Games room
  • Billiards
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Kids' Club
  • 266 rooms in various 2-3 storey buildings
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Pizzeria
  • Snack bar
  • Pool
  • Children's pool
  • 3 bars including Lobby bar(fee)
  • Beach towels (fee)
  • Tennis court (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Car rental
  • Massages (fee)
  • Gym
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Kids' Club (ages 5-12)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Superior Rooms:
  • Same as above but larger, bathroom with tub and shower, and ocean view.
Kids Deals - 1 child 2-12 years stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Special rates for kids 2-12 staying in a separate room.

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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Gran Caribe Villa Tortuga
Calle 9 e/ Boulevard y Ave. Kawama Matanza, 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.