Rating of the best hotels in Varadero, Cuba for a comfortable and unforgettable stay

Looking for the perfect place to relax on the Caribbean?

We have compiled a rating of the best hotels in Varadero – the most popular resort in Cuba – which will help you choose the best solution taking into account your needs and financial capabilities. Hotel complexes, working on the principle of “all inclusive”, will appeal to both active travelers and tourists who prefer quiet beach leisure.

Royalton Hicacos Adults Only – All Inclusive

The hotel, which is only for tourists over 18 years of age, is a 30-minute drive from the airport. Guests will remember a comfortable stay on a well-maintained private beach, where there is an opportunity to practice water sports.

If swimming in sea water is not to your liking, there are several swimming pools on the territory. And you can sunbathe on the spacious terrace. In between swimming, tourists are invited to visit the bar, enjoy a relaxing massage, relax in the sauna.

Trying to keep fit even on vacation? There is also a gym, which is included in the price.

In the evenings you will find unforgettable parties with live music, bright animation, interesting competitions, performances of local artists. Active guests can enjoy a game of squash, tennis or table tennis. And if you want to buy souvenirs for memory – the shop is located right in the building of the hotel complex.

Cleaning in the rooms, change of bed linen and towels is performed every day, and the apartments themselves are pleased with fresh repairs, the presence of modern equipment and comfortable furniture.

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Tables in restaurants are served on the principle of “All inclusive”. The menu includes masterpieces of Italian, Caribbean, European cuisines, many light snacks and refreshing cocktails.

Victoria, Moscow: “For Cuba – a very decent hotel, and the cost of living is not overstated. The beach is magnificent: spacious territory, soft snow-white sand, clean ocean. In restaurants I especially recommend to try seafood dishes!”

Melia Varadero

One of the “chips” of the hotel is the original large open-type pool, which is very beautifully illuminated in the dark, which especially delights children.

By the way, young guests are appreciated and loved here: they have a playground, a thematic club, a lot of interesting board games designed for kids and teenagers. During the day, professional animators look after your child, and if you want to go to a nightclub, do fitness, visit a cosmetology room, you can use the services of a nanny.

The hotel complex is on the first line – in the reviews, guests note the chic beach and affordable prices for water activities (diving, snorkeling, sea fishing, equipment rental, etc.). Golf lovers can do their favorite leisure or learn this skill, and if you are more interested in cognitive rest, we recommend visiting an art exhibition.

Caring parents will be pleased with the presence of a children’s pool with a gradual increase in the level of depth and an equipped descent into the water. While the kids are swimming, you can sunbathe, comfortably sitting in a sun lounger – beach equipment, including towels and sun umbrellas, guests are given free of charge.

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The range of restaurants will allow you to feed even the youngest children. And for adults – spicy Mexican cuisine, real Italian pizza, steaks and seafood cooked on the grill. There is also a bar on the beach that offers both unusual and traditional Cuban cocktails.

Elena, Minsk: “A great place, especially for newlyweds or holidays with children. High-quality animation, a very diverse entertainment program, the apartments offer stunning views of the garden and the sea coast. The staff is polite and helpful.”

Melia las Americas – Adults Only

The hotel on the first line is just a short drive from the centre of Varadero. By booking a tour directly at the reception or renting a car, you can visit many popular attractions in Cuba: exotic islands, waterfalls, a factory where traditional Cuban cigars are produced. If you prefer hiking, hiking tours are available. And fans of extreme sports will be delighted with the safari on jeeps.

Returning to the hotel after exploring the resort, guests enjoy a professional massage, relax in the pool or Jacuzzi. For a fee on the beach you can learn diving, windsurfing, or, if you are professionally engaged in these sports, just rent equipment.

Have you been diving before?

Travelers who like more relaxing leisure, play billiards, golf, board games, taste original cocktails in the bar. And in the evening there are regularly themed dinners, incendiary parties, where guests are entertained by experienced animators.

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Meals in the main restaurant are organized on the principle of “buffet”. The menu includes international dishes. If you want variety, visit a Japanese restaurant or steak bar.

Anastasia, St. Petersburg: “I have been vacationing in Cuba not for the first time, and I always stay here. Cozy rooms, varied and delicious food, lots of entertainment right on site, and the prices are quite reasonable.”

Iberostar Varadero

This hotel complex on the coast is a great choice for a family holiday. On request, travelers with children are provided with extra beds, and if you plan to go to the bar, on an excursion that will not be interesting to your baby, for a fee, you can invite a professional nanny.

In addition to a comfortable safe pool with toys, for younger guests there are several playgrounds, board games, as well as a themed club where children have fun under the supervision of staff.

Rest of guests here is thought out to the smallest detail. Whatever leisure you prefer, the hotel will have something to do:

  • Karaoke.
  • Billiards.
  • Table and tennis.
  • Fishing in the open sea.
  • Concerts of local artists.
  • Discos, night clubs.

During the day, you can go to fitness, swim in the pool, sunbathe or enjoy relaxation in the SPA area.

Came with a family or a large company?

Be sure to visit the water park! Riding on water slides and dizzying rides, you will not notice how time flies.

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On the territory of the hotel there are four restaurants, where, in addition to traditional dishes and snacks, they offer a special menu for children and guests who follow a diet.

Oleg, Nizhny Novgorod: “Leisure for guests is provided by real professionals – to have fun, it is not even necessary to go somewhere. All restaurants work on «All Inclusive», pleased with a huge range of both classic and exotic dishes.”

Melia Internacional

This chic hotel owns a private beach area. Resting on the coast of the azure sea, guests not only swim and sunbathe, but also engage in water sports.

Thanks to the cleanest, clear water, a variety of marine flora and fauna, the beaches of Varadero are an ideal place for scuba diving. You only need the ability to swim, everything else will be taught by instructors.

Relaxing by the pool, travelers can:

  • Order drinks from the bar.
  • Try a relaxing full body massage.
  • Visit the sauna or spa center.
  • Fry a barbecue in the garden.

At the service of the fair sex – a beauty salon that provides a huge number of services, from haircuts and manicures, to professional facial care. And for young guests there is a shallow safe pool.

The entertainment program in the hotel is rich and diverse. Discos, competitions, unusual show programs, beach parties will leave the most pleasant impressions.

Sports fans play tennis and golf on equipped grounds, windsurfing, diving, aerobics. And children have fun in a thematic club in the company of peers.

Do you want to book a tour? No need to go anywhere – just contact the reception.

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There are 18 restaurants on site – even fastidious guests will have a lot to choose from. In the presence of children’s and diet menus, and if you prefer delicious dishes, try the masterpieces of Mexican or local cuisine.

Yana, Moscow: “I liked the cozy, comfortable rooms with ocean views, clean beach, quality and delicious food. Cleaning is done regularly, in general the staff is very friendly and hospitable. The bars impressed with a wide selection of original cocktails. The animation in the hotel is interesting and varied.”

Still not sure where to relax? We offer to study the table, which notes the most important criteria for choosing hotels.

НазваниеРасположениеНомераУдобстваРазвлеченияСтоимость проживания/стоимость с детьмиПроживание с животными
Royalton Hicacos Adults Only - All Inclusive 33 км от аэропорта Стандарт Полулюкс Люкс Кондиционер Фен Кофемашина Сейф ТВ Мини-бар Пляж Дискотеки Анимация Спорт Бассейн Сауна Фитнес СПА Массаж По запросу Только для взрослых! Нет
Melia Varadero 28 км от аэропорта Стандарт Премиум Семейный Кондиционер Фен ТВ Сейф Мини-бар Пляж Дискотеки Анимация Спорт Бассейн Сауна Фитнес Дайвинг Экскурсии Детские комнаты Настольные игры По запросу Дети до 1 года – бесплатно До 11 лет – 50% стоимости Нет
Melia las Americas - Adults Only 28 км от аэропорта Стандарт Полулюкс Люкс Кондиционер Фен ТВ Сейф Мини-бар Пляж Дискотеки Анимация Спорт Бассейн Игры Экскурсии Фитнес Массаж По запросу Только для взрослых! Нет
Iberostar Varadero 33 км от аэропорта Стандарт Полулюкс Кондиционер Фен Кофемашина Сейф ТВ Мини-бар Пляж Дискотеки Анимация Спорт Аквапарк Бассейн Сауна Фитнес СПА Дайвинг Экскурсии Детские комнаты Настольные игры Караоке По запросу Дети до 1 года – бесплатно До 11 лет – 50% стоимости Нет
Melia Internacional 30 км от аэропорта Стандарт Полулюкс Люкс Премиум Кондиционер Фен Кофемашина Сейф ТВ Мини-бар Детская мебель Пляж Дискотеки Анимация Спорт Бассейн Сауна Фитнес СПА Массаж Дайвинг Велопрокат Детские комнаты Настольные игры По запросу Дети до 1 года – бесплатно До 11 лет – 50% стоимости Нет

Editor’s choice

The best hotel in Varadero in our opinion is Iberostar Varadero. This five-star hotel complex combines many advantages that are important for selective travelers:

  • Proximity to the airport and the city center.
  • Private beach.
  • Possibility of rest with children.
  • Extensive rooms.
  • A variety of services and entertainment for customers of all ages.
  • Affordable prices. Do not forget also about the early booking service, which will significantly save on travel.


Alina Abramova

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