We got a very cheap deal to come here and we knew it was around a 3 star hotel in Cuba so I didn't get my hopes up - glad I didn't. I believe this hotel is worth what we paid but definitely nothing more.
The biggest let down was the food - I know this is a complaint by most about Cuba but the food wasn't very tasty, buffet had the same each night just with a different theme name. I ate mainly rice and pasta dishes. The biggest let down was snacks/food available near the pool - only hamburgers, fries, hot dogs or pizza (some days).
Bedding was very old and rough, room was tidy enough but not cleaned to the standard I'd have liked. The airconditioning didn't work in our room but we didn't find it too hot when we were there so we didn't change rooms.
Nice pool and swim up bar but music blares all day long - activity staff play games around the pool with adults and children in the afternoon but not a great place to sit and read near the pool which was a shame. The beach was gorgeous with a bar close by but no beach service. It's about a 10 min drive to town (Varadero) free bus shuttle from hotel a few times a day or a $5-10 cab ride.
If food doesn't bother you and you don't mind loud music in the pool and you want a cheap escape to the sun, you'd enjoy this holiday. If I returned to Cuba I'd definitely go 5 star.
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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Doradas Varadero
- Arenas Doradas Cuba