I went with my husband,2 kids (3 and 6) and another couple (kids 5 and 15 months). The hotel is nice, we stayed in block 55 wich was in front of the pool, 3 minutes from the buffet and 5 minutes from the beach. The food was o.k. not wow. The snack bar near the pool had good pizza. Me being allergic to gluten (wheat) I only had omelets and fruits in the morning so for all you allergic people, do like me and bring some snacks and granola bars. The drinks were good and the coffee also. The entertainement was good. The beach was so so... the sand wasn't like Santa Maria (white and fluffy) it was a bit brown with lots of broken shells (coquillages) but you could still walk with no shoes on. The right part of the beach was great but when you walked on the left side, there was no beach just rocks and waves. The waves were fun but if you want a beach with NO waves, don't go there. We did not have problems finding chairs or shade. We did a catamaran ride with the kids and it was a lot of fun. The rooms are nice but my friends had ants even though their baby milk powder were in containers and sealed bags so don't eat in your room or you might have ants problem. To resume, it was a nice vacation, o.k. hotel for the price we paid... if you want better food or place, pay the price and you will get it ! Good family vacation... next time, I might go back to Melia las dunas or mexico...
Thanks to the buffet team who were very very nice : ARIANA, NANCY, LIETI, DAYLE AND MIGUEL. Thanks to the nice bar tender near the beach and the young boy at the pizza place near the pool. Gracias !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prime oceanfront property stretching more than 200 meters wide, Ocean Varadero El Patriarca is a five-star resort reflecting the 40’s and 50’s Varadero historic architecture. Complete with 420 deluxe rooms, Privilege Deluxe and Privilege Junior Suites; an array of thematic restaurants; a Despacio Spa Centre; Privilege Exclusive Rooms and Services, Privilege Lounge and upgraded amenities. ... more less