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Be Live Experience Varadero
Ranked #25 of 64 Hotels in Varadero
Reviewed 13 November 2013

This hotel is going down, I was there three years ago and every thing was good, clean, good food, good service.
I returned base on my good experience, everything is braking down, bath room was leaking inter week and nobody show to fix it, food was absently the same for 8 day and it was as bad as bad gets. good people and service was OK, i would not go back and would not recommend.

Room Tip: not villas, hotel rooms are better.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Considering the low price we had low expectations, but were surprised from the big, clean comfortable room with flat panel TV, huge swimming pool, clean restaurants and friendly stuff.

The buffet offers very modest variety of food, even fur Cuba, but we are not big eaters, so didn't really care.

Not any children animation. No mini club. No mini disco. No daycare.

Room Tip: Avoid balconies above the scene. No sleep in the afternoons. The animators are using the huge speake...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank zemonti
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

1.10.13
just got back from cuba had to change hotel
villa cuba had cockroach in dinner hall
and you had to jump over them at night by the pool
the worst hotel ever don't go
aircon leaking in the two rooms we had so we had to change
rooms
in the end got fed up and changed to another hotel
also its not by the town its 20min walk

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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8  Thank john b
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Went back for 2 weeks starting September 7, 2013. The hotel is still a great location and great value for your money. The beach is just amazing and I like the fact that the huts are closer to the beach not like all other hotels which have them more inland.

Food was plentiful, yes there was always something to eat and just keep in mind that it is a very controlled country with an embargo so mostly local food items. Love the fresh papaya, mango and pineapples!!!

I know most workers are very friendly although there are a few exceptions but for the two weeks we were there they did not bug us for tips although at the end we did leave them a little something.

Room Tip: Rooms in the shorter hotel building have been renovated in the last couple of years so they are in b...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank vash17
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I stayed at villa cuba from September 3-17th, 2013. Way too many stray cats. I stayed in a villa and it wasn't bad except the maid service was awful, I had to beg her for 3 days just to get a bottle of water. The pool bar staff ( Yoanka ) and 9th floor bar staff were awesome. The buffet wasn't bad but had a sickening odor. You can't get better than location, bank right next door and a 2 minute taxi ride into Varadero. I will return to this hotel again. I stayed in room 4302 , I recommend this room.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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5  Thank joanna m
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I was surprised by how nice this place was. I had read mixed reviews, but for the price of the package (800) I was willing to take a chance. Beautiful lobby/public areas, decent pool, and clean beach. Apparently a lot of the rooms had been renovated, and ours was spacious, bright, and spotless. the staff is exceptional, smiling and helpful.

Room Tip: we were in the 5 section of the main building. It all depends on what side you are on because our ro...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank vuffy1
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

This hotel has a cult like following. Many people from all over the world have been visiting this hotel a couple of times a year for 15 - 20 years. Others go once and vow never to return. I love this hotel. It is clean and comfortable and I feel very much at home here. Most of the staff are awesome and the ones who aren't, I avoid. It's not hard to do.
This resort is owned by the Cuban government so that is why the standards are perhaps a little lower than the chain hotels like Barceló and Melia. They probably can't get their hands on a lot of the items that a foreign run hotel has access to.
The food is not too bad. I always feel great when I'm there because everything is fresh and not from a package. The chicken and fish are really good and even the pasta is nice. There is always fruit available and lots of cheese and bread. The Mariposa and Bamboo restaurants are really good and are worth the wait for reservations. The Bamboo has the most delicious spring rolls and the cream of chicken soup is really good. The Mariposa has an awesome shrimp cocktail and an amazing onion soup. The pork and the chicken are really good. The portions are generous and I usually can't finish it. The chocolate mousse is a must have. If I could just eat that I would be a happy girl!! The buffet is nice and has a lot of choices every night. Unless you are an extremely picky eater, you should find something here to make you happy. Leo, one of the waiters is such a sweetheart. He always greets you with a smile and is quick to get you a drink, which is so nice. There are a few others who work really hard but he stands out for some reason. He is just a lovely person.
The beach is gorgeous. The animation team don't really engage the guests to participate in activities on the beach. They play volleyball and that is about it. They don't even play music anymore so make sure you bring something to amuse yourself with. The nightly shows are nice but they have been the same for years so once you've seen them a few times you lose interest quickly. The magic shows are the best. I watch them again and again. The 9th floor bar has a nice atmosphere and the view is beautiful. They don't serve beer at the lobby bar anymore which is too bad because it is a nice place to spend a few hours, You can sit outside and watch the pool area or inside and watch the lobby or the TV. They sometimes have a band playing at the bar but if you drink beer you have to get it from the pool bar and bring it with you. Not a big deal but it would be nice to just get a beer and sit down.
My room was clean when I arrived and the maid Carmita left it sparkling everyday. I had plenty of towels and they were changed daily. I didn't see many ants but I was careful to not leave anything around that would attract them. They do seem to come out of nowhere to find one crumb!
I always have a great time at this hotel. Read the reviews before you go but keep in mind that some people are a little more high maintenance than others. They are expecting way too much for what they paid and I suspect that is the reason they are not happy. You have to remember you are travelling to a third world county and they really don't have a lot to start with. People who stayed at a five star hotel were complaining on the bus ride to the airport that the place was terrible, food was lousy, entertainment sucked..... and on and on. Others who stayed at the same hotel only had good things to say about it. So, if you go with the right attitude and the right information, you will have a good time wherever you decide to stay.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool can be a little noisy at night. Villa rooms haven't been renovated yet bu...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled solo
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Address: Reparto La Torre Ave Las Americas, Varadero 42200, Cuba
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Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#18 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
Price Range: £76 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Be Live Experience Varadero 4*
Number of rooms: 365
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Be Live Experience Varadero is an All Inclusive Hotel in Varadero which offers exclusive services to travellers looking for an unbeatable location, in front of a stunning beach of crystal clear waters and white fine sand. Enviable weather, personalised attention, direct access to the beach, variety of accommodation options, All Inclusive service... Come and discover the Be Live Experience Varadero, an All Inclusive hotel in Cuba. Located 30 km away from the airport, the Be Live Experience Varadero Hotel allows you to enjoy the best entertainment and rest. It has a privileged central location between the traditional and the modern Varadero, near the Golf Club and at the seafront of the best beach area. Come and discover it! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Varadero Cuba
Cuba Hotel Varadero
Villa Cuba Varadero
Villa Cuba Resort
Hotel Villa Cuba Varadero
Cuba Deals
Hotel Cuba

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