In general Iberostar Varadero is a really nice resort. If I go to Varadero once more, I’ll stay there. Nice location, a wonderful beach, well-kept buildings and really good personnel (I see some complaints on that side in other reviews and I do not agree at all).
Some things could be improved though.
Food : there was always something nice or at least quite ok to eat at the buffet, still any meat could be good or very very dry indeed, you never knew until you tasted. The fish on the other hand was always excellent. There was chicken stew and vegetables that were generally nice. We also ate at the three a la carte restaurants. The international restaurant was nothing to write home about, dry meat. The Japanese restaurant was fun, a great show. The food tasted well, but it was quite far from being Japanese to be honest. At the Mediterranean restaurant we the food tasted very well and also was quite close to its Mediterranean origin (best choice). I would recommend bringing in a new chef that is specialized in meat.
Noise: The noise level in the lobby and in the bar is quite high. All day the fountain disturbs the silence and when the evening approaches the scene nearby destroys the possibilities to have a conversation.
Wifi: Cuba is a country with more or less no internet at all so I had very low expectations when buying an hour of wifi. Still I expected to be able to transfer data, and I nearly could not do that. For the first half hour I could not do anything useful at all. I complained and got the answer that it is not better than that. So my advice is not to go to Cuba if you really need internet access, and if you buy an hour of wifi, don’t do it in the evening and do not expect it to work.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Directly on the beach of Varadero. Iberostar's first 5 star hotel in Cuba. Luxury and comfort in an elegant atmosphere. Top gastronomy and excellent service. Equipped for every kind of meeting, gala dinner, party, etc.. Ideal for groups & incentives. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Iberostar Varadero Hotel Varadero
- Iberostar Cuba
- Iberostar Varadero Cuba
- Varadero Iberostar