My mother booked this place as a birthday gift for my brother's birthday. When reading the reviews though, I found this place to be quite polarizing - it was either excellent or terrible - so I went in with no expectation and to just take it as it goes. We booked triple occupancy for a suite.
The location of the suite was good. While on the first floor, it was just 10 metres from the beach. You just walked out of the room, and the little pathway to the beach was right in front of you. However, when we got to our room, there was only one bed, but the staff brought in 2 extra beds for the living room and took care of that part of the accommodation. The room itself was quite new, the air conditioning worked, but the TVs didn't - not that I cared anyways, since we were too preoccupied with everything else.
Our cleaner was a very nice lady who went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was perfect. Whatever issue we had, no matter how large or small, she made the extra effort to have it taken care of. I don't know her name, but she was working in building 35 last week and would like to commend her.
The food at the buffet was the standard buffet food, so nothing to write home about, but the restaurants were quite excellent. I was able to get the French, Mediterranean, and Japanese restaurants reserved. While the Japanese restaurant was a Teppanyaki experience, the French and the Mediterranean ones also were quite good. The snack bars had decent food, and I ate there more often for meals than the buffet.
The only downside about this place was the activity pool. It wasn't exactly clean, and when I went in, you could see tiny translucent green blobs so I didn't stay there long. The quiet pool was quite nice, but the best part about this resort was definitely the beach!
Overall, I had an excellent time at this resort, but if something can be done about cleaning the activity pool, it would definitely be 5 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pamper yourself on the pristine white sand beaches of Varadero, Cuba with a stay at the luxury Memories Varadero Beach Resort. The resort offers incredible value and impressive all inclusive features and is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation. Guests will be dazzled by the elegant rooms and suites that feature rich wood furnishings, luxurious amenities, and stunning décor. Relish a culinary trip around the world at the buffet restaurant and several à la carte restaurants, which offer sumptuous global cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and more. Spend your days basking under a golden sun on one of Varadero’s most beautiful beaches, or revel in an array of fun land and water sports and activities. Children will also have the time of their lives at the Kids Club and Baby Club with supervised games and activities. Memories Varadero Beach Resort ensures fun for all ages and helps create unforgettable vacation memories for the whole family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sirenis La Salina Varadero Beach Hotel Varadero