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  • Upgrade to luxury Royal Service

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Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

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Set on one of Cuba's most beautiful beaches, the Blue Beach of Varadero, this is a great complex with a fantastic range of amenities. There are several restaurants to choose from, serving a range of dishes, and the bars are open 24 hours a day, premium brands included, so there's no need to watch the clock for last orders! There are 3 swimming pools to lounge by, 1 reserved for sports and games and 1 huge freeform pool with a children's section and 1 for the exclusive use of Royal Service guests. The young ones will also love the activities on offer at the baby and mini-clubs, allowing you time to soak up the sun in perfect peace. When feeling active, the list of activities is almost endless! You can try your hand at a variety of water sports, including kayaking. For pure indulgence, the spa* features 2 hydrothermal circuits and a superb relaxation terrace with janzu pool, swimming pool and 2 Jacuzzis. Rooms are spacious and well equipped with all the mod cons necessary to make your stay a pleasurable one. At night, enjoy a cocktail at one of the bars overlooking the ocean, before deciding whether to head for the Italian, 2 international gourmet (1 for Royal Service guests), Mexican, Fusion or Japanese for your evening meal. Evening entertainment is available to suit all ages, so make sure you have yourself some night-time fun, whether you're 5 or 105! The Paradisus Varadero boasts 80 master junior suites with living room, spacious bathroom, hydro massage, walk-in closet, Balinese bed on the terrace/balcony and outdoor shower. These benefit from an outdoor Jacuzzi, a spacious terrace, fabulous ocean views and private access to the beach, form part of the hotel's super deluxe Royal Service. If you've treated yourself to this you'll be greeted with a welcome cocktail upon arrival. Its VIP treatment all the way from there-on-in with dedicated check-in, luxury amenities in your hotel room, a personalised mini bar with premium drinks, turn-down service and a pillow and sheets menu. What's more, there's a butler on-hand catering to your every whim! When it comes to dining, you're assured of guaranteed reservations at the hotel's à la carte restaurants. You'll also enjoy preferential treatment at the spa, where you're entitled to 1 hydrothermal circuit per person per stay and 30% discount on massages, whetting your appetite for indulgence! Green fees are included at the Varadero Golf Course and a swimming pool on-site is reserved just for Royal Service guests.

Where is it?

On the white sands of Varadero, a 15-min drive from downtown Varadero. Located within the Varadero Ecological Reserve. Transfer time from Havana airport: 3 hours.

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Getting around

All amenities are within easy walking distance. Varadero town centre is a 15 min drive away.

Room information

510 rooms, all with balcony, air-conditioning, seating area, satellite TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini-bar (restocked daily), safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. Junior Suites are on the 1st and 2nd floors and have garden views and 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child. Wheelchair accessible Junior Suite standard with roll-in shower or bath tub with grab rails and king-size bed (must be requested at the time of booking, subject to availability.)

Room Upgrade

Junior Suites Ocean View - have fabulous sea views, sleeping max 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child.

Deluxe Suites Ocean View - with upgraded amentiies, welcome cocktail, personalised check in, turn-down service, guaranteed reservations in à la carte restaurants and late check out depending on availabilty, sleeping max 2 adults and 2 children.

Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa Royal Service Suites

Master Junior Suites Royal Service have upgraded amenties, welcome cocktail, personalised check-in, personalised mini-bar restocked daily with premium beverages, 24-hour room service, butler and turn-down service, in-room spa services*, CD/DVD/USB, swimming pool/beach towel bag, pillow and sheet menu, guaranteed late check out, priority booking in specialised restaurants, YHI-SPA and diving, 30% discount on massages and a free hydrothermal circuit per person per stay and have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping max 2 adults and 1 children.

Master Junior Suites Ocean View Royal Service - as above but with beautiful sea views.

Eats and drinks

6 restaurants: Ara (Cuban and international cuisine, open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Stella Di Mare (Italian, open for dinner), Turey (International gourmet cuisine, open for dinner), Los Agaves (Mexican, open for dinner), Sakura (Japanese-style Teppanyaki, open for dinner), Bana (Oriental and Cuban), Siboney (buffet, seafood; open for lunch) and Bella Mar Restaurant (exclusive to Royal Service guests). Reservations required for any speciality or à la carte restaurant. Dress code in effect at night. 9 bars: Carabo beach bar, Hicacos and Hatuey beach bars, Cusubí lobby bar (open 24-hours), Cairi (snack bar open 24-hours), Fun Pub Areito, Toa (pool bar), La Notte Royal Service lobby bar (open 24 hours and exclusive to Royal Service guests), Rincon Frances Royal Service pool bar (exclusive to Royal Service guests). Royal Service beach bar.

Fun and games

3 swimming pools (1 with children's section and another exclusive to Royal Service guests), tennis, fitness centre, massage*, Jacuzzi, 18-hole golf course nearby*, 3 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, pool tables and volleyball. Water sports available include catamaran sailing (sailing instructor mandatory), pedalos, and kayaks. Free diving (reservations required) introductory lessons available in the pool. Baby club (1-4 years), kids' club (5-12 years) and mini-disco in the evenings (5-12 years). Teenage club.

Entertainment

Fun pub open 7.00pm-2.00am. Nightly live entertainment and mini-show for children. (8.30pm)

Handy stuff

24-hour room service. Hairdresser*.

Additional information

*Denotes local charge

Child ages at this property up to and including 12 years. 

All Inclusive of

All meals, snacks and drinks, all activities and entertainment above unless otherwise specified.

Minimum stay

3 nights.

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible: fully accessible properties that offer wheelchair adapted rooms with either roll-in shower or bath tub with grab rails. Please note: These rooms are subject to availability and may only be available in specific room categories with varying bedding arrangements. Please request this at the time of booking. The Virgin Holidays Special Assistance Team can be contacted by e-mail at special.assistance@virginholidays.com or call us on 0844 557 3998, Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.30pm.

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10% Discount offer: On Spa services

1 Complimentary: Hydrothermal circuit per person (min stay 7 nights)

Dining: Romantic dinner for 2 (on request, excludes lobster)

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Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa

  • What to Expect:
    • 4.5 based on 2305 reviews Location
    • 4 based on 2376 reviews Rooms
    • 4.5 based on 2526 reviews Service
    • 4 based on 2505 reviews Value
    • 4.5 based on 2505 reviews Cleanliness
  • Traveller Rating:
    • Excellent (1566)
    • Very Good (664)
    • Average (272)
    • Poor (114)
    • Terrible (73)

Had four nights in Havana (fantastic place!) and then 10 nights in the Paradisus Varadero returning to the UK last week. Had an upgrade on arrival to Royal Service - not sure whether this was due to...

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4 of 5 stars
Jul 21, 2014 - Russell M - Ascot, United Kingdom

Had four nights in Havana (fantastic place!) and then 10 nights in the Paradisus Varadero returning to the UK last week. Had an upgrade on arrival to Royal Service - not sure whether this was due to... Read more us holding our wedding at the location or because our travel company had managed to arrange it - either way made a substantial difference to our experience. Were very disenchanted though on arrival, where we were sent to the main restaurant which was very disappointing culinary wise but other restaurants made up for it to a certain extent during the rest of our stay. Dariadne, who arranged our wedding, was fantastic and notwithstanding the heat this was a great day for us and our two sons. Likewise our Butlers, Norsiey and Lester, were ever helpful. Overall would recommend the resort as nicely laid out, well-appointed with the Spa and Gym (sons had a great time in there and became good pals with some of the instructors), nice spacious rooms helpful and friendly staff but just do not expect too much from the food - in most cases it was pretty bland and uninspiring; our best experience being the Japanese and worst the Italian. Our elder son required gluten free meals and this was reasonably well catered for. The booking of the restaurants took us a bit of time to master but once we grasped that the Butlers pulled the strings (as they did with the towels on the poolside beds in RS) we played the system and got in to most of the restaurants we wanted when we wanted. If you want to undertake any business with email and internet, forget it - the provision of the WiFi services was lamentable but understand this is somewhat out of control of the Paradisus although I am sure they can influence the state telecom company a bit more, so that the whole hotel does not go without any WiFi for the guests for two whole days as we experienced on our final weekend there! Overall would suggest a 4 Star experience which we thoroughly enjoyed but let down by the lack of good culinary (or vino!) experiences. To be fair though this was not limited to the Paradisus - all other restaurants we tried (including one of the top 3 recommended Paladars in Havana - San Cristóbal), the food was generally average. Don’t let the food put you off though; great country, great people and Paradisus is a nice resort for young and old alike. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2014 - T-Jay D - Mississauga ontario

We returned from our holidays with beautiful memories we will treasure for ever The beach,the food and especially the people/ manager Ruben,people around the pool in royal service like... Read more Lidiami,Darvin and Ivan/ made all the difference... We will definitely return Thank you for everything Read less

4 of 5 stars
Jul 16, 2014 - TravelerNinja - Toronto, Canada

Just got back last Sunday (July 13) for a week stay at Paradisus Varadero. The place is nice. I was surprisingly impress with their layout from the entrance to their lobby after seeing a lot of... Read more hotels on the way there. It felt like a 5 star from that perspective. We stayed at the regular hotel (not RS) and our room was pretty average. I expected a bit more from their rooms considering their hotel rating. Our first night was a struggle. We were given room #2227 with the view facing the back road totally caught me off my vacation mood so I went back to the front desk and ask if they can possibly find us a room better than what they gave us.Thankfully, Yolani helped us out and promised to move us to a different room the next day. The A/C didn't work as well so definitely moving was the only option. Our second room was #2025 with a view facing the pool and closer to the beach.. So much better than the first. Hotel service was not bad. Some of the people in the bar just needed to smile a bit more. Booking for dinner at their 5 restaurants was a bit frustrating. We were told to book a day before each dinner plan you want to go but some people have booked their dinner for the rest of the week. Frank (i think he works at the bar) you should stay away from. He doesn't know what he is doing. He said Wednesday night was fully booked but we tried again with Daclena the day after and she set us right up on that same night. I'm not sure what Frank was up to but definitely book only with Daclena. She is very accomodating. About the food. You will find it a bit different than usual but you will get use to it in a day or two. The pool was also nice. Our kids enjoyed it. Not as many pools as the other resorts we stayed in Mexico and Punta Cana but it was good enough. The beach was my most favorite part of this trip. We ended up spending more time in the beach than the pool. We took some siestas in the afternoon with the kids and enjoyed fresh coconut juice every day from the friendly gardeners around the area. Thanks to Michael and Andy. They were the best. My son and I also enjoyed playing table tennis. It was close to the lobby and we can hang out there during the day or at night. My daughter looks forward to see the shows at night which starts at 9:45PM. Some shows were mediocre and some were really good. All in all, we had a great time with the place. All I can say is that if you love going to the beach then Cuba is where you wanna be. Hoping to come back someday. Read less

5 of 5 stars
Jul 16, 2014 - 52daysnomonday - Brampton

I just returned from Cuba jul 09 to jul 14. What a trip! Room: First of all we stayed in the royal service section our room was the royal service master suite ocean view- an amazing room (1232... Read more ). I have to say the service is top notch at this resort. Every detail down to which pillow we slept on we had a choice. We were greeted with a letter from the general manager Dario and a note from Dariadne (coordinator) and a bottle of champaign on ice. The room was equipped with a mini stocked bar, toiletries, out door shower and a patio for eating out doors while the sun set. The bathroom had a bidet, but I will advise, bring your own toilette paper as theirs is definitely not Contonelle and super rough. Also bring a face cloth! Thank goodness I don't leave home without mine. The room does not have wifi, but the RS lobby does. I barely turned my phone on, but just an FYI. Staff: We had 3 butlers on various days who served us as their shifts change, but Suregey is the absolute best butler ever!!! That guy is top notch, super professional and would do absolutely anything to serve his guest and made sure we were happy and having a great time. As we were on our honeymoon he offered us a nice, romantic bath complete with rose pedals and candles. The only down side was that room service line (700) was ALWAYS BUSY???!!! After we voiced this to Seregey he gave us a special extension to call and request him- within 2 minutes he would call us back, so we no longer dialed room service we just made our request to our butler and he took care of everything in a speedy manner. The other butlers were pretty much absent, at one point I called and he took about 90 mins to return my call (and explained he was busy) so I waited for Suregey to return for any important request we had. Then there is Cheyna at the RS pool bar, wow does she earn her way! Always on the go serving guest and working with the brightest smile. I spent hours hanging out at the bar with her while she worked because she was so charismatic. Anyone she seen without a drink, she was sure to provide one and with a smile- I love the way we made us feel so warm and brought the guest at her bar together. In the morings she greeted me with a big hug as if we'd been friends for years. I will definitely need to come back just so she can serve me :) Then there is Hernan-the bell boy, but he is more than the bell boy, he's a great addition to the staff! He made his position very important the way he relates to guest. Always making us laugh, relatable yet professional. Awesome guy-Hernan. Also Idolfo in the main buffet-once again he made sure we were taken care of, shook my husbands hands like he knew him for years and ALWAYS made us feel special- actually remembered my name after the first day, and never forgot! He would make for a great butler in the RS, to replace one of our mediocre ones. Then of course the RS bar staff- Rey, Jose, Bernaldo pretty much all the bar staff polite, friendly and professional. When we first arrived the RS manager Ruben introduced himself to us and always had a smile. I introduced myself to the general manager, Dario Fernandaz, He has a big ship to run there, but he was very approachable and always around. He even joined us for dinner one night which we appreciated. After dinner we really know that great service starts from the top! These are the staff that stood out the most, but I cannot compliment enough the many great staff that always had a smile on their face and greeted us, always no matter where we were in the resort. ...How can I forget our wonderful maids- Cary and Audra! These ladies left us notes on our bed to say have a great day and when they turned our beds down it was have a good night. Our room was always impeccable! Food: Bellamar-open to RS guest only amazing! We had lobster on the two nights we ate there. The lunch and snack menu was limited, but dinner was superb. My only complaint was on one afternoon we were late for lunch, which ended at 3:30pm, we arrived at 3:35pm and they said we can get snack, but not lunch. We were not impressed by this.**** Beach restaurant- not great, not a variety in the buffet and meat seemed to be cooked rare, we didn't finish a meal here.* Main Buffet- my husband love to eat here for breakfast as the was a variety of food from breads, cheeses, yogurt, cereal, French toast, meat balls- everything. So breakfast was here. lunch and dinner we preferred a la carte. We did notice a gentleman walking around the buffet with a hawk which really kept the birds away! The resort is definitely putting their best forward in terms of food quality and guest experience which is great!*** Mexicano- blah!!!!! I did not enjoy this meal at all, I got the mixed meat with the smallest tortilla ever and some black beans for me- not good. But to eaches own as my husband ate his whole meal and a British couple we met said they enjoyed it. I would rather eat Taco bell! But this review is strictly based on my taste.** Romantico-the best restaurant on the resort. We were greeted with a sparkling glass of Champaign and I was given a rose. They had a quartet playing the most beautiful music and came to every table to serenade us- how nice! The food was delish, we had a 4 course meal which included lobster Bisk, prawns salad on bed of cabbage, beef. An amazing meal with a romantic feel.***** Entertainment: The royal service is definitely DEAD after the sun goes down, you can actually hear crickets!!! We hung out in the main section as there was more action, live music. We seen a stage, but always seem to miss the performances. There was beach volley ball and soccer which looked fun, but we just wanted to relax. This is definitely not the party resort by any means- more mature crowd. There is a kids club, although we never came with kids I did see the club marching with the kids throughout the resort/lobby. They looked like they were having fun! Beach: Absolutely stunning beach, just like a post card. This resort has the best beach with a long stretch. We walked over to Iberostar and it was quite crowded (not very big) I was very pleased to be at the Paradisus varadero! Pool: The RS was a dream, gorgeous, clean and delightful and a very good size with 2 Jacuzzis on the premises. The main pool I went to once, but was just too big for me- apparently the largest pool on the island! and the swim up bar, forget it-way too deep! Spa: We did the spa circuit which included the foot massage, steam room, sauna, pool and Jacuzzi- it was very lovely and a welcomed addition to our stay, highly recommended! Overall this is one of the nicest and finest! Our first trip and we will definitely be back! The royal service is truly royal. If you have any questions feel free to ask! Thank you to everyone who made us feel "at home". My rating was based on the service given and our overall experience at the resort. Read less

3 of 5 stars
Jul 11, 2014 - Rodney R - Havana

I spend 1 day in normal hotel and 6 days in royal service, I didnt hear about the butter since day 3, I stay in the lobby and nobody ask me about if I want a drink or something. Just when some... Read more important people of the country arrive you see the barman running and dying for attempt them. I suggest to stay in the normal hotel. Read less

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