Blau Varadero Hotel

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

As if taking inspiration from the great pyramids, the designers of Blau Varadero cannily created a reclining hotel that captures as many ocean views as possible, and ensures everyone has a spacious balcony looking out over the water or gardens. By Varadero Beach, the atmosphere’s as laid back as the building, with oodles of space dedicated to relaxation and a huge lagoon pool centrepiece, with Jacuzzis, a pool bar, and a lounger and hammock-strung deck and garden. Only open to adults, all inclusive indulgence is the order of the day.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking

Where is it

The Blau Varadero overlooks the turquoise waters and fine white sands of Varadero Beach. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

395 rooms and suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, mini-bar (replenished daily), safe and hairdryer. All rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults. Superior Garden View Rooms face towards the bay at the back of the resort. 

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast and dinner at Flamboyán, buffet lunch at Las Adelfas, and one dinner per person per week at both Palma Real and the Italian-Cuban Fusion Restaurant. 24-hour snacks and drinks (local brands and selected premium drinks), non-motorised water sports, activities and entertainment unless stated otherwise. Guests are entitled to one visit per week to each of the two à la carte restaurants.

Please note: in Cuban all inclusive hotels, 'premium drinks/brands' can mean local premium brands rather than international ones, as Cuba has an embargo on US goods.

Superior Bay View Rooms are located on the eighth to thirteenth floors and face the Cárdenas Bay.

Superior Sea View Rooms are located on the fifth and sixth floors, and face towards the ocean.

Double Select Rooms and Suite Select are located on the seventh through thirteenth floors and face the ocean, and offer the following benefits:

  • Private check-in with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Bottle of sparkling wine and fruit basket on arrival
  • Audio-base for iPod, iPhone, iPad and other smartphones
  • Iron and board
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Turndown service
  • One massage of 20-minutes per room, per week
  • 'Select' options in the mini-bar
  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here

  • Booking Bonus: Book by 31 Mar '20 and adults receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–31 Oct '20.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

4 restaurants: Flamboyán Buffet Restaurant (International buffet, open for breakfast and dinner), Palma Real (International, open for à la carte dinner), Italian-Cuban Fusion Restaurant (open for à la carte dinner), Las Adelfas (buffet lunch and gril, weekly theme night). 5 bars: Orquidea lobby bar, 24-hour beach bar (snacks and drinks), pool bar, piano bar and Chill Out bar. Guests are entitled to one visit per week to each of the two à la carte restaurants.

Complete daily and evening entertainment programme.

Swimming pool, spa*, fitness centre with massage* sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gym, 2 tennis courts and 1 multiple sports court. Volleyball, basketball, aerobics, table tennis and water gymnastics. Canoeing, snorkelling and catamarans.

Internet access*. Laundry service*. Gift/souvenir shop. Hairdresser*. Doctor*. Pharmacy*. Money exchange.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Dress code: for gentlemen, long trousers are requested when dining at night.

Please note: this is an adults-only hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We have spent 22 weeks at this hotel since it opened and we will always return there.

Nov 18, 2019 Jimbles51 St.John's, Newfoundland

Blau Varadero is a wonderful hotel with a staff that has become more like family than employees. The administration is professional and our every wish is handled swiftly. The food is good, the exercise room is solid, and the pool is second to none. On top of all this, it is a short boardwalk trip to what may well be the best beach in the world.… Read more
Blau Varadero is a wonderful hotel with a staff that has become more like family than employees. The administration is professional and our every wish is handled swiftly. The food is good, the exercise room is solid, and the pool is second to none. On top of all this, it is a short boardwalk trip to what may well be the best beach in the world. What are you waiting for? You will write a review thanking me! Haha. Cheers. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not expect more than 3 stars

Nov 16, 2019 Blok45Serbia Belgrade, Serbia

We stayed in this hotel on a wedding anniversary. After 18 hours travel check in was very slow and there was a long line(only two women working). It seemed that they were incompetent for their positions. NOTE: Better pay with a credit card as they have additional fee for cash. Bring Canadian dollars or euros, not American dollars. Our stay… Read more
We stayed in this hotel on a wedding anniversary. After 18 hours travel check in was very slow and there was a long line(only two women working). It seemed that they were incompetent for their positions. NOTE: Better pay with a credit card as they have additional fee for cash. Bring Canadian dollars or euros, not American dollars. Our stay started the first night in a wrong room (ground floor-garden view), probably only one available.This meant that we were unpacked for two days, because second day in the late afternoon we moved to our room. We did not get a simple apology for this inconvenience. NOTE: At our eighth day of stay, we received a message (paper under the room door?!) that there was a mistake with our bill and we should immediately show at the reception desk. They thought that we were only charged 10 instead of 11 days stay. They were mistaken because they count manually. We paid 10 days and staying 10 days. What happened instead is that they charged us $50 more because of the wrong calculation. Without any apology receptionist said that this is going to be payed back at the end of our stay?! As we had our anneversary on 28th October, we did not get nothing, not even a note... We are very disapointed in customer service, very slow chech in and rude check out. Everybody expects tips from receptionist to beach boy, it all looks like a snatch of tourists. Consider another hotel, there are several smaller and better in the same price range as Blau Varadero. Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 Tammy D

What an amazing resort had the chamce to talk with elvis hes so friendly an amazing DJ and his English was great see you soon blau on my next trip In February I was so impressed with this resort and the entire country the people the good food
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Nov 10, 2019 Vacation22751394582 Panama City, Panama

I should have realized by the name, Blau, that this was a resort with a lot of Germans. Not that that's a bad thing, just don't expect to get a front row lounge on the beach as their will be towels reserving those by early morning. Overall the staff was amazing. The servers, cleaning crew, and maintenance were all wonderful. The resort was… Read more
I should have realized by the name, Blau, that this was a resort with a lot of Germans. Not that that's a bad thing, just don't expect to get a front row lounge on the beach as their will be towels reserving those by early morning. Overall the staff was amazing. The servers, cleaning crew, and maintenance were all wonderful. The resort was well maintained and it seemed as if it was constantly under improvements. The room service noticed that I was with my girlfriend and when we returned after our day out the towels, blinds and sheets were all done up with hearts and beautiful arrangements. It was a nice touch. We got to know certain waiters like Orlando who were warm throughout the trip. The food isn't that great, but it's buffet and you are in Cuba so it's understandable that it's not going to be great. They could improve with explaining their services better. For example we didn't know until the 3rd day there that we could make free reservations to the two restaurants instead of the buffet for dinner. There's also a great bar to the west of the pool but it's not on the map. I don't know his name but the man who organized hotel activities was lively and was good at his job. Definitely recommend. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vacation and wonderful hotel

Nov 10, 2019 behrouzh2018 Nova Levante, Italy

My wife and I were in this Hotel for 2 nights, it was a great place to stay. We had nice, super clean and spacious room. The food was great and divers. Staff were super friendly and cheerful. The bars and cocktail were great. The hotel has an amazing atmosphere. The private beach is super clean and nice and just 2 min walking distance from the… Read more
My wife and I were in this Hotel for 2 nights, it was a great place to stay. We had nice, super clean and spacious room. The food was great and divers. Staff were super friendly and cheerful. The bars and cocktail were great. The hotel has an amazing atmosphere. The private beach is super clean and nice and just 2 min walking distance from the hotel. The pool and entertainments were also great. I would like to come back again. Read less