Blau Varadero Hotel

Varadero, Cuba

Virgin rating

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

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

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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May 18, 2022 andypeet2019 Ormskirk, United Kingdom

this hotel is perfect ,staff perfect.Service is brilliant.I came 13 times and I feel at home . I'll be back again next year for sure , this is my second home, the staff are like my family,I love it here ❤️❤️❤️
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May 17, 2022 yanislynh2020

Blau Varadero is the best hotel ever!! . The service was great!! The staff really met my expectations. The ambiance invites you to stay there forever. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. When it comes to food and drinks, there is choice for everyone. Undoubtedly, it is the ideal place to relax and create beautiful memories. The receptionist… Read more
Blau Varadero is the best hotel ever!! . The service was great!! The staff really met my expectations. The ambiance invites you to stay there forever. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. When it comes to food and drinks, there is choice for everyone. Undoubtedly, it is the ideal place to relax and create beautiful memories. The receptionist Susset is very friendly and professional. She was always ready to help us out with a smile on her face. I highly recommend this hotel. I would definitely love to stay here forever!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our stay at Blau Varadero Hotel was amazing!!!

May 17, 2022 manuelosvaldo86

After two years without visiting any hotels we decided to spend some days at Blau Varadero. Wow!!! It was amazing, the services, the staff, the different options we had. We can't thank them enough for helping us make such wonderful experiences. We had the time of our lives. Gracias to Dianelys, Miremi (Public Relations) and Suset… Read more
After two years without visiting any hotels we decided to spend some days at Blau Varadero. Wow!!! It was amazing, the services, the staff, the different options we had. We can't thank them enough for helping us make such wonderful experiences. We had the time of our lives. Gracias to Dianelys, Miremi (Public Relations) and Suset (Reception)🙏❤️🇨🇺 Read less
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May 17, 2022 Laz120 Miami, Florida

To begin with, we had a fantastic experience, from the very entrance of the hotel, to the services they provide, at the door the very professional security guards, the head of the folder, the other folder that assisted her, everyone in the buffet restaurant, in the pool bar and lobby bar, in the pool restaurant, the bar manager Yosnely and her… Read more
To begin with, we had a fantastic experience, from the very entrance of the hotel, to the services they provide, at the door the very professional security guards, the head of the folder, the other folder that assisted her, everyone in the buffet restaurant, in the pool bar and lobby bar, in the pool restaurant, the bar manager Yosnely and her supervisor, finally, on Mother's Day they gave my mother a service like the one she deserved and possibly it will be repeated. Thank you very much for your excellence, already They are being recommended from here in Miami. Read less
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May 16, 2022 Farr-Duvall Thornton, United Kingdom

The Stay was excellent from arrival to departure, we were on the 14th floor in a “select sea view room’ the room was well appointed with 2 double beds, air conditioning, flat screen TV, and a mini fridge. Bathroom had bath with over bath shower rain fall head and multi-jet shower head. WC, bidet and well lit vanity sink with hair dryer & shaving… Read more
The Stay was excellent from arrival to departure, we were on the 14th floor in a “select sea view room’ the room was well appointed with 2 double beds, air conditioning, flat screen TV, and a mini fridge. Bathroom had bath with over bath shower rain fall head and multi-jet shower head. WC, bidet and well lit vanity sink with hair dryer & shaving mirror along with a full length mirror in the main room. In the mini fridge you get 2 cans of beer, 2 500ml bottle of cola, and 1 litre of water which were replenished every time we used something, the room had a coffee maker which we did not use. Small down point we’re the amount of 240v sockets they were 3 to use in total but lamps had to be unplugged. This was no issue as we still had main light and 2 reading lights. But more sockets with easy access for phone chargers would have been nice. The room was cleaned and serviced daily to a high standard, the entire hotel was spotless every member of staff seems to take pride in their work and the hotel in general. The staff were all accommodating with any request, and were always friendly. Food was plentiful and you we had no issues with any of the food served, we used pool side restaurant, main buffet, pool burger bar and beach burger bar and the food was of a consistent quality. On a whole it was a relaxing 2 weeks stay. Please note this is Cuba and we have heard of shortages of beer, wines, sprits and some food stuffs at other hotels during the weeks we were there. But saw no sign of this at the Blau. Read less