Iberostar Selection Varadero

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

If family holidays are about building memories together, Iberostar Selection Varadero has all the tools you need. Arguably the finest family escape in Varadero, it sprawls along the powdery sand, so you get ample space to build sandcastles and paddle together. Backing the beach, its gardens feature pools with opulent touches like a rotunda, and its guest rooms spread through 11 buildings. You’ll never be short of something to do, with tennis, kayaking, and archery among its sports. And, while little ones are having fun at their Star Camp, you can indulge in the spa, before reuniting for evenings of colourful Cuban shows and dancing.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Hot tub
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Boasting a prime location on beautiful Varadero Beach. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

386 guest rooms and junior suites on 3 floors in 11 buildings. All rooms are air-conditioned with balcony or terrace, satellite TV, mini-bar restocked daily with beer and soft drinks, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes and iron and board. WiFi access is available and the amount of complimentary allowance is based on each room type. After the allowance runs out you can purchase top ups at the main reception. WiFi accounts will only work in the hotel. Double rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include 5-hours of complimentary WiFi.

All Inclusive of: all meals (in the main buffet restaurant), snacks and local brand drinks. Guests are entitled to one visit to each of the à la carte restaurants per week. All entertainment and activities above unless otherwise stated.

Double Tropical rooms have views to the gardens or to the lake, with 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. These rooms include 5-hours of complimentary WiFi.

Junior Suites have garden views, 10-hours of complimentary WiFi, living area with sofa and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suite Superior, located near the spa, sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Junior Suites Superior include 15-hours of complimentary WiFi.

Family Rooms are located near the kid's club and water park, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 4 children (extra beds are available in the room). This room type is only available for families travelling with children younger than 11 years old.

  • Early booking bonus: book by 31 Mar '20 to receive 20% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 May–31 Oct '20.  

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

4 restaurants: Ambrosio Restaurant (open for buffet Breakfast, lunch and dinner), La Parrilla (International, open for à la carte dinner), Manzoku (Japanese, open for à la carte dinner), La Dorada (Mediterranean, open for à la carte dinner). 6 bars: El Bohio Beach Bar, La Perla Pool Bar, Los Arcos Lobby Bar, El Rancho Beach Bar, Cigar Bar La Vitola, La Rumba Theatre Bar. Room service* (11:00am-11:00pm).

Daily activity programme including shows for adults and children. Regular evening entertainment including live music, theme nights and folklore shows. Gaz 53 Nightclub (open until 2:00am)

3 swimming pools including large freeform pool with whirlpool, small relaxation pool and animation pool. Children's pool. Children's Aqua Park (4-12 years). Fitness centre, sauna* and Jacuzzi*. Spa and beauty salon*. Non-motorised water sports including kayaking, sailing, snorkelling and windsurfing. 2 tennis courts. Table tennis. Pool table. Archery. Volleyball, beach football and basketball. Giant chess. Golf course nearby*. Mini kids' club (4-12 years). Teen Room.

WiFi access is available and the amount of complimentary allowance is based on each room type, you will be given a login and password upon check-in. Standard rooms get 5 hours free WIFI, Junior suites get 10 hours free WIFI and Spa rooms get 15 hours free WIFI (initially and then the WIFI account can be topped up free of charge). If you are in a Standard or Junior Suite you must top up by paying 1.00 CUC per hour, you can go and top up the temporary account that was given to you when you checked in). All top ups (free or paying) should be done at the main reception. Gift shop. Laundry service*. Babysitting*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: child ages at this property is up to and including 11 years. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cuando los AMIGOS se convierten en FAMILIA

Dec 10, 2019 CoolCasper London, Canada

All 5 star resorts in Varadero offer many of the same amenities such as this one does from lobster, foam & beach parties, spectacular shows, champagne, water ballet etc, however what sets the Iberostar Varadero apart is the calibre of the staff. From the concierge staff to everyone in hospitality you will only receive stellar service but Kudos… Read more
All 5 star resorts in Varadero offer many of the same amenities such as this one does from lobster, foam & beach parties, spectacular shows, champagne, water ballet etc, however what sets the Iberostar Varadero apart is the calibre of the staff. From the concierge staff to everyone in hospitality you will only receive stellar service but Kudos goes to the Animación Team. Special mention to DENNIS for representing the Iberostar Brand with a SMILE at all times. He is next level genuine and friendly yet professional. His magnetic personality sets him apart. This is what keeps us returning (6th visit to this resort but been to over 10 other ones in Varadero). See you in February! Read less
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Dec 10, 2019 LindaTravele

The hotel service was excellent,the food was good, shows and our room was very nice but I would like Thank all Star friends team specially Nury the best Fitness instructor, she made our stay memorable.
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Dec 10, 2019 jasonr916 Norwich, United Kingdom

Wow. What an amazing holiday we had in late August. The place is amazing. So beautiful. Great food in all restaurants. The beach is like being in paradise golden sands and the sea was so calm and warm. Very clean and tidy. The entertainment was superb where the day staff go out of their way to ensure you have a great time and are really… Read more
Wow. What an amazing holiday we had in late August. The place is amazing. So beautiful. Great food in all restaurants. The beach is like being in paradise golden sands and the sea was so calm and warm. Very clean and tidy. The entertainment was superb where the day staff go out of their way to ensure you have a great time and are really interactive with guests. Especially Dennis who made helped make our holiday even better. He could was so funny and great with the adults and kids and made sure everyone had a great time. Would strongly recommend this hotel. Read less
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Dec 8, 2019 QCBrit Quebec City, Canada

Very rarely do we go back to the same resort, but as we had such a great time last year we decided to return this year...and it was great again. Staff are amazing, entertainment great and the food without doubt the best we have ever had in Cuba. The refurbished buffet restaurant is a delight, bright, spacious. It takes dining to a new level
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous resort

Dec 5, 2019 charleyd577

My wife and I have been to many all inclusive resorts, and by far Iberostar selection Varadero exceeded our expectations. The resort layout is very comfortable andeasy to get around. Very clean and updated, the rooms are spacious, bright and clean. All the amenities close and easy to find. Food was a wide variety of beef, chicken,pork, and… Read more
My wife and I have been to many all inclusive resorts, and by far Iberostar selection Varadero exceeded our expectations. The resort layout is very comfortable andeasy to get around. Very clean and updated, the rooms are spacious, bright and clean. All the amenities close and easy to find. Food was a wide variety of beef, chicken,pork, and seafood cooked fresh before your eyes. It was excellent drinks are very good not watered down. The services was absolutely amazing. The management (Arnold ) was very helpful down to earth and very friendly. Reception staff work tirelessly to ensure a pleasant stay. Our main highlight of the stay was Carlos guest services at the beach, an amazing intelegent young man that made sure we were comfortable and attended to all our needs from food and drinks at the VIP section at the beach. The professional bar tenders that made excellent drinks, and hats off to Adrian and Ela at the lobby bar for great service. Entertainment staff, Alfred, chocolate and all entertainment staff that worked day and night putting on shows that we never seen like them anywhere else. In my opinion Iberostar ratting is second to none. Read less