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
  • Hot tub
  • Room Service
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Beachfront location
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

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-fridge, 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.

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 Amazing Cuba, Amazing People

Jul 23, 2021 peteryH5927BZ

I took my teenage kids to Iberostar Varadero for a week in July, our very first trip to Cuba. Despite all the challenges the Cuban people were experiencing, everything at the resort exceeded our expectations. Our room were spacious, the meals were delicious, (best mangos I have ever had, and the green pickled hot peppers, my son’s favourite is… Read more
I took my teenage kids to Iberostar Varadero for a week in July, our very first trip to Cuba. Despite all the challenges the Cuban people were experiencing, everything at the resort exceeded our expectations. Our room were spacious, the meals were delicious, (best mangos I have ever had, and the green pickled hot peppers, my son’s favourite is the breakfast omelette), the pools were beautiful, never crowded, the beach was pristine. My kids enjoyed both the free paddle boat and snorkling excursion on the little catamaran. Most of all were the great Cuban people at the resort, their hospitality and poise and dignity during this challenging time. A special thank you to our lovely concierge Dana, our restaurant server (forgot her name) Read less
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Jul 11, 2021 Sparklywatcher77

Spent two weeks here in June / July 2021. Amazing amazing amazing. Okay the suites are nothing special and as i am not a huge fan of sea food the a la cartes did not really add anything to my holiday but honestly the beach is pure perfection. The staff cant do enough to make you feel welcome and the pool bar is an endless source of inspiration for… Read more
Spent two weeks here in June / July 2021. Amazing amazing amazing. Okay the suites are nothing special and as i am not a huge fan of sea food the a la cartes did not really add anything to my holiday but honestly the beach is pure perfection. The staff cant do enough to make you feel welcome and the pool bar is an endless source of inspiration for cocktails. I never went hungry there was a wide array of delicious choices.in the buffet restaurant and the electric violinst took my breath away! Alex, Victor and Albert in animation are friendly and helpful. Mabel is the best hostess ever and Yohan is the fastest friendliest waiter in the universe!! So many amazing staff really !!! And the coffee shop ... wow !!! I really cannot rate it highly enough! Shame there is jot an ATM on site and shame the shows start at 21.30 as my son was too tired to stay awake to watch any and the mosquitoes are immune to deet ! But honestly go there.. go to the Japanese a la carte the chefs are all ninjas! And take medicine/hygiene products and give give give ! Read less
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Jul 10, 2021 Traveller-Elviira

I just fell in love with this hotel and Cuba <3 Everything was so nice and clean. We didn´t have any worries, even though we travelled during the pandemic. We stayed in Junior suite, in house 20. Very nice, clean and spacey room! We had access to a nice, private pool area (spa pool), which was only for adults (still there often were families with… Read more
I just fell in love with this hotel and Cuba <3 Everything was so nice and clean. We didn´t have any worries, even though we travelled during the pandemic. We stayed in Junior suite, in house 20. Very nice, clean and spacey room! We had access to a nice, private pool area (spa pool), which was only for adults (still there often were families with children, that was the only bad thing...). Nice calming music, jacuzzi etc. Because there were only 20-50 other guests at the time, they served dinner mostly in a´la carte restaurants, but every night there were several options; something for everybody. Beach was one of the most beautiful beaches I´ve ever been. Very friendly staff, I want to thank especially Idelsis Acosta, who made our vacations little better <3 We would highly recommended this hotel to everybody who wants to have a little luxury for their vacation! We are definately go back there as soon as possible. Read less
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Jun 25, 2021 ronniebaker27 Hastings, United Kingdom

We have just returned from 2 weeks in paradise. All I can say is the staff are a credit to Cuba. I would specially like to mention Alex and victor from the entertainment team and Mabel and Elena the hostess in the main restaurant. Also all staff at pool bar are amazing and very attentive couldn’t do more for you. Also massive mention about Ellie… Read more
We have just returned from 2 weeks in paradise. All I can say is the staff are a credit to Cuba. I would specially like to mention Alex and victor from the entertainment team and Mabel and Elena the hostess in the main restaurant. Also all staff at pool bar are amazing and very attentive couldn’t do more for you. Also massive mention about Ellie in the main bar at night she is just amazing and special and always has a smile on her face like all Cubans do and there all amazing. The food was great always plenty of choices and the speciality restaurants were amazing. Accommodation spotless clean and extremely COVID safe we will be returning in 2023 and can’t wait. Finally the whole staff go above a beyond for what they can do for you and are always smiling and happy. Thank you from Tom&Teresa Baker Read less
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Jun 17, 2021 lizaniash

Beatifull resort , best experience to forget covid 19 ... enjoy the place again is my second time and even with the covid restriction still the best ,nice food , good drinks and very happy energy from the staff. They made my hollidays specially victor from entertaiment and fidel from the front desk very professional. Hope to see u soon XOXO