Paradisus Varadero

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

Set on one of Cuba's beautiful beaches, the Paradisus Varadero is a great complex with a fantastic range of amenities. The main hotel has several restaurants to choose from, and the bars are open 24-hours a day, so there's no need to watch the clock for last orders! There are six scattered swimming pools to lounge by, and the young ones will 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 - try your hand at a variety of water sports including kayaking. For pure indulgence, the spa features two hydrothermal circuits and a superb relaxation terrace with janzu pool, swimming pool and two Jacuzzis. At night, enjoy a cocktail at one of the bars overlooking the ocean, before deciding whether to head for an Italian, an International gourmet restaurant, Mexican, Fusion or Japanese for your evening meal. Heading over to the Family Concierge area, you will find a further two more restaurants Bana and Fuego — you'll be spoilt for choice! Evening entertainment is available to suit all ages, so make sure you have yourself some night-time fun, whether you're 5 or 105!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Creche
  • Kids Club
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym

Where is it

On the white sands of Varadero, a 15-minute drive from Downtown Varadero. Located within the Varadero Ecological Reserve. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

794 rooms, all with air-conditioning, seating area, satellite TV, telephone, coffee maker, mini-bar (restocked daily), safe, iron and board, bathrobes and hairdryer. The Paradisus Varadero is split into three separate areas within the resort; the main Paradisus Varadero is located along the beach with swimming pool and restaurants; the Royal Service area is towards a man-made rocky beach with separate swimming pool and restaurant; the Family Concierge is a spacious wing with facilities aimed specifically for families with own swimming pool and 4 restaurants. Guests staying in the Paradisus Junior Suites and Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms cannot access restaurants, bars and facilities that are exclusive to Family Concierge or Royal Suite guests. Paradisus Junior Suites are on split levels on the ground floor overlooking the gardens, with separate seating area, a majority have a shower only. Junior Suites have 1 king-size bed or 2 twin beds and a rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks, all activities and entertainment above unless otherwise specified. Guests are entitled to visit the à la carte restaurants on two occasions per week.

Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View have sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Family Concierge Junior Suites, sleeping maximum 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Concierge Junior Suite Garden Swim-up Rooms are located on the ground floor and offer direct direct access to the pool, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Family Concierge benefits-

  • Lavish Family Suites
  • Private pools with valet service
  • Private beach areas with valet service
  • Life Enriching Activities arranged just for your family (like sushi making!)
  • Elegant VIP Lounge with private check in/out designed with children in mind
  • Daily continental breakfast and afternoon snacks
  • Special children’s in-suite amenities including robes and slippers
  • Luxury amenities for adults
  • ‘Bathtime Fun’ Jacuzzi® preparation
  • Cookies and milk turn-down service
  • Customised mini-bar with drinks and snacks just for kids
  • “Welcome” Paradisus Kids Beach Kit
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Supervised Kids' Camp
  • Luggage packing and unpacking
  • Pillow menu for adults and children

Please note the Family Concierge is being re-named to The Reserve in Nov '19.

Royal Service Suites (adult-only):

80 Junior Suites Royal Service located in 28 two-storey bungalows. All feature personalised mini-bar restocked daily with premium beverages, 24-hour room service, butler service and pillow menu.

Junior Suites Royal Service are stylish and spacious, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Junior Suite Ocean View Royal Service are located towards the front of the Royal Service area and face the ocean, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Royal Service room benefits-

  • Butler service (using the butler menu)
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Carrying bag for beach towels
  • Bath conditioning with incenses, salts and candles (once per stay)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Daily turn-down service
  • One YHI-SPA water journey included per guest per stay
  • Unlimited Green Fees at the Varadero Golf Course
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Custom premium bar, according to client preferences
  • Pillow menu
  • In-room spa service*
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner à la carte
  • Guaranteed reservations in à la carte restaurants
  • Tea time and snack
  • 20% discount for YHI-Spa massages
  • Exclusive swimming pool
  • Pool and beach concierge
  • Complimentary WiFi access in Royal Service lobby area
  • First pressing service free (two pieces of cloth per guest)
  • Exclusive Gourmet Restaurant
  • Late check-out until 2:00pm
  • Separate building or area/floor
  • Exclusive Lounge Reception
  • Complimentary in-room dining service (à la carte dinner service in-room)

Please note: children are not permitted to stay in the Royal Service Suites.

  • Early booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 to receive 10% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan–30 Apr '20. 

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

     

  • Early booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 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. 

  • 2020 honeymoon offer: book a minimum 6 night stay between 4 Jan '20–3 Jan '21 and receive private check-in with welcome cocktail (subject to arrival time), special room for honeymooners, floral gift in the room, bottle of cava and chocolates in the room, romantic turn-down on the first night, housekeeping service after 11:00am and before 3:00pm, honeymoon breakfast in room once during stay, late check-out guaranteed until 3:00pm, one romantic dinner during the stay, priority reservations at specialist restaurants and a special honeymoon gift. 

    Marriage certificate to be shown on arrival, date must be within 6 months of intended stay.

11 restaurants: Ara (Cuban and international cuisine, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Turey (International cuisine, open for dinner), Vento (Mediterranean cuisine, dinner), Los Agaves (Mexican, dinner), Sakura (Japanese-style Teppanyaki, dinner), Gourmet (International cuisine, dinner), Bana (Oriental and Cuban, dinner), Ranchón-Grill Bohío (ranch grill, lunch and dinner). Gaby (exclusively for Family Concierge and Royal Service guests; Cuban and International cuisine, buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Olio (exclusively for Family Concierge and Royal Service guests; trattoria-type Italian cuisine, à la carte dinner), Fuego (exclusively for Family Concierge and Royal Service guests; French cuisine, dinner). Exclusively for Royal Service guests; Bella Mar Restaurant (International cuisine, open for buffet and à la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner. Please note: reservations are required for any speciality or à la carte restaurant. 13 bars: Carabo beach bar, Hicacos and Hatuey beach bars, Kristal lobby bar (open 24-hours), Cairi (snack bar open 24-hours), Fun Pub Areito and Toa (pool bar). La Notte Royal Service lobby bar (open 24-hours) and Rincon Frances pool bar are exclusive to Royal Service guests. Lunas lobby bar (open 24-hours), Sky Bar, Avenue Bar, Sunrise Bar and Sunset Grill snack bar are exclusive to Family Concierge guests.

Fun pub open 7:00pm-1:00am. Nightly live entertainment and mini-show for children.

5 swimming pools; 2 in the main section (open to everyone), 2 in the Family Concierge (for Family Concierge and Royal Service guests) and 1 in the Royal Service (exclusive to Royal Service guests). Spa with massages*. Fitness centre. Jacuzzi. Tennis. 18-hole golf course nearby*. 3 floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, pool tables and volleyball. Water sports available including catamaran sailing (sailing instructor mandatory*), pedalo and kayaks. Free scuba-diving (reservations required) introductory lessons available in the pool. Electronic games room. Lounge with films and soft drinks. Baby club (1-4 years), kids' club (5-12 years) and mini-disco in the evenings (5-12 years). Teenage club.

24-hour room service including an upgraded menu for Royal Service guests. Hairdresser*.

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

3 nights.

* Denotes local charge.

Dress code: ineffect at night.

Please note: child ages at this property up to and including 12 years. Children are not be permitted to stay in the Royal Service Suites.

Please note: guests staying in the Paradisus Junior Suites and Paradisus Junior Suite Ocean View Rooms cannot access restaurants, bars and facilities that are exclusive to Family Concierge or Royal Suite guests.

Rating summary

  • Location Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Value Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (3426)
  • Very good (1606)
  • Average (899)
  • Poor (497)
  • Terrible (392)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect family holiday to Paradisus Varadero & with a stunning beach

Aug 13, 2019 Lorna K Ipswich, United Kingdom

We are I just back from this hotel (with our teens) and I thoroughly recommend it. Impressive hotel with good facilities and grounds, clean, spacious, friendly staff & above all a feeling of calm. The only downside is the food which we expected in Cuba, The main buffet needs to improve my teens had undercooked meat or it was overcooked and tough… Read more
We are I just back from this hotel (with our teens) and I thoroughly recommend it. Impressive hotel with good facilities and grounds, clean, spacious, friendly staff & above all a feeling of calm. The only downside is the food which we expected in Cuba, The main buffet needs to improve my teens had undercooked meat or it was overcooked and tough selection is not great however you can use the two à la cart if you book ahead. We were originally in the standard accommodation that is shut and so upgraded to family concierge, lovely apartment With pool right in front of it. Cabanas by the main pool were a treat , lovely drinks recommend the Pina coladas! The beach is the most beautiful I’ve seen hot water crystal clear, more cabanas, good bbq by the beach and salad selection. Yes I would go again our teens were more than happy. Tip try the catamaran and kayaking which is included in the all in. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place in varadero

Aug 12, 2019 EllieVanHalen Newcastle, United Kingdom

I'll try to write useful things for you to know in advance of your trip! Positive Lovely presented resort to walk around.Gardeners doing great job. Royal Service pool scene is very pleasant to relax around and you can always get a bed. Drinks are mainly good, and the selection of rum is great to try. The red wine is good. Fantastic large rooms… Read more
I'll try to write useful things for you to know in advance of your trip! Positive Lovely presented resort to walk around.Gardeners doing great job. Royal Service pool scene is very pleasant to relax around and you can always get a bed. Drinks are mainly good, and the selection of rum is great to try. The red wine is good. Fantastic large rooms and adored the bali shower. The staff were all friendly and helpful, particularly the butlers, bartenders, receptionists and gardeners. Cuban people seem lovely. If you like to snorkel there's plenty of fish - head to the rocky sections of the sea. Negative As renovation is in progress, a big chunk of the resort is actually closed. Obviously I understand this needs to happen, but it was not made clear that a lot of the restaurants in the standard section will be shut. We were in the royal service section so were able to eat there, and also at the family restaurants. It's just a shame because I like to have plenty of choices where to go. The food can be a bit hit and miss if I'm entirely honest. Some of it was enjoyable, but some of it wasn't. More specifically it was some of the meat wasn't as good a quality as what we'd get back home. Also some deserts were odd! Haha. I'm putting this down to differences in cultures and resources. A few bits of wildlife in the room throughout the week, not the hotel's fault to be fair. Don't mind the geckos. Cockroach made me scream haha. Overall - we had a lovely time and I would recommend going. It looked by far the nicest place to stay in the area in my opinion. We did a trip to Havana which the hotel organised for us, in a classic car. It was a real highlight. Be warned that internet in Cuba is somewhat of a luxury and you'll only get limited use - via scratchcards for an hour at a time. If this will do your head in, I'd recommend a different Caribbean island! If not, then come here, relax, see Havana, and drink rum <3 Ps. weather was great!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always have great time in Paradisus Varadero

Aug 9, 2019 Akarem Toronto, Canada

We went to Paradisus Varadero Royal Service 5 times since 2013, very friendly staff and beautiful resort, the pool is very relaxing and the service is excellent. Staff always make you feel special, specially Jorge and Alex. And many others Hopefully we will keep going there for many years to come.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Vacation

Aug 5, 2019 Brendaalas02

Meyling thank you for your excellent customer service. You made my back to back visit so worth it. Your attention to my little one and other children1 was nurturing helping ease my anxiety so I can enjoy self-care time while my little had fun at the Kids zone mimi club. I have so many beautiful memories that I will cherish for time to come. Keep… Read more
Meyling thank you for your excellent customer service. You made my back to back visit so worth it. Your attention to my little one and other children1 was nurturing helping ease my anxiety so I can enjoy self-care time while my little had fun at the Kids zone mimi club. I have so many beautiful memories that I will cherish for time to come. Keep you the great work we miss you. Regards Brenda Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful relaxing family holiday in at the hotel in hot sunny Cuba!

Aug 5, 2019 dawnbonhols London, United Kingdom

I have just returned from staying at this hotel (July/August), with my husband and two kids (aged 6 & 8). We were automatically upgraded (due to the renovations) to the family concierge junior suite, which were very pleased about. As a result the we have a pool directly in right of our block. The kids swam in this pool daily and we could easily… Read more
I have just returned from staying at this hotel (July/August), with my husband and two kids (aged 6 & 8). We were automatically upgraded (due to the renovations) to the family concierge junior suite, which were very pleased about. As a result the we have a pool directly in right of our block. The kids swam in this pool daily and we could easily watch them. In addition they could also enjoy the other kids pool and main book near the bar which had good music. The hotel have a kids zones with daily activities which my kids enjoyed the two sessions they attended. During our stay the family concierge was able to respond to all our queries & requests very quickly. On arrival in our room we noticed a musty/sweaty smell from the bed. I stripped the bed and spoke to the cleaner, who of course changed all the sheets. The spa area is totally relaxing and beautiful, and the spa room where I had my treatment was spacious and light. The masseur was very good! I enjoyed a special discount offer of 50% discount, which was provided on arrival by the hotel. The beach area was spacious with ample sun loungers, initially entering the water it is quite rocky but the good thing is one you go past the rocks, the water is still shallow for the kids to play and swim in. We mainly ate at the main restaurant, and the lovely beach bar. Overall a fantastic family holiday! Read less