Sol Palmeras

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

One of Varadero’s most family centric hangouts, Sol Palmeras keeps every member of your party happy. It’s got all the tropical scenery you’ve come to the Caribbean for – with a boast-worthy spot on one of Cuba’s most famous beaches. It’s got the lagoon pools, with their palm and palapas accessories, and a mini-pool in the family zone for young guests. It’s got poolside rooms near the action and bungalows near the beach for those after a more remote retreat. And its list of children’s attractions is as long as your sun-bronzed arm – from mini-discos to a bouncy castle, mini-golf, and computer games.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Wheelchair access
  • Games Room
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental

Where is it

On Varadero Beach. Downtown Varadero, with its shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife, is a 10-minute taxi ride away. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 2 hours 30 minutes.

Hotel information

408 rooms on 4 floors in the main building with 4 lifts and 200 additional Bungalows and Suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, mini-fridge, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms in the main building with pool or garden views, 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child in an extra bed.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks and drinks (except premium brands and some selected drinks*) and all activities unless otherwise stated.

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

Superior Rooms are located in the main building, with partial sea, pool or garden views, with 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Junior Suites are located on the 3rd and 4th floor, with pool or garden views, terrace, a separate living room with sofa bed, fridge, coffee maker and iron. They have either twin beds or 1 king-size bed with an extra double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Suites are larger, offer more privacy and are located on the corners of the building. They have a separate living room with a sofa bed and a terrace with panoramic views. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1-Bedroom Bungalows are located in separate units scattered around the tropical gardens. They have a terrace, living room with a sofa-bed and a separate bedroom with twin beds. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Bungalow Suites are designed for adults-only, and have views of the gardens. They have a terrace, living room, outside shower, separate bedroom with dressing room, and 1 king-size bed. Sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Please note: Bungalows are spread throughout the gardens and may be a short distance from the main hotel area and swimming pool.

  • Free Weddings: conditions apply. More information can be found here 

  • Honeymoon offer: book a minimum 6-night stay and receive private check-in with welcome cocktail (subject to arrival time), special room for honeymooners, floral gift in the room, bottle of sparkling wine 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, one romantic dinner during stay, priority reservations at specialist restaurants, late check-out guaranteed until 3:00pm, special honeymoon gift and weekly cocktail.

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

  • Early booking bonus: book by 30 Nov '19 to receive 15% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 May–31 Oct '20. Applicable to the Standard Room, Superior Room, Junior Suite and One Bedroom Bungalow only. 

    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 15% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Nov–21 Dec '20. Applicable to the Standard Room, Superior Room, Junior Suite and One Bedroom Bungalow only. 

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

6 main restaurants: O Sole Mio Italian (à la carte dinner), La Panchita (breakfast, lunch and dinner, buffet with show cooking), La Fajita (à la carte lunch and dinner, Mexican), Steak House (à la carte, lunch and dinner), Oshin (à la carte dinner, Asian), El Marino (à la carte grill and seafood, lunch and dinner), Snack Bar. 24-hour lobby/cafeteria. 5 bars including pool bar (open until 12:00pm) and fun pub (open until 2:00am). 3 snack bars (10:00am-5:00pm and 11:30pm-6:30am). Lobby bar serving pastries (10:00am-12:00pm). Reservations required at à la carte restaurants. Guests are entitled to two visits per week to à la carte restaurants, however if there is availability, further reservations are permitted.

Daytime activities and live shows in the evening. Dancing lessons.

3 outdoor swimming pools (including children's pool), kids' club (5-13 years, 10:30am-5:00pm, and mini-disco), supervised games room for children only (3:00pm-7:00pm and 8:00pm-11:00pm), gym with 2 saunas, mini-golf, 2 tennis courts, bicycle hire, archery and shooting. Massage*. Non-motorised water sports including catamarans (supervised), kayaks and windsurfing. Scuba intro in the pool Mon-Sat.

Babysitting service available on request*. WiFi available in lobby*. Hairdresser*. Souvenir shop on site.

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.

Dress code: applies for dinner.

Please note: child ages at this property are 2-11 years. 

Please note: lobby and lobby bars are non-smoking. Air-conditioned restaurants are non-smoking and smoking is not allowed inside the rooms and Bungalows.

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Aug 17, 2019 flairsy Toronto, Canada

This hotel was a total disappointment. The buffet / dining area has Roaches and flies everywhere and smelled terribly. Our Room had ants everywhere and toilets dont work well. A la cart restaurants are okay and beach is gorgeous. Entertainment was not very good compared to other resorts. We were all sick with stomach bugs. I do not… Read more
This hotel was a total disappointment. The buffet / dining area has Roaches and flies everywhere and smelled terribly. Our Room had ants everywhere and toilets dont work well. A la cart restaurants are okay and beach is gorgeous. Entertainment was not very good compared to other resorts. We were all sick with stomach bugs. I do not recommend this resort. Read less
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Aug 17, 2019 P2330FHjessicah Preston, United Kingdom

Just returned from 2 week stay at this resort. Our room in the hotel was newly decorated and cleaned to a high standard every day by the lovely Lidia. Food The food in the main Buffet was plentiful and by lots of chose, I don’t eat meat and my daughter is a picky eater but we always found something to eat. It got busy about 8 so we ate early, the… Read more
Just returned from 2 week stay at this resort. Our room in the hotel was newly decorated and cleaned to a high standard every day by the lovely Lidia. Food The food in the main Buffet was plentiful and by lots of chose, I don’t eat meat and my daughter is a picky eater but we always found something to eat. It got busy about 8 so we ate early, the staff in there work so hard to clear tables and serve drinks they do a fantastic job! The Chinese restaurant was very nice and the Italian made a lovely pasta and better pizzas can be found here! Pools The pools were lovely and warm and shallow all round so safe for my daughter, there is an issue with sun lounger reservations but this can be found at most hotels in peak season! We found ourselves joining in the rat race for a bed on the shade as my daughter is 6 we needed shade for her in the afternoon when it became very hot. Beach is stunning and we took out a peddle boat in several occasions, the beach snack bar does chips burgers and bbq fish. They were reclaiming the Beach during our stay, there was a big tanker parked just off shore and a large pipe leading to the beach this is no fault of the hotel but it did spoil the view and the clarity of the water, all the sand being churned up made the water murky and you could see the fish as well. All the staff at the hotel are really lovely and will do anything to assist, although we did find the staff on reception a little grumpy and would often just serve people who pushed in front rather than serving people waiting in a que!! We did a private day trip to Havana through cubatur and this was a fantastic day and well worth the money! The guys on the roof top bar were so efficient and were making our drinks before we had ordered them! They never left us waiting for drinks! On the whole this hotel is very enjoyable and perfect for families with young children we really enjoyed our stay and hope to return one day! Thank you for a wonderful holiday! Read less
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Aug 14, 2019 hakimsuleiman25

Best hotel in Cuba!!!!! The people are so nice and respectful. I live To come here also because the ocean la blue and there is animation around the pool and the beach. Very nice rooms too!!!!! Hi to Juan my friend the entertainer and all of the staff
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful location but food disappointing

Aug 13, 2019 Jackie H London, United Kingdom

After 10 days travelling we spent 5 nights in the Sol Palmeras. We loved the beach and the pool but as a 4 star hotel the quality of the food at the buffet and the restaurants was disappointing. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly. Our room had been done up as had much of the hotel which was attractive and modern and it was clean and… Read more
After 10 days travelling we spent 5 nights in the Sol Palmeras. We loved the beach and the pool but as a 4 star hotel the quality of the food at the buffet and the restaurants was disappointing. Most of the staff were helpful and friendly. Our room had been done up as had much of the hotel which was attractive and modern and it was clean and comfortable. a bit more attention to the details such as ensuring there are enough bar staff and ensuing food quality would help make this an excellent hotel. there was a energetic and good entertainment team; we went snorkeling which was great Read less
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Aug 12, 2019 Teodora S

Sol pameras is an amazing resort, amazing entertainment, great food, wonderful place to go on vacation! After coming 9 times to this hotel never had a single problem. Meet great people, experienced and had an amazing time.