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.

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*. Hairdresser*. Souvenir shop on site. Complimentary WiFi.

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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Oct 26, 2021 mrericlau Mississauga, Canada

Great value for the money. I selected this vacation package (all inclusive) from the Sunwing Vacations. The hotel has a lot of history, first opened in 1990, the location is convenient, the beach is beautiful, all the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Julio from the bar who serves drinks, Olivia the medical doctor who does the Covid19 tests,… Read more
Great value for the money. I selected this vacation package (all inclusive) from the Sunwing Vacations. The hotel has a lot of history, first opened in 1990, the location is convenient, the beach is beautiful, all the hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Julio from the bar who serves drinks, Olivia the medical doctor who does the Covid19 tests, Alicia the Front Desk receptionist who greets hotel guests, just to name a few. Food at the buffets is adequate, most a-la-carte restaurants are nice, but remember to book them early everyday, otherwise they will be totally booked fast. The one single biggest issue I had was the internet was rather poor, the signal was weak and unstable, almost impossible to connect from inside the room. All in all, a nice hotel with friendly staff, great value for your money too. Read less
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Oct 18, 2021 1954moda Toronto, Canada

My room was extremely clean and cleaning lady was very kind, I strongly recommend to stay this hotel, next trip to Cuba I would stay in sol pameras again. Every thing was great except food But rooms and public area was very clean.
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Oct 17, 2021 losdesa London, Canada

Pros: - The setup of the hotel is perfect. Everything is close by so one does not have to walk long distances to restaurants, beach, sport activities, and facilities. Having bathrooms nearby on each floor and outside were very convenient. - Room was standard but everything works. - Beach was gorgeous as usual. - Internet was free and accessible… Read more
Pros: - The setup of the hotel is perfect. Everything is close by so one does not have to walk long distances to restaurants, beach, sport activities, and facilities. Having bathrooms nearby on each floor and outside were very convenient. - Room was standard but everything works. - Beach was gorgeous as usual. - Internet was free and accessible throughout the hotel. They provided me 70 hours for the week. - Food was very good. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner was solid. Orange juice was really good! Champagne was available to drink! - Staff and team were all very friendly and helpful Cons: - The sand fleas will bite you all week but only around the lower legs. I'm used the bites but for others it may not be good. So bring rubbing alcohol or anything to sooth down the bites. - There might be some money issues regarding prices and what they accept. So carry a combination of US, CAN, and CUBA pesos. - The lockdowns were still in effect. So many places were closed. - I don't have much to complain about as I am a frequent traveler to Varadero. Read less
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Oct 12, 2021 JEK844 Calgary

This is my second visit to the Sol Palmeras. Great time amazing resort hotel, the vacation value is outstanding. I would highly recommend this resort to family and friends. Marcelo entertainer and Alex and all the staff have all the energy and so many fun games and activities that include all. The bartender Manuel, Rene, Francisco always smiling… Read more
This is my second visit to the Sol Palmeras. Great time amazing resort hotel, the vacation value is outstanding. I would highly recommend this resort to family and friends. Marcelo entertainer and Alex and all the staff have all the energy and so many fun games and activities that include all. The bartender Manuel, Rene, Francisco always smiling and welcoming. The staff at reception do a great job and are very helpful. ENJOY CUBA!! Read less
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Oct 12, 2021 Shanachris

We have been to Sol Palmeras a few times, We have always been well entertained by Alberto, Guillermo, Carlos and the rest of the animation staff. Throughout this time of restrictions, we have to adapt until the situation returns to normal as Cuba reopens. We absolutely love the Staff here ❤️