Sol Palmeras

Varadero, Cuba

Virgin rating

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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May 18, 2022 shavonnejolene Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada

First thing, we had an amazing trip, mostly due to the amazing beach and the company we kept (and met). Room- had a standard room. I was surprised at how basic and old the room was but I am used to 5 star rooms that are beyond amazing and spacious. So just a heads up that the rooms are not that nice but it did grow on me lol. Also only 2 plug… Read more
First thing, we had an amazing trip, mostly due to the amazing beach and the company we kept (and met). Room- had a standard room. I was surprised at how basic and old the room was but I am used to 5 star rooms that are beyond amazing and spacious. So just a heads up that the rooms are not that nice but it did grow on me lol. Also only 2 plug ins, and the hair dryer was simply not doing the trick, better off bringing your own. Food- we had no issues filling up at mealtime, we mostly ate at the buffet. Food was good👍 beach also served fries (best fries) and some seafood paella which was inedible or tuna burgers...? I also brought my own snacks for nighttime. Staff- simply amazing, all of them, especially Ephraim at the beach bar who took it upon himself to bring mint for mojitos because there was no mint to be found anywhere on this resort. Beach- best beach ever. White sand, blue water, nice breeze, always somewhere to lay in the shade. Nightlife- this was probably the biggest disappointment. They would have a show of some sort from 10-11, but then just the lobby bar would be open, no DISCO. If i had known this one fact, i wouldn't have booked this resort for that reason alone. I spent much more than expected going to bars in town to dance 💃. Also the lobby ran out of red and white wine our last night there quite early on which was a huge bummer. Mosquitoes- just a mention to the little buggers that bit me 100 times on my legs while sitting one night out on the patio. Bring fly dope! Pesos- exchange your money for pesos with the staff! Ie, security, waitress, lifeguard. You can get 60 pesos for 1 cad at towel hut, or 80 with another staff member. Just ask anyone, they're all eager to get rid of their pesos for usd, cad, or euros. Plaza americana- bar at that plaza makes the best drinks. 200 pesos for whatever you want. Its a 5-10 minute walk down the beach, or take the blue train which leaves on the hour from the front entrance. Cabs- you can get a cab to town for 10cad. Don't be taken like me for 25 lol. Ecig- FYI ...apparently they are banned and lots of people lost theirs to customs on arrival. Somehow i squeeked in and out of the country with mine. Read less
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May 16, 2022 NSbeachglass Lunenburg, Canada

So glad to return Sol Palmaris after missing two years because of Covid-19. Had a wonderful time as always. Everything was great and the staff were amazing. Special thanks to Dania and Odaymis first floor housekeeping, Juanita and Alicia at the front desk. Maylin and Humberto at the buffet and also Debra who makes the BEST omelettes. The… Read more
So glad to return Sol Palmaris after missing two years because of Covid-19. Had a wonderful time as always. Everything was great and the staff were amazing. Special thanks to Dania and Odaymis first floor housekeeping, Juanita and Alicia at the front desk. Maylin and Humberto at the buffet and also Debra who makes the BEST omelettes. The entertainment was superb. Lastly I’d like to thank you all for making this trip fantastic and I hope to see you all in 2023, Best Regards from Marion, Nova Scotia, Canada Read less
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May 16, 2022 N4442FB Tavistock, Canada

Once again at Sol Palmeras, everything was fantastic. They had new matrasses which were very comfortable. Food was good. Service excellent and very friendly everywhere . Rooms very clean. It is a home away from home for me. And I will be back.
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May 14, 2022 U3308KZjessicam

I like the location of the hotel. The kids loves the pool and the night life was great. We really liked the water entertainment dancing which happened on one of the evenings. Special thanks to dailo -entertainment team
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May 12, 2022 haemanty

Loved the resort and the people are very nice and polite. Don’t forget to say hello to all the entertainers they make this place 100% more fun!we will be back here to this hotel thank you everyone’s special Danilo the entertainer