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

  • Children's Pool
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair access
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Kayaking
  • Families
  • Games Room

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.

  • Added value: receive two guaranteed reservations at the à la carte restaurants during your stay, late check out until 2:00pm (subject to availability) and mini-bar stocked daily, for travel between 4 Jan '19-3 Jan '20.

  • 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. 

  • Early booking bonus: book by 31 Jul '19 to receive 10% off the accommodation cost for travel between 4 Jan–30 Apr '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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Jun 13, 2019 sebastian m

Amazing hotel and wonderful trip! La animasion es fantastica! Muy buena gente y super ambiente. The food is amazing the rooms are really clean and nice. Special greetings to my friends the entertainment staff Juan and yohanky!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing and relaxing vacation! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great time

Jun 12, 2019 999kmq

I visited Sol Palmeras for 1 week from May 29 - June 5th 2019 along with a group of 7 people. The resort and beach were beautiful and clean. The staff were very friendly and always gave service with a smile. I loved being able to have an ice cream bar on the resort. The buffet was great and had a lot of variety of food (I was always kept full!).… Read more
I visited Sol Palmeras for 1 week from May 29 - June 5th 2019 along with a group of 7 people. The resort and beach were beautiful and clean. The staff were very friendly and always gave service with a smile. I loved being able to have an ice cream bar on the resort. The buffet was great and had a lot of variety of food (I was always kept full!). If I were to give an improvement, sometimes the pool could have been cleaner I want to send a special thanks to those who provided excellent service. These individuals always went above and beyond and deserve a raise. At the buffet: Jorge, Lasiel, Humberto, Olga, Barbarito, Maria Teresa, Cocina and Abel (thanks for always making great spaghetti). At the lobby bar: Lasiel Yamilet Reyes Thanks Sol Palmeras for a wonderful time! Read less
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Jun 11, 2019 birry n Warrington, United Kingdom

spent 2 weeks on this beautiful island a was treated to rich culture of happy very lite crime rate country with the cleanest beaches you will ever see . the food is nice considering the lack of spices due too the embargo. the locals are very friendly the list goes on . the holiday of a lifetime.
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Jun 8, 2019 Climber08965741610

Sol Palmeras is a really nice hotel, we really enjoyed our stay. Outdoors area are amazing, however animation are quite rare, it will be better if the hotel was proposing more or those. We got a really nice bungalow which was really comfortable and tidy. Regarding the food facilities, the hotel has severals restaurants with great choices. I… Read more
Sol Palmeras is a really nice hotel, we really enjoyed our stay. Outdoors area are amazing, however animation are quite rare, it will be better if the hotel was proposing more or those. We got a really nice bungalow which was really comfortable and tidy. Regarding the food facilities, the hotel has severals restaurants with great choices. I definitely recommend this place for your future vacation. Read less
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Jun 7, 2019 Flyer627245

Good food with lots of options. Beautiful beach and pools. Friendly staff and great entertainment staff! They make every second here fun! Hi to Juan and Yohanky, thanks for the basketball game! Clean room and lobby, everyone here is so friendly. And they work hard to put on really fun shows every night