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Varadero El Patriarca

Autopista Sur km 18 Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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#12 of 90 hotels in Varadero
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Prime oceanfront property stretching more than 200 meters wide, Varadero El Patriarca is a five-star resort reflecting the 40’s and 50’s Varadero historic architecture. Complete with 420 deluxe rooms, Privilege Deluxe and Privilege Junior Suites; an array of thematic restaurants; a Despacio Spa Centre; Privilege Exclusive Rooms and Services, Privilege Lounge and upgraded amenities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Head massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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notafoodie2017 wrote a review Feb. 2021
Bedford, Canada4 contributions9 helpful votes
Recently stayed there for 9 nights prior to them shutting down due lack of tourism- direct result of the pandemic. We knew prior to leaving Canada that Cuba’s tourism was suffering with the fallout of the pandemic. It was worse than we thought. There were less 60 guests at the resort and less than 10 when we left 9 days later. The resort close indefinitely on Feb 1. Although the staff knew this was coming, they were great, never missing a beat in service. Here are some of the pluses-very good beds, spacious suites, great facilities (although some were close for lack of guests), excellent food (for Cuba standards), prompt service for our malfunctioning cable tv, well maintained grounds, beautiful beach, sparkling lobby area, medical facilities with on-site COVID-19 testing, very clean rooms. Special shoutouts to Hector, Maylene, Adonis and the chefs and other servers at the beachside, opened air restaurant that was used for breakfast and lunch. Also to Amalia and Amalie at the lobby bar- great coffees and Pina coladas from those ladies and their coworkers. The buffet was close for dinners but a la carte restaurant was very good with great service too. All round we had a great stay and would highly recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Manuela C wrote a review Jan. 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Do not come here!! Where should I start...is No food, for breakfast boil eggs cheese Jam and bread thats’it!! Lunch worst food ever And you have to rush to go eat because if you don't arrived on time is nothing left!! Dinner one restaurant open No buffet!! One restaurant whit limit food , food also really bad.Then in the room AC don’t work , no hot water, we ask for bottle of water they never came we call 3times they tell us they will send someone but nothing we have to go buy our own bottle outside the resort to make sure we had water in the room!! If you planning to visit Cuba around this time I suggest you to Not come everything is close in varadero !! And don’t come to this resort Run away!!!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iryna H wrote a review Jan. 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
I was traveling to Cuba during COVID pandemic and I was looking for a decent 5* hotel that had a large territory with low-raise buildings and all amenities widely spread tout o stay on a safer note. The hotel stuff had been taking all proper COVID-protection measures and was very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Nikki wrote a review Jan. 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We stayed at Valentin El Patriarca for one week. We had a very good experience. All the staff were friendly and helpful and always greeted us with a smile. The rooms were clean and comfortable, the pools were very nice. We will definitely return one day!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Traceycakes wrote a review Jan. 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Hello all, my husband and I travelled to this hotel for one week from Dec 19/20-Dec 26/20. We paid more to stay in the "privilege" section (approx $400 CAD each) we were advised by our Air Canada Rep that a few services may not be offered because of Covid but not to worry because most of them are. When we arrived the private reception lady checked us in she was excellent and very professional. The security guard tried sending us away until 4pm even when we told him we had early checkin, not being our first time to Cuba we went to the private office and she checked us in immediately. We received a beautfil suite that overlooked the privilege pool. We had a/c that worked awesome! The bed was comfortable. We quickly realized that a lot of the services we were to receive were not being offered. No drinks topped up in the fridge in our room we got 4 crystal beer the whole week, no turn down service, no luxury amenities in the room, the privelege restaurant was closed, no drink service at the private pool, did not have the privilege import drinks as promised (1 bottle of baileys the whole week. No shuttle service except for chevkin/out. All of us on the privelege side decided to get together and complain. They ended opening up the bar at the private pool 3-4 days into our stay. Which was great. I'm not trying to sound spoiled or entitled in anyway, we just want fellow travellers to ask questions and know exactly what you are paying the upgrade for. On the positive side, staff were awesome, they really want to make sure you have a great time. The following staff really stood out to us for their exceptional customer service: Yandy, Carlos, Jar, Enrique, Marlon, Liety. Rolando (Gardner), Yamica (not sure of spelling), and Ameila. These people really deserve to be recognized for going way above to make our stay so wonderful. Our maid was great too, building 42. Our room was always spotless so thank you! I celebrated a birthday while there and once again the staff especially Yandy and Carlos went over and above to make my birthday a memorable one!! This is our first time at this resort and we will definitely go back mostly because of the staff. When the resort is fully open I can just imagine that it would be even better. When you arrive in Cuba they perform a Covid 19 swab test on everyone. I felt safe the whole time in Cuba. Thanks for a fantastic, safe vacation!!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Varadero El Patriarca
Which popular attractions are close to Varadero El Patriarca?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (3.2 km), Cueva de Ambrosio (1.6 km), and Varahicacos Ecological Reserve (7.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Varadero El Patriarca?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Varadero El Patriarca?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Varadero El Patriarca?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Varadero El Patriarca?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Varadero El Patriarca?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant La Arcada, Xanadu Restaurant, and La Panchita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Varadero El Patriarca?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Varadero El Patriarca have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Varadero El Patriarca offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Varadero El Patriarca?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Varadero El Patriarca offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Varadero El Patriarca?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (1.6 km).