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Blau Varadero

Crta. De Las Morlas, Km 15, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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#9 of 95 hotels in Varadero
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Just on the shore of the magnificent and famous Varadero Beach, the hotel consists of a 13 floor modern building, completely new. Ideal for those who want to enjoy the beauty and the atmosphere of the most well known beach of Cuba, with the best facilities and a wide list of activities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Paid internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
Adults only
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Cable / satellite TV
Complimentary toiletries
Private balcony
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Bay View
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
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C Jay H wrote a review Yesterday
Yarmouth, Canada7 contributions23 helpful votes
Multiple screenings at airport security, presumably looking for drugs. Otherwise quite efficient with current small travel numbers. Approx 40 min from airport with a private transit. Hotel checkin was easy, but very few people here due to covid. Upgraded to Selection for better wifi and beach waiter. Only 2 restaurants with very limited hours (average food). Cocktails & coffee/cappuccino are great. Buffet above average. Rm minifridge only has water, cola & 1 beer per service. Bed is hard but good sheets & pillows. Elevator is VERY slow, so if busy I would not have wanted 9th floor. Sunwing rep only here 1 hr per day and not very useful. Satellite tv is low def, channels: 3 US, CTV national, 1 Asian, 2 Russian, many Spanish including ESPN for NA sports. Lots of cover at the beach but very little by the nice pool. Upgrade gave me more wifi but its format is terrible. Constantly cutting out and requiring repeated cumbersome logins with frequent calls to front desk for resets. Liked how it was easy to avoid cigarette smoke, but again it wasn’t busy. Covid PCR test is $40 Cdn, and told to just show up, not book ahead as not busy. Spa Massage is very reasonably priced, with a Selection discount of 20% it’s about $60 for 50min. When you do exchange currency use the beach staff, as they give up to 40 CUC for $1 Cdn (in town only for 17, at spa only 24). Also cheaper cigars there, though I can’t speak to the quality. Weather has been good though cool and windy today. Price for the week on a Sunwing sale with the upgrade & insurance was $1200. Flight times were very good at 9am departure (5+hrs due to a stop in Cuba), and a 3:30pm direct return flight. Staff friendly and helpful. For the price I’d definitely return!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Sergy wrote a review Jan. 12
Montreal, Canada3 contributions5 helpful votes
The vacation was enjoyable, the room was clean and elegant, and the main buffet food was amazing even though repetitive. It took some time to figure out the open hours for each restaurant, luckily, there are QR codes everywhere. The New Year’s Eve dinner featured a lobster, otherwise it was marginally different from the everyday menu. On January 1 I took a catamaran tour. The passengers included a few married couples of the different ages and several young charming girls who sunbathed on the catamaran net. Mind there were no snacks on the board, but the lobster dinner was good. A huge rat finished my 5$ pina-colada while I looked the other way and made a lady climb the table. When a lady complained to the waiter about the rat, they say that they know but they are so tasty. Some say it was a possum. There is daily entertainment and sports near the hotel pool, yoga, tai-chi, water polo, salsa etc. I even got one nightly ‘professional’ Cuban salsa lesson with a dancer (no lessons on Tuesdays, New Year Eve and days around). Wednesday is a dance with dancers event. Occasional live music was fine. `Disco Retro night` started with one salsa song, one merengue, one bachata, followed by reggaeton and timba, but it was fun. The one dollar US banknotes tips are gladly accepted , but not Canadian loonies or toonies. Chocolate worked fine as a gift too. There was no coffee in the room, only tea bags, do not forget mosquito repellent and sunscreen - those available at the hotel or town shops although very expensive. The clientele is mostly Russian, German, Canadian and Cuban. The free WiFi was limited to 5 hours per day, which was ok with me, though I did not immediately understood that I should call reception next day to get next 5h. Serge
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Date of stay: December 2021
2 Helpful votes
Response from Glenda Quintana Wong, Sales at Blau Varadero
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Serge: We are very proud that you have selected us to spend your holidays with us at Blau Varadero. Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased to know that the room was clean and elegant, and the food in the main buffet was amazing, as well as that you found our entertainment program amusing. The WiFi is free and when you run out of hours you can request the next ones at Reception. Thank you very much again for your comments. We hope to see you soon!
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William_Cambridge wrote a review Jan. 9
Cambridge, United Kingdom19 contributions23 helpful votes
Eleven nights at the Blau Varadero as a solo traveller. An all-inclusive resort isn't usually my kind of place but with Covid I thought that I'd be safe and I discovered a great hotel/resort. With numerous restaurants, activities and entertainment available you could easily spend your whole time in this resort. The location is perfect with access to the beach via a wooden bridge through the 'jungle'. The beach was very safe without any hustlers, so I was happy to leave my possessions on the sun bed whilst in the sea. The food was good and staff friendly, with a special mention to the waiter Ernisto who is a credit to the hotel. Lots of other solo travellers so it's easy to make friends here. Wi-Fi isn't great but is free and available throughout the hotel, including the beach bar. If you play tennis they have two excellent courts with floodlights. My only criticism would be the lifts. You often have a long wait and it might be worth requesting a room on one of the lower floors. I was on the fifth floor which had good sea views but was easily accessible by stairs to the third floor (reception). The guidance I received was to wear face masks when close to other people so when ordering at the bar, going into the restaurant or in busy communal areas. The staff all wore masks. Lots of hand sanitiser available and a resident doctor if you need a pre-departure test.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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4 Helpful votes
Response from Glenda Quintana Wong, Sales at Blau Varadero
Responded 1 week ago
Dear William, We are pleased to know that you are satisfied with the quality of our hotel. It means a lot! and that he found the perfect location with access to the beach, as well as that he found our food offer good and our staff friendly.We will work on the considerations that you expose us, we will let our Management Team know to work on it. Thank you for choosing us, we are very grateful to have customers like you.
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kevin s wrote a review Jan. 4
Toronto, Canada10 contributions17 helpful votes
My eighth stay at Blau and with all the craziness in our world today, this is the place to escape it. The hotel is always welcoming, the staff are extremely friendly and the entertainment/sports crew are on-point always. Around the pool, there's much to do if you desire to....or like me....just lay back and enjoy the sun and sounds. One staff, Yusnaby, in particular goes over and above to ensure you are greeted with kindness each day and to ensure you have everything you need to enjoy your day. She's full of energy and brilliant to chat with. A bonus to my stay. A huge plus are the beach beds...they are huge and clean and perfectly placed. Tops Hotel for sure.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: pool view is my preference
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2 Helpful votes
Response from Glenda Quintana Wong, Sales at Blau Varadero
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Kevin: Thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. We are happy that you are satisfied with the quality of our Blau Varadero hotel and the kindness of our staff and especially of our entertainment team. We are really proud to have been able to meet your expectations and due to the attention received from Yusnaby, we will take care to pass on your comments. In the same way, we are satisfied that you have enjoyed our beach beds and that you have found them perfectly located and clean. It is a pleasure to have clients like you. We will do our best to make your future experience with us even better.
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Amy S wrote a review Dec. 2021
London, United Kingdom26 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed here as a solo traveller and was not the only one. Quickly found a community of friendly faces and felt the staff went over and above to be friendly, especially little touches like remembering your drinks order. Food was fine for the usual all inclusive standard and they hosted some special Christmas events which stepped things up a notch. Well equipped gym and direct access to the beach. Room was bright and airy. Only complaint perhaps was slow lifts- but you can always take the stairs!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from Glenda Quintana Wong, Sales at Blau Varadero
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear guest: Thank you very much for your comments, we are pleased to know that our staff did their best to be friendly and details such as remembering your drink were of great importance. We are pleased that you found our gym well equipped and the room was light and airy. At Blau Varadero we work to achieve the satisfaction of our clients. We will communicate to our Staff your review about the elevators. Thank you very much again for having selected us on this occasion to spend your holidays with us in Blau Varadero.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blau Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Blau Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (0.6 km), Cueva de Ambrosio (1.1 km), and House of Rum (6.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blau Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Blau Varadero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blau Varadero?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blau Varadero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blau Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant La Arcada, Xanadu Restaurant, and La Panchita.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Blau Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Blau Varadero have airport transportation?
Yes, Blau Varadero offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Blau Varadero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Blau Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blau Varadero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.