Blau Varadero Hotel

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 8208 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Incredible experience, we'll be back!!!

    Reviewed by johnroy67() on Oct 20, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    The attention at details was perfect, wonderful, never seen before here in Cuba, I congratulate the hotel authorities for their kindness and their careful attention to us that was always attentive to our requirement. The hotel has balinese beds all over the place including the private beach and having my cocktail laying on those put the icing on the cake. We will repeat if we ever come back to Cuba, and I surely recommend Blau Varadero to everyone going on vacation to the Caribbean.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Perfect for some R&R!

    Reviewed by Dmaccsi(Ireland) on Oct 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Stayed here for 3 nights all inclusive in Feb this year with my husband. To be honest we don’t usually choose all-inclusives but we had a great time here and it was a really good way of winding down after a hectic tour of Cuba and 5 days in Havana. The staff were all very friendly and helpful and even though we hadn’t tipped at the start (we always tip at the end) we found the staff were all friendly, helpful and attentive especially at the pool bar refilling drinks, at reception helping us organise a lift back to Havana airport on one of the transfer buses (25cuc as opposed to the 100cuc taxi), at the beach bar making toasties and cocktails and the lobby bar serving cocktails and coffee. Housekeeping were great and buffet staff great too always so amenable and busy. The location is fab with gardens leading right onto the beach via wooden walkways through the trees. The beach is fantastic and the hotel has its own private beach area with copious amounts of sun beds and friendly attendants helping you set up. There is a beach bar that keeps you topped up with refreshments and snacks in case you get hungry between meals! The pool is lovely (and spotless) with plenty of loungers and there are also loungers set up amongst the trees throughout the garden area if you wanted a bit of piece and quiet. There seemed to be no shortage of loungers, so no mad scramble at dawn and you didn’t feel you had to stay in the same area all day or lose your place, we freely moved from pool to beach to garden throughout the day and always found a lounger. The aforementioned gardens are lovely and well kept and everywhere is clean and well maintained. There are a lot of sea based activities with scuba diving and snorkelling trips available at an extra charge, unfortunately while we were there the sea was too rough for any activities except swimming but the swimming was great with lovely waves rolling in. The animation isn’t too overpowering and can easily be avoided if required - and there is nightly entertainment too for those that wish it but as stated we were here to relax and chill and didn’t partake in either (we had had our “animation” in Havana!). The interior of the hotel is very impressive with a large interior atrium from which you access the rooms in two glass elevators, lots of greenery with chirping sparrows and ample comfortable seating everywhere. Our room was great we had a garden, pool and sea view on the 7th floor with a large balcony. There was bit of a gap under the door and noise can float up the atrium from below but it wasn’t a big problem. The room was clean, the bed huge and comfortable and the bathroom had a bath with a shower. The only negative we had was with the food - a bit bland and repetitive A lot of the cooked dishes were the same for every meal and looked unappetising. The best option was the fish or meat freshly cooked in front of you by the chefs which was good. Fortunately there was plenty of fruit and fresh salad. On the whole as another reviewer put it “the positives outweigh the negatives and we really enjoyed our stay in the Blau. On our frequent walks up and down the beautiful beach we had a look at some of the other hotels in the area and it made me appreciate what we had at the Blau, some were very shabby and tired. We definitely made the right choice and would recommend the Blau to anyone looking to stay in Varadero.

    Fantastic activity programme to keep you actively entertained

    Reviewed by NottinghamClaire_p(Nottingham) on Oct 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I recently stayed at this hotel after a tour round Cuba and I wanted to say that the activity programme of morning stretch on the beach - yoga then tai chi was a fabulous way to start the day whilst on holiday. The tai chi instructor is fantastic I wish he lived closer so I could do it every day. The entertainment team also do lots of activities in the day such as shooting and games on the beach which kept me entertained and salsa Zumba in the sea.

    Excellent Customer Service

    Reviewed by Lou_novice_traveler(Toronto, Canada) on Oct 15, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I stayed at the Blau Varadero the week of September 21-28, 2019. This is not really a review, but to acknowledge the outstanding customer service at the Blau Varadero. To the Front Desk Staff, you are the best! Thank you very much for all your help and patience. I also want say to extend my gratitude to the doctors at the Spa. Thank you very much - you are best!

    Should be 5 Star!

    Reviewed by Tamara B() on Oct 14, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Everything was perfect! We stayed at the Blau from October 2nd- 9th and had a wonderful time! The shows were fantastic and the food is good for Cuba. LOTS OF BREAD which was always a huge plus! Although all weather networks said it would be raining, we had blue sky and sun 6/7 of the days so never trust the weather network! Very friendly staff and the rooms where always made up very quickly! ***I just wish there was a schedule for the train that takes you to the market because we missed it a couple times as every worker said it came a different time! Beach was beautiful and clean, very hard working staff and always plenty of lounge chairs. Recommend!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5