Iberostar Selection Varadero reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent vacation at Iberostar Selection Varadero

GreenLeafTravel on Feb 03, 2023

We experienced an excellent vacation. The staff was friendly, food was good. The beach excellent. Management is exceptional. The rooms are very large and comfortable. Thank you we will return. Love Cuba

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758lorenw on Feb 02, 2023

We had a wonderful week in Iberostar Selection Varadero,amazing staff all over,reception,bars,restaurants,guest services,even gardeners and security ,and also medical services,everybody attentive to our needs,we will come back for sure.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Wonderful Resort - will go back

Journey22135768912 on Feb 01, 2023

This resort was spectacular. There are reviews here saying this is more like a 3 star resort but we have stayed at a true 3 star resort in Cuba and the Iberostar completely surpasses the other resort in all aspects and for the standards of Cuba this is a 5 star resort. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Our favourite part of the resort was the Bar Las Dunas, specifically the bartenders Indira and Liesnel! Indira is the Mojito Queen! We drank a lot of mojitos on the resort from different bartenders and always had to go back to Indira she made the best most consistent ones there, even when we brought out our big Bubba mugs she was able to keep the mix the same. Liesnel would always mix your Cuba libres just how you want them. Another shoutout to Regla at the buffet who always had our coffee poured just perfectly when she saw us walking in the door. She knew when our last day was and had our table set up with flowers for us when we arrived for breakfast. The grounds were kept immaculate by a hard working team of grounds keepers. They were always out working on the gardens, lawn or giving the buildings a fresh coat of paint. The walkways (even those closest to the beach) were always kept free of sand and other dirt. The rooms were kept very clean. The beds were comfortable though more on the firm side. The beach along the resort was always kept clean with plenty of loungers and small palapas for shade for everyone. Just watch out for the sand fleas (I was the only one that got bitten from our group but they are incredibly itchy) - bring some anti-itch cream. We didn't spend much time by the pools but from what we experienced they were always clean and there seemed to be no trouble finding a lounger nearby. The food was good. At each meal there was always something available fresh off the grill and always plenty of food and selections. Some of the sides were lukewarm but there were microwaves available to warm your plate if you chose to. Don't pass up the burgers and sausage at the poolside and beach grills, they were delicious. We brought our own ketchup, hot sauce, peanut butter and spices but didn't need to use it very much. We tried out the Gourmet and Japanese restaurants and both were good, no complaints. The nightly entertainment was repetitive and could use a little bit of change up from night to night but it was still enjoyable. The security and attendants were wonderful. There is a secure luggage room to store your stuff on the last day. Check out is 1200 and we opted not to ask for delayed checkout so we kept our bags in this room. There is a little hospitality area with 2 private showers to clean up before heading to the airport as well. Would definitely recommend this resort to family and friends and would definitely go back ourselves.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

After 3 YEARS of absence, I can only say that I am not disappointed by your stay.

Steve D (Montreal, Canada) on Jan 28, 2023

(Jan13th to 23th) -US/CAD Is the best currency -Great Food ( do not miss the Burger at the beach or pool) Let's get the "negative part out of the way. It is true that the resort would need a fresh coat of paint here and there. But they do their best to keep the place looking good by renovating throughout the day. That said, the room are really clean. And all around the property cleanliness is at best. And the personnel are hard at work from early in the morning to sunset. A big thank you to MERRKYS (our room maintenance personnel) and a big hello to MICHEL my new friend the gardener. Yes, there are fewer products and some menu changes depending on what is available. But let's keep in mind the economical situation in Cuba is different from the other part of the world and that the supply chain is minimal. But they make miracle whit the resource at hand. However, what they lack in quantity, they make up for in quality. The food is delicious! The drink are tasty. On a 10-day trip, we always find something to eat and drink. I would say that maybe 5 to 10 % of the last time we were there, is missing. The 3 restaurants ''a la carte'' are still popular. My all-time favourite is the ''Gourmet. And a BIG HELLO, to CARLOS s at the buffet for breakfast and dinner. He is still the happy man I met since my second trip, many many years ago. But the best aspect of the IBEROSTAR SELECTION VARADERO is the staff. It is true that after many years, the staff are family to me. Even after 3 years, we were greeted by Iris at reception, followed minutes after by YALEN and MYA in the lobby bar.Elizabeth, at the pool The animation teams are still the Best. Yes, there is the one and only ''CHOCOLATE'', which still has energy for 12 people. But, SUZANNA, DENNIS, and JD, are energetic. All day long at the pool or the beach to keep us entertain and in great physical shape. And this year I had the chance to meet YAYCELIN, that takes care of your kid at the ', ''kids Club''. Let's not forget the great work of INDRI and KENIYA, at the new addition ''The La Duna bar''. By the way, it is the best place to relax, whit a drink just in front of the beach. Event management (XAVIER, ALBERT ''Einstein'', OZ) is the most friendly that I have ever seen, And let not forget Anita, at public relations. A lovely lady to meet and talk to. Iberostar Selection Varadero is the most Wonderful resort to stay at in Varadero. And I guess that is why there are many returning guests. I cannot wait to go back in June.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Varadero Paradise

cathycE7647XQ (Lakeland) on Jan 28, 2023

This is a wonderful resort and beach! We can’t say enough about Franklin who manages a staff that provides excellent service. Franklin himself showed us great kindness and gave us the gift of time. It was a pleasure to speak with him. In no particular order,we would like to thank Fleitas, Katy, Yailin, Olguita, Jorge, Ivan, Mayrelis, Aimee, Daniel, Liuba and Naylet. The service you provided was excellent! Devulius went above and beyond by adding flowers to our table for lunch. She gave us her wonderful smile and we were appreciative of her quality of service. The food at the buffet was plentiful and tasty. Excellent omelettes and meat/fish selections were varied and well presented. The chocolate ice cream is yummy as are the pastries. There are two nice pools but an even better beach with plenty of chairs. The gardens are beautiful and our room was kept clean and was comfortable. We had a nice balcony,but as non smokers, it was difficult to use with smokers on adjacent balconies.

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