Iberostar Selection Varadero

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 8639 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:

    Best resort in Varadero

    Reviewed by P1015983() on Mar 29, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    There are over 50 hotels in Varadero, Cuba and I've stayed at around 20 and this resort is the best by far. Food: Cuba has a reputation of having sub par food, but the buffet and restaurants where all excellent. Fresh fish cooked on the spot, the shrimp are amazing and the variety is very good. For lunch, on the beach and around the pool a chef makes fresh burgers that are to die for. Staff: The staff if very friendly. By our third day, our regular waitress would come and greet us at the door and give us a big hug before seating us. The bar staff are also very nice, with the table service being very fast. Cleanliness: The hotel is very clean and in very good condition for a 10+ year old hotel. Our room was ok. Furniture was a little beat up and our TV didn't work, but we were just unlucky, because we were in an older building. Other buildings have already been renovated with flat screens on the wall and newer furniture. The beach is fabulous... Lot's of chairs and umbrellas, we never had to wake up early to reserve chairs, there were plenty. Negatives: The only negative is exchanging money. Make sure you exchange at the airport, because the hotels take advantage of you. For 1 Canadian dollar you get 0.68 Cuban dollars. The airport has a much better exchange rate. This hotel is one of, if not the most expensive hotel in Varadero, Cuba but is worth every penny. This is my go to hotel now in Cuba.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Great Resort and Service

    Reviewed by 823murraym(Ottawa, Canada) on Mar 20, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Just arrived back from our vacation to Cuba with another family and we were very impressed with the resort, the food, and most importantly the service. The new buffet area has lots of options for all meals, and there is always lunch and snacks available at the beach bbq and the cafe. The beach was beautiful and the vacation exceeded my expectations. I would definitely book again at this resort.

    Family getaway

    Reviewed by SyedMussadiq(Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada) on Mar 18, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Another awesome and refreshing vacation to Iberostar Veredero Selection..from the moment we checked in till we left,the while experience was phenomenal.the staff members are awesome people as soon as they saw me and my family visiting again they just came rushing down to meet and greet us....Fidel from guest services..Liz from holidays and excursions..Marilin.mostaza from cigar shop...Daniela from the lobby bar...chef omar from the Newly built restaurant...and so many more awesome people....sorry I am not doing justice to all...but we love you all equally....you folks do such an amazing job to make us feel home in your home...God bless you all....

    Great stay & value

    Reviewed by Paavo T(Helsinki, Finland) on Mar 16, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We stayed for two nights here and thoroughly enjoyed all the time! The beach is amazing with plenty of sun loungers, a bar and a grill. They also run daily competitions on the beach but didn't partake as the loungers were too comfy. We dined at the Buffet and the Japanese. The buffet seemed to have good variation from dinner to dinner, plenty of everything and all great. The Japanese was a nice experience as well but wouldn't say a must. The bars have great Cuban cocktails and a decent selection of Cuban rums. There's other drinks too but if you want to drink something else, you probably should go somewhere else. They also stocked a decent selection of Habanos (for sale). All staff is amazing and friendly!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Gorgeous hotel but poorly managed

    Reviewed by DebraC151261(Burlington, Canada) on Mar 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    I've been to Cuba over 20 times and stayed in a lot of different places and hotels. This hotel is gorgeous but lacks something...poorly managed, way too busy for me, rooms in need of updating/fixing, food - I've had worse, beach and pools were awesome, entertainment was a little amateurish, not much around unless you take the double decker bus into town. Weather was gorgeous, it was warm and sunny the entire time we were there so that was a huge plus.