Iberostar Selection Varadero

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 8366 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:

    Amazing Time

    Reviewed by Bailey B(Preston, United Kingdom) on Oct 21, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Came here after staying 3nights in Havana.Stayed here in may and had a brilliant time .we had a updated room which was nice and clean at all times ,we also found the resort very clean .when we were leaving they were just going to start renovating the main dining area .Did find it quite dark in here and more like a canteen .always found something to eat .Did enjoy the little indoor bakery with sandwiches and small cakes,very friendly staff .Nice open reception and main bar ,very light and bright compared to some other hotels.Pool was very clean,never had a problem getting sunbeds..waiter service occasionally round pool .Good outside barbeque. We enjoyed all the entertainment at night thought they did a excellent job. Went to downtown a couple of times at night on the bus and taxi back .Good night in the Beatles bar which was very busy .Went on 1 of the boat trips for a day and had Junior as our host ,he made this trip brilliant atmosphere. Also did Club Tropicana which was ok .Weather was very hot . Great holiday .

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Perfect resort for families! Water park is great for the little ones!

    Reviewed by HCTGDAB() on Oct 18, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This resort is beautiful!! Something for ieveryone in your family!! The food in the buffet is very good! Be sure to make a reservation at the specialty restaurants, you won’t be disappointed! The rooms are clean and spacious! We really enjoyed the evening entertainment! p.s. be sure to check out the coffee shop!!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Home from home.

    Reviewed by samid1988UK() on Oct 12, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Absolutely fantastic holiday!! I travelled alone for the first time and would give this hotel 5 stars! This was my second visit to the hotel and I loved it as much as the first if not more! Hope to return for a 3rd time in July. Super excited!! The staff made the experience a 100/10. What wonderful service and a super team. Thank you! Big shout out to Alfredo,Albert, Denis,Chino,Alex,Victor,Nury and Lazara. And not forgetting our very own DJ Lychey! Keep up the hard work guys. Amazing team work! See you soon. Sami.

    Cuba

    Reviewed by Karenflo(Huddersfield, United Kingdom) on Oct 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Please don't read into the negative reviews to much !! people can moan about anything! We areally enjoyed our stay here and was pleasantly surprised - we stayed on the top floor, the first block to the right as you come out of reception - the room was huge and updated - we had no complaints what so ever. As a travel agent based in the UK I was so pleased to read how helpful the management had been when Thomas Cook went into liquidation. I'd heard so many bad things happening with hoteliers in Cuba - it just shows how professional you are. Its such a sad thing to happen and I hope that someone will eventually take over Cuba. The food was good and yes a little repetative at times but its all inclusive, so I expected it. The work had just started - to upgrade the resturant areas, but it was all fenced off and done in a simpathetic way - they need to upgrade so they made the best of it ! all the other Al a Carte resturants were open too so you can dine elsewhere (reservations are needed). The entertainment is brilliant - very professional. Large pool areas, with lots going on in the day if you want to participate. My only niggle, is the pool - could do with more cleaning - never saw anyone clean it once whilst I was there (unless it was done early in the morning before i got up) but still we did notice how dirty is was - not a dig but an action that needs doing. The beach - WOW it was truly amazing - pure white sands with blue waters - such a shame you don't have a bar down there for later in the evening it would make a lovely setting. A restaurant too, the beach would be great spot to have dinner! They only have one main lobby bar - so a few more around the resort would be great Yes there was a bit of a problem re the Wi-Fi - but your in Cuba ! and on holiday. It certainly stopped me from going on it every 5 mins. As a Country, they have not had it long and the hotels are just getting their heads round it, they are trying their best and do give you around 5 hours usage over 2 weeks when you check-in, if you need any more you pay. We did our own trip to Havana and it was absolutly worth it - a must ! Also a trip to Vinales, we got picked up in a vintage car and the tour guide even said we were in the best hotel in Varadero. All in all we loved our stay here and would come back in a few years, my reason for giving only 4 star is the pool! nothing else.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Don’t waste your money!

    Reviewed by larazach(Toronto, Canada) on Oct 06, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    I just got back from a week at the Iberostar Selection Varadero and it was the worst hotel I’ve stayed at in Cuba. The ENTIRE hotel grounds is under construction, which wasn’t mentioned to me by our travel agent. The food was horrible! I’ve been to Cuba 6 times and this resort was by far the worst. They served the same food in the buffet day after day. I could only stomach the bread and pizza and got very ill when I had the meat. There is a cafe that has decent coffee depending on who is making it and little sandwiches that depending when you get there are fresh or stale. We went to all 3 restaurants...Japanese was just ok. The chef wasn’t very good with his chopping skills as there was rice flying all over the place. The gourmet restaurant was kind of gross. ‘Lobster risotto’ was tiny pieces of lobster with plain white rice tossed in some sort of cream sauce. Blah! The Mediterranean was also just ok. I’m not a big fan of fish tho, so I can’t really speak for it. The entertainment show was good but the mosquitoes and sand fleas are unbearable. The resort does not spray the grounds to fumigate the bugs so bring lots of repellant. My entire body is covered in itchy bites even those we doused ourselves in OFF! My husband and I went to the spa for a massage which was great. It was $100 for a couples massage and you get to use the spa facilities which were well kept. The only issue we had with this was that apparently on October 3rd Cuba has banned the use of Visa credit cards...and we ran out of money thinking we could just put it on our visa. Luckily Our mothers were there with us and had enough Canadian money to pay for us. Do not stay in block 14. We were originally out there and he air conditioner wasn’t working, neither was the tv. We were on the ground floor and the sliding door wouldn’t lock. The room was very outdated. We had requested to room next door to our parents so they could help with our baby but they were on another floor. We complained and got moved to block 10 which was must better and updated with a rain shower and everything working. It’s also closer to the main building. Anyway, like I’ve mentioned, we’ve stayed in varadero a handful of times and for the price we paid, this hotel was subpar. You’d be better off staying at the Melia las America’s or paradises chain.