Calle 17 e/ 1ra y 3ra, Varadero, Cuba.
Posted by: Raphael on Oct 20, 2014
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Comfortable 3 star hotel, well run by Spanish chain BlueBay Group. Located in the heart of downtown Varadero, one block forms the beach.
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"Bad bad bad"
Andres Francisco Ortega Benitez on Apr 8, 2012 >
1 contribution(s) NORWAY
Visited on: Apr, 2012 | Leisure | With Spouse/Partner
234 people found this review helpful
Rooms and pool are ok,
the food its the worst we ever found in a hotel, buffet sucks, very dirty facilities in the kistchen, we could never finish our meal, cooks and chefs very dirty and disgusting, we will never go back again, also he plates are dirty (most of them) we hate it, they should close it down, it says all inclusive, we had to go and eat outside, next time if you want a all inclusice expend bit more money, we learned our lesson,
"Osobní hodnocení hotelu SUNBEACH - Kuba, Varadero"
Sarah-Rebeca on Oct 24, 2013 >
1 contribution(s) CZECH REPUBLIC
Visited on: Oct, 2013 | Leisure | Family and Kids
129 people found this review helpful
Byla jsem v hotelu SUNBEACH se svojí dcerou, které jsem chtěla udělat hezké vánoční svátky, od 19.12.2000 - 31.12.2000. Jako první dojem při vstupu do dvojlůžkového pokoje v hotelu nás přivítal rozbitý celý WC set, bylo to opravdu bezva přivítání. Jako druhý šok, v pokoji nebyla ani jedna el.zásuvka na 220V, takže nebylo kde si nabít kameru a foťák. Tehdy na Kubě neexistovali ani mobilní operátoři. Měli jsme objednáný pokoj s balkonem, ale dostali jsme, i přes veškeré urgence v recepci, pokoj jen s oknem bez balkonu. Klimatizace byla v pokoji hlučná jako žentour. Hotel nestál vůbec za nic, personál v recepci byl neochotný a zlý, na naše reklamace absolutně žádná odezva. Opravu WC jsme si museli sami vyřešit přes hodné uklízečky přímo s opravářem. Jediné co bylo fajn, bylo dobré jídlo. Do tohoto hotelu bych ale již nikdy nevkročila. Byly to vyhozené velké peníze, no alespoň, že jsme Vánoce strávili v teple. I přes velké epohodlí v hotelu, máme velmi hezké zážitky z Kuby, je to krásná země s příjemnými lidmi, až na ty lidi v hotelové recepci. Číslo pokoje si již nepamatuji. Ale na Kubu se určitě vrátím, ale budu velmi pečlivě na základě referencí vybírat hotel.
Sarah-Rebecca z Prahy
"You get what you pay for"
Cate Dobhran on Feb 28, 2009 >
2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2009
1389 people found this review helpful
We were here February 18th to 25th, 2009 on a package tour. This is definitely an older hotel, that requires some extensive upgrading and maintenance. Lobby furniture needs cleaning. Walls need washing, both in the public areas of the hotel and the woodwork in the rooms, the stairways need cleaning. The colour scheme is, well, 1960s. However, our room was fairly clean, and our maid gave us clean towel and bedding every day. The bed spreads were old and threadbare, as were the towels. But we had plenty of hot water for showers when we took them. The pool area could do with some maintenance. Only one elevator worked, but that wasn't really that much of a problem. Food - well - I think most people don't go to Cuba for the food, the buffet was adequate (disappointing on our last day) and there was no need for anyone to go hungry. However, the table cloths in the dining room were not changed often, and they were quite dirty - this needs to be addressed. The staff at the coffee bar were very friendly and helpful. The bar was often out of mint for mojitos, and the rum was not top quality. However, you do get what you pay for. We had a very cheap all inclusive package, and overall, we were content with the hotel. Strongest asset is the location. Weakest aspect: overall cleanliness and maintenance of the building, dining room and hallways.
"My stay at Sunbeach Hotel..."
Maria Almonte on Oct 17, 2005 >
1 contribution(s) United States of America
Visited on: Oct, 2005
4155 people found this review helpful
I stayed at Sunbeach for 8 days, the hotel staff was nice and friendly except for the female receptionist- not very friendly! My room was clean everyday but the air conditioning was not working up to its potential. Overall, for the price this hotel was fine except the food which was downright horrible and lacking!!!! Although we know its cuba, frankly the cook could do better- I even cook better spanish food than what we had at the hotel. After the second day, I was eating elsewhere!
Albert Helgber on May 21, 2005 >
3 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: May, 2005
4487 people found this review helpful
I spent 2 weeks at hotel Sunbeach in Varadaro during april 2005. Hotel is between a 2 and 3 star. Rooms were clean, there was a problem with the hot water, quite a few mornings started with a cold shower.Wakes you for sure. The food is ok as long as you appreaciate the problems they experience with imports. By and large the staff was friendly. Some of the entertainment staff was hard to warm up to, but the rest made up for them. I have friends that live a block down the street, so staying at this hotel again would not be a problem. The beach is great, except that it is across the street. The local people are friendly,not hard to get to know. Overall had a great time. Will definetly go back.
"More or less"
benjamin on May 14, 2008 >
1 contribution(s) CHILE
Visited on: May, 2008
3954 people found this review helpful
Hi, I didn't like the hotel. The sand wasn't clean with cigarretes, the food was the same. The staff yes very efficient and helpful.
"Gotta love Cuba!"
Posted by: malibukathy
on Feb 25, 2010 >
1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Feb, 2010 | Leisure | Family and Kids
379 people found this review helpful
My family has just returned from a one weeks stay at the Sunbeach Hoteur in Veradero Cuba and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised at the resort after reading the not so great reviews prior to departing.
The hotel was perfect! It was clean, the staff was incredibly friendly (with the exception of one male check-in employee)the food was your "typical" fare nothing to fancy,spicey or over the top original but there was a very nice variety at every meal, it was fresh and very well prepared and displayed.
We had two rooms, side by each one for the parents, one for my two teenage daughters, ours with a balcony and theirs without. They were on the 7th floor and very spacious. Our maid Sonja, was extra nice, taking care to make sure we had everything we needed and of course took pride in her job ensuring that the room was spic and span every day.
We had one issue with water leaking in from the air conditioner during the nigt when a storm erupted, but hell you are in cuba what is a little water.
The beach was spectacular! Endless miles of white sandy beach and the most amazing blue waters.
The entertainment sounded good although we did not venture out to watch it after long days in the sun but saying that it was not sunshine every day but we can't control mother nature so no big deal.
I rate this hotel a 3+ which is beter than the 2.5 it is currently rated at.
If you want a very inexpensive vacation with kids especially this is the place to go to.
February 7, 2010 - February 14, 2010
2 double rooms
Restaurants and Bars:
1 a'la carte, 1 Italian
1 beach, 1 pool, 1 ground, 1 lobby bar (great for the late night coffee and rum)
Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
Beach and pool volleyball, daily activities by the pool
Remember how fortunate we are and be generous with your tips or donations the Cubans are proud and honored by these gifts.
mike on Jul 25, 2008 >
1 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Jul, 2008
2511 people found this review helpful
This hotel is a 3* with the basic facilities and is a good deal for the money, the food is basic but there is always something that catches your interest and will enjoy, the staff is great and very freindly. This hotel is located in the main strip with 2 min. walk to a lively beach. It doesn't matter where you stay in varadero the beach is all good.This hotel is located no more then 5-10 min by taxi to the best night clubs, bars and disco's
norberto valle on May 29, 2008 >
1 contribution(s) El Salvador
Visited on: May, 2008
3411 people found this review helpful
The hotel is incredible, its relation cost/benefits, the rooms with comfort, cleans, with fresh air, really good... The swimming pool is enough to get sun, the beach is ok, I think that they can use better some areas to obtain more variety of activities. The show although simple is good and the bar and snack bar, is what is needed to get a nice stay, we are looking forward to come back again....
Raphael on Oct 20, 2014 >
2 contribution(s) Canada
Visited on: Oct, 2014 | Leisure | Family and Kids
40 people found this review helpful
This place has a lot of potential, but it seems that the management style or the management personnel are leading the hotel in the wrong direction. This year I have come here with my family to have nice family time, finally, after so long working hours in the Canada. It all seemed so nice and great at the beginning, but we made a huge mistake. We didn’t do any research of the hotel before we start our vacation in Cuba. I mean the vacation was generally nice and Cuba is very nice country with lots to offer for every type of people at any age but the hotel where we were staying was below average.
From outside the hotel looks nice so you get the wrong impression that this place has high standards for every possible thing: hygiene, infrastructure, personnel and so on. To be honest the people who were working there were kind and nice, always with a smile on their face and always ready to help you out, if there is a need for that of course. The pool is big enough and seems clean, but the rooms are the real issue here. I happened to have an issue with the sink because it didn’t work and I had to report the issue three times before the repair man came to fix it. And on the beginning the WC had some bad smell, like it was public toilet, so we had to clean it again.
This was a huge issue for me, especially because I have brought my kids in this hotel, and I was expecting high hygiene standards because I don’t bring my kids back home with all the possible diseases. That is something that this hotel should work on. A lot. Because if there is no hygiene than nothing else is important anymore.
All the other things are great at this place, but because of the low hygiene standard as in the rooms, my rating is low and I would recommend to think twice before you decide to book rooms here especially if you have your kids with you.