Fodor's Expert Review Blau Varadero Hotel

Carretera de Las Morlas, Km 14.5, Varadero, Matanzas Province, 42200, Cuba

This towering, sloping structure has the boldest architecture in Varadero and an excellent reputation as a family-oriented resort. Inside the peninsula's highest building there's an impressive, 100-foot high atrium, draped with ivy that cascades down to a contemporary lobby. Sports facilities are abundant, with a huge quatrefoil-shape pool, tennis and basketball courts, and water-sports facilities. A walkway passes through a narrow band of trees to the wide beach. The brightly colored, contemporary rooms have two twins or a king-size bed. Suites have a separate living room and two terraces. The first child, age 2 to 12, stays free. Be sure to book a room facing the ocean rather than the road.

PROS

  • very much family-oriented with a great menu of activities
  • 24-hour snack bar at the beach

CONS

  • waits for elevators can be tedious
  • especially with small children
  • half the rooms face the road and the bay
  • bit of a walk from rooms to the beach
  • waits for elevators can be tedious, especially with small children
  • half the rooms face the road and the bay
  • bit of a walk from rooms to the beach

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Lively
Beachfront
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -4566–7545

HOTEL DETAILS

383 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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