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Kinderen zijn meer dan welkom: er is een mini-club voor kinderen van 4 tot 12 jaar.
Iberostar Playa Alameda
Uitstekend beach resort, een echt vakantieparadijs. Het is ruim van opzet, iedereen kan een plekje naar zijn gading vinden en volop genieten van rust of (sportieve) actie. Een van de fraaiste aspecten is het grote zwembad omringd door tropische tuinen. De kleintjes hebben hun eigen badder-paradijsje. Voor de volwassenen is een massage in het Beauty & Wellness center één van de vele opties!
Over Iberostar Playa Alameda
De ‘Iberostar’ hotelketen belooft de gasten de gedroomde vakantie. Plezier, lekker eten, verfrissende drankjes en verrukkelijke ijsjes, tevens inclusief watersporten. Alles zit in het All Inclusive concept. Het moderne beach resort ‘Iberostar Playa Alameda’ is in koloniale stijl gebouwd. De gezellige ‘Alameda’ boulevard vormt het hart van het resort en loopt van de receptie naar het strand. De focus in dit resort ligt op de vele activiteiten, (water) sportmogelijkheden en het entertainment. Ook veel aandacht voor Beauty & Wellness en niet te vergeten de gastronomie, waar de Iberostar resorts bekend om staan. Er is een uitgebreide keuze aan restaurants, bars en snackbars. Elke maaltijd is een feest en de vriendelijke service van het personeel laat het u extra goed smaken. En als u eens een uitstapje wilt maken of met uw lief romantisch wilt tafelen in het buffet-restaurant of één van de 3 à la carte specialiteitenrestaurants die het resort telt, kunt u een beroep doen op de babysitter (voor kinderen tot 4 jaar, tegen een vergoeding).
- all inclusive
Kinderen zijn meer dan welkom: er is een mini-club voor kinderen van 4 tot 12 jaar.
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Ruime kamers voorzien van airco, televisie, telefoon, (huur)kluisje, koelkastje, volledig uitgeruste badkamer met föhn en balkon of terras.
Geselecteerde alcoholische en non-alcoholische drankjes, alle maaltijden, snacks, roomservice (van 11.00 tot 19.00 uur), gebruik van de niet-gemotoriseerde watersportfaciliteiten en deelname aan de georganiseerde (sport)activiteiten.
Aan de noordkust op 10,6 km van het centrum van Varadero gelegen.
- 5 Restaurants
- 6 Bars
- Club (geopend van 23.00 tot 02.00 uur)
- 3 Zwembaden
- 3 Tennisbanen
- Gift shop
- Kids Club
- Watersportmogelijkheden zoals: kajakvaren, kanovaren en snorkelen
Het schiereiland Varadero is de belangrijkste strandbestemming van Cuba. Het heeft een langgerekt, fijn wit zandstrand van ruim 20 kilometer aan een doorzichtige, blauwgroene zee. Voor de kust ligt een koraalrif met tientallen duikplekken, u kunt hier legio (water)sporten beoefenen. Strandliefhebbers kunnen rustig wegdromen op het prachtige strand. Het vertier is voornamelijk aanwezig bij de diverse resorts van Varadero. Maar ook in Varadero zelf zijn er diverse uitstekende restaurants en is er een royale keuze aan winkeltjes. Varadero is hoe dan ook een perfecte strandbestemming in aansluiting op een reis door Cuba of als strandbestemming op zich.
"Just average in every way"
A visit to this all inclusive resort was our 14th time in Cuba, over 20th overall. The resort is better than the only three star resort we have ever visited, but not as good as any other four star even in Cuba. We will be returning to our favourite four star in Guardalavaca next time for better everything, although this place did serve more shrimp. No complaints though, considering the price: the a la carte's were decent, staff friendly, food and drinks ok, etc. Nothing really bad but no real strong points either.
"As expected but overpriced"
Was there in Nov 16. The place is nice enough, but nothing outstanding about it. It was my first visit to Cuba, so I can't compare it to other hotels in the area, but i'm told they're all pretty underwhelming and not to expect 5 star treatment like you get in other countries. Food at the buffet was pretty standard, and the restaurants are also pretty average. Location was good, and the beach is awesome. Would go back.
"4 Star After Current Ongoing Renovations"
My wife and I have been all over Cuba several times so we know what to expect. This hotel is very nice but only if you are in a renovated section. It will be a decent Cuban 4 star hotel (hence the rating) when renovations are complete but current ongoing renovations do not allow it to meet its 4 star potential. We were in an older section on arrival (Building 18). The bathroom was disgusting, not enough running water for a shower, bathroom fixtures all loose and practically falling off. Upon request we were moved to a renovated room (Building 15) the next morning which was much better. The new room lacked a few common amenities but our housekeeper (Elaine) obtained them for us almost immediately. She was fantastic throughout our stay. Staff at this resort are very friendly and helpful for the most part. As usual, there are minor infrastructure issues in Cuba. For example, we could not get the hairdryer / plug combination in the bathroom repaired. I inquired every day and on the fifth day was told the technician could not fix it and they had no replacements. Here is a breakdown of our experience: ROOMS: Renovated section is very nice. Unfortunately I cannot tell you (other than Bldg 15) which buildings have been renovated. Rooms are a good size with modern style bathrooms and large glass showers. LCD TV's, safe, 2 person couch, and a small desk. The air conditioning worked great. BEACH: We are beach people but this was certainly not the best Varadero has to offer. The beach is relatively narrow compared to others and has a 3 foot sharp sand bank running along the entire area. There are lots of palapas on the upper half and we had no problems getting one everyday but I don't think the resort was full either. The palapas are very close together so there is limited options for both sun and shade in that area. Many people just pulled chairs down to the lower half next to the water. The water was sand bottom until you got up to your knees / thighs (depending on tide) then turned rocky. Not reef rocky but smooth rocks. The hotel has a "No Reserving Chairs at the Beach" policy but, like most places, it is not enforced. I really wish resorts would enforce this as many guests like to 'reserve' chairs at both the beach and pools at the same time which s not fair to others just looking for a spot to sit and enjoy the sun. BARS: There are 3. The lobby bar was being renovated as we left, and it needed it. It was a popular spot so service could be slow at times. The washrooms in this area were horrible. The men's washroom was closed all week and the woman's washroom became an 'unposted' unisex washroom with only two working stalls, one of which did not lock and the other had no flush mechanism. The pool bar was nice with renovated washrooms. You could also order limited food here. The beach bar(s) were in 2 sections both of which were fairly close to each other. One was a bar only, the other was the a bar / food area. The food area was just finishing renovations as we left but there was a barbeque setup all week which offered a pig roast on Wednesday. Drinks at the beach and pool bars are what I call the "instant slushy" type, unlike the lobby bar where the drinks were very good. BUFFET: Newly renovated. One of the better ones in the Cuban 4 star category. Standard staples for breakfast and lunch with different main courses for supper everyday. Lots of variety. Staff here are excellent. I have heard many people complain about food at Cuban resorts but If you go hungry here, it is your own fault. It is certainly not at the level you will find in Jamaica or Mexico but if you are a frequent Cuban tourist you probably know why. A LA CARTES: A disappointment and not 4 star standard even in Cuba, to be blunt. Fortunately the buffet makes up for it. Romantico, Mediterranean, and Cuban. I ordered beef at the Romantico (the better of the 3). For some reason beef in Cuba always seems to be not cut properly, somewhat overcooked, and tough. This was no exception. My wife did enjoy her shrimp meal. At the Mediterranean I ordered breaded scallops but I am not sure what I got. The waitress 'confirmed' the meal when I questioned it but it was not the small white scallops most of us know. The best way to describe it was some sort of large, very thin, overcooked red meat coated in fine bread crumbs and pan fried. Not tasty at all. My wife ordered a pasta dish which was good (starting to see the trend here ... LOL). The Cuban was a disappointment for both of us. I ordered barbecued chicken (leg) but it was very bland. Can't remember what my wife ordered but she didn't finish it. I generally have no problem with food in Cuba and find some very good but the a la cartes, depending on what you order, is one area this resort can improve. POOLS: 2 small pools connected by a narrow, shallow channel. One pool is about 2 feet deep (for younger kids). The other 3-4 feet deep. No swim-up bar but the bar / eatery is very close between both pools. INTERNET: Another disappointment but not the fault of the hotel. Only available in the lobby and lobby bar areas. 2CUC for 1 hour but you will be lucky to get an hour. My phone has a wifi online timer. I bought 3 cards and got 25, 42, and 50 minutes from them. The internet is run by a separate company that many hotels use. ENTERTAINMENT: As a result of Fidel Castro's untimely death, all of Cuba had a 9 day mourning period with no loud music or theater performances (no alcohol outside of the resorts). This was OK for us as we were looking for a quiet, relaxing week anyway. Based on what I saw on the posters, the entertainment seemed to be the usual Cuban fare. The 'Star Friends' were still active at the beach and pool areas entertaining guests with various games and competitions. Very friendly group. CONCLUSION: Even with renovations the resort is a very clean and well run property. Average age in November seemed to be 45+. Get a renovated room if you can, be careful with a la carte selections (we preferred the buffet over all of them). Staff make this a return property. The Cuban government pegs the (useless in any other country) CUC to the US dollar which can be financially painful (we did not take any excursions this time because of currency exchange). We would recommend this resort to anyone.
We were there last week and enjoyed it greatly. The only problem we had was our room was for three people and our room only had two and a cot. We spoke to reception and an entire bed was brought to our room and set up. The people who work there are great, they made the stay amazing. After checking in Omar took us to our room in his electric truck and brought all our bags up. Anytime we had a problem or needed to know Omar was there. He helped us with lots of translations and had it not been for him we would not have known what was happening when Fidel Castro's death was announced. The entertainers were great. Yoyi, Charly, Yudi, Yari, Yosvani, and Peke were always smiling and keeping us busy with some cool event. They lead us in dance classes, yoga, bingo, archery, and other games. The hotel was clean and the maid did a great job keeping our room in good condition. The resort is small enough that you can meet lots of people and walk from one area to the next, no need for a shuttle (I mention this because when we were in the Dominican Republic our resort was huge and a shuttle had to take us from one area to the next). As for the beach, it was terrific. There were always plenty chairs available and people to help you get set up if you needed to move any chairs around. There was also a couple guys who drove around on the beach in a small truck with the back full of coconuts. They would cut the coconut open for you and put ice and rum in it if you would like. This was at no cost but I would suggest a small tip since it is a lot of work to cut one open. At the end of the days there was always great shows. One show outside in front of reception just after dinner, followed by another show at the Amphitheater at 9:45. The shows were fabulous. After the show was done, we would head over to the disco to dance where the DJ played lots of good music based on who was on the dance floor. I have the say the DJ is most likely the least recognized of everyone and deserves a round of applause, yay DJ. All and all, I give this resort 5 stars. I know I will be going back there if I go back to Cuba.
"November 2016 one week stay"
Overall the resort deserves the 4.5 star rating. For Cuba the quality of the food was very good, staff was excellent. We upgraded to the romantic package which helped us get an excellent ocean view room and a few additional perks as well. Romantic breakfast, fruit tray upon arrival, late check out the last day, well worth it.
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