Blau Varadero Hotel Cuba
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Well here we are nearing the end of our holiday. We left Trinidad last Wednesday and after a slight detour through an orange grove, a walk through someone's back yard - a lorry overturned, the road was closed so our taxi driver on the advice of a local took this delightful detour, at night, in the pitch black, so we all had to get out to …
... off then!
Two days in Matanzas is probably enough to see what’s there is to see unless you are here to learn Spanish or the Rumba so we’ve decided to cut our 4 nights back to 2 and will head back to Havana tomorrow – there’s still a lot we haven’t seen. I think we’re going back to the same casa as before (emphasis on think)*. After some failed attempts at calling them yesterday (Cuban telephone congestion) and then being ...
Today we decided to head out to Matanzas, a coastal city two hours east of Habana, to see a baseball game and check out the beaches (Matanzas is 30 min west of Varadero, a famous beach resort in Cuba). There were tourist buses going to Matanzas but we decided it was faster and cheaper to ask a taxi driver on the street to take us there. Luckily we found a really nice guy who took us to the baseball stadium and the beach ...
After departing the hotel at a reasonable hour in the morning, the whole group headed back to our beloved bus for one last time. It is truly amazing how fast time went by, and I don't think that any of us were quite ready to leave the island of Cuba. We had the experience of a lifetime of exploring a culture that many of our counterparts may never be able to, and if they have the chance they will not be doing it with ...
... can be imagined, was the Santeria exhibit. Around the perimeter of the room, there were statues of the Santeria deities. Some of the most noteworthy ones were the deity of creation, who was crowned in a chef's hat, a divine messenger who had all the same characteristics as Hermes, and twin deities of protection, whose statues ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Blau Varadero Hotel Cuba
My boyfriend and I just got back from Cuba on January 20th after a very enjoyable week at the Blau Varadero in Cuba. We read the reviews that were posted prior to leaving and were somewhat worried about the comments that we read. We were very pleased to see that the negative comments were likely posted by people that are extremely picky about everything and/or never satisfied with anything (we all know people like that, unfortunately).
We just returned home from Blau Varadero tonight, so I wanted to write this review while everthing was fresh in my mind.
The Blau Varadero Hotel is one of the finest in Cuba. We where there from Jan.8 until the 15-2006. There were 4 in our party. The Hotel is new and is going through the "getting the bugs out stage". The Staff is very pleasant and helpful. The food was good and plentiful. The rooms are well appointed all with either a view of the Atlantic Ocean on one side or the Caribbean Sea on the other side. There are 4 elevators and at peak times they are a little slow.
Our trip was from Jan 7 - 14, 2006 and this was our first time in Cuba and we chose Blau because it was new (4-5 months old depending on who you spoke to). This hotel was very nice and modern but I wish someone had told us about the little card box that we're supposed to insert our room card to activate the room's electricity and since we arrived into our room at 3am in the morning wondering around the room in the dark was not fun. Once the card is removed from the box the power shuts down including the fridge so get yourself a extra card to leave in the box to maintain power if you plan to charge batteries and maintain cold drinks while you're out of the room. The washroom was a nice size and even had a bidet beside the toilet too. We had satellite TV (Dishnetwork) but only had a few channels but good enough for when your spending time in your room.
My boyfriend and I stayed at BLAU VARADERO from December 30th - January 6th 2006. We flew direct from Windsor with Skyservice. I travel 2-3 times a year to different Caribbean islands, and BLAU is one of the best and my new favourite resort!! Blau is a brand new hotel, which is a bonus because everything is NEW. The hotel room was very clean, and we did have a fridge and was stocked up daily with pop, beer, and water. The maid makes your bed in a different animal or picture every morning. The hotel staff is very nice, always saying HELLO. The entertainment team had different activities going on during the day around the pool. They will ask you to come and participate but no pressure if you say "no thanks." The nightly shows started at 10pm and were different every night.
We stayed at the Blau Varadero from Dec 26-Jan 2 (05-06). I must say that this hotel was one of the best we saw from Havana to Varadero. It is brand new and a beautiful facility.
We spent a week at the Blau Varadero, Nov. 28-Dec. 5/2005. Had a great time. There was only maybe 100 guests at the hotel, except on the week-end, during our stay. The hotel was big, tallest on the Varadero strip, new and clean. The inside lobby area is an open atrium. Check-in and out was quick and efficient but there was only a few of us. The 4 glass elevators to get to your room are lovely but very slow. We can only imagine what they would be like when the hotel is full.
My spouse and I stayed at the Blau from Dec. 11 to the 20th.
I stayed here from 5th tp 12th December. It's a beautiful facility, though not fully operational yet. The staff have to be the nicest of any of the many all inclusive resorts I have stayed in. This was my first visit to Cuba, and i would certainly return. Great beach; large rooms, with spacious balconies. Nice pool area. Good bars. Food improved through the week, after a shaky start. Would return here "in a heartbeat".
I stayed at Blau Varadero from dec 3rd to 10th.
This place is amazing. Everything is made from pink and white marble. The ceiling is all hardwood. It is only 2 months old and the beach, the food and the rooms are amazing. the booze is all premium brands and i could spend the rest of my life at this resort.