Hotel Club Kawama
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Before I get to Havana, I want to show you how different publicity is in Cuba. There are no outdoor billboards advertising Coca Cola or Havana Club rum along the highways. In their place are signs advertising the glories of the revolution. It is as if the only signs you see on U.S. highways are praise for Barack Obama.
You will smile at some of the examples of the advertising arts that I have discovered along the way with my ...
... Squeezed in between seemed to be a small handful of local homes paraded past by globs of tourists and loitered around by Cuba’s famously irritating jintaros or touts.
We arrived at our casa particular which looked kind of like an amalgamation of apartments in this funny L-shape. It was hard to gauge what was happening, but it seemed like an older couple with suitcases had arrived at the same time. They were attended to and we were ushered inside to dump our ...
Today we have jeep safari tour. We are going somewhere to Cuba countryside and off roads, then stop and eat lobster for the lunch, after take a ride with speed boats in a river. Then visit Bellamar caves, after that go through Matanzas city to Saturn's cave, and take a swim inside.
The jeep driver came to pick us from hotel. We been only two of us, and joined other jeeps somewhere on the way. Actually, it wasn't many ...
... nothing to share with them, then they asked us to buy sea stars, or Cuban cigars, rum, whatever what I want, but we told them, than we do not want anything and maybe later we will think about this. Well, these guys didn't look like thieves and been friendly, but probably the poor situation in family makes them to catch tourists and offer various stuff.
Today we stayed in a hotel territory, after the beach we went for the ...
... we have a day tour to Havana, the capital of Cuba, we are going to visit local rum factory, have a walk in the historical center of the city. On the next day we will have a boat trip to Cayo Blanco island, snorkeling, playing games in a boat, drinking rum and eating lobster and later watching dolphins show. On the next day we having swim with same dolphins and visiting Varadero center for shopping.
That is our plan for the next week.
How has this resort rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Club Kawama Varadero
The hotel itself was really lovely, and had a sweet beach. Lots of activities and nice staff. My only two concerns is that its extremely smoky in this hotel and little air conditioning. The smell of cigars and smoke got stuck in everything. Yes it's Cuba but i've never experiened smells that strong anywhere else, including other resorts. My other issue is that the resort is some what out of the way and you have to bus it into the town of Veradero if you want to do any sort of real shopping other then the small mall at the Melia hotel beside. Over all we had a good stay.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Club Kawama Varadero
My girlfriend and I had an excellent time down there for 2 weeks. The staff are very friendly and courteous. There was a variety of drinks to choose from and the buffet was ample but repetitive. The beach was awsome; very clear and warm water. The resort also offers a wide variety of "off the resort" tours. Safety was not an issue leaving the resort at any time , day or night. We were at Kawama from Jan 24 to Feb 8/04. We will be returning next year because the staff and the resort itself left us with such a great impression.
This was the best hotel we have ever been to, ideal for couples and single people. The staff are very freindley and the sevice is exellent!
the rooms are very clean and the food is great! We will most definatly return to Club Kawama
Worth the money
Kawama was definitely worth the money- You didn't pay for a 5 star and you aren't getting one. The food is decent, the staff are amazing, especially Anna and Maria in the kids club. Parents there are lots of opportunities for you to have time to yourself with these ladies around. Leobal and Ayelen in "LA Tasca" buffet are amazing and the full body massage is worth the money. The beach is beautiful- alot of space, the grounds are clean and as well are the rooms. The bedding could be updated and the superior rooms really aren't any different from the standard. Good shows at night- the discotech on sight is a blast
Fir a single woman
I went to Kawama Inn in 1986/7?? It was wonderful; without trimmings; very peaceful and family-like. Couldn't recommend anything better for a single, older woman travelling alone. . . it's now called Club Kawama. LR
Solo traveller recommends
As an over 40's woman travelling alone this was a great place to stay.
People from all over the world are easy to meet, but no one bothered you. Excellent staff, nurse available every day except Monday, fun activities, good meals, great breakfasts.Lovely pool and beautiful beach that was usually very calm. Close to other small cafes (if you want to eat after 10 PM)and the lovely Casa de AL is a short walk away.
Quite a long walk, abt 25 min, to the main part of Veradero...but a horse and buggy ride back is just $3. i met many repeat visitors.
I will go back
Just returned from my second trip to Kawama. It was even better then the first. They really pulled out all the stops for guests who return. Flowers in the room,special lobster supper etc.
The beach is amazing and the people are so kind and thoughtful. I loved it and can't wait to return. The staff go above and beyond and really make you feel at home
It is a small resort so not to hard to find your way around,and very safe.
Perfect location, clean rooms, great food, incredible beach
One of the best locations in Varadero, just to the left of the causeway bridge coming in from the airport meaning you are about the first stop from the airport and the last to be picked up on your way back. Win win!!Rooms are either first or second floor cottages, quiet, safe, clean. Star wars air conditioning, flawless beach, excellent meals and the staff are joys. I have been there many times and would recommend it to anyone. There is little in the way of night life as it sort of keeps shifting from trip to trip.
Kawama, lovely hotel!
Hotel Club Kawama is a nice place to be. With friendly staff, nice beach and swimmingpool and beautifull gardens. Even when the hotel is full it's quite quiet! I can recommend the superior rooms. They are close to the main buildings and bigger then the standard rooms. The visitors are from all over the world. Even when you're single you'll be in contact with other people very soon. There's a nice atmosphere.
Club Kawama is situated in glorious surroundings and thats just the hotel gardens. Along side a white sandy beach and clear blue sea, Kawama has a great atmosphere and staff that are more than happy to make you feel as comfortable and welcome as you can. Food choice is extensive and superb quality in anyone of the three restuarants or the buffet bar. Rooms are clean, tidy and with air conditioning. If you are reading this review with a view to going i can highly recommend it, and i would certainly visit this hotel and Cuba again.
kawama is the secret gem of varadero. good mix of cuban charm and hospitality, fun staff, and relaxed atmosphere. loved how the rooms are in little houses which you have to walk to, as opposed to taking an elevator in a high rise. lotts of little lizzards running around, and you'll always notice a white shirt clad security keeping an eye out.
for what exactly, i don't know, since it was one of the friendliest, safest, and interesting places i've visited...it can get a little annoying. good mix of people too, canadian, italian, german, spanish, young, older, family, singles. enough ranting and raving....overall, the stay there was great!! (girls beware of cuban boys, in and out of the resort area. you will hear 'i like you' (in a romantic way) atleast 5 times during your stay.