The Gran Caribe Palma Real in Varadero is a popular fun-filled resort within walking distance of downtown Varadero, across the street from the beach, 250 m from the Beach Club and approximately 26 km from the Varadero airport.
Hotel details
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  • Some services might not be available in Cuba during summer.
  • If you travel with sports equipment such as a bike, golf or kite board, a special transfer must be reserved prior to departure (fees apply).

Mandatory Information: Disco closure

  • July 8, 2016:
     
    Service not offered: The disco is closed until further notice.
    As of: July 1, 2016
     
    We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this situation may cause you during your stay.
     

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following changes in our 2015-2016 brochures.

    May 17, 2016:
    The official name of the hotel will be Gran Caribe Palma Real.

    May 3, 2016:
    Take note that the Tchin Tchin program will no longer be offered as of May 1, 2016

    May 3, 2016:
    The hotel Bellevue Palma Real is now called the Hotel Palma Real, under the chain Gran Caribe
    All the services remain the same.

    October 5, 2015:
    There is no hairdryer in the room (only on request).
    There is no À la carte lunch at the Italian restaurant.
  • Please take note of the following changes in our 2016-2017 brochure.

    June 23, 2016:
    There is no scuba diving at the hotel.
    All inclusive: there is no à la carte lunch at the Italian restaurant.
About your Hotel

Hotel Location

  • Approximately 26 km from Juan Gualberto Gómez Airport - Varadero
  • Across the street from the beach
  • Close to cultural site
  • Area: Varadero Beach

Hotel Description

  • 466 rooms
  • 2 building(s) of 5 storey(s)
  • Elevator

Services

  • Parking available at the hotel
  • 4 pool(s)
  • 4 restaurant(s)
  • 7 bar(s)
  • 24h snacks
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Internet business center ($)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • 1 tennis court(s)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • WiFi available in :
    • Lobby ($)
  • Nurse on site ($)
  • Currency exchange ($)
  • ATM ($)
  • Check-in time : 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Beauty salon ($)
  • Blue Salsa Club
  • Rythm & Dance training plan
  • Car Rental ($)
  • This hotel accepts student groups
The disco entry is free but guests must pay the drinks

Beach

  • Beach Club on site
  • Lounge chairs
  • Palapas

Hotel Contact Information

    Gran Caribe Palma Real 3.5*

  • Bellevue Palma Real Avenida 2a y Calle 64 Varadero, Matanzas Cuba
  • Tel.: 5345614555
  • Fax : 5345614550
  • Email : booking@grupobluebay.com
Inclusions

For travel between November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016

Package

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 2 / week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission)
  • Domestic drinks unlimited
  • Evening entertainment nightly
  • Non-motorized water sports (select at the hotels's Beach Club)
  • Premium brand drinks and select international drinks unlimited
  • Selected international drinks
  • Snacks 24-hour
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • À la carte lunch
  • Bottle of water upon arrival
  • Service of a representative at destination
SOLO COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Promotion No Single Supplement (restrictions may apply)
  • Communal table for sharing meals
  • Happy hour weekly, restrictions may apply

Hotel only

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 2 / week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission)
  • Domestic drinks unlimited
  • Evening entertainment nightly
  • Non-motorized water sports (select at the hotels's Beach Club)
  • Premium brand drinks and select international drinks unlimited
  • Selected international drinks
  • Snacks 24-hour
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • À la carte lunch
  • Bottle of water upon arrival
  • Service of a representative at destination
SOLO COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Promotion No Single Supplement (restrictions may apply)
  • Communal table for sharing meals
  • Happy hour weekly, restrictions may apply

For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Package

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 2/week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission)
  • Domestic drinks unlimited
  • Evening entertainment nightly
  • Non-motorized water sports (select at the hotel's Beach Club)
  • Premium brand drinks and select international drinks unlimited
  • Selected international drinks
  • Snacks 24-hour
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • À la carte lunch
  • Bottle of water upon arrival
  • Service of a representative at destination

Hotel only

ALL INCLUSIVE (AI) MEAL PLAN :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

In short, everything you need for a fabulous vacation.

 

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 2/week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission)
  • Domestic drinks unlimited
  • Evening entertainment nightly
  • Non-motorized water sports (select at the hotel's Beach Club)
  • Premium brand drinks and select international drinks unlimited
  • Selected international drinks
  • Snacks 24-hour
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • À la carte lunch
  • Bottle of water upon arrival
  • Service of a representative at destination
Rooms
  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Room

    • In-room safe ($)
    • Satellite TV
    • 220/240 volts
    • Run of the house View
    • Up to 3 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 1 children
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Balcony
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Hairdryer (on request)
    • Mini-fridge
    • Telephone
Sports / Activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Kayaking
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
    • 1 tennis court(s)

Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Aquafitness
  • Board games
  • Dance lessons
  • Fitness center
Internet

WiFi available in :

    • Lobby ($)

Internet for Business ($)

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Available for season 2015-2016
Restaurants / Bars
  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
    • 24h snacks
    • Disco
  • Restaurant(s)
    • Flamboyán
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • Tihulam
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte International
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Formal
      • High chairs available
    • La Piazza
      Image bar
      • Lunch : À la Carte Italian
      • Dinner : À la Carte Italian
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
      • Smoking area
    • La Palma
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Snack Bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • Dinner : Snack Bar
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
      • Smoking area
    • Beach Snack Bar
      Image bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • Dinner : Snack Bar
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • Smoking area
  • Bar(s)
    • Mojito
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 23:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • La Palma
      Image bar
      • Opening time : 00:00
      • Closing time : 00:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      Snack bar open 24 hours
    • Saoco
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 23:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Daiquiri
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 00:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Tocororo
      Image bar
      • Location : Swim-up
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 17:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Beach Bar
      Image bar
      • Location : Beach
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 17:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • La Carpa
      Image bar
      • Opening time : 21:30
      • Closing time : 23:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
Kids
  • High chair available at the restaurants

Notes

Wading pool available for children
Special offers
  • 1 child under 12 stays and eats free (2015-2016)

  • No Single Supplement (2015-2016)

  • 1 child under 12 stays and eats free (2016-2017)

  • No Single Supplement (2016-2017)

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Solo Collection Benefits
No SINGLE SUPPLEMENT * 
Free WIFI ** 
COMMUNAL TABLE for sharing meals
WEEKLY HAPPY HOUR with Transat clients
Free ROOM SERVICE **

* Limited number of rooms.
** Where available.

Available for season 2015-2016
Ratings
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TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews

Your downtown hotel and then some 0000¼ July 21, 2016

  • Palma Real is a hotel located around the corner from Calle 62, which has the outside salsa club, which is very entertaining, and Havana Club, a dance club. Free admission, as opposed to the 10 CUC...
  • cockeyed

wonderful surprise 0000¼ July 12, 2016

  • To be blunt did not expect much with the great price we got for sure. The best holiday met great people, great staff, great food, 1 block from the beach, what can I say loved it here, older place...
  • 961donnas

Perfect location, 4 pools with swim-up pool bar 0000¼ July 9, 2016

  • After being in Varadero October 2015 we decided to return in May 2016 for a two week stay but stay at a cheaper resort because we had just been there and wanted to stay within our budget. After...
  • IloveCubaGirl
Transat rating 888*²

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