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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).

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • 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
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Hotel Location

  • Approximately 26 km from Aéroport Juan Gualberto Gómez - 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
  • Beach Club (facilities on the beach) : Yes (included)
  • Lounge chairs
  • Palapas

Hotel Contact Information

  • Gran Caribe Palma Real 3.5*
  • Avenida 2a y Calle 64 Varadero, Matanzas Cuba
  • Tel.: 5345614555
  • Fax : 5345614550
  • Email : booking@grupobluebay.com
Inclusions
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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!

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

Accommodation 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!

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
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  • For your comfort, each room offers :
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    • 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
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Sports

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

Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Aquafitness
  • Board games
  • Dance lessons
  • Fitness center
Internet
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WiFi available in :

  • Lobby ($)

Internet for Business ($)

Restaurants / Bars
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  • 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
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      • Dinner : À la Carte International
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Formal
      • High chairs available
    • La Piazza
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      • Lunch : À la Carte Italian
      • Dinner : À la Carte Italian
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
      • Smoking area
    • La Palma
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      • Breakfast : Snack Bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • Dinner : Snack Bar
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
      • Smoking area
    • Beach Snack Bar
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      • 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
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  • High chair available at the restaurant(s)

Notes

Wading pool available for children
Special offers
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  • 1 child under 12 stays and eats free (2016-2017)

      • For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017
  • No Single Supplement (2016-2017)

      • Applicable for travel between May 1, 2017 and October 31, 2017
Ratings
000)¼ 2667 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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AMAZING...AS USUAL... 00000 April 25, 2017

  • Your on vacation could it be anything else but amazing...I stayed in the 2nd building 2102...something like that..room was super cute..bed was decent...at first there was no hot water and pressure...
  • zipitybee

Location is about all it has going for it 00¼¼¼ April 25, 2017

  • Well, after reading the many horrible reviews I wasn't expecting much, and I had an open mind!! But this is how it went!! Check in - smooth and friendly contrary to the other reviews, there were 5 of...
  • SusieG157

Not a good choise 00¼¼¼ April 24, 2017

  • Bad cocktail in the all inclusive formula. Old building, bad kept. Very bad food; always the same things, nothing is tasty. We spent two nights in a bedroom with a really smelly mold but they didn't...
  • EvaCOMO
Transat rating
888*²
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Hotel Ranking Descriptions

★★★★★ A luxury resort offering first-class accommodation along with a very wide range of services and facilities.
★★★★ A superior resort offering a high standard of accommodation along with a wide array of services and facilities.
★★★ An intermediate resort offering a good price/quality ratio along with pleasant accommodation and various services.
★★ A standard resort offering comfortable accommodation and basic services.