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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).

Mandatory Information: Main Pool Closure

  • October 4, 2017:

    Renovations in the hotel are expected or in process.

    Dates: October 1 to 31, 2017
    Where: The main pool and swim-up bar are closed for renovations.
    Substitution: The second pool is available and a bar has been placed in the area.
     
    The hotelier is deploying all possible efforts to minimize the noise and impact of renovations. 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 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 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 ($)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • 1 tennis court(s)
  • -
  • WiFi available in :
    • Lobby ($)
  • 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
For travel between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018

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 :
  • Room > Ø

    • 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
      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
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  • High chair available at the restaurant(s)

Notes

Wading pool available for children
Excursions ($)6
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Varadero

Adventure Tours and Excursions
Aquatic Excursion
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
  • 1 child under 13 stays and eats free (2017-2018)

      • Sharing the same room with two paying adults.
      • For travel between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018
  • Single Parent Special (2017-2018)

      • 1 Adult and 1 Child = Child under 13 stay and eat free.
      • For travel between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018
Ratings
000¼¼ 2749 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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Not great 00¼¼¼ October 17, 2017

  • We are used to staying at lower star resorts and having a great time. This resort is 3.5 stars but that's pretty generous. For a hotel that claims to be about music there was rarely music playing...
  • 849shannac

Love the amazing beach and the best coconut ice cream!! 000¼¼ October 13, 2017

  • Good flight with Air Transat. Bus ride was delayed due to a passengers luggage been checked by custom. Do not exchange money at the airport They don't give you a receipt. The bank is the best...
  • KingofWI

Close to beach 00¼¼¼ October 11, 2017

  • You must be a the glass half full person to survive this hotel. I stayed here for 7 days. Day 1: No shower curtain, ants in one corner of the room. Day 3: We received a shower curtain. By Day 7: ants...
  • Casi_alli
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.