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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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
  • Metro:
  • District:

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
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
000)¼ 2704 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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6th and Final Time there!! 0¼¼¼¼ June 17, 2017

  • We have been here 1-2 times a year since 2013. I loved the place, the location and the staff. I know it had issues, wasn't the greatest resort, but we loved it none the less. Till our trip April...
  • 994TM

Great location, lots of reno`s needed. 3 Third time. 000¼¼ June 15, 2017

  • This was my 3rd time in the 3 years at this resort. Location is the true draw. I just got back June 10th 2017. Sad part is now things weren't disclosed that really made me kind of disappointed...
  • warrenjameshunter

Coming back again and I won't trust the new bad reviews!!! 0000¼ June 7, 2017

  • Well I book somewhere else and than I had to change my mind!!! I want to see the employees again! and what about the location!! for a woman alone it's great... walking distance from everything, I...
  • 693amalh
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.