About 7 miles from Varadero, the Club Med is lost in its luxurious green surroundings. As for the rest, nothing special. This is a nice place.
This hotel review is a translation of the French version published on our French site Easyvoyage.com.
The Club Med is so well integrated into its environment that you don't even notice it from the road. Surrounded by luxuriant greenery on one side and the sea on the other, it is about 7 miles from Varadero town centre (15 minutes) and about 24 miles from the international airport (35 minutes) by car. Its beach, on the north coast of the Hicacos peninsula, faces Florida Detroit. Outside of the hotel, the surrounding areas are rather spoilt.
Children aren't catered for. The Club doesn't provide any facilities for motorised sports.
The Club's decor and quietness is remarkable. Simple, tasteful, and both warm and modern, the rooms have been well designed. With interior panoramic lifts, its immense lobby is decorated with Cuban paintings. Outside, in the garden, rectangular shaped ponds make the mini tropical forest stand out separating the hotel from the beach. The rooms are in several buildings. The central one has a magnificent glasshouse inside.
The Club has bedrooms and bungalows (487 in total) with either a sea or garden view. Tastefully and simply decorated, the rooms have adjustable air conditioning, satellite television, a safe, telephone for international calls, bath, hair dryer, and have a balcony.
Its definiately worth tasting the Club Med's food. Its main restaurant's international buffets have a very good selection and are of a very good quality. There's a wide choice of things available. Lined with large bay windows overlooking the garden, it is bright and its setting is particularly pleasant. Two other restaurants (one serving grilled fish and meat, the other Italian food). No other places to eat apart from these three restaurants. Four bars, one of which is perfect for cigar lovers, very peaceful and cosy. Drinks from the bar (hot and cold drinks, ice creams) are not included.
A little paradise! With fine sand with deckchairs and parasols, it is without a doubt the quietest and most relaxing beach on the peninsula. And you will be overcome by a delightful feeling when you wade into the water. No motorised sports, bars, restaurants, or music, this beach has almost preserved its original state. People who appreciate authenticity should take note.