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John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« on: June 10, 2009, 02:14:33 PM »
 :b:                                             A week in Paradise

My wife and I flew out of  Montreal via  Air Transat. Wonderful flight and service. If you can do Trans Class, I highly recommend it. Before landing in Cuba we were given our tourist visa to fill out along with a public health form certifying we were healthy and not full of H1N1 virus. When the plane landed in Varadero, we were greeted by gloved and masked Cuban customs people. They gave one more form to fill to absolutely assure that we were not feeling sick. After we were on the bus to the Iberostar. We were checked in very quickly to  room 1525, which turned out to be a suite. Kingsized bed, stocked daily beer fridge with beer , pop and water. Room service was available.  ( we didnít need to use it) There was the standard electronic safe, two umbrellas, coffee pot, and an iron with an iron board. Sliding patio door to an outside balcony with a clothes rack to dry your bathing suit on. Although it was so humid that week (70%), nothing dried, lol The electric plug was the European style wide prong at 220v.  The service was excellent. Everyone smiling and saying Hola!  The food was fabulous, the drinks were wonderful .  If anything, there is a danger of overeating and over drinking there. Its just that good. Waiters and Waitresses bringing drinks around the pool and on the beach. The activities were fun. Always something going on. The music was wonderful. There is always a manager hanging around to make sure everything was running well. They have a big spa offering numerous services along with a fully loaded gym. The beach was great. Not very deep at our end.  It was sooooooo hot, we didnít do a lot of excursions. Ended up going to the Dolpin aquarium. That was pricey but great.  On Cuban night , the dancers and musicians danced around the hotel.in full costume.  I loved it.  On a hygiene note, I didnít have to take out my Imodium once. The place was spotless and the toilets were clean with toilet paper and seats on the toilet. One my last night there, I had a T Bone steak with crepes suzettes and ice cream for dessert.  They even had a vegetarian section every night in the buffet. Very impressive.  I didnít know that one could eat so well in Cuba. I didnít know that were actually nice hotels  of this calibre. This was truly a 5 star hotel. Would I go back with friends and or family?   Si! 


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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2009, 02:37:21 PM »
Thanks John for sharing, sounds like you had a great time, and although I have thought that Cuba has lost it shine after reading this I may reconsider this resort for sure  :grin:

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I had a T Bone steak


My favorite  :grin:

I know some say the food isn't important, but it is to me. I do like to be able to eat while on holiday and not just get by  :ROFL:

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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2009, 02:40:26 PM »
I didn't know you could eat so well in Cuba.  We should all go back. It would be the perfect place to do it. Also the train thing goes to the door every hour on the hour.

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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2009, 02:50:22 PM »
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That_Woman would be in heaven!  Sounds like a Great Place.   I had kinda lost interest in Varadero after our trip there, but maybe this will convince us to give it one more try.

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« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2009, 02:51:50 PM »
 :ROFL:  Oh and I forgot to mention the bidet in the bathroom.  :ROFL:

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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2009, 03:03:37 PM »
John how could you forget about water shooting up your back side  :ROFL:

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2009, 03:06:50 PM »
 *scared*  It was so cold!   :lol1:

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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2009, 03:32:59 PM »
  :thumbsup: Great review Jammy.  IV was a real gem when we were there three years ago and I am impressed that it still is!  Your review has made me want to go back!
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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2009, 05:57:36 PM »
It was great. oh and I forgot to mention the Kareoke every night in the disco while they were doing stuff for the kids on the main stage. I sang my brains out  :thumbsup: {music}

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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2009, 07:59:26 AM »
Thanks for the review, Jammy. I am glad that you guys had a super time! The I.V. sounds like it still warrants all the high praise it has gotten.  Its one drawback for us, as for others I see, is that it is in Varadero.... TC  :grin:

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Re: John and Ann's review of the amazing Iberostar Varadero.
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2009, 06:22:23 PM »
Thing about Varadero is that it was just too hot to do much. So this was the perfect hotel to stay and chillax at  :thumbsup: