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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to Cuba, we spent 7 days at Grand Memories and had a great time. Keep in mind that this is a large resort, so you will need to get to the beach early to reserve a chair. also the walk to the beach can be a little long if your room is at the back...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my 5th time to Varadero, and my least favourite resort. The Grand Memories is the largest resort I've ever stayed at. Which I think is why I had so many cons. This resort requires a lot of walking I was located in the regular rooms building 14, the longest distance from the beach. My cons were: only 3...

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1Thank April L
Fredericton, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Where to begin... I can't say enough things about this fantastic resort, but the main thing for me is the people. Bar tenders, house keepers, gardeners, bell boys, everyone always greets you with a hello and a smile. My main tip is get to know the workers! They love making friends and getting to know them makes your experience that...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Most likely the place was overbooked. When arrived, we could not enjoy any of the gourmet restaurants we were offered due to overbooking. The buffet food was not as good. The staff were exhausted though they tried their best and were charming. The piano bar had great musicians. The beach is nice

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Nova Scotia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many good things about this resort. The beach is outstanding, it has a beach bar, great bartenders there, cleaned throughout the day, a guy helping you find chairs, a decent beach buffet with a barbecue every day, a bit repetitive but we ate there every day so it couldn't have been too bad. Most of the staff are...

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Thank novascotian_10
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic location, the room was a bit stale and the entire resort needs a face lift. But compensated by smiling service and endless beach. Food was nothing special but filled the need. Would try Memories again at another location.

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2Thank c0rky123
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelled with my wife in a small group in February 2017. Positive: nice looking area close to the sea, speedy service by waiters, clean water in the sea. Ordinary: food, roomservice Negative: noisy buffet restaurants, long waitinglines, terrible evening show, empty sunchairs along swimmingpool "occupied" all the time (signs telling NO), stupid gameshows at the pool, sand on the beach...

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2Thank Karl Rian S
Thunder Bay, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife, mother and I traveled to Grand Memories Feb. 7 to Feb. 14, 2017 via Sunwing. The flight was direct from Thunder Bay with no problems. Once in Cuba we got through security somewhat slowly but was directed to our bus quickly and was on our way. Check in was quick and directed to our building. If required you...

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13Thank Chichi15
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went to this hotel from 18th to 25th January. 1st time in Cuba and was told by friends if going to Cuba to enjoy the beach, the people, the drinks and the hotel. However, was advised not to expect much from the food. Well, my friends were right. Food is what you make out of it. Try a little...

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5Thank Henry M
Almere, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We needed to take a holiday as my wife was tired at work and needed a break. A quick look online threw up a week at Grand Memories resort, all inclusive, and it really is, with Tui for a good price so we booked it. Flight from Europe 11 hours, no way round that. Arrived in Varadero, bus waiting, taken...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy Cuba's blissful year-round climate, stunning white sand beaches, and crystal clear waters with a stay at the luxurious Grand Memories Varadero. Elegant and spacious guestrooms are available in a variety of room categories in our child-friendly and Adults-Only sections. Lounge by the dazzling pools, get active with a variety of land and water sports, work out at the fitness centre, or pamper yourself at the luxurious spa. Children will have a great time at our Kids Club, which features a children's play area with supervised games and activities. Guests of the Adults-Only area will enjoy extra luxuries such as complimentary 24-hour room service, club house, cigar room, butler service and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Memories Varadero

Address: Km 18.5 Autopista Sur | Parque Natural Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200, Cuba (Formerly Hotel Riu Varadero)
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Price Range: $195 - $396 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 1110
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#5 Spa Hotel in Varadero
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
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“Try and get one close to the beach. the walk can be a little long, Try for a first or second floor room”
 of 5 bubbles A5031OUgarym, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Diamond club rooms are closer to the beach”
 of 5 bubbles A8251LXlorib, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We were in building 14 farthest from the beach. The higher the number the closer to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles novascotian_10, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“No elevators here - 3 floors.”
 of 5 bubbles karlrians, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Upgrade to a superior room - Closer to amenities (Bldg. 20, 21, 22)”
 of 5 bubbles Chichi15, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
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