Hotetur Palma Real

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Avda 2 Calle 64, Cuba, Caribbean

4 Reviews

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    Hidden Gem!

    by

    The Palma Real is my new favorite resort in Varadero. I loved the location - 63rd Street and 2nd Avenue - it was very easy to get out and about the town without spending a ton of money on taxis. The Calle 62 bar is a 2 block walk from the hotel - we ended up there several times during the week of our stay. Sure, it's a 2-block walk from the beach, but they have a nice house at the beach for drinks and food and the beach in this area is the best in Varadero. The pools were nice and clean and we really enjoyed ourselves at the swim-up bar one afternoon! (maybe a little too much?) Our room was large and clean, the beds were good and we had a mini fridge and balcony. What more can you ask for? The rooms were a little outdated, but for the price of this place, it was well worth it, in my mind.

    Unique Quality: The food at the resort was very good, and there were several restaurants to choose from. The buffet had great selections of food every time we ate there, the hamburgers at the 24 hour snack bar were very good (and that's saying something - I usually avoid hamburgers in Cuba at all costs!), the pizza place made excellent pizzas, and the omelettes at the a la carte restaurant in the mornings quickly became a regular stop for our group. The staff at this resort were truly outstanding. They couldn't do enough for us, and always with a smile. They really were the best! I plan to return to Palma Real again and again.

    Directions: Basically at the centre of Varadero, within easy walking distance of restaurants, bars, markets, even Josone Park. A perfect location in Varadero!

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    Value & location

    by

    The room was clean, fresh linen or towels daily and the staff fairly courteous. The sliding doors didn't lock so i rented the safe key. Buffet food mostly tasted unusual. Once had to remind the cook that the frozen turkey cutlet was not cooked completely. Morning omelets were good. Mostly the restaurant was a good place to meet up with new friends. The 24 hour restaurant facility had some good reviews by others.
    Some form of entertainment was provided every evening.
    Tips are a part of the package with some staff adopting different patrons.
    Be mindful of your own conduct as staff are monitored as to their behavior with non-Cubans.

    Unique Quality: This is decent facility. It's only rated 3.5* It's unique benefit comes from it's location, close to the ocean and yet close enough to local shopping and the Cuban elements of Veradera. It's not insulated like the higher end resorts up the peninsula. No mosquitoes!

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    Palma Real

    by

    Excellent value for money hotel, downtwn, 2 large free form swimming pools plus 2 small ones, very friendly staff..

  • Palma Real

    by

    This 4 *hotel has 400+rooms and is located in the middle of the peninsula. It's divided in several small buildings and doesn't give you the impression to be in such a big place. It's an all-inclusive only hotel, not beach front but has a private beach which is only 5mins walk where you also have a bar.
    The hotel has 5 pools, 4 restaurants (international, italian, chineese and cuban), lots of entertainment, bars and shops everywhere.
    The rooms were big and each have either a terrace or balcony .
    Beware of the receptionist ! Before you know it, he grabs your wrist and puts one of those bright blue bracelet that you have to wear at all time till you leave...

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Well night life exists

by Srechko about Comparsita, Discoteca La Bamba, Havana Club

These three clubs were open every night during our stay, but none of these were extremely exciting. Comparsita is located in town and you might like it if you can listen to commercial Cuban pop all night. As a good thing - you get to meet locals here. Havana Club is totally western oriented - no locals here - mostly hotel guests. La Bamba is somewhere n between, music is mix of cuban pop and popular world hits. Almost no locals here either. Also there is an open bar in front of hotel "Palma Real" (I think) in Varadero where live band plays every night. Locals and tourists mix here, but I didn't like the live band - too commercial. Go to Havan for some cuban jazz action!!!

Highlight of our Trip

by A TripAdvisor Member

We returned from the Palma Real March 1st. Everything about it, especially the staff, was very positive. During our stay we developed a fever(causes unknown) and were treated exceedingly well by the hotel's doctor and her 2 nurses. They were great. The front desk and restaurant staff readily spoke and understood English, French and German to satisfy most of the guest's requests. Our chambermaid was also very kind, leaving us a personalised hand written note the day we left thanking us for some clothing, trinkets and dollar tip we left for her daily. She also made wonderfully different designs on the beds with our towels. The only reason I didn't give a rating of 5, was because of the food. It was just OK. We got tired of the buffet after the third day and went outside the resort looking for options at restaurants where Cubans ate. Doing this, it became clear that Cuban food was simply pretty boring and plain, so it shouldn't be too much of a reflection on the Palma Real. Overall the Palma Real is very good value. You can go to a higher priced resort, but you're taking your chances by spending more than you have to.

Fantastic memories for life

by A TripAdvisor Member

We have been home only 3 days and are missing Cuba already. What made our stay so special was our hotel The Palma Real. The staff in the hotel just simply could not do enough for you. They are the friendliest of people i have ever come across. No matter how small or how big a request you would have they will do everything within their power to meet that request. The hotel is ideally situated for access to the beautiful beach. A 5minute walk is all that is required. The hotel even has your every need catered for on the beach with it's own bar and enertainment. It is there for you to use as you wish. The food is well varied and plenty of it with there being 4 different restaurants to choose from. What else can i say. Great service,freindly atmosphere and once you have been i am sure you will be just like me. You WILL want to return.

loved it

by A TripAdvisor Member

we stayed in the palma real in may 2003 for two weeks it was my first time visiting the carribean and i was a bit nervous.When we arrived our bags were taken to our room straight away. The rooms were lovely plenty of space everything was clean. The buffet was delicious plenty of variety, the chinese restruant was very quiet and the food very tasty.
During the day they have plenty of activities to keep you amused from water aerobics to dance lessons i found the entertainment at night to be pretty boring although there are few 24hour bars around varadero that are very cheap. While there we went on the dolphin trip it was very cheap and you got to swim with the dolphins in there natural habitat i would advise everybody who visits varadero to go. Overall i found cuba to be absolutly beautiful the people are very friendly and proud to live there

great all inclusive vacation!

by A TripAdvisor Member

Just got back for Varadero yesterday(Feb 17). We had a great time at Palma Real. We have travelled all over the world on tight budgets, but this was our first all inclusive experience. The rooms are quite nice, very clean, though fairly small(but how much time do you spend in them?). The showers were powerful and hot. Air conditioning kept out the humidity, but we turned them up (down?) as it was set quite cold.
The buffet was good. We generally stuck with whatever the chef was carving up for the meal as other items might be the same every day. The Pizzeria was good. The BBQ restaurant is poor. Didn't try the chinese.
The beach is pretty much right accross the street, so we weren't bothered by that at all, as well there was a hotel bar there and watersport items for our use. Overall, it was an excellent experience and we would go back in a hearbeat. The staff were very friendly and never asked for a tip (which we heard was unlike other properties), though a tip for good service was apreciated. Take the Jeep Safari tour if you want to see some caves and cuban countryside, and rent a scooter for a day to see a little more.

Ace man

by A TripAdvisor Member

palma real - 28th Jan we landed - large room but next to main autopista (main road) number 4218 shower is good and room size good. watched castro on telly alot and movies in Spanish. We met some great friends out there ( Coner your email wont work)Calle 62 bar brill music and Artex was great for salsa and all inclusive drinks and enterance for $5Beach bar staff brill, and beach lunch food ok. Dont bother with BBQ or Chinese restaurant special nights instead go to the botanical park with 4 restaurants, the best lobster sit in the bar on the road and order lobster and prawn cocktail and paella. Spent two days in Havanna you will need $30 in one dollar notes or even smaller to fend off hustlers but we walked two hours into the old banking area and we met some great cubas. Very proud of their country and never asked us for money. This was the best holiday we have had in 5 years even better the mauritius! Contact Jkayhome1@aol.com for further info. We went with Cosmos and the best rep ever is Gillxx

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Palma Real for 40+ singles

by cheeto55

I am in my 40's and thinking of staying at the Palma Real in November. Is it a pretty good Hotel for singles? Any other info on the Hotel would be appreciated.

Re: Palma Real for 40+ singles

by AnjaV

Check out this page for reviews:
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Comments (1)

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    Dec 10, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    wow I am kinda surprised on the revies here..maybe they have pulled their socks up...I stayed there 3 years ago and it was not much to be impressed by...unfortunately the food was lo quality vs other 3.5-4 stars i have stayed at in varadero. second it's more of a hotel than a resort as it does not have the nice sandy -palm tree pools that back onto the varadero beach...which is the main reason we are here..right!!!
    it's not terribly bad..but just a comparison....we stayed at brisas del caribe the nextr year and what a difference..a great middle of the road resort, well lais out, much better food, and a great overall experience

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Address: Avda 2 Calle 64, Cuba, Caribbean