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“An Enjoyable Week With Family”
Review of Hotel Playa de Oro

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Hotel Playa de Oro
Ranked #31 of 64 Hotels in Varadero
Reviewed 15 February 2018

We had a great week here, 3 of us travelled in from Alberta and 3 others met us there who travelled in from Nova Scotia. Our rooms were not overly fantastic, luckily we go for the beach and relaxation and as long as there is a bed and a shower we weren't overly concerned with the room. It was definitely tolerable for sure.

The beach bar was decent, but seemed like an extremely far walk, the BBQ down by the beach at lunch time was our favourite!! I learned to dance with one of the staff members, they played music daily and you had the choice to sit inside or outside and the food was hands down some of the best food we have had on a resort!

Al le carts weren't anything special to write home about, but the food was again tolerable. In all fairness we only did one, but we actually enjoyed the food at the buffet so we didn't want to mess with something that wasn't broken more than once.

I don't really have any complaints about this place, we would definitely go again!!

Beautiful beach, decent food, tolerable rooms, lots of sun & relaxation... all boxes are checked in my opinion!!

Stayed: April 2017
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

My husband and i booked a vacation to this resort, now known as muthu Playa Varadaro,on a wednesday and left that sat. We flew with air transat which was fine, was met at the airport and we were the last to be dropped off after a comfortable bus ride with ice cold beer. We were greated with the front desk and checked in quickly and escorted to our room, the air was on full blast but soon turned down, we arrived at midnight and was able to get some food at the snack bar. My travel agent made some special request for a first floor room to accomidate the fact i just had knee surgury, request fufilled with a ocean view. The resort was very clean and there was lots of chairs available at the beach and pool area, food was really good and always available all day, they even knew how to mix drinks. There were alot of canadians and mixture of french people.The weather was unbelievable, 29-31 everyday, which was most importanat to us. We rented scooters for the day to get around and everyone was very helpful, this resort was just bought by a new owner 3 weeks ago and is undergoing a major clean up and refreshing that will definetly bring the reviews up, either way i would go back to this resort, good times and good memories and good entertainment every night, well worth the money.

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank cushmanmanufacturing
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

The staff working at the front desk were rude, not helpful and seemed more concerned about the tips there were receiving for exchanging money! I was in crisis and they simply didn't care. Wouldn't let me use the phone to contact my West Jet agent. My room was horrible! Asked numerous times to switch rooms only to be advised come back tomorrow. Disrespectful! Again only concerned money exchange tips! Hope they shared this with all the staff. Loved Cuba! Never again Playa de Ore!

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
Thank Lousashark
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Our initial room was terrible. Had to be moved to another room due to musty/moldy odor, mold on the walls behind all the furniture, no hot water, no lock on the patio door (we were on the main floor). While requesting to be moved to another room, there were 3 other couples at the desk asking the same thing!! Second room was adequate and clean. Food was plentiful, but the same thing day after day, and all tasted the same. No spice of any kind, other than salt & pepper, which is fine as we understand that Cuba doesn't use alot of spice. The entertainment was shotty. Sometimes they just cancelled it because 'there wasn't enough interest' - What?? So only a band playing in the lobby bar, and only for an hour each night. The staff seemed very so-so about everything, and just yes or no answers. Not accommodating at all. I would never stay at this particular hotel again.

Room Tip: We asked for a good room. All we got was a view of the field behind the hotel!
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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Lynda M
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Just got back from my first time in Cuba. Absolutely love this country! This resort.. not so much. Staff was friendly. The waiters/waitresses at the buffet were awesome. The food was good, unless youre a picky eater then the buffet they offer wouldnt be for you. Rooms were clean as well with the bathroom. Had no phone in room or power cable for our tv. If you plan on having fruity drinks that involve orange or pineapple juice or even orange pop neither of the bars have. Nor do the bars have blenders. Good luck getting a drink that you actually like. I tried getting a couple beer from the pool bar.. bartender said they were out. No activities for the kids. The night shows they offered were great! Good thing for their nice beach, ocean and pool. Ill definitely come back to Cuba but i will not be staying at this resort.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled with family
Thank Jared W
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Additional Information about Hotel Playa de Oro

Address: Carretera Las Morlas Km 12.5, Varadero 42200, Cuba (Formerly Coralia Club Playa de Oro)
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Matanzas Province > Varadero
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#21 Top resorts Hotel in Varadero
#22 Luxury Hotel in Varadero
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Varadero
Price Range: RM 462 - RM 798 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Playa de Oro 4*
Number of rooms: 385
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the renowned Varadero resort, on a magnificient beach with crytal waters and white sands, 8km from the town centre and 35 min from the airport. The Mercure Playa de Oro offers modern architecture and decor and features an all inclusive formula, 3 restaurants, 3 bars, 1 night club, sea and sports activities and daily evening shows. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Coralia Club Playa De Oro Varadero Hotel Varadero
Playa De Oro Varadero
Coralia Playa De Oro

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