Hotel Grand Memories Varadero

Vacation spot: Varadero
Address: Autopista Sur Km. 18 1/2, Punta Hicacos, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba
Phone: (+53) 45 66 7966
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Blue Diamond Resorts
Energy: 220V / 60Hz

Grand Memories Varadero (former Riu Varadero) is located beachfront in one of the Caribbean most beautiful resorts, with more than 20km of pure white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

The hotel features 1110 rooms, 2 swimming pools + children's pool; 2 tennis courts, a wellness center (additional charge), a variety of water sports, restaurants, bars; the possibility of practicing golf at the nearby Varadero Golf Club and an only adults section which offers a unique selection of services and amenities (see Highlights for more details).

All in all, a big resort with good spacious rooms (although needing updating) , nice grounds, attentive and hardworking staff, a gorgeous beach and attractive pools… but food most improve a great deal to deserve its 5 stars ranking since most guests complain about the quality and variety of it.

Hotel Highlights


Grand Memories Varadero features activities for all ages:

Baby (0 - 3 years old) and kids (4 - 12) clubs (available daily: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm).

Children ages 4 to 12 will be able to socialize with others their own age while interacting with Berenstain Bears 1 and Toopy and Binoo 2, watching cartoons, discovering the playground, and playing various games in secure facilities.

Teens Lounge (with age-appropriate activities for teens between the ages of 13 and 17 featuring engaging games).


Indoor games


Hotel walk tours

Outdoor games

Swimming pool

Play station



Diamond Club luxury services and privileges include:

Superior rooms

Early check in and late check out (subject to availability).

Personalized check in/check out.

VIP welcome cocktail.

Distinctive wristbrand.

Dedicated restaurant for Diamond Club guests.

Private beach area with waiter service.

Concierge service in the lobby.

Premium amenities in room.

Beach towels in room.

Discounts on Spa treatments, beauty salon and laundry services.

Exclusive lunch at 1 of à la carte restaurants.

One dinner show per week.

Mini Bar (re-stocked daily).



A hotel within a hotel.

Deluxe suites.

Exclusive à la carte restaurant, bar and pool.

Complimentary butler service.

24 hour room services.

Location Details


14 km (8.75 mi) from the centre of Varadero.

45 minute drive from Varadero's intl airport

50 minute drive from Matanzas city.


Taxis available 24 x 7

Car Rental Desk


"Selections" buffet restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner


"Los Lirios" beach restaurant, open only for lunch


"La Creole" creole restaurant, open only for dinner


"Bella Cucina" italian restaurant, open only for dinner


"Le Gourmet" gourmet restaurant, open only for dinner

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

"Mariposa" Lobby Bar

Open: 24 h


"Adelfa" Snack & Pool Bar

Open: 24 h


"Amapola" Cuban Bar


"Hortensia" Aqua Bar


"Lirio" Aqua Bar


"Azahar" Theatre Bar

Open during shows


"Los Jasmines" Disco Bar

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Billiard
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Catamarans
  • Pedaloes
  • Pedal boat
  • Ping-Pong
  • Pool volleyball
  • Tennis courts
  • Water basketball
  • Water Polo
  • Motorized water sports
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Baby Club and/or Mini Club
  • Children’s pool
  • Playground
  • Connecting rooms
  • Children's menu
  • Cribs on request, according to availability
  • Highchairs for babies in restaurants
  • Kids activities program
  • Sports program
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's area in swimmingpool
  • Playroom
  • Splash pool
Fun and Entertainment
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Room games
  • Table tennis
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Dancing lessons
  • Night entertainment program
  • Night shows
  • Pool activities
  • Sport competitions
  • Water sports
Facilities for persons with disabilities
  • Rooms for persons with disabilities
  • Wheelchair accessible
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Personal wedding coordinator
  • Wedding cake and cava for the toast
  • Gift for the bridal couple in the room upon arrival
  • Best Man, maid of honor and witnesses (if necessary)
  • Bouquet for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom
  • Gazebo
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • Weddings and honeymoons program packages
  • Special room for honeymooners
Health and Beauty
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool
  • Beauty parlor
  • Solarium
  • Massages and treatments
  • SPA
Business and Office
  • Meeting room (s)
  • Halls for conventions and events
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Wi-Fi Free internet connection in lobby, rooms and common areas
  • 24 hrs security staff
  • Fire alarms
  • Lifegard
  • Smoke detector
  • Medical services
  • Towel service
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Parking
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Currency exchange
  • Rooms for smokers and non-smokers
  • Specialty restaurants
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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