Hotel Grand Memories Varadero

Vacation spot: Varadero
Address: Parque Natural Punta Hicacos, Varadero, 42200, Cuba.
Phone: +53 45 66 79 66
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children from 2 to 12 years old , Infants under 2 years old .
Managed by: Blue Diamond Resorts
Energy: 220 V / 60 hz

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.


Buffet style restaurant.

6 à la carte restaurants open only for dinner (reservation required):

- "La Violeta", specialized in Italian food.

- "La Orquidea", gourmet restaurant.

- "Los Lirios", seafood restaurant.

- "Mar Pacifico", Creole restaurant.

- "Ging Seng", Asian restaurant.

- "Ave del Paraíso", international cuisine (adults only).

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

"Mariposa" lobby bar (open 24 hrs).

"Azahar" theatre bar (open during shows).

"Adelfa y Amapola" poolside snack bars.

"Hortensia & Lirio" pool side bars with swim-up bar.

Disco bar

Cigar bar (exclusive for Adults Only section guests).

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Golf nearby
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Motorized water sports
Children Facilities and Activities
  • Baby Club and/or Mini Club
  • Children’s pool
  • Playground
  • Care of children (upon request)
  • Connecting rooms
Fun and Entertainment
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Room games
  • Table tennis
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Wedding ceremony locations
  • 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)
  • Weddings and honeymoons program packages
  • Bouquet for the bride and a buttonhole for the groom
  • Gazebo
Room Services
  • 24-hour room service
Health and Beauty
  • Sauna
  • SPA
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Beauty parlor
  • Solarium
Business and Office
  • Meeting room (s)
  • Fax service
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Internet connection (Wi-Fi)
  • Internet Café
  • Medical services
  • Towel service
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • 24 hour Reception
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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