Enjoying quite good reviews from guests, hotel Starfish 4 Palmas (formerly Mercure 4 Palmas) is in a great location in the town of Varadero, near the city center, the shopping markets, restaurants, bars...and right on the beach!
Built in 1992 and renovated in 2000 it features 282 rooms in total, most of them Standards and located in the main building; the rest (named Classic but better known as Economy Rooms) are situated in bungalows which formerly formed Hotel Mercure Las Palmas.
Rooms, in general, are quite simple though comfortable and since the hotel is of medium size, everything is close by. Staff is friendly, food gets many positive reviews, gardens are well kept, pool is nice, and the beach is gorgeous and cleaned daily.
There are also many activities including salsa lessons, day entertainment and night shows. Everything is not perfect of course; sometimes these shows are too loud and finish too late (11pm) for some guest's taste. There is also a very popular disco across the street so, if one's room is in the main building and overlooking the street, noise could be a problem. Therefore if you are an early sleeper our advice is to request a sea front room, they are quieter and come with wonderful views of the sea.