About Iberostar Playa Alameda
- high speed internet in room
- swimming pool
- bar lounge
- fitness center
- free parking
- business services
- wheelchair access
- air conditioning
- smoking rooms available
- meeting room
- non smoking rooms
- laundry service
- flatscreen tv
- concierge desk
- banquet room
- multilingual staff
- breakfast buffet
- outdoor pool
- conference facilities
- private balcony
- breakfast available
- reduced mobility rooms
- facilities for disabled guests
- paid internet
- tennis court
- poolside bar
- kids club
15 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
better than i expected
"From recent reviews thought this complexes looked a bit run down, but we were pleasantly surprised. Room was really spacious, as was the bathroom which was well equipped. We dined in the buffet restaurant but you can go to the others but you have to book them. Food was plentiful and my husband really enjoyed this restaurant. Staff are really helpful but appreciate a small gift as everyday items are expensive and their wages are exceptionally low. The overnight trip to Havana to see the Tropicana show is well worth the money. If you fancy a change then go to the Beatles Bar at Calle 62 drinks are cheap and the live rock music will get you on your feet. Finally have to mention the fantastic classic cars! cruising' in one of the open topped cars was the best part of this trip for us- good fun and the driver very knowledgeable. Note, if you have bought your visa before you go then you do not have to keep 50 pesos so you can convert all your money back to sterling/euros."
- Travel date: Sun 1st of May 2016
This is our second visit to this hotel,...
"This is our second visit to this hotel, we first went in 2006 and loved it then but now it is even better. The staff are lovely, nothing is too much trouble for them, and the food was
fantastic such a large choice you would have to be extra extra fussy to not find anything to suit you. We arrived late due to snow at Gatwick on our departure and we were given ground floor rooms, we were not happy with the location of them but within 24 hours we were put in sea-view top floor rooms which were lovely. It was busy due to it being the Easter hols. but even so you did not feel crowded. They have added a few
"modern" touches since we were last there but these only complimented the hotel. Can't wait to go back there. This is the place to go to relax and chill out. "
- Travel date: Sat 10th of May 2008
We are a young couple wanting a fantasti...
"We are a young couple wanting a fantastic Caribbean get away and this was exactly that. After a disastrous so called holiday in Kos last year we deserved something amazing and it was out of this world I have no complaints with Cuba or First Choice.
The beaches were white and perfectly clean as was the hotel that was kept up to a very high standard at all times. Staff were very helpful and friendly. There was plenty to do or not to do if you want. We went to Havana and club Tropicana had a great time.
I could go on and on but all I need to say is you'd be a fool not to go to this amazing country so get it booked. I hope to go back one day."
- Travel date: Mon 31st of December 2007
Firstly, the Playa Alemeda is a massive...
"Firstly, the Playa Alemeda is a massive resort with beautiful gardens. It is situated on the beach where the staff play music and silly games with the audience's participation. It is great fun. The Cuban people are fantastic. So very friendly. There are lots of watersports which are free on the beach.
There are about 4 restaurants and a buffet style place. The restaurants are 7/10. The food is nice but after a week you can get quite bored as the menu is very limited. And therefore you tend to keep having the same food.
The problem with the Playa Alemeda is that it is basically in the middle of no-where. The food was not superb and we would have gone to restaurants elsewhere if we could. But there is not a lot in the area.
Apart from the dolphins. We swam with the dolphins (do not book through the hotel as they are expensive ) which was great. We also took a few boat rides.
Hotel room was fantastic. We overlooked that beautiful azure blue sea. Maids and cleaners were very good. Our maid kept making me swans and bows etc from my nighty and towels!!
Would recommend as a relaxing holiday just wish there was more of an option with the dining!"
- Travel date: Fri 27th of July 2007
This is a truly fantastic hotel to go to...
"This is a truly fantastic hotel to go to. At first we stayed in brisas del caribe, a 4* hotel, but we then upgraded to playa alemeda after only one day as the food in the 4 * was appalling. The difference between the two hotels was massive, you would have thought that a five star would be close standard to a four star but not in Cuba.
We met a couple out there that also upgraded from brisas del caribe, and also from another 4 *, tuxpan. Both hotels are pretty nasty! Anyway, Playa Alemeda is a wonderful hotel, the beach is gorgeous, and the pool is lovely. The grounds are very pretty and there are all the facilities one could wish for. The food was lovely in the buffet, lots of variety and things for everyone to eat. we didn't go to the a la carte restaurants because we didn't have time, but our friends went and they said it was lovely, especially the romantica!
The staff were very friendly and helpful at all times, and the rooms were very luxurious! We had a massive bed, a shower separate from the bath, an ironing board, a safe, a sofa, table and chairs and a balcony! It was lovely, and the air conditioning made it very cool at night.
Overall the holiday at this hotel was a 10/10 and it was really a lovely hotel to go to, we would definitely recommend it and consider going back there ourselves."
- Travel date: Wed 21st of June 2006
"well we just got back from the LTI Beach resort. We went with 2 other couples for new years. The staff were great, always taking care of your needs. The waiter and waitresses in the buffet were great, ask for Julio , tell him the Cohiba man sent you ( rick & Rita ) The animation staff were great as well, look for Taymi and tell her she is #1......she'll laugh, also lok for Yuonndi he's a great guy too. The food was good, the bar service was the only thing lacking here, mind you we were there at the busy time of year. In The fruit drinks they use a fruit mix, not real fruit, but for those who drink bannana drinks just take a few from the buffet, thats what i did, and they were ok about blending them into your drinks. Take the catameran boat ride, it's great !! also ask Taymi if she can set you up with Juan Carlos, for a trip to Havana, he'll be your private guide at half the cost of the bus tour. Anyways my rating for this hotel would be 4 - 5 stars.
It's worth the cost."
- Travel date: Fri 9th of January 2004
Maybe next time...
"Well, my wife and I just got back from the LTI VARADERO "4.5 star" Beach Resort...Sorry, Try 3.5, why?...let me count the ways...
Firstly,the reception staff were rude, moody, and wouldn't even acknowledge guests standing right in front of them,everything was on their time. The same ambivalent attitude was throughout the resort.
Secondly, watch out in the telephone room in the lobby, 3 times a staff member "miscalculated" the costs, use your watch -don't trust them.Thirdly, our maid had sticky fingers, the hotel provides a sheet in your room to request what you would like refilled in the mini-bar and then you sign it, that evening it's there. Nice of them, except when we had left, the maid helped herself to the beer, and added that to the sheet so no one would know.We caught her because we came back right after she left, before they picked up the papers. As well the staff in the gift shop seem to have the same disease, by trying to rip off the hotel by charging us 12.50 but only ringing in 8.50. Get a receipt, keep them honest. Not to be outdone by the other staff, the cigar shop cashier, was extremely rude. Her "Miss Congeniality" ways were the talk of the resort. Buy your cigars in Havana and your gifts in the town of Varadero. (You'll save money too).Last but not the least... the food... the pasta sauce was Campbell's soup from a can, the Italian restaurant did'nt even have pasta on the menu...rubbery lobster, uncooked meat, overcooked vegetables, all around the most tasteless buffet we've ever experienced, and unfortunately we had to experience it every day for the last seven days,3 times a day no less.Don't expect much of a reprive from the ala carte restaurants, because the food is just recycled from the buffet, (on fancier china).
The bread and icecream were good, and Alberto is a star waiter.Also in the positive vein, the rooms are great,very clean very large, quiet and pretty well brand new. The beach and pool are very accesible,pleasent & clean. The layout of the resort is very good and the hotel is at the end of "Varadero" hotel row, so you have more privacy. Our time in Havana was awesome,there is lot's to do and see, bring a camera and cash.The Signature tour guides were great, very informative and friendly. DO NOT FLY WITH SKYSERVICE AIRLINES- it's a long story. Next time we will stay at a different hotel in a different area,fly on a different airline, and who knows maybe next time we'll get lucky with the food...CUBA - si!"
- Travel date: Wed 7th of January 2004
all out amazing trip
"The food is great, the people are so friendly, the rooms are beautiful and clean, the beach is lovely! Its a prefect place for families with young children or tennagers alike. There are always activities during the day but for those who want to simply relax its no problem since the resort is so big. It is truly a beautiful resort."
- Travel date: Tue 30th of December 2003
"I was at LTI in early September with 2 friends, it is a lovely resort but what makes it even better are the staff. They are wonderful people; get to know them. And remember that they are people, not your servants!
Anyone going to LTI from the "Golden Horseshoe" region of Ontario, please contact me at the e-mail address above. Thanks, have a great time!"
- Travel date: Thu 4th of December 2003
"We were in the LTI. In August 2003. We loved it,is was the most perfect holiday in our life! Thank you all..."
- Travel date: Thu 6th of November 2003
A very friendly hotel
"We went on our honeymoon in Sep 2003, We were given a honeymoon upgrade, the room was very nice with an excellent sea view. Our maid Daisy was absolutley brilliant and she maid hearts out of the towels most days. The Hotel on a whole is excellent, however the food in the buffet can get very boring as its the same most days, they change the meats but everything else is the same everyday. If like my Wife you are Vegetarian you will not enjoy the buffet. The beach is stunning, white sand and a crystal clear turquoise sea. There is also a security guard and a worker named Rigo who can't do enough for you. If you go to Cuba and stay at the LTi you must go on an excursion and see the real Cuba otherwise you might as well go anywhere, the real Cuba is the most fascinating place I ever been to. I recommend it highly but only for one week I couldn't do two. Lee"
- Travel date: Thu 9th of October 2003
"We have just got back (25/09/03) from the LTI Varadero and I must say its the best holiday I have ever had. From day one there is nothing I could complain about. The rooms were so big I would call them an apartments. The staff were very friendly and hardworking, they couldnt do enough for you. The beach was amazing, the best I have seen. The waters were warm and calm. The pool was great although I lot hotter around there so didnt stay too long. The food was great, the snacks are literally snacks so dont be afraid of ordering 2, the buffett had loads of choice for breakfast and dinner. The A la Carte restaurants were nice with great service but limited choice of meals. We went on a couple of trips, Havana must be seen and the Mambo club with the reps is a laugh. We upgraded our flight to Premium which was worth the money. However you are not guaranteed to be sat together. On the return flight my husband was sat behind me. We also had to go via Cayococo to collect people. I would advise you ask your travel agents about the flights so you know what to expect. It was a long day coming home but it didnt bring me down at all. I would totally recommend this hotel, its very cheap for a 5 star hotel which it truly is. Hi to Cyril & Janet missing you and Cuba. Jayne & Andrew"
- Travel date: Tue 30th of September 2003