Hotel Villa Tortuga
Located in a quiet side street, which leads to the main road, close to the entrance of Varadero town, Villa Tortuga is surrounded by lush vegetation giving it a peaceful feel. Its open design gives the impression of being in the open air — starting with the reception and the lobby bar (with elegantly dressed waiters), and including the low-slung buildings housing the bedrooms.
Next to the main entrance, which looks out onto the road, there’s a captivating terrace where guests can enjoy a coffee, espresso or cappuccino.
Situated in the center of the resort, and flanked by palms and bushes, the location of the pool plays an important role. The adjacent Ranchón – a rustic, palm-roofed ranch — serves cold drinks and aperitifs. Just behind here is what gives Varadero its fame: its fabulous beach.
As well as swimming in the sea or the pool, there are other activities such as billiards next to the lobby bar. You can also enjoy non-motorized sports such as kayaking, catamaraning and windsurfing, or playing volleyball and table tennis.
The hotel offers three restaurants (including two à la carte) but you’re also a short walk to town where there are several restaurants to choose from.
Villa Tortuga is a three-star, cozy and simple hotel which many guests enjoy, and return to, precisely because of these qualities.