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Mansion Xanadu in Varadero, Cuba
When you stay at Xanadu Mansion you are not staying in a usual hotel. It is the Club House of the Varadero Golf Club that has been magically refurbished strictly respecting the original 1930 construction. The house is spacious, practical and very charming with 6 luxury rooms. A world class restaurant, with an international menu is located in the main floor. A large wine cellar, stocked with wines from 18 different countries is located in the basement.
From anywhere in the house, you will enjoy magnificent views of the green and the ocean. This is by far one of the most exclusive resorts in Varadero, Cuba, not only for its history but moreover for its privilege location and exclusive atmosphere.
Location of Mansion Xanadu
Nearest Airport: VRA
Amenities for Mansion Xanadu
- On-Site Amenities
- Golf Course
Reviews for Mansion Xanadu
We had a short visit here while touring Veradero. It is a grand old place and the facade was under restoration. It is set on the most beautiful beach. There is not an official tour- you are shown the dining room and the terrace.Be sure to go up the tiny stairs to the bar and have a drink. It is a glorious room, decorated in tile and has an amazing view. We were told that all the windows had been replaced after the Hurricane in Sept 2017.
needles4ewe - Ontario's Highlands, Canada
Xanadu, the lost paradise You have here one of the most beautiful house of Varadero, if not Cuba, built in the 20's of last century by DuPont de Nemours, taken away after the revolution and "being taken care" now by the state as a hotel (more of a guesthouse really) and "luxury" restaurant. This house is probably a very good condensate of the way things are handled and run in the country. It's beautiful, has amazing wooden terraces as the roof in the restaurant and main hall are exceptionnal. But they lack the proper attention they need to be properly maintained, especially the room balconies. Hall and restaurant are kept in a generally good condition and expect the piano screaming sound, it's clear that the main business of the place is the restaurant where some groups come to escape their "all-in" buffet from other hotels, enjoying a different diner, not to say more occidental food, despite the result being different from the menu proposed and quiet dissapointing...especially for the price asked (but good service). The bottom floor, where everyone can enter like in a train station (no privacy at all as we even had curious entering our private room on th second floor !) is also the place which is more taken care of. Unfortunately the rooms don't seem to deserve such a good attention. It's is actually very sad to see how things fall apart everywhere, from the main facade to unchanged broken windows replaced with wood case, like an abandoned house left on its own, not to mention the bath peeling so much that the last thing you would want to do is take a bath in it, to the way the whole house was repainted some years ago without any respect nor attention whatsoever how it was done, with paint drops everywhere on windows, woods, terrace, balcony etc. Cleaning could also be improved, with basic things like cleaning windows, not to mention household with old dirty spots not going away on bath suits and towels, to mention a few.... It is clearly exploited as a cash machine to generate as much money as possible as long as it holds, with no long term thinking and caring. It's is a beautiful place with a real spirit where you can almost feel the soul of of its glorious past, but unfortunately it's it so sad to see how it is left on its own. Hence the comfort is spartiat. No extra chair on the terrace, despite asking for it, nor sun umbrella at disposal despite a very strong sun "because it is not included" ! Afterwards, these problems were handled a bit more professionnally by arranging a sun umbrella with the next door hotel... So, the general feeling is a mix of "yes it's definitely not worse it's expensive price" to "its so uncommon, beautiful, nice, original and unique that maybe it is the price to pay to have a small chance to save it" ! Xanadu, the lost paradise amongst all these "all inclusive" hotels, managed to survive so far almost a century. Now does the beauty of the place compensate the price asked, the basic room comfort and the poor maintenance ? Up to you to decide if you want to sponsor this beauty from another time...
Pegase320 - LondresMilanBruxelles
We were staying at nearby Melia Varadero and walked here to see the exotic building. Outside the hotel is a great view, and though the property was recently damaged by the hurricane, it retained much of its old world charm. We didn't know its history but ventured up to the top floor and happened upon the most delightful bar. It's dark wood and old-fashioned with an amazing panoramic view of the ocean. We enjoyed meeting our bartender, Guzman, and came back again just for the sexy vibe of the place! Highly recommend!
eden b - Canada
Cost: 7 nights $1848CUC/$1848USD/$2300CDN All inclusive unlimited golf and cart with breakfast and dinner. Beverages extra, even still water. Other resorts offered unlimited golf but cart cost $33CUC per person. My wife and I played 7 rounds so effective cart 3savings $473CUC thereby, in my opinion, reduced our hotel cost to $1375CUC or $196.50CUC per night for the two of us. Golf: Varadero Golf Course is the only 18 hole facility in Cuba. A reasonably challenging layout but very accessible for the new golfer(my wife) from the forward tees. Wind direction and velocity really changes up the holes especially #18. Extremely busy so book all your tee times at the beginning of your stay. The Mansion: Delightful glimpse of the 30's aka a scaled down Downton Abbey or Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries locale. Staff extremely attentive. Jorge asked for comments and suggestions many times during our stay. No toilet seat?? new one installed the next morning. No salmon on the menu, got it in two days. Sincerely interested in our comments and suggestions to improve the Mansion. Restoration is ongoing but never interfered with our stay. Bottom line: A wonderful non-resort style vacation for golf lovers.
The former house of Dupont Family is just an amazing building at the border of the sea with incredible architecture and style. That's why we reserved a room there. 350 EUR/night. But... Noting was change literally there from 1950. First of all it was dirty - bed sheets, mirrors, pillows. The furniture was full of dust, the washbasin from the bathroom was full of rust. All the windows are broke, so in the only night that we spent there ( we paid for 4 nights , but we prefer to lose the money) it was a storm and we had to close the windows every 20 minutes all night. The restaurant for the dinner is good but for the breakfast is terrible. It's so shame that such a brilliant house is is treated like this.
claudiu l - Bucharest, Romania