ROC Arenas Doradas

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Our Opinion
Mixed opinions on this hotel. The grounds and beach are very nice, but the food at this resort is below average for a 4 star. Please note that hotel standards in Cuba tend to be lower than in other Sun Destinations. Unless travelers are familiar with the resort or Cuban hotels, we typically recommend that travelers book a minimum 4 star resort when traveling to Cuba.

The distinctive and natural design of this 316-room resort creates a peaceful setting. Beautiful walkways lead you to a magnificent white sandy beach.

Location: Directly on the beach, 10 minute drive to town & 35 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • lindanielen : North Saanich, Canada

Recently spent 14 days here and had a great time.Our room was very basic, but was always clean and tidy... thankyou for your hard work Nancy.The pool bar was so much fun, Daisy and Dayana make great drinks and were they super good to us.We could always find something we liked at the buffet, the servers were always very friendly and eager to please... We spent most evenings sitting outside the lobby bar with friends, can’t say enough about how great the bartenders were to us... special thankyou to Daniel,Roly, Pepe... your great.We found all the staff friendly and helpful,seemed to appreciate we were staying there.. heads up to Omar and Joelle, great job on the gardens .We will definitely be returning to this resort.

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Hola Beaches

This was my 16th time to visit this hotel. We came down with a group of 24 ladies with a couple token husbands. Time after time Iam only becoming more attached and Iam so sad to come home. The staff at roc had organized a repeat customer week filled with great dinners and entertainment. By far the best trip EVER! At Roc they are always so so thankful for us but they dont realize that We are the thankful ones for always feeling so welcomed and at home here. Special thank you to Amaury for great times at the disco xo and the enertainment staff Yuya, Noremys, Danilo ( congrats on your promotion Iam so proud of you) Elio, Otto, Junior, yeneibys, Justice thank you for joining in on our laughter. Lobby bar Daniel Roly Lisandra. Lisandra you need a holiday haha. Front reception. Buffet staff Adalys Yahony Julianna. Alina my cuban sister that took car of our rooms! And last but not least Yoly and Bertica for always always taking care of us. You are now my family. So for anyone looking for a quaint clean entertaining resort with good food always choose Roc Arenas Doradas you will never be disappointed 😊

  • pennies4life : Barrie, Canada
Nice property but fell short in other areas

This is a very nice hotel property. It is located a short 5 to 10 minute drive from Varadero, right on the ocean with a great beach. They are working hard to clean up after Irma but there is still lots to do. The restaurant by the beach was not open when we went and the umbrellas were not back together yet they did have removable ones for use though. The front desk staff are not welcoming when you first arrive, however most of the staff here besides front desk are great. The rooms are basic and do need an update, our toilet didn't flush properly even after we called to advise of this. There was no lighting in the halls which made it hard to see at night. The balconies are nice view of the property. Pool bar is great the bartenders are awesome there. The pool party scene was a bit of an older crowd we found, and the pool bar closed at 6pm so most people left shortly after that and that was pretty much it for the pool until the next day. The pool also appeared to be kind of cloudy. Entertainment here was pretty bad, especially at the pool during the day. They would play a game or have a dance competition and that was it. They couldn't wait to leave at six and turn off the music. Night entertainment was better but only an hour 930 to 1030 and the only thing to do after was go sit at the lobby because this was the only bar open at this time, there isn't one in the night club area. Bartenders are great at the lobby too and you found a decent WiFi signal with the card for 1.50 p. At front desk. Food was pretty basic. Nothing too impressive at the buffet. The best meals are at the a LA carte. .Italian was great followed by Mexican but book early. If you miss the meal times there is not a lot of options. We missed dinner one night and wandered around looking for food, was told there was a snack bar but it wasn't open so we gave up. Dinner is served until 10 then you can maybe find a burger later on after 11 by the pool that's it. Make sure to plan to do some excursions, (suNwing on site daily) as entertainment is so poor here you will likely get bored unless you have good beach weather. Small catamaran also available for 20 pesos but they just take you out a bit deeper so you can actually see some fish, found it hard to swim out there but could've been the wind. Kayaks etc are free if the weather permits.

  • Sandy U : Montreal, Canada
Our 7th visit to Roc Arenas Doradas

Our 7th visit to Roc Arenas Doradas and it gets better and better every time.Clean,comfortable hotel situated on a beautiful beach.We were not sure what damage to expect from the September hurricane and we were pleasantly surprised to see that the resort was recovering very nicely and did not interfere at all with our comfort and enjoyment .Can't say enough about the warm, friendly and helpful staff.Many thanks to Yoly ( customer service) Ailema and the other ladies at the reception desk.Thanks also to Adalys, Eduardo,Alfredito,Chavelys,Yahony,Milena,Yuliana and Alfredo for the amazing service at the Buffet.Also to the staff at the Natura and the Dolce Vita restaurants.On one of our walks we were again warmly greeted by the Director General Mr.Parrado.Congratulations sir on the quality improvements you have made in all areas of your resort.We are counting the days until we visit again.Thank you also to all of those whose names I do not know but also made our stay memorable.

  • Paolo F : Montreal, Quebec, Canada
****** Amazing Hotel ****#

Left for Varadero, Cuba November 3 till November 10 amazing trip one again. This is our 7th time in Cuba and usually we book at Memories Ressort Beach Club but this year decided to go for another Hotel. Our choice wasnt wrong we had the best time at this Hotel very clean, the Hotel staff very curious and friendly. The food there was amazing expecially when you have an Italian Chef cooking the meals there and making home made pasta, also thanks to Oray Hernandez for making my pasta. The Italian Restaurant was amazing as well. I want to thank all the animators there for there great entertainment expecially my friend Otto and Elie. The shows there can be a bit better but was alright. I would recommend this Hotel to anyone going to Varadero, Cuba till next year.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • 24 hour snacks
  • Unlimited drinks 24 hours at lobby bar
  • Non-motorized watersports (subject to availability & excluding sailing)
  • Daytime tennis
  • Cocktail-making lessons
  • Caribbean dance lessons
  • Billiards, darts & table tennis
  • Shuttle to downtown Varadero 6 times per day (3 in the morning & 3 in the afternoon
  • Transportation to Colonial Havana with 5 hours free time (1 per week and based on availability)
  • Daily activity programs
  • Nightly entertainment with international shows and theme nights
  • 316 rooms
  • Massive freeform pool with a sunken pool bar
  • Kid's pool
  • 1 Buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (reservations required)
  • 'Natura' restaurant for vegetarian and diabetic meals
  • Pool side snack bar
  • Grill bar
  • Disco
  • Lobby bar open 24 hours
  • Watersports centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shopping arcade
  • Internet (fee)
  • Car and moped rental
  • Golf nearby
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 king or 2 queen beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini-fridge
  • Bathroom with tub, shower and hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace with garden/pool or oceanview
  • Max occupancy 3 persons
Kids Stay Free - 1ST child 2-12 yrs stays, plays & eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults. (Limited amount of rooms available) Just pay a special airfare. 2ND CHILD 2-12 YRS pays a special child rate.

For the Kids - Mini Club for children ages 4-12 years.

Honeymooners - Receive an upgrade to a Suite (subject to availability at time of check-in) plus a bottle of rum and fruit basket in your room on arrival, and a special lunch. Subject to change. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required at check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Hotel Roc Arenas Doradas
Autopista Varadero km 17 Playa de los Tainos, Varadero 42200 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.