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
  • AngMeow : Edmonton, Canada
Great first experience in Cuba!!!

I loved it here!When we first got there, we had a lower suite and I wasn't keen on it as it had a bit of a mildew smell but when I went to the front desk they cheerfully changed us to an upper room (731) not far from the beach and it was perfect! She asked us to go check it out and make sure we would like it before we moved there which I considered very thoughtful.It is a bit of a walk to the main bar/buffet but I didn't mind that extra bit of exercise. The pool was right there and the snack bar by the pool was AMAZING! Loved having breakfast there and the staff was wonderful. Also a great place to go have a ham and cheese with a fried egg at 4am before bed.The ocean was a bit too wavy with the wind but I would try to go another time of the year to see what it is like. Lovely beaches.All the staff were wonderful and really made the experience one of a lifetime!!Thank you so very much for taking care of us on this trip. We went Nov 20-27 and I would definitely like to be back again!!Thank you so much!

  • karpet : Barrie, Canada

Flew out of toronto to varadero with westjet. Our arrival was quick and smooth, we asked for block 7 and got that room 726 close to the beach. Our room was clean and great air conditioning. The grounds are clean and very tropical. Beach awesome,ots of chairs, although many days were very windy and huge waves, but still lovely to spend the day at the ocean. Pool was clean and warm. always chairs to be found and the swim up bar was never crowded. Food was ok, cold most of the time, good variety but any meat was over cooked and cold. Thats cuba. Many trips to town, local bus was always there and lots of cabs witch are often cheaper. Went to the local church , old, and so authentic, good service. Lot of nice people., wifi so so. Would go back again, it was a relaxing 10 day stay. Miss it already, will be back

  • Girlgonetomexico : Esterhazy, Canada
Great time at the roc

The Roc: it started out bad: had six inches of water on my bathroom floor and no one really wanted to fix it, until the Sunwing Rep went to the desk 10 hrs later. Then next morning we awoke to construction pounding and works yelling. This is the bad. Then I was told to move because no hot water, well my new room had no hot water.The Good the Resort was fun, the Staff where friendly to us and had fun. The Rooms were always cleaned, the special dining was Great. International, Mexican and Italian was great. The Beach was wonderful and the guys saved our chairs every morning. Then of course the Bartenders, were so friendly Daysi and her crew, Jorgito and his Crew loved them all. Loved the Cleaning girls who worked evenings also had fun dancing with them at Disco.The Gardeners worked so hard to keep the grounds Beautiful Had lots of fun with new friends.

  • Jim L : Toronto, Canada
Great value and great service.

My girlfriend and I stayed here from November 6 -13. When we arrived at the resort we asked if we could have a second-floor room in either the 600-700 block of rooms. Rooms were not ready (we had the early flight out of Toronto and arrived around noon), but were given bracelets and told to come back in an hour. When we returned, the room was ready in the block we requested.The room was clean, secure, and quite large. Our housekeeper kept everything in great shape throughout the week, and we received a 1.5L bottle of water each day along with fresh towels. Room safes are available, however we didn't require one.Food and Beverage service is fantastic. There are 2 buffets, one in the main concourse and one by the beach. The beach buffet had fresh grilled meats (chicken & pork) as well as fish each day. There were salad options, vegetables, breads, and a fresh pasta station. Servers were quick to refill your drink and clear you plates. The main buffet always had a wide variety of hot and cold options. Breakfast options revolved around eggs, meats, breads, and yogurts. They also have fresh fruits and juices.There are no shortage of bars at Arenas Doradas. Special attention goes to Miladys at the Beach Bar, Daysi and Leydis at the Pool Bar, and Roly, Rudy, and Daniel at the Lobby Bar. Everyone went above and beyond to make sure that our glasses were full.The animation staff did their best to get people moving and active during the day. They organized games and dance lessons that went over well with the patrons by the pool. Prizes for each game was a bottle of rum, so it's worth getting up and participating.I would recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for a great value, and hope to visit again in 2017.

  • Gosia1257 : Vancouver, Canada
Great Place To Stay!!!

Our 2 - nd time in this Hotel! And again very good experience! Smiling , friendly faces ,clean place and great fresh food.Welcome at front desk, thanks to Ailema -always ready to help .Her warm smile is what you need after 6 h flight. She will help you to adjust your needs and standarts. Yenisleidy is another helping , friendly front desk lady! We want to mention Rey , from Buffet , frying" Master" ,the best pork, chicken ever!Thank you Rey for a great dinner! Jesus was working at the pool restaurant, great person! We want to say special thanks to 3 Guys at the Main Bar:Rafael, Daniel, Pepe!!! You Guys made our Evenings unforgettable!Thank you Daniel for "Cigar lighting lesson"! At the beach with help from Eric and Raul we had a super time! It is important for us to mention all this people,for we feel that thanks to their hard work , we had a great Vacations!!! We will be back soon!

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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.