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
  • kgtheta34 : Los Angeles, California
Amazing Staff and Incredible Location!!

When in Cuba....My first time doing an all-inclusive hotel and loved it! Understand that you are in Cuba! Exceptional service from the staff since our arrival. We stayed for three days and we showed up before check in-time. They let us use the amenities/pool & bar while we waiting for 4PM. The bartenders, entertainers, and staff were all very friendly. Wide array of alcoholic beverages, the buffet food was OK, and location is prime! No complaints at all. Saludos Jorge y Michael de el lobby bar!!

  • Janine O :
Not bad

Varadero is a great beach and this hotel was not bad, it was not excellent but not bad at all. There were two things I did not like about the hotel which were the pool was a little bit cloudy which meant it was not very clean and that the hotel policy about the a la carte restaurants is that you must have a stay for more than four days in order to make a reservation in those restaurants. The buffet was nice but I didn't like that it got so full that you couldn't even walk in there and you had to make a huge line for the fries. The room was very nice and clean, the outdoors was also nice, but the lobby does not have A/C, it would have been nice if it had.

  • Deney F :
Staff are awesome

I went to this resort June 10-17 with a couple friends and had an excellent time. The staff by far were my favourite part of the resort. They were all very receptive and friendly and make you feel special. I want to give a shout out to my favourites who showed us great customer service and always greeted us with smiles and love. Chabely, Letys, and Vladimir from the buffet for breakfast and lunch. Daisy from the pool bar. And Junior from the entertainment team! They definitely magnified the experience for us. They are excellent at their jobs. I hope that management acknowledges them and realizes how special they are. So special that I've gone out of my way to write this review, and I never write reviews!Keep smiling,Deney

  • Will L : Montreal, Canada
Good Beach, Average Food and Service

This was our 2nd time to Varadero, Cuba. Compared to the another same level hotel, this one has the same beautiful beach, but worse food and service. Our family stayed in 3 rooms, and one room on 2nd floor found 2 cockroaches and smelt not good. Fruit was good, but there were too many flies in buffet. Only 2 a la carts restaurants can be reserved in a week.We reserved a room before leaving (check out at 12:00 and leaving for airport at 5:00pm), but it was not available when we came at the reserved time. Why you took the reservation but couldn't guarantee the availability? You will get better service if you keep giving tips. The tour guides for excursions are selling you more expensive things because of commission. For private tour to Havana, the tour guide will take you to very expensive restaurants, so it would be better look at the best rated restaurants and ask the guide to go there.

  • JazzK32 : Dublin, Ireland
Good resort , helpful staff , great beach but be aware of buffer times

My friend and I stayed for a week , staff are helpful but make sure you ask for your beach towel voucher on check in also take a safe this is operated by your room card . Rooms are average our maid Maria was excellent . The pool is too busy with families so we went to the beach everyday , sunbeds are free there beach towels fresh available each day but only after 9:15am.the all inclusive element is interesting some people go way over the top. Restaurants can only be booked two nights ahead so night one you'll have to do buffet. If having buffet on a Saturday leave until 9pm before hand is crazy food at buffet is average but restaurant is much better . Limited wifi only available at reception. Staff at brag bar are excellent there is a culture of putting towels on sunbeds early !

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.