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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
  • dleslie11 : Barrie, Canada
Wonderful Holiday at Roc Arenas Dorada

We stayed at this resort in January 2017. We researched all the hotels in the area before choosing this one as this was our first trip to Cuba. I was a little dubious at first but I quickly got over that. The hotel is a little dated but always impeccably clean and everything was in good working order. My only complaint would be that the bed was a little hard for my liking. The food was much better than I had expected. Very good, actually. The staff were nothing but friendly and couldn't do enough to make sure we were happy. This was one of the best vacations I've been on and plan to return for sure. The people of Cuba are so nice and friendly that it's hard not to love.

  • Fifty F :

Loved our vacation here except for the loud obnoxious selfish drunks that we tried to stay away from.The hotel was as we expected. It was clean every day and maids very nice. Every staff member at this hotel Rick in my book. They work very hard to make sure your vacation is fun relaxing and the food is great. Of course you may not like everything but if you go hungry it is your fault. The entertainment is also great. My favorite was the water ballet. Excellent!!!!I just love visiting Cuba!!

  • kieramygirl : Waterloo, Canada
Nice vacation - food the best we have had in Cuba....great trip to Havana!

We tried to get into the renovated rooms and had even emailed the hotel but did not get one of those rooms. We were a family vacation of 6 people and travelled from Feb.. 10th to the 17th. The food was the best we have ever eaten in Cuba. Great breakfasts and dinners.The rooms were not renovated and the beds were horrible.....we had 3 single beds in our room and my husband and I slept crowded on just the 1 bed because the other 2 mattresses were so soft you could feel the springs in them.The grounds could have been better maintained and made overall more pretty,,,,there is a dirty creek that runs thru the resort and it is never cleaned and the water is dirty and stagnate....mosquito heaven....I have many of the bites on me.We arranged a trip before hand to take us to Havana and it was a nice trip. One day we took the free shuttle into Varadero and did some great shopping.Good cold beer....good pina colades.Coffee bar run by Niurlys (sp) and she is so friendly and remembers your order....always a smiling face.Strange that the buffet restaurant does not serve coffee during the lunch hour or the dinner hour.Nice to see that the buffet was closed in and had AC....made dining comfortable.Excellent beach....spent most of our time and games around the pool were so very loud....was giving us headaches.The rooms need to be renovated and install good beds please. That would make a huge difference. You have to pay for the safe in your room.....different than I am used to.Overall a good vacation....would not return.

  • B5567KGjenniferb : London, Canada
Great vacation!

Went with 6 people in total. We were all happy with the cleanliness of our room and the resort! Stayed in 900 block on second floor. Beach and pool were great! Staff at pool bar are great. We joined in on the daily entertainment, the entertainment staff were very friendly and remembered your name. We even won a few bottles of rum!Pool snack bar had decent food as well as the buffets.We went to the International and Italian a la cartes, both were delicious!We would return to this resort.

  • SusanQuinlan : barrington passage ns
Great visit back

Came back for a second year and loved it again. The staff were as friendly as ever. It was great seeing Omar,Daysi and Jesus again. Entertainment was even better this year. I did manage to get bit up quite a but this time so always remember the bug repellent as at times the musquitos can be quite numerous. Rooms are dated but ours was always kept clean thanks to our sweet maid Jackline. Would definitely like to return here when I am back in Cuba.

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.