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ROC Barlovento

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Our Opinion

A clean but basic hotel located in town on the beach. No elevators. 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.


Located within easy walking distance of Varadero's shops and nightlife, ROC Barlovento is the perfect choice for adults and couples. The hotel is just steps away from the warm sands and blue waters of Varadero beach. Featuring plenty of entertainment and activities, there's an orchestra and dancing twice a week, ping pong and volleyball tournaments. Barlovento is truly the perfect spot to get away from it all.

 Location: Directly on the beach, 15 min to Varadero, 25 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Jenna B :
Wonderful Week

This was my sixth time to Cuba, and the best trip so far. We had the best week. Sure the room wasn't great and the water pressure sucked, but I wasn't there for either of those things. If I wanted a luxurious room and fabulous water pressure, I would have stayed home and rented a hotel downtown.We wanted to stay downtown and the Roc was recommended by a friend who had stayed a few years earlier, and we were not disappointed. It's the smallest resort that I've stayed on and I will never go back to the bigger ones. Everything is very easily located and quick to get to. Because the resort was smaller, we met people and became fast friends, which helped in making it such a great week.The food, let me tell you about the food. Given the amount of times I've been to Cuba, I have my expectations set when it comes to the food. I was pleasantly surprised on this trip, I was never hungry, we ate incredibly well at this resort. The buffet had a great selection and the BBQ at the beach was sooooooo good. We had ribs every day for lunch.The beach is FANTASTIC, as it always is in Cuba. Lots of shade if you wanted and lots of sun and sand. We had fresh coconuts everyday and the beach bar drinks were great.Part of the reason I continuously return to Cuba is for the people, and the staff at this resort were no exception. Everyone was very nice. For anyone that has complained about the staff, I can't help but think that the way you approached them may have been the problem. We were always greeted with a smile.If you are looking for a very relaxed, slow paced, lounge around week, I highly recommend the Roc.

  • pennyreed62 : madawaska ont
Loved it

I went to this resort for my 55th birthday from June 1st for 4 days. I loved it so much that I have booked it again for 4 weeks for Nov 14th. I cant wait to see all you wonderful people again but this time with my husband. I am hoping for room 143 Love you guys you are amazing

  • Kaayla F : Surrey, Canada
Great Little Resort

I stayed at Hotel Roc Barlavento the week of May 19 to 26. My girlfriend and her mother stay here due to the ease of access from a ground floor room to the main pool, buffet, a la carte restaurants and entertainment. I was so happy I could spend a week with my friend and "momma" who is 92. Check-in was smooth and the service friendly. I was on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool. As there are no elevators assistance with my luggage would have been appreciated but was non-existent. I had to find the room myself. The room (243) was clean and cheery, good water pressure and great air-con. Thank you to Maria my maid for keeping my room fresh and clean. The a la carte's were very good having gone to the Mexican twice and Sushi for Roc Plus members. My friend even said it was a great improvement since the last time she was there in November. We enjoyed the hotel animacion team very much and the water ballet was very good. Off for a nightcap at the lobby bar then to bed. Thanks to Lorenzo and the other bartenders for the great coffees and rum! Thanks to Yuset at the beach bar for fabulous mohitos and great conversations. On my last day it was Cuban days and the lunch wad fabulous and entertainment good. What I loved about this resort was it's size it's just perfect for a quiet rekaxing vacation with everything within ease to reach. The main pool was kept clean and great for swimming laps when not busy. The other pool was under renovation when I was there. The beach is fantastic with an easy walk into the water, lots of palapas and chairs. I have stayed at 2 other resorts in Varadero and absolutely love the Roc! Hope to see you again soon! Kaayla 😎

  • Kelsey K :
This resort should be renamed 55+

My group of friends came to this resort last month and had a horrible experience. First, the rooms had no electricity and the showers were gross, bring flip-flops because you'll need them for bathing. All the doors on our rooms hardly opened, you had to use your hips to open it. The hotel management seems to make up their own rules and are constantly changing them, at the end of the day just want your money. I've stayed at many hotels in Cuba and have to rate this one the worst.On a better note, the staff was great and the food was decent for Cuba. If your looking for relaxation, go but again recognizing this hotel is for older people. It was referred to as the old person hotel by everyone there!!!!

  • greg r :

My most recent visit was not all that enjoyable. There is no place on the resort to escape the blaring music to relax and just enjoy the sun. Understandably the lobby and first pool will have loud music. The towel shack also has loud music that can heard at the beach. I would like to see a quiet spot, probably the middle pool where you could just relax and read a book without being blasted by music. The main pool has the announcer so loud it's unbelievable. Even when the bingo players are 10 feet away. Ridiculous in my view.

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 and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Christmas & New Year's Gala dinners
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks & select International brand drinks from 9am-1am
  • House wine w/meals
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool once/week
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Air rifle shooting
  • Sauna
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 274 rooms in three 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Mexican, Sushi and International, dress code & reservations required
  • 4 bars including Beach bar
  • 3 free-form pools
  • 1 tennis court
  • Watersports centre
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna
  • Internet (fee)
  • Car rental
  • 18-hole golf course 12 km away

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Small balcony or patio
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for details.

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 Barlovento
Ave 1ra e/ 9 y 12, 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.