We are a lesbian couple who have travelled numerous times to Cuba. We had a lovely time at the ROC Barlovento in February of 2013, much to our surprise!
This cozy and warm property is centrally located in Varadero and makes it easy to explore the town. The beach was clean and beautiful, especially for snowbirds!
We recieved attentive service and complimentary bottle of rum for having to change our room . The rooms were clean but in need of updating and repair. One of us was badly hurt by a loose metal showerhead falling on her! The bathroom was very basic.
The hotel was good about passing on messages and helping us recieve compensation from the Gran Caribe chain for a disastrous experience the year before at Hotel Puntarena in Varadero. We enjoyed a trip to Havana and saw the notorious Tropicana show, and got to catch up with friends!
The food at the hotel was decent but not particularly exciting. We also had cheap and delicious dinners at Kique's restaurant just down the road.
The grounds were well-kept and and had beautiful flowers and vegetation. The sea was turquoise and sand soft and white! The weather was great for swimming.
All in all, we had a fantastic time at this hotel and got to see some sun!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Roc Barlovento is located on beachfront and just a few meters from town centre of Varadero only 25 km away from the airport.This large Caribbean-style resort is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings along an extensive, fine white sanded beach and turquoise waters .Adults only hotel, over 16 years.Services Around the gardens, there are a tennis court, a solarium, three swimming pools and one jacuzzi. 3 Out Door Pools Sunbeds & Umbrellas Reception 24 hrsStores, shops Air Conditioning Tourism office GardensInternet, with charge Telephone and fax, with charg eMassage, with charge"All Inclusive" Services Buffet service for breakfast, lunch and dinner 3 á la carte restaurants (prior reservation required and upon availability) Fast food, snacks, grill y paellas. Cocktails, beverages: national and international brands. 24 hrs Service. Non motorized water sports (upon availability), snorkel, windsurf, kayak, pedalboatl, catamaran, windsurf . Voleyball, football, tennis, ping pong, billard, petanca, dards, archery and table games. Basket, beach volley, water polo- Gym Sunbeds andbeach/pool towels Day time entertainment programme: aerobics, yoga, dancing lessons, Spanish lessons, pool/beach games. Evening entertainment with a variety of international shows and theme nights (resident band and dancers)GastronomyThe All Inclusive offer includes, in addition to the three complete buffet meals per day, à la carte meals in the 3 specialty restaurants (with reservation) snacks, alcoholic as well as non-alcoholic drinks throughout the day. A great variety of gastronomical treats awaits our guests in the hotel’s 4 restaurants and 4 bars . The hotel offers a 24 hrs service. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Barlovento Hotel Varadero
- Barlovento Cuba
- Gran Caribe Club Barlovento
- Hotel Barlovento
- Barlovento Varadero