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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Holguin
Certificate of Excellence
Oakville, Canada
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Perfect for couples”
Reviewed August 1, 2014

My husband and I had the most relaxing and romantic week at this resort. The best resort for us in Cuba overall. The rooms were great, the food was amazing and the service was excellent! We had a couples massage at the spa, and we would highly recommend it! There are a few rocks in the water at the beach, which were not ideal for me, but most people did not seem to mind.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank Iris G
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Iris G,

Thank you for sharing your review with other travelers in TripAdvisor!
We will love to have you back for your next holidays and to receive news from you as you make your plans.
Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Jean-Marc Rousseau
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Two weeks of bliss spent at this wonderful place. The room, beach, sea, restaurants, and most of all the warmest, friendliest staff of any place we've stayed made this the best holiday ever. Oh... and the free scuba diving

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Michael C
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Michael C,

Thank you so much posting your review in TripAdvisor about your recent stay at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa.
We truly hope to have you back! Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Jean-Marc Rousseau
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2014

From stepping off the bus at this hotel we were received with the warmest welcome and a glass of champagne, we were taken to our room in a golf cart and the porter carried out bags up the stairs, all of the staff here were fantastic, the scenery was beautiful, the beach wonderful, the food is very varied and excellent quality, and the drinks selection is second to none. We have had the best holiday of our lives in this hotel and we cannot wait to come back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Ruth B
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Ruth,
Thank you for posting your holiday experience in TripAdvisor, we are very glad to know you enjoy your holidays at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa and hope to see you soon at your favorite hotel! Please, feel free to let us know when you start your plans,
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Jean-Marc Rousseau
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Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I highly recommend the Master Junior Suites in the Royal Services section. The rooms are spacious, the outdoor showers are amazing. And your butler will even draw a special bath with more bubbles than you will ever see, complete with champagne and flower petals! We spent a lot of time at the Spa, and enjoyed a couples massage as well as their hydrotherapy spa. Sadie looked after us and was really friendly and attentive. There is a beautiful little beach tucked away for Royal Services or spa members. We were often the only ones on the beach giving us such a sense of relaxation it almost felt like we were on a deserted island. Sadie seemed to also be a mind reader, because she would magically appear with a big smile and a tray of cold drinks just when we needed it. She was fantastic!

The pool in our area was beautiful, and we were lucky that there wasn't very many people around it. It was always easy to get chairs or even one of the beds that surrounded the pool to lounge in. This was the first time I've ever been to a resort and not had to wake up at 6am to get a guaranteed spot by the pool.

This was our first time in Cuba and we were warned ahead of time that the food wouldn't be very good. Although the food wasn't anything spectacular, there was plenty to eat that was enjoyable.

The Royal Services section appears to be much newer than the rest of the resort. We did see signs that the rest of the resort was aging a bit. There were a few elements that were in a bit of disrepair. None of this took away from our experience however. We were here over the New Year and the resort was surprisingly quiet, which was a nice treat for us. We look forward to returning!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank TheAdvisingYogini
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear TheAdvisingYogini,

We have read your review with great satisfaction and feel so happy to know you have enjoyed your stay with us so much. We hope to have you back in our Royal Service many times, please, let us know when you are returning.

Sincerely yours,

Jean-Marc Rousseau
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2014

This resort was amazing. Its clean, staff are friendly and helpful. The beach has white sand and turquoise water, with bars and water sports to keep you entertained. The pool is quiet and relaxing. Food was tasty and good quality. I cannot fault anything. I would return in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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10 Thank Katy A
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Katy A,
We are more than glad to know you fully enjoyed your stay at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, where we all hope to see you again soon!
Thank you for sharing your experience with other TripAdvisor travelers!!
Sincerely yours,
Lorenzo Rubio
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Travelled during summer 2013 on recommendation from a friend and boy was we not disappointed. On arrival there was champagne and cold flannels waiting for us at check in. Unfortunately rooms were not quite ready but the lobby bar was great and it gave us a chance to meet other new arrivals. When we did get to our room was very spacious and airy. Bed was very large and comfortable. Fridge was stocked with soft drinks. During our stay the hotel was only at 40% capacity and we was informed that due to it being an adults only hotel it was quieter during the summer holidays as most travel with their families. This was huge bonus for us as there was no queuing at the buffet, no need to get to the pool early etc. There was plenty of people around but it was not heaving so would definitely recommend that time of year if possible. Food was fantastic, buffet and all of the bookable restaurants. Had planned to go on excursions but was so chilled out that we just couldn't be bothered. Did go on a horse and cart trip to the town where we had a chance to look around the market and this was definitely worth the trip, the driver was recommend by the Thomas Cook rep. Setting and scenery was amazing. If you like champagne this is definitely the place for you. Could have it all day every day and even delivered to your room if you wanted!!! Did go out on a hobbycat type of boat (included as part of the facilities). A member of staff took us out and he took us to see the dolphins as the display area is nearby. Spent a day in the spa and this too was wonderful, fantastic massage and very quiet in the pool area. Most days we spent by the pool. Pool bar was great and would also bring drinks over to your sunbed, sometimes people would walk around with fruit. Friday was Cuban day and make sure you get to taste the hog that is cooked on the beach - amazing!!! Overall an amazing experience, if you like peace and quiet and like to be spoilt then this is the place for you. Seemed to be a big hit for honeymooners.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank natty030
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear Natty030,

We appreciate very much your review about your fantastic stay in Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa!
We hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you soon again, all our staff and I will be waiting for you!

Sincerely yours,

Jean-Marc Rousseau
General Manager
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WALSALL WEST MIDLANDS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

Holiday booked for 2015 back to Paradisus. It reallly is like coming home, after so many visits we know what to expect. Yes the rooms are a little tired and the bathrooms in some rooms need an update but how much of the holiday are you going to spend in the bathroom?!!!!! We have always had a very good experience at this hotel and, this year we met Carlos the new Restaurants manager who was going to be working on new menus so we are looking forward to seeing what he's been up to. Also the new general manager is around quite a lot asking questions and making sure that if there is anything you are not happy with they will do there best to make things right. I know that the pool is closed at the moment for a refurb., it's very difficult to get work done when the resort is open all year round. The animation team under the leadership of Delmis are a great crowd and made my birthday very special, Nicey who manages the pool bar restaurant is really lovely as are all of her team and go out of their way to do all they can for you, I only hope that all of the lovely staff and musicians are still there when we return. On our first visit we had musicians in all of the A La Carte restaurants which was really lovely and I must say that I would like to see them return as they do add to the dining experience. If you enjoy sea fishing then a day out can be arranged and is not too expensive, snorkelling and scuba diving free, horse riding a very small charge, rifle shooting, archery, volley ball, Spanish and Salsa classes all to enjoy or merely sit back and relax and do nothing.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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8 Thank NEARORFAR
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paradisusri0de0r0, Director General at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 4, 2014
Dear NEARORFAR,

It is great to read you have enjoyed your stay and the activities at the hotel. Knowing you are happy and satisfied is our best reward, and we will be looking forward to have you back and re-live your fantastic experience! See you in 2015!

Sincerely yours,

Jean-Marc Rousseau
General Manager
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Property: Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa
Address: Playa Esmeralda, Crta Guardalavaca, Holguin 007, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Holguin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Holguin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 354
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Bahia de Naranjo Natural Park, in Playa Esmeralda, on the northern coast of Holguin province. Five-Star Ultra All Inclusive Eco-Resort with 354 rooms. Conceived only for adults aged 18 years or more. Maximum comfort and perfection in its private Royal Service area for a fabulous experience in a world apart. Recommended for weddings, honeymoons, incentive trips and wellness/spa. Guest Rooms 354 rooms: 254 Junior Suites, 24 Luxury Junior Suites, 16 Luxury Junior Suites Ocean View, 2 Suites Deluxe, 36 Master Junior Suites Royal Service, 14 Master Junior Suites Ocean View Royal Service, 6 Master Junior Suites Luxury Royal Service, 2 Garden Villas Royal Service. Dining: 8 Restaurants (A la Carte, Buffet), 5 Bars. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Paradisus Rio De Oro Resort And Spa
Paradisus Rio De Oro Hotel Holguin
Paradisus Hotel Guardalavaca
Rio De Oro Paradisus
Paradisus Rio De Oro Cuba
Hotel Paradisus Rio De Oro
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