Roc Barlovento

3.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 3 and 4 stars. 3 star - Standard accommodation with basic facilities and limited services. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 2513 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-3.5

    Service

    Service-3.5

    Value

    Value-3.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Good Loacation for walking every day in Downtown Veradero

    Reviewed by williamo599() on Mar 30, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    The hotel is reasonable priced , location is good, beach is spectacular , getting a bit run down as not many improvements have be made since being built . I realize the economy in Cuba is such that there is no $$$ for improvements. The workers at the resort are basically being paid nothing ,We tried to tip every single time we got drinks which I paid for and also left the maid service daily tip of 6 or 7 CUC. The staff and workers are very friendly . Food , as we were told in advance is so so , we only ate a couple of times at the resort at night . Take lots of extra cash , and be ready to pay about 40 cents on can. $$ exchange on the way in and forget it on cashing out , they want to pay a big reduction , even at the airport . You cant buy it before you go and cant cash it in when you get home .

    I'm being very generous/3 stars

    Reviewed by mfbg2020(Barrie, Canada) on Mar 18, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    The resort was in general adequate(mar1/mar15,2020) except if you want a hot shower,i got maybe 1 in 14 days.Food was way way below par.These are two things that can ruin a trip, so if these two things are important to you i would look elsewhere.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-3

    Rooms

    Rooms-3

    Service

    Service-3

    Back from the Roc.

    Reviewed by fiddlehead56(cascapedia quebec) on Mar 15, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Another great stay at the Barlovento.. We've been to Varadero 25 times and this was our 5th time at Barlovento. It has become our home away from home. The staff are wonderful and always helpful in making sure you are well looked after. Beach is perfect. Rooms are clean and cozy. The buffet and the BBQ area are well run and the food is great. We had plans to go again in April, but, sadly, due to the present situation with travel restrictions and advisories, we won't go till things change for the better.....

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    Hidden gem and amazing staff

    Reviewed by 167garryr() on Mar 12, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Sorry Klaus, we forgot to do our review when we got home. Our honeymoon stay was perfect thanks you you and your staff. This was our 2nd stay at The Roc and just like the 1st we had an amazing time. Perfect weather, perfect beach and the treatment from your staff was top notch. Other than a falling coconut almost taking out my wife's head all was great. The food choices top notch (spaetzle plain with beef gravy should be a choice - lol). We always bring our Bubba mugs with us to make the Havana rum stay colder while relaxing by either the pools of taking in the beautiful beach. One of your staff really stood out as she remembered me from 2 years prior and remembered that I have juice with breakfast. That blew my mind, with all the people she sees every year she remembered me. Iris is truly one amazing lady. My wife and I get really upset when we see some of the negative review in regards to The Roc. Your staff is always so helpful, giving and polite. Those who say there is nothing to do are usually the party poopers who never get into playing any of the afternoon games. The evening shows are always great and just shows the talent of your staff. Keep up the great job and give a big thank you to your staff from us. Garry & Debbie

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Fantastic Cuban Resort

    Reviewed by W5730YQdavide(Kitchener, Canada) on Mar 12, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This is our 2nd time at the Roc Barlovento, and once again we had a fantastic stay!! The food at the buffet was always plentiful. Lots of variety of everything and the desserts are the best! The staff in the buffet are always friendly and make sure that you have everything you need. Offering you a second drink or what ever you need. The rooms are cleaned daily by the house cleaning staff, and again they do a wonderful job. Thank you to Lulu who did a great job of cleaning our room. The bar staff are equally friendly and provide great service mix the many drinks that we consumed ..... The pool was always clean. Plenty of nice new lounge chairs around. Never had any problems finding a spot. Maybe had to share a seat with a cat on my lap, but that was by my choice. Yes, the cats like to hang around the pool area as well listening to music and waiting for some Temtation treats. The beach was amazing !! Beautiful white sand and the clear water. Lets face it, Cuba has one of the nicest beaches in the world. Currently the 2 board walks are closed since they found them unsafe for us tourist to use. They have made another sandy walk way to use which was just as nice and works well until the repairs are completed. Unfortunately some people, dare I say that fellow Canadians are mistaking the white sand as an ashtray!! You know who you are, we Canadians are better that that. Please Stop !! Life guards and security personnel are always on hand to keep you safe, to make sure you dont end up float away. The front desk staff were quick in getting us checked in and took care of any questions that we had during the week. Check out was equally easy... just a little sad. A special thank you to Lia for her help once again in getting us a ground floor room close to the lobby. We certainly enjoyed our almost daily chats with her and are looking forward to seeing her next year. All the shows that are put on are great. Starting at 930 and ending at 11. Not much else happens after that besides relaxing at the lobby bar. So its nice and quite. One show that is a must see is the water show. Just a fantastic performance. Many thanks to all the staff at the Roc Barlovento for making our holiday so wonderful. We do notice the many improvements that have been made, like all the new walk ways all around the resort. I look forward to seeing the new board walk next year. We will definitely be back again next March... if not sooner.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5