This adults-only resort gets loads of repeat visitors, and not just for its beachfront setting. It lines up restaurants, bars and a nightclub.
Thanks to its spot on a sandy beach and a bumper list of eateries and bars, you’ll never need to leave. But, if you do fancy exploring, the bars, restaurants and shops of the Plaza America shopping centre are a five-minute drive away.
The hotel is set in palm-covered gardens, so expect views of your landscaped surroundings from the balcony. Rooms come with a lot of space – be it the big bathtub or the handy separate living area.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la carte dinner at Las Morlas, El Caribe, El Viejo y El Mar and Don Pasquale restaurant. Snacks served at Café Bistro Le Bonheur, the Crêperie Bon Appetit, Don Pasquale and the lobby bar.
Unlimited local drinks served at all bars.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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El Caribe restaurant
Serving traditional Caribbean cuisine. You'll need to reserve a table and gentlemen should wear a shirt and trousers.
This main pool has waterfalls, bridges and a swim-up bar.
Includes cabaret shows and live performances.
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junior suite with balcony or terrace
These junior suites come with a king-size bed. There’s a balcony or terrace for that extra bit of space. Plus there’s a ceiling fan and air-conditioning. Just so you know, these rooms are only available to over 18s.
club junior suite with balcony or terrace
These club junior suites come with a balcony or terrace for that bit of space outside. You’ll have a king-size bed. There’s access to the Diamond Club meaning you’ll have extras including personalised check-in and check-out, a premium drinks menu in the lobby bar, upgraded room service, luxury amenities in the room, minibar restocked daily, preferential reservations in the à la carte restaurants, a 20% discount on SPA treatments, access to an exclusive beach with dedicated bar and waiter service plus a Butler service menu on request. Just so you know, these rooms are only available to over 18s.
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Fantastic relaxing holiday
Well from the minute you pull up to the hotel you can't help but feel relaxed. The hotel reception is beautiful and all the rivers just add to the fantastic first impressions. The staff are all amazing, so helpful and nothing really is too much trouble. We did have the diamond club and the room was beautiful, they appear to have been refurbished and close to the main part of the hotel. The beds are huge and very high but amazingly comfortable. The diamond club means a full mini bar with full size bottles of wine and spirits of your choice, we also had priority and unlimited booking of the a la carts restaurants which we did try every one the seafood twice but then went to the buffet restaurant as we prefer to eat when we want as appossed to booked times. The buffet restaurant is fantastic, I would go to far as to say one of the best we've been to the selection for every meal is amazing there is literally nothing you can't get. We made very good use of the spa and the diamond club discount again we couldn't fault it the staff are all fantastic and the couples massages are worth every penny. We think the upgrade was worth the price we paid but if you're not a drinker and don't want the spa or are happy in the buffet restaurant then you may not use the benefits. We would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting a relaxing, child free holiday where you are waited on hand and foot by some of the most amazing staff we have ever metMore
Thoroughly Recommend this Resort
Stayed here in January 2017. Really good resort with excellent service. The resort is spread out across a wide space rather than having a tall building with a large amount of floors; buildings with the rooms in only go up to 3 stories high. The rooms are all raised over a man made water courses and are spread out either side of the pool, bar, restaurants and are are on 3 floors. Buffet restaurant was decent - as far as buffet restaurants in all inclusive hotels can be. There was plenty of variety and meat, fish and pasta dishes all cooked in front of you. There are 4 a la carte restaurants you can eat at once a week which were all pretty good as well as having 23 hour snack bar, burger bar, and an ice cream parlour . Main bar has waiters/waitress refreshing drinks - it can help if you tip here to get drinks quicker, which is also the case in the buffet restaurant, but you still get served fine without tipping There is also a pool bar, a small bar the other side of the pool area a bar at the beach restaurant and a small bar on the beach. There is also a small shop to buy crisps or other groceries in as well as a pharmacy and Rum & Cigars shop, which seemed to be pretty much the same price as down in Varadero. The beach area has plenty of loungers and hut type covers if you want shade. Rooms were spacious with a lounge area, large bathroom, large bed and balcony. We stayed on the sunrise side, not sure if sunset side is better although it was a bit closer to the gym and spa if you wanted to use those facilities. Would recommended this resort to anyone staying in Varadero.More
Good Hotel Needs a Bit of Updating
Overall this is a great hotel. The rooms were a bit tired looking, could do with updating and redecorating. Good point was the iron and ironing board in the room and the hair dryer was powerful not like most hotel dryers. The bars and the services was excellent, although International drinks were not on offer they could be obtained in the Piano Bar. The selection of restaurants was also very good and the food excellent. Beautiful sandy beach and the bar service and entertainment on the beach was great. Entertainment was first class and a bit more upmarket than the usual hotel entertainment. The stream that run through the site could also do with a lick of paint on the base of it. The staff were excellent and nothing was too much trouble but I don't really think that the butler service was needed. If landing at Havana airport it is over two hours drive to the resort so would recommend landing at Varedero Airport if you have the choice,More
Perhaps the best of the Varadero beach hotels
What you get in Varadero is a long strip of all-inclusive beach hotels. The beaches are good but generally thereafter things go downhill. Having previously stayed at one where the flies were the most appetising things on the breakfast menu, the Royalton was a pleasant surprise. The rooms are large, clean and comfortable and the food a significant improvement on the standard pretty awful fare that Cuban hotels offer. Cuba must be a very difficult place for a hotelier, sanctions and an inefficient infrastructure make spare parts hard to get and maintenance a nightmare: the Royalton rises to these challenges. A really nice note is the Cat Cafe on the beach where local stray cats gather to feed on snippets, thus leaving diners at the beach restaurant in peace.More
Active and relaxing stay
We are not used to going to all inclusive packaged tour-oriented hotels, this is not our style of vacationing. We decided though to go to Varadero to break our culture-intensive Cuba holiday with a couple of days on the beach, and we were not disappointed. The Royalton is not a luxury hotel, but it is a well-maintained four star hotel with charming staff, good food, excellent coctails, a lot of activities should one want to participate and a lovely beach. We ate at the buffet restaurant all our meals. Although there were some dishes that were not particularly freshly prepared, there were always plenty of good options and good variety. We enjoyed the grilled meats and the desserts in particular. Drinks were abundant and of excellent quality - you never had the feeling they were saving on things, exactly the oposite. The rum and cigar bar was great fun, so were the shows at night time (professional, entertaining and not too long). The salsa lessons were also very worthwhile.More
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