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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 January 2013

The hot tubs were not working it being cool the whole time we were there it would have been nice. The Japanese restaurant was closed due to Sandy but the other restaurant were good no complaints about the food way above average for "Cuban standards". The royal service part of the resort was probably 5 stars but we did not...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Senior V, Thank you for your comments in our resort. We'd like to inform you that we work hard to keep up our standards according to hotel's category in Cuba. Rooms are confortable, AC works well and we do not turn off AC to save energy, it is not part of our hotel policy. We appreciate your comments about...

Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed at the hotel in August and we still talk about it every day. From the champagne on arrival to the goodbye band it was bliss. Yes the pool needs painting and the bathrooms aren't particularly modern but other things make up for this. The staff are amazing, nothing is too much trouble. The food is great. Champagne on...

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paradisusri0de0r0, Manager at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

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Reviewed 5 January 2013

My wife and I have just got back from a two week break for Christmas and New Year. The hotel and staff are 1st class. Quality and choice of food in the buffet and four A la Carte restaurants can't be faulted most of the time. All in all we had an experience to remember. Well done management and staff...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Trev, Thank you very much for your comments about our resort.We are happy to hear that you had a nice Christmas vacations with us and enjoyed your holidays. Look forward to seeing you again in our Paradisus. With best regards, Lorenzo Rubio General Manager

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2013

32 of us went to this wonderful place for our wedding! My (now) Husband and I have been there twice before and met great people, both staff and other guests and knew this was the place that we had to get married! Although there were a few problems due to hurricane Sandy hitting you wouldn't have really noticed if you...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2013

We flew Dec 20th 2012 from YYZ and had our first experience with the Plaza Premium lounge in Terminal 1, over the Duty Free store: 30 dollars for 2 hours or 35 dollars for three hours, and you have a bar, hot choices (chicken stir fry; pesto pasta) as well as sandwiches, cereals, pop, coffee, etc. Totally worth it! We...

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Ottawa, Ontario
Reviewed 3 January 2013

Our ninth outstanding stay at PRDO, the fifth at Royal Service. Even better than last time, with a special mention to their dedicated restaurant, Los Helechos: their Christmas dinner was a real treat, as well as the entertainment (the guitar quatuor, the Holguin Philarmonic, the Cuban band...). Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff, from Don Lorenzo, the general Manager...

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Hotel M, General Manager at Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear client, It is our pleasure to read your review on Trip Advisor. Thank you very much for your valuable comments about our Staff & Management, we are very pleased to fulfill your expectations in our Royal Service & for being returning guests as well. We will be more than happy to have you back in our Paradisus in the...

DORSET UK
Reviewed 1 January 2013

This is now the best ever holiday ever - and I have travelled some - cannot fault it- This is the time to go before it becomes to commercialised - You must also do the trip to havana - Jacuzzi in the bedroom - just what i needed every night after a day on the beach !! Pure pamper

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Reviewed 30 December 2012

Beautiful luxury holiday, fantastic holiday, met lots of people and made a set of best friends from Newcastle too! This was the very best holiday we have had even though we have been here before, our second time met our high expectations yet again. Hotel is amazing! Not cramped,plenty of space, amazing well kept beach and a great beach with...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2012

We came to this resort in July 2011 and have been to many resorts since. Nothing I have been to has beaten this place. Yes it is not necessarily a 5 star in relation to the room furnishings etc, but this is Cuba after all and the special feel to this place overrides these factors. This is a truely wonderful...

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Windsor, Canada
Reviewed 29 December 2012

This is our 2nd trip here and we thought it was even better than the first time. We went early December 2012 and you could still see the damage caused by hurricane Sandy. We're not into the Royal Service at all so no comment there. The food at the al la cartes and the buffet was wonderful. I love the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

Address: Playa Esmeralda, Crta Guardalavaca, Holguin 007, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Holguin Province > Holguin
Price Range: $266 - $671 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 354
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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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“Block 34. Near pool/beach also craft sellers”
Ruthbsav, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Royal Service ocean view”
  • Sunset from balcony
Anne-marie28, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“9312 is ocean view at about 20%.”
vincentl797, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“oceanview rooms Royal Service awesome views”
CHASCO6900, 21 May 2017 | Read review
“room was very clean, a lot of space and comfortable. maybe a bit old, would certainly need a little refresh but it was not of great matter to us. we had all commodities and that is what matters to us. would return.”
linpaz60, 18 May 2017 | Read review
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