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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We went to Paradisus Rio de Oro as part of a Virgin Holiday. Full marks to all the Virgin personnel - that's Viv at the Debenhams, Romford, who gave us all the information we could possibly have wanted; Imilla, the rep. in Havana and Sonia in Guardalavaca. Everyone we met from the company was a real "people person". Our trip...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about Paradisus Rio de Oro on Trip Advisor. Your comments are what make us improve our services as we strive to provide our guests with the best service possible. We are in the process of refurbishing our guest rooms, which will all be equipped with new...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed for 8 nights on a recent tour of Cuba and loved it. We did decide to upgrade to the Royal Service (arranged by email direct with the hotel before we left the UK and paid for on arrival) and felt, for us, it was worth every penny as we really needed a total chill and the Royal Service...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your very pleasant comments about Paradisus Rio de Oro and our Royal Service that you wrote on Trip Advisor. From your comments, I can understand that you had a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful holiday and enjoyed every minute of it. Comments like yours make our work completely satisfying and very much motivate our...

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 4 April 2012

This review is something I have been putting off way to long. Finally have got around to doing it. My wife & I stayed here in April of 2011. It was our sixth time to an All Inclusive resort.It is hands down the most impressive,personable & enjoyable resort we have ever been to. Nothing we have been to in an...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for writing your comments on Trip Advisor about Paradisus Rio de Oro. It is wonderful to hear that you found our hotel to be “…most impressive, personable & enjoyable resort we have ever been to.” I am glad that you enjoyed every aspect of your holiday and had a great vacation here with us...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Our first ever trip to Cuba & what a wonderful experience it was! We chose the PDRO based on the excellent reviews on this site and we were not disappointed, in any way. There have been so many excellent reviews of this hotel & spa that it is difficult for me to write anything new and original! But, I'll give...

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

Old review, thank you.

Reviewed 31 March 2012

We went with friends last April and had a great time so much so were going back in April . Nothing negative to say hotel fab ,food great and staff lovely ! Can't wait to return and see the friendly staff and enjoy the beautiful resort and fabulous food .

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

Old review, thank you.

Gatineau, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Enjoyed our stay from March 2nd to March 9th. The basic room was more than enough. Weather was simply fantastic. We're a couple in our forties and really enjoyed the peace and quiet. People acknowledge each other but no one is there to make friends so you get to spend uninterrupted time with the person you love. Obviously ideal for...

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

Old review, thank you.

Kitchener
Reviewed 30 March 2012

Our first vacation in Cuba. Chose the Paradisus Rio d'Oro all inclusive resort based upon the recommendation of our travel agent. My wife and I ( both seniors) thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience and would not hesitate to recommend it to friends . Upgrade to Junior deluxe accomodation well worth the added cost. Advance reading of Trip Advisor postings provided...

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Old review, thank you.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 30 March 2012

My husband and I stayed at Rio de Oro last September. It was a fabulous holiday. We had previously stayed at Paradisus Playa Conchal, in Costa Rica and hands down it's our favourite. We hoped the Rio de Oro would be similar and were pleasantly surprised. The grounds are beautiful. We stayed in the main resort and our room was...

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Hertfordshire
Reviewed 29 March 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Paradisus Rio de Oro for two weeks in March 2012 and enjoyed every minute. I can heartily recommend the resort and have fallen in love with Cuba! My views/comments may help fellow travellors who are considering a trip to this hotel or who are already booked Location About an hour from the airport...

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Old review, thank you.

Evesham Worcs
Reviewed 28 March 2012

A beautiful Cuban Hotel, lovely situation on the beach with some wonderful views. Glorious gardens, huge pools lots of sunbeds and spacious comfy rooms. The staff are terrific, so welcoming and helpful,anything you wish for they try to accomodate. The buffet was very well presented with a huge choice although as always in hot countries no hot plates so hot...

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Old review, thank you.

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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
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
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: $333 - $747 (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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