Royalton Hicacos is an All Inclusive and adults-only hotel close to Varadero in Cuba. It sits directly on a beach on the popular Hicacos Peninsula. At the hotel, you'll find a spacious pool area with three swimming pools and a sun terrace, as well as tropical palm trees in the garden. For your convenience, there's a market and souvenir shop all within the hotel. There's also a bar and two pool bars serving both local and international drinks, as well as a total of six restaurants. You'll have the opportunity to try a number of different cuisines, from Caribbean to Tex Mex, as well as a restaurant that specialises in seafood. There's also a jazz bar to keep you entertained in the evening. If you want some relaxing downtime during your stay at the hotel, you can visit its spa. Inside, you'll find a steam room and a sauna as well as a range of treatments on offer. There's also a gym and aerobics classes to help you keep active on your holiday. You can get competitive with a game of squash, or try water sports. Practise dives take place in the pool three times a week.
At Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa you'll be 6.5km from Plaza Las Americas, a shopping mall where you'll find plenty of cafes and boutiques. There are many places to pick up souvenirs here, too. You can also travel a little further out to the centre of Varadero resort, Centro Hicacos, which is 13km away. Along this narrow strip of land on the Hicacos Peninsula, you'll find lots of hotels and spas. At the very tip is the Reserva Ecologica Varahicacos, a nature reserve with a series of caves. You can also visit a range of bustling restaurants, bars and cafes.
Snacks are available 24/7 at this hotel. You can also choose to enjoy up to seven dinners per week in the hotel's four a la carte restaurants. There's a cafe, where you can order crepes and other snacks, too. A disco takes place at the hotel serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
At Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa, you can get competitive with a game of billiards or stay active with a game of tennis on the hotel's courts.
A swimming pool area with three pools surrounded by a tropical garden. On the beach below the hotel, the hotel offers guests free sun loungers and umbrellas.
All of the rooms at Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa have balconies or terraces, and TVs with satellite channels. Air conditioning and fans are also provided.
Distance to city centre 18km
Distance to beach 0.05km
Distance to airport 38km (VRA)
Address: 0053 45668 844, Crt. Las Morlas Km 15, Varadero, Cuba
Varadero, Varadero, Cuba
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The hotel is in a great location, beach is fabulous and plenty of sunbeds available,
Pool area is great but can be noisy as it's where the fun happens and the younger visitors hang out, however, you can get away from it if that's not your thing.
The hotel rooms are dated but saying that spacious and clean with large balconies and a super comfy bed.
The food choices exceeded our expectations and we were pleasantly surprised.
Thanks to Rámon who served breakfast and always did his best to find us a table for four outside on the verandah.
We tried all the restaurants and the only disappointment we had was in the Caribe. It's by far the nicest setting and biggest restaurant but the menu wasn't that great. High demand for the Tex-Mex and The Pearl which are much smaller but food was great. Also enjoyed the food and ambience of the Italian restaurant.
Gala dinner on Christmas Eve was spectacular and the staff did their utmost to be pleasant and provide a high level of service under the Covid restrictions.
Evening entertainment was low key but fantastic. No Rock around the Clock rubbish but quality musicians, singers and dancers who pulled all the stops out on Christmas Eve.
Our bar of choice in the evening was the Jazz Bar, Leonis always on the ball and knew our order after the first night. Top man.
So far, so good but here are a few of the niggles which we reported and had a varied response.
The outside lights didn't work from date of arrival, took almost a week to fix but management did address the issue and took time to explain the difficulties of getting the replacement parts.
The fridge broke on the Friday, a maintenance guy came right away, classed it as irreparable and said they would replace it the following day, this never happened despite reporting it again.
The air-conditioning in the room was stuck on 18 degrees, unable to control it.
Maintenance guy came again and couldn't fix, the solution was to trip the switch in the fuse box, happy days. However, we realised in the evening that this switch took all the lights down too. We couldn't be bothered complaining again so just worked around it.
Tex-Mex restaurant proved difficult to get in, they didn't seem to be operating the same system as The Pearl so we went to reception to find out what we had to do to get a booking. They want to know when things go wrong and actively seek to rectify. We were very impressed with Leticia who went out of her way to help and handled all our issues personally, she is an asset to the hotel and hopefully they will take her constructive views on board and make a good hotel a great one.
Thanks once to everyone.
We were lucky to go abroad before the lockdown, the weather was lovely, the beach is golden. The hotel facilities were good, decor in places could do with some updating. The rooms are spacious - huge bed, lounge area, decent sized balcony, and large bathroom with a huge bath. The staff are friendly not too much in your face, but helpful. The overall feel of the hotel is good - the pool areas, bar area and the restaurants look good. We are not into entertainment so can not comment on that element. We had been warned that the food is not great in Cuba. I think there are food shortages in Cuba according to local reports. However the food was terrible cold, tasteless. The Italian in particular was inedible I had carbonara one night and the lasagna another both were dreadful. I love food and all types but lived on toasted cheese and ham sandwiches and omelettes. I did not have one good meal - the best was at the Caribbean restaurant. There was no point in complaining as every one i met said the same thing - one couple had both lost weight on holiday! Whilst it was lovely to get away - I will not be coming back to Cuba - I need decent food. Also the hotel does not accept the local money and all trips can be paid by card - so don't get too much local money as you can only spend it at the local town or in Havana. There also seemed to be a shortage of loo paper - so bring some of your own!
I love this hotel. Amazing staff, amazing place. I would like to thank you very much for amazing entertainment! Yarima and Ani are amazing girls! I have enjoyed so much with them! The best team ever! Yarima is the best girl in this hotel and Ani too!!!
I would like to come back soon, for sure!
Yarima and Ani well done! Amazing entertainment! The best team Yarima and Ani!