If you’re those looking for mainstream hotels, we’ve laid out multiple options for you below. A few reasonably priced guesthouses that can outshine some of the bigger hotels were also added into our top list and map.
Top Hotels in Playas del Este
If you’re looking for 5-star resorts, unfortunately, there are none to be found in Playas del Este. While the area does have some resort-style hotels, they are mostly old and outdated. Casa Particulars are spread throughout, but not really advertised much online.
1. Club Bravo Arenal Hotel
If you’re looking for the best mainstream hotel in Playas del Este, you just found it. Its location at the Laguna Itabo between Santa Maria Del Mar and Boca Ciega offers tranquility and easy access to the beach parties on the other side.
While it won’t compare to luxury resorts elsewhere or even 5-star hotels in Havana Centro, the quality found here is well above average for the area. Club Bravo has 166 rooms with patios and suites. The restaurant section offers Italian style cuisines, light breakfast, espresso coffee, and snacks.
For dinner, they serve delicious lobsters and fish. Some of the amenities include air conditioning, gym & fitness center, beauty salon, dry cleaning, internet, and a large pool with a terrace bar.
2. Villa Brisas R.S.
This luxury villa consists of two acres of land surrounded by Mediterranean stone walls and exotic palm trees. There are five private suites each with an entrance and a bathroom.
Each bedroom is equipped with a flat TV screen and an air conditioning unit. Apart from the modern amenities, there’s a terrace where you can enjoy a cool ocean breeze.
3. Casa Villa Cloty
Villa Cloty is located on a very nice property, just 50m from the beach in the center of Guanabo. You’ll find to be near restaurants, bars, banks, car rentals, and tourist information. Breakfast is served under a thatched roof with beautiful lush foliage.
The guesthouses to be very clean with decent sized bedrooms. Room amenities include TVs, cleaning service, safes, and toiletries. In addition, each room comes equipped with an ironing board, tea making facilities, and it’s own little terrace.
4. MarAzul Hotel
Formerly named Tropicoco, MarAzul is an all-inclusive, adult-only hotel. The rooms are fairly basic, but the location across Punto Nautico is as good as it gets in Santa del Maria.
If you get a good deal, it can be worth it, but don’t pay a premium rate here. The beach bar has live Latin music at times and the hotel serves that standard foods and drinks.
5. Villa Abacia
Villa Abacia is about 3 blocks from the beach and close to area bars, restaurants, and cafeterias. The villa consists of 4 bedrooms, a garden & bar, and a swimming pool. It comes equipped with an independent bathroom and a large terrace area.
Depending on your needs, you can choose a private room, double room, or a room with a private bathroom. All units are air-conditioned and come with a sofa, flat-screen, private shower and free toiletries. Also, there’s a 24-hour reception desk, children’s playground, conference facilities, and internet connection.
6. V Royal Luxury Villas
V Royal consists of three independent villas within a gated community. The Villa King consists of 1500 square meters – 1 suite, 4 rooms with private bathroom, 2 deluxe rooms, and 1 superior room. The Villa Queen features a colonial style that consists of 3 en-suite bedrooms and two spacious bedrooms with standard and queen-size beds. Finally, the Villa Princess consists of 4 rooms, a walled garden, and three bathrooms.
Guests can enjoy the garden views, a patio, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a private bathroom. The main amenities a restaurant, a rooftop terrace, free Wi-Fi, and a computer station. To create a home feeling, there’s a separate dining area, living room, and sitting room. This beach villa also provides sun loungers and umbrellas. Breakfast is available from the onsite restaurant.
7. Villa Bacuranao
This laid-back hotel consists of 51 independent cabins that come equipped with a private bath, satellite TV, and radio. Outside there’s a big swimming pool and basketball and volleyball courts.
Other facilities include a bar & grill, nightclub, solarium, game room, and a cafeteria. In the evening, you can enjoy special rhythms that feature both local and international music.
8. Villas Los Pinos
Villas Los Pinos is located next to the beach and consists of 2 & 3-bedroom spacious houses with a private swimming pool. Surrounded by picturesque coconut trees, they offer up a slice of traditional Cuban flair.
What makes the villas unique is that they provide a sense of exclusivity. On each house, you’ll find a walled garden, a private pool, and site security staff. After exploring the beach, you can relax and enjoy the view of the blue sea from your balcony.
9. Hotel Atlantico
The Cuba 4-star rating means it’s actually 3-stars and the non-renovated section is old and run-down. The location and decent pricing are the real pluses. If you plan to party at the beach, then a good deal can make it worth your while.
Outside the hotel, you’ll find numerous chairs and umbrellas by the pool. On-site facilities include a restaurant, pool and 24 hours snack bar. Adults can use the large swimming pool with a play area for children.
10. Terrazas Atlantico
Terrazas del Atlantico is nestled among many tropical trees making it an ideal spot for outdoor activities. The hotel complex comprises of 62 rooms, 4 penthouse suites, and 6 triple room apartments.
All rooms are air-conditioned and have a private TV and radio room. Other amenities include a swimming pool, entertainment room, 3 restaurants, and two bars.