Hotel Playa Turquesa

Vacation spot: Holguin and Guardalavaca
Address: Playa Yuraguanal, Rafael Freyre, Holguín, Cuba.
Phone: (+53) 24 433540
Hotel themes:
Children Policy: Children younger than 18 are not allowed in the hotel.
Managed by: Gaviota Hoteles
Energy: 220 V / 60Hz

Memories Holguín Beach Resort (formerly Hotel Riu Playa Turquesa) is a 4* ecological hotel of 531 rooms resting on the beautiful beach Yuraguanal, in the province of Holguín, eastern part of the island.

The typical geography of the area has been carefully preserved as one of its most precious values. The building recalls the Spanish country estate of the end of the 19th century. The living colors of the Cuban Caribbean area nicely mixed with the beautiful singing of the endemic birds and the sea breeze.

One of the most appealing features of the resort is the fabulous swimming pool area, with several pools cascading into each other. There is too a swim-up bar and plenty of loungers, also at the beach (finding a chair is never an issue). The grounds are beautifully kept, there’s lots of vegetation everywhere. Rooms are spacious and very clean... But the best feature of this hotel is actually its staff: hard working, warm, friendly and highly professional.

Food is quite good as well, according to most guests. The buffet has a nice variety and excellent service; the 4 a la carte restaurants are also pretty adequate and a nice change from the buffet (try to book them as soon as you check in to make sure you try at least one of them).

A couple of things worth mentioning:

- There are lots of stairs, making it not so ideal for guests with any mobility issues, although it features ramps connecting most areas and a shuttle service is available.

- It is not very well illuminated in some areas.

- There are 8 tennis courts, night lit.

- There's also a cigar bar, a perfect place to savor a Cuban cigar while enjoying an excellent rum.

All in all, a truly beautiful place with excellent service and many little details making a difference.

Hotel Highlights

DIAMOND CLUB: By upgrading to Diamond Club guests would benefit from the following additional services and amenities:

Early check in and late checkout, subject to availability.

Personalized check in / check out.

VIP welcome cocktail.

Distinctive wrist bracelet.

Exclusive beach area with waiter service.

Premium amenities and beach towels in room.

Discount on SPA treatments, laundry services and at the beauty salon.

Mini bar (restocked daily with water, beer and soft drinks).

Location Details

45 minutes drive from international airport ”Frank Pais” in Holguín.

15 minutes drive from Guardalavaca beach


Car and scooter rental.



International buffet La Hacienda

Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Don Bartolo Snack Bar

Open 24 hours.


A la carte restaurants (prior reservation needed):


Cuban restaurant El Criollo

Dinner 18:30 to 21:30


Italian restaurant Il Palio

Dinner 18:30 to 21:30


El Grill

Dinner 18:30 to 21:30


Romantic restaurant El Duende

Dinner 18:30 to 21:30


Seafood restaurant El Marinero

Dinner 18:30 to 21:30

Bars, Cabarets and Discos

Lobby bar El Campanario

08:00 to 22:30


Aqua bar El Arroyo

10:00 to 17:00


Beach bar Las Caletas

10:00 to 17:00


Cigar bar

22:00 to 02:00


Disco bar El Daiquiri

19:00 to 02:00


Theatre Bar

20:00 to 23:00

Facilities & Amenities
Sports and Fitness
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Mini soccer
  • Tennis courts (night-lit)
  • Motorized water sports
  • Horseback riding
  • Gym
Fun and Entertainment
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Night entertainment program
  • Swimming pool (s)
  • Table tennis
  • Water sports
Weddings and Honeymoons
  • Weddings and honeymoons program packages
Room Services
  • Laundry
Health and Beauty
  • SPA
  • Beauty parlor
  • Massage
Business and Office
  • Business center
Internet Access ( Internet Café or Wifi in hotel areas)
  • Internet Café
  • Internet connection (Wi-Fi)
  • 24 hour Reception
  • Beach chairs and umbrellas
  • Cigar lounge / Shop
  • Craftwork/souvenir shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage room
  • Parking
  • Postal service
  • Shopping and boutiques
  • Trips and optionals desk
  • Medical services
Room types
General room amenities
Nearby attractions
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