Melia Las Dunas
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This was our second time here. We really enjoyed our week at Melia Las Dunas. The beach is wonderful and you can get good food at many of the A La Carte restaurants.Rooms were a little crampded and our AC didn't work well.Despite that we really enjoyed the pool and the lounge.It was great that the families are on one side of the resort and adults on the other each with separate pools.There is a market on site with lots of local crafts and keepsakes to purchase.A five minute bus ride and you are at the dock and can chrter fishing boats, rent motor boats or go on a Katamaran tour.For a Cuban Resort it is Great.I will go back for sure.
Really enjoyed the time there. We went for 10days and had great weather. The beach is small (narrow) and need some walk getting there. Pool was fine, but we prefer real beach. Food ok, but we had better some other resorts.Kids club is excellent, nice and carrying staff.The room was great; clean, nice amenities, but other friend's room, regular room, smaller and bit smelly.Airport is quite far, so lengthy trip in and out.On a scale 1 to 10 I would rate 9 for accommodation, 7 food, 9 entertainment; overall 8.
My husband and I travelled with friends. It was a lovely time and it was our second trip to this resort. We returned because of the staff, people and beach. We certainly enjoyed the Romantico a la carte. The buffets always had many choices. We didn't have hot water at one point but it didn't bother us. The staff did their best and it was up and running in a day. With pools and a warm ocean it didn't damper our time. We adventured on a trip to Trinidad and appreciated the guide and beauty of this country. It's a bit of a trip but worth it.
My husband and I spent a week at the Melias from April 17 to April 24th. 2017This will be my 3rd attempt of getting this review published. I've received a "Trip Advisor" guideline reminder than when writting a review it must be of my own 1st hand experience and not remarks from others experience, heresay etc..ok, so I re-write my review once again, and weeks later still no posting of my review?? I go back and read some of the other hotel guests reviews and I read things like "hotel guests will confirm that..." ???? ummmm, isn't that going against your so called strict policies and guidelines as to what is acceptable or not..?? Here is my 3rd attempt.. Resort is large, lots of walking, food is so so ..remember it's Cuba ... beaches are amazing but some areas do show signs of trauma due to storm surges etc..but still heavenly. Our room was ok, adult side but most of the entire resort is in much need of some replacing, painting, repair, cleaning up, freshening up etc..it's one of the oldest resorts here so we understand that eventually some places start to look a little shabby. Towels and bed sheets are kind of gray, not fresh and crips..old stains on both towels and sheets. toilet sometimes flushed..need to hold down the button longer. We had little to no hot water for the duration of our week. A/C was good. Had issues on a few occasions getting water for our mini fridge. Dont brush your teeth (even just rinsing your toothbrush) I began ill (stomach on the 3r day) stopped using tap water for rinsing my tootbrush and stopped eating the fruit..stomach started to improve on day 5 thankfully. In all fairness, my stomach issues with cramping could of also been caused by the heat/humidity and too much sun..so take care if you are a little on the older side such as my husband and I.. we are in our mid 50's. Our first visit to Las Dunas was more positive, no stomach issues either. We are not sure if we would ever return but all in all, it was good. The beach I must give a 5 star!! simply breathtaking. :-)
This is the second visit at this hotel. Same as last time, this resort has some established values (staff experience for example) but also it has become outdated.We had some issues until we were given a decent room.Furthermore, there were times of the day when there was no warm (not hot) water at all. Also, the towels and the bed sheets and pillow covers were old and stained. They may not have been dirty but they surely seemed so.On the plus side, the food was very good in our opinion.Beach and nightly entertainment was excellent, very talented personnel. Minibar was replenished daily without problems. Resort personnel friendly, ready to serve you at all times.The beach and water were outstanding...this is the actual reason for returning to Cuba every time.Usually, there were beach chairs available any time. The bar on the beach didn't have any variation but was decent and welcome if you were hungry.The worst experience was due to the flight delays when we left Toronto (4.5 hours) and when we returned from Santa Clara Airport (7hrs). For those who don't know, Santa Clara airport is very small so we were stuck there for more than 7hrs. It was an awful experience and we still don't know if we should blame the airport, the travel agency (Hola Sun) or the airline (Cubana).As far as I am concerned, they were all involved therefore all responsible.Would warmly recommend but with caution! Be careful at what you expect.With all the above considered, we would still go back to this resort!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner plus snacks
- A la carte dinner with reservations
- Unlimited domestic drinks 24 hours a day
- Tennis day & night
- Use of fitness centre
- Use of bicycles
- Ecological excursions
- Daily activities & nightly entertainment
- 925 rooms
- 4 a la carte (Seafood, International, Italian and Steakhouse)
- Snack bar
- Bars including, Pool bar
- Room service
- Fitness centre
- Spa (fee)
- Internet facilities (fee)
Standard Room includes:
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Coffee maker
- Iron & ironing board
- Bathroom with tub, shower & hairdryer
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
Standard Oceanview Room & Superior Room also available.
Kids Deal - One child under 13 stays and eats free. Date restrictions apply.
For the Kids - Baby Club (ages 0 to 3), Kids' Club (ages 4 to 8), Preteen Club (ages 9 to 13), Teen Club (ages 14 to 17), Wading pool, and Babysitting for a fee (subject to availability).
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Special Occasions - Wedding and free Honeymoon packages are available. For more details, please inquire.
Resort Location Map
Melia Las DunasCayo Santa Maria,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Cayo Santa Maria, Caibarien, Villa Clara Jardines del Rey, Villa Clara Cuba
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