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Melia Habana

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Our Opinion

A very nice�hotel in business district, but�it's mostly�for business�travelers, not so much for tourists.


Overview
On the edge of Havana, a quiet, sophisticated hotel where you can "turn off" the city at the end of the day. Designed for business travelers, but vacationers enjoy top-notch service and proximity to the culture-rich city centre.

Location: Miramar, 20-minute drive from Havana Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Christina T : Tenafly, New Jersey
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Hotel is nice considering Cuba has remained stuck in the past since the revolution. It's a bit outdated. Definitely use a facelift in their hotel rooms. The most interesting part was the shower. You never knew the temperature you would get. I could set it to lukewarm but within minutes it would go from scolding hot to ice cold. Beware. Don't burn yourself. Not too many channels on tv. There is a mini fridge with beverages but if you're coming from outside Cuba I highly encourage buying several bottles at the airport before you get to Cuba. Their water contains sodium and will make you swell and finding water outside the hotel is next to impossible. I would suggest bringing your own hair dryer if you're someone who needs to dry their hair. The little wall dryer may take you twice or even 3x as long. Their customer service is good. Try the cigar bar. Definitely a unique experience. The only downside, it closes early. Skip the yellow taxi and ask for a classic car taxi. Get the ultimate Cuban experience. There is security all over the hotel so make sure you keep your hotel room key handy and easy to reach to let you have access to places like the pool. The pool has a lot of palm trees, so if you're looking for sun, head down early to claim the ultimate spot. Not too many. Yes the resort sits on a beach but there is 0 beach access. If you're looking for that kind of vacation then maybe this isn't the hotel for you. My understanding is that the decent beaches are outside Havana. Food at the hotel was subpar. Could've been better. Breakfast was all over the place. Nothing impressive. The Italian restaurant wasn't anything impressive either. Ask concierge for a list of suggestions for paladars (restaurants in people homes) that they recommend. There's a few really good ones and they can make your reservation. If you're looking for a full on restaurant restaurant you won't find it. Cuba has not progressed in this area.

  • Fawn M :
We had a great stay at the Melia Habana!

We just returned from a week at the Melia Habana, and we loved the hotel and the service. We had hot running water (which I suspect isn't totally common in Cuba!), great service and a really nice and clean room. We had three of us staying in one room for a family vacation and had a great time. The hotel has free shuttles if heading into Old Havana and the 'Hop on, Hop off Bus Tour" stops right outside the hotel. It's funny, now that I am home, I can see some of the hotels that we looked at, so glad that we stayed at the Melia Habana. Very safe, amazing service from the staff and fantastic restaurants if you are tired and just don't feel up to venturing off the hotel property. So quiet at night and you can even hear the waves crashing. (but don't recommend the beach!) Very pretty pool too, so pleased with our stay.

  • DebbieB62 : Manchester, United Kingdom
A lovely hotel on the outskirts of Havana

A lovely hotel. The room was huge with a lovely view and it was very clean.My only criticism is its a little bit too far out of Havana. There is a regular courtesy bus or its £15 - £20 in a taxi into town. The staff are great and the breakfast is varied. There is a lovely big pool although we didn't use it (too busy!)We booked a taxi tour of Havana through the hotel and had a 2 hour tour with Alex in his '64 pink Chevy which we really enjoyed.

  • klaus m : Los Angeles, California
Not a great time

We were put up at this hotel after our Alaska Plane broke down and we were delayed for over 24 hours. Mediocre rooms, terrible food and a rusty fence stops you from getting to the ocean - in any case there is no beach. This is a three star hotel in my opinion. Service was rude - while we were at the buffet they took all our stuff (phones, iPads, etc.) and moved them to a different, far worst table! We left a hat in the room - called lost and found: nothing. It's neither a city hotel, nor a beach hotel - there is no point staying here whatsoever.

  • Ahbutz : San Diego, California
For Comfort and Pampering in Havana

We were in Havana for a week and stayed in three neighborhoods - Vedado, Old Havana and Miramar. Each neighborhood has its own pros and cons. Vedado has excellent restaurants in a gentrified and relatively upscale neighborhood, is close to Hotel National where you can arrange tours, bus and classic car taxis, and is a nice 30 minute walk along the Malecon to Old Havana, but can be more distant to Old Havana than you would like. Old Havana itself has an energy pulse of food, music and most of the attractions that the city has to offer, but can be a bit noisy, crowded and even dirty.Miramar on the other hand, is more like Miami with resort hotels just off the beach that caters to and pampers the visitor, but is definitely insulated and distant from the Havana experience that many travelers are seeking when they come to Cuba now. If you like venturing out by day to immerse yourself in the Havana experience and then return later in the day to get that massage or lounge around the pool with the swim up bar, then this place is for you. Old Havana is about a 25 -30 minute ride away as is the airport.The hotel standards are what you would expect in Miami or any resort city in the US. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner and the morning buffet is actually quite overwhelming in selections. The quality is nearly commensurate with the price of the rooms at this hotel.

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
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  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Optional meal plan with buffet breakfast and buffet dinner daily
  • 397 rooms
  • 1 Buffet restaurant
  • 3 � la carte restaurants (Gourmet, Italian, Grill)
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • 5 bars, including: Lobby bar, Swim-up bar, VIP bar, cigar bar
  • 3 pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Sauna
  • Boutiques
  • Beauty salon
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet station (fee)
  • Medical services 
  • Room service (fee)
  • Laundry services (fee)

Standard room, city, sea view, or ocean view with balcony:

  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe available for a fee
  • Breakfast table and chairs
  • Mini-bar ($)
  • Internet access ($)
  • Max occupancy 4, up to 3 adults

Kids Stay Free - Kids 12 and under stay and eat free when sharing with 2 full paying adults. Maximum room occupancy restrictions apply.

Bonus Features - Free entry to Habana Cafe (special shows not included), early check-in and late checkout (subject to availability) Shuttle service to Old Havana

Wedding and Honeymoon - Special packages are available. Please inquire for details.

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.

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  • Melia Habana
    Havana,Cuba

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Melia Habana
Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80 Miramar.Playa, Havana 11300 Cuba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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