Melia Las Americas
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
The Melia las Americas is a great resort for couples who are looking for a luxurious resort getaway in Varadero. Plenty of food options to choose from with regards to buffet items. The a la cartes are fairly decent as well. The staff are amazing. They go out of their way to ensure that all of your concerns and needs are accommodated. The beach is always the best element of the resort. It stretches out for miles and you'll never have an issue reserving a lounger. This is a resort more suited for older clientele and couples who are wanting a quieter and more relaxing resort experience. There is very little night life here.
Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes to Varadero.
We appreciated the way this hotel staff treated us after being evacuated from another melia hotel , we found the room and food to be of a very high standard , and the professional care given to us all during irma was above what could of been expected , this hotel and staff deserve an award (even if it is from the tour operators for taking care of us).
I have just returned from a stay at the Melia Las Americas. A 5-star hotel for adults only.The staff at the hotel are friendly and very professional.The food is very good. In the evening at the buffet there is always a special counter (sushi, tuna in sesame crust, langoustine ...)The restaurants à la carte are sublime.The resort offers a perfect size, several pools and bars, the beach is nearby.The golf course is unlimited (kart $ only) and located just 2 min. of walking.There is a gym too.The General Manager is on site and welcomes you in the morning to the buffet or greets you at one of the à la carte restaurants.At the departure, he does not fail to come to greet you.This is exceptional.Briefly, an unforgettable stay.
I have been for years travelling all over the world related to business and are twice a year staying in hotels for vacation.I easily give Melia Las Americas highest score. I have heard a lots negative related to hotels a service and food at Cuban hotels. For me this was better than expected.But I start with a negative comment.Internet. Available in the reception. You have to pay for access and personally I had a lot of challenges using internet on my HTC cellphone and Apple Ipad. My wife got better access than me. This I experienced also in Havana and I expect will be improved within few years. Positive. I am quite sceptical to "All inclusive hotels". but... The food and service was excellent and much better than expected. I have heard about people staying in other Cuban hotels with les "Stars" and they have not been happy. The hotel has several restaurants. Up to you to chose. Be aware --- You are on Cuba. Things may vary between countries.Impressive:We stayed during the hurricane Irma. We stayed in the basement for 16 hours. The way General Manager Bernard Meyer organised and managed the evacuation to the basement, kept us well informed and followed up after we went back was IMPRESSIVE. We was and felt very safe. He showed excellent leadership.If I go back to Cuba and Varadero. The alternative for hotel is Melia Las Americas
The place is magical lots of great food and dancing. The pool is amazing and its heated it also has plenty of bars and restaurants no need to leave everything is available at the resort. The sand looks like sugar and the ocean is clear like a swimming pool.
We stayed at Melia Las Americas from August 29 to September 12 and was our 7th visit to this property. Our first 10 days were terrific (as usual) then we were hit by Hurricane Irma. Our ranking of this hotel is 5/5 based on their outstanding performance before, during and after the storm. We were lucky that this hotel is above sea level. Prior to the storm hitting the customers were informed and to make preparations in case evacuation became necessary. The day before the storm staff busiest themselves boarding up windows, cleaning storm drains, moving palapas, moving and securing beach chairs and cushions, and taking large mirrors and fans down. On Saturday morning of the storm all guests were told to vacate their rooms and were escorted to the hotel basement. The basement has a full kitchen and lockers etc for staff and garage for bringing is supplies. There were almost 500 guests and 150 staff in chairs in the basement. Many guests and staff came from a neighbouring hotel that was not as secure. Guests were served ham and cheese sandwiches and cold and hot drinks (no alcohol which was wise). Hot meals were available buffet style in the basement. Staff were very friendly and reassuring to all the guest and nobody panicked or freaked out. The power went out after about 2 hours and the generators kicked in. We were sequestered for 18 hours before we were allowed to exit the basement. Many rooms were badly damaged including ours. We were moved to a ground level suite which was a nice upgrade. The rest of our trip the hotel ran on the generators and the a al carte restaurants were all closed. Buffet ran fine and provided good hot meals to the large crowd.Kudos to all the staff at the hotel and especially to the General Manager, Bernard Mayer who was a rock, he took charge and managed everything very nicely.I won't comment on the other pros and cons as this time. I can only say that the hotel managed admirably in the wake of a very scary and dangerous situation.
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
- 3 Meals daily plus snacks
- All Drinks (Domestic beer & cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- 24 Hr room service
- Daily Activities
- Introductory SCUBA lesson
- Paddle boats
- Beach volleyball
- Putting green
- Gym/fitness centre
- Dance & Spanish lessons
- Shuttle to Plaza Las Americas commercial center
- Nightly Entertainment
- 340 rooms rooms in one 4-storey main building and several bungalows
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 5 a la carte restaurants: Gourmet, Seafood, Steakhouse, Italian and Japanese, dress code & reservations required
- 1 BBQ/Grill
- 2 snack bars
- 5 bars including Lobby bar, Piano bar, Pool bar, Beach bar
- 5 Pools
- Kids' pool
- 18-hole golf course on-site
- Meeting facilities
- 4 lit tennis courts on-site (fee)
- Shopping on-site
- Sauna (fee)
- Fitness facilities
- Scuba diving nearby
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Medical services 24 hrs (fee)
- Laundry service (fee)
All accommodations include:
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Balcony or terrace
- Full bathroom
- Hairdryer 220V (adaptor required)
- Mini-bar (fee)
- Max occupancy 3 persons
Standard Hotel Rooms:
- 1 double or 2 single beds
- 1 double or 2 single beds
- Living area
Free Wedding Packages - Please inquire for details.
Honeymoon Bonus - private check-in, welcome cocktail, room upgrade and late check-out (subject to availability), flowers, fruit basket & bottle of rum in room upon arrival, romantic dinner for two, turn down service, and honeymoon breakfast in room morning after arrival. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.
Golf Bonus - Subject to validation, please inquire for new rate.
Shuttle service - Complimentary shuttle service to Melia Varadero, Plaza Las Americas, and Sol Palmeras. Dining at these facilities is an option for a fee.
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.
Resort Location Map
Melia Las AmericasVaradero,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa de Las Américas, Varadero 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.
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