Melia Las Americas
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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.
Excellent hotel, well maintained, continued improvements. Beautiful rooms. I had the pleasure of staying in a bungalow and it was very big. Large bedroom, living room dining and kitchen. Superb condition a few steps from the beach. Beautiful layout with many pools, bars and activities. The food was very good and the staff very pleasant and helpful.Last but not least a beautiful golf course steps away from the hotel included in our stay, well manicured in excellent condition. I would recommend this hotel to everyone
Great choice for those seeking child-free hols. Food acceptable to good, almost all drinks free including cocktails. Spacious site, five restaurants, 2 main and several smaller pools, lovely beach and gardens, pleasant staff. Our room had a vast bed but only one bedside table, which was annoying. Also we couldn't understand why the special restaurants could only deal with 4 tables at a time over the evening (especially Retaxa which only offered a miserable 3-course set menu in the evening but coped with a continuous flow of a la carte lunches. Duh.) Limoncello also staggered tables to a ridiculous degree - it was almost empty when we went, yet you are only allowed one visit per week. The management need to address these problems. No commercial restaurant would survive in this basis! The Japanese, Italian and Arcada restaurants all had good food, though. (avoid the 'Caribbean' restaurant - awful set menu, nothing Caribbean about it!) Tasteful evening entertainment including opera, superb pianist in main bar. We were pleasantly surprised by the whole resort. It's also very near Plaza de las Americas which has a bank, wifi shop, and many other shops. Taxis are easily available.
We stayed at this resort Feb. 3rd-10th, and every part of the experience was just perfection! For some context: I am a 35 year old woman and not a picky traveller. I’ve stayed at 2.5-3 star resorts in Cuba typically and have been fine with them, but this time my boyfriend and I wanted to go somewhere nice enough to bring my parents (in their 60s but energetic people who like nightlife). Also we needed a place where golf was included for my boyfriend (yes everyone can golf daily for free when they stay here - but you have to rent a cart, not optional). This review is pretty much fully shared by us and my parents. Arriving at Las Americas late at night (after a delayed Sunwing flight – I will likely do a separate review for a completely opposite experience with that airline), reception greeted us warmly and were informative, and the bell person brought us to our rooms which were Classic/Standard. Note these rooms were hilarious at first sight as the décor is straight out of the 60s but it’s actually super clean, spacious and kind of cool retro! Ours had a living room and small kitchenette and stairs up to our bedroom plus two balconies – our parents’ room didn’t have stairs so there is choice. (We later went into an executive room in the main building that cost more and had ocean views, but we liked these better – with the executive rooms, they’re more modern but smaller and the balconies are weird as you can see all the other people’s balconies around you.) We were starving when we arrived so we went to the 24 hour bar and had great sandwiches – Cubanos, hot dogs, even the ham and cheese were good. I’ll describe each wonderful element of this resort in shorter points so I don’t gush too much:- Golf: It’s literally steps away from the resort, has great views, and my boyfriend says the difficulty is pretty good. That’s about the extent of my knowledge of that, as I spent my days on the beach!- Beach: Immaculate! Sandy, no rocks, large enough for good beach walks and the water is warm and swimmable. Only one day were the waves too high to swim – most days there are light waves, and they offer free activities including kayaking, catamaran rides and paddle boats plus you can pay 20 CUC to go out for a snorkel. Each day there was no problem finding a beach chair, there are plenty and umbrellas too, even in February. They have activities close to the beach bar and a live band each day. - Pools: There are a few to choose from. Gets pretty hot sitting there in the day, and the water is pretty cold, but clean and quiet pool areas. Most people seemed to be at the beach though pools were a great second option. - Food: Lots of variety at the buffet, including fresh veg and fruits, and seafood and meat you can get freshly grilled. The A La Carte restaurants are mainly very good. Even if you don’t like, say, Japanese food the meal is simple enough that most seemed to like it (more of a Chinese fried rice but sushi to start). The International restaurant had a great menu including lobster – which comes with a kind of tomato sauce I didn’t love but the lobster itself is awesome. - Drinks: Good selection, including cocktails like mojitos and lime daquiris etc., the house wine is actually drinkable, and decent quality alcohol like Bombay Sapphire gin. The coffees are delicious – though sometimes you get a regular brewed coffee, sometimes you get a cappuccino. Try asking for ‘café con leche’. - Service: Our housekeeper Caridad was wonderful. She did a great job keeping the room clean, with the cute towel arrangements each day, but she also made a point of seeking me out to thank me for small gifts I left for her, which was so nice and unnecessary! The service is best at the A La Carte restaurants, and usually good at the buffet, but a little spotty at the restaurant known sometimes as The Robleza and at the 24 hour bar. They don’t seem to want to serve but they’re not unfriendly – just inattentive. They are polite and you do eventually get your server to come around, so just be patient. My dad had a bit of an issue with Reception after we checked out, because our flight was delayed (again, check Sunwing review) and they’d told us we could use a courtesy shower room. But, when we tried using it later the Reception staff told us it was unavailable and didn’t seem to want to help. You will notice during your stay there is a man who looks like The Most Interesting Man in the World at the restaurants and around asking you how your stay is going. This is the General Manager, Bernard, and he is really hands-on and vested in your happiness there. My father saw him and he immediately rectified our shower issue by arranging for us to use an executive room for a couple hours. This was truly impressive! And really topped off an amazing stay. - Entertainment: Our first two nights had lobby shows – these were, no exaggerating, phenomenal. The first one was more of a variety show, but just watching the acrobats alone made it out of this world. There is also a saxophone player who is so talented. The second was a group of 5 ‘tenors’ (2 men 3 women) but their voices and composition was mind-blowing. Everyone around just couldn’t stop talking about them. They made the rest of the evening entertainment through the week worth it – because the shows in the Teatro for 3-4 nights of the week were pretty terrible. The dancers were just untrained and the shows uninspired and kind of cringe-worthy to watch. The entertainment on the deck of the 24 hour bar and at the beach the other nights was lots of fun and varied too. - Extras: Maison Xanadu has one of the coolest bars and a rooftop patio where people go to watch the sunset. Definitely get there – but note drinks are extra $ as is everything at this place, it’s not part of the resort but is right on it. The gym is actually busy, but you can find room for yourself - it's not very big but it's clean and has some equipment and free space. Basically, you will not find much to complain about here. It's not a party resort - not many faces below 30 - but it's lots of fun with plenty of entertainment and good food and drinks. It was great for us as a couple, and for my parents. You can't beat the beach here either! Worth spending a bit more for this 5 star. Will go back (and I would never normally have said that about anywhere).
Beautiful resort with a beautiful beach. We had a duplex room with 2 baths and a small sitting area. Huge lobby and dining room with many choices on the buffet tables. All good food. I had a medical emergency and the staff couldn't have been more solicitous.
Two of us tried our first golfing trip here. Access to the clubhouse was easy and a very short walk. Clubs were loaded on the carts and ready to go every morning. Everyone there was very friendly.As for the hotel itself, we were very pleased. The room was nice with a good balcony view of the golf course. The food was very good and the A la Carte restaurants were excellent.All the staff were very friendly and the manager, Bernard, was everywhere asking you if you were doing okay. Planning on going back again next year.The hotel was well maintained and kept in very good condition. They were redoing the lobby during our visit, but it was no bother at all.
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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.
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Melia Las AmericasVaradero,Cuba
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Playa de Las Américas, Varadero Cuba
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