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Melia Las Americas

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Our Opinion

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.


Overview
This deluxe hotel enchants visitors with its grand architecture and striking design. The delight continues with a stroll through the landscaped grounds to the adjacent 18-hole championship golf club. Windsurfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing await you on the pristine white-sand beach, along with a barbecue restaurant and surf-side palapas. Perfect for the discerning traveler, the Melia Las Americas offers such extras as 24-hour room service and a variety of dining options.
Location: Beachfront, 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes to Varadero.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 651home : Dorset, United Kingdom
lovely hotel reaching 5 star standard in many respects

Lovely hotel and staff generally in all areas of hotel. We are from uk and were in the minority and felt some receptionists could have had more welcoming smiles! on occasions when queries arose. Loved the japanese,international and italian restaurants for the food,staff and general ambience. The classical pianist and violin concert was lovely as was so much about this hotel. The relaxing/lovely atmosphere on entering the foyer of the hotel ensured several evenings of relaxing pleasure after our meal listening to the music. The several pool areas were beautifully constructed always ensuring a quiet shady spot could be found away from the busier but delightful turquoise sea and beach. We had reserved a "classical room" with balcony several months before but on arrival none was available for us! As Melia members! we were told we would be "upgraded" to a garden bungalow some distance away from hotel (fortunately we are fit 75 yr olds!). We stayed there for the duration of our hol as no"classical room" was available with balcony as we had reserved many moonths before. After seeing the excellent standard of a similar room later in the week we regretted this. We realised our "garden bungalow although nicely positioned near a super pool was needing refurbishment in several areas and was no more than 3 star in our view. Had we been upgraded to one of the refurbished 5 star "bungalows" that we saw our view would have been different. We loved the resort but our accomodation experience could have been better. Would more regular visitors have been treated in the same way?" We must compliment the general manager Mr Meyer on his public relation skills.He was always about in the evenings and other meal times speaking to guests and it is clear he is outstanding in his role.

  • 448andyk : Ottawa, Canada
Good time at a nice resort

This was our third visit to different resorts in Varadero. While not our favourite, we did have a very nice time at the Melia las Americas. Our check-in experience was quick and pleasant, and in fact, we were given a free upgrade to a bungalow. While the bungalow was a little worn, it was certainly spacious, with 2 floors, a kitchen, living room and 2 bathrooms! The cleaning staff were very friendly and efficient -- everything was kept refreshed and restocked. The location was certainly quiet, away from the bustle of the main building.The beach was beautiful, with soft sand and no shortage of lounge chairs. Beautiful scenery and nice places to walk to on either side (like the Dupont mansion, a golf course and Plaza las Americas shopping centre). The pools were also interesting and well maintained, but the water was a little cool at this time of year.In general, the resort is in need of some renovation and upkeep. To be fair, workers were busy painting walls and decks, cleaning up the grounds and doing some general fix-up. So that's good. But for guests here now, this meant that some water features were closed down, and there were workers and paint fumes all about.The buffet offered a broad range of items at multiple stations. While not everything was to our liking, there were plenty of choices to make for decent meals. In particular, I liked the omelette bar, the bread station, the crepe lady and the fresh fruits. There are also other options for meals throughout the day around the resort, from the snack bar in the bungalow area, the beach bar, the Robleza by the pool and the jazz bar off the main lobby. Those are all nice places to grab a snack, drink or coffee in a pleasant setting.There are four specialty restaurants for evening dinners. Reservations are required, and you cannot be seated in casual attire (no bathing suits, shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops). The Arcada offers European cuisine, and is the best quality dining experience. The food was delicious, service was great, and a string quartet kept us entertained. Order a flambe dessert for a fiery and tasty finale to your meal. The Sakura Japanese restaurant was an entertaining option, as the food is prepared in front of you by a dynamic chef. We enjoyed the meal and service. The Italian restaurant offers outdoor seating on pleasant evenings with a view of the water. The service was friendly, and the meal was pretty good. We did not try dinner at the Robleza restaurant as reviews for that one were mixed. However, we did have breakfast, snacks and drinks there on various days, because the open air setting is so pleasant.There is always some form of entertainment happening each day at the resort, although sometimes it was difficult to find out what was scheduled, when and where. There are shows most nights in the theatre, with the usual themes: Cuban, romantic, showtunes, international, etc. The quality is uneven, but they are usually entertaining. One night, there was an aquatic show at the main pool.Other entertainment happens regularly in the lobby, from piano, string quartet, opera singers, trumpet players, fashion shows, etc. The jazz bar has live music too. Those reviewers who said there is no entertainment at this resort must have locked themselves in their rooms!Finally, overall we found the staff to be quite pleasant and helpful. I was surprised to read that a few reviewers had negative opinions. I've always found that you get back what you give, so maybe keep that in mind.All in all, a nice escape from the cold and snowy north!

  • 27CW : Region of Waterloo, Canada
Adventurous Week Away

This was our third time to Varadero but first at Las Americas. We were pleasantly surprised by the hotel and the staff. The bell boys rushed to us as we left our airport transport with glasses of champagne and while the staff at the front desk seem indifferent the rest of the staff from the bell boys to the crazy costume man were delightful. The food in the al a cartes and the restaurants were awesome. The buffet was fine, what you would expect from a buffet. Omelettes were awesome. The beach is spectacular though (at no ones fault) we had a very windy week and didn't get to use the ocean much. The pools are cold but I suppose in hot weather that would be pleasurable. Golf is included and had to pay for the cart. We took our own clubs and enjoyed the course. WOW some amazing views. My husband was injured while there and the hotel promptly reached out to the International Hospital. Though we didn't hear from the hotel to check in on his condition during our week there (since he was hurt on their property you would think they would check in with us) the medical care was exceptional. The ambulance took us to the hospital where the facility, though dated looking was very clean and well supplied. Similarly the Dr/nurses at the hotel who cared for my husband daily for the remainder of the week were very caring, knowledgeable and efficient. Hats off to them all. Thanks to them my husband was able to drive my golf cart all week and coach me????? We will be back Melia Las Americas

  • lucianajht : London, United Kingdom
Brilliant stay at Melia Las Americas!

My mother and I visited for a week and we absolutely loved it. The resort itself is stunning, with a beautiful clear and clean beach. The room was clean, spacious and the beds very comfortable so we slept very well. The food was good, and there are is a selection of different restaurants and cuisines to choose from. Our favorite was La Aracada, so we would definitely suggest going there. The entertainment was real good fun, with daily activities such as Yoga, Aqua Gym, Volleyball, and the list goes on with someone different everyday. The evening entertainment was good, with something different in the theater every evening, and parties on the beach. What really made our stay special were the people working at the hotel. Frank and Daniel and the front door became friends to us, and helped us with recommendations throughout our stay. Lia, Roberto, Lazaro and Wilfredo, in the Entertainment team made our holiday very special. We had SO much fun with them, and created many unforgettable memories. Bernard, the general manager, was also extremely courteous and often checked how our stay was going. Our trip overall was fantastic and we are now left with very fond memories of this place.

  • Theresa U : Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Beautiful grounds, unhappy staff.

We recently returned from a one week stay here and were quite disappointed in our experience. When we arrived late in the evening the front desk staff were not very welcoming. We were handed our room keys and were told "your rooms are that way". We had to find our own bellboy who when taking us to our room said "This room is too far away. You need to go and change it in the morning." This comment certainly made us feel uneasy, wondering what we were getting into. When we arrived in the room we were greeted by a large cockroach which the bellboy kindly killed with his shoe and then removed it. The room, one of the bungalos, was in fact quite nice but run down and the bathroom was very dirty. The dark blue walls were covered in drip marks, we hope from whatever cleaner they used. The shower head was almost completely clogged but there was hot water. The towels are old, worn and need to be replaced. The bed was kingsized but extremely hard, like a slab of stone. If you have a back or hip problem, you are going to suffer. Our maid did a fine job making sure the room was tidy and she greeted us in the mornings with a smile.The grounds of the hotel are beautiful and there are amazing views of the ocean. The beach is large and there are more than enough chairs and palapas. The water was cool and it was very windy with a red flag on two of the days but that cannot be predicted. The pools were cold and not many people were swimming. The pools are beautiful and I can imagine wonderful to swim in when the weather is warmer.The food in the buffet for breakfast and dinner was not good. The food in the a la cartes was much better, in fact quite good. We didn't have any problems with booking four a la carte restaurants for four people. We enjoyed lunches on the beach at the snack bar, recommending the chicken quesadilla and the hamburger.This is our seventh trip to Cuba and we have always enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of the Cuban people. Unfortunately, the staff at this hotel are very unhappy and not interested in the guests. The pasta chef in the buffet was miserable, the bartenders in the lobby bar did not speak when they served you, the reception desk staff made us feel like we were an inconvenience. The lobby bar at night had one server who was running her feet off so getting a drink was difficult. The bartenders at the beach bar were only friendly on their manager's day off. We wish they could have been that friendly the whole week. The staff at the small restaurant on the beach where we had breakfast were nice and we enjoyed talking with them. The manager of the hotel was very helpful when we had a problem with checkout times and he went out of his way to make sure we were taken care of. But in general, if you are looking forward to Cuban hospitality, this is not the resort for you.We took a trip into Varadero on the hop on hop off bus and enjoyed ourselves. We also took a trip into Havana and we had a wonderful time exploring the city with a private guide who was extremely knowledgeable and personable.Would we return? No. Will we return to Cuba? Absolutely, as we know that the people of Cuba are friendly, welcoming and delightful. There seems to be a problem at this hotel with the staff are instructed to behave which is a shame. They want to interact but are hesitant.

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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  • 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
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran
  • Paddle boats
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Putting green
  • Gym/fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • 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
  • Internet
  • 4 lit tennis courts on-site (fee)
  • Shopping on-site
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Medical services 24 hrs (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 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
  • Oceanview

Junior Suites:

  • 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 Americas
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.

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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