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.
The hotel itself is nice although starting to date. The beach is stunning and hotel has lovely pools that are empty as most people are on beach. Staff are nice and friendly. First time doing all inclusive and was pleasantly surprised. The main buffet restaurant is prob the best as they cook most things in front of you to order. The international restaurant was also good. The Japanese was ok and skip the Italian as was not good. We were two female friends in our 30's traveling and were probably the youngest by far! It's an older crowd of 60+ as the majority. Lastly there is an excess of entertainment especially on the beach where you want to relax. Constantly someone screaming on a microphone or music blasting...just pick a beach chair along way from the main area. Think this part of the hotel activity should be dialled back....use the microphone to inform guests activities are starting but then turn it off as no need for everyone to be bothered by the staff commentating a game of mini golf!!
This was our second trip to Cuba and first stay at Melia Las Americas. We chose this resort for two reasons - it is adults only and it is attached to the golf course.Our room was in the bungalows and was fine. Humidity is an issue of course and the de-humidifier in our room would fill in a day. This means that the room could smell musty and the sheets felt damp. The bathroom was very tired and needs a re-fresh but was clean and did the job. Large walk-in showers would be terrific. The bed in our bedroom was actually two double beds pushed together - weird but comfortable. Love the giant pillows and our room had a large balcony we used regularly.The food at the buffet was good, the French Al la Carte was great, the Japanese was good and the Italian was okay. We liked Robleza for lunch better than dinner. Our favourite hangout was the terrace bar off the lobby where we would order iced blended coffees with Tia Maria that would usually taste like yummy boozy Iced Caps.There is lots of space on the resort, you can always find plenty of spots at the pools and on the beach. There was a sweet young male dog hanging out at the resort and the staff agreed to allow us to organize a rescue with a local organization, APAC - Varedaro, instead of having the dog taken away to be destroyed as is the case usually. We are so appreciative of the Melia management for supporting this endeavour and hope the resort continues to work with APAC-Varedaro. This is the group that creates the cat cafes at area resorts.We enjoyed Melia Las Americas a great deal and will be back for sure.
We have just returned from a week at the Melia Las Americas, what a great location and fantastic staff, they could not have been friendlier and nothing seemed to be too much trouble, they noticed on arrival we had limited mobility, and without asking we were re-located into the main hotel and nearer all the restaurant's, there was a fantastic beach behind the hotel just down the bottom of the steps, the access for disabled and those who struggle with steps was a bit restricted and the hotel itself was starting to show its age, but nothing a bit of modernisation would put right.The food was fantastic with a great selection in the buffet restaurant at all meals, including the prepared food and the food cooked fresh for you, and there are several other themed restaurants to also choose from.Its in a good location approx. half way along the peninsular, and beware its a 2 and half hour trip from Havana airport, something to bear in mind if you have a long flight.All in all a great adults only hotel if you wand great food, entertainment and a fantastic beach that was never too crowded, there was always space around the pools as well.We would defiantly return here again.
We stayed for 3 days in April 2017 and would recommend this hotel. The beach is fantastic and we never had an issue getting chairs or a hut for shade. The hotel is well kept and has multiple pool areas to enjoy. We thought the mixed drinks were pretty good and house wine was OK. We had a junior suite in the main building that had a great balcony, comfortable seating area and stocked mini fridge. FOOD - There are 4 restaurants that require reservations and the buffet. Be sure to make reservations as soon as you arrive.- Arcada (international) was very good - had a nice lobster here, attentive service and enjoyed the musicians. Surprised they don't serve coffee here, but that was just a small annoyance.- Italian was also pretty good. The pizza was solid and we enjoyed the beef carpaccio and Tirimisu. Not what you'd get in Europe, but we knew going it wasn't fair to set expectations that high. Get a table outside if the weather is nice!- The Buffet offers a wide variety of options and was our go to for breakfast. Enjoyed the made to order omelets and had a cappuccino here every morning.- Japanese was so so - service was disappointing and found the food to be OKENTERTAINMENT:There is a good variety of activities going on throughout the day (beach volleyball, water aerobics, yoga, etc). We enjoyed the various live music - many quite talented performers (violinist, tenor singers, Cuban band on the beach), though it wasn't always clear who was playing when. If you are looking for a really happening latenight scene then this is not the hotel for you. SERVICE AND TIPPING: Found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We never felt like a tip was expected but it was certainly appreciated. A little bit goes a very long way in Cuba as most do not make very much.INTERNET: We heard other people complaining about this, but you need to keep in mind this is a problem all across Cuba. You can only get access in the lobby and doesn't always work well (1.50 CUC for 1 hour). Something to plan for going in!Recommendation: - There is a plaza that is about a 10 minute walk away that has various stores with touristy type stuff and a bank- The beach cups are really small. Other guest brought their own cups/mugs from home - wish we had done this!
Spent a week here in may 2016. The hotel is ok and I understand you have to make allowances for Cuba. I found Cuba an amazing place and the people exceptional. The hotel itself was very average, the food plain but the service and staff fantastic. If you want a luxury break then go somewhere else if you want to experience something like no where else in the world then book a trip to Cuba and Havana and maybe stay here as I think it's probably as good as it gets. Would I return maybe if I could not find anything that promised a bit more but I would return to Havana and the Cuban people in a blink of an eye.
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.
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Melia Las AmericasVaradero,Cuba
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Playa de Las Américas, Varadero Cuba
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