Melia Las Antillas
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- All Inclusive Features
The Melia las Antillas is another part of the family of Melia resorts that are situated amongst the Varadero strip. Though the resort itself is still relatively new (it's only 13 years old), it is in need of an upgrade, as there are some areas that look run-down. The staff however, makes sure that the grounds are as clean and aesthetically pleasing as possible. The food choices here vary. The a la carte items are not that great. However, the buffet food items are pretty solid. They change food items regularly, so there are plenty to choose from. The staff at the resort are amazing. Not only do they ensure you're getting the most out of your stay. The entertainment team are amazing as well. They keep you entertained.
Location: Beachfront, 40 minutes from Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport, 10 minutes to Varadero.
This was our first trip to Cuba and we had a great experience and 40th Wedding Anniversary Celebration at the Melia Las Antillas! I had corresponded through email with Kandy Chavez, who made arrangements for this very special event in our lives at this resort. We arrived there through Sunwing.ca at around 4 AM, very tired but very pleasantly surprised that Kandy had left a bottle of sparkling wine in our Mariposa Villa 67 room, along with an invitation to a cocktail party for Honeymooners and Wedding Anniversaries and a letter telling us that a special romantic dinner would be reserved for us at the Romantic Restaurant that Wednesday! Even though we arrived so early in the morning, upon check-in, the Reception Desk Assistant was able to exchange some of our Canadian money for CUC - no problem! There is also a currency exchange there too.Later that morning, we had our first breakfast in the Buffet Restaurant, Los Tainos, which had a huge variety of very delicious food items including pancakes, French Toast, fresh fruit, cereals etc. During the week, we enjoyed the delicious custom-made omelettes and smoothies also for breakfast - always served with a smile! For supper there, they also had an outdoor Barbecue area plus my favorite was choosing a variety of fish that were freshly grilled for me! The desserts were also delicious at all four of the restaurants! There was no end of food at this resort and Carlos, the Food and Beverage Manager, made a point of personally introducing himself to the guests to make sure that all was going well for them. He's a very nice fellow but also a conscientious hard worker that certainly pitches in to help his staff, while ensuring that his guests have a very satisfactory experience in the bars and restaurants! Juan, one of the waiters at the El Cuoco Restaurant was very friendly and extremely efficient! The drinks at the bars were excellent and were made plenty strong.We were able to reserve tables at the three A-La-Carte restaurants with no problem at all! Our first was at the Cuban Restaurant by the pool, El Conuco, where we had a very delicious lobster meal. Our second was at the Romantico Restaurant, as arranged by Kandy and I again enjoyed lobster - this time with grilled shrimp included as part of our Romantic Dinner along with a wonderful dessert! We were entertained by an excellent guitarist as part of this experience. Earlier that evening, he had been at the special Honeymooners/Anniversary Cocktail Party held at the gazebo for us, along with two amazing young dancers, Alain and Yola, from the Animation Team, plus Yoselin (Kandy's Assistant). What a special celebration for us and a huge thank you, once again to Kandy for arranging this! The following night we went to the Italian Restaurant, Don Peperone and while it wasn't our favorite, the food was still very good and we sure enjoyed listening to a pair of very talented young ladies that played the violin and cello! That night for entertainment, a rock type band played 70s - 80s music on the Terrace by the Lobby Bar and we had so much fun dancing and found the entertainment so delightful!Our room was very clean, private and quiet but was very close to the pool and beach. Yes , the rooms are somewhat dated but the cleaning staff is amazing at immediately responding to requests, such as needing facecloths. Our maid, Milaida, is a very competent lady, so we made sure that we provided her with little gift packs from home as well as tips! She, in turn, left us very nice notes and made sculptures out of the towels and blankets for us to enjoy! Kandy had also arranged a late check-out for us, which was so very helpful in our last day, as we were leaving the resort around midnight!The adjoining pools were very clean and as long as you arrive by around 10 AM to them, you can find shaded loungers by them. We never had problems exchanging the towels and the beach is beautiful too but you need to be there quite early to find a palapa for the day. The Animation Team was awesome and we enjoyed their entertainment throughout the evenings -both at the theatre as well as near the Buffet Restaurant downstairs! Very professionally done and we had a great time meeting some of them! The Water Ballet show by the pool on Tuesday nights is simply amazing!Overall, this adult-only resort was small enough to be personable with very helpful staff but large enough to have great food, entertainment and facilities. I would highly recommend the Melia Las Antillas to others!
If I were rating this resort based on the cleanliness, the staff and the beaches I would have given it 4-5 stars, but I can't do that so overall I would have to go with a 3. Here's why: 1. Staff: amazing! Every single person I interacted with , from housekeeping , to the front desk, to the cooks, the waitresses and waiters, and everyone else were amazingly pleasant, professional, and friendly. They went out of their way to make us feel special and to make sure our stay was a good one. 2. Cleanliness : It was extremely clean and well kept. It is an older resort but they really do keep it neat. The lobby was welcoming and the grounds were tropical. 3. The beach: pristine beach. So clean, soft sand, clear water, lots of chairs and shaded areas. 4. The pool: clean pool . Nothing out of this world,no swim up bar. 5. The food: the Buffet had options, but the presentations were not so appetizing. The food wasn't really hot, temperature wise. Some of the meat items were extreme tough. I wasn't impressed with the food but I made it work. We were only able to get into one restaurant, which was the outdoor one by the grill and pool. I didn't enjoy this one. Food was very bland and flavorless. There was also a lot of stray cats who just wonder under the table and wait for people to feed them. They even climb on the table! I can't speak for the other 2 restaurants since we couldn't get reservations. You should plan ahead and make reservations before you arrive . 6.activities: there weren't many activities that I saw. Not like a typical all inclusive. I didn't see any kids at all. I wouldn't recommend it for families, more for couples . It's a pretty quite place. There is a club. It was empty when we went but we still had a blast! The di was good. The crowd was a bit older and the majority was European, nothing wrong with that, just pointing it out. We were the first minorities , from America to stay at this resort.
My husband and I travelled on Feb 25- Mar 11 2017. No complaints about this hotel at all. The staff were very friendly, hotel clean, food "Cuba good" and of course the beach was spectacular as always. This hotel has sharks. They are in the salt water pond/lake. Look closely, 2 of the are over 5 ft long. We will absolutely return.
This hotel is for adults and is located next to a beautiful sandy white beach. We also had a great swimming pool which we ignored due to the call of the ocean ! Our hotel staff were extremely courteous and helpful.Although their first language is Spanish, they were conversent in English and French and some German. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of this hotel and with the standards followed for food presentation and serving. My favourite A La Carte restaurant was the Italian experience, though I also enjoyed my food the Romantico and the Cuban experience. Our buffet restaurant had a fair number of choices, though I always favoured the a.m. omellette and the fish. This was our 5th stay here, so we obviously like it !!
Will never stay here again . If it wasn't for the people we met we would have been miserable . The only edible food was at the Italian a la carte . Food was cold as soon as it hit our plate . Our room had a nice view but the ceiling was leaking when we got there . We paid for VIP but have gotten better service for less at other resorts . This place needs serious updates
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
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 11am-3am)
- Pedal boat
- Banana boat rides
- Scuba diving for certified divers
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Day & night tennis
- Table tennis, pool tables
- Exercise classes (Aerobics, Water aerobics)
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Beach parties & theme nights weekly
- Wedding Package
- Manager's cocktail party
- 350 rooms in 7 free standing Villas of 3-storey and one main 5-storey building
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 2 a la carte restaurants: Italian, International, Cuban (dress code & reservations required)
- 6 bars including Pool bar, Piano bar, Beach bar and Disco bar
- 2 pools
- 18-hole golf course 5 minutes away
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- Shopping on-site (Fine jewelry shop, Souvenir gift shop, Tobacco shop)
- Cyber cafe (fee)
- Fitness facilities
- Exercise classes
- A range of watersports available
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Outdoor Wedding Location
All Suites include:
- Sunken living room
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Hairdryer 220V (converter provided)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Max occupancy 2 persons
Gardenview Junior Suite
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Balcony or Patio
Premium Junior Suite
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Mini-fridge (equipped with bottled water & juices, restocked weekly)
Concierge Junior Suite
- 1 king or 2 twin beds
- Continental breakfast
Honeymooners - Receive room upgrade, (if available at check-in) fruit plate, bottle of sparkling wine, private cocktail & dinner, photograph. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.
Free Weddings - 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.
Resort Location Map
Melia Las AntillasVaradero,Cuba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Autopista Sur, Carretera Las Morlas, Km 14, Varadero 42200 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.
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