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.
The hotel staff are fantastic and always willing to help. Rooms are comfortable with adequate spacing and cooling AC. The pool is in a central location but unfortunately does not have a swim up bar. Only a 2 minute walk from the beach that had plenty of sun loungers and water activities.Buffet is good for Cuba, book in advance if you want to eat at the a la carte restaurants. Disappointed by the service at the Italian restaurant, was left waiting in the outdoor seating for almost an hour for our food to come. The bars are great, nice drink selection, be prepared to tip a lot in order to get service. Entertainment was reasonable although I am glad to have a room away from the entertainment area as it was noisy at times. Overall it was a good hotel to stay at but there could be improvements.
I was at Melia Las Antillas with my mother in law last weekend for a 4 day mini vacation. I reached out to the hotel on Facebook prior to our trip with some questions and all of my questions were answered asap. On arrival, the girl I had connected with on FB actually came up to say hello, and that felt personal and welcoming.We upgraded to the concierge service - very worth it. Private check in, a la cart dinner reservations made for us (no line up!) and a nice ocean view. The late check out on our last day was probably the best feature of the upgrade, it made our final day much more relaxing. And the included lobster dinner was amazing!Food: I found the buffet and the a la cartes to be great. I don't eat meat but the fish was fresh and lots of variety (tilapia, mahi, tuna, squid...heaven!). My mother in law said the chicken and ribs were great too! Tons of fruits and veggies helped me eat healthy and feel great the whole trip! The coffee is great, especially in the lobby bar where I had many espressos!Gym: I hit it every day, good variety of equipment, treadmills, weights, machines. Air conditioned. The hours could be a little better (9-5, kinda sucks for us early birds) but I worked around it!Beach: beautiful beautiful beautiful! Big, clean, lots of chairs available. I love the sun but I was able to get a palapa every day for my mama in law. And I never had to resort to waking up at the crack of dawn and putting my towel under one. There were however a lot of broken chairs and not very many staff to help you out to move chairs and stuff. But, not a biggie.Room: very clean, not super fancy but had everything we needed and we were happy. We asked for two beds and got them no problem. Staff: everyone was super friendly and always willing to help out or answer questions. I never felt snubbed or ignored. The staff at the medical clinic were so helpful when my MIL had an ear infection upon arrival. They took great care of her and got her meds asap so she could start feeling better. All in all, it was a great trip!!!! I will go back!!!
We were there last week for a week. This is my 50th all inclusive and my 15th time to Cuba. The buffet has a good selection for all three meals and the food and service is good. We ate at all three alacarts and here's what I experienced...the Italian and Cuban were disappointing with the food being cold and not very tasty. We went to the buffet after. The Romantico was very good food and service. The rooms do need upgrading especially the washrooms. They have two elevators and one was out of service the whole time. We were on the fifth floor so there was a lot of waiting or stair climbing. Some of the railings on the stairs were rotten. They did major renovations around the pool area. There isn't any washrooms near the beach so you have to go to the pool ones. The beach is beautiful and yes people reserve chairs at both the pool and beach. Annoying but no one seems to care. The beds were comfy and the maids did a good job every day. We tipped well and brought gifts so we were popular. The pool area is big but there is only two areas where you can walk in. All the other areas are 4-5 feet deep. The grounds are kept up and they have two sharks in the lagoon-river. We did the hop on hop off into Varadero which was ok. Would I go back, probably not. There are better resorts to stay at.
We stayed at this hotel from the 8th to the 12th of October.Our accommodation was not in the main block of the hotel where I believe there was a better standard of room. Our room was situated on the third floor of what was similar to apartment blocks attached to the hotel.The room and bathroom was all tiled I assume to cope with the amount of sand that came back on beachwear and footwear from the beach. We stayed on an all inclusive basis.The food either buffet or in the restaurants was of a good standard.It has to be said we and other members of our group suffered some days from mild tummy upsets. This was maybe due to using the ice cubes or crushed ice made from the local tap water in drinks or cocktails. The water from the tap is ok to drink,but visitors are advised to drink bottled water.The beach was beside the hotel and had plenty of shelter under the palm leaf shelters. The seawater was warm and very clear with next to no seaweed. The sea is safe to swim in.The sea was choppy enough during our stay as Hurricane Matthew was lashing the coast of Florida not far from Varadero. The red flags were flying and beach guards warned swimmers when the sea wasn't safe to swim.Would I go back to Varadero? I would if I could get a direct flight and a good deal on this hotel.
My husband and I just returned from 14 days at this resort and can't believe the time went so quickly! Melia Las Antillas was the perfect resort for some great couple time and relaxation, exactly what we were looking for. The staff were exceptional and made our vacation fun and memorable. We miss you all already!Room: We stayed on 5th floor of main building with a beautiful ocean view and amazing view of the resort, the back of our room you can see the opposite side of the island and waterway. The maid staff kept the room very clean and comfortable leaving little notes for us to enjoy our day. The bed was not as comfortable as hoped but still ok, room layout was great, we didn't have great water pressure in the shower but may have been improved with new shower head....these things were very minor and did not impact our vacation at all.Food: Great selection of choices in the main buffet, the staff were very helpful we had the pleasure of getting to know Tomas, Inesly and Javier (Buffet staff), and we enjoyed a few laughs and excellent service from them. Tomas was always a gentleman giving the ladies beautiful flowers at breakfast to make your day extra special and very much appreciated, he was always helpful and one of my favorites! Inesly tried giving us some much needed Spanish lessons and her smile, friendly approach and outstanding service made us look forward to our next encounter, Javier was always one step ahead of us on service making sure we had what we needed always... The staff cooking the food, eggs, pasta, etc were always helpful and patient as we tried to describe what we would like. Sorry I didn't get everyone's name!Bar - we had great service at the bar, we spent most of our time at the pool so we were able to get to know Mileidys.....she always remembered what we wanted and greeted us with a warm and smiling ...Hola!!!Customer service - Jerilyn .....I can't say enough! She is truly amazing.....she helped me put together a few romantic surprises for my husband that made our trip memorable and a very relaxing vacation for us. She followed up daily to make sure our vacation was filled with everything we desired. Her bubbly personality and warm smile was wonderful and very, very much appreciated. Taxi Service: We need to give a very big thank you to Yanlois Lopez who drove yellow taxi number 075 - if you would like personal service at a reasonable price ask for Yanlois Lopez we used his service 2 days - once to tour around Varadero and another day to go to Havana.... he personally walked us around Havana, old and new areas and had great information on history about the areas we visited - he allowed us to personalize our day and focus on what we wanted to see and do.....also took us to an amazing place for a Cuban lunch.We will return to this resort for sure! If you looking for a good adult vacation....this is the place....thank you to all the staff and management. Please say Hi to Tomas, Inesly and Javier from "Mango"....they will know who this is....
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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
- 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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