Melia Las Antillas
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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.
My husband and I just got back from a week at this resort. It was our first time in Cuba. We found that most of the guests at the resort were from Canada.First off I have to say that we fell in love with the Cuban people...in our opinion, nicer than Mexico or anywhere else in the Caribbean...both in Havana and at the resort. They are genuine, kind, helpful and very hard working.The service is fantastic throughout the resort, from the servers to the maids to the groundskeepers (one person has taught himself English, French and German to be able to interact with guests!). When we left, we were hugging goodbye to employees that we had come to know and like. So.....overall the property is very nice but it really needs upgrading...it is tired. But from talking with guests from other resorts, it seems that this is common for most properties there. Landscaping is very nice and very lush.Rooms - We were in a bungalow Super Saver room. Room is large with a king bed and a small sunken area with couch - nothing special but fine and very clean. There is a small bathroom (toilet, bidet, very narrow bath) with an outside area which has a vanity with a sink. Mattresses sorely need to be upgraded. They are very hard and uncomfortable. The pillows are flimsy and flat...even with two. So we didn't sleep very well. People will forgive almost anything if they have good mattresses and pillows thus good sleep.The bungalow units are on either side of the pool and closer to the beach so super convenient for the back and forths. Food - Main restaurant is buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nothing special. It is the same every day and we found it monotonous but there is lots of choice and you won't starve. We tried all three of the 'a la carte' restaurants - the Italian restaurant (dinner only) has mediocre food but the service is nice and the musicians (a young man and young lady playing classical music) are worth the visit just to to hear them. The 'Romantic' restaurant (dinner only) also has mediocre food but like the Italian, it has good service and good music. The third restaurant (lunch, dinner, snacks all day) is near the pool area....better food (hit and miss) and good service...no music. Pool - nice, lots of chairs, areas for shade or sun but the water temperature was really cold so not many people were swimming. This may simply be because the weather had been cold and the pool is probably heated by the sun only. The ocean water was warmer.Beach - unlike some resorts, there is a little walk to the beach. It is clean with lots of chairs.There are no bathrooms so you have to go back to the pool area. There is a bar halfway between the pool and the beach for drinks. Entertainment - this is weather dependent so nothing if there is rain but otherwise there are shows with singers, dancers, music, etc. Nothing special but fine. They try hard.Day trip - we bought the day trip to Havana on the plane. It is the same price as onsite but on the plane you pay with Canadian dollars rather than US dollars and with a credit card which was great. So, we left early, it takes about 1.5 hours + a stop halfway for the obligatory and touristy Pina Colada and souvenir sellers. We visited the old and new city with lunch and a museum visit included. The tour guide "Yuri" was really great, providing so much information on the rich history of Cuba and the current day to day life. He alone was worth the price of the tour. I'm so glad we saw Havana, even for so short a time. We would love to spend more time there and will probably do so without going to a resort. Varadero - nothing to see in town....waste of time.....street full of souvenir sellers. We ended up spending more time on the 'hop on hop off' bus which picks up at every hotel and was long and boring.If you want little souvenirs, there are souvenir sellers in the hotel lobby every day that sell the same things as in town and they are no more expensive.So....would we go back to Cuba.....absolutely. Would we go back to the resort....no ...but only because we would go try other areas within Cuba. If you are looking for a well priced vacation at a reasonably nice resort with lots of food, good drinks and amazing service and can overlook that it needs some work then this is a good spot.We had a good time!
Melia las Antilles VaraderoDistance from airport is 40 minutesdistance to Varadero is 7 kms 15$ cuc for a cab one wayBeach is very wide and smooth sand. plenty of lounge chairs, could have a few more palapas. you can walk the beach both directions for 3 or more kms.Food and ServiceWe always found good food to eat.Romantico shrimp cocktail and lobster are very good Alain, Melanie and the others provide great serviceIf you tell them in advance you are celebrating a birthday or special occasion they will make it extra specialItalian restaurant bruschetta is very good and pizza is also good there and at buffetMain buffet servers are friendly and provide excellent service. Yitzy,Loisek, Maribel,Jomesky,Rafael,The Omelet chef is awesomeCarlos the supervisor is on top of everything Lobby bar is very good and our favourite is ElioChambermaid Milagda was awesome No peanut butter or face clothsConsOdour by the pond jets is gross and can be smelled on the pool side and on the path Sketchy WIFI can only be accessed in or near lobbyGym doesn't have any smaller weights or elliptical and bike tension is brokenno bathroom at the beach Disco doesn't open til 11 and they don't play current non Cuban music. DJ doesn't speak English Will likely go backRoom tip block 6600 or 6700
trip jan 6 to 13 we found the hotel rundown with broken windows and floor tiles.Looks like maintenance does not exist .our room was clean and the maid was very nice as was a few people in the buffet The rest of the staff were not happy people and serving you was a big chore. The food was good and lots of choice with some thing new every day.The ladies making breakfast juice were great and got us to try different drinks.The lobby bar had one girl that was trying real hard to make you what ever you wanted and was really out going and friendly, some of the others did not actually care if you were there or not, and would not even say thanks or acknowledge a tip,so we got so we only tipped those who actually earned it. This is the first resort that we ever not tipped every on who served us.We took the sugar, rum and cigar tour it was good and well worth the$$$. Tom From B.C. Canada
Arrived December 30 and taken directly to our room by concierge after a speedy check in. This was my first time in Cuba.Stayed in building 64 second floor. Room was quite spacious with king bed and living room area. Fridge not cold but stocked with a few soda and one beer. You need to use room key or similar to have air conditioning and lights to work. Bathroom had toilet and bidet. Tub was narrow and there was definitely mold on the ceiling. Pool area very nice and could always get a lounger. There were some pool activities throughout the day. Bar was open 10 am to midnight.Beach was very clean and if you wanted a lounge chair you needed to be there early. There was an attendant who would get you some chairs and place them where you wanted. There was no washroom on the beach and you needed to walk back to pool area. There was no bar on the beach but you could get a drink at a bar between the beach and pool area. At this bar area, they would barbecue burgers and kebobs at lunch time.The buffet was definitely hit and miss. Food temperature was inconsistent. Scrambled eggs and bacon were not cooked to my liking: as far as I was concerned they were well under cooked. Service for coffee, tea and other beverages was inconsistent as well. At dinner time they had a barbecue on the patio off of the buffet. You could get chicken, beef, liver, ribs, etc here. It seemed that the raw food was not kept on ice or refrigerated.A la carte restaurants were significantly better. Unfortunately I got ill with a stomach bug; not sure it it was the food or I picked up a virus.
We holidayed here in 2014,loved it and are returning at the end of March with another couple.Our rooms were in a bungalow,were clean,maid service was great!!Food,drinks and shows were also fantastic.We are anxiously awaiting March 31!!Thank you
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- 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
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- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Beach parties & theme nights weekly
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- 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)
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- A range of watersports available
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- Outdoor Wedding Location
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- Sunken living room
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- Hairdryer 220V (converter provided)
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Resort Location Map
Melia Las AntillasVaradero,Cuba
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Autopista Sur, Carretera Las Morlas, Km 14, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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