Melia Peninsula Varadero

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A great resort in Varadero for families with children. There is a kid's club and baby club available for families with children. The staff really go out of their way to ensure that kids are well entertained here. There is also a nightly 'mini-disco' that kids can partake in, which adds a nice touch to the resort. Great pool area both for adults and kids. Good entertainment that are well-suited for families. There are OK buffet items to choose from. The a la cartes however, offer a lot more than the buffet restaurants (make sure to check out the Japanese Style restaurant)! Leave your electronic devices at home, as the Wi-Fi is a little spotty in many areas of the resort, which doesn't make for great value if you're looking to use the internet while on vacation.

This spectacular resort, set in Varadero's beautiful Punta Hicacos National Park, boasts charming and spacious plantation-style villas surrounded by lush vegetation. Unwind on one of the most exotic white-sand beaches and take full advantage of this superior hotel's many services and facilities. Children will be enchanted with the kids' corner, which includes an animated pool area and park as well as an entertainment centre. The Turkish steam bath and sauna will certainly provide adults with endless moments of relaxation. For a memorable vacation, come and experience the warm ambiance and superb service of the Melia Peninsula Varadero.

Location: On the beach, adjacent to the Paradisus Varadero, 5 minutes to downtown Varadero and 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Flavinha17 : London, United Kingdom
we will never go back

we never been in a hotel with so many problems, very dirty pool and pool area, l had some items stolen from inside my suitcase, broken glass in the corridor, we had to go and complain about them being cleaned and my husband cut himself.The cleaners rarely changed the bathroom towels or replaced the drinks in the fridge.The cars of carring the guests passed in high speed in the resort. The customer service room was always full of customer complaining about something. A guests was sick in the pool area we called the staff to clean they did not clear and the vomite went inside the pool.Also after 17:00 the main pool is not recommended due to inappropriate for kids due the drank customer almost having sex in the pool.

  • dtaschuk : Grande Prairie, Canada
cannot wait to return

We have gone to melia peninsula every year for 5 years love the staff. We had booked this vacation months ago we are to go in November 6, 2017. We are unable to get any information to if we are able to go. We love this resort very much. If you can help us to find out about our vacation we would be greatful.

  • :
Gone downhill....

My gf and I have been to the Melia peninsula varaderro 3 times. First in 2014, 2015 and this year in may 2017. Our first two visits were nothing short of amazing ! The staff , the rooms , the food and most of all the management was excellent ! In 2015 we were graciously upgraded to VIP status by the then amazing manager Sergio! This year I was sad to hear that Sergio had moved on to another resort but we still booked and went anyways. To our chagrin - we received ZERO upgrades from management despite having contact w them months in advance telling them that this was our 3rd time - basically we received nothing ! We were even more shocked to see how badly run down the resort has become and is in dire need of repairs etc etc etc! W were however extremely pleased to see our friends - the amazing staff that have been so faithful to us over our last 3 visits - they are nothing short of incredible !!! Sadly I do not see us returning for a 4th time due to the conditions of the resort and the new poor management that did absolutely nothing for us . Dean j Smith

  • kimchau83 : Whitby, Canada
Good hotel with some flaws

I just came back from a 7 night stay here with my husband and two kids. After reading the reviews, I went with an open mind. The pros: The resort was beautiful. The staff was so amazingly friendly. The food was ok. The rooms were clean and bathrooms also clean. Although there was construction, it didn't bother us. The cons: Flies. Flies. More flies. The flies were all over the lobby, in all of the restaurants and all over the food. I don't see how this is acceptable. You couldn't eat with a knife and fork because you needed a hand to stop the flies from sitting on your food or drinks. The staff sometimes got a bit out of hand with the expectations of tipping. I don't see why you should have to tip for every little thing. Overall, the hotel is not a 5 star. It's average. I probably wouldn't stay here if I went to Cuba again.

  • Gatis-George : Riga, Latvia
Great experience, highly recommended!

I have been visiting this hotel for years and always have a pleasurable experience. My last visit was in May 2017 and I was pleasantly surprised to see a young, energetic new manager from Spain. I can see that he is investing a lot effort to take this hotel to new heights and training his personnel in customer service to reach a level of a five star hotel. It's a beautiful hotel that resembles tropical park where you can relax and unwind. I highly recommend this hotel. In comparison to other hotels in the area, this is truly the best. Kind regards, Gatis (George)

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte restaurants w/reservations
  • Snacks
  • Wine with meals
  • Unlimited Local and International drinks
  • Free admission to the Disco (drinks included)
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cat sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Pedal boats
  • Volleyball
  • Waterpolo
  • Pool table
  • Darts
  • Board games
  • Ping-pong
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nighty entertainment
  • Banana boats and Waterskiing subject to availability (up to 3 times/adult/week, reservations required)
  • 466 renovated rooms in one main 4-storey building with elevators
  • Restaurants including a la carte restaurants: Chinese, Italian and Grill (dress code & reservations required)
  • Snack bars
  • Bars including swim-up bar
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Selected watersports
  • Massages (fee)
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutiques
  • Mini-market
  • Car & motorcycle rental (fee)
  • Golf course nearby (fee)
  • Scuba diving (fee)
  • Disco

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer 220V (adaptor required)
  • Mini-fridge
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace

Kids Deals - Available, please inquire for details.

For the Kids - Baby club for children up to 4 years & Kids' club for children 5 to 12 years. Kid's can also enjoy the Wading pools, Playground and Babysitting upon availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade and late check-out, (based on availability at check-in) flowers in room on arrival, welcome cocktail, romantic dinner for 2, one breakfast in room morning after arrival. Request at time of booking, requires proof of marriage certificate at time of check-in.

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 Peninsula Varadero
Parque Natural de Punta Hicacos Matanzas, 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.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.