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Melia Varadero

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The Melia Varadero is a really great choice for those looking for a luxurious stay in Varadero. The food choices in this resort is fresh and better in quality than what you'd usually experience in some resorts in Cuba. Really great a la carte restaurants to choose from. Make sure to make a reservation at the steakhouse! The staff is what makes the resort great. They always tailor their services to each and every guest and always remember names. The attentive and personable nature of the resort team is what keeps guests returning. While the resort does appear to be a little dated, the constant maintenance and renovations, ensures that the Melia is making strides to improve the experience of the resort.

Part of the Sol Melia family of resorts, the spectacular Melia Varadero will meet standards of the most discerning guests. Glass elevators provide a panoramic view of the lobby and its inner garden. One of the many highlights is the simply stunning lobby and atrium for which this Melia is renowned.

Location: Access to 2 beautiful beaches, just a 5 minute walk to Las Americas Shopping Centre, 10 minute drive to downtown Varadero, and 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ryanmckenzie1 : Thunder Bay, Ontario

This entire experience was amazing, clean rooms great service and great atmosphere. I definitely plan on returning. I was extremely impressed with the entertainment staff. Very impressive I especially enjoyed their company very friendly people.

  • Tanya D : Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada
Not impressed

This was our first time to Cuba, Mexico being our primary destination. I felt that I had done my due diligence in reviewing hotels etc. Having heard the standards are different than Mexico, decided to upgrade to the Level via our travel agent.Right from the start, our group arrived at 4am to the hotel and the desk clerk was rude. Not only asking why our group had come in at such a bad hour and no rooms were available, but inquiring about a hotel voucher from our agent, he can't process our rooms without it. Broadsided and getting really mad at this point, it's 4am, we're all tired and my 9 year old has had enough!It was the bellman in broken English that said we needed to be upstairs at the Level.Neither of our ocean view rooms was ready, but they did have a room for us 4 to use for the time being.One of my biggest complaints is the lousy service in the bars for lunch. We waited for over an hour for our lunch, which of course is cold! No drink refill, nothing. We walked out of one after waiting forever for a hotdog.The food is not only bland but cold. I'm not going to sugar coat it, and the same menu all week.Overall, the Level is money well spent here. That yellow band has privileges the green ones don't.

  • -thedude9999 : St. Catharines, Canada
Expected a little more

We went for Christmas to get away from it all. We booked The Level witch is the 5 star top floor, it has been remodelled recently and is modern and clean. When you arrive you simply let them know at the front desk that you are staying at the level, that's if a bellman hasn't already got your luggage, they're quick. The bellman will take you up to the private check in where you will be greeted with a glass of champagne and a smile, will explain all about the hotel and the amenities you receive, anything you need they will do there best to get or do it for you. The lounge for the level is nice, we spent a fair amount of time there, it's open 24/7 always has snacks and cold drinks both alcoholic and non. The room was tidy modern and clean, robes, very nice towels, nice linens, fridge, kettle, pretty much everything you would expect. We had booked with a travel agency and were told we booked and payed for a suite, we got a regular ocean view room, there were no suites left. Weather or not that was the agency or the hotel I don't know. If you want an unobstructed view you need to be at the end of the hall or else the wall blocks part of the view. Because we didn't get our suite we also didn't get the cabana that goes with each one, we could pay but didn't bother we were always up early enough to get a good spot at the pool or beach for that matter. The beach and beach bar are nice but a little small and the area for the level is far from the bar and hotel. The pool area is nice but the pool was absolutely frigid! The ocean was warmer. Now this is my fourth time going to Cuba and was severely disappointed at the fact 8 times out of 10 none of the bars had mint for mojitos! The restaurants are all good with the best one the steakhouse witch you can also have lunch at as a guest of the level, highly recommend. As I mentioned this is my 4th time in Cuba and the buffet was the best I've had by far! The entertainment was very good and original. All said this is a nice resort that I will probably go back too but make sure I get the grand suite. Almost forgot, the staff are all very friendly and very helpful, especially Louis at the piano bar!

  • Nazaria V : Los Angeles, California
Need remodel

Atfter staying in a great place in La Habana ..was not very impressed once we arrived in Varadero for 3 days. Hotel is in need of a major remodel. We tried to look for a 5 star hotel in Varadero, and thought this was close, cannot tell by pictures, I realize the standards are not the same as in other parts of the world. But to continue, the staff was friendly, the food was just ok, the buffet was better than any of the other restaurants on the property. The beach was nice, but no staff to bring you drinks etc. The pool was ok.... we went to a beach party one evening and that was much fun. The entertainment staff is wonderful, they really go out of there way making sure you are having a good time. But the staff from barteners to cleaning crew etc they were all wonderful and helped make our stay a more pleasant experience.

  • Leanne C : Winnipeg, Canada
Media varadero

From check in thru to check out, our stay once again was relaxing and memorable. We stayed at the level, Mabel and her staff truly go above and beyond to ensure you are well cared for. Luisto, in the level lounge greeted us everyday with smiles, and the best Cafe Americanos:) Omaira, kept our suite sparkling clean, and what a beautiful suite. The extra room and the breathtaking views are truly amazing. Eva, at the pool lounge is a joy, always remembers us. It's the people that keeps us coming back to this resort, can't wait to book again.

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • A la carte restaurants, limited to 4 visits per stay
  • Unlimited local drinks, selected International drinks and House Wine with meals
  • 24 hour room service
  • 24 hour snacks
  • Bars
  • Sunbeds
  • Hammocks, beach & pool chairs, beach umbrellas
  • Towel service
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Pedal boats
  • Aqua-bikes & banana boats (every other day)
  • Lit tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Gym
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool
  • Dance lessons
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Spanish lessons
  • Cocktail-making lessons
  • Petanque
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Complimentary shuttle service to Melia Las Americas, Plaza Las Americas and Sol Palmeras hotels
Guests at The Level enjoy the following additional inclusions:
  • Concierge Service
  • Exclusive floor with 70 rooms and suites
  • Reception-lounge-concierge
  • VIP Bar Lounge serving a la carte snacks and continental breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi connection in common areas and rooms
  • Early check-in subject to availability and late check-out up until 14:00 hrs
  • Guaranteed reservations at the hotel's a la carte restaurants
  • Free 24-hour room service
  • Personalized bar in suites
  • Priority bookings for golf and sports courts
  • Three green fees included at the Varadero Golf Club
  • Free sauna in the gym
  • VIP bathroom amenities, bathrobe, slippers and pool towel in the room
  • Express laundry service at no extra charge and first ironing service complimentary
  • Pillow menu and nightly turndown service
  • 490 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: International, Seafood, Steakhouse (reservations required, dress code in effect)
  • Beach BBQ
  • 2 snack bars
  • 24 hour Room service
  • 24 hour cafeteria
  • 5 bars
  • 2 swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • 2 lit tennis courts
  • Golf nearby
  • Gym
  • Gift shop and Jewelry shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • 4 meeting and banquet halls for up to 450 guests
  • 24 hour medical service

Standard Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full bathroom
  • Hair dryer 220V (converter needed)
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Mini bar (fee)
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 3 persons

Oceanview Rooms same as above but with ocean view.

Superior Rooms same as above but with larger balcony and ocean view.

Kids Deals - 1 child 3-12 years pay special all-inclusive rate. Please inquire for further deals.

For the Kids - Children's pool, Babysitting service (fee)

Honeymooners - Private check-in and late check-out, room upgrade, (based on availability at check-in) breakfast in room the morning after arrival, flowers in the room on arrival, fruit basket and bottle of wine on arrival, romantic dinner for 2, welcome cocktail. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage certificate required at check-in. Valid up to 6 months after the wedding, a minimum 6 night stay required.

Free Weddings Packages - Minimum number of guests required, please inquire for details.

Golf Specials - 1 round of free golf per person per week is offered. Golf is based on 18 holes, Caddies and carts are mandatory. Golf should be pre-booked to avoid missing preferred tee times. Minimum 7 night stay applies.

Seniors Specials - Guests 55+ receive special discounts. Proof of age required 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 Varadero
Carretera de las Morlas Autopista Sur Km 7, 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.