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Melia Varadero

Varadero, Cuba
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Our Opinion

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.

Melia Varadero

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.

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    Hotel Melia Varadero

    Excellent food at a la carte restaurant as well as in the all inclusive restaurant. friendly stuff, very nuce barbeque at the beach bar. good animation, nice beach, excellent location, clise to the... Read Full Review


    2015-07-29 - Reviewed By : Marina D - Munich, Germany
    Read me!

    Let me begin by saying that this Hotel is great value for money. There are various things that I could mention as a minus however I wont. Anyone who is intending to travel to Cuba and especially... Read Full Review


    2015-07-28 - Reviewed By : Ilker E - London, England, United Kingdom
    Great value in Varadero

    Stayed at Melia a couple of days on my round-trip through Cuba. Booked it in advance via internet cause walk-in rate is minimum double price. Stuff is friendly, rooms are clean and modern for cuban... Read Full Review


    2015-07-23 - Reviewed By : Fe L - Basel, Switzerland
  • Melia Varadero Hotel Reviews

    Star Rating Rating: 4.5 - 6 reviews

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We did a split tour 3 days in havanna and 4 in varadero the hotel in havanna melia cohiba was excellent close to sites and ocean. the melia varadero in varadero we had been before other than finding it had new owners most of the old staff was there and had a wonderful time. Food and serve was great as usually. was a miscommunication between bus driver in our hotel destination when arriving in cuba and when going to varadero the bus was almost a hour late." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer8862
    Date: Apr. 09, 2014

    Rating: Star Rating
    "In general the hotel was excellent, very clean,great maintenance & room service. The buffet was average not much choice but the Cuban restaurant, the Steak House and Mexican were excellent. Reception staff were not very helpful or knowledgeable. The Beach area was amazing and drinks were great." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer6321
    Date: May. 01, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "My girlfriend and I spent a week there and had a great time. The lobby was awesome and the beach was nice, but the pool was cold and not landscaped nicely. All the food was good, and the steakhouse was incredible. We found the service at all the bars was slow, but it was our first trip to Cuba so perhaps that is par for the course. We took a day trip into Havana, which we thoroughly enjoyed. A half a day in Varadero town is more than enough, but we're glad we did it. All in all, I would recommend this resort to anyone who is looking for a nice but casual place. We saw lots that were not as nice and a few that were nicer, but this was the right blend for us." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer918
    Date: Jun. 24, 2010

    Rating: Star Rating
    "This was my very first all inclusive vacation, and I did not go with really great expectations, however, it was definitely a holiday I will not forget. There were six of us that went it is was the first for all of us.The hotel was great, the food was fabulous, the staff was remarkable. I have never met such wonderful people in my life, they were the most friendly and kindest people. Their service was great, absolutely magnificent. I have been told that the food in Cuba is not the greatest but I must say that even the buffet was great with a large variety of foods to choose from so there was something for everyone and I am really fussy when it comes to food and it's preparation. The a la cartes were wonderful will this 4 and 5 course meals which were absolutely delicious. It was truly an experience to remember and if you have the chance to go on the Jeep Safari, it is worth every cent ($71 peso each), a day filled with great adventures.

    I would go back to this hotel tomorrow if I could. I am glad to have stayed at this hotel for my first experience because Melia Veradero definitely made it memorable for me and my daughter and I have also made life long friends with some of the staffs. My daughter did not want to leave and see loved the kids club and the nightly shows were great and very well done. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the smoking all around and that's because I am Canadian and I am used to the non smoking places but for them I think it's quite normal but it's a small price to pay for the experience we had." [...]
    Reviewer: Tweetz
    Date: Jul. 20, 2009

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We enjoyed our stay at the Melia. The rooms were very nice. The food was great, especially the a la carte restaurants. The workers in the hotel were so friendly and helpful. The beach was nice but short so people who like to walk the beach may want a hotel with a longer beach. Night life at the Melia was lacking, this may be a hotel for persons who do not want to party into the night. " [...]
    Reviewer: Anonymous [via Escapes.ca]
    Date: Feb. 29, 2008

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Above Average/Good - very clean and staff was extremely friendly. Like all hotels in Cuba, they need a freash coat of paint. Food was ok, but seemed excellent in comparison to other hotels. " [...]
    Reviewer: Anonymous [via Escapes.ca]
    Date: Jan. 21, 2008

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Hotel Amenities

Facilities

  • 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

Accommodations

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.

All Inclusive Features

  • 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

Kids Deals

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)

Bonus

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.

Extra Info

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.


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