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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.
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.
HOTELWe enjoyed our stay. Staff were friendly and thoughtful. Remembered our birthdays and added special touches to room, made dinner reservations and even had a violin solo arranged for us. Room was cool and clean. The ocean view was great and service on the Level is excellent. Excursions were very good and educational and we loved to Havanna and Tropicanna show excursion. Food was good and easy to access at all times. The hotel has a warm, friendly staff and they made our stay enjoyable. I love this country and hotel and would definitely return.
Upon arrival there was nobody present in foyer to greet us at 1800 hrs.We had room 3305, the floor was dirty and the bed pillows had obvious signs they were not changed. We had requested twice that evening to get them changed. Went to bedroom at two AM and still not rectified. Personally took pillows to front desk, only then they brought us replacements. Not a great first impression. The food and choices in the 24hr cafeteria was poor. The other restaurants are good. Other than that we had a super time. The pool was colder than the ocean. Met a few great people there. I recommend if going on excursions pay cash versus credit card, because the charge in U.S. dollar. The evening entertainment was sometimes cheesey. Did I mention the main bar evening staff made up for the lack of entertainment.
We checked into this resort for a family wedding in early February expecting a good time and we were not disappointed.Our main go to guy was Oscar who not only organized a memorable Superbowl party but officiated the wedding ceremony.The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to cater to all our needs.The buffet, entertainment and restaurants more than met our expectations.The pool was handy with a short walk to the adjoining beach. Don't forget to visit Papito on the way to the pool for the best pina coladas in Varadero. We would definitely return.
My wife and I had a great time at the Meliá Varadero. We arrived Sat Feb 11, our check-in time was less than 10 minutes, which is the fastest we have ever experienced in any of our multiple visits to the Caribbean countries. The resort has a modern feel, but yet it still has an older architecture as well. The grounds are beautiful, they have plenty of snacks bars and restaurants that you can go to during the day.Our favourites Restaurants (a la carte) were Fuerteventura, Sakura and Trinidad. Great food and service!The Buffet has plenty of good food, you will not go hungry. One thing that my wife and I like a lot, was the fact that throughout this resort they had smoking area and mostly NON smoking areas. We been to a few resorts that every where is a smoking area. As we are NON smokers, this was huge plus for us. Five months ago, we stayed in Paradisus Varadero Family Concierge resort and spa, and we can honestly that Meliá Varadero could be compare to a 4-5 star hotel.During our week in Cuba, we noticed people complaining just about everything and treating the staff very poorly. To those people who complain about everything, maybe they should go to a Sandal resort, rent a private island and travel with their own private plane! The staff was amazing, we met great people, who worked really hard to make our stay confortable. If you don't treat themwith respect, they won't be as attentiveto you. The staff gets paid to do a job, not to be disrespected.Shout out goes to: Joaquin at Trinidad Restaurant, Hanser and Lis at the Buffet. They were amazing!!! At the beach bar, Raul, Raul, Ariel and Miguel were great as well. Don't forget to tip and practice your Spanish with the staff. It won't go unnoticed and you'll have a great time.
We have just come back from another wonderful holiday at the Melia Varadero. We traveled with my brother-in-law, his wife and my parents. This was our 7th consecutive year at this resort, 6 years for my brother-in-law and his wife and the 1st year for my parents. We stayed again for 2 weeks and loved every minute of it. The resort is well designed, easy to navigate, clean, fresh and airy. Over the years we have seen some design changes and painting that gives the resort a fresh comfortable feeling. In general terms I recommend this resort as the food is really good, the drinks are great, the activities are fun, the entertainment is varied and very good, the pools are lovely, the grounds green and well kept, the beach fabulous, and most of all the staff are simply amazing!More specifically I'll try to break it down a little more for you. When you first check in you are greeted with a smile and your check in is done in a professional and kind manner. You can exchange your currency right at the front desk which is a great service. To our wonderful Ana Lidia at the front desk thank you once again for all that you do for us.The food is really good with many options. They have a buffet (breakfast, lunch, supper); a 24 hour snack bar (drinks, burgers, sandwiches, pizza); the "Trinidad" that is a sit down lunch option (serving fish, chicken, pork); an outdoor sit down area serving paella; and a BBQ stand on the beach cooking hamburger and hotdogs (for the days when your having too much fun on the beach to leave. Sending special hellos to Rigoberto, Isis, Yanisi, Bolter, Joaquin, who over the years have been so very wonderful to us, however we really missed seeing Roberto's happy smile and service this year. The a-la-carte restaurants are varied and great. They have a steak house, an international, a Japanese, a seafood, and an outdoor restaurant (weather permitting). A big thank you to Liu for assisting in managing all the bookings; we realize that this is not an easy task yet you do it with a smile on your face and happily look at available options. Note to travelers: It is my suggestion that when you want to book it is best if you can be flexible with the times/restaurants available and if you are not happy with the process please remember that Liu has no control over the process; also if you make a booking please keep it; it leaves tables empty if do not attend; more than once this year people told me that they did not go for one reason or another after they booked a time and this is really not fair to the staff or the resort. Sending special hugs to my friends Mayrene and Raul in the international restaurant; over the years I have watched you provide the most professional service to everyone and always with a smile no matter how busy you are. There are many bars to choose from with non-alcoholic to both domestic and international liquor. The 24 hour restaurant... big hugs to Tanya, Osvaldo, and Juan Carlos. The piano bar, thanks to Luis and Oviado, and Allyn; the beach bar with the happy faces of two Raul's and Miguel. When you are on the beach having a bar so close is really wonderful! I just wish they had a bathroom closer. And they have a pool bar.....here the boys Toni, Osmani, Carlos and Yanta have my respect not only for all the hard work they do but also for somehow managing to make everyone feel special. I have seen how their calm and professional manner with all the guests have kept even those who have too much to drink calm, happy, and relaxed themselves. Extra big hugs to all of you even the "big dog"If you like to sit around a really great pool this is the place to be, it is surrounded by lovely palm trees that look great but also protect from the wind so even on the windy days you can often find a space close to the pool that is out of the wind. This is where you will meet the lovely Eva who will help you with your choice of drink whether this is from the pool bar or the natural juice bar. Whether you are down at the beach or hanging out at the pool the activities are varied and the music is fun and lively. Thanks as always to Aldo who has for years been trying to teach me how to dance however both my feet remain left. To Dayra I loved seeing your happy smile and daily wave. The daily towel exchange is easy to use and well situated. The evening entertainment is great, we loved the "human" statues and the stilt walkers (new this year) such amazing talent. As always the piano player and the saxophone player are wonderful and it is really nice to have live music in the a-la-carts. A big thank you to our maid (for the last 2 year) Jacqueline has somehow always managed to keep the room clean tidy and sand free! Every detail in the rooms that you look after are quickly completed to meet your high standards. It was really great to meet Oscar this year who is very approachable and happy to assist you if you have any concerns or issues that need to be resolved. Assistant guest manager Luis is also always available and so very professional and kind. We just can't wait until we can go 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
- Hammocks, beach & pool chairs, beach umbrellas
- Towel service
- Pedal boats
- Aqua-bikes & banana boats (every other day)
- Lit tennis
- Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool
- Dance lessons
- Cooking demonstrations
- Spanish lessons
- Cocktail-making lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Complimentary shuttle service to Melia Las Americas, Plaza Las Americas and Sol Palmeras hotels
- Concierge Service
- Exclusive floor with 70 rooms and suites
- 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
- 2 lit tennis courts
- Golf nearby
- 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
- Full bathroom
- Hair dryer 220V (converter needed)
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Mini bar (fee)
- 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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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.
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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.
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