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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
  • Marta P : Madrid, Spain
Sublime choice for a great vacation

I was recently spending my holidays in the MeliĆ  Varadero and this hotel was the perfect combination of beach, good food and friendliness. The resort itself is clean and very well maintained and it offers a food variety way more diverse and tasty than the other Cuban hotels I've stayed in.Even though its beach is not particularly fascinating, it is still wonderful and its palm trees, white sand and blue water fulfills the spectactions of any 'sunny paradise holiday' catcher. Umberto, Margharita, Rogelio and all the rest of the gentle staff made me feel myself at home. Can't wait to go back again!

  • ccriderYVR : Vancouver, Canada
LEVEL suites are the only way to experience this property

The resort is located on a nice stretch of the beach and they have own section as well. Here is the deal. Like many hotels along the beach in Varadero, they were built some time ago. It is not going to be super fancy and modern. But this is cuba and the staff that work there really do go out of their way for you.The food is not going to be what you necessarily expect either. You pick and choose what you want.My one recommendation would be to spend the extra $ and book a Level room or suite. We booked the top floor Level Grand suite and it was magnificent. The level rooms are already renovated. You also get such great service there with your own lounge and concierge.Our suite has a large living room and bedroom with a wrap around deck. We hung out on our deck a lot.There are several a la carte restaurants on site which you get to eat there a certain number of times depending on your stay. The buffet beside the pool is a nice location overlooking the water and as long as you don't expect too much, you will find tasty items to eat. We stuck to the basics and enjoyed grilled chicken and fish and lots of fruits. Inside, there is a dance club and a late night cafeteria that serves hot dogs, pizza etc.Also take the time to go in and explore the town. There are some really great restaurants in town.

  • Howie Cathy C :
Family Vacation

HITravelled here for May 6-13. 4 Couples all from same Family. Ages 20 - 70. The resort was clean - more of a hotel atmosphere than your typical Cuba Villa resorts. Only one pool. Beach was not directly in front of resort but instead to one side of the resort. Appeared to be one area between resort and beach that was a general purpose beach open to the local people - no issues just observation. The area seemed to behind the plaza. The food at resort was average at best - not a lot of variety. We went to the Japanese and Steak house a la carte restaurants. Japanese was not very good. Steakhouse was good and steak was actually tender. Dinner was very nice.Rooms we nice - clean and very well attended to. Always restocked and my wife enjoyed our daily greeting with our maid - her name was Magaly and she was great at doing her job - very accommodating and always left us towel art each day. in my mind Magaly goes above and beyond to make sure that the rooms she is responsible for are well looked after - Thanks for the morning greetings too!Osmani at the pool bar makes a great Margartia on the rocks .... Cheers. Not sure I would return to this resort as it was average - nothing really wrong but nothing really special either. Weather was great and we had another nice Cuban vacation.

  • SusanJDartmouth : Dartmouth, Canada
Clean, friendly and really good food

My husband and I stayed at the Melia Varadero in April. We were very impressed with the entire resort. We have both been to Cuba and this resort was by far the best we`ve been to so far. The upgrade to the Level was well worth it for both service and food options - you have access to the a la cartes every night. We did not eat a meal in the buffet since the Level provides a lovely room with breakfast and lunch (snacks).The staff at the Level are wonderful, friendly and so helpful. Umberto at the Level restaurant/bar had us laughing all the time and the service from him was very professional and second to none for sure. The facility itself is very nice, clean, easy to find everything. The beach was fantastic with something for everyone each day (aerobics, water sports, music or quiet further down the beach). Water and sand are beautiful.Night entertainment was good, always something going on. The piano lady was excellent, she was there for a couple of nights and we enjoyed listening to her, songs were great and entertaining.My final comment will be to emphasize how nice the Level is at this resort - we have been to Sandals and the rooms on the level were nicer/cleaner and the view of the ocean was wonderful. If you can, upgrade to the Level, it is worth the extra and on a per day basis is not that much more.

  • Hiram P : Miami, Florida
My favorite Hotel ever!!!! (The Perrand's family)

I have visited my fair share of hotels in Cuba and this was our fifth visit to this hotel. To my family and I, there is no other hotel like the Melia Varadero. The service and attention is bar none.Margarita from public relations, Rigoberto the host are people that make the hotels quality excellent. Love this place!

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.