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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
  • Katerina K : Cyprus
Great stay in Varadero!

-Clean spacious room - great pool area - close to the beach.-Food not very good in the all inclusive buffet but well..-Friendly staff -Entertainment during day & night time -Great 2 night stay - Watersport activities available

  • Natsie77 :
Average hotel

We were put into this hotel as we were evacuated from the Cayos. On arrival at 12.30am the staff insured we all ate a great meal after the 7hour drive. Food was lovely and it was hot too. Check in was quick we got our key cards and given a room on the first floor. I walked in to the room and could hear a loud buzzing I looked out of the balcony and had a generator right outside. The room smelt damp and the bed was damp. I made my way to reception and we were given another room on the 3rd floor. The room was very dated but clean. We had to in our rooms and our balcony overlooked the front of the hotel.the swimming pool is very shallow. There was a bar at the pool not a swim up. All the beds were taken up so we sat on a little piece of grass. There is a BBQ outside at lunchtime and it was ok. The beach was lovely. Service in the bar was slow however some staff were nice the majority wasn't. This may of been due to the fact that hurricane irma was due in the next coup,e of days and most of the staff on duty from our arrival on the 7th sept were on duty for 3 days straight all staff during the hurricane made sure each guest were kept safe advised us what to do etc. These members of staff worked 2hours on and so on for 3 days and once we were allowed to walk around the hotel still provide the service that they are expected to do. A lady on reception was called to work only having an operation a few days before I take my hat off to her. The staff made sure each guest was ok even though they were unable to communicate with there families. I can only base my review on the 24hours before the hurricane.

  • L0uPr0 : Manchester, United Kingdom
Great when it matters

We thought this was a really nice, well-run hotel and then Hurricane Irma hit. You know things are good when the staff still manage to deliver outstanding service when the chips are down. I can't fault this place. Staff worked for 3 days and 2 nights straight. They kept us safe, fed and watered and remained cheerful, helpful and friendly despite not knowing if their own loved ones were safe. The hotel ensured we had some power and water even after the devastating storm and I can't fault them in the way they handled the whole event.I hope they can repair the damage quickly, as this is a very comfortable hotel. The rooms are simple but spacious and cool, the views stunning, the beach beautiful and with 5 restaurants, the food is good by Cuban standards.Maybe not enough to do here for a long period of time - I'd avoid more than 3 or 4 nights' all-incusive and get out and explore Cuba- but for a lovely bit of comfort in the sun I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Ahmad M :
Terrific Staff, Incredible beach and grounds, upgrade to the LEVEL a MUST!

Despite everything that happened during the hurricane I have nothing but great things to say about this place and its staff. Big Shout out goes to Mabel in the management team at the Level she was there the entire time during the hurricane and really made us feel welcome, safe and completely looked after. In terms of food, sure not the greatest but despite the general lack of good food in Cuba the texmex (steakhouse) restaurant was incredibly delicious and the buffet above average from my other experience in Cuba. The beach was breathtaking, the staff was amazing and the people of Cuba nothing but friendly and awesome. The only complaints you might read about Melia Varadero during hurricane Irma seemed to be coming from people that had been transferred in from other places which in my opinion should not be directed at Melia and were based on unrealistic expectations during such a time where Melia and its amazing staff opened their doors to save lives. For one of the scariest experiences of my life, I am thankful I was in a strong building with amazing staff that genuinely cared and put their own lives in danger to keep us safe. I highly recommend this resort as a vacation destination (Maybe not at peak hurricane season) but I would definitely recommend the upgrade to the Level (worth the extra money, better rooms, better food, more freedom and above all unbeatable service from the LEVEL staff.

  • Josep S :
Nice hotel

I was six days in this fantastic hotel, I had a fantastic atenttion, the animation staff is incredible. The only negative thing is the food, I don't like the self service, except for the Fuerteventura restaurant and Sakura restaurant. Also I had a good atenttion and information about the Irma Huracane and I hadn't problem.

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.