Melia Varadero Hotel, Varadero Beach Cuba. 5 stars,
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- Destination: Varadero Beach
- Address: Ctra. de Las Morlas Varadero, Cuba
- Phone: (53) 45 667013
- Accept child:Yes
- $ No pricePer person
Description: Melia Varadero Hotel Cuba
The Melia Varadero Hotel, built by the shoreline in the world-famous beach resort of Varadero, provides guests with direct access to one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. It is very close to the Plaza America Commercial and Convention Center, and it is an excellent place to combine business and leisure. The hotel is recommended for groups, incentive tourism, corporate meetings and events in general. It is 34 kilometers away from Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport and eight kilometers from downtown Varadero. Location:Beachfront, next to the Plaza America Convention Center and the Varadero Golf Club, 33 km from the Varadero International Airport, 13 km from the town center, 3 km from the dolphinarium, 40 km from Matanzas City and 110 km from Playa Girón (Bay of Pigs) –Guamá and 144 km from Havana.
Mapa de Melia Varadero Hotel
Several meeting rooms fully equipped and located in different areas in the hotel, Varied culinary offers with three à la carte restaurants, buffets, bars and cafeteria opened 24 hrs, Carilda Oliver Terrace -Art Gallery and crafts sales/ exhibition, both overlooking the extensive manicured gardens and the ocean, Entertainment areas and outdoor amphitheater, ideal for cultural activities of the highest level and variety, Swimming pool with Jacuzzi, cascades, wading pool and platform overlooking the ocean, ringed by relaxing palapas and massages, Rooms with balconies and spacious terraces offering panoramic views of the ocean and the Varadero Peninsula, Circular lobby with natural illumination. Panoramic elevators overlooking an artificial lake. The interior is decorated with beautiful hanging gardens, Structure built in the form of a flower with 7 petals, where the floor on the lower level is longer than the one on the upper level, thus forming a pyramid, Located within Las Americas Resort, situated between Meliá Las Americas and Sol Palmeras, only a few meters away from the Varadero Golf Club, Elegant, refine, modern and fashionable ambience, ideal for families who wish to play golf, Approximately 200 m of fine white-sand beach shared only with Meliá Las Americas, Located on Varadero Beach, near the shopping center and the Plaza Americas Convention Center
24 hrs. emergency medical service, art Gallery, babysitting, beauty salon, bell boy, bikes, board games, buffet, business centre, car parking, car rental, conference rooms, cyber cafe, disabled facilities, discotheque, grill, gym, hotel shop, laundry & dry cleaning service 24 hrs., luggage storage, massage, money exchange, motorized water sports, multi-language staff, no smoking rooms, Piano bar, post office, Reception 24 hrs., room services 24 hrs., safety deposit box in room, satellite tv, sauna, scuba diving center, Solarium, spa service, swimming pool, taxis, tennis courts, theme Restaurants, tourism bureau, wi-fi wireless,
- 82 % of people enjoy this
“Aggressive management - ignored complaint ”
Firstly I was shocked by the level of food available for my vegetarian companion - despite us emailing the hotel before we arrived and was told this was not a problem . But it was - and when we complained I was shocked by the level of customer service . We were met by an aggressive junior manager Marco. We had further reassurances , and some compensation in the form of a suite , but yet the problems continued . The 'culmination ' was 8 days of stress and feeling isolated - and on the last night at the last meal the food was atrocious and consider it all felt very deliberate and personal ! We complained whilst there and when back but have been basically told by Melia it our fault. They ignored most if the points I raised ( staff wearing in sea, staff often vegging for tips , trying to sell you 'free hotel ' boat trips or sell you cigars everytime you sit down , poor room service , noising air con so it feels like noise torture at night ) and have since not responded to any further comms. Only go if you like deep friend cucumber and tinned mushrooms.
“Melia Varadero ”
Visited Melia Varadero November 9-16, 2014. The hotel is rated 4 and a half stars but is more accurately a Cuban 3 star, with emphasis on Cuban. Good stuff: food not bad, especially in the specialty restaurants. The rooms are clean if somewhat dated and the staff, overall, very friendly and attentive. On the downside, if u have a problem with 2nd hand smoke, stay away. It's everywhere and especially bothersome in the inside venues like the Piano Bar. The beach is quite small and if you want a snack while at the beach, good luck, it ain't available within easy hiking distance. My biggest complaint, which will keep me from ever returning to this hotel, is the inconsiderate management. On our last evening there management-for the almighty peso-allowed a huge private party to take place on the resort's front lawn. The volume of noise was unbelievable, ear-drum breaking and went on until after midnight, despite complaints. We had to get up at 4:30 am to catch a flight and who knows how many other guests had similar challenges. I've visited Cuba many times and I've never seen a resort treat its customer in such a cavalier, inconsiderate way. The people who ok'd this to occur should be fired. Anyway, it's the last they'll see of this family and anyone who asks for my advice when planning to visit Varadero.
“A disappointment ”
Beautiful location, beautiful beach and clean/well maintained but not quite the 5* luxury as advertised. Bedrooms, and the hotel in general are quite dated and in need of a 'freshen up'. The Fuerteventura restaurant was delicious as was the Sakura Japanese restaurant. On the other hand, from what we have heard from other travellers, the '5*' resorts are all fairly comparable. My advice is forget Varadero and get out into the rest of Cuba - much more interesting, exciting and much better fun!
Good hotel, all inclusive, good food. Our room was very good, except by noise at night coming from elevators. Our maid was wonderful. Many options to dinner if you book restaurants in concierge located on lobby. Nice Piano Bar with live music every day
“Thoroughly enjoyable! ”
Holidayed here in 2005. Staying at the Melia in Varadero before moving onto the Iberostar Parque Central in Havana. Both hotels were great, food was good and there were guinea pigs running free in the grounds of the Melia. Would definitely recommend, however would be cautious when out and about in Havana.
“Melia Varadero ”
We were a group of 20 people from Cornwall,Ontario,Canada attending a wedding at the Melia. The happy couple couldn't have picked a better location. The wedding coordinator was fantastic in getting all the details for the ceremony completed. The hotel was as beautiful as the pics on the website. The rooms were a bit dated but very nice & clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The a la carte restaurants, Japanese Sakura & the Fuerteventura, were fabulous. The food at these two were second to none. We must also salute our poolside waiter 'Luis' for the awesome service we received all week. Thanks again!!
“Excellent birthday stay ”
We saved up and spent 7 long months waiting for our first trip to Cuba. We decided to spend the first part of our holiday relaxing in a Varadero resort and chose the Melia Varadero. We were not disappointed. Due to flight times, we arrived after midnight and they were very accommodating. We got to our room on the 4th floor and were greeted by a bottle of fizzy wine and a happy birthday note. Very nice touch. We woke up and found we have a sea view balcony room which was lovely. The food was alright at the buffet as you'd expect from almost any all inclusive resort. We did try the steak house on our last night which was excellent! Staff were friendly in all departments and all willing to help. Thank you for some great cocktails, sun and a lovely beach BBQ.
The Meliá Varadero Hotel, built by the shoreline in the world-famous beach resort of Varadero, provides guests with direct access to one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. It is very close to the Plaza America Commercial and Convention Center, and it is an excellent place to combine business and leisure. The hotel is recommended for groups, incentive tourism, corporate meetings and events in general. It is 34 kilometers away from Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport and eight kilometers from downtown Varadero
Couldn't have stayed at a better resort
We have exclusively traveled the Caribbean but this is only our second time to Cuba, must stay it was a nice step up from where we had stayed before. Once again we flew with SunWing out of Sault Ste. Marie, ON had to make a diversion to Toronto on the way down only because the plumbing in the lavatory was plugged (guess they were the only ones could do the job right) we had a night time arrival so the hold up really wasn't that bad, besides for our inconvenience we were offered an alcoholic beverage free ( it's more then what most airlines would do) also they always offer up their standard meal and snacks ...so in no time we arrived at our destination Very smooth arrival, we did notice however upon entering Cuba this time as opposed to our trip 3 years ago, they have something that monitors your temperature just before you go through customs and if it is elevated they will pull you aside and take you somewhere else away from the public, I'm not sure what happens after that, but they obviously aren't taking any chances the the H1N1 flu. Sunwing rep was there to put you on the appropriate bus. Check in was easy breezy, very professional and informative. Spoke english at check in very well. Room was neat tidy and clean, of course beds were hard as usual, but doing the activities that we did during the day pretty much knocked you out anyway. Our maid Miyelina was a breath of fresh air and had a good grasp of the english language, so much so that one day when I was feeling under the weather for unknown reasons (definitely not food poisoning) she suggested I take a sprite from the minibar and add some salt to it. In a couple of hours I was actually able to smell food without wanting to vomit. No complaints whatsoever only that the main restaurant was to open at 7:30am the day of our departure and our bus was scheduled at the same time. Well of course in Cuba I knew the bus wasn't gonna be on time but we had counted on the restaurant opening at 7:30 so that while my husband waited with the luggage I could go and get us a plate of food to eat in the lobby while we waited. Well the bus wasn't on time (no surprise) but the restaurant didn't open at 7:30 either. So when I came back to the lobby for the 3rd time and announced to my husband that they still weren't opened at 7:45am, I could see the front desk manager pick up the phone and heard him say people were waiting the next thing you know the doors were open. No problem booking our a la carte restaurant in fact the Seafood Trinidad Restaurant we had such a good time there that Carlos on of the head waiters that has been there 16 years personally invited us back every night if we wanted. I don't know if higher up management knows it or not but people like Carlos are invaluable and a tribute to the people of Cuba, because in the end that's the true Cuban spirit of this country. Another couple from Orillia were at the next table and they said it was their first time to Cuba and that they throughly were enjoying the country but especially the Cuban people like Carlos aka George Clooney (his wife doesn't think so though) so when staying at the Melia you definitely have to go pay Carlos a visit. He definitely knows how to capture the female audience that's for sure Grounds were clean as were the pools and beaches. Did some snorkeling for 15 pesos right off the resort, that was pretty decent. Only about 3 different kind of fish though and some coral there. If we ever go back to Cuba they tell me Coral Beach is the place to snorkel, unfortunately we didn't find this out until the day before we were leaving and we had already booked for the Catamaran excursion (a must for first timers) Definitely have to go to Havanna first time around, this was our second so we didn't, but tonnes of stuff to do on and around the resort itself, took the Cat excursion second time, can't get enough of snorkeling or Cayo Blanco. We asked if there was any good snorkeling on Cayo beach but the guy said there was no corals, so no fish, wish we hadn't of listened, as we made our way back beachcombing I spotted these neat long skinny fish,(later learned they call them needle fish) they were absolutely beautiful. As you may have guessed we live for snorkeling now, so Cozumel will be my next trip and of course back to the Mayan....specifcally Akumal Beach. If anyone knows of a resort on Cozumel where you can snorkel right off the beach or where the best place to go for snorkeling on Comzumel is, please contact me, I would be happy to hear from any fellow snorkelers and their finds Over all if there were any problems at this resort, all it took was a phone call and within minutes things were taken care of. My husband reminded me of one of his favourite things. Everyday before he would hit the beach he stopped into the "coconut hut" as he calls it, to get a fresh coconut opened up for him. The guy has a matchetti and just opens the topped of the coconut up to reveal a hole in the top, he hands you a straw and voila, fresh coconut milk. My honey is still missing them. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone, the entertainment team works very hard and does a good job...the workers are always smiling and hey don't forget to visit the well hidden restaurant by the pool for your own personally cooked Paella and some sangrias and watch out for the gecko who likes to run over your feet and make you scream !!! asta luego
Fantastic Melia Varadero
Stayed at the Melia Varadero hotel on April 10 - 17, 2011. Food was great, (especially the french fries), entertainment staff was fantastic, and the pool and beach were pleasing. Lots to do, if you like to be active, volleyball, basketball, dance lessons and lots of local bars nearby if you like nightime entertainment. Will definatley be back :)
Great Hotel - Melia Varadero
We just got back from a January 2011 trip to Cuba and stayed at the Melia Varadero Hotel....we loved it, excellent staff throughout the hotel, great food and service. Very clean rooms. Can't say enough good things about this hotel. Loved it....will go back to this hotel the next trip back to Cuba. This was our second trip.
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