Melia Varadero

Crta. de las Morlas, Matanzas, Cuba, Caribbean
(5 star hotel)
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Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 5 reviews
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Hotel Meliá Varadero - Cuba

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on June 11, 2011

Was awesome, the people were great, room was great (very nice view of ocean).
Beach was clean and very nice.
No complaints at all, other than the food at the buffet, which was some what blan, the food at the restaurants was very good.
Did the catamaran day trip, highly recommended, was lots of fun!!
Defiantly will be going back

Unique Quality: Clean and frendly!!

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Good (3.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 9, 2008

The rooms where clean, but i dont think in 2 weeks the floor was washed ones, same on the balcony, no cleaning done there. The food was very good , loads of different things to eat.The drinks as allways in an all-inclusive where watered down a lot and very sweet.I thought there would be a bigger beach there, but i had to walk past some rocks to get into the water.The pool was clean.All in all i would recommend this Hotel.

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 21, 2007

Melia Las Antilles has a wonderful, huge swimming pool and a fabulous beach area. Activities like aerobics and tai chi are offered as well as water polo and volleyball.
At the Beach, there are also activities such as beach volleyball. Beach chairs and shade areas can be reserved by simply leaving your towel on the chair early in the morning. We usually went after breakfast and picked our "spot".
In my opinion, Melia Las Antilles had one of the best beaches in the area. Hans and I went for many walks along the beach, so were able to compare with other resorts.

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 21, 2007

After deciding we wanted to stay in Varadero, now we had to research to see what Resort we wanted to stay at. After reading many reviews, we decided upon MELIA LAS ANTILLES and were very happy with our choice.
Located on Los Tainos Beach in the Varadero Hoteles District, the Resort, (formerly Beaches Varadero) was built in 1999, has 350 rooms, 4 Restaurants - one buffet & 3 a la carte, 6 Bars, Snack Bar, Disco, 2 Tennis Courts, huge swimming pool (piscina) wonderful beach and beautiful grounds and gardens.
Our Junior Suite had two twin beds, satellite TV, in-room safe (no charge), mini-fridge stocked with water, softdrinks and beer, sitting area with desk, bathroom with tub, shower & hair dryer and balcony / terrace.
We were in Modulos 66 (6601-6628) "Villa Colonia" Room 6605

Unique Quality: 24-hour All Inclusive
3 Buffet Meals daily plus 24 hour snacks
3 a la carte dinners weekly - reservations required.
unlimited house wine, domestic beer, selected drinks
daily activities
nightly entertainment

Directions: Los Tainos Beach - Varadero Hoteles District

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Great Location on the Beach

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 24, 2006

The hotel grew on us as the week went by. Our first impression was good, the lobby was really nice, the hallway leading to our room was very nice. But then our room, didn't impress us much. One of our lamps wasn't working, which made the room pretty dark. Our view was blocked by a gigantic palm tree that didn't allow us to see much, but we could see a tiny portion of the ocean. It was as though they planted the tree there purposely to take away any oceanview whatsoever. But the nice thing was we could hear the ocean from our room. But as days went by, our room grew on us, and became cozier and more comfortable, in the end I think we liked it.

The restaurants were ok, there's a great selection at lunch time. The best restaurant was the outdoor paella area. The paella was delicious, and the sangria was amazing! The outdoor Cuban restaurant has a very nice atmosphere with live music playing. It was really enjoyable too. Out on the beach if you're too lazy to walk all the way back to eat at the hotel or don't want to get out of the sun and continue working on your tan, there's a bar/restaurant on the beach where you can get drinks (of course) and burgers, hot dogs and fries. There are three a la carte restaurants for dinner that you can choose from and you have to make reservations and can only dine there once. There was Chinese, a steak house, and International. The atmosphere in the International restaurant was spectacular. Very upscale, they had live music on a grand piano, flute and violin. It was nice.

The nightlife at the resort is subpar. To really have a great time, you must venture outside to one of the local clubs just a couple kms away. The resort has shows every other night, but they're ok in my opinion, not really my thing. Most people end up hanging out at the piano bar, which is out in the lobby area of the hotel. The karaoke bar is not really happening either.

All in all, the stay at this resort was really enjoyable!!

Unique Quality: The best part about this hotel was the 24 hr snack cafeteria. You can walk in at any time of the day or night and order off their menu which was pretty comprehensive. I didn't expect as much choice as it had on there. You can choose different sandwiches, spaghetti, lasagna, pizza and hamburgers. The bar is more or less 24hrs. I think the latest we grabbed a drink there was 4am.

It is also located next door to the Plaza Las Americas, which is a plaza containing souvenir shops, but the best part about it was the concert they have there every 2nd wednesday. We saw a world famous Cuban group perform there named Bueno Vista Social Club (excuse my spelling if it's incorrect). My friend knew all about them, but it was the first time I'd heard of them. But it was a treat to be able to see them live. The concert isn't advertised anywhere, we found out through word of mouth, and the turn out was pretty packed. They sent bus loads of tourists from different hotels to see the concert, but for us, we just walked around the corner. There were local Cubans and toursists at this concert.

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Address: Crta. de las Morlas, Matanzas, Cuba, Caribbean

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Amenities at Melia Varadero

  • Restaurant
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Suites
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities

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