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5.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Punta Madruguilla, 52500, Cuba
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Melia Buenavista
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort is truly a gem! We just came back and we already miss this place. With its 3 dreamy beaches - there's something for everyone! The service was superior and all the staff at Melia Buenavista made you feel like you're royalty :-) they are very sweet, hardworking people. Our butler Edel was fantastic and very helpful! The bartenders... More

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Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is very relaxing. It's an adult only place, but this policy is not respected. I saw a child 3-7 years old and some teenagers (15-16 years old). I don't like that, because when an hotel don't respect this, how many child you could find one day in the swimming pool ? The service sometimes is excellent, and sometimes... More

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Newmarket, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a vacation getaway to relax on an amazing beach and do some serious distressing then this is the resort for you! Within a few very short hours you will find yourself with a choice of 3 amazing beaches at this resort, large modern and trendy rooms. Royal Service that will seriously pamper you and spoil... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its an absolutely gorgeous property. The butler service is very good, please keep in mind that you are in Cuba and food choices are limited. Top notch liquor, top notch fish and chicken. very nice and quite resort for relaxation and to refresh the body and mind. Would recommend this resort.

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Naz K Receive most respectful greetings to you from Cayo Santa María. I would like to thank you for this nice review expressing how it felt to stay at our resort and experience our natural environment, service and human warmth. Hoping to see you soon, More

Milton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This all adult property is the best I have been to. My Husband and I travelled there in May and should we have the opportunity to travel without kids in the future we will be returning there, no second thoughts necessary. I have absolutely no intention of searching for another property. This resort is small, about 100 rooms, surrounded by... More

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Sumadinka Thank you so much for your review. We heartily appreciate your sharing with other travelers your experience at Melia Buenavista and making such positive comments on our services and staff. Feedback from our guests is crucial in the process of orienting our efforts towards excellence so; we will share your review with all our staff so they keep... More

Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Melia Buenavista July 18-25. This was our second time at this resort...first time was January 2013. We returned because of the staff, customer service, ambiance, relaxation, facilties, beaches, rooms and yes the food! We stayed at the Royalton last July and were not impressed... the food was good, but the staff weren't like family, unlike the... More

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Botcha Words cannot picture how pleased we have felt at reading your review. It feels indeed rewarding to receive such nice compliments which make evident that all our efforts to achieve our guest’s satisfaction have been worth it. Be sure that we will extend your praising words to all our staff so they too feel motivated to keep on... More

markanddi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

3/7/14 We arrived at our original hotel (Melia Cayo Santa Maria) and were immediately asked if we wanted to upgrade (free of charge) to the Buenavista. We were a little worried about what had motivated this move but our concerns were unfounded. The Buenavista is a beautiful, couples-only resort, with very special service! Here is a review of our experiences:... More

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear friends We really appreciate your posting this review describing so lively how it felt to stay at Melia Buenavista. We feel very proud to acknowledge you sound so glad about having spent your holiday at our premises. We have been specially touched by the way you refer to all our employees and your praising their professionalism and human warmth.... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i just got back from our honeymoon yesterday. I wanted to go out of my way to write a positive review on this resort. The food was amazing, the rooms were cleaner than we were expecting and the staff was top notch. If you are looking for a quiet vacation with friendly and fun people this is... More

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear friend from Toronto Canada We very much appreciate your synthetic and well focused characterization of our touristic product after celebrating your honeymoon; it is a perfect occasion to visit our 18+ resort. I believe that your review may certainly help other travelers while choosing a destination that would really suit their needs and expectations. Your nice praising comments constitute... More

Peterborough, Canada
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at the Buenavista in Cayo Santa Maria for two weeks in May, without a doubt, our best vacation ever. We had done a little research beforehand, so we weren’t surprised by the hour plus trip to the hotel. Scenery along the way was beautiful and the guide was very knowledgeable. Our butler met us in... More

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Jim and Alison We really appreciate your having taken the time to post this review describing in details all our facilities, services and staff. We feel very proud to acknowledge you show so enthusiastic about vacationing at our premises and we heartily hope this will not be your last visit. We will extent your compliments to our employees, definitely... More

Bath
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just got back from the Melia Buenavista, we were there for 2 weeks. The best thing about the hotel were the staff in terms of them trying to be a helpful and friendly as possible. Yunior in the Navegantes Restaurant stood out for us. In the brochure we used and this was confirmed by the hotel manager the hotel is... More

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Melia B, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Derek S Receive our most respectful greeting from sunny Cuba. We heartily appreciate you honest review. We understand some of our services did not exactly meet all your expectations but we thank your giving us the chance to identify these improvement opportunities. We can proudly say that some of the issues mentioned in your review, such as the air... More

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Additional Information about Melia Buenavista

Address: Punta Madruguilla, 52500, Cuba
Location: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Cayo Santa Maria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Buenavista 5*
Also Known As:
Melia Buenavista Hotel Cayo Santa Maria

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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria #1 Luxury Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria #2 On the Beach Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria #2 Top resorts Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
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Located west of Cayo Santa Maria in a privileged ecological environment, and surrounded by beaches and coves. All-Inclusive Five-Star Resort with 104 Junior Suites and Suites, and the Villa "Zaida del Rio". Designed for adults over 18 years. An entire hotel featuring Royal Service. Recommended for couples, weddings, honeymoons and wellness/spa. ... more   less 
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