We had an impromptu stay at this hotel due to our flight to Holguin being diverted by Hurricane Sandy. As our coach pulled up to the hotel we were greeted by a band and dancers and offered a welcome drink which was a really nice touch.
We were given a lovely room on a high floor which was spotlessly clean. Obviously this was not the hotel of our choice but after exploring the surroundings we made full use of the pool and beach facilities.
We found the staff to be really lovely specially the gardeners who presented us with various artworks made from the palm leaves.
The food was ok considering the management had not anticipated all the extra guests at very short notice.The drinks were of a very good quality including champagne.
The beach was fantastic and was just settling down when we left after staying 4 days.
Thomas Cook came under a lot of critisism for diverting to the Cayos, however after witnessing the devastaion at our hotel in Guardalavacca, I feel that they did the right thing.
Thank you to the staff at MCG for taking us in at short notice and although our vacation was shortened by delays and a 7 hour coach trip to Holguin, we experienced a taste of the Cayos and a 2 centre holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Meliá Cayo Guillermo is located one of the most beautiful and white-sandy beaches with more than 1300 palm trees, and swept by very transparent waters. The area was an inspiration for Ernest Hemingway, and fishing the great blue river, always on his Pilar Yacht, he created part of his work. The hotel is perfect for couples and families but also for diving, fishing. We also organize the wedding of your dreams in this paradise. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Melia Cayo Guillermo Hotel Cayo Guillermo
- Cayo Guillermo Melia