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Melia Peninsula Varadero

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Parque Natural de Punta Hicacos, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/23/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/23/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Melia Peninsula Varadero, for fun with the family on an endless beach

Exclusive All Inclusive 5 Star hotel on Varadero beach, close to the Dolphinarium, the Shopping Centre, Plaza America Convention Centre and the Varadero Golf Club. A resort in the colonial style of Key West, with all you need for an unforgettable holiday on Cuba's most famous beach.The ideal location for a holiday with your family, partner or friends. It boasts numerous pools, large walkways with terraces and gardens, walks, pergolas, lakes, parks and spaces in which to stroll and enjoy the outdoors. It also has a Cubamigos Club, offering a daily programme for children and family packages with special amenities.Its welcoming rooms have beautiful views of the garden or the pool and some have facilities for multiple occupancy.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Salon
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Quiet
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish
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Toni S wrote a review Nov 25
Quebec City, Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
I cannot wait to return soon! I look forward to the friendly staff, the great music, the shows, the spacious and clean and quiet room, the good food and service. I love the Cuban coffee at sunrise by the pool. I will book a massage and dance on the beach with Lily!!! The whole entertainment team makes my stay so much fun!!! I've been there twice before and haven't travelled since 2020, pre-pandemic. December.... 2021... Melia Peninsula... here I come!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: I love to be near the pool. Quiet at night.
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Dear tonisA7403PL: Thank you for sharing your opinion with other travelers. We are more than glad to know about your experience with us was as special as planned. It will be a pleasure to receive you again. Best Regards.
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SeabassJay wrote a review Nov 21
Vineland, Canada45 contributions3 helpful votes
Cooking and bartending staff need to be trained more fully. This was our 6th time in Cuba, and we don’t go expecting amazing food, and yet somehow this still fell far below expectations. We were told that it was due to the availability of ingredients in Cuba. I know supplies are certainly limited, but judging by the food that was served, a better job could be done with what was available. Also, in speaking with guests staying at other resorts at the same time, they weren’t experiencing the same issues. Also more variety was needed. The spread at the buffet for lunch was the same every day. If that weren’t tedious enough, the spread for dinner was the same as lunch as well. For the first five days I ate almost nothing but bread and a little bit of undercooked pasta with runny, flavourless sauces of varying colours. Additionally, nobody seemed to know what the steam trays were for at the buffet. They didn’t use they, so the food was always cold before it went on your plate. Not only gross but a serious food safety issue, and one which they were obviously aware of, as they had signs posted that hot food must be served at a minimum of 64 degrees Celsius. We were also told at times that there was no butter at the resort, or no mayonnaise, only to find out that there actually was, but apparently the person asked couldn’t be bothered to actually check. One morning as I went to grab toast for my wife and I, the person making the toast was reaching into a half-full basket of bread to grab my bread when another employee came and took the basket away. I was told that it was being refilled, but after waiting about ten minutes for the refilled bread baskets to be returned, I was told that there was no more bread. The bartenders also need training on how to make mixed drinks properly and consistently, as well as how to operate an ice maker possibly. I ordered an margarita and got salty water with tequila. I ordered a strawberry daiquiri and got slush with rum and blue curaçao. When I questioned it and said that was not a daiquiri, I was told it was the same thing. Multiple times we were told that there was no ice available. Also the pool was murky and had algae. Our friends were bribed to remove their poor TripAdvisor review. We were given massages, lobster dinners and a late checkout, and asked to sign a waiver promising not to sue.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear SeabassJay: Thank you for chosing us as your travel destination. We´re sorry that you had some issues during your stay with us. We appreciate every comment as a process of feedback and and it helps us to keep improving our services. Best Regards
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Ayoub H wrote a review Nov 19
Calgary, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed at the hotel from Nov 7th to Nov 13th I booked this hotel after comparing it with many other hotels in Varadero. I will start with positive comments : 1st Its a big resort and there are many pools and many activities it has direct access to the beach and security are all the time there so you don't have to worry about your belongs while swimming or going away for a walk. 2nd Price wise very much affordable 3rd Many options for dinning Now Negative comments : 1st WIFI was horrible internet is limited they just give 3/4 hrs. and it gets expired and every time you have to call front desk to get more hours. 2nd Electricity kept on cutting off many time during the day along with AC 3rd Communication problem many employees can't understand simple words in English. 4th One day I had to leave to Havana at 7:45am for 12hrs long day so I decided to have breakfast prior leaving and I had PCR test at 7:30am so at 7:20am I asked waitress If I can get something from the restaurant because they open at 7:30am I was expecting to get any thing prior leaving she told me she will check, she went inside and never got back to me and at the end the doctor didn't show up at 7:30am so I ended up without breakfast and without PCR test that day. Prior to my trip I tried hard to book activities and confirm everything before I leave but the travel agent I contacted could not help and I sent 2 emails to the hotel no reply even when I was there front desk wasn't able to help to arrange activities I had to walk to Marina look for someone who can help and I went to other hotels. 5* Hotel concierge service is a must. I work in the hotel industry and I can tell the hotel service was as 3* not 5* One thing I have to say the hotel is doing well in term of covid 19 precautions.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Dear ayoubh682: Thank you for choosing us as your travel destination.We are sorry to know that some details of your stay have not been to your liking. We appreciate your comments that help us improve every day. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards
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John B wrote a review Nov 13
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Been here for 1 week of 2. Big thanks to MOAD AND ANGELO & all the hotel staff. These guys have gone beyond great service. The attention to detail is unquestionably the best we have ever experienced in cuba! Thats right in 30 years of visits this is by far the BEST. These two gentleman truly care about the visitor experience. If your looking for the number 1 five star resort then this is the place to come. The housekeeping daily in the rooms is fantastic, Bar selection is over the charts whiskeys, rums, tequila, champagne, wine, and the very best Pina Coladas we have ever had not to forget the mojitos. We are so happy with this resort ! Food selections and restaurants are great, Japanese restaurant was such a fun evening with great food and people. We were very honoured to have come here after all the covid lockdowns for the past two years, all staff are always masked indoors and out and always cleaning they adhere to all covid protocols and it makes you feel very safe. Thank you to all at the Melia peninsula Varadaro for making this comeback so memorable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Bathrooms at this resort are large and the showers are literally the best we have ever had in...
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Dear John B: Thank you for choosing as your travel destination. We are more than glad to know your experience with us was special. Your opinion is very important to us and it helps us to keep providing a good service. It will be a pleasure to receive you again. Best Regards
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Daniel wrote a review Nov 13
Cienfuegos, Cuba1 contribution
I past three wonderful days. Excellent service, a peaceful place. But food no so good, it may be better. The beach is awesome, pools to. Rooms are not excellent but good. Is quite and close to nature.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Dear jezsdaniel: Thank you for choosing us as your travel destination. We are glad to know your experience with us was overall satisfactory. We appreciate your comments that help us to keep improving. We hope to see you soon. Best Regards.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Península Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Península Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (2.7 miles), Cueva de Ambrosio (1.6 miles), and Plaza Las Morlas (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Península Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Península Varadero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Península Varadero?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Península Varadero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Península Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Panchita, Pizza Piazza Restaurant, and Kike-Kcho.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Península Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Melia Península Varadero have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Melia Península Varadero offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Melia Península Varadero have airport transportation?
Yes, Melia Península Varadero offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melia Península Varadero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melia Península Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.