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#30 of 99 hotels in Varadero
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Meliá Varadero, unforgettable experiences by the sea. 5 Star All Inclusive Resort, located right on the beach, very close to the Varadero Golf Club and next to the Plaza América Convention Centre. It architecture resembles a flower with seven petals, topped by a dome covering an original lobby adorned with plants and flowers. Renowned for its spaces with personalised service, exclusivity and privacy on THE LEVEL Floor, its Mini Club with a daily programme for children and packages designed for families, as well as its special features for staging events, conferences and incentive trips. There are 7 different types of modern and unique rooms, including the Premium rooms and Suites, with spacious staggered terraces, spectacular views of the sea and the Varadero peninsula, as well as the Sea View Grand Suite The Level room, renowned for its exceptional location, spaciousness, comfort and design. Recommended for incentive trips, weddings, honeymoons, remote-working experiences and golfers on holiday with their family.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Swimup bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Minibar
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Bay View
Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish
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susan w wrote a review Yesterday
had a great time at Melia Varadero. The staff were very friendly. I appreciate when they can speak English as my Spanish is a little rusty. It adds to great customer service. We had an oceanfront room- definitely worth it. Beds were comfortable and no bugs that i saw. The beach is beautiful- I did prefer it to the right as the left side was a little rocky and no sand fleas! The massage with Maria was amazing, great price and better than my massage therapist at home. Also had a great time playing tennis with the tennis pro, Julio. Was happy to get a workout after all those Pina Colada's. Will be back!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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richard w wrote a review Feb 5
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Just back from our stay at the Melia Varadero. We lucked out with the weather and had a great time again, our third visit. The staff were great particularly the staff on “the Level” where they take great care of you and your every need. Food and drinks were good as usual. Highly recommend you give it a try whether just a couple or with the family.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear richardwV269OEO: First of all, we will like to say thank you for your visit to our hotel. We are definetelly very happy to read that you had a great time in our hotel for your third time! We are very happy taht you have tryied The Level, which is a more personalized service, with some added values as the lunch-bar, which it offers different proposals for meals and drinks until 11 pm. Thank you so much for recommending us and hope to see again! Kindly regards, Melia Varadero Management
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MNW wrote a review Feb 4
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We had a lovely stay at Melia Varadero. The resort, pool, beach, and staff were wonderful. Our only complaints are that the bathroom in our room was a bit tired, and the selection at the buffet was not what it has been in the past. With that said, Cuba is suffering major food shortages and Melia Varadero did a wonderful job of disguising that. If we hadn’t been to Melia Las Americas so many times in the past we likely wouldn’t have noticed that there weren’t as many choices for food. While everything at Melia Varadero is pretty excellent, the staff are what make it stand out over other similar quality resorts. Everyone was great, but we took a particular fondness to Osmany, Gustavo, Lisandra, Wendy, and Roberto at the buffet. As well as Papito and Tony at the pool bars. Plenty of chairs at the pool and beach. Decent drink options at the bars. Great cigars at the LCDH next door. Very accommodating staff. We’ll be back.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Lianne Herrera Gil, Ventas at Meliá Varadero
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Dear T6448MSmattw: We are so happy to know that you had a wonderful stay in our hotel! We feel very pleased to read that you could enjoyed the facilities of the hotel, specially the pool, the beach, but, most of all, the profesionalism of our staff. We are totally agree with you that our employed are our principal strength! Thank you so much for your beautiful words about our staff, which we will let them know for sure. We are so sorry if you felt any inconvenient with the bathroom, we will keep it into account and try to find a solution as soon as possible. Thank you so much for visiting us. Come back soon! We will very happy to see you again. Kindly regards, Melia Varadero Management
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smcl2198 wrote a review Feb 3
France20 contributions32 helpful votes
Classic big hotel. Room was comfortable and with all amenities and nice sea view. Restaurant food variety was limited, including in the a la carte restaurant, that had to be booked the morning of the visit. Outside area was very good and there is direct access to the beach.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear smcl2198: We appreciate you taking a few moments to share your experiences about our hotel. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the comfort of our rooms and the beach, which offers a beautiful view. We are very sorry for the inconvenience you may have experienced regarding the variety of food, but we have taken note of this suggestion and we will do our best to ensure that other customers do not report this problem again. Thank you for your visit. Kind regards, Melia Varadero Management
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Nelson wrote a review Jan 2023
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I want to take this opportunity to thank Melia Varadero for having us during our stay in Cuba. The beach was lush and beautiful and the staff was heartwarming and kind. Honestly, that's the reason I'm here; to highlight some of the great team at Melia. Starting with Aldo!!!!! He is awesome, and kind and conversates with you despite some language barriers. Aldo made my trip at least 10 times better; from playing ping pong together to teach us (6 of us) some Spanish and even salsa. Other honourable mentions from the entertainment guys (Samuel, Pedro, Palma, Yadir) all showed my group and many others a good time!!! They had us dancing and having a blast at the resort club all night!! Even to the extent of downloading some music that was requested, that wasn't available on the DJ Laptop! You Guys were the MVP for real. From the food and bar department, I am not going to forget our Cuban Mom "Isis", she was the Spanish mom we never had! she was so kind and educative while exposing us to Cuban culture. Other mentions in this group are Oslavdo, Roque, Julieta and Robier. These guys were inventing awesome cocktails for us all week while engaging in meaningful conversations at odd times like 2 am and stuff. They were awesome for sure Lastly, Barbara from customer service was also helpful after I had an injury from the beach. I miss these guys and the impact they had on me, especially in terms of culture, perspectives, and overall fun! I will be back to visit my amigos for sure! Aldo, Palma, Pedro, Samuel, Isis, Roque, Oslavdo you guys will never be forgotten, thanks for showing me a great time. Cheer, Nelson.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Lianne Herrera Gil, Ventas at Meliá Varadero
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Nelson: Thank you very much for taking a moment to write this detailed review about us. We are very happy to know you spent the time of your life in our hotel, especially you were able to understand the Cuban culture, which is very colorful and interesting. We appreciate your opinions about our staff, since, as we always recognize, the most important value of our hotel is the quality and professionalism of our employees. Once again, thank you very much for choosing us and come back as soon as possible! Kindly regards, Melia Varadero Management
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T K wrote a review Jan 2023
Montreal, Canada
I stayed at the resort for about 5 days and I enjoyed it! First time I travel to down south. First 2 days it was rainy and very windy, then it got better and got to enjoy the beach. Loved the entertainments also!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear 784talark: Thank you so much for taking a few minutes of your time to leave us your review about our hotel. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and also the entertainment program. We sorry that weather hasn´t been as good as always is in Cuba, but even under this circunstances we glad to read you had a wonderful vacation. Hope to see you on another opportunity. Kindly regards, Melia Varadero Management
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Nova Scotia wrote a review Jan 2023
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This resort is amazing and the staff just makes it so much better. Sherri’s is smiling and has such a great personality. I look forward to coming to dinner to get service here. I will definitely come back to this resort.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Coastal643467: We are so happy that you have found the right place for your vacations right here with us! Thank you so much for your words about our staff, they really make the difference. Thank you so much for visiting us and we will be very happy to receive you many more times! Kindly regards, Melia Varadero Management
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earlyriser1962 wrote a review Jan 2023
Kanata, Canada4 contributions18 helpful votes
This resort was a great experience. When we checked in we asked for a pool view and the attendant said I'll give you a view you'll never forget and that it was, ocean view plus the pool. Our balcony was very large as we had a table, 2 chairs and 2 lounge chairs, so you could tan right on the balcony. The room was very clean and bedding and towels were changed regularly. The stocked bar consisted of 2 beer daily for most days and even paying for more made no difference, 2 was there magic number. Far as seating availability, you could sit or tan anywhere as it looked like the hotel was only 25% occupied. This was actually nice as there were no line ups anywhere. The beach area was nice but was located to the left of the resort. There was a bathroom there as well as bar and snack bar but you had to walk back to resort for these amenities. There was a snack bar there which served different items depending on the hour of day but I should add they also served omlets there till noon if you missed the breakfast buffet. The bar there was open 24x7 and I have to say the two evening bartenders are some of the best I have ever seen in my travels. I will try uploading a picture of these two and if you go there , tell them Frank said hello. They make a wicked white Russian and I can assure you they snuck up on me a few times lol. The overall cleanliness of this resort was excellent, didn't matter which washroom you went to at any time, they were spotless. The pools there were very clean and I seen them multiple times putting chlorine in. I can go on and on but everything was literally spotless. I never did any of the Alacarts but the buffet always had plenty of food, no shortage. Only issue was other than the grilled meats, most items were cold not warm which I didn't like. I talked to the manager of the kitchen staff about this and nothing had been done unfortunately. One thing to put on your list when going there is every Tuesday they have a pig roast for lunch outside, it was fantastic. My wife and I had 2 weeks booked but being there the first week was very cold so we decided to stay for a third week. Unfortunately the Sunwing reps on site could not arrange this for us there and we couldn't access Sunwing online there so we had to have a friend book it for us back home. I would certainly recommend this resort but hopefully the food manager can correct the cold food issue.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear earlyriser 1962: Thank you so much for taking a few minutes of your time to leave us your opinions about the hotel. We glad that you have had a great time here with us, and that you could appreciate the room and its beautiful views, the variety of gastronomical proposals, the cleanliness of the hotel. We sorry for the inconvenience you might suffer about food temperature. We have already taken note of this issue and we will try to solve the problem as soon as possible. We will be very happy if you decide to come back on another opportunity. Thank you for coming! Kindly regards, Melia Varadero Management
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panjegoli wrote a review Jan 2023
Toronto, Canada76 contributions45 helpful votes
We chose this hotel this time because last time we visited Cuba we went to this hotel to check it out. Wevwerebimpressed by the lobby and outside desig and we were given a your and we were told that there is daily BBQ on the lawn and the buffet menue is changing daily. We specifically asked if they had real milk since we had a hard time finding it got our son and they said yes. But we found out that most if those info were false. There was no real milk, no daily BBQ except for Cuban day and the buffet was really bad. Breakfast option was so limited that we had only eggs every day. Lunch and dinner was exact same. I am glad we only stayed for 3 days! The pool is pretty much useless it is too shallow. The rooms are clean but in need of an upgrade, the staff are friendly. They also don't give you any info. You have to work to find out what is going on or when the shows are. We were also misled about the shuttle to go ro the airport. We were told we have no shuttle included so we arranged for a taxi. But on the day we were leaving we found out there is actually a shuttle coming. We took the taxi since the guy came and we felt bad to send him away!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear panjegoli: First of all, we apologize for the inconvenience you may have suffered during your stay at our facility. For this reason, we thank you for taking a few moments to share this criteria, since each negative opinion is an opportunity to be better every day in our work. However, we would have liked you to tell us about it while you were staying at the hotel, so we would have done everything possible to satisfy your concerns as soon as possible. We are very sorry that the resort did not meet your expectations. Thank you for choosing us. Sincerely, Melia Varadero Management
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Andrea K wrote a review Jan 2023
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I loved my vacation at Melia Varadero! The staff were great very nice and helpful. Loved the dance shows at night and the concert outside Cuban rhythm. Loved Eli and Jose from the entertainment staff. They made things fun. The beach was nice.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear andreaki911JY: What a wonderful new to read that you had an amazing time in our hotel! Thank you so much for taking a moment to write about your experience in our resort. We are so glad that you have chosen us as your destination, specially that you enjoyed the entertainment shows and Cuban rythm. Thank you so much for your visit. See you soon! Best regards, Melia Varadero Management
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meliá Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Meliá Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (2.1 miles), Mi Casa Beatles (3.1 miles), and Cueva de Ambrosio (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Meliá Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Meliá Varadero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Meliá Varadero?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Meliá Varadero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Meliá Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Gruta El Vino, Terracita's Café, and Salsa Suárez Restaurant-Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Meliá Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Meliá Varadero have airport transportation?
Yes, Meliá Varadero offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Meliá Varadero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Meliá Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Meliá Varadero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Russian.