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Melia Marina Varadero

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#19 of 30 all-inclusives in Varadero
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.2
Value
4.0
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Meliá Marina Varadero Hotel, the perfect combination of marina and beach A modern and comfortable All Inclusive 5 Star Resort, situated in the Marina Gaviota Varadero. The complex boasts modern rooms, a wide range of bars and specialist restaurants, meeting rooms, swimming pools with recreation areas and a Yhi Spa. It offers something unique in Varadero as its facilities are integrated with a wonderful seafront with shops and a marina. It offers the whole range of experiences that sea lovers long for. Renowned for its areas of personalised service, exclusivity and privacy on THE LEVEL floor, for Varadero's largest conference area with function rooms and banqueting service and for its luxury classic rooms and suites, decorated with nautical motifs and boasting the most amazing views of the Marina Gaviota Varadero and the Hicacos Peninsula.Ideal for families, yachting, diving, fishing, events, meetings, weddings and honeymoons.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Paid internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Parking
Internet
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
Massage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbor View
Modern
Languages Spoken
Spanish
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4.0 of 5 bubbles5,358 reviews
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Melia Marina Varadero has sparked a range of feedback among travelers; its vibrant live entertainment and the allure of cozy rooms have been celebrated, yet the lobby's dated decor has not escaped criticism. While the beaches and entertainment are highlights, guests have experienced frustration with the erratic restaurant hours and basic amenities. Opinions on service are divided, with commendations for some staff members' friendliness contrasting starkly with reports of unresponsive service. Furthermore, room cleanliness and maintenance shortcomings have marred the experiences of several guests, despite some enjoying a spotless environment.
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Omar Daniel F wrote a review Apr 9
Miami Beach, Florida1 contribution
Elevator not working . Room were filthy , bathroom as well.Ceiling falling down, broken tiles .Not running water at some moments, not toilet paper Horrible food .DO NOT GO THERE . I paid 7000 usd and i couldn’t leave , or move to another hotel because they didn’t wanna redound my money .YOU ARE WARNED !!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Good morning We are sorry to read this comment, we will work on the aspects mentioned and if one day you decide to return you will be able to compare. Have a nice day
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Bob D wrote a review Mar 2024
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This was our second visit to this hotel, which should tell you all you need to know! . In January 2023 my girlfriend and I stayed for ten days, and loved every minute. Our only complaint was that the food is bland, but that's Cuba. This year, March 2024, we returned with our entire family of ten people and upgraded to "THE LEVEL", on the seventh floor. It worked out great. The staff nearly tripped over themselves to ensure that our every need was met. We became close friends with the hotel manager, Carlos Campos, who is a warm, kind, and very genuine person. He was sure to find us at least once every day to be sure that everything was all right. Thank you mi amigo. "The Level" manager was Joanna, and she helped us plan exciting events and day trips and best prices, tickets, etc. Thank you for that. Our doorman, Roberto was as efficient as he was last year and arranged our transportation daily. Muchos Gracias. Our room staff appreciated the "dollar store" items that we left for them daily to take home for their kids, little things like coloring books, crayons, hot wheel cars, chocolates, etc. They treated us like royalty in return. Cuba is in a crisis. They are short of food everywhere, people are so poor, but they kept their happy faces and treated us with utmost respect. Food was still bland, but we remembered to bring our own seasonings, hot sauce, etc. and that helped a lot. They ran out of eggs a few different times, so we ate something different, the next day they were back. Same with bread. It was hard to find flour and yeast, but somehow Carlos always found a supplier. It's Cuba, times are tough! The entertainment was great, taxi service was quick, plenty to do with stores and health spa on the premises. Marina waterfront, all the water sports, seafood restaurant. Beautiful white sandy beach with soft white sand as deep as you could wade into the ocean. Easy on the feet. Fantastic. Overall our experience was very different from other vacations, but the cost was reasonable, the service was excellent. For those reasons, I must award them with a FIVE STAR REVIEW! They stepped up, and did better. Thank you Carlos and team.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Take spices from home, food is a bit bland
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Good morning It is a pleasure to read this comment, thank you for choosing us once again and for recognizing the work of our team. We hope to have you back home. Have a nice day.
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Catarina wrote a review Mar 2024
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Very good experience! The staff was amazing and very friendly! The pool and beach animation team were also very enthusiastic and eager to fulfill our experience for the best! The facilities were also very clean and the beach was super close and nice! We wish to go back! Thank youu
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: The variety of the food is very narrow so be mindful of that
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon It is a pleasure to read this nice comment, thank you for recognizing our work team, we hope to have you back home. Have a nice day .
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Nicole G wrote a review Mar 2024
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While I acknowledge resources are limited here, I was quite disappointed in my stay at this hotel and I am not one to typically write bad reviews. I was completely prepared for not the best food, however, not for each meal to be served the same exact food with minimal to no options. Most of the food is served cold and was very bland. Secondly and most importantly, there is a huge lack of basic necessities provided with no accommodation provided. During my entire 6 day stay I got a change of bath towels once and I had to ask several times for this. I do not think they put clean bed sheets on once, and when we asked for bottled water we were told by the front desk they “don’t do water”. It was incredibly challenging to be provided drinking water for the room. The beach is beautiful but I would save your money and choose a different place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Good afternoon We are sorry to read this comment, we apologize for the inconvenience caused, we will work based on the points indicated, I hope that at some point you will want to return so you can compare our services. Have a nice day.
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Jacek M wrote a review Mar 2024
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1. The WC close to the beach is unsanitary. They do not have running water, no flushing, no toilet paper! 2. chairs on the beach are in poor shape, some broken Other than that I enjoyed the beach, hotel is nice architecture. Stuff is great and they do their best with what they have.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Good morning We are sorry for your inconvenience, we will work to improve, thank you for recognizing our work team, I hope to have you back home. Have a nice day
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Ritesh R wrote a review Mar 2024
Mumbai, India6 contributions
Beach - This was the best part. Cuba has one of the best beaches in the world, White sand and crystal-clear water. Beach was a 7 mins walk from the hotel. They have a buggy service too for pick up and drop off Rooms - I had got the room on the 2nd floor where the main lobby is. Room was fully functional, comfortable and spacious, it had the marina view. The only issue was hot water, sometimes it's hot or else bath with cold water. I had slow wifi connection in the room, enough to run my whatsapp. Service - Cleaning staff, bar tenders, buffet chefs and waiters all of them were smiling, friendly and happy to help. You tip them and will give you top notch service. Food - Being a Vegetarian, things were different for me. We would always get fruits, salads, live counters for pizza, pastas and fried rice with vegetable. You would never go hungry. But the food becomes monotonous after 3-4 days. Sp Thanks to Chef Elisio Reis who made good vegetarian dishes for us. Excursions - I would recommend taking the Catamaran tour with dolphins, it was amazing. You could touch and hug the dolphin. Dolphin also takes you for a ride with an extra tip. Definitely worth it. For the cost, it was really worth it. I would definitely visit again.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Good morning It is a pleasure to read this comment, thank you for recognizing the work of our team, we hope to have you back home. Have a nice day
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Vinay K wrote a review Mar 2024
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Great resort is great. Very beautiful. Rooms are very nice and comfortable. The people are great 👍. The pool is very big and beautiful. The beach is gorgeous, big and the water is very warm. Everything is fabulous here but I didn't enjoy the food at the buffet. Very few options and food is often repeated from lunch to dinner. Service is great.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Bring hot sauce and your favorite condiments. Be prepared to eat elsewhere every now and then....
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Responded Mar 7, 2024
It is a pleasure to read this comment, thank you for recognizing our work team, we hope to have you back home. Have a nice day
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Alynne N wrote a review Feb 2024
Vancouver29 contributions29 helpful votes
We booked The Level which is described as a VIP experience for an additional US $35/day. We were advised prior to the trip that the elevators were not working. We attempted to keep our room on the 6th floor but after a day of walking up & down the stairs and the fact that there were almost no other guests on that floor, we asked to move to a lower floor. It took a full day to accommodate the change even when the resort was very quiet - not many guests. The majority of the ala cartes were not open, assuming it was due to the limited number of guests in the hotel. They often ran out of wine and one day, the buffet ran out of coffee. The Level states that the room includes a stocked fridge, a private pool, private dining room, a coffee maker with pods etc. None of these were part of the experience. When we spoke to our Level contacts, they told us that the contracts were renegotiated and none of these options were available now but they did charge us nontheless. Julia & Vladimir (Level concierges) were lovely and helped as they could, but their hands were tied and there was nothing they could do. They did bring a coffee maker into the room but didn't have any coffee to give us - they said we could bring our own! We didn't get blankets on our beds, only sheets. It was chilly due to the air conditioning that we could not turn off so we had to use our beach towels as blankets. I've stayed with Melia 3 times prior (Jardines del Ray) and the experiences were wonderful but this location was very disappointing. The hotel was fine, the pool was fine, but the resort certainly did not meet my previous experiences with Melia. The front desk staff and the restaurant staff were curt (with the exception of a few) despite the fact that we started out tipping very well. The entire experience was disappointing. We did take a day trip to Havana and our driver Leo and guide Gustavo were fabulous. We went into Varadero for dinner at La Rampa and the food was incredible! We were the only people on the flight that stayed at this resort and speaking with some folks that stayed at the Melia International, they said they had a wonderful experience at their resort. All in all, Melia Marina is not a location I would recommend and I don't state that lightly!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded Feb 11, 2024
Good morning We are sorry to read this comment, we will process your concerns with the staff and we will work to improve, the restaurant and the refrigerator are under contract, I do not understand why it was not given to them and the coffee maker has it, the term private pool does not exist since it is the same pool for everyone, we reiterate our apologies and hope that you return in the future so that you can compare the services. Have a nice day.
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Lee B wrote a review Feb 2024
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Fantastic beach. Great hotel with great staff. We had great food the entertainment off an evening was really great with great singers. The beach is only a short walk and has great music. The staff speak great Engish. And Vigin and Ana have been a great help.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Feb 9, 2024
Good morning It is a pleasure to read such a nice comment, thank you for recognizing the work of our team, we hope to have you back home. Have a nice day.
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Jamie S wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had a great time. The beach was the best I’ve been on. They raked the beach for seaweed so it was very clean. The staff were so friendly. They make a mean espresso martini. The food was fresh and organic. The rooms were clean. A great getaway. Referred by Virgen
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Bring mosquito repellent. There are lots of mosquitos at night.
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Responded Feb 8, 2024
Good morning It is a pleasure to read such a nice comment, thank you for recognizing the work of our team, we hope to have you back home. Have a nice day.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Marina Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Marina Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Varadero Beach (3.1 miles), Cueva de Ambrosio (2.1 miles), and Cuba Chez L'habitant (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Marina Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Marina Varadero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Marina Varadero?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Marina Varadero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Marina Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Panchita, Paradisus Varadero Resort & Spa - Royal Service, and Kike-Kcho.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Marina Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Melia Marina Varadero have airport transportation?
Yes, Melia Marina Varadero offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melia Marina Varadero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melia Marina Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Melia Marina Varadero?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cueva de Ambrosio (2.1 miles).