Let me first say that this is my first time using trip advisor, However i have taken a major trip once a year for over 30 years.....After reading trip advisor since Sept and following very closely all the reviews of the Melia Marina I decided that this was the hotel to stay at. My other 2 times to Varadero were nice also however this hotel and staff far surpassed anything that I could imagine.
I paid the extra and went to a suite on the 6th floor of the level...... What an experience....
Room service 24 hrs a day.... Suite was huge with separate bedroom, 2 bathrooms, livingroom , diningroom combined plus a jacuzzi.
I paid special attention to detail as well as service of these amazing people...... particularly Oscar the butler on my day of arrival as well as Dayami and Meikel the following day.
Oscar arrived to my suite with our steaks that we had ordered plus a surprise bday cake from Meikel and his staff.
I had read if I wanted a good banana daiquiri to go see Aleany at the pool bar........ She was amazing bringing us fresh bananas for our drinks everyday and boy they were the best that I have had.
The lobby bar had a little waitress named Yani who remembered what I wanted to drink before I knew what I wanted to drink.
I had the good fortune to meet with Mr Renaux.. I have never seen a GM so many times in one week all over the resort at any given time....Talking to people and getting ideas from the guests if they had any complaints etc.
In all of my travels in 30 plus years I have never seen a manager that available...
I will definately be going back to the Melia Marina and look forward to seeing all the friends that I have met here...
Thank you so much
Blanche and Lois
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five star All-Inclusive beach resort, situated in the Marina Gaviota Varadero, 40 minutes from the international airport of this tourist destination. This amazing hotel boasts modern rooms; bars and specialist restaurants, well-equipped meeting rooms; swimming pools with recreation areas and Yhi Spa. It offers something unique in Varadero as its facilities are integrated with a wonderful seafront with shops and a marina. Recommended for families, yachting, diving, fishing, events, meetings, weddings and wonderful honeymoons. ... more less