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Melia Internacional Varadero

Avenida Las Americas, Km 1, Varadero 42200 Cuba
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Situated on one of the finest stretches of beach in Varadero, this hotel is the reincarnation of a true classic on the Hicacos Peninsula, Cuba’s ultimate holiday destination. The Meliá Internacional is a modern, All Inclusive 5 star resort, with 11 floors divided into two zones: East and West. It boasts 946 rooms, all designed with smart home technology, including two spectacular penthouses, panoramic lifts and stunning views. Renowned for its varied range of delicious cuisine, served in more than 20 gastronomic spaces and 15 bars, its highly personalised and exclusive The Level & The Level Adults Only services, a luxury Yhi Spa on the top floor with infinity pool and Teen Spa, as well as several pools and attractive facilities for holding professional events in the Conference Centre, covering an area of 1000m2.Its extensive services and facilities make it the ideal place for family holidays, weddings and honeymoons, wellness activities and meetings and events.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Public wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Babysitting
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Snorkelling
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Children's playground
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Departure703942 wrote a review 20 Feb
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My husband and I stayed at this resort for a week in a February 2024 and we had a great time. The entertainment team does all their best to have fun activities for the guests every day whether it’s on the pool or at night in the lobby. Rosalba who was part of the entertainment team was there every night and entertaining everyone and gave great service. Thank you for all your effort Rosalba and team!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hello departure Awesome review!! I'm quite stunned actually, thank you. Nothing can makes us happier than reading this kind of comments from our guests, believe me, this is exactly what we work for. I am really happy to see you and your family had a great holidays with us and we look forward to have again Best regards from all the team which makes Melia Internacional varadero possible, General Manager.
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Mairead R wrote a review 20 Feb
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This was the worst hotel I have ever stayed at, especially at this level ($550+/night). The hotel is falling apart everywhere you look, maintenance is definitely not a priority. The food was awful. The rooms were average. Hard mattress, thin and dirty sheets, towels are slightly nicer than an old rag, mold in the shower, no hot water ever, no conditioner for hair, no sound proofing, and very loud music until 1am every day, AND at 9am. They are not able to process American credit cards. I would never recommend this hotel, especially not at the price point.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear maire First of all thank you for giving us your much extended review. I would like to apologize if you didn´t enjoy your holidays at the resort. All your valuable information will be taken into account. I assure you that all of your feedback has been duly noted and that the Management Team will do their utmost to ensure that future guests do not share similar sentiments. We are undergoing constant change to improve the guest experience and I hope to welcome you back in the future to experience this for yourself. Kind regards, Managing Director.
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Sudman S wrote a review 19 Feb
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Laura, Ekaterina and Oscar from the Level Concierge Service were absolutely amazing! They took exceptional care of our every need and went above and beyond to make our experience unforgettable! We cannot thank them enough for all of their support. We will be recommending them to everyone we know!!! Syndi, Bébé, Cindhya, and Orlando also took exceptional care of us during our stay. They were so kind and welcoming. They always greeted us with a smile and we looked forward to seeing them every day. Bébé helped with our proposal, I will be forever grateful! Thank you all for your wonderful service!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear sudmans Thank you for taking the time to share your review following your visit to Melia Internacional Varadero. We have an exceptional staff because we have the best guests. Your words are so kind and having shared them with my colleagues I can assure you that they have given the entire team a great boost. They all join me in thanking you for sharing your appreciation with us. Thanks you again for your comments as there is no better way for us to improve than based on our guests’ feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Managing Director.
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Rosanne M wrote a review 17 Feb
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Had a great vacation ate Amelia International Resort!! The beach is crazy crystal clear and the rooms are comfortable and clean! All restaurants were good but the Tex Mex was our favourite!! Yaima , Maria and Maria Carla were Amazing staff at the Tex Mex restaurant! The service was outstanding and they went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience and dinner!! Highly recommend a visit!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear rosanne We’re delighted you enjoyed your second stay with us and you had such a very nice relaxing holiday. I hope we can welcome you back on your next to Varadero. From our part we will do everything possible you have another delight vacation. Very kind regards, General Manager.
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Nicolas F wrote a review 17 Feb
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Nice Hotel, first trip in Cuba. Paid a bit much but it’s my lost. Food is okay, buffet is a bit redundant after a week. The beach is clean and beautiful. Cocktails are not what you would expect from US or Canada. It’s a 5 star OF CUBA, FAR FROM US 5 star.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear nicolas Thank you for posting your amazing five stars review for our hotel and for your high recommendation. It is a pleasure to read your nice comments. You can not even imagine how much such comments inspire us to work even better! Warm regards, General Manager.
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Willy wrote a review 16 Feb
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions1 helpful vote
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For a newer hotel there are some deficiencies. At times there's no water on some of the restaurants or common areas bathrooms. Some of the rooms are showing their age. Food was ok and abundant. Bottle water was limited. It could definitely use some new mattresses and pillows. Our sink was leaking and our room door was hard to open. The shower was great and no lack of pressure or hot water. One of the best places in the resort was the cigar bar! Excellent service and good selection of whiskeys but no Bourbon. Overall quality and service is good.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Wow, thank you for your amazing review! Our team and I are delighted you could enjoy your vacation as well as our hotel, our friendly team and all the services and facilities we offer to our guests. On behalf of the team, we thank you again and look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards, General Manager
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Omar A wrote a review 16 Feb
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Service was amazing! Food was amazing! Live music everyday, and shows! Beds are comfortable! No insects were seen! Beautiful beach connected with the resort. Rosa is the life of the party 🎉 I would definately come back to this resort again!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dear omara Thank you very much for trusting in Melia Internacional Varadero again to enjoy your holidays. I would like to tell you that always it is a pleasure for the staff to host you in our hotel. We appreciate your kind words about your experience in our hotel; opinions such as yours help us to carry on working every day with enthusiasm and illusion. We hope to see you again having another fantastic holiday with us. Warm regards, Managing Director.
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Ted H wrote a review 16 Feb
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This was our second stay at Melia International in the past year and our ninth trip to the Carribean. This resort far outshines in all areas, all other resorts we have stayed at, including a far bigger name and far more expensive one. This time we stayed in The Level, Adults Only. From the minute we walked into the main lobby, taken to the area where we were staying, and greeted by the Concierge, we were made to feel welcome. The service here is second to none. From housekeeping to bell boys, wait staff in restaurants, beach staff, grounds keepers, all greeted us when passing. One of us is somewhat limited with mobility and we were thrilled to see new ramps down to the sea, making a walker or wheelchair easier access to the beach. I wish that I could remember all the names of each and every staff and give them a special mention here! The food was excellent! Yes, they did not have some items for various reasons but this certainly did not detract from anything. The lounge area here was amazingly quiet inside and out as compared to the rest of the resort. Perfect! The best coffee on the resort was served here! Each staff behind the bar/coffee area was so very friendly. The entire resort was very clean. Thank you to our concierge and wait staff in the Level - Adults only restaurant for making my wife's birthday a wonderful dinner! While it is not cheap to stay here and while tipping is up to the individual guest, in Canada it would be difficult to find friendlier and more consistent high-quality service than at Melia International. You certainly do get what you pay for here. Thank you so much for making this trip truly memorable (again!!) I can not comment on liquor as we don't drink alcohol but as mentioned coffee was great! Many complaints are made about Cuban food. I love it! Simple and not highly seasoned. Here, the presentation was amazing. Everything you need is within walking distance. For two days we had the use of a wheelchair and had no difficulty manouvering anywhere. There seems to be someone appears out of nowhere to mop up water or spills. Caution pylons are used to warn of any areas of concern. Spacious. Our bed was very comfortable. View, even on just the second floor had a wonderful view. Housekeeping does a wonderful job. I will not add photos as I dont think we have any that are not already posted.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear tedh Greetings from Cuba! Thank you so much for sharing your nice feedback through Tripadvisor regarding your recent stay at Melia Internacional Varadero. We are delighted to know how enjoyable your stay was and we thank you for the compliments concerning our friendly and professional staff. We love to work with passion to deliver an outstanding service and we are proud to know that we have achieved your expectations. Looking forward to have another opportunity to host you back soon, Best regards, Managing Director.
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Charlotte T wrote a review 16 Feb
Salisbury, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
We were in the adults only section of the hotel. Our room was clean, modern & spacious, also a bit over done with neon lights, that were hard to turn off. The dining room was also lit with purple neon, not a nice environment to eat in, & whilst staff were mostly friendly, service was incredibly slow. Each person has their job & there’s absolutely no multi tasking or crossing over of roles. This means a bowl of cereal can take as long as bit of roast chicken to appear. The staff were also easily thrown if, in desperation to mix things up, we chose to order a salad with a main instead of as a starter. The food was tasteless & underwhelming. We found eating here a chore not a pleasure. We lasted 2 days before breaking out to eat in Varadero. We appreciate there’s supply issues, however the hotel had all the ingredients for some tasty meals, but has decided on a very basic, repetitive menu. Lastly, as I said, it’s a modern hotel with connection to the internet a must if you want to know the restaurants menus, activities & any information at all. This would be fine if the county had decent internet access, but it does not! Guests have to re log in every single time to use it, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. There needs to be hard copies of the menus & hotel info in the restaurants & rooms. We were oblivious to the various activities available until our last day when we noticed a screen listing them. No one had pointed this out to us! On the plus side the pool, grounds & beach are lovely, as were the staff that kept everything clean & orderly & the guests topped up with drink & bread snacks. Although some healthy options of nuts & olives or something other than white bread, would have been hugely appreciated. Also lovely & very talented musicians popped up in the lounge & restaurant, definitely a highlight for us.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear charlotte Thank you for taking time to write a review, and for having your holidays in our hotel. I do apologize if your experience wasn’t satisfactory. We take note about your comments, as it assists me in improving the service we provide and helps us to provide a better service day by day. I would like to apologies again and I sincerely hope that we will have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon. Managing Director.
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Yianni D wrote a review 14 Feb
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The staff are unbelievably accommodating and always go out of their way to help us out. Bebe and the entertainment staff are truly one of a kind!! Whatever requests we had she was ready and eager to help out. From the simple things like getting an extra umbrella to making reservations to the best local restaurants to eat at. We had an amazing dinner experience on the beach with our group and the little extras she made happen were so well received and appreciated. We’ve come back to this resort for this reason and will continue to do so!! Cheers to an amazing holiday
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear yianni Thank you for your kind words, it is a pleasure to know how much you enjoyed of your stay with us, specially our entertainment, everything multiply by our staff’s attentiveness. We are always looking forward to provide our guests memorable experiences and to make them feel welcome and at home. We are truly grateful. We look forward to welcome you back once more for another amazing getaway. Kind regards, General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Melia Internacional Varadero
Which popular attractions are close to Melia Internacional Varadero?
Nearby attractions include Mi Casa Beatles (1.2 km), Snack Bar Calle 62 (1.0 km), and Taller de Cerámica Artística (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Melia Internacional Varadero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Melia Internacional Varadero?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Melia Internacional Varadero?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Melia Internacional Varadero?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Melia Internacional Varadero?
Conveniently located restaurants include Varadero 60, Snack Bar Calle 62, and La Barbacoa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Melia Internacional Varadero?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Melia Internacional Varadero have airport transportation?
Yes, Melia Internacional Varadero offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Melia Internacional Varadero?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Melia Internacional Varadero offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Melia Internacional Varadero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Russian.