Before I start this review; I want to mention that I have traveled a lot to different places in the caribe, Mexico, Central and South America and Europe. During these trips I stayed in hotels only 4 and 5 stars.
I will begin saying that the Melia Hotel in Varadero is not a star hotels as they sell it and it is probably 4 or better 3 stars... really missing a lot of features to be a good one! the service is very bad and if you expect a lot of activities, you will not find many. However If you are older than 60 you may be in the right place because 95% of the hotel was at that age during my visit.
The hotel is a very old, more that 25 years old, the rooms are very simple with a bunch of old stuff including bed and fixtures. The old and dark bathroom smells humid and the water comes through the pipe with very low pressure.
The cleaning of the room is not the best and specifically the bathroom is not cleaned as you would expect!
The restaurants offer almost the same type of food everyday and there is a lot of recycling of food used one day for the next and some times the lunch trays are strategically located at the dinner too. There is a very poor service.
You will be surprised when you see that the exchange rate of the Cuban peso y higher than the US dollar that is ridiculous and you cannot use credit cards only Cuban money...
The waitresses will not serve you unless you have a dollar on your hand and if you once do not give them a tip you may be lucky to have a normal service they cross by you and wont even look!
I will never come back to a Melia hotel!
- Also Known As:
- Melia Varadero Hotel
- Melia Varadero Hotel Varadero
- Varadero Melia
- Melia Varadero Cuba