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Melia Habana
Ranked #2 of 80 Hotels in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 June 2009

Meliá Habana - Hotel in Havana

We only stayed in this Hotel overnight on a two day trip to Havana.

The Meliá Habana hotel is modern and located in the heart of Miramar, the new business centre of Havana. Right next to Fifth Avenue, 10 minutes from the historic city centre, 15 minutes from the José Martí International Airport and 5 minutes from the Congress and Convention Center.
Rooms are air- conditioned and comfortable with balconies or terrace. Facilities include tv with satellite facilities, a safe deposit box, a mini bar (in some rooms the mini bar was locked, we were told to be careful if using this service and to check our bill upon departure.) The bathroom was large with bath/overhead shower. (No plug for bath) vanity unit, loo and bidet. There were some complementary toiletries.
We walked around the Hotel which had a very attractive and pleasant Reception area
We ate in the Buffet Restaurant which offered a good choice of food. There are a number of restaurants in this hotel.
The Swimming Pool area was very attractive. There is a gym with sauna and massage facilities. Also the hotel offers a wide range of sports facilities: Tennis, Squash, Golf, Horseback riding, Hunting and Bowling
The Hotel offered a free shuttle service into the old town of Havana. This hotel offered good facilities for our one night stay. We weren’t able to maximise the facilities owing to lack of time.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 June 2009

We stayed here for 2 nights in May in a Cuba Multicentre holiday.

The hotel was very impressive not just for cuba but for anywhere, the check in took 2 minutes and concierge took our bags to our room.

7th floor Executive Rooms and boy are they! Big TV, desk and lighting and fixtures, nice balcony, HUGE bathroom! and lots of amenities.

Service was better than expected as like you I reguarly look at TripAdvisor and we didn't have any trouble getting served, changing money, arranging tours (Raymondo on concierge speaks perfect english, top man).

Plenty of restaurants in the hotel and a free bus into town providing you book ahead.

Downsides:

Not that many but first of all is prices, not the cheapest to eat or drink and the mini bar is very high but there is a supermarket across the road.

Front desk cant handle more than about 3 people without falling to pieces so be patient.

Location, for us not a problem as we did a vintage car tour and we wanted peace and quiet after a busy day in the centre, but if you wanna walk then this isn't the place for you but bare in mind this is the best hotel in Cuba! if it was in the centre of old havana it would be 6 times the price!

Fantastic hotel and staff and will definately stay here again if we return.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2009

Very good 5 star hotel. Ask for sea view room. Very good view and big rooms. Also you may ask for free espresso during your breakfast. The breakfast is good. Never met before free banana, papaya and guayava shake. Also free melon juice.
Best swimming pool in the city. A little busy during the weekends but very quiet other days. Friendly staff but don't expect "US always with smile face". They are getting $10-20 salary per month.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2009

We stayed here for a couple of nights as an extension to our holiday in Varadero. The hotel is an enormous concrete block near the beach about 15 minutes outside Old Havana. Everything about it is enormous. Huge swimming pool, restaurant, lobby, bedrooms and bathrooms. It has no character at all. That said, the rooms are perfectly acceptable. They are big, airy and clean but most of the fixtures and fittings are worn and dated, especially the bathrooms.

The buffet restaurant is ok and the food is eatable. The service was almost non existant and we waited ages for drinks and coffees.

But we did not come to Havana to stay in the hotel so it did not matter. This is one of the best hotels in Havana, supposedly 5 star, so god knows what the others are like!

Havana itself is really interesting and I loved it.

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 April 2009

I tayed at this hotel in Feburary, 2009. The weather was cold, the rooms had no heat. If you exchanged dolars for cus, the cuban peso is called and the only form of reconized exchange, you got 80 cus for every 100 dolars. It goes down from there ! WE were charged for five nights when we only stayed four, checking and out on time,being a Mexican citizen I used my Mexican debit card, it , it was almosucked dry at the rate of 17 to one, I took this up with the manager, and then central Melia in europe, no luck.It seems that they are really out to screw anyone. I have been to Cuba twice before and it was nothing like the last time, the country has gone from honest dignified people to a bunch of ripoffs.
The food ws very poor, the security was looking for bribes more than crooks. You are charged exoribidant prices for food and extremely slow internet connection and everything else for that matter.
I will never stay at a Melia hotel again and I hope this warns others not to get taken advantage of.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2009

Stayed at the Habana with my wife ,son and his girlfriend,great hotel with great food,so much better than where we were staying on the Cayos which was the Cojimar.We were on an overnight excursion and every one on the trip really enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 March 2009

Liked the amenities, pool, small gym, and visited a couple of the bars.
Our room had a long balcony, as it was a corner unit - this made the room a little larger too. Buffet breakfast was good.
Across the road there is a very reasonable coffee shop that serves large portions at very reasonable prices - "Amelia's".
Miramar is further from the old town than I thought it would be. A $10 taxi ride or free shuttle, if booked ahead. Tropicana was not far.
Stayed two nights.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Melia Habana

Address: Ave 3era, e/ 76 y 80 | Miramar Playa, Havana 11300, Cuba
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Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Ciudad de la Habana Province > Havana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Havana
#2 Luxury Hotel in Havana
#2 Family Hotel in Havana
#3 Business Hotel in Havana
Price Range: £183 - £386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Habana 4*
Number of rooms: 397
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Miramar, overlooking the sea, 20 minutes from airport, 5 minutes from Havana Convention Center. 397 rooms, 4 suites, 12 Junior Suites, 98 Royal Service, sea view with balcony, Full bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Safe, Minibar, 220 volts. Restaurants: Italian, Oriental Fusion, Grill, cafeteria and Buffets, 5 bars, Swimming pools with children's area, Babysitting service. Sauna, GYM, Massage, WI-FI Internet in all the hotel, Meeting facilities. Live Music. Free shuttle to old Havana. ... more   less 
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