We stayed at this resort from Mar 29-Apr 5, we flew Sunwing and have nothing but good things to say about them! We paid for the upgraded superior package and feel it was probably worth it. Our room was on the 5th floor with a superior ocean view, the room was upgraded and clean. We got in at 4am and we got a room immediately. Marlin the day maid was fantastic, as was Betsy who did our turn down service. The ladies in the concierge lounge made things happen. Generally we got our water and mini bar stocked daily but by the end they were getting lax, either concierge or the front desk fixed the problem quickly. Since we got in early the room wasn't ready for us, but by 10am that morning the bar was stocked, the welcome drinks were in the room, and the beach towels awaited us.
Sure some of the hotel was dated, but overall it was pretty beautiful, clean, and the people were pretty friendly. Not as chatty as I would have assumed from other reviews. Drinks were plentiful, with almost too much alcohol in them!!!
The grounds were fantastic, the pool nice and clean, the beach FANTASTIC!! Always room, people willing to help with loungers, etc.. The beach bar/grill was a nice touch.
The food was ok. There was enough selection to always find something, but it was always cold. The al la cartes I could take or leave, we only really enjoyed the Italian one - maybe because it was actually hot! but no one was sick, and there was a variety so no complaints!
It's an adults only resort, but I didn't realize it would be such an older crowd, with us being younger than 40 it felt a little too quiet, which also has it's pros. If you are looking for nightlife take a quick bus or cab ride into Varadero, very safe and fun!
If you want a clean hotel, with safe food, and a beautiful beach, this is the resort for you!
It's hard to say if it was worth the $1700 CDN per person, but to get a clean room, decent food, and a great first time to Cuba then I am ok with it.
We took the Jeep Safari, Catamaran tour, and the Havana trip with Tropicana show - all worth the money.
Only complaint about Cuba? The bathrooms OFF the resort. Not only do you have to pay to use the washroom, you pay for toilet paper and more often than not, there is NO toilet seat. Bring your own tissue, wet wipes and hand sanitizer.
Overall a PERFECT experience... and to top if off, I got engaged. Couldn't have asked for a better week. Thank you Melia Las Antillas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All Inclusive Four-Star Plus beach resort covering an area of 6 000 m², with rooms distributed in a modern fivestory building and thee-story bungalows.The hotel is situated beachfront, 35 km from the Varadero airport; 40 km form the city of Matanzas and the Tropicana Matanzas Cabaret; 14 km from the town center; 4.5 Km from the Plaza America Convention Center; 5 km from the Varadero Golf Club and only 100 metros from the Dolphinarium.Located in Varadero facing a fabulous strip of beach• Comfortable and cool ambience• Conceived only for adults and youths over 16 years of age.• Central building and bungalows surrounded by green areas and gardens with artificial lakes, pergolas and small wooden bridges.• Main lobby with natural hanging gardens offering a beautiful view of the second lobby on the ground floor and of the manicured hotel gardens.• Junior Suites with balconies offering views of the swimming pool and the surrounding hotel gardens.• Large swimming pool with Jacuzzi, cascades, wading area and platforms with palapas for relaxing or administering massages.• Recreation area and outdoor amphitheater, ideal for a varied cultural activities• Terraces -gardens, with promenades, pergolas, palapas, lakes and parking area for greater enjoyment of outdoor activities.• Varied culinary offers with a la carte and buffet restaurants, bars and fun pub.• VIP Area, offering exclusive services and attentions to clients accommodated in Junior Suites Superior and Suites ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Las Antillas Hotel Varadero
- Melia Hotel Varadero
- Melia Hotel Las Antillas
- Beaches Varadero Cuba