My boyfriend and I visited Melia Las Antillas, Varadero from May 11th to May 18th 2014. We arrived later Sunday night and were greeted with friendly faces as per usual. We have been to Cuba before so we knew what to expect at the airport and when checking into the hotel. Upon arrival we were very impressed with the look of the hotel. It was very cute, a bit on the older side, but very well taken care of. We thought the building and the grounds were absolutely beautiful! It didn't take us long to figure out where everything was at the hotel, and everything was well laid out. Our room was just a regular junior suite and it was exactly like what the picture showed so there were no surprises. It was a nice room and perfect for a couple....our only problem was that after 3 days it started to smell like mildew and everything was very moist. Mind you, we also went at a time of the year when it is rainy and quite humid so we knew to expect that. I didn't hear of any other rooms that smelt like mildew, and I'm sure we could have asked to change but the smell came and went and we weren't in the room much. The food was great! There was quite a bit of a selection and we definitely never went hungry! The A La Carte's were phenomenal! The lobster was to die for and the shrimp cocktail was amazing! It was quite a bit of a walk to get from the main building to the beach...but it's worth it everyday! You get a little exercise while walking to the beach which is always good! The beach was stunning! Beautiful white sand and a wonderful view. We were always up early to get a place to sit in the shade. We are a younger couple and we found that there was a lot of older couples at the resort. It is an adult only resort (which we loved) but there weren't a lot of people for us to meet and hangout with. There were a lot of excursions to go on and we picked the catamaran. It was fun, not sure it was worth the $100 but it was something different and fun to do for a day. We also went into the town of Varadero to look around and do a little bit of shopping which was definitely fun and a must if you go to Varadero. The pool was also very nice. We went to the pool a couple of times when it was windy and cold by the beach. The pool area is crowded so if you want seats you have to go pretty early in the morning and put your towels down. There was also not a ton of English speaking travellers. We felt like we were the minority which can sometimes be hard. The entertainment at night was very good and lots of fun. The band that played on the patio near the lobby bar was really awesome! The hotel is in a good location as it is not far from the airport and a very short distance from the town of Varadero. Overall it was a wonderful trip and I do recommend it for couples!
- 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