Meliá Internacional Varadero reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 5.0
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

3720 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Me serina

Serina A on Dec 06, 2022

Thanks to all the staff for the wonderful time in this beautiful hotel,I really love all the entertainment team I have a good time with them and with Bebe at the yoga time for sure I will back soon for more fun time ??????

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Just ok for the money spent

Chris G on Dec 05, 2022

Love Cuba, but not the best experience and the most money spent. Will keep this short and sweet. Food is limited in Cuba right now. Buffet had the same foods day after day. I'm ok with that. Cuba restaurant wasn't great. Tex Mex wasn't great. Actually watched a couple take a few bites and walk out. Have never seen that before. Italian was great. Japanese was great. Room smelled musty and lights kept turning on and off throughout the night on their own... Had the electrician in twice to fix it. He reset the panel and said he didn't speak good English. About twenty minutes later the lights turned on again at about 2:00 AM... Melia finally changed our room. Sandals and wife's hat stolen at the pool. My fault, I should have hid them or watched them closer. Never experienced this anywhere else. Beach 5 star as always! Food 3 star Service 5 star (great people as always)! Location 5 star (close to downtown) I would give the overall rating a 3.5 but that is not available, so will offer a 3. Seating outside was hard plastic chairs and tables. Not comfortable over a period of time. Lounge seating was limited. In conclusion, I've spent a lot less money (nearly half) and had the same hospitality, comfort and better food. Same amazing white sand beach and crystal clear waters, what Cuba is all about. Again, not blaming Melia International for food shortages, but you might as well spend less and get the same elsewhere. Overall, overpriced trip.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Muchos gracias

Naomi Y on Dec 05, 2022

Muchos gracias Oscar and the entire bar team. We had wonderful time at the beach. You and your team made our vacation. You and your team will make many visitors of your wonderful country memorable as it had ours. Gracias

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Satisfying stay at Melia Internacional

cereberus99 (Montreal, Canada) on Dec 05, 2022

If you've been to an all inclusive resort in Varadero before, the Melia Internacional will not disappoint. Their section of beach is better maintained than its neighboring resorts (not to say the rest of the beach is bad, just that Internacional's section is nicer). Despite some complaining about shortages in Cuba, my friends and I experienced very little in terms of missing out. One night we felt like having Amaretto Sours and they had no Amaretto left. The next night, they had it and were able to fulfill our wishes. One day, they ran out of milk but it was back by the next day. These aren't things that will turn me off from going to Cuba nor should it from anyone else. This is a pretty big resort so if you want the bar staff to remember you, I'd suggest sticking to the same bar. We stuck mainly to the Red lounge and were verrrry well treated by the staff there. They were very nice and they deserve praise for their level of service. The food at the buffets were on par to above expectations for my experience in Varadero so no complaints there. My only non-positive comment is that I found the resort to be sterile. It lacked warmth to me. I was not drawn to the pool. It felt too massive. The decor of the lobby and lounges were nice but the white plastic seating outside on the terraces weren't that comfortable (lit tables were a nice touch, however). I also wish there had been a grounds map and more information about where everything is. There is a map on the grounds but to have something (like a brochure or just a folded map) to go over in the room would've been nice. The comment about the resort feeling sterile has nothing to do with the staff, only the visual aspect of the grounds. I miss the patch of greenery that separates most resorts from the beach. All of this is clearly visible from the pictures so it's not like we were surprised, it's just my impression of the resort. It wouldn't stop me from coming back. All in all, beautiful hotel, amazing beach, great location and more than acceptable resort food.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Exceptional resort with extra ordinary services

X2047ASjackp on Dec 04, 2022

We arrived yesterday from our vacation. We were a group of 3 couples and we have all enjoyed our stay at the Melia Internacional. Before leaving for our trip, we were really not sure what to expect after reading a few reviews. We travel a lot and we can say that this resort really exceed our expectations. We were staying at the level family and we would strongly recommend this resort. Our concierge Fonseca went above and beyond to assure that we were always taking care of. The hotel is really modern and so beautiful. The rooms are clean and spacious. The services we have received from the level was remarquable. At the level beach bar, Andres, Tamil and Livan were always ready to help us. Even at the level bar on the upper deck, the staff there were really nice. They were making us a lot of "so good" drinks. I can't imagine I forgot her name but there was a lady there that we all fell involve with. Even at the Criollo restaurant, we were served as we were special. A special thanks to Laidy, Antonio, Erika, Dariana, Nathalie, and I am sure I am missing a few. The entertainers at the pool were really energetic and pleasant. A special thank to Bebe. We went for a massage at the spa and "WOW" what a good massage it was with that beautiful atmosphere there. We will return for sure because of a few workers that need another attention from us. We can't say strong enough words for the exceptional service given from Fonseca (concierge at level family). He is a devoted worker for this beautiful resort. Even Andy (concierge at the Level 18 plus) and Doremis gave us a remarquable service during our stay. All the 6 of us feel that Fonseca, Andy and Doremis, Andres(bartender at treated us as if we were there own family.

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