Meliá Varadero reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

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

7779 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Great resort. Exceptional staff!

T6448MSmattw on Feb 04, 2023

We had a lovely stay at Melia Varadero. The resort, pool, beach, and staff were wonderful. Our only complaints are that the bathroom in our room was a bit tired, and the selection at the buffet was not what it has been in the past. With that said, Cuba is suffering major food shortages and Melia Varadero did a wonderful job of disguising that. If we hadn’t been to Melia Las Americas so many times in the past we likely wouldn’t have noticed that there weren’t as many choices for food. While everything at Melia Varadero is pretty excellent, the staff are what make it stand out over other similar quality resorts. Everyone was great, but we took a particular fondness to Osmany, Gustavo, Lisandra, Wendy, and Roberto at the buffet. As well as Papito and Tony at the pool bars. Plenty of chairs at the pool and beach. Decent drink options at the bars. Great cigars at the LCDH next door. Very accommodating staff. We’ll be back.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Big hotel beside the beautiful blue sea.

smcl2198 (France) on Feb 03, 2023

Classic big hotel. Room was comfortable and with all amenities and nice sea view. Restaurant food variety was limited, including in the a la carte restaurant, that had to be booked the morning of the visit. Outside area was very good and there is direct access to the beach.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Amazing Ocean View and Staff

Nelson_yyc on Jan 31, 2023

I want to take this opportunity to thank Melia Varadero for having us during our stay in Cuba. The beach was lush and beautiful and the staff was heartwarming and kind. Honestly, that's the reason I'm here; to highlight some of the great team at Melia. Starting with Aldo!!!!! He is awesome, and kind and conversates with you despite some language barriers. Aldo made my trip at least 10 times better; from playing ping pong together to teach us (6 of us) some Spanish and even salsa. Other honourable mentions from the entertainment guys (Samuel, Pedro, Palma, Yadir) all showed my group and many others a good time!!! They had us dancing and having a blast at the resort club all night!! Even to the extent of downloading some music that was requested, that wasn't available on the DJ Laptop! You Guys were the MVP for real. From the food and bar department, I am not going to forget our Cuban Mom "Isis", she was the Spanish mom we never had! she was so kind and educative while exposing us to Cuban culture. Other mentions in this group are Oslavdo, Roque, Julieta and Robier. These guys were inventing awesome cocktails for us all week while engaging in meaningful conversations at odd times like 2 am and stuff. They were awesome for sure Lastly, Barbara from customer service was also helpful after I had an injury from the beach. I miss these guys and the impact they had on me, especially in terms of culture, perspectives, and overall fun! I will be back to visit my amigos for sure! Aldo, Palma, Pedro, Samuel, Isis, Roque, Oslavdo you guys will never be forgotten, thanks for showing me a great time. Cheer, Nelson.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Great hotel! Winter is windy at times

Talkayy05 (Montreal, Canada) on Jan 31, 2023

I stayed at the resort for about 5 days and I enjoyed it! First time I travel to down south. First 2 days it was rainy and very windy, then it got better and got to enjoy the beach. Loved the entertainments also!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Buffet Lianys amazing customer service

Coastal643467 on Jan 30, 2023

This resort is amazing and the staff just makes it so much better. Sherri’s is smiling and has such a great personality. I look forward to coming to dinner to get service here. I will definitely come back to this resort.

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