Meliá Marina Varadero

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 4570 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Worst Vacation of my Life

    Reviewed by 87bartd() on Dec 14, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			2
			 out of 5

    Let me start of by saying I have been to Melia Marina Varadero when it FIRST OPENED and we went back Dec 6 2019. This resort is not 4+ or 5 STARS like advertised. IT use to be when it first opened. We arrived at 1130pm to the resort and they send me to 3 rooms which were not ready, no bed sheets, no pillows, no towels, NOTHING. Finally i got really upset and told the lady i want to switch resorts so she upgraded us to a Level Room with a huge terrace. The TV in the room didnt work but they repaced it with a new one next day. 1. The Food is TERRIBLE, thank god we brought canned tuna, chicken soups, oatmeal, bannans and chocolate bars 2. The service in the snack bar is TERRIBLE, people waited 45 min for Fries and fish fingers. UNACCEPTABLE !!! 3. The Buffet is al recycled food from morning to lunch to dinner, and its SAME EVERY DAY 7. The food in the Alacarte is basically buffet food served by them. Nothing special 8. The Sunwing Reps are Useless, all they do is shake their head and say impossible. She didn't believe me that 3 rooms were not ready when we arrived until i showed her PICTURES. then she finally apologized. But did nothing about it. 10. Too many RUSSIANS at this resort, they are loud, rude and DRUNK ALL day , don't go here if you have kids 11. Lots of the loungers at the beach are broken and cracked. 12. The bar at the Beach is never opened on time. 14. Beach is very far from the resort, there are gold carts driving people but not all the time

    best vacations ever!!

    Reviewed by AH2098() on Dec 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    my family and I enjoyed this hotel soo much, its genuinely beautiful, the view is spectacular, the people that work there are so professional and caring, they would go out of their way to help us. thats without mentioning how neat and clean was every corner of that hotel. we are truly impressed!

    Resort to consider

    Reviewed by darrwill(Thunder Bay, Canada) on Dec 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    We are here for one week If you are considering this resort, I would recommend that you book the Level option Considering the the buffet sucks, you will be happy that you booked the Level option The level has it’s own restaurant and the food is pretty good but the service is lacking The a la cart restaurants are pretty good also They offer wifi but can not access the signal everywhere The rooms are ok It is a little walk to the beach but have cart service to the beach The resort has gone to the hard plastic lounge chairs with no cushion Not great if you have back problems You have two great views from this resort and marina also

    Good hotel

    Reviewed by 729shimah() on Dec 07, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We stayed there from November 30th-Dec4th 2019. Entertainment at night were absolutely amazing! Daily activities were ok in the pool, better at the beach. from the hotel to the beach, you will have to walk for 4 minutes, which is nothing. You can't find any of the fruits that you see in Mexico because we are talking about Cuba. you can always find something to eat. they have fish and meat grill, but need to add some spices. staffs are doing their 100% to give you an amazing time there. The rooms are huge and very very clean. Make sure you don't book the Studio because it's not part of the main hotel, you will have to walk for 5 minutes from the main hotel to the studio apartments. we were there during the low season and their fish resto at the beach was closed. during our stay we were able to book 3 different a la carte restos. The food in all the restaurants were good. Maybe they have more a la carte restaurants but only those 3 were available during our stay. the only reason why I gave a 4 star is because I didn't see any shower next to the pool and the one next to the beach was sandy and not clean. they have a huge terrace facing the marina, which you will love. I would recommend this hotel to a friend.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Decent

    Reviewed by willd915(Oakville, Canada) on Dec 05, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			3
			 out of 5

    First review after 20+ Caribbean vacations Pros: staff are excellent, rooms and grounds are clean, beach is beautiful. Beer is cold Cons: beach is across the street, quite a walk if golf cart isn’t around. absolutely no fruit or citrus at any bar to make a tropical drink, all drinks made with syrup. Pool and hot tub cold. Food: you’ll need to search for a few decent dishes. Fish and meat grill are very good, you just need to ask them to really cook it as 1/2 of our fish/meat were very undercooked. Decent vacation because it was cheap