Melia Internacional

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

Shaking up the seaside scene in Varadero, the new Meliá Internacional has managed to find a spot on the resort’s ever-popular sweep of sand, giving you the promise of glorious beach days and hypnotic sea views. Its attractions aren’t all natural though – with more than ten dining and drinking venues, six spectacular pools (including a fun splash pool and children’s pool), the YHI Spa with its infinity pool and teen spa, and a boulevard lined with many of the hotel’s cafés, restaurants, and bars.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

On Varadero beach. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 2 hours 20 minutes.

Hotel information

Selection of rooms on suites 11 floors divided into two zones: East and West. All rooms have air-conditioning, balcony, satellite TV, coffee maker, mini-bar (replenished daily), safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Classic Rooms are located on floors 2-9 and have pool/garden views, with 1 king-size bed or double bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals, snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. For a seven-night stay, guests are entitled to one visit to three of the  following à la carte restaurants per week (Cuban, Tex Mex, Japanese, Italian and Mexican). All activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated.

Classic Sea View Rooms are located on floors 3-9 with 1 king-size bed or double bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suites Sea View are between floors 2-9 with 1 king-size bed or twin beds and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Selection of restaurants and bars on the 1st floor of the hotel.

Daytime and evening activities.

6 freshwater swimming pools. YHI Spa*. Fitness centre. Catamarans, pedalos and windsurf boards are available. Tennis courts. Varadero Golf Club nearby*. MINICLUB for kids' (4-8 years).

24-hour reception. WFi access. Beauty salon*.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best experience ever!!!

Apr 12, 2021 osmey83

Awesome stay at the resort! Grateful and pleased with management and overall services. Very safe according to COVID protocols.Special thanks to Licet. Great customer service. Also I’d like to mention to our housekeeping service specially Mailin for her great work and dedication. Regarding food and drinks department there’s was an excellent variety… Read more
Awesome stay at the resort! Grateful and pleased with management and overall services. Very safe according to COVID protocols.Special thanks to Licet. Great customer service. Also I’d like to mention to our housekeeping service specially Mailin for her great work and dedication. Regarding food and drinks department there’s was an excellent variety of choices overall staff were very kind and gentle. I’ll recommend this hotel to all my friends. Unforgettable stay I’ll love to repeat it soon! Read less
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Apr 9, 2021 michaelkM1185WE

Wondeful Beach Level hotel, clean and quiet rooms, great beach and pools, lots of sun beds, excellent food/drinks and very nice staff. Operation Manager Almudena is always present and also very helpful for all clients. It was a perfect stay. Thank you all
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Apr 7, 2021 Reydelamor Ajax, Canada

Beautiful property. Property is management does not enforce its quality policies. Room wreaked of smoke. Apparently there is no differnce between smoking and mon smoking rooms. Hello.... Wake up MELIA CUBA. People smoke in the pool area, smoke in the hallways, smoke in the rooms. Imagine how this can be a COVID19 breeding ground. Otherwise… Read more
Beautiful property. Property is management does not enforce its quality policies. Room wreaked of smoke. Apparently there is no differnce between smoking and mon smoking rooms. Hello.... Wake up MELIA CUBA. People smoke in the pool area, smoke in the hallways, smoke in the rooms. Imagine how this can be a COVID19 breeding ground. Otherwise food was decent, stay way great. Just the smell of smoke is everywhere. Disgusting. Read less
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Apr 2, 2021 1005nikola

Words can almost express what a beautiful time we spent here. To start with a one of the most beautiful beaches on world, 22 km long Varadero beach. Staff is brilliant and they make you feel like you're at home. Even in these troubled times, they all work extremely hard to maintain the highest level of service and enable you enjoy true paradise… Read more
Words can almost express what a beautiful time we spent here. To start with a one of the most beautiful beaches on world, 22 km long Varadero beach. Staff is brilliant and they make you feel like you're at home. Even in these troubled times, they all work extremely hard to maintain the highest level of service and enable you enjoy true paradise vacation. You'll enjoy variety of first class food and drinks as much as warm welcome on the reception. I must especially mention all staff in restaurants and bars that goes the extra mile to get to know you and they have all exceeded our expectations. Direct sea view from our room 9607 was like heaven. Large, very modern and luminous room with double shower and additional bath made this stay even more unique (special thanks to our maid Idami). Level service makes each night has its own theme, so even you're in Cuba, you'll travel from Spain to Mexico and from Italy to Japan. Whether it was music, dance or fashion show (I won't go into details to let you enjoy it without spoilers) you will definitely escape really of living in Covid19 time. Regarding the last, all necessary measures are taken, so if there is a place in the world that you are Covid19 safe, it's here. I must have forgotten to mention that this is almost brand new hotel (few years old). Gym and SPA are very good and if you are not beach person, there are three pools and kids area with additional pool. You'll have free WiFi access 24/7 which is a rarity for Cuba. All of this wouldn't be possible without Mrs. Almudena and Mrs. Lisset whom both were extremely kind and helpful therefor made our stay exceptional. Both of them very professional, approachable and friendly and after almost two weeks we felt like we've been friends for years. Due to all mentiond above we have chosen to prolong our vacation in Melia Internacional Varadero, and after initial 7 days, we stayed 6 days more. Once again, a BIG THANK YOU to all the staff and see you again soon. Read less
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Mar 16, 2021 divinocn69 Milan, Italy

This gorgeous hotel is the picture perfect of Varadero beach! It’s one of those hotel that you drive up to and say “Wow! I’m so happy that I get to stay here!”. Our room 9408 (junior suite) was with a direct view of the sea. The room was large by European standards, nice and comfortable; we got a fantastic double shower, a good sized bathroom. The… Read more
This gorgeous hotel is the picture perfect of Varadero beach! It’s one of those hotel that you drive up to and say “Wow! I’m so happy that I get to stay here!”. Our room 9408 (junior suite) was with a direct view of the sea. The room was large by European standards, nice and comfortable; we got a fantastic double shower, a good sized bathroom. The beach fantastic and the sea so fabulous! The SPA was nice and comfortable.The food and the service was good standard, the level service was great and meticulous, Miss Lisset was very professional and always available to help us! A special mention goes to Miss Almudena! Her courtesy and simplicity made us feel at our home! This is a wonderful place to stay and forget all your troubles. Many thanks! Read less