Melia Península Varadero
Travel Blogs from Varadero
... Herradura which is right on the beach and costs less. Keep in mind I didn’t look inside, purely basing on location.
Local buses – get some local currency and catch the local bus for 5 pesos… Great way to feel
the local culture and not be ripped by expensive taxis. You can get local currency by asking for it as change from any vendor. Especially easy if you ...
All inclusive hotel by the beach. Lots of Canadian are staying here and two Swedes of course. I'm not really into these kind of resorts but the rooms was huge and nice and after spending 3 nights here, everyone knew who stayed in the room nr 666.
I went scuba diving while lobster went for a scooter tour around the peninsula. This is ...
... beautiful views of the marina. It has at least two a la carte restaurants which we enjoyed. Both have great decor and also very tasty food. My experience in general at a la carte restaurants is that you get excited expecting it to be a notch above regular buffet dining but I personally am always disappointed. Not this time. Both restaurants were very good. The decor in the Latin resto was excellent; it was ...
... the pool. The pool water was decidedly chilly. But hey. This was the really not a biggie. Once you got used to it it wasn't too bad. Number one fact; I didn't have to work for one minute of that week in Varadero and no one expected me to clean, cook, e-mail, telephone or respond to even the most vague of inquiries. Also, no laundry. Plus factor for ...
... the sea move and swirl and change from color to color is better entertainment than nearly anything I can think of. This beach is why this place- Varadero- is so special.
It’s easy to navigate around here – this peninsula is about 4 blocks wide (Avenida 1 – 4) and 70 blocks long (Calle 1 – 70). At around Calle 56 or so, things begin to change – the older run down hotels stop and a series of expensive, ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Península Varadero
We stayed at the Tryp Peninsula on the advice of our travel agent and couldn't have asked for a better place to be. We were there January 5-12, and it was a bit cool in the evenings, but what a fantastic resort! Everything was great - the beach, the beautiful pool, the lobby bar where we hung out on the one day it rained. The staff was excellent too - when we wanted to change rooms, it took less than an hour to get a better room! I would recommend anyone to go to this resort. We hope to make it back again someday soon. Don't forget to check out the nightly entertainment and the trip to Havana. Our tour guide on the Havana excursion was fantastic (word of advice - take your own T.P. on the trip. Bathrooms in Havana don't have any!)
Just returned from TRYP Peninsula Veradero and have read other reviews of the resort. Actually, it was other reviews which prompted us to go there in the first place so perhaps one should not place too much stock in them.
Go To This Hotel!
My 2 sisters and I (ages 22, 24, 27) stayed at this hotel Jan 1 - 7 2002...we had never been on an all-inclusive vacation...what a great first experience!!! The staff are hilarious, fun and friendly...we went out with them at night numerous times...the food was awesome, but I am not a picky eater...my sisters were getting bored of it towards the end. The snack bars are terrific and service is prompt. The beach was great, the pool was great and the activities were fun...it's all about your attitude...not as many young single people as we would have liked, but we met enough friends....all in all, an awesome time at a first class place...Oh, don't go over New Year's, if I have one complaint, it wasn't hot enough.
JANUARY 9 2003 " I SAY A HEY, A HA , A HA......."
I went to the TRYP last year with a group of about 30 college coeds. We had a great time.
The beach was great, the resort was fantastic.
The night life at the resort left a little to be desired, but the staff was more than willing to take us out on the town when they had nights off.
I don't think anyone that went with us had a bad time. I'll defenetly be back.
My husband and I stayed at the Tryp Peninsula in September 2002 for two blissful weeks.
we, my wife, two sons and myself (from Belgium) had something we will never forget : on the date of 15/07/2001 we had the honnour to officialy open the above hotel (in fact our son of 5 years cut the ribbon and thereby declared the hotel open). It was amazing : our family, together with 6 other people were all alone in the resort. We could choose our rooms, everything was brandnew. The staff was so glad to see tourists at last.
We just got back from the Tryp a few weeks ago. The beach is beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! The resort was spectacular! The rooms were clean…and comfortable. . The pool is nice with a good Snack bar. We had no problems with water..bottled water was provided. The staff and service was satisfactory but if you tip the service is excellent. Breakfast was always good….. dinner and lunch was o.k. if you’re not a picky eater. It’s the wrong place if you are single and looking for night life. It’s a good place for family and couples to relax very romantic in the evenings. Make sure you bring Tylenol’s, Peptobis-mol etc. Our last day there ..I had stomach problems and needed Peptobis-mol or anything with bismuth subsalicylate. The gift shop was useless. There was a doctor at the resort, but she could barely speak English. She had no medication, she wrote a $ 85.00 prescription for drug I never heard off. We rented a scooter, went to the pharmacy and explained the situation. She was able to find us tablets similar to Peptobis-mol for $35 no selection. Other from that, it was a good vacation and it was worth staying at the Tryp. The day we were leaving our maid wrote us a letter wishing us luck and left flowers in the room. I would definitely go back again.
We visited the TRYP Peninsula from April 19-26, 2002. An amazing vacation. Beautiful, clean accomodations, amazing staff, great pools and a pretty nice beach.
TRYP Penninsula Resort
Tryp Penninsula....January 2002...one of the coldest Januarys Cuba has ever been in.
A beautyful Resort...cannot say anything will be disappointing. The best place to stay if you really want Rest and Relaxation. There is a man who works on the beach at Resort who really loves Canadian Flags. (Take him one as I'm not sure that he got ours as we left it with some people from Alberta instead of the travel agent from Ontario.)
The trip to Havana is a must for sure!
The rooms are better than excellent! The pool excellent (but cold in January 2002). The entertainment crew are either overworked and tired or a tad bit stuckup or shy...not sure but the serving crew in Buffet are friendly.