Melia Las Americas
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... of Eastern Europeans from Varadero arrived a little while after we did which was fun to watch. All clad in life-vests they went in with a guide and even though they didn’t look like they could swim 25m between them, all but one of them gave snorkelling a go and they loved it coming back to the shore like kids at Christmas. In fact we were the only ones in the water without the vests (divers/guides excluding) – so all those years of swimming lessons for the ...
... Tonight, we went to Casa de la Musica, a famous nightclub/live music. For some reason (maybe because it was Thur?) the streets were dead and the nightclub wasn't too packed. But the cover was cheaper and we got to see a live performance of a Salsa band (I really need to take lessons lol). And since we were tired, didn't stay for too long. Tomorrow, checking out the revolutionary sights in Vedado and our last full day in Cuba! ...
... of minutes, I closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and headed back to the bus. I had said my final goodbye to Cuba, but I was not yet ready to say goodbye to my Brazilian friends.
Although this time I did not cry, my heart sunk when Carlos got on the microphone minutes before we were at the airport to say his last words. After saying farewell to our Brazilian family, we got back on the bus for one last time. ...
... us because we could just pop round to each other when we need the after sun! The pool was right by our houses and the private beach was literally a minute walk behind us – it was definitely a place to relax and unwind after the miles of walking we did in Havana!
High lights of the trip:
- Finding a salsa bar where Cubans went to dance! We had been asking all holiday ...
... bones had been saved and look-alikes were left to give an impression of what they found. I couldn't take my eyes off the old cars that were still in use. Since the American embargo prevented newer cars from entering the country in the late 50s, the Cubans had no alternative but to repair the old cars and keep them running, Having driven and repaired several old cars myself, I was in ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Melia Las Americas Varadero
Very nice hotel, very quiet. Rooms were great as we were staying in the "bungalows" next to the hotels, big suites, not very well sound insonorized, we could hear the neighboors talking, and when they were taking a shower, it is as if we were in the shower with them.
We are 74 years old, have travelled extensively, and are very picky. We found the Las Americas fulfilled our expectations for our 2 week holiday March 1st. - March 15 th. / 04. The staff were extremely accomodating and friendly. They fulfilled every request with a smile.
One of the best in varadero
Our one week stay at the Melia in Feb 04 was very pleasant. For starter, we had originally booked to stay at the Sol Sirenas Coral which i had stayed before and had a great time, but somewhere along the line, there were overbookings and we got upgraded to the Melia plus 100 american each in return. The bungalows are huge, food was the best in Cuba and i have been there 9 times now. The beer is served in bottles and cans by the beach, no draft!! Staff as usual in Cuba is pleasant and the safety in Varadero is fantastic. Only downside to this hotel is the pool area. Maybe the one of the worst that i have seen in Cuba. So the beach was the perfect setting.
i had e wonderful time in this hotel the food was exelent the beach is nice and the golf course wow i play evreday go ther you wont regret
Just got back from Varadero for the third time. First time to Sol Club Las Sarenas (don't go), second time to Sandals Royal Hicacos (awesome!) third time Milia Las Americas. Each expereince was very different.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel, everything was excellent. Forget all of the other comments about just okay service. Every staff member was both friendly and attentive. They are both deserving and appreciative of tips (this is how they make most of their living). We were greeted with smiles and a welcome mojito (national drink). The price of food maybe more expensive than outside of the hotel but it is still comparable, if not cheaper than food at other resorts. We found the drinks less expensive, $2 for a beer & $3 for a cocktail. We were not on an all inclusive plan & definately recommend going that route. There are plenty of delicious & reasonanble restaurants in and around Varadero. However, breakfast was included and it was plentiful and yummy. Finally, about all those mosquitoes? What mosquitos? Maybe they are just around in the rainy season.
Stayed at the Melia Las Americas in late FEB03. A very good hotel and excellent value - beautiful lobby (grand piano with entertainment in the evening, fish pond flowing through the lobby), attentive staff.
Loved hotel Las Americas and the beach
We spend one week in this pleasant hotel during the month of march 2003.Hotel with good atmosphere and friendly service.We had a good time there and plan to go back.Watch out for expensive trips to Havana, better to rent a car.
We did stay there for 120 Euros á day booked via ... full board. A wonderful place what the most beautiful beaches we´ve ever seen, we felt like in a fotoshooting-seccion. Blue clear warm and nice water, white sandbeach, amazing!The only but: you have to pay drinks extra which are expensive!
Great hotel. The best on Varadero. Rooms are comfortable, lobby is very nice, and food is good.
BUT if you buy the food there it is *very* expensive. The second time I went, I had meals included and saved a LOT.