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. 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* and Teen 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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Traveller rating

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Oct 13, 2019 654321Da

I visited that hotel two weeks ago and it was a total disaster they gave me dirty rooms and without air conditioning. when I made the claim they sent me to sit and they did not attend me, at dinner time in the buffet there was no food and the workers without attending you, in Overall the service is dreadful and very boring at night.
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Oct 12, 2019 MendezCh Toronto, Canada

We stayed in this hotel for a long weekend and we just loved it! Welcoming and check in ran smoothly and we felt pampered since the very beginning. Buttler was assigned and he arranged all our a la carte restaurant reservations and spa treatments. The room is just speechless: big and confortable shower for 2, comfy bed and stunning sea views...… Read more
We stayed in this hotel for a long weekend and we just loved it! Welcoming and check in ran smoothly and we felt pampered since the very beginning. Buttler was assigned and he arranged all our a la carte restaurant reservations and spa treatments. The room is just speechless: big and confortable shower for 2, comfy bed and stunning sea views... Very modern, stylish and big enough for the two of us. All amenities included and turn down service every night... What made the difference was meeting Almudena, the manager, that made our stay extra special. She's a real credit to this hotel. Should you have any suggestion, do not hesitate to talk to her and she will help you immediately. Working day and night to make you happy. Thank you Almudena! We'll be back for sure. Read less
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Oct 9, 2019 richardu555

It was our first time in Cuba. We got moved from a different hotel, which was the Sol Palmeros (what a dump), to this beautiful new hotel down the road Melia Internacional. The service was great off the bat. People at the front, greated you with a smile. Most of the staff were excellent, some odd ones not so much. The entertainer, Manuel, was… Read more
It was our first time in Cuba. We got moved from a different hotel, which was the Sol Palmeros (what a dump), to this beautiful new hotel down the road Melia Internacional. The service was great off the bat. People at the front, greated you with a smile. Most of the staff were excellent, some odd ones not so much. The entertainer, Manuel, was excellent in keeping the fun alive at the hotel. He communicated very well. He was honest and sincere to our needs. It was a pleasure having him there and meeting him. Him and Sergio (beach bartender) went out of there way to talk to all the guests and the family. Much appreciated. The only downfall of the hotel would probabably be the fact that they would not upgrade us to a pool view, even though the hotel was only 22% full and the cleaning lady came late to do the cleanings. The computers in the kids club was all in spanish so our kids could not use them. The food was better then most Cuban foods. Other experiences the food is not the greatest and lacking freshness. Wifi was included and also worked, which is huge in Cuba. Most resorts charge hourly fees and in most cases, don't work that well. Overall, my expericne at Melia Internacional was excellent for me and my family. We said we would only go back to Varadero if we stayed in this hotel, no other. Not much to do outside the hotel though. Read less
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Oct 7, 2019 mirbahaf

Food quality was not good, if we needed additional drinking water we had to pay for it, construction work was going on in the lobby day time with so many people around that did not stop despite multiple requests. There were two areas for breakfast and lunch but they were open only one at a time. We encountered many rude and unprofessional… Read more
Food quality was not good, if we needed additional drinking water we had to pay for it, construction work was going on in the lobby day time with so many people around that did not stop despite multiple requests. There were two areas for breakfast and lunch but they were open only one at a time. We encountered many rude and unprofessional employees. There were only a few decent and good workers Read less
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Oct 7, 2019 Alison B

Gorgeous hotel. Beautiful location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food great although being out of season there was not the extent of restaurants available during my holiday. However, this did not bother me as this is Cuba and what was on offer was just great! As the saying goes 'Quality not Quantity'! I had unfortunately booked with Thomas… Read more
Gorgeous hotel. Beautiful location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food great although being out of season there was not the extent of restaurants available during my holiday. However, this did not bother me as this is Cuba and what was on offer was just great! As the saying goes 'Quality not Quantity'! I had unfortunately booked with Thomas Cook Travel Company who ceased trading 3 days into my holiday. The hotel were incredibly respectful and I experienced NONE of the horror stories depicted in the media. They liaised with our fantastic Thomas Cook Rep 'Rigo' throughout. There was a slight 'wobble' on my last day with regards a later checkout time and flight home but Arialis on the Checkout desk confirmed all arrangements for our slightly extended stay. For this, I would like to thank her here on Trip Advisor. I would definitely go back to this hotel and resort. Read less