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*. 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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Meliá Internacional “The Level” is a must!

Dec 12, 2019 371elisaw Monterey, California

We had the best time. Varadero is paradise! Great service..... breakfast, lunch, dinner, the beach! Thank you to Rosa, Eledys, Suyen, Abrahaam, Rubier at the beach.... Too many nice people that made our stay at the hotel extra special. Live violin music morning and night. We will be coming back.
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Dec 12, 2019 Pinobergamo Milan, Italy

This is one of the best hotel I’ve ever stayed!!! I was there with my mother and we had two rooms at The Level Adult only side. Rooms are beautiful, the location is amazing. Loads of different restaurants with great quality, private beach area with bar service all included. But the real touch was the staff. Everybody was so polite, friendly and… Read more
This is one of the best hotel I’ve ever stayed!!! I was there with my mother and we had two rooms at The Level Adult only side. Rooms are beautiful, the location is amazing. Loads of different restaurants with great quality, private beach area with bar service all included. But the real touch was the staff. Everybody was so polite, friendly and providing a real 5 stars service. I never do this, but I would like to thanks personally Kenia (The Level consierge), Jessenia (The Level Front Desk), Yanay (The spa) and Chindia ( The Level Lounge Bar). Thanks to you we had an amazing and special vacation. I recommend everyone to come and enjoy this marvelous place, where I will definitely come back again. This is the absolute best place ever!!!! Thank you again all of you for proving us a memorable vacation! Francesco Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ear splitting music blares out even on the beach. Food terrible.

Dec 12, 2019 Chrissie M

Absolute disgrace that a lovely building in lovely grounds is so abused by melias dreadful management. It is run like a tasteless holiday camp for teenagers on spring break or an 18 to 30 club holiday hotel. Reception staff totally unhelpful arrogant and acted like they are superior. Would not even phone our local rep who was 1 hour late for… Read more
Absolute disgrace that a lovely building in lovely grounds is so abused by melias dreadful management. It is run like a tasteless holiday camp for teenagers on spring break or an 18 to 30 club holiday hotel. Reception staff totally unhelpful arrogant and acted like they are superior. Would not even phone our local rep who was 1 hour late for our meeting and said we must ring from public phone. Music in bars was mostly amateur western pop and rock music e.g. abba . Hardly any Cuban music which is superb and you find all over cuba in hotels and even the smallest restaurants. Buffet almost identical every night and very basic and sloppy with lots of rice and beans . Nothing even remotely special like avocado or crab or Caribbean lobster - all of which are local and we often had elsewhere in Cuba. White wine was like I took to parties as a teenager. Acidic and literally undrinkable. So called specialist cafes are not much better. Worst of all Music blared out nonstop all day around the pools. Even the so called tranquil pool was blasted with it. the thumping of the base was hideous and inescapable. Music was Not even Cuban - Pop and some street. Even loud music blared out on the beach.so no peaceful relaxation possible anywhere in the hotel. And stupid pool games run by staff who shrieked into a microphone all day to never more than a dozen people. Everyone complained about it. Only good thing about the hotel are many of the cafe staff who are friendly and lovely. They should teach the reception staff how to behave. Only good thing i can say is the nice large rooms with excellent air conditioning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not all restaurants are open. Not worth staying

Dec 12, 2019 shiny823

방은 좋았지만 레스토랑이 다 열지 않았어요. 3박 머무는 동안 미리 예약해야하는 좋은 레스토랑에서 저녁 먹을 기회는 1번밖에 안 줬고, 그래서 같은 부페에서 6번 식사를 했어요. 미치는 줄 알았어요. 풀장은 넓고 깨끗하지만 사람이 거의 없어서 놀 기분도 안 날 정도였어요. The room was nice, but not all restaurants are open. I stayed for 3 nights and they gave me only 1 chance to eat at a nice restaurant (which you have to book before) and I had to eat a meal <6… Read more
방은 좋았지만 레스토랑이 다 열지 않았어요. 3박 머무는 동안 미리 예약해야하는 좋은 레스토랑에서 저녁 먹을 기회는 1번밖에 안 줬고, 그래서 같은 부페에서 6번 식사를 했어요. 미치는 줄 알았어요. 풀장은 넓고 깨끗하지만 사람이 거의 없어서 놀 기분도 안 날 정도였어요. The room was nice, but not all restaurants are open. I stayed for 3 nights and they gave me only 1 chance to eat at a nice restaurant (which you have to book before) and I had to eat a meal <6 times> at the same buffet, which made me crazy. The Pool was huge and clean, but there were not many people playing there. Not joyful at all. Read less
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Dec 11, 2019 livanp2018

95% of the Employees are very well trained, however if they are confused with you and think you are a Cuban resident the treatment could be rude and mistreat , the security guard Was rude, I live in USA for 25 years