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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Traveller rating

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May 31, 2020 145Margarita17 Hamilton, Canada

We travelled as a family of 4 from March 11-18, 2020. This was our first time in Cuba so I don’t really have anything to compare it with. The hotel was fantastic it is a beautiful resort very clean and very modern rooms are spacious our room was cleaned daily and our mini fridge restocked. The beach is absolutely gorgeousThey were plenty of… Read more
We travelled as a family of 4 from March 11-18, 2020. This was our first time in Cuba so I don’t really have anything to compare it with. The hotel was fantastic it is a beautiful resort very clean and very modern rooms are spacious our room was cleaned daily and our mini fridge restocked. The beach is absolutely gorgeousThey were plenty of sunshades and chairs, Bluewater white sand. There was a lot of entertainment throughout the hotel and a lot of music and live performances which were very good. The pools were large and warm with lots of entertainment and music they were plenty of bars to get drinks there is when it’s very close to the beach. We did not get the level but our room was nice and we were allowed three à la car restaurants for the week breakfast was great every day with lots of choices and omelets there was a few places to get lunch either Buffett or a pizza place which was delicious and another barbecue. Dinner we went to the Cuban restaurant which was OK we went to the tex mex which was excellent I had a very good steak dinner there and orn the last night we went to theJapanese restaurant and we had a cooking show and the food was very good there also. The dinner buffet would be a little boring at times as it seem like it was the same stuff every night I wish they were other options for dinner you have the three ol fa Carte a week which then leaves you for other 4 nights having to eat at the buffet and that was the only other choice there was no other restaurant available I wish the hotel would offer more à la cart for the week or additional dining options for dinner but generally the food was pretty good just more option for dinner would have beenNice. The hotel staff were very pleasant nice smiling happy the hotel was very clean we were there during the start of the Covid pandemic and hand sanitizer wias offers at every restaurant every washroom and I seen staff continually disinfecting tables and door handles I felt very safe at this hotel and it’s not too far from the airport and pretty close to the town of Varadero . This was our first time in Cuba and we enjoyed it and I hope to come back one day and I think I will have to return to this hotel as the other hotels just don’t look like they would compare thank you for a great vacation Read less
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May 10, 2020 Tenren2299 Mississauga, Canada

Great stay during the last week in January. Weather was on the cool side. Food was okay, a little repetitive at the buffets. Staff were great , eager to please. Hotel was walkable to Varadero. Rooms were nice and clean with all modern amenities. Beach was beautiful.
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Apr 28, 2020 Acromar Calgary, Canada

What a fabulous resort this is! The adults only section is so quiet and luxurious- you feel like you are the only ones there. Mabel and her team could not do enough to make sure our stay was perfect. The room was clean and modern with a spectacular view from the balcony. I had heard bad things about the food in Cuba - well not at this resort!! It… Read more
What a fabulous resort this is! The adults only section is so quiet and luxurious- you feel like you are the only ones there. Mabel and her team could not do enough to make sure our stay was perfect. The room was clean and modern with a spectacular view from the balcony. I had heard bad things about the food in Cuba - well not at this resort!! It was really good - lobster in particular was excellent. Japanese restaurant was our favorite. The entertainment is the best out of any resort I have stayed at. All the musicians were excellent. Particular mention to Sergio for making the best mojitos on the beach. The staff at the pool bar made the best margaritas and were so friendly and welcoming. If I had any suggestions for improvement - I think premium liquor should be included at the level price point as it is in many club level resorts. It would be nice if there was more selection of food available at the pool bar. We are coming back- looking to book December 2020. I hope you are all doing ok and managing to survive the weird world we are living in right now. Amanda and Colin Read less
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Apr 27, 2020 enkeledam2020

Melia international Varadero is the best place to be visited from everyone! I highly recommended, I love the beach 🏖,the food the room and the atmosphere every night around the hotel. MELIA INTERNATIONAL VARADERO
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Apr 18, 2020 mflo1234

been to this resort twice. both times were excellent. beat beach in the caribbean. huge pools (although a bit cool in early march), clean, modern rooms. exquisite grounds, very clean, bartenders excellent, nice kids water playground (for 0-8 y old) . Just wanted to give a shout out to michael the magician, who my kids still talk about (month… Read more
been to this resort twice. both times were excellent. beat beach in the caribbean. huge pools (although a bit cool in early march), clean, modern rooms. exquisite grounds, very clean, bartenders excellent, nice kids water playground (for 0-8 y old) . Just wanted to give a shout out to michael the magician, who my kids still talk about (month later). do not hesitate to book this place if you are going to Varadero. You will probably read some negative reviews regarding the food. I didnt have a problem with it, as i am not too picky. The food in Cuba is just bland. It is what it is. Have fun! Read less