Melia Las Americas

Varadero, Cuba

The hotel

Deliciously understated, this grown-up resort knows it’s got a coveted location on its side – not just because it’s a mere 10m from the white sands, but because it’s the only hotel with direct access to Varadero Golf Club. And these surroundings add to its feeling of space and serenity – and to the views captured from its sea view rooms and Habana Club beach bar. Exclusively for adults, the dozen dining and drinking spots at Meliá Las Américas range from an international buffet to a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant and Italian trattoria – with some dining experiences reserved for guests upgrading to The Level rooms.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Wedding
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Volley Ball
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the long, white sands of Varadero Beach, next to the Varadero Golf Club. Transfer time from Havana Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

250 rooms and suites. All with balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, kettle, mini-bar (replenished daily), safe, iron and board, and hairdryer. Classic Rooms face towards the back of the hotel and have 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, all local and selected international brand drinks (including house wine with lunch and dinner), and all activities and entertainment unless otherwise stated. Guests are entitled to one visit to each of the à la carte restaurants per week (La Arcada, Il Limoncello, Sakura and La Robleza). 

Classic Ocean View Rooms aoffer lovely garden and sea views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Junior Suites are larger in size and have a separate living area, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Garden Suites The Level are modern and spacious, located in their own area with terrace and garden views. Each has a separate lounge area and mini-kitchen, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

Garden Grand Suites The Level are as above but split across two floors with garden and pool views, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Level Suites are located in an exclusive area of the resort, and include additional benefits:

  • Private, exclusive 24-hour reception lounge in the hotel lobby
  • Concierge lounge (7:00am–11:00pm)
  • Welcome drink of sparkling wine
  • Early check-in (subject to availability) and guaranteed late check-out until 2:00pm
  • Il Limoncello Restaurant exclusively for breakfast and lunch
  • Beach area with exclusive service (10:00am–6:00pm)
  • Tea time service in lounge
  • Coffee and snack service in lounge
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ironing of 2 garments per person and express laundry
  • Daily turndown service
  • Unlimited green fees (with a minimum of 7 nights of stay between Nov–Apr, or no minimum of nights of stay between May–Oct)
  • Guaranteed reservations at the à la carte restaurants
  • Priority for golf, diving and sports courts reservations
  • Unpacking and packing of suitcase
  • VIP amenities with bath salts
  • Beach bag for towels
  • Pillow menu, bathrobe and slippers
  • 2020 Honeymoon Offer: book a minimum 6 night stay for travel dates 4 Jan '20–3 Jan '21 and receive private check-in with welcome cocktail (subject to arrival time), special room for honeymooners, floral gift in room, bottle of cava and chocolates in the room, romantic turn-down on the first night, housekeeping service after 11:00am and before 3:00pm, honeymoon breakfast in room once during stay, one romantic dinner during stay, priority reservations at specialist restaurants, late check-out guaranteed until 3:00pm and special honeymoon gift.

    Marriage certificate to be shown on arrival, date must be within 6 months of intended stay.

  • Booking bonus: book by 31 May '20 to receive up to 15% off the accommodation cost between 4 Jan–30 Apr '21.

    Book by 31 May '20 to receive up to 20% off the accommodation cost between 1 May–31 Oct '21.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable. 

     

La Terraza (buffet, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner), La Arcada (international, open for dinner), Il Limoncello (Italian, open for breakfast and lunch exclusively for guests of 'The Level', and à la carte dinner for all guests), La Robleza (grill for lunch and Cuban cuisine for dinner), Sakura (Japanese, open for dinner) and La Valenciana (pool snack bar). Las Americas lobby bar, Barbacoa pool bar, Habana Club beach bar and La Cascada jazz bar (open 24-hours). Please note: guests are entitled to one visit to each of the à la carte restaurants per week (La Arcada, Il Limoncello, Sakura and La Robleza).

Nightly entertainment from dance troupes in the theatre. Beach party night. Cuban music night.

4 swimming pools. Water sports to include water bicycles, catamaran (supervised), sailing boats, windsurfing and water aerobics. Complimentary diving lesson in the pool. PADI dive centre nearby*. Land activities include aerobics, beach football, beach volleyball, badminton, ping pong, giant chess, billiards, darts, dominoes and tennis*. Gym, sauna, massages*. Golf*.

24-hour room service. Beauty salon*. Craft shop, mini-market, gift shop, boutique, art gallery and currency exchange. WFi access in lobby*.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: this is an adults-only hotel for ages 18 and over only.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Girlfriend and I had an awesome time

Jan 22, 2020 nickyb69

Awesome Resort! Food- Fantastic. So many options at the buffet, the a la cartes were our favourite though! I thoroughly enjoyed the lasagna from limoncello. The japanese restaurant was delicious as well as entertaining! Service- Great. Room service always came when called, Noel helped us get our bags to our room and went the extra mile to show… Read more
Awesome Resort! Food- Fantastic. So many options at the buffet, the a la cartes were our favourite though! I thoroughly enjoyed the lasagna from limoncello. The japanese restaurant was delicious as well as entertaining! Service- Great. Room service always came when called, Noel helped us get our bags to our room and went the extra mile to show us around the room. Activties- Jordy!!! What an amazing games/entertainment host. He can communicate in multiple languages and was always so enthusiastic and energetic. Rey!!! aqua fitness was a blast and the yoga was serene :) The activities crew killed it! Late night entertainment: Awesome dance shows in the threatre every night. Live music in the lobby (piano, violin, trio's). Fashion shows! Hardly ever a dull moment. Also a big screen tv playing sports every night. Beach was never too busy while we were there. Never had an issue finding a shady spot for my fair skin. Overall a pretty great experience and we would recommend. Thanks! Nick and Carly from Canada Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great golf vacation, with a few issues, but still a blast!

Jan 21, 2020 ChristineBrampton Brampton

We had an 8 night stay from Jan 9-17 and had upgraded to the Level Garden Suite room. Check in is in the Level reception across from the gift shop in the main hotel. Greeted with a cold glass of delicious rose sparkling wine. Escorted to our “bungalow” on 2 Nd level, near the Level pool. Was able to check in early, around 1:30 upon arrival.… Read more
We had an 8 night stay from Jan 9-17 and had upgraded to the Level Garden Suite room. Check in is in the Level reception across from the gift shop in the main hotel. Greeted with a cold glass of delicious rose sparkling wine. Escorted to our “bungalow” on 2 Nd level, near the Level pool. Was able to check in early, around 1:30 upon arrival. Sparkling wine on ice and a bottle of rum awaited us after lunch when we returned to change for the beach. Unfortunately, the Level pool/swim up bar, is still under construction and not due to be finished for a few weeks; it looks like it will be amazing. The ocean front suite is newly renovated and large, with clean lines and minimalistic, beautiful decor. Flat screen TV in living room and bedroom. Large rain shower with entrance off of bedroom and hallway. Because of glass blocks in shower itself letting in natural light, the light from the outside property shone in to the bedroom..we blocked some of the light by hanging a towel over the edge of the bdrm. side shower door. Bed is firm yet comfortable. My boyfriend found it too hard, but that was rectified by asking Level reception to send 2 more tan blankets and we folded them and placed them on top of mattress on his side. Table and 2 chairs on balcony, as well as a drying rack for swimsuits. Kettle and coffee maker in room (pod style). Never had an issue with restocking of mini fridge..a couple large bottles of water, “sprite” and beer in fridge. We stopped by the extra Level lounge near our room to get a couple extra bottles of water as we needed it for our daily rounds of golf. Golf was free and we played every am, except for our 2 travel days. The course was quite well kept but greens could be bumpy at times. Golf cart mandatory at 33 CUC per person per round. You can purchase a golf tag at the pro shop for 6 CUC and they will store the clubs there and have them ready on your cart for your next round.The course is right beside the hotel..walk out the back door, turn left and you are there within a 3-5 minute walk! My boyfriend had an issue the first couple of days (generic alcohol?food?) Tummy upset but the Level reception sent him sliced bread and peanut butter which settled things down the first couple days. He had tried to rest in the afternoon but the construction workers doing the pool were extremely loud voiced, and the electric tools/grinders don’t make for the most restful environment. However, we liked the location of the room just steps away from the most gorgeous beach with crystal waters and fun waves to play in. We golfed in the am and had beach time in the afternoon. Mid to high 20’s with sun and breeze daily...never an issue getting a beach chair. Fun waves to play in and soft, soft sand. Too breezy when we were there so we didn’t see any pedal boats or kayaks out the whole week. They have a 2 person hot tub near the beach bar which was actually hot, tucked away at the side so kind of hidden...great for the muscles after golf. The pool is very cold, but if you enter on the sunny side and go in slowly, it is refreshing....the shady side is downright frigid. Not very many chairs though, but then again, the Level pool is under construction so only one pool option open. Didn’t come to Varadero for the pool though.. Thank you to Hernan in the pool bar who makes the best cappuccino and Pina Colada on the property, I found. I am vegetarian, my partner is not. I had plenty of choices in the buffet and especially liked the salad, fresh cooked pumpkin and cauliflower, focaccia and all breads rice and beans or lentils, and desserts. The white wine was actually nice with dinner..didn’t try the red. At the Level, you have the opportunity to have breakfast and lunch a la Carte with some items ready inside. Because of early tee times, on our first morning, we tried that restaurant (I’ll Limoncello, beautiful, oceanfront) but they were not ready for 7 am opening..because of golf, we went to main buffet...love the freshly prepared omelette and fruit and pastries. Coffee is very weak but you can have tea. We went to the private restaurant for lunch and it was fantastic..highly recommend the cheese pizza (it’s a starter but very thin crust and large) and the veggie wrap. We had 3 reservations premodern for us on arrival, I’ll Limoncello (Italian, where the private breakup and lunch for Level guests is), Arcadia (more formal with string quartet, however, they had the night off when we were there) and Robleza, by the pool bar. No true veggie options, but the Arcada took off the meat component on my rice dish and it was delicious.. easy to get more than one starter and dessert and never went hungry anywhere. There is a Plaza next door to the resort where you can get a few grocery type items and liquor....no North American snacks so next time, we will take granola bars, etc. in the Level section lounge by our room, snacks and high end liquor available 9-5 pm. There is also a bar/ 24 hour Cascade by the lobby which had 24 hour food available via menu. Entertainment in the lobby nightly. We never had the chance to go to the theatre entertainment area. We took a taxi in to Varadero our last night to go to the Beatles bar. Live band playing mostly 70’s/80’s rock with some 60’s/90’s.....outdoor venue..I think we got the last 2 chairs around 9 pm....music starts shortly after 9:30...fantastic mojitos (I found the mojitos and margaritas at the resort somewhat disappointing) Normally checkout is 12 noon but for Level guests, it is 2 pm. Lia, a very nice staff member in our Level lounge, arranged for us to have our room until 4 pm, where we then went to the lobby to await airport transfer...that was so kind of her. In fact, ALL of the staff are amazing.....it made for a lovely holiday, despite those few glitches. The resort is just the perfect size and beach extremely close to the property. Clean and beautiful, great staff, lovely room and adults only with golf on your doorstep! We chose this resort because of the golf and do not regret it. If you have mobility issues, stay in the main hotel as there is a good 4 minute walk to our end Level bungalow..we love to walk though. Highly recommend you spend the few extra dollars and stay for 8 nights instead of 7, as well as upgrade to the Level...really is not that much extra. Golfers paradise! Would definitely go back for a golf retreat next winter. Read less
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Jan 16, 2020 Clarafiesta

I had a great time at this wonderful hotel! The staff is extremely friendly that makes us feel at home! The live entertainment was the best!All of them! Especially the band COSTA ! Amazing!! I'd love to go back to listen to them again! I've bought their cd but nothing compares to see them live! EVERYTHING at this resort was awesome!… Read more
I had a great time at this wonderful hotel! The staff is extremely friendly that makes us feel at home! The live entertainment was the best!All of them! Especially the band COSTA ! Amazing!! I'd love to go back to listen to them again! I've bought their cd but nothing compares to see them live! EVERYTHING at this resort was awesome! Congratulations! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great golf holiday

Jan 14, 2020 T7631XBclairem Glacier National Park of Canada, Canada

Great experience...... nice room . Restaurant service excellent except for one nite ... but went back a couple of days later and it was awesome . The only thing I would say they have to work on is having more liquor supplies . They kept on running out on red and white wine, baileys and orange juice at the bar . Lobby furniture has to be… Read more
Great experience...... nice room . Restaurant service excellent except for one nite ... but went back a couple of days later and it was awesome . The only thing I would say they have to work on is having more liquor supplies . They kept on running out on red and white wine, baileys and orange juice at the bar . Lobby furniture has to be updated. Now saying that they are renovating in certain areas . Read less
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Jan 13, 2020 CubaChrisMikki Waterford, Canada

Deciding on a last minute trip before Christmas was definately a great decision. We arrived at the Melia to 4 splendid days of the best weather I have ever seen at this time of year. That was unforunately followed by 3 days of the most rain I have ever seen here at this time of year, nearly 40 ml of rain during that period. Our spirits however… Read more
Deciding on a last minute trip before Christmas was definately a great decision. We arrived at the Melia to 4 splendid days of the best weather I have ever seen at this time of year. That was unforunately followed by 3 days of the most rain I have ever seen here at this time of year, nearly 40 ml of rain during that period. Our spirits however could not be dampened by the weather or the magnitude of the renovations going on at the resort. The pool bar and games area was shutdown as well as a large portion of the bungalow section including the pool and swimup bar in the bungalow area. We stayed in a newly renovated 2 level bungalow suite that was fabulous and modern. ( apparently the new "LEVEL" area) We were thoroughly satisfied with our accomodations and the room service provided by Roberto was awesome. We quickly became friends with Roberto as we are used to in Cuba with most cuban people we meet. My wife had an odd request given the new amenities in the room, an old school kettle for tea in the room....Roberto went to the nth degree to satisfy her request and it was so appreciated. We so loved having him as our room cleaner. As usual the food at the resort buffet was more than adequate to the point of never really getting there hungry...lol. We also did the unusual for us and frequented 3 of the a la carte offerings which were the Japanese, Italian, and International restaurants and enjoyed our dinners and the company and entertainment thoroughly. The beach was amazing as always and we got in everyday, even on the red flag days abeit to the whistle blowing of my good friend the lifeguard. As always we met a good cross section of travellers during our week, some who we found out live quite close to us at home. The staff everywhere from the front desk to the gardeners to the activades amigas y amigos were amazing. A big thanks to all bar staff and food servers, somehow you always get it right. I must extend a special thanks to dearest friends Reynaldo, Dayanet, and Elizabeth, I am so happy to call you my good friends. I was priviledged to play 2 rounds of golf at the course and it was in the best shape I have ever seen it play. Kudos to all the golf staff with special thanks to Chopi, Victor, Eduardo, Richard, Ernesto, Fanny and Marisabelle, please know how you make my golf such a treat every time I come. As a special treat this time at the course I was surprised and in awe to find out that the 46th ranked player in the golf world, Andrew Putnam would be arriving and playing on the Tuesday of my trip. This by the way was history in the making as no actively touring PGA pro had ever played in Cuba before. I was so priviledged to be a part of this special day. I even got to be his before round caddy, giving him course tips and "watch out fors" on the driving range before heading out to play. I have the luxury of over 40 rounds played on this course. It is truly one of the most special days ever on a golf course. In closing I would just like to say "Hasta proxima " see you again here soon. Cuba Chris Read less