Melia Las Americas

Varadero, Cuba

Virgin rating

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

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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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May 18, 2022 M7268PLkarlh

Very good room service! Also the statf is very friendly and interactive, especially Camillo, Adriano and Jordi. They made the day on the beach a lot of fun and enjoyable. U recommend everyone to visit.
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May 18, 2022 458shadig

Great trip!! Had a great time with Adriano, Camilo, and Jordi. Great people on the resort always make sure you’re having fun and great friends to make!!! Look for them and you will have the best time in Varadero
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May 17, 2022 59David428 Montreal, Canada

Just there, April 22-29. There were not a lot of tourists, Thursday 5pm downtown Varadero was dead, no body. We were told that only 50% of the population was working when we arrived, but that increased as we could see the services get better each day. Supply chains are bad all over, they hit Cuba hard. Buffet was the same menu everyday, but… Read more
Just there, April 22-29. There were not a lot of tourists, Thursday 5pm downtown Varadero was dead, no body. We were told that only 50% of the population was working when we arrived, but that increased as we could see the services get better each day. Supply chains are bad all over, they hit Cuba hard. Buffet was the same menu everyday, but you can't go wrong with the fish, veggies and fruit. Best a la cart resto was Lemincella. As always the people there are great, the beach is nice and golf was good too. Read less
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May 17, 2022 angie g Belledune

Beautiful Resort, with the most friendly staff. Shout out to Rpaul (sorry if I misspelled) he works so hard, he is so friendly, and will help you with anything needed, on the Level beach area, seen him working from our patio, when we would get up at 6:30am, he works so hard until 7pm at night! Jose (massage area Level beach) Thank you for taking… Read more
Beautiful Resort, with the most friendly staff. Shout out to Rpaul (sorry if I misspelled) he works so hard, he is so friendly, and will help you with anything needed, on the Level beach area, seen him working from our patio, when we would get up at 6:30am, he works so hard until 7pm at night! Jose (massage area Level beach) Thank you for taking the time to talk to us, and teach us some Spanish words. MayLin our housekeeper did an awesome job, keeping our room clean, and she was so friendly to talk to :) The re-stockers for the fridge in the suite, (did not get the names sorry) thank you for always making sure we had water, beer and pops daily. Thank you Zahily for, making sure that my parents had a beautiful garden suite, on a ground floor. My parents, loved the fruit plate that was there for them on arrival. And also Thank you for checking in with all of us to make sure everything was fabulous. Check in was a breeze, and we were walked to our suites. We stayed in a Garden Level Suite, 2 suites 6203 and 6207, both were ground floor, with a view facing the beach. Suite was fabulous, with up to date furniture, comfy King Bed, walk in shower, seating area, and a wonderful balcony which we enjoyed early morning tea/coffee, and evenings. The Level beach area always had plenty of shaded area, great to have service from the bar coming down to check if we needed anything (even though we did choose to walk up to the pool bar, most of the time to get drinks) Beach Water was so clear, and refreshing. The level pool area (actually the only pool we used while we were there) was great with a swim up bar, with great service from the bar, and the lunches were good also. Only one issue with the Level Pool was late afternoon, they had a DJ, that played Loud noise (that's what I call it) You could not talk if you were sitting at the pool, as the music he played was so loud. Seen many guests, coming from the lower area of the pool that we trying to read, ask him to turn it down. Also seen many guests, pack up and leave the area, when they would see him start to set up his DJ booth. We were wondering why there was only a few people at the Level Pool our first day, starting at around 3pm til 6pm, we soon found out the reason. I personally prefer a more relaxing atmosphere, with light music playing. Or even the little live bands like what they have playing at the La Robleza restaurant at lunch time, would be better at the Level Pool for an hour or so in the afternoon. We never got to use the Lounge Bar for Level guests, as it was not open, until the last 2 days we were there, but not sure if we could use it, seemed like it was just open for a few hours, and there was a long meeting table set up, as the resort was hosting the Tourism Industry Leaders. To bad, as we would have enjoyed using the Lounge bar, as it was advertised opened from 7am-11pm for drinks, snacks, and coffee/tea. (maybe next time we go, it will be opened) As far as the food, we always found something we liked at the Buffet. Which we tried for Breakfast, lunch and dinner. We did eat at the La Robleza for lunch, the fish n chips were great, the calamari was my favorite, Hubby loved the beef stew. (I would eat there for sure next time) At the Buffet shout out to the "Grill Master" (as I call him) He could sure cook up some tasty omelets and evening service some great meat choices done up the way you like it and always service with a Smile. Also the Pasta station, I really enjoyed this area. We always had great service at the Buffet. Evenings at the lobby they had music playing, which we enjoyed a few evenings. Never went to the beach at night, but I heard they have some sort of entertainment down there. Our opinion, this resort, was one of the best ones we have been to in Cuba, we have some wonderful memories from our trip, and will always remember. This is one of the few resorts, that my husband said the 3rd day we were there "I would come back here next vacation" My favorite drink was the Havana Special but with a little grenadine added,the bartender knew after the first one I ordered, that was the drink of my choice. So wonderful that they would make it a little different for me :) So just a word of advice to anyone traveling, so that you are prepared bring bug spray, (as we always do when we travel) they do not bite everyone, but for some reason they liked me this time, just got about 8 bites, nothing major, I used bug spray after that, and no more bites. Not even sure what bug it was, as I was taking Benadryl as I always do before and during travels, so they were not itchy, and did not swell up. But seen many people with lots of bites. And next time we go, I am bringing Carnation can milk for my tea, and coffee whitener for hubby's coffee in the mornings on the deck. I had forgot, as it has been since 2019, our last vacation to Cuba, that the milk is different, That is our fault forgetting, as we had our Fall 2021 Vacation in Dominican Republic and the milk is ok there. We had a fab time here, and honestly recommend to all thinking about going. Until next time Melia Las Americas!!!! Read less
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May 15, 2022 bruceaj2017 Toronto, Canada

The service is fantastic. This is the 1st time back in 3 years and the staff still remember who we are and were very welcoming. Raul at the bar always makes a great cocktail and knows exactly what we like.