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Melia Peninsula


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Melia Peninsula, Varadero

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  • Overview
  • Food & Drink
  • Rooms
  • Amenities & Entertainment
  • Families & Children
  • Well established family-friendly hotel
  • Large swimming pools and a separate children’s pool with its own snack bar and family sun terraces
  • Six speciality restaurants
  • Family rooms with children’s bunk beds and cot service around the family pool

The Melia Peninsula is an established hotel in Varadero and caters for both adults enjoying a relaxing holiday as well as family groups. The Melia Peninsula is an option for price conscious visitors. There is a good choice of rooms, 6 restaurants and large expanses of sun terraces, lakes, and gardens.

One of the more established hotels in Varadero, the Melia Peninsula offers the opportunity for couples, groups, singles, or families to stay at a Cuban beach resort at very affordable prices.

Spacious rooms are located in small blocks surrounded by lush gardens, small ornamental lakes, terraces, and walkways with pergolas and palapas dotted around, with plenty of locations to relax and enjoy the sun in solitude.

The Melia Peninsula has a large children’s pool and family sun terraces with generous sized family bedrooms with bunk beds all located close to the family pool. The hotel offers a daily baby and children’s club with a diverse programme of activities including early evening mini discos.

Adults travelling without children can use the main hotel pool, with its own bar and sun terraces, a number of speciality restaurants and 8 bars dotted around the hotel including a thatched beach bar. A varied entertainment programme takes place each night and there is a fun pub/nightclub for night owls. There is also a range of both nautical and land sports as well as massage and a gym.

The hotel benefits from a very privileged position directly on the fine white Varadero sands and is close to the downtown area, Plaza America shopping centre and the 18-hole Varadero golf course.

  • International style buffet offering themed evenings
  • Italian-Venetian a la carte restaurant  
  • Beach restaurant with a lunchtime grill/buffet and evening Cuban food
  • Tex Mex style a la carte restaurant
  • Speciality Japanese teriyaki show cooking restaurant
  • A la carte international bistro style restaurant
  • 24-hour lobby bar
  • Dedicated children’s/family pool snack bar
  • Premier drinks piano bar open in the evenings
  • 24-hour snack bar located in the hotel gardens by the pool
  • Pool bar open during the day
  • Beach bar with Cuban snacks and drinks
  • Thatched cocktail bar open from the late afternoon
  • Late evening theatre terrace bar

510 brightly coloured classic rooms are spacious and functional and have either garden or swimming pool views. All rooms have air-conditioning, balcony or terrace with chairs and a table, private bathroom with shower and amenities, satellite television, Wi-Fi connection (local charge may apply), iron and ironing board, hairdryer, coffee maker and fridge stocked with water, soft drinks, and beers.


Premium Rooms

36 Premium Rooms additionally offer guests enhanced comfort, welcome bottle of rum, bathrobes, slippers and 4 a la carte restaurants reservations for every 7-night stay


Family Rooms

20 dedicated Family Rooms are spacious and designed especially for family use. They additionally offer bunk beds, cots on request and are located close to the children’s pool area


Grand Suites

5 Grand Suites are 84 m2 and have 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies and 2 bathrooms and are perfect for those looking for extra comfort and space

  • Large outdoor hotel swimming pool with sun terraces
  • Non-motorised water sports including snorkelling, pedalos, and kayaks
  • Extensive programme of daytime and evening activities including themed days, Spanish classes, dance classes, and beach activities
  • Varied entertainment programme through the day and evening including a theatre with live shows, music, fashion shows, and art exhibitions etc
  • Late night fun / karaoke bar / nightclub with dancing
  • Small gym and sports facilities including aerobics and other classes, beach volleyball and football, tennis, jogging trail and more
  • Beauty salon with massage service (local charge), sauna and steam room
  • Souvenir shops, market stalls and boutiques

  • Choice of rooms dedicated to families and children
  • Large children’s pool with shallow areas, play areas and sun terraces
  • Daily baby club and babysitting service open daily
  • Mini club open daily with swimming pool
  • Children’s recreation rooms in the clubs
  • Daily programme of activities for children with ‘Club Amigos’ 
  • Mini disco each early evening