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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent our honeymoon here and I have to say it was perfection!! We were well taken care of by our concierge and the bartenders by the pool bar (Lester & Ornesto)!! The staff was so considerate and helpful! We also purchased trips and travelled outside the resort, and everything was amazing! We will definitely be returning! (especially for the...

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Melia_Buenavista, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Tan D, Thank you very much for choosing the Melia Buenavista. We value your comments since they allow us to improve every day. We have taken note of your comments and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future to offer you a better experience. Sincerely, Ángel Pereira. Managing Director

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly let me start by saying what an amazing time we (family of 4 - 2 adults and 20 year old twins) had at the relaxing beachfront end to our fantastic cuban adventure.I am stunned to read some of the negative reviews recently posted about this hotel. I cannot believe some of the comments about the poor breakfasts, wifi, service...

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Melia_Buenavista, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Otty5, Thank you very much for sharing your comments. We appreciate your kind comments on the facilities and the service since they give us the opportunity to continue improving the experience for our guests. We are also pleased to receive your positive feedback on our team and look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Angel Pereira....

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Melia Buenavista this winter and had an amazing time! The resort is clean, rooms are very nice, and every one of the workers is friendly. The pool bartenders were awesome! We got to know the staff by name and the bartenders would bring us drinks to the ocean or to the other pool whenever we wanted. Loved...

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Melia_Buenavista, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear jane y. Thank you very much for your rating of 5 stars!! We strive continually to ensure a memorable stay for our guests and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed it too. We also appreciate your feedback which allows us to focus on developing actions to improve the experience of our guests. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, I was a little worried by the reviews given by some because we were coming here for our honeymoon. Wow were they way off!!! They go out of their way for honeymooners. They brought Champagne to the room, drew a special bath in the jucussi tub, turn down service and the butlers here will arrange a special breakfast...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came back from our 3rd trip to Melia Buenavista. We visited in december 2014, december 2015 and now december 2016. This place is like our home in Cuba. This place is the perfect spot to relax. Some entertainment but small and intimates at the lobby bar. If you want more, go visit the other Melia hotels. Beaches : 3...

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Melia_Buenavista, General Manager at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear lyse b, Thank you very much for your rating of 5 stars in your third visit!! We strive continually to ensure a memorable stay for our guests and we are pleased to know that you enjoyed it too. We also appreciate your feedback which allows us to focus on developing actions to improve the experience of our guests. we...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a young couple and visited just before Christmas. If you are looking for a night scene, this resort is probably not suited for you. There were a lot of older people, we were lucky to find a couple the same age as us. However, the rooms were perfect and really big. The pools and beaches were really nice...

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Miami, Florida, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the resort is smaller than most, it was definitely the best in Playa Santa Maria. More upscale than Playa Cayo Santa Maria, where we stayed previously. Rooms were huge, clean, and to a very high standard (not typical all inclusive...more like a luxury resort, where everything happens to be included). Nice beaches and snorkeling. And if there is a...

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very very nice place to visit and when you are there you can tell the staff has one goal and that's to keep you happy, always checking in on you and making sure thinks are the way you want. The bars have great service especially the pool bar, Lester, Orestes and Laily are so friendly and keep...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place could be "the" jewel in the crown of Cuban resorts for the want of some decent food produce. It's sad to see. All the staff are so dedicated to making your visit to their resort extra special. The rooms are immaculate. The grounds beautifully maintained. The people so inviting and engaging. The ocean warm and the wind soft...

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Nanaimo, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our 13 days holidays at the Melia Buena Vista was very enjoyable. The staff and the service were excellent, whether a tip was offered or not.  Rooms are spacious and very clean, equipment worked well.Some repairs necessary to the outside shower and basin inside were solved within hours of reporting them to the butler. The grounds and pools were kept...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located west of Cayo Santa Maria in a privileged ecological environment, and surrounded by beaches and coves. All-Inclusive five-star resort with 105 junior suites and suites, and the Villa "Zaida del Rio." Designed for adults over 18 years. An entire hotel featuring Royal Service. Recommended for couples, weddings, honeymoons and wellness/spa. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Melia Buenavista

Address: Punta Madruguilla, Cuba
Region: Caribbean > Cuba > Villa Clara Province > Cayo Santa Maria
Price Range: ₹ 20,221 - ₹ 35,812 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Melia Buenavista 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Also Known As:
Melia Buenavista Hotel Cayo Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
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“Top floor romance suite east side has lovely views of the ocean. Our room was 2322.”
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“First floor sea views are the best rooms”
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“Second floor, pool view are the best”
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