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Melia Buenavista

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 7 day stay. Impressed by the service from the staff. Impressed beyond words by Edel and Hurado our very attentive butlers. My friend David knew I liked my Crystals😋 returning in May 2017.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The service at the Melia Buenavista was by far the greatest either myself or my fiancé have ever received at any resort we have vacationed at. Lester and Orestes [pictured] at the pool bar were definitely the highlights, and a special mention goes out to Manny and Laily who were also incredibly friendly and right there with our drinks. I...

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1Thank Craig C
Rouyn-Noranda - Québec
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Second time at this hotel and we found the same relaxation and rest atmosphere. We decided to go again to this resort for these reasons: Beautiful beaches (3), great snorkeling directly on site, comfortable rooms, exterior shower, cleanliness, great staff, access to other Melia Hotels. They have improved on the food, so our stay was perfect! The weather was very...

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1Thank Missysabella
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful place to spend a few days.The complex is all inclusive and it is pleasing to note that they are very generous in all aspects. Staff are very friendly and accommodating ( nothing too much trouble) Rooms and facilities very clean We visited a couple of sister hotels in the area but this was head and shoulders above the othersi

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1Thank Martin D
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were upgraded to the buena vista from the santa maria on arrival so had no idea what to expect as we hadn't trip advisored it first!! The hotel is beautiful and the grounds are lovely and very well kept. The beach is a lovely with shallow waters stretching far out. As mentioned in other reviews the staff are amazing...

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1Thank VickyM1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay at Media Buena vista was above and beyond our expectations! The staff were very accommodating and the villa was spotless. Beaches and staff were beautiful and the food was amazing. We are planning our next trip back to this wonderful resort for spring 2017!!! Can't wait to see that great staff again Highly recommend!!!!

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2Thank Ping-pong1962
Melia_Buenavista, Director General at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Ping-pong1962, We are very pleased to read your kind message about our hotel, thank you very much! We are delighted to know that you had an outstanding experience at Melia Buenavista, above and beyond your expectations. We also appreciate your kind words about our staff. We can´t wait to see you again! Carlos Rincon General Director

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay from November 4-14/ 2016 First I will go with the positive because this is a very good resort : beautifully maintained grounds, great beach and pools, nice and clean rooms. The resort is located on one of the best stretches of beach in Cayo Santa Maria. Unfortunately for us the weather didn't permit much swimming...

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2Thank Olga B
Melia_Buenavista, Director General at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Olga B, Thank you for your lovely review. We're delighted to hear you had an excellent stay at The Melia Buenavista. Great staff and personalized service, beautiful gardens and landscaping, comfortable and very clean suites are all things we love to hear from guests when describing The Melia Buenavista experience. We look forward to welcoming you back in the...

London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just come back from the Buenavista and am somewhat surprised at the glowing reviews as our experience was quite different. I would echo many of the reviews here regarding the location and the accommodation. The beaches are stunning and the rooms - whilst shabby - are large and well equipped, but it is a 3 star, it is...

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5Thank Dookser
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the other Melia hotels, and Buenavista is by far the best option. I personally love the "adults only" concept. We booked directly at the Melia website. You will get better offer if sign up for the Melia rewards program first. We paid 1.280 USD for 3 nights for a "Romance junior suite the level vista mar". The room...

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2Thank Cris M
Melia_Buenavista, Director General at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Cris M, Thank you for your kind comments. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at The Melia Buenavista. We have noted your comments in order to support our ongoing efforts to enhance our guest experience. While we do not allow or have any reports of drones flying on property, please rest assured guest`s privacy is of the...

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking to unwind, rest and do a little snorkeling then this is the place to go. We spent a lovely week at the BuenaVista. We have been all over this island and the service was the best to date. No waiting for a cappuccino, towel, day bed ( cabana) or chair at any of the beaches. No...

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5Thank Rebecca G
Melia_Buenavista, Director General at Melia Buenavista, responded to this review

Dear Rebecca G Thank you for the 5-star review. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed staying at The Melia Buenavista! We take great pride in the privileged location of our property, surrounded by three different beaches which coupled with the personalized service provided by our dedicated staff, make it a fantastic place for Rest & Relaxation. Thank you again for...

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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
  • Free Breakfast
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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: $402 - $826 (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 Romantic Hotel in Cayo Santa Maria
#1 Luxury 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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