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Wilt u genieten van alle luxe, maar eveneens watersporten beoefenen, dan is dit resort uitermate geschikt voor u!
Over Meliá Cayo Santa María
Het eiland is met het vasteland verbonden door middel van een ‘zeeweg’ van 50 kilometer. Alle kamers hebben een terras of balkon met zitje. Er is een keur aan restaurants: buffet, internationaal, mediterraans, Italiaans, grill en Japans en ook een gezellige lobby/piano bar. Er zijn zwembaden, een tennisbaan, watersportcentrum, gym, sauna, beautysalon, kapper, theater, discotheek, winkeltjes en een excursiebalie. Voor de kinderen is er een Mini-club met leuke activiteiten.
- all inclusive
- gourmet en wellness
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Kies een Deluxe Suite met een flesje wijn bij aankomst, vele andere VIP-services en late check-out bij vertrek.
: Ruim en mooi ingericht met zithoek, airco, balkon of terras, televisie, telefoon, (huur)kluisje, koelkastje. Luxe, volledig uitgeruste badkamer met föhn, strijkfaciliteiten.
: Zoals Standard, met gedeeltelijk zeezicht.
Geselecteerde alcoholische en non-alcoholische drankjes, alle maaltijden, 24-uurs roomservice, snacks, gebruik van de niet-gemotoriseerde watersportfaciliteiten en deelname aan de georganiseerde (sport)activiteiten.
Aan een 400 meter wit zandstrand op het gelijknamige eiland Cayo Santa María.
- 6 Restaurants
- 1 snackbar
- 5 Bars
- 3 Zwembaden (waarvan 1 kinderbad)
- Duiklessen voor beginners in het zwembad
- Miniclub en Kidsclub
- Watersportcentrum op 10 km afstand met catamaran, waterfietsen, windusrfen, duiken en vissen
Wilt u uw vakantie in Cuba afsluiten met een strandvakantie in een exclusieve en wonderschone omgeving? Kies dan voor een vakantie op één van de Cayos: Cayo Ensenachos, Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Largo of Cayo Coco.
De Cayos zijn wit met groen omsierde eilandjes en liggen als wilde parels in een blauwe zee. Het strand is spierwit en het water mooi helder.
Wilt écht iets bijzonders en iets unieks tijdens uw vakantie op Cuba? Kies dan voor een van deze eilandjes en laat u verwennen.
"Excellent beach, but dissapointing hotel"
We are two persons who stayed 3 nights in the Melia Cayo Santa Maria early January 2017 and I am summarizing our (bad) experience: - Food quality in the main restaurant is horrible (things truly taste bad) and I am usually not very picky when it comes to food, e.g. bread hard, only unhealthy white bread, pastries just sweet with no taste, juices and pasta sauce with bad taste, it was like going around and not knowing what to eat, I am not joking. The quality is simply bad of litterally all food items served. - Atmposhere in main restaurant is very cold and not comfortable at all. It's just like a big hall and no possibility to sit outside in a nice ambiance. Tiles on the floor and around the buffet tables are old and damaged. This all looks quite crappy. - The hotel claims to have several special restaurants (Japanese, Italian, etc.). When trying to reserve a seat (which needs to be done at least one day in advance in the morning at a certain time), you are told you are only entitled to eat a certain number of times during your stay. We stayed three nights and were only allowed to eat once in such restaurant. We chose the Japanese Restaurant which was good (only chopsticks were missing), available only on the last night - all other nights all restaurants fully booked. - What makes me really angry: Not all special restaurants are open at night (so no wonder why guests are only allowed to eat limited times there) and those which were open were not always full (I am sure the hotel wants to save money and make you eat the disgusting food in the main restaurant instead) - Internet wasn't working most of the time (only very seldomly and very slow) - Drinks quality at the beach bar was horrible (very unhealthy stuff with lots of sugar) and very limited choice, e.g. not even coffee offered - No staff is present at he gym to give towels (even though a sign says towels must be used). Consequence: Many people using the gym without any towel which is not hygenic at all. - Partly nice staff, but also very unfriendly staff who seem to not care much about the guests (like when waiting ages to be seated even though there are vacant tables) - No menues at the bars so noone knows what they actually offer - Staff at the beach restaurant is not very welcoming and not telling that there are special meals of the day (so we only had barbecue, taste was OK). We only found out after seeing other people being served something different. - FYI: The main restaurant is "free seating". I am telling you because when you enter noone seems to care about you and there is no sign telling you it's "free seating" - There was a mistake with our reservation (in the hotel system 2 nights) and my reservation confirmation (from an agency) was for 3 nights. Unfriendly receptionist told me she cannot do anything about it and I have to call the agency - for several EUR a minute with my own phone. I insisted that this is her job to call and figure this out which in the end she did. Very disappointing answers - this is not what I expect to hear as a customer who pays almost EUR 200 a night. - The live entertainment at the bar was good, but poor sound quality, so not able to hear the singers voices very well. - The drinks quality at the bar was good and tasty drink options were available - French Fries anywhere at the hotel where soft and with a lot of oil. I cannot believe why is it so difficult to make crispy fries. Tiny side-remark: The ketchup contains 8 preservatives - which also is strange and doesn't make me want to eat it at all - it just shows how much they don't care about quality. - Rooms are not super moder, but quite nice. Bathroom seems old and hot water didn't work properly. When turning warmer, there was almost no water available. SUMMARY: The hotel is not cheap at all and considering this, the price-quality is really bad. I have had detailed discussions with the Guest Relations Manager when leaving (I used to work in the hotel industry). She was nice and listening, but somehow I doubt there will be any improvement :/ Very sad considering the excellent beach the hotel has to offer. It must be about bad manegement, because with such excellent location and a few more efforts and investing in quality (especially food and service), one could make everything much better there...
"Vacation in Cuba"
First time at a Melia Resort. What struck us the most was the openness of the resort when you arrive. Reception, lobby bar, entertainment area and the pools are waiting for you. The grounds were clean and the maintenance staff continue to work hard at improving the look. Staff were exceptional with customer service. A big thank you to Eglys who took care of us at the Buffet, and if your looking for a great Chef, find Daniel. The weather was really good the first week, then it cooled down and got windy. The resort itself is a Cuba 4 Star. According to other couples who travel the area & resorts, the rooms have not changed much and are in need of a refresh. It is always a pleasure to meet our East Coast Canadians who are always fun and easy going.
We have been to Melia Cayo Santa Maria twice now - first visit: June 2012, and again in June 2015. I hope to go again in June this year but yet to book due to my budget this year. For perspective, I had previous to this been to only five star Dominican and Jamaican resorts and refused to go to Cuba expecting lower quality of everything. My husband had to twist my arm to get me to try Cuba once, and since then we have been about 5 times, thrice to cayo coc and twice to. Santa Maria . I've been to other countries since then, most recently Jamaica for a wedding but still Cuba steals my heart every time. Yo pienso que mi corazon esta cubano. â¤ï¸ Hotel Transport: amazing amazing journey. Nothing makes you realize how small you are in this big wide world like driving across that causeway. Breathtaking. Our second journey we didn't have a huge bus load. It was my husband and myself, and a mom with three kids. The driver was kind enough to stop and allow us sometime to wak along and admire the view. check in: I've never had an issue. We are not native Spanish speakers but take great effort to improve on each trip and in our own time. If I go to a country I don't expect them to speak my language regardless of how much money I spent. I would expect I make an effort to learn theirs. Just like I expect those to come to Canada to learn English or French. That being said, I have never had an issue getting any point across in English. It's always been quick and painless. Rooms: you have a bed, a bathroom and a tv. What the hell else other people use their rooms for is beyond me. The TV is an extra in my opinion, because if you paid money and travelled all that way to watch tv, then you need to check yourself. Rooms were ALWAYS clean. Yes there are bugs, that's is not a sign of sanitation, you are in a TROPICAL country. I stayed in 7 star resorts south of the equator with bugs. It's part of nature. Get used to it or stay in your winter wonderland. Beach: amazing amazing amazing. Our second trip seemed unusual with jellyfish but otherwise beautiful warm water and beyond beautiful. Beach bar is my spot to be. Nestor the main bartender is what keeps me coming back to the Melia. I have never in all my travels met such a kindred spirit. He would make our drinks before we got to the bar. I keep reading about tipping culture and I had to chase him around the bar to get him to accept my tip, as he said he doesn't take money from family. He knew were trying to improve our Spanish and always tried to help us improve. Food: I never went hungry but I also eat a lot of fresh fruit and seafood. If you hav a special diet or health requirement it can be difficult to accommodate but usually I would ask and it would be done. I do have a few allergies to account for and never had an issue. Service: This is the number one reason I always return to Cuba. I have been to resorts with butler service, private cabanas, unlimited everything, but nothing compares to Cuban hospitality. I have never felt more at home than I do in country I have no association with other than my annual vacations. Cuba has become the country of my soul and the people truly make it so. I have made friends every time I've gone. It's the other tourists I've seen behave terribly but never staff or locals. Service is incomparable and there is genuine warmth that I have never experienced elsewhere. I hope to visit again soon if I can...La pais de mi suenos.
"Everything was great"
Everything was great It has been awhile (6 months) but I wanted to do a review about this hotel, because it is well deserved! Overall: The hotel has about 350 rooms compare to about 900 at the Las Dunas next door and that was a great week, to the point that I might go again in the next few months. I have nothing negative to say about this place. They were redoing the Italian restaurant before I arrive and started to paint the buffet while I was there. they were also building a huge palapa by the pool. So what I am saying is the place was great and they were making it better. - The rooms that I had ( on the second floor with a corner room) was part of a building that has 2 floors and 8 rooms per floor. The rooms are huge with a living room area a wide entrance and a very well set-up bathroom in 2 sections. The room was always clean and a small fridge was reloaded everyday. Service within the rooms was great. Their was a small deck with 2 chairs to sit outside. One thing the air conditioning flows directly on you when you sleep. You will need blankets otherwise you'll freeze. Blankets are available in the room. - The buffet (I when there the first 2 days, then they close it for painting) was great and well set-up. Food was good. - The Mediterranean restaurant was then use as the buffet and it was well set-up as well. The French Restaurant had very good food, and very well set-up inside. we also had good music while eating ell recommended. - The pool is well taken care and of fair size for this hotel. Plenty of chairs around it as well. - The lobby and grounds are well taken care and very clean. - The snack bar makes good pizzas and burgers. - The bars have good service. Do yourself a favor and order 2 drinks at the time because when it is busy you might wait for awhile. - All of the staff that I met were very nice and most of them were smiling. - The beach in front of the hotel is nice and it is a sandy bottom for most of it. - if you walk toward the end of the Sol Cayo Santa Maria beach (The hotel next door to your left when you face the ocean) you will be on the Nude beach that stretch up to the Buena Vista Hotel about 1.25 KM long. Over there they built 22 palapas and there are plenty of long chairs as well. - Snorkeling can be done straight from the beach in front of the nudist beach. - Tipping: tips are always appreciated and yes will get you quicker and better service, hint hint!! Overall a great hotel well recommended. It is in general a quiet place.
"Relaxing and friendly"
A girls getaway and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The bungalows were quaint and well laid out. We stayed in #9 and it provided easy access to beach, pool and dinning room. The resort is smaller so everything was accessible. The main dining room was clean and comfortable however noisy due to the size of the room and hard features and nothing to absorb the sound. The beach bbq was great and the 24 hour snack bar had delicious pizza. As a vegetarian- mostly vegan, you have to go with the flow. I love rice and beans however it usually had pork in it so I had to just remove it and continue on. Lots of good squash, peppers, potatoes and a small salad bar that usually had chickpeas Fresh fruit at breakfast. My travel mates enjoyed the chicken, pancakes and omelettes. They also raved about the ice cream. The entertainment was good. We ate at 2 a la carte restaurants and enjoyed them. We had gnocchi at the Italian and the Japanese was accommodating in not adding egg to my rice and veg. I Enjoyed the lobby bar. Also Thai Chi on the beach and aqua gym had excellent instructors. This resort had the best stretch of beach as it was wide enough and had plenty of cabanas for shade. Further down the beach, at other resorts the beach chairs were higher up on a ledge area and guests would have to come down a steep sandy path to get to the water. It was windy the week we were there and we found the ocean too rough to get in and out without getting slammed with waves. The rooms were clean and comfortable and housekeeping very accommodating.
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