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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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2 Thank 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 More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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... More 

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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... More 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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... More 

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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... More 

Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 2nd visit to the resort and it was even better this time than last time! We had a 2nd level room with a view on to the "Snorkeling" beach. The sunsets were still gorgeous from this angle, and the location of the room was perfect. The resort is small and so it is easy for anyone to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights at the end of our Cuba adventure. Friendly staff, very nice rooms (Romance suite worth the upgrade). Two pools, one busy near pool bar and snack bar other very quiet. 3 beaches, half hourly drinks patrol, only one easy swimming the other two either rocky or seaweed. Food average, drinks good quality. Service in restaurants... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long ride in. But we had a private transfer which I would highly recommend. The place is quiet but beautiful scenery. Grounds are well cared for. 3 entirely unique beaches and 2 pools . All are wonderful in different ways: some quiet , the main pool more active, beaches all have gorgeous sand. Loved the music at meals where cellist... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our mid-October stay in Cuba this year we had the pleasure of experiencing the Melia Buenavista in Cayo Santa Maria. It was stunning to say the least and somewhere we will definitely return to. The heart and soul of this resort is the amazing staff. Top to bottom this resort has some of the friendliest most engaging people we've... More 

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

Dear Ian M, Thank you for your 5-star review. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Melia Buenavista. We have also shared your recognition with our staff, they work tremendously hard to ensure our guests feel welcome, are well taken care of, and have a memorable stay with us. I am very pleased to see... More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry for late review. Hubby and I have just rebooked to go here next May, can't wait!! Hotel: Was a very relaxed atmosphere, which was just what we both needed. Was fabulous place to chill or get to know your neighbours! I was invited to a wedding while there. Entertainment is on a small enough scale not to be intrusive... More 

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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
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  • 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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  • Minibar
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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  • 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: $432 - $892 (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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“2nd level, anywhere facing the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles VeronikaB26, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we had an ocean view which was excellent RM #1821. But i heard from others the view from first floor was great as well.”
 of 5 bubbles bunnyb589, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are suites with outdoor shower. great”
 of 5 bubbles time2004, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are paying for a sea view DONT accept a ground floor room!”
  • Paid Extra for a sea view ....
 of 5 bubbles Preposterous, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“upper floors for ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles CHASCO6900, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
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