Hotel Melia San Carlos
Melia San Carlos is a refurbished hotel right in the centre of Cienfuegos, Cuba's Pearl of the South.
Just a few minutes' stroll from the central square in Cienfuegos, the totally refurbished Melia San Carlos, which was originally established in 1925, opened its doors in the summer of 2018 with spanking new contemporary furnishings. The hotel has a brilliant location in an elegant city whose eclectic style refers back to its French origins – step outside and discover art deco façades of a city justifiably known as the Pearl of the South.
Unusually for this Caribbean island full of colour, the décor is mostly white, silver, chocolate and black, but some features from the original building remain, such as the ornate façade and layout of the lobby to which a restaurant, bar and two inner courtyards have been added. The bright-white air-conditioned guest rooms are similarly innovative, with up-to-date bathrooms. They have views over the city as does the celebrated roof garden with its friendly bar and restaurant overlooking the bay
What our clients say
All of it was great. It was amazing to visit cities, mountainous areas and the beach. The Rolling Stones weren't bad either!!LW, Tonbridge
I can honestly say that our trip was fantastic throughout. We found Cuba to be beautiful, fascinating and very welcoming and felt completely looked after by the companies involved. Attention to detail was evident and everything ran extremely smoothly.HH, London
We got engaged at La Guarida in Havana on the second night, so the whole trip is going to be a memorable one for a very long time!TO, London
Highlights?: There were so many! We took an excursion to the forest ; truck, walk, waterfall swimming...loved it. But we really enjoyed everywhere.ER, London
Highlights: The music/case da la culturas. driving and getting off the beaten track.RGJ, London
Best Bit?: Just the huge contrasts in the country.LW
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