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Hotel Melia Ponce
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Ponce
Reviewed 9 July 2013

I went to Ponce Puerto Rico for my 30th high-school reunion, a few of us stayed here at the Melia Hotel, the service was great, the bedrooms nice and clean, the balcony view to the street was awesome. I highly recommend and we will stay here again. The people that work at the hotel.. extremely nice .. It feels like home..thank you!

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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

When I first arrived in Ponce, I stayed in the Hotel Melia, courtesy of my new employer, while I looked for an apartment for my wife and myself. I was very pleased with this property. Not only was I downtown, so to speak (downtown is not very large), I was near several Ponce landmarks, some excellent restaurants, and I enjoyed a very enjoyable "home town" feel to my new home city. Like most all hotel lobbies in Puerto Rico, the lobby at this hotel was not air-conditioned, but pleasant, nicely appointed, and staffed with wonderful and helpful desk personnel. The room I stayed in was small, but very clean, comfortable, and nicely appointed. The maid service was excellent, too. For an older, retro/vintage hotel, this was a very nice experience. I am glad I was able to stay there for my first week in in Ponce.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Hotel Melia is nestled just off the main square in the historic part of Ponce, so this is an historic hotel, it from 1895!! Its perfect, the room is cozy, the service is excellent and it has parking and a pool! The terrace at the roof is perfect to take the breakfast and begin your journey to Ponce, is within walking distance to several shops, sites and restaurants.!! I'm planning to came back!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

I have lived in Puerto Rico all my life and was surprised at the cleanliness, and organization of this old hotel. The room was very cozy, although not pretentious, but you get your money's worth. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. Good parking. Very well situated. Lack of bar is not important since you have plenty around. Good ambiance overall.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

This hotel is located in the heart of Ponce and is within walking distance to several shops, sites and restaurants. If you exit the hotel and go to the left, there is an amazing ice cream shop. The sign reads "Frutas Naturales". It is very famous in Puerto Rico. It is not a luxurious resort, but the rooms are clean and comfortable.

Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

Hotel Melia is nestled just off the main square in the historic part of Ponce. The hotel has been here for a long time, having been passed down through the generations of the same family.

The hotel layout is a cross between colonial style and something from the 1920's.

The rooms are cozy and have the basics, including expanded cable and a window-mounted A/C unit that does the job pretty well. Our room didn't have much in the way of drawers to put your things, but there was a big closet.
We didn't have much of a view from our room, but out on the walkway, there was a gorgeous view of the mountains to the north.
Breakfast is included and is available on the rooftop. There is no elevator access up to the top, so consider that if you have any sort of disability. Breakfast was nice and included cereal, doughnuts, pastries, toast, juice, etc.

There is a small pool and some sitting areas on the outdoor hallways. The front desk does have some items for sale if you need a coke or a toothbrush or something along those lines.

Parking is via a public lot just down the street, though you can access the hotel directly from the lot through the rear of the hotel (not after hours though). You'll get a discount on parking for 3 dollars a day.

The hotel might be due for a little remodeling, especially in the rooms, but don't let that stop you from coming here. The hotel is still very nice and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I use to visit this hotel with my father who was a salesmen in the 1950's it has belong all its life to the Albors family is very clean , nice price nothing pretensious(no luxury) a very continental breakfast its more of a bussines hotel(no restaurant and no room service) but the best location in the center of the city of Ponce. A lot of places to eat around specially a chinese ice cream parlor that is famous in Ponce. In front of the oldest fire station(1800+) in all of Puerto Rico is a landmark and a protected place by UNESCO
I know the hotel for the last 60 years but I have been going only once a year for 1 day for the grand Prix de Ponce(very nice athletic competion Diamond league every year this year was held on May 18

Room Tip: just ask for the newer area although it should have about 30 years old
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Melia Ponce

Address: 75 Calle Cristina, Ponce 00730-3753, Puerto Rico
Region: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Ponce
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Ponce
Price Range: £72 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Melia Ponce 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Melia, a historic landmark surrounded by colorful and picturesque monuments, museums and the social night vibes. Located in the heart of downtown Ponce, walking distance to several touristic and cultural attractions such as: Ponce Art Museum, Serralles Castle Museum, Ponce History Museum, the Fire House Museum and many others. Enclosed in the City are numerous culinary and entertaining destinations that are most popular in the Southern Region. Hotel Melia has a total of 70 rooms, 5' depth swimming pool, 2' depth kiddie pool, 4 conference rooms with capacity for 12-75 persons, 2 venues for special activities with capacity for up to 150 persons, Bistro and Lounge for breakfast, lunch, brunch and tapas & cocktails. We also offer catering, room service, business center & services, parking, free Wi-Fi. Airport Information: From Hotel Melia to: (PSE) Mercedita International Airport, Ponce- 3 miles (8 min.) (SJU) Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, San Juan- 72 miles (1 hr. 18 Min.) (BQN) Rafael Hernandez International Airport, Aguadilla- 70 miles (1 hr. 27 Min.) ... more   less 
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