-----The hotels location is great - just feet off the main town plaza.
-----The A/C is the room is individually controlled and robust.
-----I flew into Ponce from another country and needed to do laundry. The hotel let me do it in their washer and dryer for free – they even let me use their laundry soap. This was a very kind gesture and the first of its kind in any of the 90 countries I have visited.
-----The décor is eclectic, charming, and colonial. Rooms have beautiful 15’ tall ceilings. Some have even have balconies.
-----The bed as one of the most comfortable I’ve ever slept in.
-----The lobby staff generally speaks decent English.
-----The continental breakfast is nice (not bad, not good – in the middle)
-----The cost/benefit radio is great for this hotel. Considering what they charge, you get a decent amount.
-----The hotels free Wi-Fi Internet is HORRIBLE! It doesn’t reach most rooms, or even most of the lobby. It works for a few minutes, then stops for a few minutes. The hotel manager reset the router but that didn’t fix anything. The City of Ponce has free Wi-Fi but the signal doesn’t reach the hotel. The Burger King right down the street has free Wi-Fi.
-----The hotels water isn’t hot (probably because it’s solar heated). Out of the three days, the water wasn’t warm at all (only “not” cold). Only the last night I was able to get actual warm water.
-----There’s a fair amount of street noise all the time. Personally, it doesn’t bother me. I consider it to be the heartbeat of a town. But many others are bothered by it.
-----The hotel doesn’t promote the tourist activities in the area. Yes, there are some lame brochures in the lobby. But there was nothing about the trolley system the town runs. Nor anything about the old fire house in the square that’s the 2nd most visited place in Puerto Rico. Neither anything at the front desk of the concerts held in the square that evening or the next. They don’t get that they are not just running a hotel, but should enhance their guest activities too.
I would indeed stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are in the heart of the historic district of Ponce. Rooms with cathedral ceilings and traditional balconies. Next to Plaza las Delicias and the Trolley Tour. Family owned and operated. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Belgica Hotel Ponce