Find the best accommodation deals for Hotel Meliá right here! Number of rooms: 77 Location: Plaza Degetau y Calle Cristina | P.O. Box 1431, 75 Ponce 00733, Puerto Rico Rates: Starting at $95 per night for a single room with free continental breakfast, excluding the 9% tax. Tel. 787-842-0260
Some of the best hotels in the Caribbean US territory of Puerto Rico are family owned businesses and one of them, the Hotel Meliá in the country’s second largest city of Ponce enjoys an enviable reputation in the industry for its excellent service eversince opening in 1903. With no relation to the Meliá hotels in Spain, the hotel was founded by a Spanish national Bartolio Meliá, but not before staring a small grocery business and then adding a restaurant in the early years of the last century.
Facing the Plaza Las Delicias and the postcard-perfect Firehouse Museum, Hotel Meliá is centrally located right in the heart of the historic Ponce, an hour and 10 minutes from the capital city of San Juan. If you plan to visit the place directly from outside Puerto Rico, it is best to get here from the Ponce Mercedita Airport (PSE) which is just about 3 miles from the hotel. The main San Juan airport, the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU), on the other hand, is 90 miles from the hotel.
Hotel guests can simply take a short stroll and before long, they could be in Ponce’s Central Business District, the Serrallés Castle Museum, Ponce Art Museum, the Museum of History of Ponce, and several other tourist draws which are just minutes away from the hotel. Across the street is Ponce’s Municipal Government which offers free trolley tours around the historic city. Just a few steps away is the Parque de Bombas and the Cruceta del Vigia, while the Plaza de las Delicias is just 100 meters away, all these you can see from your hotel window. Going a bit farther, the hotel is just 4 miles from the La Guancha Boardwalk, 3 miles from the El Vigia observation tower, and 15 miles from Hacienda Buena Vista Coffee plantation.
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The 4-storey colonial styled Hotel Meliá exudes an old world charm uniquely its own inside and out. With a pleasantly courteous and professional staff from bellhops, reception clerks to the chambermaids, all 77 guest rooms are comfortably appointed to give visitors a familiar feeling of being at home with all the latest dwelling comforts and conveniences like cable TV, a bathroom with hairdryer, and iron with ironing board. Pets are allowed and all rooms are non-smoking. There are special rooms specifically designed for easier access among disabled and wheelchair-bound guests.
The hotel also offers several facilities and services to meet the demands of busy business and leisure travelers. It offers a business center with several conference rooms and a small outdoor swimming pool with a corner waterfall where the entire family can enjoy a more relaxing moment after a day of shopping or in the beach. There are no valets and paid self-parking is observed. The fourth floor has a restaurant where you get your free continental breakfast and where hotel banquets and parties are held.
All in all, more than century old Hotel Meliá offers a decent reasonable value for your tourist dollar. It’s a great place to spend the night when what you want is to savor the sights and sounds of a historic city, the fine beaches or its culinary delights.
Number of rooms: 77 Location: Plaza Degetau y Calle Cristina | P.O. Box 1431, 75 Ponce 00733, Puerto Rico Rates: Starting at $95 per night for a single room with free continental breakfast, excluding the 9% tax. Tel. 787-842-0260