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“Beautiful Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Belgica
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   122 Villa St, Ponce 00716, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Ponce
Bangkok, Thailand
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26 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

The hotel was so nice. It reminded me to the old time when the spanish occupied this island. You can walk to the downtown of Ponce comfortably. They provided the parking lot, but it was not near the hotel. The decoration in the room was charming. They provided the light breakfast. It was a good choice to stay here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I stayed here recently for several days while vacationing in Ponce and could not have been HAPPIER! Once you enter inside the hotel, you are immediately greeted with the warm decor that fills the entire lobby. Then, I was blessed to have been greeted by the Most Courteous Hotel Clerk,Gladys Rodriguez. She really made my stay at the hotel all the more delightful as she was EXTREMELY helpful, supportive, polite and professional. She is a real asset to this hotel and the owners should thank their lucky stars!
As well, the location is central to many great museums, restaurants and landmarks. I definitely will be back and would highly recommend it to anybody visiting Ponce.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

Hotel Bélgica is an excellent choice for people who needs an afforable place to stay walking distance to the Ponce Art Museum, Parque de Bombas, restaurants, fast foods, stores and other landmarks. Even Ramada is near!

At the time of my staying, the breakfast offered was more than just pastry and the staff is very helpful to give you directions. The first room I got was a king size room with a mini fridge (a plus for me). The terrance is lovely (where you'll find chairs, tables and a microwave). The second room was double with a kind size bed and a full without windows. That feature for me was positive, since on weekends the local pub had high volume music and I was in Ponce to work and I needed to rest. (Thanks to the staff member who changed me to a room to avoid any sleeping problem).

The cons are the parking availability (in the street or municipality parking) and the hotel does not have an elevator.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

This old facility in the heart of Ponce, is quaint, clean and worth a visit. If offered a balcony on Calle Villa, decline it due to the excessive bar noise till wee hours of the morning. Other than the night time noise this place is tops in our book. Only 100 yards off the main plaza, and easy walking to all the sites of Ponce.

The staff was helpful and friendly while the continental breakfast was lacking.

A stay here is better than any major hotel anywhere.

Room Tip: Sleep quality was lacking due to our balcony room. Opt for an inside or rear of building room.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I stayed at the hotel Belgica in ponce in March 2013 i was in Puerto Rico for the world baseball classic and hotels in San Juan where just to expensive so my girlfriend and I decided to stay in ponce and just drive to San Juan. Any how here are my reviews and hopefully helpful tips

POSITIVES of hotel belgica
1) Great location, Great price
2) Free breakfast
3) friendly staff and clean hotel
4)free wifi
5) near hotel you have a few restaurants/bars/pharmacy/shopping areas/street food/ attractions/ public park/ parque de los bomberos.

Negatives
1) hotel offers no parking we usually found parking in the streets about a block away i didn't mind. There is a free parking garage but it is four blocks away.
2) area in ponce might be a little ruff at night for me again i didn't mind i live in NYC and I am Dominican so i am use to it but for some tourist they might feel a bit out of place
3) hotel has no pool
4) Some comments say if you have a front room it is a bit noise. That is true, only because the area is full of bars and clubs but again i didn't mind because most of the time i was in the bar down stairs having a drink lol

All and all it is a great place if you are going on vacation to stay stuck in a room and sleep then no this place is not for you. If you are going to vacation to eat great food great drinks see wonderful places and people then yes this is the perfect spot.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Easily the best hotel I stayed in during the trip. The price was good, couldn't beat the location, and the room was fantastic. In regards to the noise, if you are sensitive to noise don't get one of the rooms off the plaza. There was a huge rap concert/event on the plaza the night I was there and didn't hear any of it from the room. An extra plus is that the staff will bend over backwards to help you. The owner even parked the car for me so I wouldn't have to keep searching for a spot.

Room Tip: Choose an interior room if sensitive to plaza noise
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Authentic colonial well preserved hotel. Confortable, ideally located just round the corner from the Cathedral Plaza. Very professional and friendly hotel staff from reception to room cleaning. Affordable prizes that vary from $75 to 110 maximun in high season. This retro' charming hotel is spotless clean and has a lot of personality. Rooms vary in sizes from extremely big and airy to windowless ones. In my 4 day stay i changed 3 different rooms trying to escape from the unbearable noise coming from street bars at night but it was an impossible task. Best option are the balcony rooms that are very lovely-stilll noisy-but at least they have an enjoyable view of the street and a corner of the plaza. Basic continental breakfast but enough for me that i am a coffee and yogurt/fresh orange juice person. If this hotel could solve the night long nerve-shredding unbearable music noise from bars would be with no doubt a five star hotel!

I am speachless on how the municipality of Ponce has such disregardful rules on rest hours and night noise. I have not experience anything like this before in my life not even during spring break in South Beach Miami and reading other reviews it seems to me it is a year round torment.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Belgica Hotel Ponce
Address: 122 Villa St, Ponce 00716, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > Ponce
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 hotels in Ponce
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Belgica 2.5*
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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