It is true that Hotel Malia is full of old world charm and very quaint. Its location in the historic market square leaves you at the center or darn close to many interesting things to do and restaurants to enjoy. The staff is very helpful and pleasant, trying to please the guests with their excellent English and knowledge of the local area.
The hotel is very clean as are the rooms, and especially important to me are the bathrooms which were sparkling clean and white. The elevator is original and does a quick 'hop' upon stopping -not dangerous but just a reminder this place is 118 years young!
Also true are the roof top lounge parties that go on, and on, and on. Yes, I get hotels book parties, what hotel doesn't rely on such revenue? But the music went on until past 3:30am. Both of our rooms (2 couples traveling) shook with the very loud decibel level and the boom of the bass reverberating so that the vibes could be physically felt making sleep completely impossible. What could they have done to help the non-partying guests? I think they could put a reasonable end time, say 2am, on all such parties. I think they could also put a maximum decibel level on the music. And, I wish they could have warned us when reservations were made that it was a party weekend, both Friday and Saturday nights.
Sorry to be a party-pooper but I'll find some place a bit more quiet next time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Melia Hotel Ponce
- Melia Ponce