Meliá Century Hotel

CONCEIVED IN 1895, MELIÁ CENTURY HOTEL IN PONCE IS THE OLDEST HOTEL IN PUERTO RICO. Designed and Built under Spanish sovereignty in 1895, the hotel legacy communicates the history and growth of the city in four different eras: 1895, 1915, 1949 & 1960.

Description from the publisher

The Hotel Meliá is located in the heart of the Historic District of Ponce, facing Plaza Las Delicias and the colorful and picturesque Firehouse Museum. The Hotel is within walking distance of Ponce's Central Business District. The Ponce Art Museum, the Museum of History of Ponce, the Serrallés Castle Museum, and many other tourists attractions are within minutes of us. Across the street the Municipal Goverment of the City of Ponce offers free trolley tours around the Historic District. The Hotel Meliá has been managed by the Meliá family for more than 80 years. Mr. Bartolo Meliá, a Spaniard, started his business with a small grocery store in Ponce and later added a restaurant and then finally the hotel. Our Hotel has no relation to the Melia Hotels from Spain. Hotel Meliá is a distinguished name in the south of Puerto Rico by family tradition, ofers air conditioned rooms equipped with the lastest modern facilities, color Cable T.V. Air conditioned. Our restaurant Mark at the Meliá features international cusine with a small puertorrican twist.

How to get there

From San Juan, leaving the airport (LUIS MUÑOZ MARIN) goes straight over Teodoro Moscoso Bridge (Toll $1.75) When you pass the toll that Avenue is The Piñero Ave. You pass all the way down and then you see the signs to Highway #52 (Caguas Ponce) you turn this right and you are in Highway #52. All the way down you have to pass 4 tolls ( all the way down to Ponce straight ahead ) It Is about 1:20 (1 hour twenty minutes the trip).

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Last reviews

"Flavor and Elegance of the Old World"

Hotel Melia is like taking a trip to the small hotels in Europe. It has be ambience and that air of the Old World, specially the lobby. Service was very good, accomodations spacious and comfortable and the bathroom huge. We liked it. the top floor terrace is very cute.…

Walleska from Guaynabo, PR