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“Exceeded expectations. Good, well run, great value”
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Hotel Melba
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bastogne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2012

I was delighted with the Hotel Melba. When I booked it I didn't have very high expectations as the price was a bit below what I might have expected. However, the hotel was more than I hoped for and such great value. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room and ensuite bathroom well furnished and well provisioned, clean, and spacious. There was free WiFi in the hotel and a Dell PC installed in the room as well, that's the first time I've had a PC in the room in a hotel in this price range. Breakfast was a good continental spread. I liked the little touches that showed the owners were thinking about their guests - such as the umbrellas in the stand by the front door in case you need to borrow one to walk the two minutes to the town centre.

Should I be heading for Bastogne again I will use this hotel again without hesitation.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Perfect place a block away from the main square. Hotel is very clean and staff are friendly. We stayed with our 6 yr old and didn't need to pay extra because we weren't using an extra bed. Bathrooms are clean and have nice hot water. We were treated with a nice firework show outside of our window, which was perfect with a belgian beer night cap.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank julrich78
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is the hotel where the Bamd of Brothers, 101st Airborne, stayed when they revisited the Battle of the Bulge site.

The accommodations were wonderful. The location was within walki distance of the 101st Airborne museum and the town center. There is a walking path behind the hotel that passes by several WWII memorials on the way to the main Memorial to those who fought.
The Resturant in the hotel had good food at a good price and the breakfast buffet was included in the price of the room.

Parking was plentiful and free, unlike the town center. So it was nice to be able to park at the hotel and still access everything.

This is a family operation and the couple who own it are lovely and helpful. We felt very lucky that we stayed there.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

Convenient walking distance from the main street, efficient helpful staff, clean and comfortable and good food in their own restaurant. Good value for the price. Quiet yet easy to find. They let us put our bicycles inside. We would return for sure. It was a good hotel to rest and recover from a long day biking. Don't miss the museum and the bike network built on abandoneed rail lines that goes all the way to the Ourthe river.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Conveniently located for the centre of Bastogne and the excellent Battle of the Bulge museums – two of these (‘I was 20 in 1945’ and 101st Airborne) are within walking distance, and the Bastogne Barracks and American Memorial are a short drive away. The hotel was being extended at the time of our three-night stay (the work is due to end in March 2013) but did not intrude on our visit. Adequate parking at the rear of the hotel. We had a large, comfortable room, and an excellent internet connection was available at no extra cost. No air-conditioning. The room rate was reasonable and quality food was available at good value prices. It was a pity that water at dinner was not chilled and that service was slow and amateurish. Few of the staff know how to smile!

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Melba for a long weekend trip to Bastogne. The hotel is in a great location just a short walk from the main square and the main shopping thoroughfare. I found the staff lovely and the hotel lobby area helpful with regards to area sites and attractions. True, they don't speak much English, but this is a rural part of French speaking Belgium, so I didn't expect much. While I did not eat at the restaurant, I did take advantage of the complimentary breakfast each morning. There was a wide array of the standard European breakfast fare; fruits, breads, yogurts, cheeses, cold meats, and beverages. The room was quite large, very clean and updated. I had a huge window looking out onto the town that allowed a wonderful breeze at night. If I ever get the opportunity to visit this area again (fingers crossed!) I will definitely stay at Hotel Melba again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Location is perfect, just one block off main square with many restaurants and tourist info office. Largest room we've ever had in Europe and updated as well. Breakfast more than adquate with hot choices, fruits, variety of breads, yogurts, cereals, etc. In-room coffee,tea and fridge. Many reference materials in reception area for battlefield and other touring. Staff- lady was very friendly and helpful, and she was there everyday. The man was not as much so, but I didn't find him hostile at all. Very clean, pleasant rooms. Be sure to get one of the walking tour maps of the town from the tourist info - excellent with historical signage at each stop.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Melba

Address: Avenue Mathieu 49, Bastogne 6600, Belgium (Formerly BEST WESTERN Hotel Melba)
Location: Belgium > Wallonia > The Ardennes > Luxembourg Province > Bastogne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bastogne
Price Range: $116 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Melba 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated in the centre of Bastogne (Arden) in a pleasant and residential area, the Hotel Melba offers you an absolute quietness, so that your stay is very pleasant. On top of setting, comfort from a world-international hotel and a first-rate substructure, we will accomodate you in a very warm way and with an efficient service. Private carpark, lift, facilities for disabled persons, fitness room, sauna, solarium and a seminar room is at our customers' disposal. Bastogne, Nuts-city, Paris-en-Ardennes, is a dynamic town with 300 shops even open on Sunday. Ideal base for exploring historic sites and the picturesque countryside. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Bastogne
Bastogne Best Western
Best Western Melba

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