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“Your Best Choice in Bastogne!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Melba

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Hotel Melba
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bastogne
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“Your Best Choice in Bastogne!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

I've been bringing tour groups to Hotel Melba in Bastogne, Belgium for many years - the hotel is my favorite in Bastogne and my groups have always been happy here. The rooms are larger than normal "european" rooms, beds are comfortable and the breakfast is excellent. The staff are exceptional here - very friendly and warm to all the guests, whether in a group or just on their own. The location can't be beat - just a 3 minute walk up the street to the main square. The restaurant is also great - including a nice selection of tasty Belgian Beer... You cannot go wrong with Hotel Melba - and don't worry about air conditioning - you don't really need it in Bastogne (even in the summer it really cools off here at night).

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

I work for a business that is based in Bastogne. We have been using this hotel for years. Best Western used a franchise system so they can sometimes be inconsistent. The Melba is a family run business and manages to perfectly balance corporate consistency but delivered with a personal touch. The hotel is smart to a good decorative standard. Free wifi, bar, breakfast etc all good. Overall one of the best value hotels I have stayed in.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

PLUS points: very friendly staff (family hotel), esp. the lady of the house (husband a bit grumpy), they also speak Dutch, clean rooms, coffee/tea facilities in the room (although in plastic cups), smart TV in the room, good WIFI-connection (free), face cloths in the bathroom, ample choice at breakfast, bicycles for hotel guests, quiet location but still within walking distance of the town centre (many restaurants), own parking space at the back of the hotel

MIN points: outdated rooms (is this still 4*?), esp. the bathroom (showering in a bath with a very awkward screen, toilet bit small and too close to the wall), our room smelled badly of cigarette smoke although the whole hotel is supposed to be smoke-free, walls too thin (we could hear the neighbours coughing all night), noise of the elevator, sufficient choice at breakfast but small portions for the cooked dishes (e.g. scrambled eggs were for just one person), TV playing in the breakfast room, restaurant unexpectedly closed on a Saturday night

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Yves S, Propriétaire at Hotel Melba, responded to this review, March 14, 2014
Madam,
First of all, I want to thank you for your review.
It is very important to get the feedback of our customers so that we can improve.
I would like to inform you that we are busy to renovate all the rooms of the BEST WESTERN Hotel Melba. Actually, 26 of our 50 rooms are new or have been totally renovated.
The "executive rooms are indeed new and larger, as they have a little sitting corner and a confort bathroom with separated shower and bath. Also separated toilet.
We invite you next time to take an executive room to satisfy you.
We think we have a very good price quality value and the fact that we are one of the best running hotels in the region proves it.
I am especially happy that you enjoyed the service of our staff.
I promise we will do our best next time.
Best regards.

Yves Stalars, owner.
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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We spent two nights at this hotel and it was great. Safe parking in the rear of the hotel. Nice large room. Breakfast was included and it was very good. Staff at the hotel were very nice and helpful. The hotel is located in a very good location, within walking distance of the main shopping area and many restaurants, as well as the Airborne Museum. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Flemish Brabant Province, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed here with a colleague during a stopover coming from a business trip. Reception was very friendely and a mistake made during the reservation was quickly solved without a comment. Very professional. Nice rooms with decent WIFI and even Internet on TV.
Breakfast was very complete. Overall, a place to recommend when staying in this town.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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New England
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255 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

My parents and I stayed here 2 nights in April of 2013, with the weather being damp and cold. We landed earlier in the day in Brussels and drove to Bastogne. We got a triple room with separate bedroom on the top floor and it was perfect for us. The breakfast was included and there was a lot to choose from and it was good. We also dined here for dinner on 2 evenings and it was excellent. The salads and soups were exceptional, the omelettes were filling and tasty, and there was a good variety of things to choose from. After days of travel and touring around, it was nice to sit in our hotel and have a relaxing meal. They had Battle of the Bulge memorabilia in the lobby and were obviously used to tourists visiting the area for the battle sites. There was a young bike team staying at the hotel during our visit as there was a cycling road race in the area. This is a family run hotel and the service was friendly and warm. It's a Best Western and lacks charm of some of the older options, but it was clean, a block from downtown, and welcoming.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

Conveniently located, very close to 101st Museum. Parking lot was small but safe. Were in the junior suite -- they allowed us to have 4 people (2 small children) in the room. Room was a bit tired feeling. Sound carried from hallway and other rooms. Breakfast was good with a decent selection.

Stayed November 2013
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Property: Hotel Melba
Address: Avenue Mathieu 49-51, 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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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