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“Fantastic Property in a Fantastic Location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Mela

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Hotel Mela
Ranked #260 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Chester, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fantastic Property in a Fantastic Location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

I booked this property last minute and I couldn't be more pleased. The location to the theater district is great, staff was superb. Yes the rooms were small but who cares! :)) the rooms were modern, very clean and comfortable. I would stay here again without hesitation!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nick Ivezaj, General Manager set the bar for service very high for his entire staff. Everyone was helpful, friendly and eager to help us. They took care of our every request quickly. They
made our visit and our stay very comfortable.
The location was great with lots of close choices and convenient.
We made new friends.
We lok forward to coming back to Hotel Mela. Zev and Fran Rosen

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

City hotels generally have smaller rooms, this hotel was no exception. That said the rooms are well appointed and clean. The staff are helpful and courteous.

During our stay we asked if larger rooms were available, we didn't persist with this line of enquiry when we were told that none of the rooms had dressing tables, which was our reason for the enquiry. The lack of a dressing table in the room, no lounge bar or common area in which to relax means this property didn't suit our needs entirely. After a hectic day blasting about NYC I'd like to relax in the hotel bar for a while away from the hubbub. Whilst the pub directly next door provided the beer, the ambience wasn't the tranquillity away from the relentless energy that is New York we were looking for.

In terms of value for money, Hotel Mela scores in providing a perfectly central location to the city at reasonable cost. If you want more space, and more hotel facilities, either dig deeper or stay less centrally.

If you are a city person used to the 24 hour stream of traffic noise, hooters and sirens you wont notice much of a change. If you are a country person, I would recommend earplugs or a hotel with triple glazing.

This is a good 'boutique' hotel, but if you prefer the extras like a hotel lounge/bar and a dressing table in your room, I'd 'go large'.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Murrells Inlet
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Hotel Mela is in a great location for theaters, museums, and shopping.
Rooms are a bit small but very comfortable. The hotel staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is no restaurant in the hotel but the Bistro next door provides room service. Also there is a very good restaurant directly across the street (Un, Deux, Trois) that is nice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
We will definitely stay there again. Oops, almost forgot to say that the Red Door (spa/salon) is also next door. Convenient!!

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

In a nutshell, Hotel Mela was great !
The rooms aren't huge but large enough. They were modern and clean and had everything one would need. The location is fabulous !!..... Times Square is a 2 min walk and subway systems all connect there do it is so easy to get around . If you get breakfast next door at the Bistro you will not be dissapointed. I would stay here again for sure !!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed here recently for a week on business with some leisure time. "Boutique" clearly is the American for small. Room was compact but comfortable and scrupulously maintained. Staff on front desk incredibly helpful and location was amazing - you are right where you want to be. Only downside is I was on the 11 floor but still found it noisy as the rooms are not double glazed. Guess if you are a city boy, you won't notice - I needed earplugs. Superb hotel but expect noise. An easy four star, five without the noise.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

I stay in NYC often. Rooms are well decorated, very clean and comfortable beds. While small, the rooms are larger than others in the city. Bathroom large (again, in comparison to others). All of the staff were friendly and helpful. Southern hospitality in New York. the Bistro next door is charming and delicious. I had breakfast and lunch there. My room did not face a street so I got a great night of rest. I'll stay here often. Great value!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Mela
Address: 120 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4050
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#105 Family Hotel in New York City
#166 Business Hotel in New York City
#169 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#171 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Mela 4*
Number of rooms: 233
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