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“Home away from home in heart of Pondicherry”
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Studio, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

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Vidisha B
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4 reviews
“Home away from home in heart of Pondicherry”
Reviewed February 17, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We wanted a laidback vacation away from hustle and pollution of Bangalore over the long weekend and while looking for serviced apartments, came across Mel Vile. The owner was kind enough to adjust us in the busy schedule. Just loved our three day stay at their penthouse property named Quartz.
The hosts, Anup and his wife Mehak, are really cool folks who made sure we had a comfortable stay and even helped with planning the itenary. Mehak welcomed us with a drink even at 11 pm and sent over an amazing homemade pasta and foccacia bread for lunch :)
They were available 24X7 over phone for smallest of things like where to shop!
Coming to the property- The place is big enough for 3-4 people with two washrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. We got complimentary wifi as well. The fact that this comes with the terrace was cherry on the cake. The interiors are tasefully done and everything around just eludes positive vibes. We had a car, and got a safe parking inside the complex itself.
Location- the place is in the french colony, very close to most places of attraction.
Staff - we hardly needed anything, everything was fully functional. But the house keeping staff was really professional as you'd expect in a 3- star hotel.

The vibe of this place is in sync with the vibe of the city. All in all, I know where to stay next time when i visit Pondicherry!

Big kudos to the hosts :) Thanks for having us!

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Management Response
Mar 5, 2017
Wow ! A nice long paragraph extolling the virtues of the pent house with a generous dose of
compliments thrown in.
Prospective guests are provided with unbiased information and an idea of what to expect.
As hosts we can’t ask for more.
Hugely appreciate your post – Thank you Mam !
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Parthiban...
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed February 9, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Anup was really helpful from the beginning. Sad we couldn't extend our stay. The apartment is luxurious and well maintained. No negative points at all. Would definitely recommend.

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Management Response
Feb 13, 2017
its not often guests are prompt with posting reviews. To that act - hats off ! It was a pleasure keeping communicated with you on What's App all along the way. Yes! I wish you had stayed longer, but I guess there is gonna be a next time... until then, here's wishing you a successful life ahead.
Anup
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Clean & Perfect location”
Reviewed January 25, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

'Melville'is located in the heart of Pondicherry. All sightseeing places are easily accessible from here. A safe & good parking facility available. We stayed at the Penthouse which is very spacious & well ventilated. Rooms are very Clean & pest free so that you can have a comfortable & No worry stay with kids at 'Melville'.
Mr. & Mrs. Anup Melwani were so supportive. They assisted with auto rikshaw & two wheeler rentals which were authentic. Ms. Mehek was really helpful & caring. Her pasta & ice cream was very yummy. Thank you so much.
We recommend 'Melville' to all those who prefer a comfortable & calm stay in Pondicherry.

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Management Response
Feb 13, 2017
I remember you were recommended Mel Ville by some of your friends who had been our guests a couple of months back.
I guess you came with great expectations and from all the nice good things you commented on the review, it seems, your expectations were met. That,s impetus for us to keep on our toes and strive to provide the best service possible at all times.
Mehak & I thank you for being so prompt with your communication all along and for the invigorating comments
you attributed to us. Stay well !
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“Conveniently located bright & airy private space”
Reviewed January 10, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Super accommodative hosts (stayed 10 days with my elderly dad and they catered to all our whimsical needs). The day we landed was a bandh with all establishments closed, but they provided us with a lovely supper. Other highlights, convenient location, lovely food from Mehak's kitchen when you need it, bright & airy space with privacy (a rarity in India), tasteful interiors, very clean and well maintained.

Am coming back next time I visit Puducherry. Thanks Anup & Mehak for making our stay warm and comfortable.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 13, 2017
Mr. An Sub, sure glad your relatively long stay went off without a hitch. Your requirements were discerning and meager all at once
hence we came up trumps!
Thank you for taking the time off to post us a five bubble review.
That,s motivation enough to keep at it, get it right, always, every time !
Mehak & Anup
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edhingra8
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
1 review
“Mel Ville: Home away from home”
Reviewed December 28, 2016 for a stay in December 2016

A rating of 11 out of 10 will not be out of place to express our appreciation for the warm welcome and pleasant stay accorded to us by both Anup and Mehak of MEL VILLE. Good food, well maintained rooms and decent house keeping facilities make the hallmark of a pleasant stay and all of these were evident at MEL VILLE in abundant measure. We highly recommend MEL VILLE for a stay at Pondicherry.

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Management Response
Dec 29, 2016
A 11 out of 10, Wow ! We have always aimed at a perfect 10 but I guess team Mel Ville has a new benchmark set out for 2017.
Thank you for graciousness Mam !
Here's wishing you and the family a great year ahead.
Mehak Anup
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Sumit113
1 review
“Awesome and way different experience”
Reviewed September 6, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

"Best Vacation Ever"...We had the pleasure of spending a week in early August, 2016 at the Mel Ville service apartment in Puducherry. The home was wonderful, spacious and located in the heart of the city; just a km away from the Rocky beach, it is quiet and restful. The family members were very helpful throughout our stay. Local shopping for necessities and reasonable priced restaurants were just a few miles away. We hope to return often!

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Management Response
Sep 7, 2016
Sir / Madam
the pleasure to host you was ours ! You were kind and patient even when we faced a power shutdown during your stay. Speaks volumes about about the kind of people you are and we value such evolved guests. Best Wishes !
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Davidjose...
Coimbatore, India
2 reviews
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“PRETTY GOOD.”
Reviewed August 23, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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person found this review helpful

From the reception towards the entry and till bidding bye, the treatment was awesome.
Very clean and tidy.
The requirements were met/answered instantly.
House keeping is very nice and the maids are very polite and obedient.
A little more roof garden would bring more ambiance.
Free WiFi may be provided. (the present offers from BSNL is much cheaper than other Operators)
The pick-up and drop was arranged by them itself, which was very convenient.
In a simple words to describe the stay... " IT'S A HOME, FAR AWAY HOME"

God bless them.

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Management Response
Aug 27, 2016
Sir / Madam,
You were model guests who spent three long days but managed so well on your own that we hardly felt like we were hosting you.
We take your feed back seriously and hope to implement the suggestions therein.
Mehak & I thank you for opting to put up at Mel Ville and for your time, effort and patience !
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