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Studio, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Pondicherry, Union Territory of Pondicherry

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“Wonderful place to stay in Pondicherry”
Reviewed September 24, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We stayed at Melville service apartment Pondicherry from 3 RD September to 7 th September, family of 4 including 2 small kids one 4 yr old daughter, 2 yr old son. Stay was fantastic to say the least. The amenities what they have is pretty good to make anyone comfortable. The hosts are simply fantastic, Mr Anup & Mrs Mehek melvany both are accommodating, they will go out of their way to help others.
We stayed at penthouse, quartz . The space opens up to a wonderful balcony on 3 rd  floor, kids enjoyed playing games. Mehek had baked us cakes at 3 different occasions, and the welcome drink that she provided was very good. My son became a fan of mehak and ended up asking for cake every time she visited us.
Location of the apartment is ideal, walkable distance to most of the places , beach,ashram , Gandhi statue etc. Car parking is available .
Highlight of the stay is the food, and will gladly recommend Sindhi breakfast. We had dinner also, Mehak had prepared us very good sea food. Her culinary skills are exemplary. House keeping was excellent .
During the duration of our stay unfortunately TV cable reception was not available for most part of the stay.Mr Anup tried his best, but it could be rectified only by the last day of our stay.
At the time of checking out, Mehak prepared a wonderful cake for us and that just shows how well they take care of their guests.
Would love to visit again and recommend the place wholeheartedly.

Date of stay: September 2017
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GeanA65
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“A Place To Call Home -Mel Ville”
Reviewed August 30, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

For many, we often look for a place that vibes well with us, a place to call home. Like every other hotel or service-apartments, the expectancy in exchange for our good money is to be endowed with a posh experience while having everything taken care off.  In dire need for a homely feel, we stumbled upon Mel Ville-service apartment and based on the reviews, we seemed to have met our match.

The cleanliness, the beautiful display in the living room, array of toiletry, good ventilation, and spotless master beds were all fashioned in a creative manner and was nothing short of an impeccable presentation to welcome our stay. If I must say,  we were pleasantly surprised as our living quarter proceeded far from what the pictures looked like on the website.

After getting settled in, we were cordially acquainted with  Mr. Anup Melwani and his beautiful host of a wife. Our living quarter was spacious, comfortable and the right amount of homely feel. It seemed like we had won the jackpot!

What's more? Safety plugs for electrical outlets were set in place in keeping with a family setting. The location ideally favoured its occupancy as it is situated in the heart of Old Pondicherry (yet away from the bustling main road) with all major tourist spots within a kilo meter's radius of Mel Ville. In addition, a well equipped functioning kitchen made it all the more admirable as we could prepare our own meals. The WiFi connection as well was much appreciated to stream online movies for family movie nights.

The beauty of this place doesn't end there, Mrs. Mehak Melwani, had our breakfast laid out without delay. Everything from the welcoming drink to the last morsel on our plate was absolutely delightful.

The witty owner-come-host Anup seemingly born with the gift of the gab truly made for a great conversationist in regaling the tales of the old. He was quite helpful in arranging transportation, facilitating us with tourist spots and recommending the choicest places to dine (his own establishment being one of them). Over and above that, Anup is a life saver! He immediately stepped up to aid my brother to the nearest hospital (due to food allergies) in the dead of the night.

Drawing to a conclusion, Mel Ville is highly commendable in our books and has excelled in more ways than one. 

At the end of the day, a good business ensures our happiness and satisfaction but adding a personal touch and building a connection goes a long way than just paying the final bill. 

Besides checking out on all categories of outstanding services, this fine establishment is not just remembered for its pleasant accommodation but people ( Anup & Mehak) who opened their hearts to us as much as they opened their homes.

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SoumyaK12...
2 reviews
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“Best place to stay in Pondicherry to make your trip all the more awesome”
Reviewed August 15, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

We really like the hospitality by our host anup and hostess Mehek , his wife. They both are amazing. Bonus was Mehek's cooking which was awesome and authentic. Would definitely recommend to try once the cooking by Mehek. Apart from cooking , she's an awesome lady and took good care of our requests and was pleasent to talk to. Anup on other side managed things from helping us book cab to giving us details on Pondicherry tours and other programmes. Would definitely recommend this place if you are to stay at Pondicherry.

Date of stay: August 2017
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VJARORA
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Penthouse apartment was heavenly !”
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Stayed from saturday night to monday morning...very relaxing. Apartment was so clean and well provided. Mehak baked us lovely banana nut cake. great holiday destination. close to shopping places and restaurant and beach. Glad we went for the weekend...

Date of stay: June 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ThasleemH...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Mel Ville”
Reviewed May 2, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This is the best place I have stayed away from my home and felt like home, thanks to Mr Anup and his wife for being so kind and generous.Everything about Mel Ville is great. Everything in Mel Ville is as 100% as described ,tourist attractions and shopping hub are just minutes away . Easy to access. You would surely want to go back to live there if you went once.And I must say Mr Anup's wife(Mehak) cooking is just awesome , every dish she cooks is just first class.You wouldn't get a better place with all these qualities for the same price. Love it totally.

Date of stay: May 2017
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SwikritiS...
1 review
“Great stay, comfortable, pet-friendly apartment at a convenient distance to the beach”
Reviewed March 19, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Considering the fact that this was my first experience of staying in a service apartment, I would have to say I was absolutely amazed. Anup and Mahek are the best hosts one could come across and if I say Mahek's cooking is to die for, I would not be exaggerating a bit! What worked for me the most was the pet-friendly atmosphere (I was travelling with my dog), the clean, spacious and well- furnished room (comes with two private open spaces) and easy accessibility. I have had a very pleasant stay with family and hope to be back real soon!

Date of stay: March 2017
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Apr 8, 2017
Mam, we are grateful to you ( and to Leo primarily ) for giving us the opportunity to play host . Mehak came up with her best after you gave her a free hand with the menu. Your trust in her paid off ! All is well, that ends well - Cheers to you and your team ! Mehak & Anup
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DLSSCLARK...
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“I'll be back!”
Reviewed February 21, 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Everything about Melville exceeded my expectations. From the convenience of the location to the spotlessly clean, light, bright and comfortable space of the beautiful penthouse. It has been designed and built to a high standard with all the mod cons. The bonus was a lovely private roof terrace - perfect for a sundowner drink or early morning yoga.
Over and above, however, was the the genuine warmth and hospitality Anup and Mehak offer. Nothing was too much trouble - I was even aware of them putting 2 guests in touch (with their consent) so one could borrow the other's phone charger! Mehak's home cooking was delicious - easily the best food I had on my trip through India.
If you want a taste of the best Indian home away from home, then this is it!

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 18, 2017
The dwindling size of my paragraphs only goes to show that I seem to have exhausted my supply of stock responses (to guest reviews) over a period of time... but only until another morale boosting review shows up providing the impetus and verve to come up anew with material to respond...
So thank you, Mrs Clarke for awarding Mel Ville a top notch rating. We absolutely enjoyed your company, sitting up late, chatting and exchanging gossip. We now know a bit about palliative health care in the UK, do keep up the good work.
Our house keeping staff often reminisce your kindness and inquire after you.
Stay blessed !
Warm regards from Mehak & Anup
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