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Hotel Melody Central
Ranked #45 of 56 Hotels in Cluj-Napoca
Reviewed 11 July 2013

This hotel is located in city center of Cluj. The location cannot be beat as it is walking distance to everything. Staff are extremely friendly, warm and helpful. Rooms are very clean. Everything you really NEED in a hotel however... rooms are not air conditioned. Windows open and get beautiful breezes but if you are planning a vacation in hot weather with hot nights I would not advise it. There is no elevator and with the european system the 2nd floor is really the 3rd so if you have trouble with stairs go elsewhere. They have provided a ramp that easily will accomodate sliding your luggage on. Hot water for the shower was no problem. Free breakfast was typical european style, more than adequate. As others have stated this is a very noisy location. Car horns, emergency sirens are common, but you are in city center. I found no trouble sleeping because of sheer exhaustion from travel. If you are a light sleeper or prefer upscale amenities of the US this is probably not for you but it is a wonderful european hotel with everything you NEED.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

This was my first trip to Cluj, while i loved the city, Hotel Melody Central has left me with a bad taste. After spending 21 hours traveling we were looking forward to a shower and a relax in the hotel before going exploring the city, this is were our problems started.
After checking in we headed to our room to discover that the lock on our door was loose and did not seem very safe. I then headed for the shower to find no hot water ( it doesn't mater what time of day you try there only seems to be hot water 50% of the time) there was also no door or curtain on the shower meaning the bathroom floor ends up like a swimming pool and quite dangerous. when we tried the tv all we got was blue screen, we mentioned this to the lady at reception on our way out and she said she would have someone look at it but on our return nothing had been done it took another trip to reception and two phone calls before someone came to sort the problem but i still ended up fixing it myself. While the room was clean and tidy and the bed comfortable they only provide two pillows and a blanket which was not big enough for the bed. Even though the room was booked as a smoking room there was no ashtray provided.
Things didn't get any better on day two, the breakfast buffet consisted of scrambled eggs and sausage's which was cold leaving us with cornflakes and coffee to set us up for the day not wanting to let any of this spoil or holiday we went to explore the city on our return we found my partners watch which had been left on the bedroom table had been removed from the room ( thank god we didn't leave anything more valuable behind).
The crowning glory to our stay presented itself on check out, our stay had been booked by a family member as a present using there credit card, even though the hotel had an electronic credit card machine and the card details they refused to charge the bill to the card. We explained to the duty receptionist that we didn't have much cash left for our journey home but no way would they budge leaving us to scrape together the last of our cash for the bill and no money for the journey home. I am sure had we been more dishonest and just left they would have been able to recover the bill from the provided credit card details.
Please don't let this review put you off visiting cluj, I will be returning as i loved the city but will not stay at Hotel Melody Central again

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

I head a great experience in hotel melody because is in the heart of Cluj Napoca and is very clean!Andy the receptionist is very profesional and helpful!The prices are ok.Definetley i will return.Thank`s

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Georgebalika
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

Hotel Melody in located right in the historical center of Cluj, in Unirii Square, right next to St. Michael's Cathedral. The staff was friendly and the room was OK. No breakfast (or restaurant). There's a KFC restaurant right next to the hotel, if you want to grab a quick bite. Of course, there's some traffic noise, but that goes without saying, since the hotel is located in center of the city.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ankutz
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Whenever we come to Cluj, on business, on holiday, we stay at the Hotel Melody. The location is fantastically convenient, right on the main square with views of the beautiful Gothic ancient church and Cluj' other historic buildings. The Melody building, as far as we know, has always been a hotel. It was the The Nagy Gabor Central and then the Central; so there is strong atmosphere of continuity, tradition and excellence. The rooms are very comfortable, and very clean. The buffet breakfast which is included in the price, is sumptuous. For us, one of the most important things about the hotel, is its staff - Laura, Andrei and Lavinia on the desk; Ildi, Lidia, Sandor and Feri who take care of the rooms. It is always such a pleasure to see them all, and if you have any problems, or needs, they will always do their very best to resolve them with a smile. Between them, they speak Romanian, Hungarian and English, and have great patience with us, practising the languages of Transilvania! We always stay at the Melody because of the staff, location and deep sense of history we can still feel there.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

We very much enjoyed our stay here in April 2012. This was our first time in Cluj so we wanted a central location. Our room was obviously freshly decorated, spacious and afforded a superb view on one of Eastern Europe's finest churches. OK there was some traffic noise, but it was not a problem. The plumbing was a bit eccentric, but settled down after a while to give showers of satisfactory temperature. The breakfasts were excellent with plenty of choice and there was tea. Glad to see that Romania (a coffee nation) is now acknowledging that tea drinkers do exist.
Staff were friendly and helpful. We would certainly consider staying here again.
Comrade Strelinikov
Oxford England

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank strelnikov
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

Nice building. Excellent location.
Had a terrible time explaining the staff that one of the beds is broken. They offered me advices on how to level it up with some pillow and didn't want the change our room or to change the bed.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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Address: Piata Unirii 29, Cluj-Napoca 400098, Romania
Region: Romania > Transylvania > Northwest Romania > Cluj County > Cluj-Napoca
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #45 of 56 Hotels in Cluj-Napoca
Price Range: £44 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome! MELODY HOTEL CENTRAL is among the most representative and catering accommodations in Cluj-Napoca, building is operated as a hotel since. XIX century. Classified three star hotel quality and meets European standards, being equipped with the most modern amenities in order to offer customers multiple facilities for accommodation, table, business, conferences, seminars, and other types of events. All 26 accommodation rooms, single or double rooms, standard or luxury apartments, are modernly equipped and benefit from, working desk, minibar, TV, free wireless internet, local and international telephone line, Bathroom with shower or bathtub, hairdryer. Luxury apartments are equipped with spacious bathrooms with bathtub. The hotel has also large halls which facilitates meetings for 100/180 guests, possibility of organizing banquets, weddings, Salons Artificial and natural lighting, offering an elegant and intimate kitchen after the most demanding requirements, well qualified and friendly team is waiting with menus and both Romanian traditional dishes but also with European and international specialties. Why choose Central Melody!! We are in the central area of the city, and 5 minutes walk from City Hall of Cluj-Napoca, area clinics, where is the most important art objects, historical, cultural, religious, and the most sought hospital units. We are 5 minutes walk from Babes Bolyai state University, 15 minutes to Botanical Garden. We are 20 minutes drive from Cluj-Napoca International Airport. We offer a wide range of quality services at competitive prices negotiable especially punctually the line of accommodation, space for events, telephone and Internet connections. Well qualified and trained staff, friendly and helpful will provide exceptional treatment throughout your stay in our hotel. You will find most interesting and advantageous discounts, bonuses, incentives and free, depending on the level, complexity and extent of services requested. We have two function rooms equipped to organize any kind of event, ensuring complete privacy and safety. The bar of the hotel, arranged at ground floor, offers a great space for coffee and tea business, meeting friendly offering prices for every pocket and soft drinks, and fresh natural sites and special cocktails. For us there is no second place in terms of customer service, so we have completed the motto: "Heart of Transylvania tourism." ... more   less 
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