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“Festive fun in New York!”
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Hotel Mela
Ranked #274 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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“Festive fun in New York!”
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed at hotel mela from 12th to 18th December and having not been to New York before we were very pleased with our hotel choice. We were on the 11th floor at the front of the hotel which we found great, we were never bothered by any noise. Our room had everything you need for a trip to NYC as we didn't spend much time there due to being out sight seeing. It was clean and had great facilities; we especially liked the hot chocolate available from reception in the evening! The front desk were fantastic (especially Adrian and Danny); they organised dinner reservations and taxis to the airport for us.
There are plenty of restaurants and bars close by and Times Square is literally a 1 minute walk away. The hotel location is perfect for 5th avenue, Rockefeller centre and time square. We had booked to see a show which was just down the road from the hotel.
The rooms were great and the bed was really comfy which was appreciated after the long days walking around! We will definitely book to stay at hotel mela agin due to the perfect location, clean and modern rooms and friendly staff. The wifi was also an added bonus as it meant I could FaceTime my family to tell them my boyfriend had proposed on Central Park ice rink!! All in all....a perfect trip away!

Room Tip: I had read about some of the rooms being noisy but this never bothered us!
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Boutique hotels are unique, which makes them special and not for "everyone". Hotel Mela is classy with an understated European hipness. It is not cutting edge nor tacky. It is, however, on the smaller side, but full of quality. The staff is extemely pleasant and efficient. Totally comfortable and a good value. If you desire large chain hotel "large size" and cookie cutter familiarity, this is not your place--this is special.

Room Tip: Depends what you appreciate: if you want light/view, you may have to put up with a bit of street noi...
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 5 nights over Christmas on the 16th floor.
The room was surprisingly big and the bed was extremely comfy! The room was cleaned every day and the staff were more than helpful.
The location was the reason why we chose Hotel Mela. Everything was within walking distance and the Christmas atmosphere was truly brilliant.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This was our first trip to NYC and we foolishly chose to come at Christmas time. The crowds were overwhelming but coming in from the chaos of the streets to the tranquility of this hotel was very calming. The staff are exceptionally friendly and accommodating. The rooms are very clean and decorated in a soothing ambiance. The location is ideal for Broadway shows, restaurants and sightseeing. We will likely return to NYC at a different time of the year and we will definitely stay at The Hotel Mela again.

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Tampa, FL
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

What a gem of a hotel! I'm afraid to trumpet all of its positives - I may not be able to get a reservation so easily in the future! This was our third stay at Mela and it continues to be a superb choice. So clean, so friendly, such a wonderful location. The "Long Bar" next door is such a comfortable place, and the French restaurant across the street is an absolute delight.

Don't think twice, don't pass go, don't collect two hundred dollars - go ahead and make your reservation now! You will not be disappointed.

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

The was a treat for my wife and I to see the Big Apple during the Christmas season . The hotel staff were very efficient and helpful, the "Superior" room was not the biggest I had been in but it was fine for a "base" .The room was made up each day, cleaned thoroughly and we always had a supply of good standard toiletries. The air conditioning kept the room nice and toasty. The real plus was location, location, location . We were on west 44th street in the theatre district right next to times square and 10 floors up which is just right to offset any noise from the streets .( this is a 24hr city with constant sirens and horns) . The location meant that you could make sorties out and if needed return with the many shopping items , quick rest then out again until whatever time you needed . Would I go there again ?? In a flash !!

Room Tip: Try to be around the 10th floor upwards , this will stop any street noise disturbing your sleep.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Great location, service, staff, rooms, and amenities. Absolutely loved my week-long stay. Loved the H2O toiletries. Free wifi! Excellent staff and friendly service. Great little French restaurant next door. All in all, one of the most pleasant NY hotel experiences! This will be my hotel going forward in NY. Hope they don't change.

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Property: Hotel Mela
Address: 120 West 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4050
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#179 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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