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Older Melville hotel near highways with restaurant and free breakfast but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast and free parking
  • A couple guests thought the restaurant had good food and service
  • Some guests liked the food at the restaurant
  • Breakfast was well liked by a number of guests
Cons
  • A few guests claimed they were misled about the hotel having a pool and this became a source of disappointment
  • A couple guests thought the decor was dated and the bathrooms could use upgrades
  • A few guests complained of dirty carpets and being given rooms improperly cleaned
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 10, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated 3 minutes' drive from the nearest Highway 15 interchange, making this a good choice for road travellers making a stopover or those who want an easily accessible property.

This hotel is 100% non-smoking and each room comes with a hair dryer, an alarm clock, a desk and chair, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, cable TV, individual climate control and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed or two double beds. Some rooms come with a microwave and/or a jetted tub.

A free continental breakfast is included in all room rates and parking on site is free of charge. Pets are not permitted but service animals are welcome.

Other hotel amenities include a banquet hall, early check-in and late check-out and an on-site restaurant, Hojo's, that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Motherwell Homestead National Historic Site is a 39-minute drive from the property while the city of Yorkton is a 30-minute drive away. Melville Railway Museum and The Parkland Valley Sport and Recreation Centre are both a 5-minute drive away. Melville Country Club is a 3-minute drive away.

There are a couple restaurants nearby, like Melville China House (5-minute drive) and Western Pizza (3-minute walk). (All walking and driving estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
There was very little feedback to source for this analysis but of the reviews found and consulted, the negative feedback outweighed the positive feedback. 

However, a couple of guests thought the restaurant had good food and service while another reviewer complimented the front desk staff for being nice. 
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The Bad
As mentioned above, there were very few reviews to draw upon for this analysis. The majority of reviews were negative with guests criticizing the pool and the age of the hotel.

A few guests complained about the pool not being available for use during their stays. They claimed that they were led to believe the hotel had a working pool but found upon their arrival it was closed with no definite re-open date. These reviews were posted in 2011 with the most recent complaint about this filed in March 2013. 

It should be noted that on April 8, 2013, the pool closure was confirmed with a front desk agent (closed indefinitely) and the official hotel website has been updated to reflect this information.

A couple reviewers also criticized the hotel and felt the decor was dated and the bathrooms could use upgrades.
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TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 out of 1 hotels in Melville with an average rating of 2 out of 5 based on 4 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
5.9
Mediocre

Rated 5.9/10 based on 13 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 1 hotels in Melville


3 out of 10 | Christopher stayed July 26, 2011

"Disaster"

"Dirty and old the bathroom door would not even close. There was no clock in the room. There was a booze bottle hidden under the sink."

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Map Marker Howard Johnson Melville
21 Mall Road Along Highway 10, Melville, SK