As is true in many European hotels, there is not an elevator. For us, we loved being on the third floor for the view. If it bothers you, just make sure to mention it when you reserve.
That is absolutely the only negative. It was such a relief after so many other places we weren't so crazy about.
The hotel has been completely redone. Scrupulously clean. Comfy beds. Brand new bathrooms. Absolutely perfect location. Great, filling breakfast. All the construction in front is completed and it was very quiet. If you are anywhere in Melk, you hear the church bells. We can't wait to go back there. It was one of the best places we have stayed at in our many, many years of travel. The view from our room at the top was gorgeous. The owner is absolutely fluent in English, French and German and so kind - always a welcoming smile on his face. It is literally at the base of the Abbey. Should you stay there? YES!