An quiet, well maintained property, located just a stone’s throw from the Santa Maria delle Grazie church (famous for the Last Supper) the Antica Locanda Leonardo is just as elegant as the exclusive Corso Magenta neighbourhood in which it is situated.
A short, ten minute walk gets you to the Milano-Cadorna station from where you can catch the Malpensa express to the airport. (I walked down to catch my train at 5:00am and it felt extremely safe, although it was very quiet at that time. Tip from the manager: If you’re travelling early, buy your ticket a day in advance). Several other popular sites such as the Sforza Castle, Fashion District, Brera etc are also located around this area.
The boutique hotel itself was well appointed, quiet and comfortable with a quaint breakfast room and friendly staff. The bathrooms were clean and well furbished. The night porter, who also looked after the breakfast room was very friendly and helpful and the rather garrulous but friendly manager of the property was extremely cordial and helpful to all his guests (even loaning his cufflinks to someone!) and particularly concerned that visitors who came in on long-haul flights, were not made to wait for inordinately long hours for a room if they could help it. The continental breakfast, although not lavish, was of good quality and the cozy lobby space had a computer for internet access and opened out into a lovely garden. Several interesting restaurants/ cafes and a provision store are close at hand, although I must admit I did not have an opportunity to try out any of these.
Even though I was not able to secure a reservation through any of the popular booking websites, a direct email to the hotel was very promptly answered and I had no problem with my room. The rates are rather high but not unreasonable by Milan standards.
Book well in advance if you want to see the Last Supper (or you’ll have to pay for a city tour with the ticket bundled in) and an opera at the La Scala. A walk through the Brera & Fashion District is a “must do”. And of course, don’t miss the Duomo!
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