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Idea Hotel Milano San Siro
Ranked #374 of 427 Hotels in Milan
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“Beehive of the worst kind”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

I didn't choose this hotel...it was the official hotel for parents of ice skaters participating in the Junior World Ice Skating Chamiponship. The negative experience started from the moment of booking...it took 4 days of phone calls from US to Italy just to get an email confirmation of booking the hotel. The reservation specifically said Family Room for 3 with queen bed and sofa bed. The fee was also charged for 3 occupants...however all rooms are the same in this hotel. Meaning its like a beehive of "cells" that are aproximately 10 x 11 feet of living space, regardless of the amount of occupants. Our bed was smaller than double and my daughter slept on a cot with a 3 inch foam mattress. There's no closet or enough room to unpack clothes for 3 occupants. The hand held shower was leaking providing minimal flow of water wich was barely hot even though thermostat showed 42C. Most interesting that if you arrive on Saturday or Sunday the restaurant in the hotel is not open...you can get a delivery from the local pizzeria. The closest transportation is 10 min ride by taxi to the nearest subway stop...beware that the taxi meter starts running the moment its called...so sometimes the taxi would come in with 18 Euro before you used its services. Hotel provides "free" shuttle in the morning and in the evening to the train station however last shuttle was at 7PM. Please note that not one restaurant is open in Milan for dinner earlier than 7 which absolutely defeats the purpose of a free shuttle. After 3 days in this hell hole which is advertized as a 4 star hotel we simply moved to another hotel. This property is a motel at best with Ikea like furniture.

Room Tip: Stay at a different hotel..beware that all Idea Hotel are just like beehives
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Hamamatsu, Japan
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

Weve chosen this hotel cause near from Sansiro stadium. it takes about 20euro by the Taxi to the stadium.
The stuff was very kind. when we checked in she changed our room for large twin room because a little child together.
The breakfast room is very large and clean. There are lots of kind. I like cake. It was nice... If you wanted to shuttlebus from hotel to near station, you need to reservation in the front desk.

Room Tip: I recomend youre not booking a match day of Sansiro, itll be so crowdy and expensive.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2013

Animals next to the car park and viewable from the room. Rooms were spacious, clean and modern with excellent facilities. Plenty of free car parking. In a good location for visiting Milan and not too difficult to get to. Good English spoken by the staff who were very helpful. Good value for money.

Room Tip: Book early to get the rooms as they are cheap.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Moscow
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

Very good hotel in case you rent a car in Milan. Its quite far from the center of Milan but it has some advantages:
1. Easy to drive to outlets like Serravale or Fidenza village. You live outside of Milan so getting to the motor way fast no traffic jams.
2. Easy to get to the center of Milan. Metro station is about 5 km from the hotel. We usually drive to the metro station and leave car on the parking (not expensive on weekends almost free) It takes about 15 minutes by metro to get to the center of Milan.
3. Hotel has a huge free of charge parking.
In case you do not drive a car you better choose other hotel or be prepared to use taxi.
In the hotel on each floor there is a vending machine selling water, coke, snacks for a very reasonable price.

Disadvantages: no wi-fi in the room only wire. Not possible to connect by ipad or smartphon.
wi-fi in a lobby for 5 euro/hour or 9 euro 24 hours its epensive.
The breakfast is good but not too much to choose from.

Room Tip: Quiet place does not matter what side your room is. The hotel is new so I think all rooms are in goo...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

we have a group of 40 people who check in 15/12/12, during breakfast time on 16/12 and 17/12, the waiter and waitress in the restaurant attitude very rude to us, tell us we only have 15 minute for our breakfast, the way they talk to us is very rude, chase us away from the restaurant, they said they have other group come in later, dont understand why the hotel employ such a very rude staff , one of our customer tell them ' we will leave 5 minute later' , the waiter said in a very rude way' 5 minute is too much for u '. Hope the management will investigate this case and punish the staff.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

When booking it isays, free wifi, king size bed, coffee& tea in your room and breakfast.
1) Wifi was NOT free, it costs € 9 per 24h. Wifi should be free in every hotel
2) There were 2 beds in the room. You can imagine how full the room was
3) There was no coffee maker and no watercooker. I had to ask twice and got a water cooker on the last day. No tea and no coffee.
4) Breakfast was there indeed. Apparently breakfast means bread and scrambled eggs. There were however a lot of delicious cakes. The juice from the machine was actually lemonade.
I was however very satisfied with people working at the hotel. They were very nice. The bathroom was clean and complete. Everything (except the beds) looked very clean and proper. The hotel is located just outside Milan and it will take you 20 to 30 minutes to get to the piazza del duomo by car.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Constanta, Romania
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Reviewed 2 January 2013

Good location, close to Tangentziale Ovest (Milano Ring), easy acces from highway, so ideal for driving by, free large parking. Convenient as price, but this hotel need a renovation. And don't book a room for 4 persons. In fact, this room for 4, is a room for 2 with an extra bed. For 2, room is quite OK. Breakfast doesn't offer quite a large choice, but is good enough and suitable for a day start. Even if hotel need badly wall painting and new carpets, it'll be my choice for next trip to Milano. Staff is very friendly and service is OK. We were 4 adults (family) and we use the room only for sleeping. We used a rented car, and visited a lot of places in and around Milano.

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Idea Hotel Milano San Siro
Address: Via Gaetano Airaghi 125, 20153 Milan, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#171 Luxury Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Idea Hotel Milano San Siro 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located few kilometres from San Siro Stadium and the Racetrack, the Holiday Inn Express Milan West San Siro boasts a newly built and refined structure. The hotel is strategically situated near the exit San Siro-Fiera of the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road) and at a short distance from the exhibition poles of Milano Fiera Rho and Milano Fiera City (International Furniture Fair, Macef, Bit, Smau) which are easily reachable by a free shuttle service on request. The hotel also offers a daily free shuttle service at specific hours to the Red Line underground station of Bisceglie (Rho, Amendola Fiera, Duomo) allowing you to reach the wonderful Duomo square, do shopping in the fashion quadrilateral (Gucci, Prada, Versace, Etro, etc.) and have a classical Milanese aperitif. The Holiday Inn Express Milan West San Siro has 234 modern and bright rooms, equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV with LCD screen, wide selection of Pay per View films, ADSL Internet access and pillow menu. At your awakening, our Breakfast Staff will delight you with a delicious breakfast, enriched with quality products and homemade cakes. The hotel is provided with two modernly equipped modular meeting rooms with natural light and a respective seating capacity of 90 and 40 people. Tasty Coffee Breaks and delicious Business Lunches can be served on request. ... more   less 
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