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Hotel Maison Borella
Ranked #81 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Sweet little hotel”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Here on work, I was initially cheesed off to not be able to book a room at the Nhow Milan. Even less happy to find that i was staying at a hotel overlooking that stinking eyesore that is the (nearly empty) canal. Nevertheless, what a lovely little hotel this is. There is a courtyard inside, I'm not sure if all rooms face onto the courtyard but mine did, so not only were eyes not feasted on the visual delight that is the aforementioned shopping trolley, tyre, and splash of urine canal, I had a lovely and cosy look onto a courtyard. Very happy. Reception were attentive and polite, the room was nice, clean, and contemporary. All in all, a great place to stay if you're working in that district of Milan. There's some great local restaurants, and its not too far from the Cathedral if you're there on pleasure. The breakfast deserves a mention too. I didn't really indulge, but what i had was good, fresh, and tasty. There was a good variety too.

Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

This was our first. Time to Italy and Milan, and using other travellers reviews I booked into this hotel. I was not disappointed.

The staff were very friendly and happy to chat in English which was necessary due to our poor Italian skills. The room (and hotel) was very clean, was able to be very dark if you needed it to be (especially after 24+hrs of travel), was quiet even though the below street got busy, offered a great range for breakfast (cold options only), and was in an awesome location - easy 3 metro stops to main tourist attractions - and had huge range of restaurants in the same and surrounding streets.

The only negatives of our stay, the shower door didn't close properly, so the bathroom floor got very wet.

Overall we had awesome stay and would recommend to anyone. if we're ever in Milan again we will look to stay here again.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

To everyone who is travelling to Milan, I would strongly recommend this hotel. The location is amazing on the canal. It’s very romantic at night, and there ate lots of restaurants around it. You will have to walk a bit to the main square of Milan, but the walk is totally worth it as you pass by some of the beautiful streets of Milan and some good stores for shopping.
The hotel itself is very clean and quite, and the restaurant downstairs serves good quality classic Italian food. Our only complaint was the breakfast was not very organized. They kept running out of eggs for all the guests. However, it was a minor issue that did not ruin our overall experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Uberlandia, MG
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

After 16 days travelling, 3 cities visited what we just need we found at Maison Borella: Tranquility, nice place, good service and attention.
All the staff are highly motivated to create an environment for happiness.
Honest breakfast, everything 100% fresh.
Charming rooms with nice bath.
Located on a hype village, surrounded by artists, restaurants and antique shops.

Room Tip: Room 202 good cost benefit. Top rooms at the roof are nice but not cheap.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

My husband's company puts him up here for work, so it's not like I had a choice of where I stayed on my recent trip to Milan. That being said, after my six nights here I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Milan. The hotel is fabulous in every way. The guest rooms are terrific, well-appointed, clean, and comfortable. The staff from the front desk to housekeeping are super warm, professional, and helpful. The breakfast is actually really good. The location is terrific. I really could not be happier with this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed in a beautiful room with a balcony over summer, overlooking the bustling vibrant nightlife of Naviglio district in Milan.

What a beautiful hidden gem of a boutique hotel in the heart of the jazzy vibes!

Breakfast was almost like being back at a farmhouse in England, and the staff are very accommodating and cater to requests for intimate cocktails and nibbles to be brought up to the room.

worth a romantic getaway stay

we hope to return soon!

Room Tip: ask for a balcony room, for an extra treat but beware busy nightlife just outside til the wee hours...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Excellent hotel ,we were upgraded to a junior suite which was excellent ,superb breakfast and facilities. Location good in atmospheric Canal district ,convenient to Number 3 tram line to city centre. Number of shops and restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Junior suite if upgraded !
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Maison Borella
Address: Alzaia Naviglio Grande 8, 20144 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Navigli , Porta Ticinese
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Maison Borella 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4 star hotel situated on the Naviglio Grande in central Milan. This hotel offers Superior Rooms and Junior Suites designed with in a classic style. ... more   less 
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