I didn't have any particularly high expectations coming in but I must say I was thoroughly impressed with this property. Unfortunately I arrived while One Direction was staying here so had to push through a mob of tween girls hanging around the hotel entrance. I was suprised there did not seem to be more of an effort at crowd control on the part of the hotel (this improved over the course of my stay). Once past the crowd, check in was friendly and efficient. I declined to be shown my room.
The rooms are very nicely decorated - everything is stylish and although classic does not appear to be dated. Bed linens and comfort are exceptional. The bathroom is modern and pretty, with very nice Acqua di Parma toiletries.
The turndown service was appreciated and quite thorough.
The breakfast buffet was exceptional and highly recommended - great variety and service.
The location of the hotel is fine. It is very close to the Centrale station (1 stop away) and the subway stop is right at the bottom of the little hill in front of the hotel. It is just a few stops away from the Duomo.
The concierge wasn't terribly helpful with restaurant suggestions, basically informing me (though he may have been quite correct) that there were not a lot of good restaurants open for dinner before the opera. My only other minor complaint was with the complimentary hotel shuttle to the Centro Storico - I was on my way to a performance at La Scala and requested to be dropped off there. I was told that the shuttle would not go to La Scala but could drop me off in Montenapoleone and I could walk the rest of the way. I thought this was a little odd and reflected poorly on the service but wasn't too upset. The driver ended up taking me to La Scala anyway, which resolved the issue.
Overall a very good stay at a very good hotel - some of the minor service aspects could do with improvement but I would definitely stay again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This spectacular landmark palace has been the natural home for international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. Recently refurbished by world-known designers, Hotel Principe di Savoia offers a winning combination of classic Italian design and the latest technology. The famous shopping district is nearby, while the hotel looks directly on the new Porta Nuova business area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Principe Di Savoia Milan
- Principe Di Savoia Hotel