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“Beautiful small hotel next to spectacular Milano central station”
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Starhotels E.c.ho.
Ranked #40 of 430 Hotels in Milan
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

This hotel was beautifully and perfectly designed. We were lucky enough to have views both times of the incredible central station. The second visit we had a gorgeous little terrace. The hotel is right across from the station so perfect to explore the region. I can't say enough about the design. The foyer is beautiful and open, with the whole green/ Eco thing executed perfectly. However the disappointing part is the place had no atmosphere. The gorgeous lobby doesn't operate properly as a bar, and we couldn't even get a coffee after our 20hour flight! Staff were grumpy and it just felt really corporate on both occasions, which was a let down given the unique design. The long line of suits at checkout didn't help.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

Excellent location just 2 minutes away from the Central Train Station and Metro
Very modern
Helpful staff
Breakfast - good
Aperitivo ... Average (expected more in Milan)
Uncomfortable pillows (all too soft)
Recommended

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MCami61
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Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights. Lovely hotel, most of the staff are very friendly and willing to help, bar staff were excellent and provided a superior service. The cocktail he made us was magnificent and came with nibbled!
Breakfast was lovely, fresh fruit, pastries, tea, coffee, cereals etc.
The room was spacious and very well laid out. The bed and pillows were the most comfortable I've ever slept on.
The metro is 2minutes across the road.

Thank cupcakeprincess1
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

My husband and I traveled to Milan in January. We drove to the hotel from the airport (which wasn't easy to do....highly recommend gps while driving through or in cities in Italy). Luigi at the front desk was very welcoming and super helpful, giving us info on where to go, what to do and what are the things that absolutely need to be seen! The hotel is directly across from the Central station, very well located in the middle of everything. We walked down to the Duomo and Galleria, as well as through the designer shops and corso Buenos aires. All walking distance, but just in case you have trains and buses to lessen the walk. There are restaurants all around that were really good, and the breakfast in the morning is plentiful and really fresh. The room was roomy enough for the both of us, and the bathrooms are really good, great pressure and water temp. The only complaint was the temp in the room at night, but that was nothing a little window opening couldn't fix. The hotel seems to have been recently renovated, so everything looked fresh and new, and again, the staff was amazing.
I would definitely think of coming back in the future.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

I went to Milan to get engaged. The trip was fantastic but this Hotel and the staff were not good. Firstly we had to wait over an hour in the lobby while they got our room ready. I then asked them the very best place to exchange money. The place they sent me was ridiculous. 19 percent commission. Already unhappy by this stage. I then said we would love to go to a restaurant not for tourists but where the locals go and eat. I already had a bad feeling about this. Sure enough when we got to the restaurant we were met by the hostess who asked us which hotel sent us and then marked that down. It was too late to go anywhere else. It was a tourist trap and the food was disgusting. Then we were awoken at 3am by a downpour of water through the ceiling of our room and had to pack everything up and change rooms. I said I wanted to speak to the manager but apparently here they only work Monday to Friday. The next morning I told them at the front desk what had happened and they merely said sorry and nothing else. When I did finally get to speak to a manager he apologized and said we would love to offer a 10 percent discount not for both nights but just the one night. I said absolutely not and I refused to pay for our first night. Eventually after a bit of back and forth he only charged us the one night. The only reason it gets 1 star. The floor we stayed on and the lobby also smelled like sewage. Not sure if it is because it is a "green' hotel. The city is fantastic, this hotel is not.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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8  Thank slamdunc007
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

The hotel is in an excellent location. Very close to the gare and to the metro line that leads to the coty centre of milano. The room was nicely decorated and clean. We very much enjoyed the breakfast.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ana M
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Reviewed 4 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Echo most of the time I travelled with my girlfriends for shopping in Milan as it is super convenient as it is next to Milano centrale .

It was renovated 2 years ago and this is the first time we went back.

The hotel staff was helpful, we asked for recommendation for food at late night (10pm) and they recommended us to such a good food place.


The breakfast was great with good selection. Though the bacon was a bit oily.

The room and facility was great, however it would be better to have offer free wifi during the whole stay not just for 1 hour. We picked the room which required us to pay more for wifi. But nowadays this is quite common to have free wifi everywhere. Given the metro also has free wifi to promote the city, I think the hotel should also consider that.


Having said that I would still come back to this hotel :)

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank JetsetterFC
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Address: Viale Andrea Doria 4, 20124 Milan, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Green Hotel in Milan
#22 Family Hotel in Milan
#27 Business Hotel in Milan
#30 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#34 Luxury Hotel in Milan
Price Range: £97 - £286 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Starhotels E.c.ho. 4*
Number of rooms: 143
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our striking 4 star hotel in Milan is next to the Central railway station, a few minutes from the city centre. Our innovative green hotel in Milan features intelligent design and low energy consumption, so as well as enjoying yourself, you'll know you are helping the environment. The look and feel is natural and elegant, with plenty of natural light everywhere thanks to the ample windows, terraces and other outdoor spaces. The new Starhotels E.C.Ho. Has 143 contemporary rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar (the Partnership with Eataly means new value and uniqueness for Starhotels’ offering.)5 meeting rooms, fitness room and more. ... more   less 
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