Like many other reviewers we selected Hotel Berna because of its walking distance from the railway staiton, as we were coming by train from Venice. The area is awash with hotels. It was quite a dreary 25 minute walk to the Duomo, maybe on a weekday, there would be more activity en route, but on the weekend it was dull. True the metro is close, but walking in a city is always preferable.
We had booked through Hotel Club. We normally prefer to book direct with the hotel, but a positive from a booking site is the reminder several days prior to the booking together with a map.
Our welcome at the hotel was friendly and warm. We were allocated a room in a building on the other side of the road rather than the hotel itself and were told we were being upgraded from our "comfort" booking to "superior" booking.
Our room was absolutely fine. Openable windows, a fridge and a jug so we could make a cup of tea - quite unusual in Europe. All the drinks in the fridge were complimentary.
Another very positive feedback about Hotel Berna - they are 100% NON SMOKING. WONDERFUL. Thank you Hotel Berna.
We didn't avail ourselves of the Hotel Berna breakfasts, possibly our loss judging by the more recent reviews on Trip Advisor, but we were totally over indifferent coffee and chose to go to the cafe on the station side of our building, which served excellent Flat White equivalent coffee.
Wifi was included in the tariff and was fast and reliable. Again thank you Hotel Berna. Some hotel wifi connections are seriously sluggish.
A bonus for us was discovering Cafe Tuyo on the corner on the same side as the main hotel building. See my separate review. Unfortunately not open on Sunday..
Another bonus was a small Alimentari on the station side of our building. They sold very reasonably priced wine and were open on Sunday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you intend to stay in Milan for work or pleasure, the Hotel Berna is clearly your preferred choice. The Central Station, the subway, the shuttle terminals for the airports are at 200 m from the Hotel. The hotel services include 116 rooms, an underground parking space, meeting rooms and more... First of all, our welcoming smile. However, the smiles after will be many: when we welcome you and during your stay. And there will also be your smiles when you discover our qualities, the cuddles that we have reserved for you and the surprises prepared just for you. From the breakfast to the cleaning, from the choice of the room temperature to the silence. In the heart of Milano you will discover the atmosphere of one of your second homes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Berna Hotel Milan
- Hotel Berna Milan