After having read the generally extremely positive reviews on this website, I must say that the hotel disappointed a little bit. It's an okay hotel with some definite pros, but there are also some downsides which deserve more attention here. The main problem I found to be the size of the room. My room was of the "comfort" type, which is the 2nd of 5 levels of luxury that the hotel offers. I would estimate the size of the room to be 10 square meter, roughly 3 times the size of the bed. That includes the desk and the wardrobe. The bathroom is not very generously proportioned either: no bath and a tiny shower. Two other smaller problems: water temperature in the shower not constant in the morning, no socket for a laptop near the desk (and all sockets in the room too small to hold my Dutch laptop plug - the only was was to use a socket in the corridor that the cleaning staff use for the vacuum cleaners).
But there are also several good things about the hotel. As other reviewers have remarked, the breakfast buffet is very good, certainly by Italian standards. Also great is the vicinity to the central station, which is litterally just a 5 minutes walk. The drawback is of course that the city center is far away, but the metro is only a 3 minutes walk away and it takes you there in 4/5 stops. Other pros: free wifi, good and quiet aircon, good noise isolation both from the street and from other rooms and the corridor, and very friendly and helpful staff. If I were to visit Milan again on a business trip then I would not object to staying here again, but I would first browse the web to see what other options there are because I find it a bit hard to believe that this hotel is really the nr. 5 of Milan, as TripAdvisor suggests.
- 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