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“best position, great price, fantastic staff”
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Hotel Star
Ranked #70 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Howick, South Africa
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“best position, great price, fantastic staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I was travelling to Milan alone and wanted to be right near everything so I wouldn't have to spend loads of time wandering back to my hotel every evening. The bed was comfortable, the staff unbelievably friendly and helpful, not just to me but to the other guests I overheard dealing with them. The breakfast was good, and as I dont do sweet things for breakfast, it was great to have freshly made scrambled egg with lovely hams served, as well as the croissants etc that most guests prefer. The wifi was free and fast, which for a traveller who likes to keep in contact with business back home, it was much appreciated. The price was reasonable and I would stay there again in a jiffy, and Milan was an incredibly friendly, easy city to be alone in!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

Excellent location, next to the center of the city, close to everywhere, (subway, station, attractions, ...). Clean. Good breakfast for this type of hotel. Polite personnel.

Small room, which is not renovated like the advertisement, no nice animal paintings. Smelling at the bathroom, which disappeared the second day. Slow internet.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

The location doesn't get any better than this! It is equally within walking distance of the Duomo, La Scala, Sforefzi (spelling) castle, and the beautiful old shopping arcade near the Duomo. We are older, and not able to walk long distances, but even we could manage these walks! We only needed the Metro 1 day, and that was easy enough even for non-Italian speakers. Stay here if location is important to you.

Street noise from traffic was a problem until about 11-12 pm, then it quieted nicely, until morning rush hour.

Breakfast was ordinary fare, not exciting but generous enough to fill you up for many hours. Staff was always pleasant and very helpful.

Elevator very small - my wheelchair barely fit, and getting a 2nd person next to me was quite a feat of maneuvering!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Constance B
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Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

Although Milan hotels are the most expensive hotels in Europe, Hotel Stars price is reasonable because of the location. La Scala theatre, Castle Sforza, Duomo, etc. only five minutes walk. A little bit old furniture. Breakfast was delicious, especially coffee but not much kind. There is no slippers in the room.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2013

My husband and I were in Milan for a business conference that he was attending. The location of this hotel was perfect. A short 5-minute walk to the Duomo, shopping and sightseeing. While my husband was attending the conference, I felt very safe to walk around in the day and the evening. There were many restaurants, bakeries, etc. nearby to have a meal. The rooms were very clean with wood floors and windows that open. The bathrooms were updated and also very clean. We checked in at 8 in the morning so our room was not ready but the staff was very helpful and stowed our luggage while we went to have breakfast out on the Duomo Piazza. The breakfast at the hotel was an Italian breakfast, which we loved and was plentiful and nicely presented. The staff at the desk was always attentive to help with taxis and restaurant suggestions. We arrived at the Malpensa airport, took the shuttle train to the Cardona train station and then it was a short taxi ride to the hotel. Be sur to have the address of the hotel because there is a chain of 'Star' hotels in Milan and this is not one of them. When the taxi driver saw the address, he immediately knew the address. We would definitely stay here again...for the star rating and the price, it was an excellent choice. We noticed that some of the nicer hotels were closer to the train station but definitely further away from the Duomo Plaza....which is where the center of activity seems to be in Milan.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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Zug, Switzerland
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

Hotel Star is a great little hotel. The rooms are very nice and clean. The beds are very comfy. The staff is exetremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is very good. There is some noise from ventilation but I think this is everywhere in Milan, it did not prevent me from sleeping. Can only recommend it. Will go back there if I go back to Milan.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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DAVMIL5306, Direttore generale at Hotel Star, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
You are too kind. THANK YOU!
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Star for a single night before flying out of Milan, and were pleased with the hotel. The location was excellent - short walk to the Duomo, near the busy pedestrian Via Dante street but still relatively quiet, about a 10-15 minute walk or short metro ride to the Cadorna train station to catch Malpensa Express train to the airport, rooms exceptionally clean. Room not entirely soundproof. Buffet breakfast was also very good.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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DAVMIL5306, Responsabile reception at Hotel Star, responded to this review, 26 February 2013
Thank you. We think that you have been very helfull for next guets. Regards
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Property: Hotel Star
Address: Via Dei Bossi 5, 20121 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#63 Business Hotel in Milan
#84 Family Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Star 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
he location is perfect!Small and original, in the heart of Milan, in via dei Bossi, Hotel Star is the perfect solution among 3-star hotels in the historic center for both business trips and vacations for art, culture and shopping.A two minute walk from Teatro alla Scala, five minutes from piazza del Duomo and 300 meters from the subway, 30 very comfortable rooms, wireless internet, efficient amenities, courtesy and cordiality.An original and pleasant decor typify the 30 rooms at the Hotel Star which, thanks to all the necessary comforts and amenities of a 3-star hotel in downtown Milan, is the perfect solution for both business trips and vacations at a hotel in Milan.With parquet floors, especially important for allergy sufferers, there is an elevator to the rooms which include a choice between the classic, superior and economy categories.The rooms at Hotel Star can accommodate one to two guests in absolute comfort; the beds are large and, in the superior single, there is a full bed. Some rooms have a private bathroom with a shower or tub (multi-option shower/sauna and jacuzzi in superior and classic rooms), telephone, hair dryer and courtesy line. There are direct telephones, satellite televisions, a minibar, coffee and tea maker, safe and air conditioning. ... more   less 
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