I booked this hotel based on the Trip Advisor ratings, but somehow didn't fully appreciate how central this hotel was -- 5 minute walk to the Duomo, 5 minute walk to La Scala, 10 minutes or less to the Castello. It's near the metro and the tram runs a block away, so you can also take public transportation to the Central Train Station or to the Cadorna Rail Station for the express to the airport if you don't mind lugging your luggage a couple of blocks and negotiationg stairs (I took a taxi, which was about 10 Euros).
The staff is very nice and helpful and speaks excellent English. The rooms are o.k., clean and comfortable if not fancy. The rate for Milan was excellent. I booked a room with a "standard" shower, which was roughly the size of a phone booth. That was not an issue for me, but be forwarned if it is for you and be sure to book one of the rooms with big showers, whirlpools, etc. I was facing an interior courtyard so it was extremely quiet.
If you want to use the internet and didn't bring your own laptop to use their WiFi, they have a tiny ebook computer you can use for free. If you can't deal with the tiny screen, or you want to be able to print, there's internet in a business centre-like facility in the Duomo metro station (The hotel staff didn't seem to know about it and I didn't see it mentioned in my guidebook).
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Star Hotel Milan