Stayed here for a long weekend. Friendly, helpful reception. Very good location, walking distance to everything. I booked a suite so not sure what the other rooms are like, but the suite was of course very spacious. I had heard complaints about the beds being stiff and they are correct. The bed was much too stiff and was two matresses pushed together so was dealing with a trench in the middle. The room could vastly be improved with a new mattress.
The hotel is a bit difficult to find as the signage is minimal and it is up a flight of stairs to the lobby. There is no real lobby so to speak. Breakfast is normally served to your room or to a room behind the checkin desk. The breakfast included was simply a few croisants, oj, and tea or coffee. Eggs or anything else is chargeable. Given the rate I thought that charging 2.50 for an egg seemed a bit trivial.
For parking, you need to use fairly expensive public garages that are 10 minutes walking distance. Note that as of Jan 1 there is a city congestion charge of 5 euro per day. The easiest thing to do if you are going out of the city is to park at a metro outside the city as the parking is cheaper and you avoid the congestion charge and traffic and metro to the hotel. The metro stop is a two minute walk.
Also note that if you want to see Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper you can only reserve on the internet and you must book several weeks in advance, otherwise you will have no chance of seeing it, especially during the high tourist periods.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Locanda is an unexpected oasis of peace and quiet in Milan’s frenetic city centre. The elegant 18th century building is in a pedestrian area dedicated to shopping.Once you arrive you can forget your car – you’re in the very heart of Milan, close to La Scala opera house, the Duomo, the Stock Exchange, and the famous designer stores on via Monte Napoleone and via della Spiga.The décor is the creation of architect Vittorio Locatelli, who loves combining refined warm pastel hues with rough, natural materials, following his fancy wherever it takes him. His intention was to furnish the Locanda so that people would feel they were at home. He designed four suggestive rooms, each with a beautiful flower-filled terrace, a rare occurrence in a city like Milan.The atmosphere throughout is pleasant and relaxed, and prompt personalised service is guaranteed. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Antica Locanda Dei Mercanti Hotel Milan