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“Chic, sophisticated, and private . . .” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Antica Locanda dei Mercanti

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Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
Ranked #79 of 430 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
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“Chic, sophisticated, and private . . .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Location, ambience, service, privacy, and accommodations all shine.
Walking distance to the Duomo, Fashion District, and numerous restaurants - many without tourists in mind (ask the staff for guidance)- with outstanding cuisine.

Service simultaneously balances subtlety and perfection; one never has to ask twice.
The Loft room we used was chic, minimalist, and beautiful.
The price mirrors its exclusivity. Do not be fooled by the basic hallways.

For fitness buffs, there is an excellent private gym not affiliated with the hotel in the same building. It is small but terrific, with weights, boxing, fitness classes etc.

If an exclusive, sophisticated environment, awakening to morning church bells and the smell of fresh Italian bread as they prepare your breakfast, and warm smiles from staff all sound ideal, then this is the place for you. You get what you pay for.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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roswell, ga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

What a great choice! Our room was spacious, modern, clean, and beautiful. We were near the Castle Sforza and the Duomo. The room was more than we were expecting and the sideboard converted into a kitchenette, if we had needed one. The sofa would have converted to a bed. The front desk staff were always helpful and took care of our restaurant reservations. We were very happy with everything. Note that breakfast was minimal, with coffee, juice, rolls, and cornettos, but was good. Also note that although there is a small elevator, it does not start until after the first flight of stairs. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: We had a superior double and it was very spacious.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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sydney australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel was everything I wanted it to be, small, unique, friendly, interesting, quirky, modern and yet at the same time old. We felt like we were staying in a loft apartment rather than a hotel.
The location was excellent, just off via Dante and in walking distance to all the major sights, shopping and the Metro.
Breakfast was simple yet fresh and delicious.
I loved the fresh flowers in the room and the window boxes. There was also a photo of my children in the room when we arrived.
Just a hint, when you arrive the hotel reception is on the first floor.
Loved staying here so much.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

A wonderful atmospheric place to arrive in and a haven within a busy city. Very welcoming, helpful and friendly staff. Close to the interesting places to see in Milan, which seems a much more pleasant city to visit than I remember it 40 years ago.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014 via mobile

Great location, unique style, comfortable rooms, great staff, flowered private terrace, quiet back street just off Merchanti.
A little hard to find with just an apartment style buzzer at door and no directions to second floor lobby but WAY worth the search.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I can only echo the other reviewers who have heaped praise on this hotel. The service is excellent and the staff will try to accommodate personal requests. Our room was lovely, well decorated and had a beautiful private terrace, Breakfast is modest, but good quality. The location is excellent; we walked to major attractions, shopping, and even to the train station for a quick day trip to Lake Como. Should we return to Milan in the future, I'll seek out this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our experience at this hotel was wonderful!
It is a charming place, not like the regular hotel chain option. The location is great, right in the center of the city, within walking distance to the shopping areas, the Castle and Milan's Cathedral.
Friendly and welcoming staff, a luxurious atmosphere and large, quiet & comfortable rooms complete with fresh flowers.
We will definitely come back on our next visit in Milan!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Antica Locanda dei Mercanti

Property: Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
Address: Via San Tomaso 6, 20121 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#57 Family Hotel in Milan
#66 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#86 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Antica Locanda dei Mercanti 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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