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“Wifi is a joke. Micro shower. Constant noise.”
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Hotel Demo
Ranked #296 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wifi is a joke. Micro shower. Constant noise.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel is cheap and conveniently located to the train station. The free breakfast is ok, not great. The coffee is crap for the city standards and there is no fresh fruit. The shower is so small that you can't bend over and pick up something if you drop it.

Despite other reviewers saying it is a quiet hotel, my experience was the opposite. I think they hire people to bang pieces of metal together in the courtyard all day and night. The rooms are not at all insulated from each other either.

Worst of all is the joke of a wifi service. They give you a unique login and pass that is supposed to be good for 72 hours, but their dhcp server makes you log back in constantly with that long and complicated login info. And when you are logged in the speed is terrible. They need to hire a competent IT service and provide smarter authentication that is less onerous on the guests.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Excellently located close to the Central train station. The single room on the ground floor was small but adequate for a 2 night stay. The ensuite was clean with hot water. Noises outside the window at night were disturbing but I didn't feel insecure. The wardrobe had plenty of hanging space and an abundance of coat hangers. Buffet style breakfast included boiled eggs and a variety of cereals and pastries. Cafés and restaurants can be found in nearby streets and the train station.
Reception staff were very helpful.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

we stayed in Hotel Demo during our Italy trip in April 2012 for 2 nights. it located near main train station but walking distance around 10-15 mins, it seems not safe in night time, we 3 girls kept ALERT mode during the night time.

the room is very nice, have a garden view with a little terrace. but we stayed in the top floor, no lift, we were crazy on taking our big luggage to the room, no one helped us, we need to take the luggages separately, two gals took it each time. so consider another hotel with you have a big luggage.

Room price in Milano is very high, so it's seems cheaper price with such room, accetpable. have a private bathroom but no free wifi, u need to pay, one payment access one computer, cannot share, not cheap.

Room Tip: u better request a room in 1st floor if you have big luggages.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Bucharest, Romania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

It was good for two nights. But if I spent more than two nights then I think it was a problem because the rooms are small and not very confortable.

The location it is near the central station and the Dome it is at 20 minutes walking

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

This was by far the worst hotel we stayed at in Italy and I would not stay here again. I waffled between giving them a reveiw of "terrible" or just "bad", because the hotel itself was fine with some nice aspects and I can see how others could have decent stay here, but the service we got when things went wrong was about the worst I've experienced in several years of travelling.

First, the good points: The rooms themselves were fine (about what you would expect at the price point), and the hotel was in an decent location (nice neighborhood, close to transit and walkable distance from downtown if you are a walker). Our room was in another building, up several flights of stairs with a small, key-opperated elevator. The breakfast was an above-average cold buffet and the lobby was brighly furnished.

Overall staff was okay when things going well - I think it depended a bit on who was working and their mood. They would provide information when asked, and some were friendlier than others.

The biggest issue was the internet. The booking website claimed this hotel had free wifi, but they charged you 5 euros per night for a passworld would only work on one device. This would have been a minor irritation, but then the wifi didn't work!!!! I had to go down several times to get new passwords, many of which didn't work at all or would work only for a little while. Since our room was in a seperate building up several flights of stairs, this was a treck. And, instead of being apologetic about the whole thing, they then tried to charge us for every single password - about $60 for 2 days!! REALLY?!?! You charge people extra when things don't work? After arguing with them, we ended up paying for only one password per day, but the whole experience left us with a bad taste.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014

very nice location its only 5 minutes walking from centrale station,very friendly staff. nice breakfast. good room for the price we paid.The only negative its the noise from the traffic as our room window was looking/next in the street.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

The first thing I should note is that the room looks absolutely nothing like the rooms online. One of the reasons why I booked here was because I thought it would be safer than other hostels in the area because it has 24 hour reception, but I was placed in a room in a separate apartment building that you have to walk through a courtyard behind the lobby to access. The walls were paper thin, and I was kept up until 3 by some drunk man that I was too nervous to confront. Nothing decent to eat in the neighborhood, though it's cheap. Bathroom was clean. Breakfast was subpar, though the coffee was decent. Staff were friendly, though I would not recommend this place to anyone. Internet was fast but complicated to access.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Demo
Address: Via Tonale 14 | Stazione Centrale, 20125 Milan, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #296 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Demo 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 100 meters away from the Stazione Centrale and from the bus terminal for the airports of Linate, Malpensa and Orio al Serio, the Hotel Demo of Milan is a modern and cosy facility, embellished with the works of art of its owner, Enrico Nicodemo (also known as Demo), on display in the reception area, together with the works of other modern artists. During your stay in Milan, the hotel's staff will be pleased to provide information and great advice on how to get around the city and how to spend your free time. They will also reserve tickets for any cultural, sports or musical event at, for example, the San Siro Stadium. The hotel has a private parking area, internet point, reading area with magazines and a bar where you can enjoy a cocktail together with other guests, in a truly relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Does the Hotel Demo offer a Concierge service? Yes we do, including the advance booking of tickets to museums, sporting events and La Scala Opera House. ... more   less 
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