I stayed here on business in June 2009 for two nights and had found a good deal on Expedia including Alitalia flights. I particularly chose this hotel because it was one of the few hotels in Milan that had a swimming pool.
The hotel itself was nice, although it seemed they were using the lounge area as more of an art gallery than a grand seating area. It made it feel almost tacky, but luckily the room made up for that. Check in was very simple and we were in our room well within ten minutes of arriving. The room was impressively large with high ceilings and well kept furnishings. The bathroom décor was not to my taste and the room just large enough for one person at a time, but fit for purpose!
There was a thermostat/air conditioning control but it was so complicated (with no instructions) that I was not able to fully understand how to control it. Luckily the room was large enough that it didn’t get too hot over night.
Buffet breakfast was included in our room rate and was good as European hotels go. There was a small hot buffet, cereal, fresh bread, pastries, meats and cheeses. It was also possible to get some lovely Italian macchiatos on request.
Located in the South West part of Milan, the hotel was about a 2 minute walk to the nearest metro station and at 3 Euros for a 24 hour travel card it was very cheap, quick and easy to get to the City centre by metro.
The only really negative thing about my stay was discovering on arrival at the spa that for hotel guests it costs 15 Euros (for non-hotel residents it costs 25 Euros) to use the facilities during the week, with an additional 5 euros for a very fetching swimming cap if you had not brought your own with you. The facilities are free for hotel guests at the weekend and so I took the opportunity to check them out on the Saturday morning of my stay. I was very glad that I had not paid 20 Euros the previous day, as this was the only part of the hotel that was beginning to look tired. As well as the swimming pool (which was a generous size for a hotel) there was a Jacuzzi (which was not working), a sauna (which had a very stiff door) and a steam room. An interior designer somewhere had decided that it would be a good idea to put small white stones in every corner of the room and every corner of every step, which I thought looked less like a feature and more like a safety hazard!
Liked – The location and the room.
Disliked – The spa and charges associated with it.
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