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Hotel Rio
Ranked #234 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Yes it is close to Duomo, yes it is cheap but it comes with a price. We stayed at some amazing places on this trip so we were due for a let down and we knew when we booked it we were not going to get the B&B treatment but come one! Very small rooms right on the street, very old looking and run down. Says recently redone but doesn't look like it. Only a couple of tables in breakfast area so very crowded but cappuccino was very good but it took a while to get and felt like a bother asking for another one. The room key is about 3 pounds and we went out without it several times and one time the desk clerk says I will take it?! We mentioned the refrig in the room didn't work and desk clerk(another one) says we know........that was it! Very central located but I wouldn't do it again. The 3rd bed for our son was basically a drawer for him to sleep on. A fold out type bolted to the wall.

Room Tip: At night the city calms down so it was quieter but we just wouldn't do this again!
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

tiny room - bit dark - overlooking brick wall and air con units but did ask for a quiet room so that was ok - front of hotel on main road so can understand this. ok just for sleeping and showering. Location is fantastic. I stayed in 3 hotels for 3 nights in Milan and this was worst hotel in the Best place... would have been better to stay here for whole trip as so central... staff mixture of lovely and indifferent...breakfast ok... eat as much as you can cos Milan so expensive... Good for the money..

Room Tip: me and my friend booked single rooms at this one as not much different to a twin room, got there bi...
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Thank Theresa J
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This is a standard 3 star city hotel - ok for 1-2 nights, but nothing to remember.
It's best feature is its location - it couldn't be more central, just around the corner from Duomo and shopping area, with direct metro connection to the central station.
Basic room, new and clean, rather small but good enough, with everything necessary. Bathroom is also basic but clean and quite spacious.
Breakfast room is really small for such hotel - only 4-5 tables so it may take some time to wait. Nothing special for breakfast, but they make coffee on a good coffee machine.
We had room facing the street - nice city view but it's terribly noisy. The trams run late at night very often and it's really not possible to sleep with open window. Even when the window is closed you still hear the trams very well so don't take these rooms if you're a bad sleeper.

Room Tip: Don't take a street view room - noise of the trams is irresistible
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

The hotel was just round the corner from the cathedral and a few metres from the metro. Main downside was the noise from trams in the street under our window which seemed to run continuously from early morning to late night. Some of the staff were lovely, others not so. The dining room was small and cramped.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 22 May 2014

It's located two minute walking from the Dome and metro station. This is its strong point. My room was very very small. But it was ok for one night. The staff was very efficient. Good breakfast in the tiny breakfast room.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank IrinaStanescu2013
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

The room was very small and cramped but clean and tidy. Breakfast was a no go area, once again too small, so we found a great patisserie around the back.

The staff where friendly and the location is great but i would no go back. Three nights was too much for such a small space.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The location really is great, you have just two minutes to spend when walking to the cathedral, the subway stop is just around the corner. The street rooms are a bit too noisy, but spacious, and the breakfast is good, staff also.

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Address: Via Mazzini 8, Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
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Ranked #234 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Price Range: £68 - £160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 350
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