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STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™
Ranked #73 of 427 Hotels in Milan
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“Fantastic location and room”
Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We loved the location of this hotel very much. Very handy for the cathedral and the most excellent feasting and treats of the big shopping centre (go to the mozzarella bar on the top floor and enjoy both). The room was great and we got upgraded to something gargantuan. The rooms were modern and minimalist but comfy and interesting. Nice cocktail bar downstairs

Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

Hotel Straf is in a fantastic location and is located on a side street so very little (if any) street noise can be heard from the bedrooms which makes for a very peaceful night's sleep. The staff were friendly and the room (a deluxe) spacious.
However, there are a few things that I found a little disappointing that would be so easy to fix. The first was the giant shampoo/shower gel/hand wash and body lotion in the bathroom. I support hotel's using large bottles to save on plastic, but it really would have been nicer to have a separate hand wash and also a bottle of conditioner given the room price per night. The room was well maintained, but the pillows were pretty uncomfortable which resulted in a not very good nights sleep.
Overall a pretty good experience, but not of the level i was expecting given the reviews and the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

This hotel has a very modern and simple design. Not everyone will like this. You have to be open to modern architecture. Staff was polite and friendly. The room and bathroom were clean, although the black bathroom stained easily. The breakfast buffet was variated and there was plenty for everyone. They do charge extra for eggs. Prices are mentioned on the menu card on each table, so no surprises afterwards. Check-out was at noon, but we could leave our bags in a secured room in the hotel and pick them up later.
The location of the hotel is super, right in the center of Milan with the Duomo at 50 metres, a metro station just around the corner. For the shopaholics, the famous department store la Rinascente is just across the street.
The bar of the restaurant is rather small but very popular. Don't worry, most of the visitors are gone by 23:00h, so no sleepless nights.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

The hotel is just behind the Duomo and in the corner of Galeria Vittorio Emanuele II. The room is nice and so is the bathroom. You must request to change your towels daily if you need them changed,otherwise they will not be changed. They don't provide vanity kit, so if you don't want to use the big shampoo and cream they provide you must take yours. Pick a room in the back side of the hotel, since they have this bar in the ground floor which is very noisy. The breakfast is good although I really didn't like the tables, they are short and very close to each other. Service is good.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Straf last twice this Oct 2013. The hotel is has modern amenities but is a very noisy one . We were given a room above the hotel bar and music lounge which made resting and sleeping very difficult.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Things I liked:
location is near the duomo.
30 meters from the under ground station
near a lot of cafes and fast food
friendly staff
clean
good cold buffet

Things I didn't like:
the room seems to be still under construction (design is not good)
water pressure is weak. you cant take a proper shower.
No king size bed. queen size only which is too small for two.
room is not safe (sharp edges).
No enough power outlets for charging phones plus the location of it is not ideal.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™
Address: Via San Raffaele 3, 20121 Milan, Italy (Formerly STRAFhotel&bar)
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#59 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#73 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#82 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™ 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel STRAF is located only few steps from the Duomo cathedral, the fashionable Via Montenapoleone and La Scala Theatre. An inspired fusion of Italian fashion, original design and elegance, the STRAF combines minimalist design and classic Italian architecture. The 64 rooms and suites blend design and functionality, maximising comfort. Those seeking a stylish, urban hangout will enjoy the unconventional atmosphere of the STRAF Bar and the cool service. ... more   less 
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