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“Cute, affordable hotel”
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Charly
Ranked #168 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
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“Cute, affordable hotel”
Reviewed 26 July 2012

The hotel is near the main train station in a small calm street.
It takes about 20 minutes walk to the city center.
The room wasn't very big but big enough for two people who aren't very picky.
Service was good but not excellent (excellent if you consider the price).
We asked for a room with a view on the garden and got it so we had the chance to sit and enjoy the view.
I would recommend the hotel if you are looking for a cheap and clean place to stay and don't need something complicated.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We are a couple and choose the double room with ensuite. We found rhe staff friendly and it to be a great location near the centrale train station and the main shopping street of buenos aires. Free wifi, air con, breakfast included and nice quiet location. Would recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

On route from Krakow to Lake Maggiore by public transport and as a result of Ryan Air changing flight I could not get to the lake so had to stay overnight in Milan.

Chose Hotel Charly as it was close to the Milan Central railway station and was considerably cheaper to other hotels in the area.

We arrived at about 10:30pm and the walk from the station was a little off putting, but ha-presto the next day the roads looked completely different and some of the building were brightly coloured with window boxes etc, so don't worry if walking there.

As for the hotel we had a functional room, air conditioning, overlooking garden, a very nice bathroom, big shower, strange but effective towls, my wife was quite taken by them!. The bed was comfortable and I slept very well. No noise to disturb us.

Hotel had wi-fi restricted to two hours but free. Breakfast was served next day, nothing special but serviceable. As we were in Italy for the first time the coffee was a little disappointing given the reputation the Italians have for coffee.

Next day we walked down to the station left luagge in left luggage, signage very poor took us ages to find, crossed the road and joined tour bus.

I don't see any reason for not using this hotel either as an overnight stay or a longer visit, it's close to everything and quite reasonable priced.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2012 via mobile

After staying at Hotel Charly, I was sad that we were there for only one night. It was very pleasant. Carlo is a great host (and he made some delicious cappuccino for me in the morning!). Breakfast was good with cereal, pastries, and yogurt, and is situated in an adorable sunroom that looks into their garden. The room was pretty spacious and the bathroom looked to be recently renovated. The only downside was the bed was hard.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Briarcliff Manor
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

The towels were extremely thin, but did the job of drying. The hotel was very convenient to the main train terminal and to the subway.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Campinas, SP
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Charly hotel is a very nice place to stay near Milano Centrale, and also close to the Lima subway station. The buildings are very well maintained. Rooms had a fair size and bathroom was good too. People in front desk were very helpful and efficient and did indicate nearby supermarkets and a very good and not expensive restaurant two blocks away (Little Italy). Breakfast was average, with no fruits. Overall recommended!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

I usually do not fancy two-star-hotels, especially in Italy, where the overall quality of hotels is very low and the service attitude bad and uninspired. My rule about Italian hotels generally suggests that one should always deduct at least one of the hotel's indicated stars to get to the "real" star-rating the hotel would deserve in a more "civilized" country. With Milan's Hotel Charly, it's just the opposite! It is listed as a two-star-hotel, but really feels like a three star!

Most of the hotels in Milan's central station area are shabby and often disgusting - I even had a bedbugs-experience in the nearby Hotel Impero a few years ago! The Hotel Charly is a hidden gem amongst all those low-quality-junk-hotels surrounding it: it is clean (really!), has charm (incredible!), serves a plain, but decent breakfast on a lovely glass garden loggia, and if you book a nonsmoking-room overlooking the garden, you might even feel like you're not in Milan, but in a much more romantic place ;-)

The rooms are in two neighboring villas from the 19th century, maybe 5 minutes by foot to the central station (subway station "stazione centrale") and 5 minutes by foot to the subway station "lima". Given the age of the buildings, they obviously don't have an elevator, so don't overload your luggage. Just across the street, you'll find a great traditional bakery at the corner, and a few block towards the city center you'll discover some of Milan's finest art nouveau buildings. The neighborhood near the central station is not the best, but Hotel Charly is in a more residential and surely not that scary area of the neighborhood.

For a two-star-hotel, it's really a great catch! As long as I can't afford the luxury-five-star-hotels in Milan, I'll definitely return to Hotel Charly ;-)

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Charly
Address: Via Lodovico Settala 76, 20124 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale , Porta Venezia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#86 Family Hotel in Milan
#101 Romantic Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Charly 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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