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“A concert al La Scala”
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Charly
Ranked #181 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Reviewed 18 March 2013

We stayed at this little but cosy hotel just for one night as we we're going to a concert at La Scala Theatre. It has a very convenient location as it's close to Milan Stazione Centrale, corso Buenos Aires, famous for its nice shops and just a 30 minutes walk from La Scala. Unfortunately the weather was not so nice (it snowed on March 17th!!) but this hotel is cleaner, more welcoming and affordable than you would expect from a 2 star hotel. It has a nice breakfast included in the price (but there's no ham or eggs or other non-sweet food).The only negative point is that there's no lift/elevator for disabled people. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

Terrible beds.I'm not ok with very soft beds but mattresses in Hotel Charly are extremely old & hard, you can feel all metal springs with your body. As hotels usually invoice you for overnights, I'm sure that good quality sleep is MUST for hotel service. We couldn't sleep normally & our weekend was spoiled because of that. Breakfast was also very poor. You can definitely find better hotels for the same price. The only good thing was good location - just 5 min by foot from Central Station.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Inga N
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Reviewed 15 December 2012

Hotel is near the shopping street and metro station . The rooms are clean but small. Breakfast is bad, poor food choices. I think you can find a much better hotel for that price.We chose this hotel because it has parking, although parking is very expensive

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Snezana U
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Stayed here for one night sort of transit. It's a perfect location. Hotel staff is very friendly and helped me with my luggage issues the day after (after checkout). It's a characteristic old hotel with old classic rooms. In the middle of the center (stazione centrale area) but still quiet. I had a very pleasant stay and sleep. It's a cheap hotel so don't expect world class amenities. But for the price it's really number one! Good breakfast also. A really good choice!
It's walking distance from Centrale. Also close to subway.
If you visit Milano for shopping it's not best location as Centrale is still some subway stops from the main shopping area. But even then this hotel is still a good option for it's price/quality and near subway stations. Also plenty of nice restaurants around.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

Location: in a residential lane about 5-7 mins from Stazione Central, metro stations, shopping district; 20 min walk to duomo
Hotel: 2 star hotel with 20 rooms spread across 2 buildings of 3 floors each
Room: our room was on the topmost floor, no view, and small due to sloping ceiling
Positives: clean, close to station and metro lines
Negatives: our room was too small; have to carry luggage up.

We were staying in Milan only for 1 night and hence didn’t mind a lower star hotel which had decent reviews on TA. For the price we paid, we believe that we got a fair deal; however, I do believe that the other rooms on 1st floor too were for the same price and I wish we had one of those rooms. Check-in was smooth; a porter did help us carry some of the bags to our room. The room was small and felt smaller because of the low ceiling, our room had no view. We had two small tables by our bedside and 1 closet and 1 writing desk, but made the room a little cramped up.

The bathroom was decent sized, they supplied thin cotton towels, but the shower head though kept falling on us on multiple occasions.

The breakfast spread was good compared to some of our other hotels in Italy, croissants, coffee/tea, cereals and some spreads.

This hotel is good for a stay of 1-3 nights. If you are booking this hotel I’d recommend that you get rooms on the 1st floor in the building that has the reception, those are much bigger, have a good view and are for the same price as ours.

Room Tip: Get the rooms on the 1st floor of the reception building, possibly over looking the garden.
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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

The location of the hotel is convenient, close to the main train station, and about a half hour walk from the Duomo. The room was clean, comfortable and had a little balcony Lovely relaxing garden to rear of hotel - a little oasis in the city centre. Breakfast was good. Very good value for money, would recommend!



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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

Pros: a very good location - 5 min walk from the Milan Central Railway Station and 5 min from the Lima Metro station, some rooms are facing a nice garden
Cons: extremely hard and narrow beds, mosquitos in the room, a tiny shower, poor breakfast, unfriendly staff speaking little English.
The hotel management seems to save money on you instead of earning money

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Lodovico Settala 76, 20124 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale , Porta Venezia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#39 Best Value Hotel in Milan
#86 Family Hotel in Milan
#101 Romantic Hotel in Milan
Price Range: £64 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Charly 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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