It was a pleasure before we even arrived, lots of helpful communications and emails to enable us to arrive safe and sound, then, the real service begins.....Our hosts Matteo and Nicola make you feel at home in Milano and at home with them from the minute you arrive, the sort of personal touch you just don't get....great guys. The hotel is about 10 to 15 minutes from the centre of Milan by the very easy to use Metro system and the station is less than 5 minutes walk. On our first night Matteo gave us a quick overview of where we were, how to get out and about, cool places to go and great places to eat, places they have actually tried out and know if its a good or bad experience., we arrived around 1am but still we were welcomed and not rushed into our room, taking a cool beer to chill out after a hot journey. Next day, Nicola walk us through the map of Milano city centre, the sights, best places to go, places away from tourist spots to sample Milan like a local, really great information that made our trip more enjoyable....then he pops up and says, "well, you are staying for 4 nights, you could go to Como, its only 30 minutes by train" . Sunday morning we did go to Como, 5 minutes to the metro, 10 minutes to the central station, caught a train, easy, in Lake Como in well less than 90 minutes door to door so to speak, what a cool change from the city and an easy easy trip to make for the day. This is a great base away from the city centre, quiet and simple, good breakfast with plenty of chatter with the hosts and guests, this is not you normal hotel, thank goodness, small and friendly with a capital 'F'. Stay here, you can't go wrong, we will return to Milan and this is where we will stay, its like staying with friends, ones you really enjoy being with all the time. Thanks guys, "Five Stars" , just perfect. Marketa & Mike (Czech Republic)
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