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Il Girasole
Ranked #146 of 426 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 September 2012

Just stayed at Il Girasole and cannot say enough about it! Nic and Matteo were as fantastic as anyone I have ever met! They made us feel welcome and catered to our every need. Rooms were very clean and nice and the metro was no more than 5 minutes away. I will absolutely stay here again and would recommend this place to anyone staying in Milan. Neighborhood was safe late at night and the breakfast in the morning was perfect!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Very welcoming. Early check-in accommodated with coffee and croissants on arrival. Service faultless. Email received ahead of visit to confirm if double or single beds would be preferred. Travel and restaurant advice spot on. Our trip to Monza Grand Prix was effortless as a result of the service we received. Thank you.

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Reviewed 9 September 2012

Il Girasole is a small hotel with bed & breakfast style accommodations located in a quiet residential neighborhood a short walk from a stop on the main Metro line of Milan. Mateo and Nicola are the perfect hosts, they are always smiling and always ready to help with any information or assistance that would make our stay easier. They are knowledgeable about Milan and very helpful with restaurant and travel arrangements. The rooms were very clean and well-supplied. The continental breakfast and coffee service hit the spot. While we have stayed at more luxurious hotels, I can't remember ever having friendlier service than that at Il Girasole. We would stay there again with pleasure.

Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

Being very honest, when I first saw the reviews and photos about Il Girasole I was doubting it would be that good. It didn't seem right. My expectations started to change when a couple of days before my trip I received a very kind email from Nicola and MAteo (brothers and owners of the place) confirming my booking and giving me all the necessary directions to get tothe hotel. I booked a transfer from the train station to the hotel with Mateo (same price of getting a taxi) and was impressed with his cordiality. We arrived at the hotel at midnight and we were starving. It is a very small hotel so we realized it wouldn't have any room service at that time. Mateo noticed our needs and said that it was not a problem... In 10 min he brought us a pizza at our room. And it was delicious!! The room was extremely clean with everything you need in a hotel... but the best thing about it is that it doesn't look like a hotel at all! It looks like you are staying on a country side house in the middle of one of the largest cities in Italy. You feel like home there. Every tiny detail in this hotel makes the difference and that's why it is so special. Oh! And also because of the lovely brothers who run the place - Mateo and Nicola. Thanks guys! Milan was even more special because of this place!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 August 2012

If you're looking for a clean basic hotel a bit from the city centre in a quiet area with super helpful and friendly hosts - this is the place. Our room was indeed very basic and simple - but everything that you need is there - when in Milan you don't want to spend time in a room anyway - then you have to head out to do a lot of sightseeing and shopping. Simple breakfast with great coffe and freshly baked mini croissants. Super easy to use the nearby Metro - it was fast and reliable. Use the GPS as it may be a bit tricky to find the hotel - there are no colourful signs.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2012 via mobile

We passed through Milan on our way to Switzerland on our Honeymoon. Nicola and Matteo were the perfect hosts. They were friendly, accommodating and offered excellent service. We stayed in a superior room, detached from the main building, had Prosecco and snacks delivered as a honeymoon treat. Room was big and clean with quirky design features.

It takes a quick ride on the underground but we prefer to stay somewhere quiet and always look for good customer service. We were not disappointed.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 24 July 2012

Warning!!!This hotel is 8km from the old city in Milan. Extremely overpriced for what you get. I am extremely dubious as to how this hotel got it's rank on tripadvisor! Something is not right here. Room basic & clean. Service ok but manager does disappear at night and is uncontactable in mid to late evening. Extremely noisy from about 6am due to tiled floors throughout the hotel. Breakfast is packet dinner rolls but fruit is on offer. Thank god we stayed at Uptown Palace the following night (for the same price due to early booking) which is an outstanding hotel in heart of Milan. Overall you would be very disappointed if you stayed at Il Girasole, particularly if you have only a night or two in milan. A backpacker closer to the heart of the city would be a better choice than this one. Anyway I think I've made the point!

Room Tip: Stay at uptown palace instead
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Doberdo' 19, 20126 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #146 of 426 Hotels in Milan
Price Range: £76 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Il Girasole 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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