On a city trip to Milan with a friend we stayed here for a few nights. We arrived from Milan-Malpensa airport by train. The walk from the train station to the hotel took a while and showed us the only disadvantage of the hotel: It is situated in a very disputable neighborhood. Here and there you can see broken car window glass on the ground, and the front wheels of stolen bicycles remain chained to every third street lamp. Many immigrants linger around at night and the general feeling of security is not very good. On the bright side, there seems to be some kind of gentryfication going on, as you can see very well from the upper stories of the hotel. You look down on a former factory complex that has been transformed into a gated community with very nice gardens and lofts for the wealthy.
On the other hand the location of the hotel allows you to reach both the trade fair and the city center within a short time. There are tram stops very close to the hotel and the friendly staff of the reception provide you with tickets and schedules. There are two or three supermarkets around, and during daytime the neighborhood does not seem so bad at all.
The hotel itself is excellent, as already mentioned, the staff is very friendly. The interior has a very sleek, modern loungy design with dark brown wood, stainless steel and indirect illumination. The bar and the breakfast room show the same discreet luxury as the lobby, Dave Brubeck provides an unobtrusive soundtrack for your stay in the entrance level.
The lifts are fast and roomy, the hallways are bright.
We enjoyed our room on the ninth floor very much, it was bright, spacy, clean and quiet. Excellent beds, good furniture. Big flat TV with lots of italian and international channels. The air condition could have been a little quieter, but it worked well. You have free wifi everywhere in the hotel.
The bathroom was excellent, too. Big, bright an clean, excellently designed and equipped.
I did not try the breakfast, but all you hear from other guests is that it is marvellous (a little pricey though at 25 Euros). In Italy, I prefer the usual cappuccino and croissant for 2,50 in a street cafe. I did not check out the hotel restaurant either, since we ate at "il Barone" (highly recommended!!!) only a few streets away.
So, is this a Design Hotel for style conscious travellers, a quiet place for couples, a Business Hotel or a comfortable base for a city trip? I would say it is everything of the above, specially considering the reasonable room prices. I really enjoyed my stay here and I would be happy to come back again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located only 3 kilometers from Fiera Milano exhibition center and close to the city center, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan combines Italian and Indonesian design influences with top amenities and dedicated service to create a welcoming escape in a bustling city. The hotel offers 250 spacious rooms, typical Italian cuisine, bar and a fantastic garden courtyard. Included in guest room rate Radisson Blu Milan offers free Wi-Fi 100 Mbps, free access to the Spa, to the heated indoor swimming pool and to the fitness centre. Moreover, to guarantee privacy to all our guests, sauna and steam room have separate access for men and women. It also offers a free One Touch App with PressReader service which allows guests to download digital newspapers and magazines from more than 100 countries The hotel also provides an indoor car park with 104 spots (fees apply) and video surveillance. A range of meeting room sizes and the professional Meetings & Events team make this hotel an ideal location for large gatherings and business conferences. Our conference center includes an exclusive boardroom with separate entrance for delegates, meeting rooms that can accommodate groups 12 ranging from 8 to 60 people, and an elegant ballroom capable of holding up to 250 guests, this hotel provides an abundance of space for any Milan conference or personal celebration. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan Hotel Milan
- Chedi Hotel Milan
- The Chedi Hotel Milan