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Hotel Genius Downtown
Ranked #106 of 427 Hotels in Milan
Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
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“Milan on the cheap side”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Well situated and close to metro station.
general impression: cold (so-called modern design)
standard room: very small, was infested with mosquitos, but hotel provided repellent apparatus after first night. Very poor lighting in the room.
refurbishment works were going on, so maybe improvement is to be expected.
personnel was friendly and helpful

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2013 via mobile

On the plus side, we received good service and the breakfast was good for an italian hotel. But I would never stay here again because of the millions of mosquitos in the room. In October! The multiple stains on the walls? Killed mosquitos...yuk. our rooms were nothing like the pictures on their web site, very disappointing. Old old old furniture, nasty bedding.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is in a quiet back street and is within easy walking distance from most of the attractions in Milan. Staff were very helpful. I was late for breakfast and they could not do more to make sure I had what I needed.

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Thank Nigel H
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Syracuse, NY
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

If you are traveling to Milan for business or pleasure you cannot go wrong staying at the Genius Hotel. The staff are great, knowledgeable and helpful. The hotel is near all the main areas of the city, easy to walk to. The manager is probably one of the nicest I met while traveling in Italy. You can't go wrong staying at the Genius Hotel Downtown Milan

Room Tip: I didn't find a bad room
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

Verry good location, but most of other thigs are bad. Not worth the above 100 euro price. Hotel and room smells old and cigarette smoke. Really all walls have traces or dirt or unmatched superficial paintings in the room and on the hallways. Large charge for WiFi, common comodity nowadays. Flies on the breakfast food, lots of them.
Toilet is kind of moving ... no kidding :)

Room Tip: Location is excelent but overall charge more than 100 euro definetly does not woth it. Also the buea...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We found this hotel ideal for its location about 15 mins walk with suitcases!!! to the Nth Cadorna Station for Malpensa Airport and with lots of restaurants etc very close , plus very easy walk to the main sights of the Duomo, Galleria and La Scala

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Aberdeen ,Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Clean, minimalist rooms. Bathroom was clean with a very good shower.

The receptionist was exceptionally helpful, advising on places to eat and even phoning a couple to ensure they were still open. Knowledgeable and friendly

Breakfast was a decent enough spread, with fruit, yoghurts, croissants, cheeses, cold meats, cereals and fresh coffee and included in the price.

Whilst not a luxury hotel the quality is fair for the price and the staff we encountered on our short stay were very helpful.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Genius Downtown
Address: Via Porlezza 4, 20123 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#99 Family Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Genius Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great location in a great place. Walking distance of all major attractions and subway stop just around the corner together with the major shopping area of the city. Train connection to airport is only minutes away which make the Genius Hotel the best choice ... more   less 
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