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“Very central, very clean and very new!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Genius Downtown

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Hotel Genius Downtown
Ranked #118 of 430 Hotels in Milan
Malta
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108 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Very central, very clean and very new!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

My friend and I stayed at the Downtown for one night when our flight was cancelled and we had to move hotels. We didn't actually realize how central this little hotel was until we went out for a walk. It's brand new and very modern. The rooms are very clean and of adequate size. I had a little balcony in my room too. The selection at breakfast is varied and the staff extremely kind, professional and helpful. I found this hotel to be good value for money considering it's bang in the centre of a very expensive city.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Genius Downtown is a small hotel close to Sforza castel. Hotel has very different rooms. I suggest you do not book cheapest rooms because it is small, noise and uncomfortable rooms. And do not book a room close to an elevator

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Android001
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San Angelo, Texas
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93 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

My husband and I booked this hotel days before visiting Milan for New Years, as it was the best price within the tourist part of the city. Despite the price being pretty steep for just one night, it was a great experience. We could not check-in until 3pm, but the receptionists were extremely helpful and nice, and allowed us to stow our bags so we could get lunch while waiting for the room. The room was clean and spacious. The free breakfast was great with lots of options (breads, pastries, meats, cereals, drinks). The best part about this place is the location--it is a mere two-minute walk to the metro, but it is off on a quite side street. Easy to find, great facilities, I would definitely use this hotel again if I found a good price.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica W
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Dublin, Ireland
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193 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

i stayed at the hotel for 2 nights in December just to have a quick visit in Milan- i did not know the city so when i arrived from Malpensa (took the Malpensa express to the city Milano Cardona station) it is a 10 min walk from this hotel which is super handy- not only you are 5 min walk from the stunning Castello Sforzesco and 15 min walk (coz of the window shopping on the way) to the Duomo. The guy at the check in (cant recall his name i can remember he was romanian with perfect italian) was very nice and gave me a lovely room.
Breakfast is continental with boiled eggs, cold meats, sweet croissants, juices, tea and coffees and everything else.
i will def come back here -the price is slightly high but knowing the different standard in Italy this is a great place to stay!!!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ItalianinDublin
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Lisbon, Portugal
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28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2013

The first time I booked this Hotel by Chance but have returned without hesitation ever since. The location is as good as it can get, walking distance to subway and city centre, plenty of restaurants in the neighbourhood...The Hotel has comfortable and modern renovated rooms with welcoming beds and silence. Staff is friendly and forthcoming. Very good value for money overall.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

When I return to Milan this will be my hotel of choice. At Genius Downtown I found a team that really cared about our comfort during our stay. From clean and fidy rooms to a really exciting top notch breakfast with freindly staff. Place very close to centre of the city this was home away. Highly recommend it, and we will return in the future for sure.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ruijferreira
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Room 334 was spacious and new. Enough for our cargo and cabin bags. Lightings were good. There were bedsides and main lights. Bathroom was good. Water pressure was strong and good water heater system which was essential during winter. Continental breakfast was provided and it has a decent spread. Breads, fruit, cereals, cold cuts, cheese, hard boil eggs, coffee & tea etc. The chocolate croissants are delicious. It was so close to duomo area yet in a quiet lane which we like it.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank realagnes
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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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