We booked into this hotel for it's easy access to the red metro line. Our first priority was to easily get to Rho Fiera Milan for a trade show. We were told that the hotel was very close to the Metro station and because our booking was close to last minute, it was the only hotel left, for our business budget, close to the metro.
Firstly, the hotel has been recently renovated and is decorated in a minimalist, neutral style. That would describe the lobby area. The rooms are spotlessly clean, but sparse. Also, our host gave us a room at the front of the hotel where major underground waterline construction was going on and it was exceedingly noisy very early in the morning.
Breakfast was better than expected with coffee or cappuccino, some meats, cheeses, sweet croissant type breads, yogurt and juices. It was served only until 9:30 so don't sleep in if you want breakfast.
The hotel is family run. Only papa speaks English and he's a bit cranky. However his wife and daughter are perfectly charming and do a good job on breakfast.
Be aware of the fact that there are no restaurants in the area. The exception is one dreadful Chinese restaurant and a tired little Italian spot with pizza and such. It's cheap but disappointing. There is a third spot but the prices are high and the place is always empty. I wouldn't recommend it.
In terms of being close to the metro, it's not. It is about a kilometer away, not what the cranky owner told us on the phone when we called him from home before booking.
The district is not very nice or picturesque. There is nothing around including sites, shopping, dining, or coffee houses. If you don't dine before leaving wherever you are in the city,you are out of luck.
The rooms are so stark and plain that you might think you are in college dorm or a minimum security jail cell. The beds are uncomfortable and many nights I awoke with my ear and head numb because the pillow was rock hard.
I don't think I would stay there again because there wasn't enough luxury or comfort for me. However, if you are in a pinch, the place is clean and the breakfast is good.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bert Milan/Sesto San Giovanni