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Idea Hotel Milano Centrale

Via Napo Torriani 28, 20124 Milan, Italy (Formerly San Carlo Hotel)
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Ranked #304 of 432 Hotels in Milan
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you get it wrong in Milan your hotel can end up costing you the earth we lift it late to book a room so not one of the best I have stayed in but ok clean and good service very close to the Train Station. Always remember small hotels only have on plug socket in the room. and wet... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here as an overnight stop on 25th June while passing through Milan by train. The hotel is very convenient for Milan Central train station – less than 5 minutes walk even with luggage. Pleasant air-conditioned room with large double bed and satisfactory breakfast. The only disappointment was the very dim lighting in the bathroom –... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing experience. Rooms were really good and staff was very friendly. Spent three nights there and received great service. Did not have food there, so cannot comment on that really. But overall a very nice stay for family as well as couples

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Scuffed walls, isolated. Would not stay here again. Everything is closed on Sundays. The start cleaning at about 7am and do not respect 'Do not Disturb' sign . Breakfast good, but not good coffee. I would not stay here again.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Went for a trip in Europe across 5 countries and 12 cities, checked in over 13 hotels during the time and this hotel got the worst customer service. The location was probably the best selling point as it was close to the train station.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I have stayed previously at Idea Hotel at Malpensa and have found it value for money so I decided to stay at Milan Central thinking it would be similar. Unfortunately it left much to be desired. Apart from the cold bare white walls (think hospital rooms), there seem to be a chronic problem in the bathrooms. The health faucets let... More 

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Moree, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

As a group we were separated to 3 different floors, check in took ages and then the swipe cards didn't work. Room was clean however staff could have been a little friendlier and more helpful. Hotel is close to cafés and train station

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stayed here a few weeks ago,the shower doors leaked and used up most of the towels just to soak water up after shower,and was evident that they leaked a awhile as the the wooden skirting board was rotten,the old woman on reception(yes you)was very abrupt/sarcastic when asking for directions and on checking in/out,overall the furnishings and everything in this so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Our group of six stayed here for one night. We had three king rooms and a single room. The king rooms were a good size with reasonable bathrooms. The single was very small with a petite bathroom, just good for one person. Decor is reasonably modern. Breakfast is included and there is the usual continental range of foods as well... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Overall I constantly travel for work and am in hotels 4-5 nights a week clocking up over 200 room nights last year. My client booked me and my staff in here in February for a week as the usual hotel was full for fashion week. I had read the mixed reviews online so went with a bit of dread –... More 

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