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Idea Hotel Milano Centrale

Via Napo Torriani 28, 20124 Milan, Italy (Formerly San Carlo Hotel)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the worst hotel I have ever stayed in , booked a double room even though it was just myself , I would hate to see the size of a single room , it was appalling the toilet was in the shower , if you wished to brush your teeth over the sink you had to stand an angle... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel located just a short walk from Milan Central Station. Approx 10-15 minutes walk into city centre. Hotel reception staff very helpful and provided map with useful information as to where to go for shopping etc. I think that they hotel was fine for the price paid. Room was comfortable and was fine for a city break. Bit nosey due... More

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Vernon, B.C.
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231 reviews 231 reviews
65 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location is newer the train station and there are lots of sketchy people around here. Based on this alone I wouldn't come back. The hotel really ticked me off - they charge 7 euros per day per device to use air (the internet). This is really nickel and diming guests. Our TV's didn't work and we asked for somebody... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Idea Hotel is perfectly positioned between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of 'Milan's Malpensa Airport. The hotel is not hard to find but GPS is recommended to save any hassles. The checkin staff were friendly and helpful and hooked us up with Wifi promptly. Rooms are comfortable, and clean if a little shabby and knocked around, e.g. Chipped paint in... More

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a clean room and downstairs is clean as well as ok breakfast. Itll work if you are just staying the night and leaving onto somewhere else on the next day. I recommend it for that, as its also good value for money.

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Verona, Italy
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent just one night at Hotel Idea Milano Centrale. It is located just a few steps away from Milano Centrale railway station. Rooms are fairly good decorated and furnitures are modern. Bed is comfortable and breakfast is fine. Welcoming is great and staff very friendly.

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Bangkok, Thailand
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived very late night without any hotel reservation. This hotel was guided by local guy. It was nice and clean hotel though we spent only 1 night there. We stayed in double bedroom but there was only one pillow. We called reception so many times but nobody answered. We were exhausted from the flight so we did not want... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked this place for one night. It is great place to stay for a night . you get what you pay for. its doesnt have any AC. so you may have to keep the windows open in summer. Price is very good. location is great. few restaurants opne late night around this place for those who arrive late night.

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stayed three days started 15 April in Idea Milano Italy, located near Milano train station and close to city centre, also very close to many bus stations , it seems it has been renovated recently , modern , new , well furnished and designed , WIFI cost 11 Euro per night, and it was very strong . TV LED... More

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Melbourne, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We arrived for a 3 night stay on the 5th May. The mini bar was not working, which we reported and which was replaced immediately. I could not for the life of me get the TV working. Had to call reception. The TV had not been used for a while, input settings had reset. You could only change the input... More

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Address: Via Napo Torriani 28, 20124 Milan, Italy (Formerly San Carlo Hotel)
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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