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Il Girasole

#16 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Via Doberdo, 19, 20126 Milan, Italy
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Ranked #16 of 431 Hotels in Milan
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At the Girasole, we feel like home. I arrived early morning, and I was greeted by Matteo with cappuccino and croissant. The room was ready early, and very clean and welcoming (small bag with water and crisps on the table). I definitely recommand this place. It's 5 minutes walk from the metro station San Giovanni (not in the city centre,... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is lovely. The location is good, just 2 blocks form a metro station, so it was very easy to come and go everywhere. The hotel is very clean and well maintained. And the hosts Nicola and Matteo were simply great! They made us feel at home and gave us lots of wonderful tips about Milan. Thanks a lot!... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had an unforgettable good time in Milano for my 40th birthday ! This thanks to the owners which took time to explain us every single needed details of the city. They are really very kind, patient, helpfull. Fantastic food, shopping, sightseeing were part of their advices. I highly recommend the bb hotel. Cheers. M. Monachon

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Florence, Italy
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55 hotel reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I discovered the existence of this hotel by searching one close to the so called "Bicocca" neighborhood, where I had to go for business reasons (but its location, a short walk from the "Villa San Giovanni" metro station, makes it very practical also for tourism stays in Milan). The hotel is in a decent neighborhood in the suburbs, in a... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Il Girasole for one night. We were able to find the hotel pretty easily but it took some effort to get in to check in. I didn't realize that we were supposed to call ahead and tell the owners when we would be checking in. When we did actually check in, Niccoli was very... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Overall, this is a great place to stay if you travel off the beaten path! My husband and I passed through Milan on the first night of our honeymoon. Brothers, Nicola and Matteo sent us detailed instructions on how to get from the airport to the hotel before our arrival. This was much needed being our first time to Milan.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hotel or Inn is not located in an agreeable location. First of all, it is located in an area that I didn't feel quite safe. There is a reason the steel door is locked at all times? The rooms are furnished with everything "IKEA", including the beds! Sorry IKEA, but this is not what I would call relaxing. The... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This small hotel, in an outlying area of Milan, is run by two charming brothers who go to great lengths to make your stay in Milan a pleasure. It is only two blocks from the metro that goes to most of the major sites and to the airport train station, so is actually quite convenient. The rooms are simple, but... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Any review of Il Girasole will undoubtedly mention the location on Metro Line #1, or the paucity of restaurants in the vicinity, the adequate breakfast buffet, or even the simplicity of the rooms. But the only thing that is relevant is that the proprietor, Matteo, is friendly, helpful and accommodating. He made our two night stay memorable and our visit... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The reviews we read were so accurate! Matteo and his family make you feel so welcome. Small problem when we gave the address to the taxi driver and we got their but not obviously but Matteo rushed out of the door to meet us when we rang, got us beer and prosecco and the most delightful check in and working... More 

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