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“Excellent Hotel Opposite Central Railway Station” 4 of 5 stars
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Starhotels E.c.ho.
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Viale Andrea Doria 4, 20124 Milan, Italy   |  
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Ranked #37 of 431 hotels in Milan
Perth, Australia
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“Excellent Hotel Opposite Central Railway Station”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We enjoyed our 5 night stay in this beautifully renovated hotel. August 2012 was a nice time to be in Milan and with the Central Railway Station being 3 minutes walk from the hotel it was an ideal location for day trips to Lake Como and Bergamo.

Our room was modern and very clean, excellent bed, large bathroom with Shower over a full size bath, bar fridge, kettle etc etc.

We obtained a very good price including buffet breakfast when booking through Bookings.com.

Reception staff were very friendly and when checking out we mentioned we needed transport to the International Airport. They said a taxi would be in excess of Euro 80, and recommended we take the Shuttle Coach outside the Central Station with a non stop transfer for Euro 10 per person.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Good location walking distance from the Central station. There is a fitness centre on the top floor, though it's tiny at least it provides an open view while you are working out. I had a room with double bed opposite to the residence building. It is noisy in early morning between 6 to 6:30am because of the garbage clearer. By the way, please try to have your desire pillows. You have six choices. The daily breakfast is fine, not impressed. The wifi Internet is not a complimentary. Also, you can only register for one tool, not all.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Everything was so perfect until the next morning I went down for breakfast. There are two hotel guests' elevators at this hotel. I saw one of them having the sign out of order, so I used the other. Suddenly, the elevator stopped. (Now both are broken) I was stuck in the elevator all together with 10 hotel guests under-limit weight this elevator can carry, and asked hotel staffs for help. They came to help, but could not open the door at all including the maintenance guy. We heard they could not find emergency key to open. In addition, we asked them to call firefighters. They said they called, but we think they did not, because of 40 mins passed, but it is impossible the firefighters would not come that late. I believed the hotel was afraid the firefighters would break the door. After the elevator company came and helped us out, we walked down to lobby, and it looked like nothing happened. We saw some hotel supervisor or manager at the reception counter acted like nothing happened.
In summary,
1.) Lack of Emergency Case Handling.
2.) New Elevators, but both of them were broken. Good maintenance?
3.) Managers did not do anything. Act like nothing happen. Only 2 hotel staffs said apology to us when we climbed up from the broken elevator.
This was my first time to stuck in the elevator. It was not that bad to myself, but you have to see a few girls' face next to me.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

W just had two nights in Milan. It was nice, very comfortable beds, a good breakfast, and great location for a short stay. If you just have few days and this is in your price range, it is worth it. They do get conventions, so it can get quite crowded at the front desk ... So check out early! It's sister hotel the Anderson across the street was nice as well, but choose the Echo.

Stayed October 2012
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Hingham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This hotel is a stones throw from the Central Train Station in Milan.
Very modern, very clean. Attentive and helpful staff. We booked a Junior
Suite that very spacious with a great bathroom. Excellent breakfast
and a cool lounge in the lobby. There's a Metro stop about a block away
and cool cafes and restaurants in the surrounding blocks.

Room Tip: The Junior Suite was worth the price.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

with an easy access by train or bus from and to airport this hotel considered perfectly centralized, i min walk to Milano Centrale it provides an easy access to all Milan's districts.

Many restaurants and bars around the corner plus a wonderful breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Service was adequately good and room was newly renovated, clean and nicely decorated.

If you have a limited budget avoid it as it is pretty pricey.

Room Tip: i got a deluxe room, it has a bit more space with nice balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

This hotel is clean, nice, and very close to the train station. My husband and I had to reserve last minute due to a train strike the following day and we didn't want to miss our flight. The front desk is friendly, but not very prompt about helping you check in/ out - 2x we had to step up and force someone to help us when there was 3 people at the front. All the staff was friendly once they were helping us though.

We arrived around 10pm starving and they were nice enough to rush out the last food from the kitchen for us. Breakfast was amazing too and definitely made it worth the stay - lots of food, which is pretty rare for Italian style breakfast.

Con: wifi, free in the lobby but some rooms you have to pay for it...we pressed the issue and they gave us the code but it was only for 1 device which didn't help when we had 2 iphones and an ipad we could have used. We also booked a double room and it was actually 2 twin beds pushed together...I couldn't really complain since we booked last minute and were exhausted. Room was very modern and clean, enjoyed the bathroom.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Viale Andrea Doria 4, 20124 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#28 Family Hotel in Milan
#28 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#34 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Starhotels E.c.ho. 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our striking 4 star hotel in Milan is next to the Central railway station, a few minutes from the city centre. Our innovative green hotel in Milan features intelligent design and low energy consumption, so as well as enjoying yourself, you'll know you are helping the environment. The look and feel is natural and elegant, with plenty of natural light everywhere thanks to the ample windows, terraces and other outdoor spaces. The new Starhotels E.c.ho. has 143 contemporary rooms and suites, a restaurant and bar, 5 meeting rooms, fitness room and more. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Starhotels e.c.Ho. Hotel Milan
Starhotels Splendido Milan
Starhotels Splendido Hotel Milan

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