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“Very Convenient to the Train & Free Breakfast” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piazza Lima 2, 20124 Milan, Italy   |  
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Ranked #60 of 430 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Very Convenient to the Train & Free Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I stayed at this property on the first night of a 8 day Italy trip. With this being my first time in Italy, I needed something that was easily accessible so I could set my feet on the ground, catch a nap and plan the rest of my travels.

I was pleasantly surprised with the hotel, first reason being that the Best Western does not get the highest regard in the states and comes off as a cheap location.

This property was literally in eye shot of the subway exit after taking the train from Milan's MXP airport. Once inside, the property was very clean and the staff was attentive and willing to assist. The front desk agents all spoke English so there was nothing lost in translation.

We arrived a bit early before check in time but they were glad to hold our bags and give us suggestions on surrounding areas to grab lunch.

We walked around the immediate area for another 2-3 hours, eating, drinking and window shopping in the nearby independent vendors as well as the major brand stores. There was a bank conveniently next to the hotel where we were able to exchange Dollar for Euros for MUCH cheaper than in the airport or train station.

Once we returned, the room was ready and our bags inside. The rooms was clean and had a nice balcony window looking out over the street. As compared to American sized rooms, of course if was smaller but it was comfortable. The KING bed was comfortable and it was clean,. There wasn't much more to ask for.

The only glitch we had was that we were not informed that when you enter the room, you had to place the room key into a slot to turn the electricity on in the room. I understand this is a neat idea to save on electricity but I wish we were informed at the desk rather than having to call and have Engineering come up only to tell us about it.

In the morning, breakfast was a HUGE plus before hopping the train to Florence. It wasn't just continental breakfast with pastries and juice, but there were eggs, rice, breakfast meat and cold cuts to accompany those items. Great option for the price and proximity to the city and subway!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate your feedback regarding our services and are extremely pleased and encouraged to note that you were satisfied with the service provided. We would like to thank you for your very nice comments regarding the hotel’s convenient location, comfort of rooms and variety of breakfast. Best Western is one of the largest hotel’s chain in the world with more than 4000 hotels. Quality, comfort and great hospitality make it one of the leading hotel’s chain in the world. We are glad you have chosen us for your stay in Milan and try it for yourself that these features are indeed true. I certainly look forward to welcoming you back to the BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, hopefully in the very near future.
Kind regards,
Andrea Vedovotto
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Nice hotel with very easy access to the metro and train station. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Overall the hotel is good value for money.
Desk receptionists could be a little bit more friendly to the clients.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for having shared your recent experience at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles. We are very pleased to read that location and rooms met your expectations. We place great care and attention to deliver high standards of quality and professionalism as we do understand that making each guest’s experience unique and unforgettable is what matter the most. We are very sorry to hear that from you. We really do hope you will consider of staying with us again in the future. Kind Regards
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

we stayed there for 3 nights,the hotel staff is very cooperative,the location is in the heart od shopping places,taxi station is in front of the hotel,they have a wide range of choices in breakfast buffe,the roof resturant is very nice to try it even for one time.generally my experience was more than ok.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your very kind review. I am really pleased to know that the hotel’s location met your expectations. Right in Corso Buenos Aires, one of the main shopping street in Milan, is ideal for those, like yourself, wish to spend some shopping time in the city. The two roof-top terraces located on the 8th floor of the hotel are very peculiar and offer an amazing and breathtaking view over the city. I will recommend to see the view also in spring and summer as in bright sunny days you can spot the Alps and enjoy a sunbath. Hope to welcome you again soon. Kind Regards, Andrea Vedovotto, General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I have stayed here a couple of times as a solo traveller on business, and chose it initially for it's proximity to the shops, bus and metro. Good prices and It really is in an excellent location, being so close to the Metro. The Metro in Milan is an ideal way to get around. It is easy to use and cheap and will get you almost anywhere in Milan very quickly and efficiently. The hotel itself is clean and comfortable with helpful staff. I would recommend this hotel for your stay in Milan any time.

Room Tip: Can be a bit noisy if you have a street facing room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you very much for taking the time to review on your recent stay at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles. I am really glad to hear that the Hotel’s location matches your preferences and is one of the driver of choice of your stays in Milan. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the staff, I am glad to hear that they were helpful. I will look forward to your next coming stays with us. Kindest regards, Andrea Vedovotto, General Manager
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Although some minor disappointments which I will mention below, I was thoroughly impressed with this hotel for location, service, value and comfort.
A group of 8 girls stayed at the hotel in a variety of different twin rooms (see travellers tip for a good room below). I had requested a high floor, facing inside courtyard after reading all the reviews. The room and bathroom were very small, although immaculate and refurbished. Unfortunately though, there was a horrible sewerage smell. We thought it may go away so we left the room and returned at midnight to find the smell still very noticeable, if not more so. The room was also at a temp of 26 degrees celcius and only the heater was working. We went down to reception to see what could be done. Stefano was wonderful. He immediately set about finding another room for us even though we had not even asked for one. He apologised that there was only one left on the first floor and that we could change again in the morning if we still wanted a higher room. We were happy in our 1st floor room as it was much bigger!
I engaged numerous reception staff members over the three days we were there, asking questions about restuarants and transportation, to requesting one of their special pillows available, and ALL of them were extremely helpful and very friendly.
Location could not be beat with the metro stop outside the front door and lots of shopping and enough restuarants nearby if you didn't want to venture far.
Breakfast (included) was amazing. Everything you could imagine to eat and drink!
I would definately stay here again and would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to all my friends.

Room Tip: Don't waste money on the superior. Classic rooms just as good and the difference in size is min...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, January 31, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your review. I am delighted to read such wonderful praise on the excellent location of the Hotel Galles and its top quality service. I will surely share your valuable feedback with the rest of the team. The hotel resides in a 19th century palace completely refurbished. Each room is different per style but all feature elegance and comfort. We do apologize for the inconvenience you had and I am glad to hear that Mr. Stefano made his best to meet your expectations and found a suitable room that matched your taste. Thank you again for having chosen BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles for your stay in Milan with your friends and I do hope to have the pleasure to welcome you again to Milan. Kind Regards, Andrea Vedovotto, General Manager
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Comfortable hotel, room must be a little bigger. Food especially Breakfast very good, staff nice. Would recommend this for short stay in Milan for business purpose as very close to Metro Station. Also Hotel is on the good shopping street.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, January 29, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very pleased to know that you did enjoy your stay at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles. Hotel Galles resides in a 19th century palace. Rooms vary according to size, color and style, depending on the room type reserved, being classic, superior or suite. If you wish to have a larger room, please do reserve a Superior or Suite or do not hesitate to contact us directly on your next visit and we will do our best to meet your request. Kind Regards, Andrea Vedovotto, General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Comfortable hotel, room could be a little bigger. Bar in hotel lobby not very enticing, Breakfast very good, staff nice. Would recommend this for short stay in Milan beside the metro big bonus, Hotel is on the good shopping street.

Room Tip: Be aware you can hear the metro underground, if you are a light sleep this might be a problem
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vedovotto, Direttore at BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for your review. I am very happy to know that the hotel’s location matched your needs: few steps away from the underground station Lima and right in Corso Buenos Aires, one of the main shopping street in Milan, is the perfect setting for enjoying shopping and a tour around the city. In the elegant and renovated hotel’s lobby, you will share enjoyable moments: Italian furniture and classical style are the premises for the Galles American Bar. As soon as you walked into the hotel’s lobby, you will spot a beautiful black digital piano for a charming atmosphere. Our staff will welcome you with delicious snacks and exquisite cocktails. Our rooms vary per size, color and style, depending on the type of rooms reserved, being Classic, Superior or Suite. Superior are comfortable and elegant and slightly bigger than classic ones while suite are spacious and large and can accommodate up to 4 people. If you require any further information on your next reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us. Looking forward to your next visit. Kind Regards, Andrea Vedovotto, General Manager
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Address: Piazza Lima 2, 20124 Milan, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#12 Green Hotel in Milan
#17 Spa Hotel in Milan
#19 Family Hotel in Milan
#42 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#50 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#57 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles 4*
Number of rooms: 202
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In Piazza Lima, on the corner of Corso Buenos Aires, there is the elegant 19th century palace, the BEST WESTERN Hotel Galles, a 4 star hotel in Milan city centre. The hotel is strategically located: the underground stop Lima is just in front of the hotel, Corso Buenos Aires, one of the main shopping streets in Milan, is few steps away, and the Central Railway station is within walking distance. The Duomo and all Milan's main tourist attractions are only 4 stops away from the hotel.This magnificent palace has been recently refurbished to bring you all the comfort and relax you are looking for. The hotel offers many complimentary amenities, including Wi-Fi in rooms & communal areas, Fitness Centre & SPA with an amazing indoor heated pool, sauna, Turkish bath, relax area with many herbal tea to choose from and a brand new area Chromotherapy with Himalayan Salt. The hotel also has available for free an Internet Point with printer & scanner, iPad Corner and Playstation Sony3. For your eco-friendly tour around the city you can rent our bikes.The 198 rooms, classic, superior and suite, are all perfectly decorated with gold or blue colour to reflect the elegant and classic style of the hotel. All rooms have free Wifi & SKY, safety deposit box, plasma or LCD TV, minibar, pillow menu . In addition to these comforts, superior and suite rooms have courtesy kit, bathrobe, slippers and kettles for coffee and tea. A rich American buffet breakfast is served at our spectacular Restaurant " La Terrazza", on the 6th floor of the hotel, where you will enjoy a skyline view of Milan while having a delicious cup of Italian coffee. The hotel has also two panoramic terraces & solarium, an hanging garden, an American Bar, a lounge, self-service laundry & ironing room, a private garage and much more. ... more   less 
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