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!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Galles
- Best Western Milan
- Milan Best Western