Booked this hotel for an overnight stay in Milan en route to Lake Como. Travelling as a family of four (kids aged 20 and 15).
The excellent service started when we made the initial phone call, Stefanie listened to our requirements and recommended the perfect accommodation for us.
On arrival we did struggle to find the hotel even with the use of a sat nav. Make sure you look for a small plaque on the wall rather than the hotel frontage as the hotel is set back behind gates and not instantly recognisable. The hotel has underground parking for a reasonable 20 euros per night.
On arrival we were greeted by Stefanie who really is the perfect hostess. The reception area is incredibly stylish and full of interesting artefacts and fabulous books.
Our room, the penthouse, was themed in a nautical style. When we travel we like to stay in accommodation where we are all together and this suited us perfectly. The room felt more like an apartment with a kitchen area, bathroom and two separate but open plan sleeping areas. There is also a very pretty and private sun terrace.
In the morning breakfast is served around one big communal table with a very good and varied continental breakfast. This added to the feeling of intimacy rather than the impersonal experience in most hotels.
All the staff we encountered were lovely and helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Even the hotel dog Pina was very welcoming and made the hotel feel more like a home.
The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the Duomo and shopping areas and just a few minutes stroll from the canals that come to life in the evening.
As a family that have done a lot of travelling together, we would highly recommend The Yard and when we revisit Milan will look no further than this fabulous hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ralph is an elegant concept house located in the heart of Milan, near Duomo, shopping and design district.It's based on 7 Suites(30/40 sqm.) and 5 Suite Apartements(45/75 sqm); 2 of the Suite Apartement are fully equipped with design kitchen, executive corner and terrace.Services: cleaning(twice a day), front desk 24h, parking garage, laundry service, baby sitting, personal chef, packing and unpacking assistance, pick up from/to airport, bike rental. ... more less
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