I visited MIlan in May 2011 after being at one on ft he lakes. We were spending three nights in Milan and this Best Western was good value for money. When we got off the train we had no clue where the hotel was so decided to get a taxi to make life easy. It turned out that our taxi driver wasn't the brightest bulb and subsequently got very lost. When he finally pulled into a small back road it looked a little bit of a dodgy area and when I saw the hotel on the corner I wasn't all that happy.
However, once we got into the hotel I felt very relieved. The hotel reception was nice enough and the guy in reception was very helpful. We got given our key and made our way up to our room. The room itself certainly isn't the biggest of hotel rooms, but as we were visiting the city it was just somewhere to rest our heads. The double bed was comfy and we had a flat screen TV and kettle etc. The only thing that threw me was the bathroom. I opened the door and realised that the bathroom was the most compact I have ever seen. You have a shower, toilet and sink, but the toilet and sink have a gap of literally millimeters and you have to shut the door to be able to step anywhere in the bathroom!!!
Aside from that everything else was fine and we decided to venture down to the bar before talking a walk. The bar downstairs was quite nice but by far the nicest part was a little outdoor seating area which was covered overhead and had some extremely comfortable chairs in. The drinks were average for European cities (around €4-5 if memory serves me correctly). When we walked out of the hotel we realised that we were around a 15-20 minute walk from the Cathedral. However we were right on top of a very busy shopping high street.
Once we had got used to the area we resorted to our usual trick of using the subway/metro which are everywhere. It is very cheap to get around and takes only minutes whilst also being easy to navigate. Our nearest metro stop was at the end of the road.
The next morning we went down for our breakfast which was included in the price and found the breakfast to be fine. No it wasn't the best I have had but it certainly did the job and they had a reasonably wide selection. They have a hot help yourself sectionw ith the usual scrambled eggs and bacon; as well as toast and various pastries, cereals, yoghurts and fruit. Also as much tea and coffee as you like which is always a bonus for me.
I only gave it 4 instead of 5 due to the very tiny bathroom, but aside from that this hotel is ideal for city visits at a reasonable price. Will certainly be using Best Western again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable hotel in Milan, BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Felice Casati is a 4 stars hotel completely renovated and equipped with the most modern facilities. Located in a strategic position, the hotel is half way between the Central Railway Station and Porta Venezia, and at a short walk from Corso Buenos Aires, the main commercial area in Milan. The hotel is close to public means to reach in a few minutes the city's main attractions such us the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco and the trade fair. Our bar is available with a few hot and cold. 4 Good reasons for choosing this Hotel in Milan: Close to Corso Buenos Aires, the main business and shopping district, and a short distance from the city centre. Quiet and comfortable hotel thanks to its position, 100 meters beside Corso Buenos Aires. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Felice Casati
- Best Western Milan
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