Hotel was chosen after checking area on Google Earth Streetview, via Scarletti is prettier than surrounding streets (little trees in planters along it's length) Area was quiet and felt safe to walk even at night. While it is perhaps a healthy walk from the Duomo and via Torino(shops) it is 120m to the Centrale Station and there you will find all sorts of links to other areas of Milan - bus, tram and underground(all reasonably priced). You can be at the Duomo in less than 10 minutes. The nightlife on the Navigli is only a few more minutes away by Metro underground. Heading the other way up via Scarletti takes you to further tram routes then on to Corsa Buenos Aires which we found only on the bus taking us back to Bergamo Airport - loads of shops, cafes and restaurants. The hotel possesses an old-world charm with warm furnishings and doors inlaid with marketry, bathrooms with marble floors and walls. The selection of TV channels was small but I can watch entertainment TV at home, why waste the holiday?
The room was compact but did not cause me to ask for an alternative, we had a third floor room wiht front balcony. We found the reception staff to be polite attentive and very helpful when we requested directions and best mode of transport. The breakfasts were superb and again the staff were very helpful. We had no call for the internet and unfortunately did not have enough time to test the sixth floor restaurant, though the menu looked good!
Would love to have stayed another couple of days but the waistline was severely tested inthe four days we were there.
We will return to Milan and when we do we will stay here again!!
- Also Known As:
- Andreola Hotel Milan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Andreola Central is one of the many historical 4-star hotels in Milan that opened at the same time the Central train station moved to its current location, originally behind the Spanish walls (currently Piazza della Repubblica). The hotel is located in Via Scarlatti, an extension to the Central train station's Galleria delle Carrozze which ends in Corso Bueonos Aires. Over the long and venerable years since its establishment, many VIPs have patronized the hotel: Fausto Coppi, the bicycle champion, prize-winning boxer Primo Carnera and Italian soccer stars during the sixties when the first player contracts were negotiated. ... more less
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