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Hotel Serena
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Boscovich, 59 | Angolo Corso Buenos Aires, 20124 Milan, Italy (Stazione Centrale)   |  
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Ranked #263 of 432 Hotels in Milan
Budapest, Hungary
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Good value for its price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Location is just great (1km from Centrale and just a few steps from many public transport possibilities (underground, bus, tram, etc.).

Cleaniness is about average, no big surprises.

We got an answer to all our questions from the receptionists - and we had many :) They gave us maps, instructions what so ever. Some of them were not very polite but they helped us too.

There is no restaurant inside the hotel or minibar in the rooms but if you need a bottle of water or beer they do serve you from their bar and it will not even cost you a fortune. There is also a shopping mall 200m away from the hotel and they had no problem with us bringing in some food (not as if we were planning to cook for ourselves but a big pack of bottled water is always a must during summer :) ).

1 EUR /hr for internet is a real pain and I really do not get what makes them think it is worth to spend minutes on administering every single usage... But at least they clearly state this option everywhere so it is not a hidden trap ;-)

Breakfast is average (i.e. 2 types of filled croissants and 1 empty, 3 types of meat, some cheese and some average quality yoghurts). They do refill everything even 5 minutes before they close the dining area.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Have stayed in Milan numerous times this was by far the most discourteous hotel staff experience I have had in Italy
Not one word of welcome warmth or hospitality as I was leaving I was asked not to wait in front of the hotel with my children despite that there was no bell service what so ever or any bench. The hotel was not child friendly and the two make staff upon my exit were unfriendly.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed here for 1 night before move to Florence, hotel is fins, walking distance to the subway and not too much far from the train station.

The hotel decoration is lovely and room is clean. Breakfast is simple.

Room Tip: Corner room is recommend and avoid for the first floor room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights. Friendly personnel. Booked hotelroom for 3 people, were there with 2 (because of cancellation) so room was spacious for 2. Close to big shopping street and 20 minutes to Duomo.

Room is fine but our toilet missed the upper half. Breakfast is ok, not a lot of choices but good enough. Lobby is beautiful.
Big plus: elevator.
Big con: hotel advised us a parking garage but personnel is cranky and unhelpful! 20 euro a day. If u find cheaper, go there. They charged us 40 euros for one and a half day.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed in Serena for 3 nights in May. The hotel is fine, we wanted to stay close to the center of Milano and not far from the train station. The room was clean and bed was comfortable. The service was ok, at reception there was this very nice young lady receptionist who was very helpful and smiley. Breakfast was very simple. Do not expect too much, but if you only need an average, clean place to sleep this hotel is fine.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Clean hotel. Conveniently located near Lima metro station. Very good service, and very friendly staff who speak good English. Buffet breakfast includes cappucinos, and other coffee drinks. Some renovation underway. Bathrooms in renovated rooms are much nicer than most small European hotels.

Room Tip: Renovation is underway. Ask for a room that has been renovated.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandviken, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very good location for exploring Milan. Close to central station.
Really nice neighbourhood, calm and not noisy. Pretty close to good restaurants and wine road (recommend for a nice glass of wine).
Small rooms but clean. No fridge and no proper shampoo and conditioner. Breakfast was ok. WiFi to purchase by the hour for 1euro.

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Address: Via Boscovich, 59 | Angolo Corso Buenos Aires, 20124 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #263 of 432 Hotels in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Serena 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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