This hotel is a decent place to stay in Milan, very well located near Porta Venezia and accessible to the subway system and suburban railway. The staff are friendly with varied levels of English language competence.
The rooms are small but clean. It feels like a three-star experience, as the building is quite old and the rooms are showing their age. Even the small TV, while flatscreen, reminded you that the room might at one point have been modern, but is now just good enough to keep you occupied on vacation; a description that might be apt far beyond televisions.
My room faced the street and there was quite a bit of noise coming from bar and restaurant patrons on the street below. It was quiet after midnight, so if you are noise-sensitive and turn in early, ask for room on the other side.
The most serious problem is the internet service, which was completely unacceptable. The bandwidth (0.22Mbps down, 0.15 Mbps up) is not enough to support anything other than very light email usage, thus rendering the hotel useless for any business traveler (or anyone who has gone online in the last ten years). I had to travel to my office (1 hour away) to take an online meeting because the bandwidth was so bad – had I known it was this poor, I would have stayed elsewhere.
For travelers who have no need to use the Internet, I can recommend this hotel due to its location and value. For everyone else, tether your laptop to your broadband phone or stay elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Sanpi Milano Hotel
- Sanpi Milano Milan
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Sanpi Milano is a modern 4 stars boutique hotel member of the international chain Worldhotels. The hotel is made up of three buildings built at the end of the 19th century, and it has recently been renovated in accordance with a catchy design. The common spaces are inspired by a refined artistic taste thanks to the paintings of contemporary artists.The Hotel is located in the city center, exactly between Piazza Repubblica and Porta Venezia Corso Buenos Aires: the railway link stops in both and it connects with the nearby cities. The Duomo (Cathedral) and la Scala (Opera House) of Milano are reachable on foot. In fact in 10 minutes you will be there and in the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and Montenapoleone street. The hotel is located in Via Lazzaro Palazzi that is a side street of Corso Buenos Aires, the longest shopping street in Europe. In addition the Sanpi is 200 meters far from the main subway lines (red line MM1 Porta Venezia which arrives directly to the exhibition center; yellow line MM3 Repubblica; green line MM2 Centrale). In 5 minutes on foot you can arrive to the Central Station (Air Terminal) and in the surroundings you can find as well the Garibaldi Station (High speed train terminal).The room experience offered from the Sanpi is just unique: 79 rooms one different from each other with atmospheres that range from the modern style interiors conceived by a famous architect studio, to the classic style of vintage furniture. Different rooms are provided with balcony that overlooks the beautiful internal garden, at shelter from the city noise. All the rooms are soundproof and equipped with air conditioning, parquet floor, free satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi and in the Suite and Deluxe type there is the hydro-massage bathtub.Within the hotel the guests have access to the modern fitness room Technogym wellness, to the lovely bar on the interior garden where they can be lulled by the silence: the ideal place to taste a cocktail and relax at the same time. In the light restaurant a selection of the best Italian tradition is served together with vintage wines. The small villa, which was once a crossing keeper box, represents now an exclusive house in our private garden. The Business corner is equipped with a PC with internet connection, a printer, fax and a photocopier and it is always at the guests' disposal. The Venice meeting room of 85 sqm can host corporate meeting thanks to the natural light and to all the necessary technical devices such as stereo surround, tv projector, board with changeable sheets.The Hotel Sanpi Milano is member of the international hotel chain Worldhotels and it is identified by the code WW in the GDS systems. The reservations can be done directly or using GDS or internet or mail.thank you for your attention and time. ... more less
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