I booked a single superior room for 2 days in July specially to go to La Scala and I can say I’m happy with this hotel.
The LOCATION is perfect. It’s in the centre of Milan, a 5-minute walk from La Scala and about 7 minutes to the Duomo. The area of Brera with the Pinacoteca and many restaurants is not far away and some of the central metro stations are within easy reach. (I preferred Montenapoleone station to travel to Milano Centrale though you can also go to the stations of Duomo and Cordusio).
The ROOM was not big but it was clean (they cleaned it twice a day!) and had everything I needed: a/c (efficient but noisy, so at night I preferred to open the window overlooking a little courtyard and it was rather quiet), an electronic safe, a hairdryer, tea-making facilities (a rare thing in Italian hotels!), a mini-bar (though it’s written you can’t keep there your own food – which I think is too strict on the part of the hotel). The bathroom was new and spacious enough. The bed was comfortable, with 2 pillows to choose from (a hard and a soft one).
The INTERIOR. I can’t say I liked the decor of the hotel that much though there’s definitely a kind of style with many pictures of animals in the corridors and rooms with the orange colour being the predominant one (I’d call it a jungle theme which is rather strange for Milan). Anyway, it’s a question of taste. The good thing is that the superior rooms don’t look tired and you’re sure to remember that in Milan you slept with tigers or elephants painted near your bed.
The BREAKFAST was OK. Nothing much but enough for me - with croissants, musli, yoghurt and tea or coffee from a machine.
I didn’t have a chance to speak much to the STAFF, but they all seemed friendly and I experienced no problems at check-in (I was given my room earlier than the official time) or check-out.
Overall, I can say that the greatest advantages of the hotel are its location and good facilities in the room – especially for the price you pay. What I didn’t like about my stay was the noise from the air-conditioning and the size of the room (but it’s often a problem with singles). It’s not a very elegant hotel but it’s good value for money, so I would recommend it and would think of staying here again if I come here for La Scala one again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- he location is perfect!Small and original, in the heart of Milan, in via dei Bossi, Hotel Star is the perfect solution among 3-star hotels in the historic center for both business trips and vacations for art, culture and shopping.A two minute walk from Teatro alla Scala, five minutes from piazza del Duomo and 300 meters from the subway, 30 very comfortable rooms, wireless internet, efficient amenities, courtesy and cordiality.An original and pleasant decor typify the 30 rooms at the Hotel Star which, thanks to all the necessary comforts and amenities of a 3-star hotel in downtown Milan, is the perfect solution for both business trips and vacations at a hotel in Milan.With parquet floors, especially important for allergy sufferers, there is an elevator to the rooms which include a choice between the classic, superior and economy categories.The rooms at Hotel Star can accommodate one to two guests in absolute comfort; the beds are large and, in the superior single, there is a full bed. Some rooms have a private bathroom with a shower or tub (multi-option shower/sauna and jacuzzi in superior and classic rooms), telephone, hair dryer and courtesy line. There are direct telephones, satellite televisions, a minibar, coffee and tea maker, safe and air conditioning. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Star Hotel Milan