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“Best small hotel in the center of Milan” 4 of 5 stars
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Gran Duca di York
Via Moneta, 1, 20123 Milan, Italy (Centro Storico)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 432 hotels in Milan
New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Best small hotel in the center of Milan”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

I've stayed at several small and inexpensive hotels in the center of Milan, and this one is by far the best bargain I've ever found in a city where it's hard to find bargain hotel rates. Its best feature is the location, a five-minute walk to Piazza Duomo and Piazza Cordusio, right around the corner of the Ambrosiana library, so you can walk everywhere, and it's on a quiet street. Very pleasant staff and the rooms, while not especially big, are not miniscule either, as you might find at some of the other places nearby. Now I know where to stay the next time I go to Milan.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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17 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

First the building is an historical residence nearly 17th century, now is modern and comfortable hotel, a few blocs os the Milan Cathedral, the Scala of Milan and 3 blocks of Cordusio subway station. The staff was very hepful and kindly. The breakfast was incredible, with a great selection of italian food. The hotel´s decoration is really charming and has very good taste. The room was clean and so comfortable, and free bottles of water were available.
I would definetely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Another professor and I brought a group of college students to Milan and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Duca di York. The staff members were very helpful--they made numerous reservations at restaurants for us, they patiently answered all our questions about where to go and how to get there, and they went above and beyond by preparing breakfast bags for us when we left very early for a day trip to Venice. The breakfast bar had a great selection of food...and I'm already missing my cappuccinos that were made to order every morning. The hotel is in a very convenient location--close to mass transit, the Duomo, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, and within walking distance to both the Brera and the Navigli districts. And, finally, the rooms were clean and comfortable, and free bottles of flat and sparkling water, as well as other beverages, were available.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This modern, clean and efficient hotel is at a great location to walk to the cathedral area. The staff was helpful, the breakfast was generous. I would definetely recommend this hotel for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nice safe bet.
Superb location, very good service, good price, fair rooms.
If it were allowed I would actually give this hotel a 3.5 stars.
Since I need to get to 200 characters in order to post this review, I will take this space to say that it is very important, if you wish to see the Last Supper, to purchase your tickets as soon as they are available for the desired dates.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gentofte, Denmark
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Staff is all very sweet and kind, make you feel very welcome. We arrived at 11 am and both rooms were available. Rooms are clean, nice and functional. Lot’s of space for clothes, and real hangers in the closet.
We asked for dinner recommendations, as we found some of the good restaurants to be closed over New Year, they made an excellent choice and even booked the table for us. The service, comfort, location and facilities of this hotel is perfect, and the price is very good.
All drinks in minibar are complimentary – also complementary Wi-Fi
Very nice breakfast, especially for Italian standard. Eggs, bacon, sausages, 3 different kind of cheese, butter, different yoghurts, fresh fruit, toast, Danish pastry, cereal, marmalade, Nutella, honey, juice tea, coffee all you could want for breakfast.
If you plan on taking a taxi from the airport – don’t. Ask the hotel for transportation. We took a taxi from the airport, old smelly Skoda – fixed price 90 EUR, we asked the hotel to book a taxi for the return, they suggested a private firm for 95 EUR – this was a huge Mercedes, with lot’s of space for all our luggage.
Hotel location is also perfect, nice and quiet and just a 5 minute walk to the very center of Milan.
I will give this lovely hotel my very best recommendations, and will definitely stay here again when in Milan.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gold Coast, Australia
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for only one night. Milan was incredibly busy just before Christmas and this hotel offered welcoming relief from the chaos of Milan.

It was a great location, walking distance to the main sights.
The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, they offered a charming relaxing stay for us. The room was very traditional, clean and practical. The breakfast was really lovely set in a beautiful morning room. The hotel offered a petite bar in the evening with nibbles and very relaxing.

This hotel does not have the modern trendy furniture and design of the larger hotel chains, but it has the most charming, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. If you want a hotel with a great location, a comfortable relaxed old fashioned stay I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Gran Duca Di York Hotel Milan
Gran Duca Di York Milan
Gran Duca Di York Hotel
Address: Via Moneta, 1, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Milan
#23 Business Hotel in Milan
#26 Romantic Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Gran Duca di York is a little charming hotel in Milan.An establishment set in an 19th century historic palace .It is located in a very quiet street just few steps from the city center.The Atmosphere is very relaxing and the lobby is decorated with a collection of authentic frescoes.33 guest rooms completely renovated with free Wi.Fi.connection and free water and soft drinks in the room minibar.The daily rates always include buffet breakfast. ... more   less 
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