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Lancaster Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via Abbondio Sangiorgio, 16, 20145 Milan, Italy   |  
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Ranked #19 of 432 hotels in Milan
London England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“As good as everyone says it is”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We chose the Lancaster for our first visit to Milan from reading other reviewers' recommendations, and we were not disappointed. Arriving at Cadorna Station from Malpensa airport (11 Euros) we had a pleasant 15 minute walk through Parco Sempione to the Arch and another 5 mins along the pretty Via Sangiorgio, to the hotel. We were well ahead of check-in time but were assured that our room would be ready very soon, which it was. All the staff were very friendly and the receptionists took time to answer our questions. The hotel sells transport tickets (E4.50 for 24 hours - validate it on your first ride) and there are a variety of free maps. We chose a superior room as recommended and it was lovely - a large room with high ceilings, cosily warm, a huge bathroom (with bath and his and her basins) and two south facing balconies. The king-size bed was on the firm side which a mattress topper could fix but hey ho, no real problem. The buffet breakfast was perfectly good and being a small hotel we never had to wait for the lift. Initially the location seemed to be a little way out but a 5 minute walk to catch the frequent tram no.1 by the Arch put all Milan within reach – 5 minutes to Cadorna Station, (perfect for the Sforza castle, the Last Supper, the brilliant Science and Technology museum and Bar Magenta), then past Via Vetero for the Brera district, in 10 minutes you’ve reached Piazza della Scala for Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, the Duomo and the art galleries and the tram continues to within a short walk of the 'grand' Central Station and beyond. This small independent hotel is a unpretentious gem and we'd definitely choose it again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front on the 4th floor have sunny balconies, but you can hear the morning traffic.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

The staff really make this place a joy to stay in - friendly and exceptionally helpful.
Rooms are pleasantly furnished and come with all you really need without paying a fortune.
Easy 15 minute walk into the city centre and the buffet breakfast is more than sufficient to keep you going until lunchtime.
We stayed as a group of four couples on a city break long weekend and this place really fitted the bill.
The person that left this place a 1-star review and then decamped for the Ibis, really is a philistine...

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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hotlan, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Lancaster Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2014
I was delighted to read your review of our hotel and pleased to read that you appreciated our fantastic team here at the Lancaster. I think that it's possible to make this place a joy to stay in if only the staff feels good to work here. I'm pleased to read that you thought the services and rooms facilities provided were of good value, we also think so and we work for that! You are right, our hotel is just 15 minutes walk to the center and our food & beverage for breakfast is high quality! Thank you so much for taking the time to share this great feedback and we shall look forward to welcoming you back again for your next visit. With kind regards, Sauro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I booked into the Lancaster for an end of the year long weekend getaway. It was just what we were looking for. The room was clean, comfortable and cosy. The radiators provided a pleasant warmth. The breakfast buffet was adequate for a good start to the day. We got a lot of exercise doing the pleasant 20 minute leisurely walk to the Duomo area a couple of times a day. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel is in a quiet location and a short tram ride from the Malpensa express train station for fast easy access. And the hotel is reasonably priced relative to other milan hotels. We paid about 100 per night. All in all highly recommended for value money couples.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Loved this hotel. Spent 3 nights here and found it to be well located for all we wanted to see, most of which we could walk to. Between 4 taxis were a good way to get a bit further. The service here was great (Rogero at reception is a real star), a good breakfast and the rooms were clean with fresh bedding and towels every day. The bed was comfortable and we slept well. A good experience.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Stayed for a business trip for 5 days at the Mico centre and then had a weekend sightseeing with my partner Rose. The hotel was in a ideal location for both the staff were very helpful and totally charming, the rooms were large and very clean we could no fault it at all. I would definitely go back again for a 3 star hotel it was very reasonably priced and well appointed.
You can walk to the hotel in 10mins from Cordona station and the centre of Milan is only 20mins walk away or 5 mins on the number 27 tram, the stop is 2mins walk away

Room Tip: Both single and double rooms are available, low floors are best as the lift is a bit slow
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

I booked this hotel for a long weekend in October 2013 for my 50th birthday and as I had never been to Italy before was extremely excited! I used Tripadvisor for the choice of hotel as there are so many to choose from and first time visits to a new city is a little daunting. We could not fault the hotel at all. Very pleasant staff greeted us and gave us lots of advice on how to get around the city and where Duomo Square was! Our room was a superior and it was beautiful. We had a little balcony which overlooked local resident’s properties but noise was minimal. The bathroom was clean stylish and very beautiful as was all fittings and furniture. Breakfast was a buffet style affair but instantly greeted by a very well presented host asking for your choice of teas or coffees! Wonderful espresso!
We are returning for another three nights at the end of January as we didn’t get to see inside the cathedral and some other beautiful sites. I thoroughly recommend this little family run hotel. It made our first trip to Italy a wonderful experience never to forget.

Room Tip: Definitely recommend a superior!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed here three nights in December and really loved this charming hotel. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and helpful. The room was big with spacious bathroom, twin sinks, bidet, shower and bath. Our room faced the main road but the shutters and double glazing kept out any noise. The weather was very cold but the hotel was warm. Wi-fi very fast and free. There is satellite tv but very few channels show programmes in English. There is no kettle in the room so any hot drinks have to be ordered through room service which operates 24 hours but is expensive. Breakfast is fairly basic; cereals, toast, yoghurt etc. The neighbourhood is well supplied with bars, cafes and restaurants although I imagine it's better to visit when the weather is warmer so you could sit outside and enjoy the beautiful park. It seemed very quiet in the evenings. You can walk to the centre of Milan in about 25-30 minutes or there is a frequent tram service just one street away; buy tickets at one of the shops next to the tram stop.
Very impressed with Milan; a city with many attractions, great shops and restaurants and can't wait to go back. Just enjoyed wandering around the streets and window shopping.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Via Abbondio Sangiorgio, 16, 20145 Milan, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
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Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#26 Family Hotel in Milan
#40 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lancaster Hotel 3*
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