“Good places go bad, bad places go bankrupt” is a famous slogan from the Lonely Planet guide trying to motivate their users to contribute to updates. But this also offers opportunities for great places to emerge. And this is exactly what the passionate and courageous new owner must have had in mind when he quit his job in a major hotel in Milan amidst a financial crisis last year to start his own business with the help of his family and made a great place out of this hotel recognizing that this place could have a lot going for it.
This little hotel is a true pearl in the city. Do not be mistaken by the somewhat neglected appearance of its outside and the furniture of the room which will probably be taken care of within the near future. It is absolutely clean, you will find a good bed, the rooms can be fully darkened by the outside shades, the showers are excellent (never had a better water pressure and more warm water even in any 4 or 5-star hotel). The rooms have flat colour TV and even the WIFI is inclusive, they have air-conditioning but I preferred not to use it and sleep with the window open. Although it is in the city, the street is completely quit apart from the weekly garbage collection, so sleeping with the windows open is a great option.
The hotel is situated in a quiet and safe residential area just a few minutes’ walk of the M1 Subway/Metro line that will take you to the vibrant heart of the city centre, or to the Cadorna railway station and thus the Malpensa Express train, within 10 minutes. (Tip: get a 48h unlimited ticket for all public transport in Milan for only 8 Euros. It is not only price worthy but saves the hassle of buying tickets every time). The MiCo conference centre entrance is an easy 10-minutes’ walk and the Malpensa shuttle bus stop is even closer.
The breakfast buffet is as good as you could expect from a modest continental European hotel. There is no cooked breakfast but you will find a choice of absolutely fresh bread and pastries, tasteful meats, marmalades, honey, yoghurts, boiled eggs etc. accompanied with tea or coffee to the best Italian tradition.
There are several smaller restaurants in the direct neighbourhood that will provide you with food and drinks if you ever would not feel like going to the centre for dinner and even the supermarket is within a 5 minutes ‘walk.
If you are looking for a great place to stay with really honest warm hospitality instead of a professional smile in a personal bed-and-breakfast like ambiance with all hotel facilities, a quit night sleep in a clean room, an excellent shower, a fresh breakfast and all within a short distance of the heart of Milan or the Conference centre and everything you might possibly need, try to get a room in this hotel and you won’t regret it!
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