I needed an affordable room with breakfast for a week-long academic conference stay in the city. The single room was small as expected, and fine for my needs. Comfortable bed, desk, sofa, nice sunny window to off-street side of hotel, overlooking very small courtyard. Tiny but clean bathroom, decent water pressure but inconsistently hot water. The decor is outdated, but decently maintained.
The breakfast is basic, same every day, but with some choices, no fruit. The daily cappucino was the highlight! (I shopped in nearby markets for fruit.) Quantities seemed plentiful, no lines, but it might have been a quiet week.
There are two underused lounges on ground floor, good for meetings or working.
Service is efficient and variably friendly, but overall polite and patient. Desk employees all speak English very well - but I made an effort to speak Italian with them. Internet for a fee, 4 euros per hour, cheaper if you buy more. Reliable, fast enough for email and video chat but slow uploads.
The street itself is a wide car-filled boulevard, but the neighbourhood around the corner is mixed residential, lots trees and small parks. Close to metro/subway San Antonio, and convenient to Cadorna for the Malpensa express train. 20 minute walks to centre, parc Sempione, or to Navigli. I felt safe even late at night (I'm male).
Overall, this hotel was just what I needed, comfortable, clean, and affordable. The small spaces and stoic service are what I expected from a budget European hotel. Recommended.
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- Modern 4-story Hotel positioned between the exhibition centre and downtown. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sant Ambroeus Hotel
- Sant Ambroeus Milan