Having just come back from a 5 night stay at the 22 Marzo hotel, I can safely say that they exceeded all our expectations. Michele and his family run this property perfectly. Their hospitality and friendliness is certainly something one cannot put a price tag on. Having arrived a few minutes before the room was ready, Michele treated me and my two travelling buddies to an espresso and a bottle of water. He also gave us a map, and told us how to get around with the local transport etc. There's a bus stop in the square just outside the hotel. Buses run every 4-5 mins all day till late. It takes about 10 mins to get the Duomo by bus, or a 20 min walk. We opted for the latter choice most of the time as its a pleasant stroll, there are plenty of shops along the way, and its a great way to people watch. If you're visiting to watch a football game, it takes about 45 mins, by public transport, to get to San Siro. The staff at the hotel will tell you how to get there.
The room was spacious, and it came with an en suite bathroom. Rooms were cleaned everyday, and towels changed too. WIFI in the room never let us down, and the AC was a godsend. An elevator is also available.
Breakfast was a pleasant surprise too! Normal, affordable, hotels in Italy usually have a limited selection of items on the buffet. This 2 star property however has 4 different types of cereal, 3 different types of croissants ( or brioche as the Italians refer to them), 2 different pastries (usually a jam tart and a pain au raisin), a nice selection of bread, as well as cheese and ham. Creamy cheese was also available, nutella and other jams, as was a toaster and a microwave. There was a juice dispenser with orange and multivitamin, and 2 other juices in their carton pack. It is a small dining area, but this never proved to be an issue for us, as a table was always readily availble.
A number of restaurants are also in the vicinity of the hotel. A Mc Donalds outlet is a 2 min walk from the hotel, but a 10 min walk away is another family run trattoria which Michele recommended. This restaurant has a special lunch & dinner set-menu, available only for the guests staying at the hotel. The dinner one is priced at €15, consisting of a choice of 3 different pasta as a starter ( a substantial portion), and for mains, its either meat or fish, with a side order of potatoes ( heavenly) or vegetables. Ice-cream was always served to us as dessert, with coffee and liquors after that. The liquor bottle, ice-cold, was always left on our table to help ourselves.
Michele also arranged to have a taxi pick us up on the day we checked out. We simply cannot thank these people enough for their superb hospitality, and we will certainly opt to stay here the next time we're in Milan. Grazie Mille!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel 22 Marzo is situated in a top and strategic location, in one of the beautiful street of Milan, full of shops, stores, and public gardens. This excellent position, optimally served by bus, tram and subway ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 22 Marzo
- 22 Marzo Milan