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“So Close to Being Perfect….”
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Brera Apartments
Ranked #27 of 271 Specialty Lodging in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“So Close to Being Perfect….”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Excellent location about 10 minutes walk from the Duomo. Lovely quieter area and Brera restaurants only 5 minutes away.
We were warmly welcomed - the apartment oozes charm. It's small, but cozy, and suitable for 2 adults and 1 or 2 children - but not 4 adults as the mezzanine bedroom is open to the sitting room and sleeper couch.
Sadly, the kitchen was dirty, with cockroaches in the kettle…. and the kitchen isn't well fitted. But aside from that, we had a great stay. With some small attention to detail and cleanliness this would be an outstanding property. Perhaps our timing over "new year" meant the usual cleaning couldn't take place - but great location!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for two nights with my girlfriend in the Garibaldi apartment and it was superb. Beautifully furnished, comfortable, quiet and in a great location. All we could have wanted and could happily have spent a week there. Any complaints would have been a few mosquitos, and it would have been nice to have been able to iron a shirt- nothing was provided.

One word of caution though- make sure you contact the company before you go- we booked via a comparison site and they gave us the wrong address- it was sorted out well but check before you travel.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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bergamo
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

POSITIVE:
- location! location! location!
- stylish
- good value for money
- it was perfectly clean
- well-equipped (fridge, microwave, plates, glasses, even a coffee machine with coffee)
- a TV with Sky and a small (but very good) selection of DVDs (I recommend "Crazy Stupid Love")
- a comfortable bed

NEGATIVE:
Can't find anything negative about this fabulous place.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Clean, light, efficient studio with kitchen in a secure location on Via San Fermo in the charming Brera neighborhood.
Pros: Easy 15-minute walk to La Scala and Duomo, or Corso Como shopping; 20-minute walk to Milano Centrale train station. Multiple subway stations within a few blocks. Good supermarket, bars cafes and restaurants close by.
Cons: stairwell noise from neighbors, and from the street, on weekend nights; hot water was not turned on when we arrived (but this was promptly corrected).
Massimo provided great personalized service. Grazie!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Venice, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Nicely renovated apartments with check in concierge service. Ideal for any type of trip. Very convenient location in the heart of town in the Brera area.
Very close to many good restaurants and bars. Few minutes walking from the main business streets.
Large space, well mainteined, good service.
Nespresso machine for a good espresso in the morning.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Essex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Brera Apartments on Via 1 San Fermo for three nights in early October. On previous city breaks we had always stayed in hotels but as the apartment was the cheapest option for our stay in Milan we thought we would give it a go. We were not disappointed in any way and our stay has made us realise that self catering apartments is the way forward! The apartment was easy to locate after a short walk from the Muscova metro station on the green line. We were met at the appartment by the rep from Hotel Solutions who took us up to the appartment and showed us round. He also gave us a quick overview of Milan and gave us some very useful information on the sights and what to do. The apartment itself was perfect for our stay. The bathroom is off of the bedroom and is well equipped with a good shower and other fixings and is nicely designed for the space. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of storage space. The kitchen/living area is functional with good appliances (hob, fridge, microwave) as well as the nespresso coffee machine. We didn't cook whilst there but there are plenty of implements should you wish to. One of the advantages of an apartment is the flexibility it offers and not having to rush down and join the scrum for breakfast at a hotel or have to buy expensive drinks in the hotel bar. With a Carrefour Express less than 5 minutes walk away you can stock up with essentials for your own breakfast (when you like) and your own evening drink. Being English, the best thing was making a decent cup of tea for the morning with home sourced tea bags and fresh milk!

I would recommend these appartments for a mini-break in Milan as the location is perfect and only a 20 minute stroll to the Duomo through the excellent Brera district. One thing to note is that it can be a little bit noisy at night and in the morning as you are based in a residential appartment block with families all around going about their daily business. That said, the disturbance was no different to that of a hotel room where you have rooms next door and above and a quick visit to a pharmacy for some ear plugs resolved the matter!

Also worth mentioning is that on departure day, rather than having to lug our hand baggage around Milan we could leave our small cases at the Hotel Solutions office which was only 15 minute walk away which gave us more flexibility for our last few hours in Milan.

If we return to Milan, the Brera Appartments will be the first place I will check for accomodation as the facilities and service was excellent with no complaints!

Room Tip: Not applicable as its a one bedroom apartment
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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66 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Stayed for one week in Nov 2012 during trade exhibition

Pros:
- Large apartment w/ good working space
- Complementary Nesspresso Coffee
- Supermarket nearby
- Quiet neighbourhood

Cons:
- Long walk to Metro
- May be difficult to find
- Washing machine was very dirty w/ left over residue inside. Couldn't be used at all.

Room Tip: Japanese restaurant nearby was great, and supermarket is not far away
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Brera Apartments
Address: Different Locations, 20121 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Brera
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 271 Specialty Lodging in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Brera Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brera Apartments are located in beautiful areas in the heart of Milan: in the most peaceful part of the historic Brera district, which the artists of the Academy of Fine Arts, since the nineteenth century, have turned into one of the most characteristics of Milan, or in the most glamour part of the city, dotted with shops and showrooms of the most important names in fashion. Brera Apartments are particularly quiet and silent: located in elegant historic buildings, featuring a typical Milanese style. The atmosphere is welcoming and personalized, stylish with "collection design" furnishing, with parquet floors. Each apartment is divided into the large living room, the kitchen area and the bedroom. All Brera Apartments are equipped with Nespresso coffee machine, pods, teas and herbal teas, a 32-inch high-definition TV with free Sky channels, an extensive DVD collection, Hi-Fi stereo system compatible with iPhone and iPOD Apple, and complete with CDs to set the perfect mood. Free Internet WI-FI connection is also available. ... more   less 
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