The location of this hotel couldn't be better. It' right on the Golden Triangle and a five minute walk from La Scala and the Duomo. It is an old magnificent building, that has been extremely well renovated up to modern standards. It keeps the old atmosphere (don't forget that the great Verdi died there and Maria Callas was a frequent guest), without any compromises to modern amenities.
Our room (419) was ridiculously small, although very well furbished. One interesting thing that I liked a lot is the old cupboard facade that has been preserved. The bathroom was a surprise: one of the best that I have ever encountered. Classic in style, but modern in all its amenities. But the bedroom was so small that the bathroom door touched the bed when opened!
Breakfast is mediocre and you expect more from a five star plus hotel. They even charge you more for american style breakfast. The restaurant area that it is served is kind of dreary.
Staff is OK. Upon arrival, we waited for 20' because we were earlier than the normal check-in time. As we waited in the lobby, they didn't offer us something to drink, as usual in other five star hotels, but we were compensated by the willing main desk employee who showed us to our room.
One problem that they have and that they must resolve is the Wi-Fi connection that is available for ONLY ONE device per room, which is very inconvenient when you have a smartphone and a tablet or a laptop. They told me that they are trying to resolve it. I hope so.
Two remarks: In a hotel of such standards you do not expect to carry your luggage from the taxi to the lobby (because the doorman is talking to someone else), as we did. And you expect that they bring your luggage in your room, not someone else's, as they did with us.
And finally, the offer that we booked included free Wi-Fi and newspaper. The paper NEVER came and WE had to ask for another Internet voucher after the first 24 hours. But these are minor problems.
Definitely I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A place of elegance where many famous people from the past have left their mark. Opened in 1863, the Grand Hotel et de Milan still holds its charm and allure as an old ‘Milanese’ mansion. It has been and still is the preferred hotel of many national and international celebrities from the worlds of culture,fashion, music, business and entertainment.Located in the heart of the town it is just a few steps from the fashion district, financial area and duomo cathedral. Due to its position and excellent bars, restaurants and halls, the Grand Hotel et de Milan is the ideal place to enjoy a pleasant holiday or business trip. ... more less
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