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“Charmed most by my hotel”
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The Yard Hotel
Ranked #6 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
New York, N.Y.
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Charmed most by my hotel”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Originally planned to spend only 2 nights in Milan but the hospitality and comfort and design and collection of odd "objets d'art" around the premises seduced me into extending my stay to five nights. Stephania, who seems to be the manager of the hotel, couldn't have been warmer and the owner himself was delightfully charming to chat with. I can see why he said that The Yard wasn't a hotel: it was so much more personal and personable than any I've ever stayed in. The Yard is about a 20 minute walk to The Duomo but just across the large square that it is on are a series of canals which seems to be a hub for artists and new restaurants. For a perspective on Milan that is different from the ones offered by the same old hotels i would highly recommend trying The Yard .
Glyn. New York

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Alessandro C, Proprietario at The Yard Hotel, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Glyncas,

Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation for our service and facilities. We consider all your feedback very valuable and will strive to meet the specific needs of our valuable guests such as yourself. We hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the near future.

Gina Fernando
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Dromana, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

This hotel was not easy to find. Once the gates were opened and we were in the yard the entrance to the hotel was also difficult to find. Reception is located by going upstairs, walking through an outdoor are and entering a room that has no sign to indicate where reception is.
All that aside we had a pleasant stay in a delightful room with very charming decor. The breakfast smells were very enticing and we were treated to a scrumptious feast to start the day.

I would recommend this hotel to travellers for a very comfortable and pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Alessandro C, Direttore vendite at The Yard Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Jane C,

It is a pleasure to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us and enjoyed your room and our breakfast. We strive for the best to provide quality services to our guests, and will work continuously on introducing some more Milanese experience at our hotel that you will be able to enjoy in your next visit. As for our entrance, we made a big improvement hence we look forward to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again at The Yard for another relaxing experience. Thank you for your valuable feedback.

Gina Fernando
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Just came back from Milan holiday and what a good choice to stay in this Nice hotel. Lovely people, comfortable rooms, delicious breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay in this hotel. Would definitely go back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Alessandro C, Direttore vendite at The Yard Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear No_idea_at_all,

It is a pleasure to hear that you and your family had such a good time with us and enjoyed our hotel. Thank you so much for sharing your valuable experience. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the near future.

Gina Fernando
Sales & Marketing Director
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We enjoyed the room and breakfast very much. On the down side, the immediate location is unappealing and it took us half an hour of circling the area to finally find the entrance.Entering and parking in the garage with a large car requires considerable caution, patience and skill. The walk to the canal are is more like 10 minutes and the Duomo is a 20-30 min. walk although there is a tram line.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a boutique hotel run by two very nice and helpful ladies. The location is fantastic. 2 minute walk to the canal where there are very nice restaurants. 10 minutes by tram to the Duomo.
But I find this hotel a little quirky. The entrance is practically non-existent. The lift leading to the main lobby is similar to a cargo lift. My room was equestrian style, very quaint. But it was situated next to the walkway leading from the lift to the lobby of the hotel. Which meant passersby could look into my room unless I lowered the blinds. That made my room dark. The room was spacious and the free wifi was great. The bathroom was very well done with a modern rainshower.
The breakfast was basic but sufficient.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel to any traveller to Milan.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Booked this hotel for an overnight stay in Milan en route to Lake Como. Travelling as a family of four (kids aged 20 and 15).

The excellent service started when we made the initial phone call, Stefanie listened to our requirements and recommended the perfect accommodation for us.

On arrival we did struggle to find the hotel even with the use of a sat nav. Make sure you look for a small plaque on the wall rather than the hotel frontage as the hotel is set back behind gates and not instantly recognisable. The hotel has underground parking for a reasonable 20 euros per night.

On arrival we were greeted by Stefanie who really is the perfect hostess. The reception area is incredibly stylish and full of interesting artefacts and fabulous books.

Our room, the penthouse, was themed in a nautical style. When we travel we like to stay in accommodation where we are all together and this suited us perfectly. The room felt more like an apartment with a kitchen area, bathroom and two separate but open plan sleeping areas. There is also a very pretty and private sun terrace.

In the morning breakfast is served around one big communal table with a very good and varied continental breakfast. This added to the feeling of intimacy rather than the impersonal experience in most hotels.

All the staff we encountered were lovely and helpful and nothing seemed too much trouble. Even the hotel dog Pina was very welcoming and made the hotel feel more like a home.

The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the Duomo and shopping areas and just a few minutes stroll from the canals that come to life in the evening.

As a family that have done a lot of travelling together, we would highly recommend The Yard and when we revisit Milan will look no further than this fabulous hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Alessandro C, Direttore vendite at The Yard Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Ninaden,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a thorough review with us and for your kind words about our service and facilities. It is a great pleasure to have you and your family with us and to hear that all of you had such a great experience from arrival to departure. We take your valuable feedback seriously, we will do our best to bring a better value of our service delivery. We look forward to welcoming you and your family for another inspiring stay and to also experience our new Sala Cinema.

Gina Fernando
Sales & Marketing Director
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Hong Kong, null, Hong Kong
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

The owners made us felt at home immediately when we arrived. The rooms are spacious and clean and very child-friendly. Love the breakfast area where we all sit together with other guests and share our travel experience every morning. The hotel dog Pina was like the mascot - going around to greet everyone. I would definitely go back again and recommend everyone to stay there.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Wendy Y
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Alessandro C, Direttore vendite at The Yard Hotel, responded to this review, September 9, 2013
Dear Wendy Y,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience with us and for complimenting our rooms as a child-friendly accomodation. We certainly look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another memorable stay and to experience with another 10 brand new hotel rooms that you and your family will be able to enjoy in your next visit.

Gina Fernando
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Property: The Yard Hotel
Address: Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio 8, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Navigli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Yard Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As it happens with all the most fascinating adventures, that of The Yard begins by lucky coincidence. Looking for a place where to live with its family, its owner instead found a vocation. Mixing the enthusiasm for a new challenge with the experience achieved during his many travels around the world, he built a small and comfortable guest house out of thin air. Spontaneously, this initial project became something more, and in a few years The Yard turned into a prestigious boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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