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WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo
Ranked #56 of 430 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our room was spacious and elegant and the large bathroom was the best! The hotel is located in an upscale part of the city, close to the Metro and buses. The breakfast was wonderful - with lots of delicious choices.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

At first glance the hotel looks new, luxurious and well classified for their four stars, but from check-in the stars were slowly fading! Mainly because of the exceptionally pour service level of the elderly female receptionist who was more interested in looking pissed than helpful. She was directly rude and noninformative! Please do yourselves a favour.. avoid her, unless you enjoy Italian arrogance. Nevertheless all other staff were quite satisfying. Furthermore the soundproofing of the rooms were terrifying, you could basically here everything..even the drop of a needle! With these two unsatisfying experiences, the morning buffet appeared better than it actually was! Despite these rough words I must admit that the location of the hotel is perfect for the price and the fact that there is included two hours of spa relaxation, each day, only makes the price better!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

The hotel is clean and perfect located for shopping and dining.
The "Spa" is more one tiny swimming pool and two Sauna, but the atmosphere is quiet and everything is really tasteful equiped.
Everybody in the hotel was really nice but one really rude and impolite female (middle aged long brown hair) receptionist.
She seemed to be nice to the italian guests but wasn´t helpfull or polite while we (danish guests) checked in.
She forgot that we ordered an iron and when we called the next day she wasn´t sorry but seemed annoyed.
We didn´t feel welcome at all.
Everybody else in the hotel was really nice, unfortunately she was in the reception all the time and casted a shadow with her attitude over the whole stay.
Still a nice hotel in a beautiful city.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

This hotel is amazing. Staff is great. Breakfast, Rooms, Location. Everything is thought of. I stayed with my 8 month old baby girl and husband had no trouble. It was like home. They provided me a baby crib. At breakfast they were so helpful. As I said before staff at reception breakfast and cleaning all of them were great. Thank you so much for a unforgetable holiday. As said location is great next to metro and taxi stop. Supermarket and all the shops. What else whould you ask for.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We arrived at 9am from a 22 hour flight. Check in was 2pm but we were asked if we wanted a family room, then we could have immediate access which we accepted. Comfortable room, no view but we were not worried about that. As I have dietary requirements (gluten free) and had notified the hotel, they were very obliging and supplied gluten free food items for breakfast. For dinner, the chef had prepared a basic meal which was gluten free also. I would definitely stay here again. Only 20 minute walk to the Duomo.

Room Tip: We were on the first floor and did hear a few "rumbles" from the underground occasionally.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We've stayed at the hotel for a night as Milan was our stopover before other towns in Italy. The hotel offered good service incl. Valet parking which was€30/day, excellent breakfast, good location near city centre and underground station. Room was rather small but not an issue. The only minus was the size of the shower which was very small.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

An overall disappointing experience and not worthy of 4 star status.

The hotel is on a main shopping road. Hotel entrance is not fantastic and fairly small. You have to go down a corridor to get to the main hotel reception, which is ceiling covered. This corridor is also deemed the “smokers lounge” and really does smell like cigarettes. Not a fantastic first impression of the hotel. They should really move the smokers lounge into the courtyard. You will also get a glimpse of the spa entrance along the corridor. Upon entering the hotel and thereafter, it always has some kind of disinfectant smell, can’t quite put my finger on it…

Reception is confined within a small area. Command of English for all is rather poor. The hotel lounge is very basic, not very exciting. Quite bland. Lobby is clean. We stayed in a room on the 5th floor. Lift was spacious (quite surprised at this). Like other travellers, rooms are on the small size. The problem is that the rooms look old, paint fading in areas, desks and shelves look dirty. Windows do open (if you like natural air).

For women, please take your own hairdryer –the hotel provides low power/low voltage types that are “stuck” to the bathroom wall. Towels have a musky smell cleaned or not cleaned, as if they have been hard boiled?!

I do not think the walls are paper thin but I do think the plumbing has a lot to be admired as when your next door neighbours wants to shower or use flushes, well you can hear everything. Simple toiletries provided, shower gel, shampoo etc.... OK.

Here is the major let down: You have complimentary use of the spa. Good concept. Good idea. The spa is small. Sitting in the relaxation room – you can hear the “thudder” of the trains going past. To get to the spa you must be in in your robe and walk through the main lobby of the hotel! This is absurd as guests at the lobby or guests just arriving will see you in your robe and hotel slippers (which you must wear to the spa). Having people walk through a so called “4 star” hotel dripping wet coming back from the spam sends out a rather “second rate tone to the hotel – just my opinion I mean ok for a resort I suppose, but not in a “City hotel”. Guests must get changed in their bedrooms, walk down to the spa in their robes and towels and only arrive at the spa in a bathrobe. You are not allowed to get dressed in the spa! This is to save on locker space for those who are not guests on the hotel – but for external users. This I find extremely poor and the logistics and traipsing from hotel lobby to spa entrance with many guests gawping at you is unpleasant and well frankly quite distasteful. Call me a prude. I don’t care. The woman receptionist at the spa was rude and quite patronising. English was poor and not very helpful.

The spa itself was small and it appears they were saving on electricity and the “bubbles” were not turned on. Three days in a row. Similarly there was a lack of towels. However, changing rooms were rather good and meet the standard of a good spa. Otherwise – the whole spa experience was not what I liked. Lounge chairs were okay.

I suggest if you want to stay in this area try the Star Hotel Ritz or the Sheraton Diana Majestic. Pricier (try to find a good deal) but has the entrance and ambiance of a hotel with a large lobby, large sitting area, bigger rooms. If you want something with the Colombo price range I hear the Mecure on the same street is good. I have not stayed there.

If arriving from Linate airport. Come out of the airport – only one exit, look right and you will find the 73 or X73 bus to the centre. This is great. Get the X73 as it does not stop at that many stops – 3 in all when (as oppose to 73 which has a few more stops). I was on the X73 and it only takes 15-20minutes. Buy ticket from the newsagent inside the airport.

Overall good location, extremely close to the underground, small rooms, spa logistics poor. There is a “Carrefour express” behind the hotel (5 minutes walk). If you walk down the side streets of the hotel, you will find quite a few eateries. The main shopping street is fairly poor for eateries.

Room Tip: Higher level floors, facing courtyard is quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo

Address: Corso Buenos Aires 3, 20124 Milan, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Milan
#24 Family Hotel in Milan
#50 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#67 Business Hotel in Milan
#70 Romantic Hotel in Milan
Price Range: $105 - $305 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Worldhotel Cristoforo Colombo is located in the heart of Milan, in Corso Buenos Aires, one of the city's most important shopping streets. The MM1 'Porta Venezia' metro stop is just 20 metres from the hotel, linking it to many of the most important places in the city, including Piazza Duomo, Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, the fashion district and the new trade fair centre. The 138 guest rooms of the Hotel Cristoforo Colombo offer a perfect place to relax during your stay in Milan. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, our guest rooms,recently renovated and graced with elegant parquet floors,for your comfort. Provided with services like air conditioning, a safe, a free minibar, free Wi-Fi, a kettle for coffee and tea, a SMART TV to connect your mobile phone and view movies or your photos, SKY Movies and SKY Sport, dressing gown and slippers,our guest rooms offer a special oasis of tranquillity in the heart of this vibrant city. The use of the SPA is free of charge ( Guests booking standard room need only purchase the health and safety Kit which can be kept and reused for € 9.00 ). ... more   less 
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Best Western Cristoforo Colombo
Best Western Milan
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