The hotel has clean, modern decor. Staff are friendly and helpful, with good knowledge of local restaurants and useful advice on how to get around. Sophia's restaurant offers well-presented food - expect to pay 25-30 Euros for a two course meal.
Breakfasts are a highlight. Omelettes cooked to order and virtually every imaginable hot and cold dish offered. Sausages, bacon, eggs (cooked to order), mushrooms, various cheeses, breads and spreads, plentiful fruit, cereals, cakes etc. If you don't have an inclusive deal, Breakfast costs 18 Euros but on checking in at reception we were given a discount to 14 Euros (with our 6-year-old free). When we informed reception on leaving that one of our party had missed a breakfast, the 14 Euros was removed from the bill without question.
Do bear in mind that you will be charged 4 Euros a night per adult City tax. Not the hotel's fault of course, but Milan's already expensive (as is Italy generally) and given that we were already spending our money in Milan and supporting the local economy, I think it's a poor move by the city.
The hotel also has a small Spa on the top floor, though the whirlpool was too hot for us to even put our toes in!
Wifi in rooms was free and excellent. Choose your own password and away you go! Beds are quite firm, but doubles are very large. Tea/coffee and fridge in the room too.
There is a charged-for garage at the hotel if you have a car.
Nearby restaurants? We enjoyed Pizzeria Barbagia just around the corner, and Al Baitone near Fieramilanocity (where there is also a kids' play area on the opposite side of the street).
Getting there: If you land at Malpensa Airport you can take a taxi (90 Euros) or the hotel will provide their shuttle on request at the same price (plus 10% if you use a credit card). The Malpensa Express train will take you to Stazione Nord (Cadorna) in around 30 mins and costs 11 Euros (15 Euros round trip). You'll then need to buy a ticket ahead of getting on the no. 1 tram outside the station which will drop you 100 yards from the hotel after a 29 minute ride. A 90 minute public transport ticket is 1.50 Euro. Or you can take a taxi from there to the hotel.
We used the Malpensa Shuttle bus rather than the train. Some say it can get stuck in traffic (it didn't for us) and it costs roughly the same as the train (10 Euro one way or 16 Euro return - 5 Euro each way for our 6 year old.) You need to ask to get off at Fieramilanocity (the trade centre). You then need to walk 3 blocks along Viale Teodorico (continuing the way the bus is facing), turn right at Piazza Firenze and then right again before the tram tracks on Corso Sempione. The Enterprise Hotel is 100 yards on the right. Total walk is around 600 yards (10 mins). Buses are very regular - every 20 mins or so) and they even have free Wifi. But both buses we travelled on were very full.
Getting into Milan: the no. 1 tram takes you to central Milan in around 30 mins and leaves from a stop around 60 yards to the right once you walk out of the hotel. Reception will sell tickets (cash) - it's 1.50 Euro for 90 mins or 4.50 Euros for the day on all public transport (including Metro and buses as well as trams). Kids travel free with a paying adult. Just enter your ticket in the machine nearest the driver every time you get on. Trams are very regular, well used by locals and you won't usually wait more than 5-10 mins maximum. The hotel doesn't always have the 90 min tickets, but there's a newspaper kiosk 50 yards to the left on Piazza Firenze which sells them.
The tram trundles down Corso Sempione, going round the Arch of Peace (Arci Della Pace). The first stop likely to be of interest is Cadorna (Stazione Nord and nearest for Leonardo's Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria Della Grazie (beware - you need advance tickets or be in a tour group to see the Last Supper) and also for the remarkable frescoed church of S. Maurizio. The ancient church of S. Ambrogio with its amazing 1,000+ year old mosaics is also fairly near Cadorna. The next stop Cairoli is good for the Castello Sforzesco with its archaelogical, art (closed in April 2013), music and furniture museums plus parkland. Cordusio is nearest to the Duomo, and the stop at Piazza d. Scala drops you outside the famous opera house (from where it's only a 2 minute walk though the famous Galeria Vitorio Emanuele II shopping centre to the Duomo).
In summary, if you want to be bang in the centre of Milan, the Hotel Enterprise won't do. But if you're happy to use regular public transport that gets you into the centre in 25-30 mins at reasonable cost, this could be the one for you. Friendly staff, good value rooms, well-maintained and great Breakfasts. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enterprise Hotel is the unique green design hotel in Milan with panoramic SPA. It's just a short walk from Fieramilanocity , MiCo and Metro Lilac, with which , in a few stops you will reach the historic center , the San Siro stadium , the train station , Expo and the Rho / Pero trade fair centre. Opposite the hotel, there is also the stop of the famous historic tram with which you can reach the city center through the most suggestive streets of Milan. Healthy, coloured, tasty: the unique way to start your day with happiness: the american breakfast of Enterprise offers a buffet with organic and gluten-free products, fresh fruit and show cooking. "Early Breakfast" free from 6 till 7 am. Free shuttle service for the main trade fair held at the new Pero-Rho trade fair centre Parking with 5 charging stations for electric or hybrid vehicles. The bright rooms have modern furnishings, hypoallergenic because they are paved with parquet, and they are equipped with all the amenities: air conditioning, soundproofing , LCD TV with free sports and movie channels, tea & coffee maker, safe-deposit box and free and unlimited Wi- Fi. Space to the taste in Enterprise: Sophia's restaurant offers creativity and culinary tradition; Chef Otello reveal your palates all the secrets of the best Lombardy and Italian cuisine. During the summer months the Sophia's moves to the indoor garden, an oasis of peace and relaxation scented by jasmine and decorated with oriental statues, to recreate a relaxed and familiar environment. Last but not least , the new rooftop spa " Le Terme di Kyoto ", a unique place to give to oneself, moments of rest and relaxation enjoying beauty and wellness treatments; the spa offers: jacuzzi, warm bench, turkish bath, emotional shower and relax area with tea and herbal teas. We take care of the environment because: we save the water and electricity, we apply recycling, we promote sustainable mobility and we use food of our area. ... more less
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- Enterprise Hotel Milan