What you pay for with this hotel is the location and the location alone. Sure, staff are relatively friendly (not those doing check-in, unfortunately, but all others were) and breakfast is decent but the room was no better than an old 80s motel.
The carpet looks old and worn, the furniture ditto and the shower is an old plastic cubicle that someone's uncle probably installed. The television, buried inside the wardrobe (which means you have to switch off the telly if you need to get to your underwear), has got over 200 channels but you can't watch it from anywhere in the room without risking whiplash.
I had some trouble with my air-con in that it wouldn't stop and when I asked for help, the man said it would stop at one point. As it made enough noise to frighten a banshee, I wanted it to stop now, which apparently wasn't possible.
It is annoying that you have to get cross first before it's suddenly, as if by magic, made possible. The man flicked one switch, somewhere, and hey presto!
If you decide to spend most of your time outside and you want to be central, then this is a viable alternative. If, like me, you may also have to do some work inside, then perhaps it isn't.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ambasciatori Hotel in Milan espouses the very best in Italian and Milanese Hospitality. The 85 rooms are maintained to an extremely high standard and are equipped with all modern comforts plus, the little extra touches which ensure a unique stay in this ancient and charming city. Take a stroll in the nearby Galleria Vittorio Emanuele or if you feel like splashing out go do some shopping at Rinascente (Milan's equivalent to Harrods) - both are within a few minutes walking distance of the Ambasciatori Hotel Milan. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambasciatori Hotel Milan