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Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
Ranked #83 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
London
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51 reviews
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“5 out of 5 once the works are completed.”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights in early September. The staff are exceptionally helpful and the rooms comfortable with the location perfect for a short stay in Milan being very close to the Duomo and the Castle.
Only thing that let it down was over running renovation / expansion works going on so arriving early one day (well before check in time) to leave our bags for the day, there was no access to any toilet or washing facilities, which we had been told there would be only a few weeks before. Additionally early drilling and hammering did not make for a restful start to the day.
That being said... once these works are completed we would not hesitate in staying at this hotel again.. it is a temporary glitch, only wish that the hotel had made us ware before arrival to manage exceptions a little.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Mechelen, Belgium
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We stayed in the Antica Locanda dei Mercanti from August 26 to September 1.

Unfortunately, our reserved room (with separate bedroom) was not ready the first night, since the air-conditioning was broken. We therefore stayed at the Loft the first night. This was a lovely room, but a bit inconvenient to sleep in 1 space when you're travelling with your parents.
The next day our luggage was moved to our Suite and again we were pleasantly surprised: the rooms are not typical "hotel rooms". They are very spacious and comfortable with high ceilings, beams, bookshelves filled with books (in various languages), fresh flowers and nice furniture. The bathroom was small, but very modern.
The service was very friendly and the people at the reception were always very helpful (calling a taxi, making restaurant reservations, etc.).
The breakfast was perfect for us: standard breakfast included croissants, bread rolls, butter and 2 kinds of jam, fresh orange juice and coffee/tea. You could add eggs, cheese, ham, etc. to this for a small fee.
They were restoring the reception area, and the noise started quite early, but it never really bothered us much. Perhaps this could have been mentioned when making the reservation, though.

All in all, we had a lovely stay at the hotel! The weather was also great, Milan was very quiet in this period and we enjoyed some excellent food and wine (our favorites: Nerino and Rovello 18). The aperitivo bars in the Brera area are also very nice (especially Obika).

When we come back to Milan we would definitely stay at Antica Locanda dei Mercanti again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

The arrival at a rather blank door of the hotel is a little disconcerting, but once in, the receptionist was friendly and helpful, though we were welcomed in to a temporary reception due to renovation of the floor containing both the reception, lobby and breakfast-room. We were not informed of this in advance. The somewhat misleading photographs on their web page had also suggested a terrace available for all the guests which is not the case, indeed there is no common area at all.
Also, not all rooms have their own terrace (I had hoped otherwise) so, although our room was lovely and spacious in itself, it was not quite what I was hoping for and seemed rather overpriced.
Breakfast was very minimal, but what was provided was good quality (nice coffee and fresh OJ).

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 15, 2012

It was our second stay in Milan and after our first not very good experience with different 4 star hotel we've chosen Locanda Mercanti.
We want to thank you for a wonderful stay with you, the birthday
cake for mu husbend's birthday was an extra special touch. We appreciated your lovely hotel,
the friendly and helpful staff, and will definitely make Locanda our place
to stay when we are in Milan.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We have just left Antica Locanda dei Mercanti and we have already fantastic memories from our stay.Everyone at reception was extramely kind and helpful.
We had a big suite room which was realy spacious and clean,we also had breakfast in our room every morning of our stay.
We got some great indications for restaurants in the evening--ask for Brera which is beautiful artistic zone of Milan just 10 min walk from Hotel !

Thank you for great hospitality !

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2012

We could not have chosen a better place to stay during
our visit to Milan.It is a small boutique hotel in the center of Milan that we have found beautiful,original and very interesting. All of the staff was so gracious, friendly and
helpful and the room and breakfasts were delightful! Thank you so very much.

We surely will choose Locanda again when we return to Milan.

Emily and John

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Beautiful courtyard, comfortable room, great location
Hotel is close to the subway. Very helpful staff that were always happy to give directions or tourist help when needed. Beautiful courtyard which they bought breakfast out to in the morning. Comfortable rooms which made our last night in Italy just what we were after. Location was great. Ten min walking from duomo and 5 min walking distance from great restaurants for dinner.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
Address: Via San Tomaso 6, 20121 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#57 Family Hotel in Milan
#67 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#86 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Antica Locanda dei Mercanti 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Locanda is an unexpected oasis of peace and quiet in Milan’s frenetic city centre. The elegant 18th century building is in a pedestrian area dedicated to shopping.Once you arrive you can forget your car – you’re in the very heart of Milan, close to La Scala opera house, the Duomo, the Stock Exchange, and the famous designer stores on via Monte Napoleone and via della Spiga.The décor is the creation of architect Vittorio Locatelli, who loves combining refined warm pastel hues with rough, natural materials, following his fancy wherever it takes him. His intention was to furnish the Locanda so that people would feel they were at home. He designed four suggestive rooms, each with a beautiful flower-filled terrace, a rare occurrence in a city like Milan.The atmosphere throughout is pleasant and relaxed, and prompt personalised service is guaranteed. ... more   less 
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