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“Lovely short break”
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Corallo
Ranked #344 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Dorset, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Lovely short break”
Reviewed May 4, 2014

We enjoyed a very peaceful, short stay in Milan and spent two nights in the Corallo hotel. The staff on reception were always polite, spoke excellent English and were really helpful. The hotel inside is nicer than outside and the reception area and breakfast room was clean, tidy and modern.

Despite what other reviewers have written on here, we found our room to be a very good size (room 131). The bathroom was very clean and everything worked perfectly, with a good supply of hot water. We would have loved a balcony, but we were at least able to open the large windows and let the Milanese sunshine in (and to be fair, we didn't ask for a balcony so if we had done, we may have got one!).

Breakfast was fine, cereal, fruit juice, coffee or tea, yogurt, cold meats, cheese, toast and croissants, jams etc.

There are a couple of really good local restaurants within 5 minutes walk on Via Mac Mahon. I could eat at the Melabianca every night and not get tired of it. There are probably more but we were only there for two nights, sadly. There are also two decent size supermarkets (Billa is the larger) for water/wine/snacks etc. There is also a rather gorgeous cockerell (yes, that's right a cockerell) who is virtually resident outside the supermarket with a dog for a best friend (as well as their owner).

From Milan airport take the free shuttle (coach) to terminal 1 (go outside terminal 2 and you can't miss the sign that tells you where the coach leaves from). Catch the Malpensa Express (train) to Milan Cadorna station. The ticket is 12 Euros (only buy a return if you're coming back the same day as they only seem to sell day returns). Remember to drop your ticket into the ticket machine to have it time-stamped before you get on the train. Simply having a ticket isn't enough, you need to validate it in the machine (which is at the top of the escalator to the platforms). To get to the Corallo, exit the station at the front entrance and walk left around Foro Buonaparte and catch the tram at Lanza and get off at Via Mac Mahon/Caracciolo. Make sure you buy the tram tickets in advance, too, as you can't get them on the tram. Pick up tickets for 1.50 each at any of the Tabbacchis or news stands. The lady near Lanza tram stop speaks excellent English and is very helpful! Again, you need to validate your ticket once you get on the tram, by inserting it into the red/yellow time-stamper...just having a ticket isn't enough and you do have to stamp it. From the moment it's stamped, you get 90 minutes travel and can get on and off as many trams or Metros as you need to.

We travel in Europe quite a lot and loved Milan. We'll definitely go back and would definitely return to the Corallo. We thought it was excellent value for money.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 131 and it was a good size, but didn't have a balcony (if you want one ask for...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 17, 2014

It was supposed to be closer to the city center, based on the description of the hotel.
Poor breakfast.
A bit noisy.
Do not expect high quality services but the stuff is ready to help you - guide you through the city.
Clean towels every single day.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Located about half an hour walk from the main touristic objectives of the city, on a quite street, this little hotel is very pleasant, with clean nice rooms.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. They offer continental breakfast, meaning a modest but nice buffet.
One could find better sound-isolated rooms, but all in all our stay there was just perfect.

I would strongly recommend it to couples and families and whoever is seeking an unpretentious pleasant accommodation in MIlan.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2014

The location of this hotel is great. The number 12 tram which goes direct to Duomo is right outside. It is a residential area but has some lovely local restaurants, which are very Italian (most people in the local shops speak no english for instance). However, I was very disappointed in the hotel. The room was tiny - just space for the double bed (which was comfortable) and a desk. Nowhere to sit in room other than on the bed. No duvet - just a sheet and blanket. There was not a picture up on the walls or anything that came close to their description of it being 'elegantly designed'. I felt I was in a student hall of residence. The room was superficially clean but actually needed a deep clean, for instance the shower was dirty. The grouting in the tiny shower was black and rotting. The staff were ok -not overly friendly but answered questions when asked. We also couldn't get the shutter open on the window so it felt like we lived in a dungeon of darkness! So, great location but needs a lot of tender loving care.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Indeed, this might be the most reasonably priced hotel close to Milan city center and Fieramilanocity, but it lacks several basic amenities, which might affect one's decision to stay here. The rooms are small and bathroom/shower is really tiny. But importantly, there is no iron (not even for loaning), no microwave/kettle/oven at all in the hotel (so you can never plan to eat anything hot in your room). The English speaking staff was available only during the daytime and the night staff was useless and helpless. Worst part was the internet; it was very sporadic in the rooms and on my 3rd day of stay, the connection completely brokedown and never got fixed until I checked out (Did I mention that I stayed there for 8 nights ?).

The breakfast was very basic, just cold stuff (bread with spreads, cold meat, criossants and coffee/juice). Never, the breakfast menu changed and I didnt even feel like eating there after couple of days. So, overall if the above complaints that I have don't really affect you and all you care is for saving money, then go ahead - this might be the place for you. But if you are planning to be there for a few night and your trip includes business, please spend an extra 15-20Euros a night and stay in a better hotel in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Tampa, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

I was just in Milan this past week and stayed at this hotel. The room was cleaned daily, new towels and beds made, etc. The bathroom shower was small but other then that I had nothing to complain about. The hotel's location is perfect because the tram is right in front of it. You take the number 12 and it takes you straight to the city center. The receptionist at night was extremely helpful, I asked about ways to get to Lake Como, or Bergamo City and he was great at providing directions. If you plan on using this hotel for purposed of sleep and then travel around the city, then this is a perfect choice for the money you spend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Bristol, England
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

I stayed here for one night in March on my own. The hotel is located close to the Fieramilanocity and the Parco Sempione. 45 minutes walk to the Duomo. The receptionist was friendly on arrival and throughout so good marks for that. I was nonplussed with my room though. It was plain and had all you needed and that should suffice for a three star I suppose. However, a little bit more comfort or design would go a long way. The mini bar was not fully stocked and the metal window shutter was all the way down making the room feel like a cell. I could not raise it so had minimal daylight. I would check if it can even be raised as if not then do not stay here. To be fair, I did not check with reception as I had a short stay. Surely it can be lifted?! I did check the exterior of the hotel and noticed every single room had the metal shutter pulled down ...

Breakfast was fine, usual croissants and simple meats/cheese with coffee.

Price was about €80 which is ok for Milan I gather. I just got the impression you could do better for the money, but if not this is serviceable, clean and safe and that might just be enough for you.

I'd give 2.5 stars out of 5

Room Tip: Some rooms are next to the lift so probably best to avoid those
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Corallo
Address: Via Cesena 20, 20155 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #344 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Corallo 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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