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“Excellent location, otherwise average”
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Hotel Rio
Ranked #235 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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347 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Excellent location, otherwise average”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

The location really is great, you have just two minutes to spend when walking to the cathedral, the subway stop is just around the corner. The street rooms are a bit too noisy, but spacious, and the breakfast is good, staff also.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Bammental, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2014

few step from the Duomo and major attraction, room was simple and spacious, the bathroom as well
service was friendly and efficient, the road downstrais was always very busy but has a good insonorization

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Savannah, Georgia
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190 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is very simple hotel with all basic things you need. Location is very good since it is very close to Duomo. Breakfast is good by European standards and much better than typical American breakfast. While it was quite warm outside, we were told that air conditioning is not available in March. Staff is OK. I would stay in this place because of location and reasonable price compare to some other places near by.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Walked in, saw the room and booked myself another hotel (lost 3 nights worth of stay). Did not feel safe as there were suspicious people hanging around and in the hotel, room was dark and dated and also major road works going on outside the window (late night). Location is ideal though.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2014

In a nutshell the only real reason to be at this hotel is its location. Less than a minute walk from the Duomo, food options, the Rinascente Mall and the Vittorio Emanuelle Gallery and plenty of other shopping options - accessibility to this hotel is unmatched. The Milan Hop off Hop On bus also stops right in front of the Duomo and less than a minute walk.

On the flip side the rooms are small. The decor was dated and beds were two single beds put together. However, room was clean and the bathroom was almost the size of the room. Toiletries were average. If you do not intend to spend a lot of time in the room then this hotel is absolutely perfect.

The staff was hit and miss. Our welcome was cold but the lady at the reception in the morning after was chirpy and very helpful. Breakfast staff was also cold. Having said that, you do not need too much staff inputs in Milan.

Breakfast itself was the standard Italian fare with croissants, toast, yoghurt, nutella, butter, two types of juices and freshly made coffee for vegetarians.

The wi fi was not included and we read that it could be accessed for Euro 5 per device for 24 hours. We paid ~Euro 70 for one night for 2 which we found was good value for staying right in the heart of Milan.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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106 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2014 via mobile

The location, very near the Duomo, is the best thing of the hotel.
The hotel is old and rooms need a renew. Breakfast is basic, croissants, cheese, yogurt, but it is ok. You can ask for a cappuccino that is good! The breakfast room is very small, so if you want to leave early, wake up or you will wait a lot for a table. Personal staff is nice and speak English.
It you don't look for luxury and have few time to visit the city, it is a good option.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Melbourne
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

For the location and the price I don't think you could get any better in the whole of Milan. Literally 1 minute walk to the Duomo. Rooms were what you expect for a 3 star hot and the bathroom is huge. Wifi is not included which should just be a standard these days. Expensive at 10 euro per device per day.

Have to comment on the reception staff. The younger guy was extremely friendly, however the older guy and the lady who we encountered were some of the rudest and most arrogant people I have ever come across. Especially if you are working in hospitality surely a smile wouldn't
hurt!

In saying this don't let this put you off staying here as if you want a good reasonably priced base for Milan this is a good option. Hopefully the hotel gets some feedback so they can sort their reception staff out!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: Hotel Rio
Address: Via Mazzini 8, Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast
Hotel Style:
Ranked #235 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Rio 3*
Number of rooms: 350
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