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STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™
Ranked #72 of 431 Hotels in Milan
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44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

If you want to promote yourself as a stylish design hotel, you should not forget service should be stylish too. At the reception desk we were not informed about breakfast until we asked for it ourselves. Our room was not made up after our first night even after we asked for this at the reception desk. But hey, you can never get closer to the Duomo, fabulous location!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Straff is an good hotel. Prices are quite good (suite). Hotel needs to be refurbished, but this is taken care of. Good breakfast, friendly staff. The best location to visit the city. Nice bar.
Bath a little slow with wather. Bathtub too big for the amount of water. Suite has two balconies.
From the balcony with a little effort view on duomo.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Florence, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

If you love crowded cities and seek for peace at the same time after a high-speed day, this hotel is perfect for you. It is located right across La Rinascente, the most famous shopping chain in Italy, and it is located right at the center of Milan. It can be appreciated by all age ranges for its Spa, bar, room service and location. Even though you might be lucky and hear live music around 10.00 p.m. in some rooms with a low volume, it stops not later than 11.00 p.m. There aren't different heights within the rooms, which can be beneficial as a handicap room.

  • Stayed September 2013
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

I stayed 2 nights at Straf, for the second time, the hotel is nice, we had a beautiful room but commodities offered by the hotel are closed to nothing!
It was raining and we asked for an umbrella (usual in a 4 star hotel to lend umbrellas to customers right?) and the receptionist answer me that I can buy one because they sell them and not lend them!! Is not a good attitude for this kind of hotel

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Genoa, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

I have probably stayed in more hotels in Milan than anywhere else in the world so I can safely say that I am rather jaded about what the city has to offer. The Straf is a great combination of location (right next to Duomo and Galleria), boutique-y feel (better than Gray and the likes) and spacious rooms. Looking for drawbacks? Well, you are holed up in a tiny alley and room service menu is rather limited, but I suggest you look over those and focus on the good side. Otherwise, you always have the Park Hyatt option next door ;)

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Salzburg, Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

The hotel has a few good points. It is very centrally located right at the Duomo and close to many shops. Staff was friendly and welcoming.

However I did not like the vibe of the hotel. Of course this is very subjective but my room was grey and black (I.e grey concrete walls and floors, black painted steel furniture, black painted small bathroom.). It felt like a dungeon but not like a nice hotel. I did not sleep well at all. Completely unsuitable to do any work in your room.

Breakfast room was very small and windowless (the second day I skipped hotel breakfast and had a nice cappuccino in a sidewalk cafe instead). The hotel bar is a mainly a pre-dinner place, pretty good music, closes at 10pm.

In summary, nothing really wrong with the place, it just did not feel right.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Foster City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very nice location - few steps from the Duomo metro station and right beside the Duomo of Milan as well as all the hifi shopping centers surrounding it (Galleria Vittoro Emannuelle is right next to the hotel). The La Rinescante on the other side of the hotel has some good restaurants in the top floor. We also managed to walk to Santa Maria delle Grazie church (to see Da Vinci's Last Supper) from the hotel although you may also take the metro or tram.

Hotel staff was quite helpful and efficient. The rooms are quite dark, hip and modern (as others have stated) which I think went well with Milan's reputation as a capital of the designer fashion world. We didn't have any problem with noise from the street. Free wifi worked pretty well and the breakfast was decent but nothing special.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™
Address: Via San Raffaele 3, 20121 Milan, Italy (Formerly STRAFhotel&bar)
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#73 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#82 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™ 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel STRAF is located only few steps from the Duomo cathedral, the fashionable Via Montenapoleone and La Scala Theatre. An inspired fusion of Italian fashion, original design and elegance, the STRAF combines minimalist design and classic Italian architecture. The 64 rooms and suites blend design and functionality, maximising comfort. Those seeking a stylish, urban hangout will enjoy the unconventional atmosphere of the STRAF Bar and the cool service. ... more   less 
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