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STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™
Ranked #72 of 428 Hotels in Milan
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“Best Location Ever!!!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in straf hotel when we visited Milan during our trip to Italy.Straf is a modern hotel , it has a very unique strange interior design but it is very clean , the employees were so friendly and helpful has the best location ever infront of the cathedral and a huge laRinascente departement store and many other shopping streets are near by that have all the brands u dream of . I enjoyed staying in this hotel and if ill be back to milan ill absolutely stay there again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

I liked almost everything. The location is awesome. The reception staff are very nice. the room size and furniture are good. the only thing I was not happy with is that you should inform them everyday that you need them to tidy the room otherwise no one will do it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great hotel, really lovely, helpful staff on the desk who recommended us some excellent restaurants nearby. The room was really lovely and perfectly located for a short visit to the city. They let us have a late check out 'till 4pm on new years day as our flight wasn't until 9pm. Our only minor complaint was the €8 charge for my eggs at breakfast.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Straf is a Design Hotel in the heart of Milano. I stayed there for 2 nights for business reasons. Its big advantage is the location in Piazza Duomo, next to the main shopping street Corso Vittorio Emanuele, close to via Montenapoleone with the luxury boutiques and in a neighborhood full of restaurants and cafes. Rooms are a bit dark which is interesting for design lovers but not everyone will like it. However, they are pretty spacious for single or double occupancy and there is a big working desk. Beds are comfortable and queen size. WiFi is free as it is in most Design Hotels which is a big plus (I really can't understand why international branded hotels insist on internet charges). The bathroom bench is a bit uncomfortable. It is very short with a long cylinder washbasin on the left side. You need to stoop everytime you want to reach a towel or your toothbruch. I was bending on my knees in order to wear my contact lenses! But unique design is not always comfortable or practical. Straf has also a popular bar with nice cocktails and guest DJs. Breakfast was just fine with a variety of choices although it could offer more for a room rate close to 200 euro. I enjoyed the prosciouto which is difficult to find in breakfast buffets outside Italia. Staff was helful overall and guys in reception allowed a late check out at no extra charge despite me being late in my late check out time! Lastly there is also a charity display in the lobby with T-Shirts and jewels. Your purchase or donation helps a project of water supply in Mali. I would certainly choose Straf if I visit Milano again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

We loved the location of this hotel very much. Very handy for the cathedral and the most excellent feasting and treats of the big shopping centre (go to the mozzarella bar on the top floor and enjoy both). The room was great and we got upgraded to something gargantuan. The rooms were modern and minimalist but comfy and interesting. Nice cocktail bar downstairs

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Hotel Straf is in a fantastic location and is located on a side street so very little (if any) street noise can be heard from the bedrooms which makes for a very peaceful night's sleep. The staff were friendly and the room (a deluxe) spacious.
However, there are a few things that I found a little disappointing that would be so easy to fix. The first was the giant shampoo/shower gel/hand wash and body lotion in the bathroom. I support hotel's using large bottles to save on plastic, but it really would have been nicer to have a separate hand wash and also a bottle of conditioner given the room price per night. The room was well maintained, but the pillows were pretty uncomfortable which resulted in a not very good nights sleep.
Overall a pretty good experience, but not of the level i was expecting given the reviews and the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

This hotel has a very modern and simple design. Not everyone will like this. You have to be open to modern architecture. Staff was polite and friendly. The room and bathroom were clean, although the black bathroom stained easily. The breakfast buffet was variated and there was plenty for everyone. They do charge extra for eggs. Prices are mentioned on the menu card on each table, so no surprises afterwards. Check-out was at noon, but we could leave our bags in a secured room in the hotel and pick them up later.
The location of the hotel is super, right in the center of Milan with the Duomo at 50 metres, a metro station just around the corner. For the shopaholics, the famous department store la Rinascente is just across the street.
The bar of the restaurant is rather small but very popular. Don't worry, most of the visitors are gone by 23:00h, so no sleepless nights.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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