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Catalani & Madrid Hotel
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Catalani & Madrid Hotel
Ranked #398 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Overpriced and Sub Par”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Whole place needs updating .Breakfast poor. No meat. No eggs. Mostly pre-packaged croissants. Good coffee maker with many options. Rooms old with TVs screens of about 5 inches but clean.
Advertised that is has WIFI then wanted to charge for it. Price is already high at over 50-60 euros per rooms for 2 people. Stayed at a hotel in Vienna 2 weeks before, same price but way better.
Most ridiculous thing I've heard (having stayed and traveled in many countries) for the first time was that they want you to give your room key to the reception when ever you step outside the hotel, for a stroll, a drink, sightseeing/whatever. They of course do not take any responsibility if stuff goes missing even though they try to "confiscate" your key. We refused to hand in our keys and told them this is not done anywhere else.
PS> not that it mattered to us, but this is not a mobility friendly hotel. They have this little box they call an elevator which fits I kid you not, (it says) 1 person.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Baar, Switzerland
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I booked a single room for two nights, regretted it the minute I opened the door to my room. Firstly, the location. This is outside the city centre and is in a district that is (like most others) plagued by graffiti and in need of some regeneration. When I went for an evening stroll, I was perturbed to find a couple of prostitutes trying to make a living nearby. The room: this was as spartan a single room as you can get. Hard uncomfortable bed, poor bedclothes that left me freezing at night, a smelly bathroom lacking in towels and a bare minimum of toilet roll. No glasses, pictures or anything else to make the stay more enjoyable. Be warned, the walls are paper thin, so every early riser and alarm clock will have you awake....that is if you fell asleep in the first place. The breakfast buffet was pretty bad too. Set in a restaurant that had a very Cold War Eastern European feel about it....stay away from the fruit juices. In fact, stay away from this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

Cannot express in words the feeling... The room's walls was dirty, had no fridge, the bathroom's faucet hadn't been cleaned for ages -especially the shower-, the blankets were see-through from the holes on it... If someone got lucky, he'd pumb on the only english-speaking employee at the reception (no english for the 3 others). Breakfast was poor, the place that it was served too small and served also the hotel beside (it was also lied to the hotel beside, but anyway...). Not good value for its money, don't stay there! The only positive aspects were that it was nearby 2 metro stations (Loreto and Piola), the bath had warm water and a hairdryer

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed there just for a couple of hours, but that was already too much.
I made the mistake to book that hotel, because of its position...a mistake.
The room was not that small, but the temperature inside was 15 degrees....We asked if there is some they could do and the receptionist gave me a blanket... However we were so tired so we decided to stay anyway...It was so loud and cold .....Never again...We have paid 72 euro for a double room(52room, 10 internet-only on apple products...., 10 parking)
For the price it is possible to find a 4 star even in Milano...

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Avignon, France
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

A friend and I stayed at Hotel Catalani & Madrid for 3 nights and found the hotel to be agreeable and good value for money. Our room was small, but it was cleaned daily and the bathroom was impeccable too. The room had a colour television but the furniture is quite sparse and the decoration is lacking, but since we only stayed in the hotel for sleeping, we weren't too preoccupied with the hotel being elegant. The breakfast offered is great, but one of the best qualities of this hotel is that it is located one block from a fantastic restaurant, the Restaurant Moulin Rouge. I would strongly recommend any visitors to this hotel to dine at Restaurant Moulin Rouge, it is fantastic value for money and the best restaurant we ate at in Milan. The hotel is 5-10 minutes' walk from the nearest metro station, but is well-connected to tram- and bus-lines too. As far as I remember, the hotel didn't offer us access to computers and the Internet, so we had to use the Internet at a cybercafé close to to the Pasteur metro, but in general, we were pleased with the Hotel Catalani & Madrid. One tip, though. The hotel also goes under the name Hotel LaPace, though the sign outside the hotel only says Catalani & Madrid. Unaware of the several confusing names for the hotel, my friend and I spent about 5 minutes searching for the hotel and worrying that it didn't exist anymore. So when booking a room on the Internet at Hotel LaPace, know that the hotel only indicates Hotel Catalani & Madrid on the outside of the building.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Raciborz, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2010

We decided to go to Milano for few days,just to see the city. Everything was fine, apart from the hotel. It was totally dirty, food was not fresh. They didn't clean our room for 5 days. A guy in reception told us we could pay extra money for cleanning (he told: I have to obey my boss's orders). I didn't expect something like that. I cannot recommend it to anyone.

Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Catalani & Madrid Hotel
Address: Via Alfredo Catalani 71, 20124 Milan, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #398 of 428 Hotels in Milan
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Hotel Class:2 star — Catalani & Madrid Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 160
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