Stayed 8 nights as we were spending year-end with family living in Milan. At 80 Euros a night (breakfast included) the hotel is a very good bargain, especially in Milan! Our room was relatively spacious, recently refurbished in a nice style, and very clean. Comfortable bed, roomy closet for storing, flat screen TV with good choice of channels (Sky). Very clean bathroom (with bidet for those interested). Hotel staff is rather friendly (most spoke English, French or Spanish). As we came by train, I can't tell about parking in the area, but be aware that Milan is a drivers' nightmare (cars parked wherever possible… or impossible). Only two (small) downsides. First is the typical Italian breakfast served at the hotel: mostly sweets... if you're lucky you'll beat the other foreigners to the little plate of ham or cheese (served only once, no refill). After a couple days you get used to it (or save a slice of pizza for breakfast). Second issue is the soundproofing: we could hear the TV from the neighboring room in our own room (maybe because we had turned the airco/heating system off). Worth checking with the staff upon arrival.
Though the hotel is not located in the city center, it's well connected by buses and the subway (which by the way are very cheap). Some sites (e.g. Sant' Ambrogio, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Science & Technology Museum) are located walking distance. The area around the hotel is mostly residential, with some small shops, but there are a couple options for eating. There are also a couple supermarkets not too far (Pam on Foppa, Esselunga on Washington).
I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Milan and looking for a very good price / value rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Tortona, close to the West ring road and 5 minutes away from the Milan Fair, the Catholic University, Bocconi and Iulm. It is a well-served district by buses. Hotel des Etrangers is the ideal solution for business and holiday's trip in Milan. It is pleasant, operational and business-friendly offering meeting rooms.Hotel des Etrangers is among one of the 3-star hotels in Milan with every modern comfort available in an international center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Des Etrangers Milan
- Des Etrangers Hotel Milan