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Hotel Genius Downtown
Ranked #117 of 428 Hotels in Milan
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Stayed at this hotel with our two girls, a family room, large room, large bathroom, great location, close to the hop on hop off bus, the staff were a great help. the breakfast was also very good. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Great place to stay if you want to visit milan historical zone.
The hotel's location is exceptional, next to train station and a lot of interest place to visit.
The staff was very helpful and nice. The room was always clean and the air conditional always worked when we were there.
A hotel that we will recomend to stay.

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Reviewed July 20, 2012

I had booked to stay at this hotel but made a huge error. I booked for the previous month instead of the one I wanted. Therefore I forfeited the money I had paid and had no room to stay in on our arrival in Milan. Unfortunately the hotel was fully booked for that night so it seemed to be a disaster. This was to be our last hotel after travelling in Italy for 5 weeks every other booking had gone smoothly. There is a lesson, check and recheck your dates before you book.
The wonderful Marco at the Hotel Genius came to our rescue and quickly found us another hotel close by and inexpensive and booked it for us. As he had a room available the next night, he offered to come to the other hotel and collect our bags while we were out sight seeing the next day and take them to his hotel so we could stay there the following night. It was a lovely offer but we ended up staying at the hotel he had found for us.
Sometimes when you travel plans go astray and problems arise but it is so nice when a local comes to the rescue and helps you solve the problem. This is why I felt I needed to write this review to highlight the helpfulness of this staff member at this hotel. It speaks volumes to me.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay here. Staff so helpful, to the extent of finding me the best deal for a flight and accommodation to Rome and they booked this for me. Really helpful for sightseeing and where to go to for a haircut! Great breakfast, great coffee, with friendly warm service. Central location and a good price.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 15, 2012

Good location and the rooms are fine for short stays, however the customer service by one receptionist was quite poor and plainly offensive.

Upon check out, we were accused of not paying for drinks in the mini bar, which was incorrect as they had not been touched. When I challenged the receptionist to check the room at that point to make sure he had the correct room number, he commented that the maids had seen empty drinks in the room, again a fact which untrue and totally unfounded.

This coupled with the fact that for both nights we stayed in the ‘Genius’, we were woken up at 8.30/9 am by builders in the hotel seemingly drilling next door to us, it would be fair to say that we wouldn’t return to this hotel in a hurry.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank amusing_phrase
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

In the very center of Milan, steps from the Piazza Cairoli and Cairoli Metro station.
Great value - terrific, friendly, multi-lingual staff and a good breakfast. Excellant price value!

Room Tip: Wireless internet better on lower floors
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

We booked ourselves in this basic but comfy hotel only for one night when we visited Milan. As my rating states this hotel is average. No luxuries whatsoever and no first class customer service. However, it is a good choice if you look for a simple, basic and central hotel. Our room was spacious and clean. Deco was dated with just what you need to spend the night. Breakfast was also average with a selection of cold cuts, pastries, coffee and teas.
Basically it is a convenient hotel. You should look at it this way: a place where you leave your suitcase, go to explore the city (walking distance to the main city sites) and come back to sleep.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Via Porlezza 4, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Location: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#99 Family Hotel in Milan
Price Range: $142 - $261 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Genius Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great location in a great place. Walking distance of all major attractions and subway stop just around the corner together with the major shopping area of the city. Train connection to airport is only minutes away which make the Genius Hotel the best choice ... more   less 
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