We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“not as bad as i thought it would be”
Review of Tre Leoni

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Tre Leoni
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Somma Lombardo
Reviewed February 22, 2006

The rooms in this hotel small but are typical for a lot of older European hotels. But for a short stay they are adequate. The hotel gets a little noisy in the mornings about 8 o clock but as I was on business here this was not a problem. The food in the restaurant is very good but I was with some Italian guys all week so maybe this is why I did not have the problem that the people in the previous reviews had.

  • Stayed: February 2006, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank stephen g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (214)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

42 - 48 of 214 reviews

Reviewed October 19, 2005

Dante must have stayed here prior to writing the INFERNO. This was truly a version of Hades for travelers in need of sleep prior to a flight from Milan to Los Angeles. My wife, myself, and our 25 year old son, booked a triple room Oct 17-18, 2005, at this hotel based on the recommendation of a information booth representative at Malpensa airport. Our room was on the first floor directly over the entrance to the hotel. The room was small with 3 single beds and very stuffy on an October night. The air conditioner made an annoying buzzing sound and the ceiling fan appeared to be improperly secured to the ceiling. It rotated violently and was out of balance. We opened the window and were immediately subjected to street noise and cigarette smoke arising from the staff lounging at the front entrance.
Our son departed for Turin in the morning and my wife and I remained at the hotel. There is very little of interest for tourists without a vehicle to see or do in Somma-Lombardo and travel into Milan by public transport is cumbersome. So we attempted to stay at the hotel and rest. Throughout the day, there was constant (every minute) hammering and drilling as construction workers repaired a broken water main in the basement of this 3-story structure. On the second night, we changed rooms and my wife and I were given a double on the second floor in the back. However, we were directly above a room whose occupants conversed, laughed, and watched TV from 11:00p.m. until 4:00a.m. The requested 5:00a.m wake-up call did not happen because the wrong room number was programmed, this was a moot point because I was awake all night. When I attempted to describe our discomfort and lack of rest, the owner became very defensive and lost his command of the English language (he communicated with us in English at check-in). I mentioned to an English-speaking staff member that I felt it was unfair of them to book rooms during such disruptive ongoing construction and that a reduction in the rate (I requested a 50% discount)would have been appropriate. The staff person translated my request to the owner, he apparently responded by saying we should have stayed at a different hotel, then he walked away.
The first night we dined at the hotel and our meals were acceptable and prices were in line with prices were not unreasonably high, although we found an absolutely terrific restaurant the second night a few blocks away at Corte Visconti "Il Ristorante" (across the street from Castello Visconti).

  • Stayed: October 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank robertSalem_Oregon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor Member
Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.
18
Reviewed January 16, 2005

The Hotel Ristorante Tre Leoni at Via Maspero 10, Somma Lombardo, just outside of Milan, is most unfortunately -- but quite demonstrably -- engaged in the business of swindling its English-speaking (and very possibly its French-speaking) customers.

In January 2005, my wife and I had the misfortune of spending one night at the Tre Leoni, the last night of a one-month trip to Italy. It nearly destroyed our vacation. This complaint is not about their isolation, which puts you very much at their mercy, nor their terrible dirty little rooms, microscopically-sized showers, rock-hard beds or utter lack of service, attention and charm; such shortcomings are not unique to the Tre Leoni, and certainly not worth writing about. This complaint is about their CRIMINAL activity.

While there, we discovered that they have created a special set of prices for "the English," presumably in their hotel and absolutely in their restaurant. (We retained the evidence.) They actually have the temerity to present a menu to English speakers that runs about 40% higher than the menu they present to locals, and for precisely the same food. Why, I ask you, should we pay 3 euros for a carafe of what I expect was merely tap water when the table next to ours is charged only 1.6 euros? When my wife ferreted out this procedure (noting that our menu was sized differently from that of the Italian speaking family at the next table), she procured a local menu, studied it, then, appalled, asked the manager to explain the inconsistencies. Every price was higher on our menu! In response, he tried to bodily take the local menu -- to snatch it -- out of her hands. When I stopped that nonsense on the spot, he left, came back with a properly-priced menu (in English!), and tried to switch it with the one in my wife's hands. (Was he delusional? A two-year-old wouldn't fall for that trick.) I took the menu from him, and then we had the two sets of prices opened side by side. At that point, he claimed that we had somehow gotten ahold of a "misprint", that it was all a dreadful misunderstanding. Finally, faced with the truth right under his nose, forced to read the different prices out loud, he broke down and admitted that the restaurant presents two sets of prices for precisely the same dishes. He then justified the action, claiming that this is necessary because "the English and the French" eat too much and expect too much, so they must pay higher prices. When I pointed out that if they eat more they would pay more, so why charge different prices for the same food and beverage, he was left speechless, and just shrugged his shoulders and turned quite an unusual shade of red. I actually felt sorry for him by now. The owner of both establishments (the dining room is located just off the small, shabby lobby of the hotel), a man whom we later learned speaks excellent English, pretended not to understand a word of what was going on, and, when I appealed to him, turned his back and made himself scarce.

The manager finally agreed that he would take the entire restaurant charge off of our bill, but at six the next morning, as we were checking out -- pay attention here! -- the wily clerk ran our credit card through the machine not once, but twice, sending through first our hotel charge, which he knew we would sign without argument, and then, when we turned our backs, a second FORGED charge at nearly DOUBLE the cost of our meal the night before! This after trying to charge us an additional 26 euros for picking us up at and taking us back to the airport, though when we made our reservation we were absolutely assured that our fee included this round-trip service. While the clerk opened this fresh wound at the moment of our departure (while we urgently had to leave, to make our international flight on time -- an urgency clearly beyond his concern), he opened his book to show us something, inadvertently allowing us to see that we were paying about 20% more for our room than others were paying for theirs. When we pointed this out, he explained rather weakly that "the others were on half-board". We were on "no board," of course, so, by rights, our room should have cost even LESS than the others. But fair and logical pricing would not fit in with the illegal, immoral and reprehensible policies of the Hotel Tre Leoni, which must certainly be run by no less than the spirit of Thenardier himself, the infamous cheating landlord from the novel Les Miserables. Please, please, save your other readers from falling into the jaws of the Tre Leoni.

  • Stayed: January 2005
    • Value
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
8  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 12, 2004

We had a morning flight from Malpensa airport, so we decided to stay a night at this place, which turned out a big mistake. Although we booked a double room with a double bed 2 days in advance, they gave us a room with 3 separate beds, and refused to change it or to find for us a room in another hotel, in a very rude way. The menager yelled at us and was telling they would charge our credit card if we don't stay there. Eventually they "found" a room with a double bed.
The rate is 110 Euro per night, and in this range we stayed in much better hotels in Rome, Venice and Tuscany.
Don't go to "Tre Leoni", it sucks!

8  Thank icecream79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: November 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Francesca F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2017
Google Translation

  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Service
Thank dietta80
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Chiara C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Somma Lombardo hotels
3 mi away
Holiday Inn Express Milan-Malpensa Airport
0.8 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Milan Malpensa
Hilton Garden Inn Milan Malpensa
#4 of 9 in Somma Lombardo
969 reviews
0.9 mi away
SHG Grand Hotel Milano Malpensa
SHG Grand Hotel Milano Malpensa
#7 of 9 in Somma Lombardo
358 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.2 mi away
First Hotel Malpensa
First Hotel Malpensa
#1 of 9 in Somma Lombardo
1,220 reviews
2.4 mi away
MOXY Milan Malpensa Airport
MOXY Milan Malpensa Airport
#2 of 9 in Somma Lombardo
1,487 reviews
3 mi away
Hotel Ristorante Cervo
Hotel Ristorante Cervo
#6 of 9 in Somma Lombardo
222 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Tre Leoni? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tre Leoni

Address: Via Ugo Maspero 10, 21019 Somma Lombardo, Italy
Location: Italy > Lombardy > Province of Varese > Somma Lombardo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Somma Lombardo
Price Range: $64 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tre Leoni 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Tre Leoni reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Tre Leoni Somma Lombardo
Tre Leoni Italy/Somma Lombardo

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing