Grand Hotel et de Milan
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... Surrounded by the intricate cake like laciness of marble sculpture we walked across the rooftops between the turrets. We took many more photos. After realising that time was now getting short we then rushed down to the stairs, caught the metro back the 4 stops to the Hotel Maddison and walked to 300m to the train station - that's why we booked accommodation close to the station! We made the train with 20 mins to spare so we bought a snack boarded and we were on our way to ...
We had decided to take the Ferry up to another village on the lakeside, but actually arrived at the Quay in time for an earlier ferry. So we ended up catching the 9:10 ferry to Urio. As we climbed on board, the rain started, and as we cast off, that rain changed to horizontal, so we abandoned to top deck to go downstairs.
Luckily when we reached Urio the rain let up for a while. The only cafe near the dockside turned out to be a restaurant, despite having "cafe" written ...
... return our security deposit, and to call Jane "the perfect wife" - not like those Nowegians from a couple of weeks ago who left such a terrible mess.
As we made our way further and further north, we soon lost count of the number of miles a stationary traffic going in the other direction.
We had planned a stop in Modena for lunch, but unable to easily find somewhere nice, we finally ended up in a ...
... locals. I'm sounding like a sophisticated Tarzan, one that has read up on a few things. I'm actually understanding our hotel check-in staff, and adding to my vocabulary here and there. My Italian is getting better, maybe with a few months over here...
We all finally get the energy to pop out for a dinner by the Duomo...a huge gothic church that took 500 years to complete. Since construction went over this extended period, there are ...
... people and we went out for drinks. Our next surprise was with ANOTHER couch surfer I met from India. He agreed to meet us and we all meet him in the center. We all went out dancing and ended up having a fantastic night together.
We toured Milan, ate pizza, shopped and saw all the touristy things in Milan. We saw the Duomo (the HUGE catedral) and took lots of pictures. We spent all day out and came back to our host home before we went out at night. At ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel et de Milan
Comfortable stay at the Hotel Et De Milan
The room was very comfortable and the service excellent. The location is superb due to the fact that it is right around the corner from Montopoleone where the best shopping takes place. The concierge immediately takes care of everything when you check in and is at your disposal throughout the visit making appointments at the spa, hair salon etc.
The only downside of the hotel is that breakfast should be included in the price of the room as many other European hotels. Other than that, the visit was excellent and I would certainly stay there again.
thank you very much for the nice suggestions left at your way back home. Your appreciation for our Concierges encourage us to continue to mantain and improve our high standard of service.
We are deeply sorry if you did not find any rate inclusive of breakfast available for the requested period.
We look forward to welcoming you back at our property, and great you personally
We stayed for 5 nights. We had a beautiful room, very large with a great bathroom, and a view of the center court. I loved the location, but was a little disappointed with the staff. Although they were efficient, they were not overly friendly. Sometimes I felt as though I was staying in a Museum and didnt feel as "at home" as I like to feel. The hotel bar was very pretentious. All in all I do not think I would stay again, just because friendliness is so important to me, especially when I am traveling and unfamiliar with the culture and language. The front desk was not helpful when it came to sight seeing questions, had I been a celebrity I probably would have received better service!
Had a wonderful weekend at the Grand Hotel At De Milan in August. We received a free uprade, lovely quiet room. Bed was soooo comfortable and bathroom very good size. Excellent location, literally 500 yards from La Scala. If you want a buzzing city don't visit in August when virtually all Milanese are on vacation but we loved it. Access to all attractions was very easy, no queues and an empty metro system. Beware though a lot of the top designer shops were closed for the holidays.
What can I say? Having spent a week in a far from perfect hotel on Lake Como, to come to Milan and experience the warmth and service of the staff at the Grand Hotel was superb. This is a perfect hotel where the staff will look after your every need. If it weren't for a website called Tablet Hotels, I would have never known how great this hotel really was. I got a great rate as well!
Excellent Staff, polite and Helpfull in all matters. Reception desk great and outstanding. No another place in Milano, tells you the story as this place. Nice Luxury School.
Old School luxury
managed to blag a room in the Grand on a business trip last year - pure luxury.
The most comfortable bed i've ever slept in and impeccible service.
This is pure, old fashioned luxury and given the chance (and the pay rise) would stay there every time I'm in Milan.
We stayed Grand Hotel Et De Milan. I have to say it was OK hotel. Our TV was not in good condition, one of the two phone was broken, and room was very small. The bath water doesn't come out well. I really have to say it is OK hotel for the four star hotel. It is very small hotel, small lobby. And when we stayed we didn't see any other travelers staying this hotel. There were no guardman in the front door. Also, there was nobody to help with our bags when we check out. Parking cost is very high, and room also. It is not bad hotel, but it is not luxurious hotel at all.
Old-world class + great location
Old-style luxurious family-owned hotel with lots of charm. Fabulous period decor. The rooms are comfortable but a little faded. Excellent restaurants (superb breakfast buffet). Good gym.
Service is of the highest level and extremely smooth. Friendly concierges and doormen.
The location is hard to beat (comparable to Four Seasons): on the Via Manzoni and opposite the Via Montenapoleone.
The hotel is expensive (week-end rates are available), but this is no exception in Milan.
A charming and uniquely Italian experience, a world away from the chain hotels.
My second home in Milan
The Grand Hotel Et de Milan is a perfectly situated, small luxury hotel with a long tradition of hosting people from the opera world (Verdi, Caruso, etc.). Perhaps most importantly, the hotel has flawless service up to any standard and stunning, comfortable rooms with furniture I wished I could buy from them (I had a suite one day and a junior suite the other day, having been upgraded when I stayed there in late April '04). On the same street as La Scala, and close to the major shopping streets, it makes seeing Milan by foot easy. The hotel has an intimate and authentic Italian character. Easily one of the nicest hotels I stayed in during a recent trip to Italy. The staff were always smiling and courteous, always going the extra mile for me it seemed. The valet/doorman leapt to attention whenever he saw me. The bar manager made me feel special instead of lonely when I had a drink there alone. The fitness center, while small, is clean and attractive. Room service was never late, wake up calls were received on time, ironing was done within a half hour, and nothing I asked for was impossible, language was not a problem since everyone spoke English well (not true at all luxury hotels in Italy). An excellent, cozy place to get away.