Grand Hotel et de Milan
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Our full day in Milan turned out to be much more relaxing than I had figured it would be. Dad and I were able to cram a lot into one day without feeling rushed. I dubbed Milan the "Chicago of Italy" as it had a much more modern feel with a lot of businessmen running around, yet there were many important landmarks and fun things to see and do. It is …
We had gotten most of what we wanted to do done on our first day in Venice, but there were definitely a few more things Dad and I had on our agenda before we left for Milan. After a hotel breakfast - again right next to the Rialto Bridge - we made a beeline over to St. Mark's Square. The bell tower (not the clock tower) offered one of, if not the …
... 18th century.
Next we took a trolly car ride to Santa Maria delle Grazzie to view The Last Supper. Giacomo told us all about the differences between fresco painting and the new technique Leonardo tried to invent for this piece and how this difference first led to the wall absorbing all the pollutants duling the work for centuries. How the various caretakers had tried to repair and repaint through it's lifetime until the 1970s when the began the 20 year project ...
... Italian pizza for lunch whilst we waited for the platform to be displayed. Wendy continued her extreme diet - no solids. We boarded and sat opposite each other in quite comfortable seats for about an hour and a half as we both tried not to go to sleep in case we missed our station. John succeeded in staying awake. We alit at Genova station, were met by a man with a sign saying "Pearce" and were then transported in a Mercedes "S" to Monterosso. Our driver told us that he used to ...
... be, Piola. After walking in circles for an hour trying to find our hostel, we realized the street signs were etched into the sides of the buildings (they are VERY hard to make out). Truly enlightening moment! We spent lunch at a small cafe called Caffeteria di via Picini by our hostel. Their version of iced coffee is the most amazing thing I've ever tasted! It is espresso mixed with slushy, sugary ice. We visited the absolutely breathtaking Duomo cathedral (built in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand 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.
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.
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.