NH Grand Hotel Verdi
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... the Castello Sforzesco, we grabbed a gelato and strolled over in the glorious midday sun. Giacomo explained about how Leonardo had designed the walls of the city with outer brick layers for strength and inner rubble for flexibility. He has explained back at the Duomo that until it was built most of the city was made from brick because there are no rock areas to quary around Milan. The castle was the same with stone reserved for the main fortifications and bricks for ...
... and rather like an English seaside town, except that the shops sell foccacias and pizza. Our hotel is half a block from the beach but most of the stoney beach areas require you to pay to get in. You can hire a deck chair too, if you pay. We walked to the "old" town but didn't explore very much more. John picked up a paninni for dinner and sat on the balcony and ate it. What a rough life we lead! We have a tour guide and tour of Cinque Terre tomorrow. Let's hope the sea isn't too ...
... we ended up there after dinner, three subway lines later, for sunset. I learned two important things my first day in Europe: (1) the world is incredibly difficult to navigate without internet access & (2) Kelly & I might as well have a stamp on our forehead that says "American" Overall, I really enjoyed Milan. Getting lost multiple times ended up being a blessing in disguise. We were able to see a lot of the city in the one day we had. Onto the next tomorrow AM, Praha! ...
... Carol) all the pushing and shoving like they got be there before any one else (Michael) towards the finish I was like **** you ya dago prick get out of my way (slight exaggeration). The disappointment of Naples After observing the many statues and paintings of Italy I am convinced that the history shows if they weren't killing one another they were ******* one another depending on what side of the fence you were born Overall we had a wonderful time in Italy wishing we could ...
A very early start this morning to get to the train at Gare de Lyon (near Notre Dame) for 7.49am departure on TGV. To make sure we avoided getting stuck in the Paris traffic, we left our hotel at 6.15am. Good news though that there is plenty of time for a snooze or two on the 7 1/2 hour train ride to Milan. TGV is notorious for prompt on-time departure, and today is no exception. However, we are surprised by the lack of security before boarding the train, and no ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Grand Hotel Verdi Milan
I just returned from a weekend in Milan where I stayed at the Grand Hotel Verdi and it was a wonderful place to stay!! The staff members were very friendly and were very accomodating to my needs. Originally, when I booked my ticket, it was for a king-sized bed, but when I checked in, I received 2 double beds, which wasn't really good for me as I was staying there alone...a quick call to the reception and they sent a bellman to my room to transfer me to a room with a king-sized bed. In the process, they kindly upgraded me to an executive suite! The rooms were VERY spacious and clean!
We recently had the pleasure of spending 2 weeks in Northern Italy. We had read many reviews of local hotels and the Grand Verdi seemed to be a good value. Good location, nice rooms and a friendly staff. I am here to confirm everything but the friendly staff (with the exception of one member at the front desk and a very nice waiter in the restaurant that were very helpful). It started with us struggling to get our bags in the door...the staff watched but didn't help! Next while checking in, not so much as a smile from the gentleman ( I use the term loosely) behind the desk and again...no offer to help with the bags. Lastly, on the 2 occasions where I needed help with directions somewhere, they seemed annoyed. All of the other hotels where we stayed had extremely friendly staff memebers. This one surprised us. On the positive side, it is a nice hotel with clean rooms in a good location as mentioned above. If it is a bargain next time vs. the other hotels, like it was this time, we would go back.
Stayed for 3 nights over the Easter Weekend - we were not disappointed!
A good place to stay - reasonable prices, good location and staff who were out of this world. Rooms were very large (unusual in Milan). Only slight concern was that it is on a fairly busy road, but there was very little noise in the room. Would suggest that anyone staying in Milan stays here.
This is an excellent hotel, nice spacious room with walk-in-closet, sofa, bureau, sitting area and design bathroom. Also there is a good lighting plan, with much elements that can be switched off/on with two boxes next to each side of the bed. The staff at the reception speaks English very well and is very friendly and assist full. The breakfast buffet is first-class and has much more to offer than the average 4 star hotel. It is about a 5-10 minute walk to the nearest metro station. There is a well stocked supermarket close to the hotel (from the hotel go to the right, turn right at the first street, continue this street until you see the supermarket at your left.) Although there is some traffic noise in the room, we can recommend this hotel as one of the best 4 stars hotels in Milan.
After looking at several other hotels in Milan, I chose The Verdi because it appeared to be a nice hotel based upon the reviews and pictures. I can tell you that it did not disappoint! The hotel is beautiful, rooms are huge and clean, had free built in LAN high speed internet service for my laptop and even supplies the LAN cable. Location is ok, but within one minute walking distance is a hardware store, travel agency, computer store, sandwich shop, and numerous restaurants great for the business road warrior. The hotels resaurant All Opera is excellent and the complimentary breakfast is awesome! I just happened to hit Milan when the Euro was the strongest in history, so the free breakfast was very welcome.
Excellent room,bath!! Great Breakfast. Courteous personal!!!
My husband and I were in Italy for four weeks, traveling on our own. After some very small bathrooms and/or bedrooms at some very high rated Hotels, we were rewarded with the GRAND HOTEL VERDI IN MILAN, ITALY.
Not bad but off the beaten track
Nice place tio stay .. fab bathrooms good breakfat good restaurant.. its alittle bit 80's but in a nice way. One of the best beds ever (including Starwood Heavenly Bed) we got a good rate. walk in closests.. which you might need after a few hours around the golden triangle. If you need to go to Milan for what the city is Famous for ( cos it aint gonna win any prizes for design or beauty) ie Gucci Prada Dolce & Gabbana its a little far out on a horrid road... but hey you,ll have chance to break in your new Manolo's
This was the best hotel stay we had in Italy. The hotel service, food, and attention could not have been better. The rooms were large and the bathrooms tiled and roomy. You have a ten minute walk to the subway or bus. From there you can connect to anyplace. It is three subway stops away fror the tourist attractions. The subway is excellent transportation. Would absolutely stay there again.
Three nights at the opera .....
My husband and I stayed here for three nights earlier in the year.
Lovely reception area in bright shades of red and lots of authentic opera programmes etc decorating the walls. Huge and I mean huge bedroom plus walk in wardrobe area and lovely marbled bathroom. Again decorated in an operatic vein but very comfortable indeed.
Buffet breakfast had a huge range including a lot of low fat options.
We walked everywhere - very convenient location and very near to main rail station and metro.