Grand Visconti Palace
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... The massive granite cannon balls used when enemies laid siege were pilled up in the moat, massive things, and you can see the damage the inflicted on the fortifications - but at 6m think and in a cylindrical shape most cannon balls just glanced off the walls. Max was in his element when we got the armory museum, old guns, Knight armor, every scary medieval weapon you could think of, it was gold to him.
We had lunch in a Milan version of the DJs food hall, ...
... through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to get to Via Montenapoleone, Milan's upscale shopping street to droll over the designer apparel. We couldn't resist stopping for gelato which was exceptionally delicious! Just when I thought I was getting the hang of the city, we headed to the Navigli area for "apperitivo".... We were completely lost and walking in circles for 3 hours. We ended up at a subpar Italian restaurant, but were happy to be able to sit down. Desperate to actually ...
As much as I loved my.dinner last night, it didn't love me. It could have been the Procesco I drank pre-dinner, or the wine with dinner, or the post dinner grappa, espresso or the night cap Frangelico! By the time my tummy settled I made it out to the square by the lake where the weekly market was held. The fruits, produce, cheeses and meats -all local, were all so tempting to buy. I didn't time myself very well and called for a taxi about 30 minutes before ...
After a leisurely breakfast we caught a water taxi to the station,much quicker than the ferry, boarded our train and off we went.Arrived in Milan at 1,30 and were at our Hotel Sanpi by 2 pm,had a bit of a rest and went out for lunch and a look around.Found ourselves in the middle of the city where there are lots of old buildings and a statue of Leonardo DeVinci which is right near the beautiful old shopping plaza,pretty spectacular. While we were walking around there were police cars ...
... tickets at the doors. This is a marked difference to boarding the Eurostar in London, when we cleared both UK and French boarder controls in St Pancras station. Despite this, there are no issues with seat allocations, and we have the only 4 person seating configuration with centre table in our first class carriage, and everyone else settles in. There are a mixture of holiday travellers and business people, with the later getting off at the first two stations. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Visconti Palace Milan
What a luxury!!!
This was the nicest hotel that we stayed in during our trip. The decor was beautiful and the rooms were large and lovely. We took a cab from the train station to the hotel and we were met by several porters eager to take our bags to our room. The hotel has a stunning garden, and a full service bar off of the lobby. The breakfast was wonderful, plenty to choose from and a beautiful setting!
Swimming pool and fitness centre still not working.
Hotel was charachterless and have magnolia walls and ceilings everywhere, very boring. Service was mixed, some very helpful staff, some were rude and treated me with disdain. Rooms were small but clean and well stocked. Restaurant was generally good.
Overall very disappointing particularly regarding the swimming pool which they stated would be working. There are better hotels in Milan for the Price.
Grand Visconti Palace
This hotel was excellent value for money. When booking the only "photos" available were artists drawings so I was a bit apprehensive of what I would find when I arrived. To my delight upon arrival we found that we had been upgraded to a suite and as we were a bit early to check in we were seated at the bar and received 2 free drinks! What service! The staff in the hotel couldn't have been more helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Milan.
A Slice of Italian Luxury
19 of us went to Milan on a hen weekend. We got a great deal on price so we were not expecting a luxurious hotel. How wrong we were! The hotel is immaculate, with lovely gardens. The rooms are beautifully done out with loads of little extras, such as full size shampoo, moisturiser and a kit bag with razor, toothbrush, cleanser etc - everything! The beds were turned down at night, leaving a little cake on the pillow. Attention to detail at all times. I think perhaps it was the staff in the hotel that were the biggest surprise. Nothing was too much trouble. You would expect a look of panic to appear on their faces when 19 of us turned up to their brand new hotel but we received a wonderful greeting and superb service throughout our stay. I'd certainly stay again, fab hotel, wonderful city and very happy memories.
This hotel was astounding value for money. Everything about it was luxury with nothing left to spare. Staff were extremely helpful, especially since we could speak no Italian! The restaurant was wonderful with a superb choice of breakfast. The room was very spacious with an immaculate en suite bathroom/shower. Very close to Doumo, this was without a doubt the best located hotel for central Milan. We would have no hesitation but to return to this hotel and recommend it to anyone who wishes luxury at a very reasonable price, within walking distance to everthing you would wish to see in Milan.
We had a great experience
Brand new great hotel. Pool and Spa facilities will not be in operation until some time June-July.
We got upgraded to a corner room for no additional charge and it was very roomy. Great sound isolation. Breakfast buffet is served in the beautiful
dinning room and selection was impressive.
We had a great experience.
Avoid this hotel!
This hotel's web information is very misleading. The indoor swimining pool is not in operation. I chose this hotel specificaly because of its claim to have a beautiful indoor pool. Upon arrivial I was told the pool was built, but not in operation. I find this to be fraudulent and deceptive. In addition the claimed restuarant is not yet in operation. All meals are served in a large, unattractive hall. The staff made absolutely no effort to remedy the situation I faced upon learning the true nature of this property. Then to make matters worse the heating, air conditioning, and fan system in the room did not function at all. The staff lied about this problem, and kept saying it would be corrected when they knew nothing could or would be done. Avoid this hotel at all cost.
Superb hotel all round, close to centre of Milan. The rooms were outstanding as was the whole of the hotel. Breakfast was excellent and the staff were so friendly and attentive. Pool or fifth floor restaurant not ready when we were there, which was a shame but this did not deter from the overall excellence of the hotel. I would definitely stay again.
Excellent top class hotel for an amazing price
Everything about the hotel was superb. The staff, facilities and the room were excellent. You were provided with luxury toiletries and even slippers. This is a chocolate on the pillow kind of place!
Breakfast was the best we have experienced from several trips to Italy.
We stayed here after it had not long opened, so some of the facilities (swimming pools, gym and gardens) were not yet available.
Just one thing lets it down, it is located on a busy main road, and our room overlooked this. The noise from the traffic was more than you would expect.
Has a good location for Milan. Just 2 minutes walk from the Lodi Metro station.
Would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone.