Hotel Romana Residence
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Romana Residence Milan
After paying twice as much for hostel accommodation in Zurich, monogrammed bathrobes and such friendly staff were a treat!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Romana Residence Milan
Il personale di quest'hotel Ŕ riuscito nella difficile impresa di combinare una gestione impeccabile e professionale con un servizio cordiale e tagliato su misura per ogni singolo cliente. Le operazioni di "check in" e "check out" sono state molto veloci e la camera (avevamo prenotato una suite) era spaziosa ed elegante e aveva i soffitti alti. Nonostante sia situato su una strada di grande traffico, a circa 10 minuti dal Duomo, l'hotel Ŕ molto tranquillo; inoltre, Ŕ vicino all'efficiente metropolitana milanese. La colazione inclusa nel prezzo Ŕ fenomenale. L'unico problema Ŕ il fatto che non sia disponibile la connessione Internet. Il personale ci ha detto che l'hotel ha avuto qualche problema con il provider, persino il Business Center era chiuso. Ovviamente ci ho creduto, ma questo era un inconveniente non da poco, se volete andare ad alloggiare al Romana Residence controllate prima che le cose siano state sistemate. A parte questo, siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti e torneremmo volentieri in quest'hotel.
Good but bad soundproof
Very good hotel and useful staff. Breakfast is good but we had a better one at the UNO MEDITERRANNEO, few minutes south. Rooms is big, much bigger than you will have in Europe in general. UNO's rooms are very european... which means so small!
I would not hesitate to take ROMANO another time and the rate was so cheap through Expedia: 100$US all included (taxes and breakfast)... of course it was low season.
Romana Residence Great Location and Value for Families visiting Milan
Romana Residence in Milan provided the perfect balance between location, affordability, and room for my family of 4. This small hotel is in the heart of the El Duomo area which is perfect for taking in the great cathedrals, museums, and shopping of Milan. The suite is roomy enough for 4 who need space with a bedroom, bedroom/kitchenette, and 2 baths!
The rooms were clean and decently appointed; the beds left a bit to be desired comfort wise. A mattress upgrade and something other than the pullout "rock" in the second room are desparately needed. Our 13 year old crashed with us one night it was so bad... That said, the staff was good, and the included breakfast was a great way to stretch our dollars.
This location was terrific, and the noise others have mentioned is not the fault of the hotel, just the nature of a busy street in a busy city. I would stay here again in Milan for the location alone.
Additionally, shortly after our departure we discovered a large over charge on our card. Fortunately, the staff discovered it as well and made the adjustment and left both a voice mail and email allowing us to rest more easily (this after just being had by the valparetto ticket office in Venice...). Very professional.
Really professional hotel
This hotel manages the unusual feat of being smoothly and professionally run yet retaining a personal and friendly touch. Checkin and checkout were utlra smooth and the room (we had booked a suite) was spacious and elegant with high ceilings. It is situated on a busy street about 10 minutes walk from the Duomo but the hotel itself is quiet; it is also close to Milan's efficient subway. There is a great breakfast included in the price.
One disappointment was the lack of Internet. According to the staff, their provider had let them down and not even the Business Center was open. I believed them but it was a major incovenience and prospective guests should double check ahead of time. That apart, it was a very satisfying stay and we would do it again.
We spent a 3 night weekend at the Romana Residence and it the location was really good. During the days we walked everywhere. The Hotel itself was fine we booked a junior suite it was good to have a fridge and cooker that you could make a tea or coffee. The room was clean but dated. The weather was unusually warm for the time of year and our bedroom was very hot as the air con was turned off this did make it uncomfortable. However there was no noise which was great. The breakfast was poor if you were not into cheese and cold meat there was only cold boiled eggs!
The reception staff were excellent allowed us early check in and were really helpful in giving directions and recommeding really good restaurants.
If you are prone to bites make sure to use plenty spray as I discovered got 22 bites one day!
We really enjoyed Milan and would stay at this hotel again. It was good value for such a central location.
Great stay at Romana Residence
We had wonderful experience at this hotel!
The check in was very quick and upon arrival, we were offered juice and cookies.
The room itself had a four post bed and had a separate sitting area. It was certainly bigger than I expected for such price.
The location was great, as it was within 10 minutes walk to the Duoma. I would certainly recommend staying here.
Breakfast was great!
Very good value
The hotel is very centrally located, you can reach the main attractions by foot.
The rooms are big and with high ceilings. Even though we had a room to the front, we weren't disturbed by the noise of the cars of the busy street next to the hotel.
We stayed there for 1 night and payed EUR 79 / double room / incl. breakfast, which we found a good bargain for Milano.
The breakfast was very good and you could order anything besides the buffet (eggs, etc.)
We parked the car for EUR 21 / day in the hotel garage and felt it was very secure there.
The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom clean. The shower was a little old but we didn't bother about it, as it was clean.
There was also a small kitchenette included, but we didn't make use of it.
A MUST! Unfortunately we discovered a little late. There is a very small bar when you step outside of the hotel and than walk to the right. After a few hundred of meters on the other side of the street you find this typical Italien bar, very smoky and ham hanging inside. They have delicious sandwiches and good grappa! Seems like a local spot, as we were the only tourists there.
I would certainly come again.
Great hotel - great value
Its tough to find a quad room for family of 4 in the 200 Euros/$250 ballpark. Milan seemed extra tough. I found this place and am obliged to share. Plus, the place deserves credit.
We spent two nights and for 160 Euros per night, we were given an apartment sized suite with large windows that swung open onto picturesque and interesting street and rooftop views, creating a lovely breeze. The a/c also was superb. 4 slept well in 2 seperate rooms with a great bathroom and great "galley" style full kitchen in between. We just used the nice cold fridge for beer/wine and such.
Breakfast (Included) was simply the best we had anywhere in Italy. (10days- 5 Hotels average 210 Euros ) Standard help-yourself fare with cappucino to order, and the best selection we saw, and the Italians do it so well- especially compared to the French...
The lobby had daily newspapers, magazines and a place to sit and read them, and even a help-yourself brandy if a nightcap is in order, and it was.
It should be said that this is a medium to small sized hotel that has a very grand feel. The service is simply exceptional. As the glass doors swished open our key was presented before we'd even stepped over to the concierge desk. Mr Donali was helpful and made us feel very much at home, as did the other front desk people.
We walked to the Duomo, and a metro station was 100 yards away - an excellent metro system for this smallish city with working and user-friendly ticket machines that take visa and amex!
Just one more thing, a Tabac sits across the street on the corner and is a great place first thing in the morning for an espresso standing at the bar, people on their way to work popping in for a caffein hit, lottery ticket or pack of cigs. And around 4-5 its the same thing for the homeward trip but with tap beer, wine or drinks and a great Tapas selection -Check it out.
They even bought we one of my two beers.
We will without doubt return to the RR when next in Milan.
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