Travel Blogs from Milan
We did the green route on the HOHO bus this morning, and did a bit of shoe shopping before and after. Sadly, (the one thing I had promised myself for this trip was to buy some shoes in Milan), there have been no shoes which jumped out and grabbed me. Surprisingly, they have not been expensive. The most expensive pair I've looked at has been about …
After a terrible night's sleep, I grabbed a couple of bits of bread, some ham and cheese from the breakfast buffet, and we headed for the underground station. I thought we had the first part sussed, but worried all night about whether we had to "trade in" our paper train tickets to Milan for real tickets. It turned out that no, the old fashioned …
After a fantastic breakfast (and doing washing, not so fantastic) we headed off to find the HOHO bus. This didn't prove easy - we asked two policemen - English wasn't their strong suit - found a Wind shop, which I had been wanting to find (for a sim card), asked a flower man, then suddenly looked up and saw one, and we were in business. Ron had …
We had a relatively quiet start to this morning as our walking tour did not start until 10.30. This gave us time to shower, pack, breakfast, vibes mums ( mum S was not answering) and Bethany. It is lovely to hear some news from home. We arrived punctually as that's how we roll and the guide did not turn up. A few others were there waiting as well. We gave up and decided to do it ourselves as we really only have a short time until the train leaves at 2 .05 pm. We went to ...
... anymore the lovely Emirates Stewardess offers Dom Perignon 2004, who could say no to an offer like that. Another offers Arabic Coffee and a stuffed date, which is how I feel by now. The suites are huge and have sliding doors that can be closed for complete privacy, We are in ajoining suites that has a retractable screen so we can communicate how freaking good is this........
Julie soon decides to extend her seat to fully flat and puts her head down for ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNH President Milan
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Historical Traveler Reviews NH President Milan
Deluxe Bad Value
I have just returned from a visit to the Jolly Hotel President in Milan and was disgusted at the paucitity of the facilities offered in the Deluxe room allocated to us. I have stayed in many other executive rooms and the room allocated to us compared exceptionally poorly for size and facilities, not to mention that it did not even have many of facilities that were advertised. The website claims that rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, bathrobes and slippers; none of which were present in our room.
Having booked a deluxe double room, we were initially given a twin room and I was surprised at how small it was. When we went back to reception to get the room changed thinking that they had made a mistake in allocating the floor, we were given the room next door. However when we turned back the sheets we found that this was not infact a double but two twins made up as a double. We only put up with this because it was gone midnight and we were too weary to pursue the matter.
When we came to leave, we asked about the best way to get to Linate airport and we were advised that it was taxi which was surprising because I was sure that they had advertised a bus and sure enough upon checking the website on our return, it does advertise a free bus to the airport.
I can only conclude that the hotel website is a misrepresentation.
Spent 3 nights at the Jolly Hotel President in Milan, Italy 3/4-3/7. This is a business class hotel with all the amenities. The rooms were very nice and upscale. The bathrooms were marble with tub and bidet etc. I had a superior single room and it was huge. THe breakfast buffet was superb. Hot and cold foods, pastries, etc. The service was first class and staff behind the desk were friendly and helpful. I had room 433 and they are apparently working on that side of the building so beware that you will hear loud hammering during the day, which we were not advised of. I would certainly stay here again, but make sure they do not put you near the renovation/work area. The duomo is approximately 2 blocks away, along with the metro station. The Last supper is quite far away, although on the map it looks close. I would defintely recommend using the metro to reach it. The front of the Duomo is under restoration so it is boarded up which was a real disappointment. THe area appeared safe in the evening. Taxi to and from central station and Cardonna station were around 7-8 Euro's.
Jolly good hotel!
Great location! The outside of the hotel isn't very glamorous and the decor inside is fairly dated but it is very clean with large rooms and a great location, only a 5 minute walk from the Duomo, which we could actually see from our room! Staff were helpful & friendly and the continental breakfast was great (and served to 10.30am which is always a bonus!).
This hotel has not been rated in some time, so I was skeptical at best. Upon arrival, our nonsmoking rooms were not ready, so they held our luggage and told us of a great lunch place. It was truly wonderful food and not to expensive. Once we returned, our rooms were ready and were really wonderful. Average size, but for the 149 Euro a night incl breakfast, this was a steal. Close to the Duomo, and a 10 Euro cab ride to the train station. The concierge confirmed our flights home for us, arranged our cab to the airport, and help us with timing for everything. Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you want to be near shopping and the Duomo. Only downside was the airconditioning. Either there was none, or they turn it off in Fall/winter. Not sure, but unseasonable warm for October.
Great breakfast with eggs and the basic Italian buffets.
Fun in Milan
We stayed at Jolly Hotel President in Milan in August 2004. We paid 129 Euro a night and weren't asked for a credit card number when made a reservation only 2 days in advance. The hotel is very conveniently located in Downtown Milan. It's close to Duomo and stores in famous Montenapoleone area (5-min walk). It's only 10 min or 10 euros taxi ride away from Central or Cardoza train station, Last Supper and Canal. The staff is very helpful, nice and speaks English. We got late checkout without any problems and were provided with maps, phone numbers, etc.
Being Smart in Milan
Milan, as lovely as it is, can be a bit grimmy also- just like New York. However, after trying over a dozen hotels we stumbled upon Jolly because the Ibis, next door, hadn't any vacancies. It was our lucky night because I have never seen an Ibis look this great, for that matter most hotels don't look this great. Briefly, hardwood floors; elegant fixtures; spacious rooms; clean and stately hallways; Art Deco furniture; etc. It was quite nice. A full American style breakfast is included. Checkout is at 2:00 so you can stay out late and not be chased away in the morning. We paid 80 Euro a night and we had our Giant Schnauzer, which was too big for the Hilton- the Hilton is three times the cost and not twice as good. The service was professional. It is indeed our place to stay on any visit to Milan. Good luck.
It was great
Ive visited Miloano last summer and stayed at Jolly hotels , the location was excellent also the service was great and the rooms were clean
Myself and my girlfriend visited the Jolly President Hotel in June 03 and it was fantastic. The location was spot on - just a stroll from the Duomo and even though it's quiet there's a taxi's and busses from right outside. Nice clean comfortable & air conditioned rooms, pleasant professional staff and a decent breakfast. We even had a view of the Duomo from our room. Only drawback was 2 singles instead of a double - Great place.