Travel Blogs from Milan
... Mulled this over for a while and then looked down at my arms to see 3 more of the blighters enjoying "the full Scottish Breakfast" at my expense. I thought this was a bit rich given the lack of my own breakfast. On a similar theme, at one stage this afternoon I was thrashing about in the vegetation after the path I was following just seemed to disappear. Regained the path and then noticed that there were several ...
We woke up and walked down the street to have a pastry and coffee before leaving for the airport. We are looking forward to the Rick Steve's tour portion of the vacation. Flew to Rome and transferred to a flight to Milan. We made a quick visit to the Duomo (inside and top) and the nearby 1870's shopping galleria. We arrived during Milan's "Fashion Week". We saw red carpets at ...
... called the cheese). The third plate was a couple of deep fried thingies and what turned out to be a jet black olive paste on toast. The gnocci came with a garnish of tiny basil leaves, whole, not cut up. I think the basil must be treated with a growth regulator to get such a mass of tiny leaves. An interesting idea horticulturally.
After rolling back down the hill and retracing the funicular to Como it was off to ...
Moved to Como this morning. Mum had been out with the group for dinner last night and was not at all happy. Mum does not drink at all and many of the rest of the group do, so she felt left out of the general jollity and was not in a mood to put ...
... in fish, and a large arch at the northern end of the park marking its entrance.
By this time is was mid afternoon so we headed back to our lovely little hotel using the metro.
Dinner that night was at our favourite local restaurant - La Regina. The main dish: spaghetti alla Regina (with yummy prawns, mussels and calamari) followed, of course, by gelato dessert. A nice end to a busy day.
Tomorrow (Sa*************** to Florence by train.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews NH President Milan
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.
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.
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.
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.