Travel Blogs from Milan
... led us down and into the Gallaria where Gab purchased her bag last night. Built originally as shopping arcade it's one of the oldest in the world, and has some shops and cafes from the original building time. It's also home of the oldest Prada store. The mosaics on the floor and roof line are beautiful. It was originally build as an arcade from the Duomo through to the opera house alla Scarla. We got a chance to visit the opera house and the boxes the home of society ...
After a less than pleasant night, John had a late breakfast and we checked out. Apart from the food episode it was a great place to stay and we would recommend the Grand Imperiale Hotel as a good place to base yourself to see Lake Como (but don't eat at Cafe Bellini - a couple of doors down!) Anyway about 11am we were picked up by our next driver who took us in a Mercedes minibus to Milan Railway station. Boy was the station busy! We arrived with a good hour to spare and John had ...
We had a wonderful flight with Delta! Kelly and I had our own row and were served dinner, snacks, breakfast & even some cheap vino while spending the hours watching free movies on our personal TVs and snoozing with complimentary eye pillows and ear plugs. Our flight touched down at 7:45am, 6 hours past EST. The trip from Malpensa airport into Milan was not quite as smooth. We guessed our way onto the Malpensa Express and green line metro - somehow we ended up in the area we ...
... longer in some places There is lot more to see and do in this lovely place Arrivederci Italy PARIS here we come ( a week in Paris ) Cruising along in the train passing through Italy looking up at the rugged mountains and the green country side then all of a sudden the mountains have snow on them Carol goes what it's summer time people standing out on the platforms with snow jackets on blowing a gale Not sure where but still in Italy been travelling for 2 hrs 40 mins We have ...
... cocktail. The 2 groups sat around us were smoking constantly throughout the meal. I know it's unavoidable when eating outside, but we were sat so close together I just felt like I was chewing on cigarettes while eating. Not cool, as it's my biggest pet hate, especially when the smell stays on your clothes and in your hair (I just wanted to shave my head afterwards to get rid of the smell - don't worry mum, I didn't). It must have been bad as even Nessy was saying how gross it was. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Lancaster Hotel Milan
Excellent Hotel - Should be more than 3 Stars!
Myself and my husband stayed there for 3 nights end of October.
The staff were friendly and spoke superb English.
The Hotel decor was Art Deco and the rooms were well furnished and even had double marble sinks in the bathroom!
The Hotel was well situated and the Park Sempione was a short walk away.
If you are travelling with RyanAir to Bergamo Airport, the Orio shuttle bus will take you to the Central Station and then the Hotel is a short taxi ride away....
When travelling back to Bergamo give yourself a couple of extra hours to get there, as we just about made it (the traffic in the evening in Milan city was a nightmare)
It was our first time to stay in Italy and have to say it won't be our last.
Excellent value Hotel Lancaster
My family of three stayed at Lancaster and we had a good time. The hotel is about 8 to 10 euros by taxi from the places we wanted to go by taxi--the Duomo and the Central Station. That's the only downside.
Otherwise, this is a fantastic hotel. Well-kept, clean and for a hotel in a major city in Europe, excellent value.
My family and I stayed at this lovely hotel for sadly only one night. While Milan is industrial, do not discount it as a stop over. There is so much to see.
The hotel is located in a lovely section of Milan near the Parco Sempione. What I loved most about the location is that it is in a residential area which has a lot of trees. As soon as you get away from the historical center, everything slows down a little. So, there are smaller shops, more intimate restaurants, and small grocery stores.
The building is beautiful and grande. However, the rooms have a modern touch to them. The hotel has a computer with internet access available to the guests, which is very convenient. The breakfast is varied and tasty. The front desk staff was the best-so friendly and helpful.
You are only a shortish walk to the park and metro. The Duomo and La Scala are not to be missed. And, then of course there is the shopping! All levels of fashion and price points, which my husband was grateful!
One restaurant that I highly recommend is the Ristorante Caminetti Del Sempione (Piazza Sempione 8). It is located near the Arch (you can see the Arch from the entrance to the hotel). The food is amazing! The staff is friendly and the owner is highly involved. It was so much fun! A special treat is their Macaroni. I know, macaroni you say, but the preperation alone is awesome and this is not some ol' macaroni and cheese that comes out of the box. This is some serious stuff! Try to stick with the daily menu. They will never steer you wrong. And the tiramisu is the best that I've ever had. The street that this place is located on has some super trendy bars with super dressed people. Don't be intimidated if you are not wearing the latest in Italian fashion. Just go in.
Our stay for two nights at the hotel were delightful. The staff were very helpful and informative. The rooms were very pleasant and the breakfast was extremely good. The hotel was situated just slightly away from the centre but it was only a 10-15 min walk away across a lovely park. I would strongly recommend this hotel
Great room, lovely location
We enjoyed our short stay at this hotel very much. Near the Parco Sempione, it is also a pleasant walk to Santa Maria della Grazie and Cadorna North station (though I wouldn't recommend walking to the latter with lots of luggage). The hotel staff was extremely helpful and spoke English. The best part about the hotel was the room: large, airconditioned, comfortable, with a huge bathroom. The hotel also supplied a crib for our daughter.
Very good service, rooms are a bit small but have everything you need. Located in a very good district - safe, quiet, and clean. close to a large park and the city castle. Connection to the main stop in the city - Cadorna is 12 min walking or 3 min by tram (a ticket for 2 days is 5.50 euro). I recommend this hotel unless you prefer the heart of the city center. Ration price / service is very good.