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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.
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Early start today up at 5.30 - Wendy drove us to Heathrow (Thx Wendy) bit of a struggle with the traffic on the M25 but we got there with plenty of time to spare.
Flight delayed, but we got to Milan without any stress and the weather is beautiful.
Bus into the city and a taxi to the Hotel Lancaster.
Feeling much cleaner after a shower …
... places to eat. Lucy was hungry again. Oh dear. Luckily we didn't stop at one of the restaurants along the canal and walked further where we stumbled upon a large open air market. It was really cool. Had lots of organic food stalls and lots of places to sit. Our host had encouraged us to eat Italian food and drink Italian wine so for the 5th night in the row we did. Lucy, Katie and I had the best pizza ...
... a beer and snacks and the most wonderful passion fruit tartlet. We sat and watched people go by and the ferries come and go. We walked back to the car via a gallery of local artist's work. We bought a picture of Balbianello, the local villa near where we are staying. The road to Como made Lisa a little unsettled and we met a ...
... changing into their jeans and t-shirts. Fashion is high-quality in Milan, street entertainers aren’t.
Mildly entertained, and hunger satisfied, we head off on our next adventure. For the princely sum of 13,00e we can get the lift to the rooftop terraces of the Duomo. Or for 8,00e we can walk. Never one to let unsuitable footwear get in the way of a challenge, we opt for the stairs. 200+ steps and one blister later we’re at the ...
... around despite Milan being considered one of the biggest cities for fashion in the world. My guess is that we were mostly in the more touristy areas and the fashion districts were elsewhere.
Our final stop for the evening was at Castello Sforzesco, a giant 15th-century castle that now serves as a museum. The evening fountain at the castle was beautiful and this area I found to be especially calmer than the hustle and bustle ...