Travel Blogs from Milan
... by Napoleon. Today the golden Madonna on the roof has to be the highest point in the city. To overcome the limitations this places on new buildings, anything higher has a replica of her on their roof.
The terraces are full of ornate statues and buttresses, all built purely with the intention that only god would ever really see them. Artisans donated their time through the centuries to contribute to the Duomo, there is even a Michelangelo amongst the ...
... car drivers to drive. Luckily he drove well as once we left the autostrada, it was very, very windy to get to our hotel. Also Wendy is probably almost cured of her fear of tunnels as we lost count of how many we went through in the almost 90 minutes it took to get to Monterosso. We checked in at Hotel Palme, checked out our fourth storey room with sea view and balcony and went for a quick orientation walk. Apparently we are staying in the "new" town which is very busy, lots ...
... through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to get to Via Montenapoleone, Milan's upscale shopping street to droll over the designer apparel. We couldn't resist stopping for gelato which was exceptionally delicious! Just when I thought I was getting the hang of the city, we headed to the Navigli area for "apperitivo".... We were completely lost and walking in circles for 3 hours. We ended up at a subpar Italian restaurant, but were happy to be able to sit down. Desperate to actually ...
... which has been the first rain of our trip You wonder what these people do for a living with a railway line between two mountains and more mountains and very rugged at that the only thing I can think of must be working in the local quarry ??? It's about 2.15 in the arvo we are coming out of the mountains sun is shining but still plenty of cloud cover about,not long to go only 2hrs walk in the park We are now in what looks to be very good farming area with crops of wheat ready ...
... haze over the whole area. I assumed it was the sun, but who knows? I walked to the right of the town and followed the road until it ventured up into the hills that I didn't feel like hiking up. I sat and read my book all over the place, soaking up the sun, getting a little bit mored taned, and just basking in the atmosphere of the place. Fancy cars, people who thought they were better than sliced bread because they had lots of money and expensive clothing ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hilton Milan
I've stayed at this hotel for business about 4 times now and it is getting worse. The last time I stayed for 6 days, I got bitten all over. They weren't very sympathetic. It was only when I got back that the doctor told me they were bed bites and not mosquito bites as the hotel said! Beware!
Comfotable typical business hotel
I stay at this hotel very often as it is very confortable and very close to the Milani Centrale. It is a contemporary style hotel with a nice bar and a very large restaurant with good Italian food. Excelent service and the staff are very friendly. I always get an executive room. Some of the executive rooms are very large and on the ninth floor the rooms have a nice terrace. The executive lounge on the eighth floor is excellent. Staff are very polite and they let you alone to relax or watch the TV having a drink.
We stayed at the Milan Hilton for 2 nights at the beginning of September 2005. If you are arriving by train or plan to take day trips by train to Como for example - it's a great location. If you plan to spend all of your time in the Duomo area then it's not such a great location. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the Central train Station. It is a good 1/2 hour walk to the Duomo area and the main shopping district. We are good walkers so it didn't bother us a bit. We even walked to see the Last Supper which took us more than an hour because it is totally across town, but we like to walk -it burns off a few of the gelato calories! The hotel is very luxurious and modern. We were traveling with our 3 children so we had to take 2 adjoining rooms. When we arrived it had been noted on the reservation and there already was a rollaway in the room and the door between the rooms was open - great service. Our rate included a buffet breakfast for al 5 of us and it was very varied and delicious. I think it cost 30 Euros per person if it wasn't included - that's a bit steep. We stayed at a rate called "family get-together." We paid 195 Euro for the first room and 1/2 price for the second room for the kids. The rate inluded breakfast and tax - I thought by European standards it was a very good deal. The front desk staff and concierge were VERY nice. The beds were super comfortable with the most delicious down comforters with freshly starched duvet covers. The hotel was first rate. If you stay there make sure to eat in a restaurant that is a 5 minute walk from the hotel called Da Berti. The concierge recommended it and it was such a lovely experience. Outdoor dining in a garden - so wonderful! If you are flying home from Malpensa airport there is shuttle bus called the Malpensa Express that costs 5.50 Euro. It leaves every 20 minutes from the Central Station. You can buy tickets at the newstand in the station. Enjoy!
Business hotel, not for vacation.
We booked the Hilton because we had points for a free stay. It is a lovely hotel for business travelers. It is too far from the center of the city for tourist. It is basically everything you would expect from a Hilton; clean, professional, and familiar, maybe too famaliar for an Italian vacation.
We booked this hotel as the starting point for a long Italian vacation. We had some trouble getting a room in Milan (be aware of the furniture expos going on during April and other times). As a compromise we settled on the Hilton, since we could not find something closer to the city center.
We stayed at the Hotel in early December in order to do some Christmas shopping.
We booked the presidential suite at it is luxury indeed.
The staff were friendly and helpful. The executive lounge was excellent.
The Hotel is a little way out of the city centre but an easy taxi ride.
Will be booking again for next year without a doubt.
Nice in general but stinky
The first thing you notice when you enter the hotel is that the lobby is full of tobacco smoke ("the law doesn't require to make it no-smoking") and there is no space where you don't get tobacco smoke. The rooms are slightly above "Hilton standard" but the hotel is located in a rather remote and uninteresting area.
My partner and I stayed at the Milan Hilton for 5 nights during a recent trip to Italy. The sole reason for our chosing the hotel was that I had Hilton points and could get the room for free.I would have liked to stay at a hotel which is closer to the center of Milan; however, the location was decent. If you do not mind taking the Metro which is just 2 blocks away, you can get around the city very easily. Although we took the metro, it would not be too expensive or inconvenient to take a cab to more interesting areas of the city. - We even walked to the duomo area a few times - not a short walk but great for working off all the pastries and gelato we consumed.The service is what you could expect at any big city Hilton Hotel, i.e., very professional and helpful.The hotel building looked pretty bad on the Hilton website, but it turned out to be not as bad as I feared. The rooms were tastefully decorated and the room we had a room on the back side of the hotel was very quiet. If you are bothered by noise, you too may want to request a room on the backside of the hotel.
Nice Hotel, shame about the weather
Stayed in Milan in February. Hotel was nice, staff were friendly. It was a bit out of the centre but handy for both the main train station and tram station. There were no leisure facilities in the hotel which we were disappointed aout as we were staying for five nights. The restaurant was nice but the drink prices were rather steep! Rooms were good. Milan was quite nice but the only day that it didn't snow was the day that it rained!!!