Travel Blogs from Milan
The 2.5 hour drive into Milan was uneventful. Our initial impressions of the city were surprise. We expected a very posh city & the road leading in was lined with graffiti. Our hotel was in a good location. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy & damp. We asked the concierge where to go for food & shopping as we were starving & I wanted to buy a …
We had our transfer back to Milan which took us back past Lecco and some views of what we had missed the first time through! Time for a quick lunch before we headed out to watch the final time trial of the giro. The race started just outside the castle and finished at the Duomo. All the team busses were just parked around the block and you could …
After a nice train ride from Venice we got to Milan with a quick change we headed up to lake Como on another train and Lake Como and the towns of Varenna, Boligio and Managgio all by ferry. Nice!
Modern tall buildings of Milan are much in contrast to most of the old historical structures visited so far. That does not fade the stunning marble cathedral in the city plaza. Made in Gothic style the architecture is quite impressive. It emanates such regal presence around the Piazza. A large statue Leonardo Da Vinci guards the outer periphery of …
So much of history in this land that it a lot to absorb and enjoy in a small span. Modern wealth of Milan and the historical Roman Empire sagas, from Da Vinci, to Napoleon Bonaparte, all are equally large in their own ways. While the Cathedral set in seventh century Gothic style design and intricate stained glass panels, resonates history in every …
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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!!!