Hotel Sanpi Milano
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Next we took a trolly car ride to Santa Maria delle Grazzie to view The Last Supper. Giacomo told us all about the differences between fresco painting and the new technique Leonardo tried to invent for this piece and how this difference first led to the wall absorbing all the pollutants duling the work for centuries. How the various caretakers had tried to repair and repaint through it's lifetime until the 1970s when the began the 20 year project ...
... Italian pizza for lunch whilst we waited for the platform to be displayed. Wendy continued her extreme diet - no solids. We boarded and sat opposite each other in quite comfortable seats for about an hour and a half as we both tried not to go to sleep in case we missed our station. John succeeded in staying awake. We alit at Genova station, were met by a man with a sign saying "Pearce" and were then transported in a Mercedes "S" to Monterosso. Our driver told us that he used to ...
... be, Piola. After walking in circles for an hour trying to find our hostel, we realized the street signs were etched into the sides of the buildings (they are VERY hard to make out). Truly enlightening moment! We spent lunch at a small cafe called Caffeteria di via Picini by our hostel. Their version of iced coffee is the most amazing thing I've ever tasted! It is espresso mixed with slushy, sugary ice. We visited the absolutely breathtaking Duomo cathedral (built in the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Sanpi Milano
This was a great value hotel considering I only paid US$91 in Milan in June. The room were clean and the staff helpful. WHen I complained my first room smelt of smoke (like many hotels in Italy, they don't have non-smoking rooms), the front desk person walked with me to two other rooms so I could check them out. They ultimately upgraded me to a double (for free), just beacause it was the one that didn't smell.
Their morning breakfast (included) is quite nice and more than just a bun and some pseudo-juice. The location is a bit far from downtown, but it is within 5 minutes of two subway stops and 20 minutes from the main train station.
I love this hotel!!!!
I stay at this boutique hotel everytime I go to Milan which is often. Yes, its off the beaten path, but only by a bit. Actaull ends up being a nice respite from the centre district din of tourists.
As a female business traveler who does so alone, safety is paramount to me. And this is in a perfectly safe area during normal tourist hours (I.e I'd not be anywhere in Milan alone after 1am)
Staff breaks their neck to accomodate your every wish and really try to make you at home and compfortable.
Rooms are funky, different and most are larger than the norm and all are unique.
Be sure to try the risotto even though it's not on the dinner menu.
.......bar prices are a little cheaper than Milan's central cafes and bars - but they are absolutely extortionate.
Hotel' sfitness room is quite decent, but a little warm and sweaty. If your not the type of person to use the gym you'll need to catch a taxi to the Duomo and Galleria. If you're fit you can walk it in twenty minutes via the public gardens and the Golden quadrangle near montenapo.
The location of the hotel is a little uninspiring, but don't be put off - most of Milan is like this, apart from the breathtaking areas around the Duomo.
I'd stay there again.
Good ONLY if you get a room in new wing!!
Missed our flight from Stansted so had to pay for the first night ( after a lot of pleading paid half price for the unused night!) but got a room in the new wing which was excellent but still being built around the wing! Lovely in the new wing but so can imagine not as good in the rest of hotel. As above, breakfast was a dissapointment. Good hotel for a 100 euros ( ask for new wing!)
The Sanpi is absolutely fine if you got a good rate ie. around 100euros but not so good if you have to pay full price. Our room was small but comfortable, tiny bathroom with good shower. The hall area is not very welcoming and the "designer" furniture doesn't really suit. Nice garden for breakfast in the summer. Breakfast was pretty grim with UHT milk, coin machine coffee and stale cornettoes. It's 15 min walkimg distance from the station but not all that close to the Duomo and main historical centre.
A peaceful haven
We stayed at the beginning of September.This is a delightful little hotel only 15 mins walk from the Duomo and La Scala. The staff were very helpful at all times........especially when we got locked in our room! My sister's fault not the hotel's! There are quite a few restaurants which the locals use, which is always a good sign, within 5 minutes walk from the hotel. The area is in the process of being updated so doesn't look very appealing at first glance but you soon get used to it and we always felt safe when we were out. The courtyard of the hotel is as lovely as it appears on the varoius websites. It is unlikely that we would return to Milan as there are so many places we want to visit but we would recommend The Hotel Sanpi without reserve.
I would stay there again!
We stayed there our one night in Milan in mid October 2003. We had a room on the ground floor, so no view. But it was very nicely decorated.
The bathroom was beautiful with a jetted tub and marble everywhere. The staff was helpful and the facilities were nicer than expected. If I had not pre-paid for the hotel I stayed in my last night I would have canceled the reservation and stayed there again. I certainly will in the future.
Great little boutique hotel
We stayed at the Sanpi on the first and last nights of a trip to Italy this summer and had different room each time. Rates were very competitive and both rooms were good. Hotel is small but stylish with pretty courtyard for drinks and snacks - very quiet. Bedrooms were nicely decorated and well appointed as were the bathrooms. Although seemingly in a quiet area it is only five minutes walk to Corso Buenos Aires, a busy street with shops and restaurants. Hotel staff very helpful. A nice place to stay for a couple of days. On road parking outside the hotel for Sanpi guests was also very useful.
Sanpi is OK
We stayed here the day we flew it. We thought the hotel was pretty decent, and nicer than we expected. We do agree with the above review, but we didn't feel unsafe. Breakfast was decent, but it was confusing what was free and what was not. Also, hotel service was pretty good. They were helpful with directions as well as making reservations.
Nice hotel, but dont know if we'd stay there again
We were recommended Hotel Sanpi Milano by a friend. We got a great deal on expedia and stayed there for two nights. It's a good hotel - they gave us a very large room, with a sitting area, it was a ground floor room with street view. The service was also good. They had a nice breakfast room and you could also get some of your breakfast up and sit in the sun terrace (which was quite nice and quaint). But besides that, the room seemed a bit dingy and didnt have very good vibes. The location of the hotel was okay, the place seemed a bit deserted and wasn't comfortable (maybe it was moreso on the Sunday we were there). And though it was a short walk from the metro, the area didn't feel that safe.