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So, after a 10+ hour plane ride, we arrived in Milan! The only scary part of the travel was when we were at our stop-over in London. They never announced our departure gate on the computer screens, so we started to freak out a little, then 10 minutes before our scheduled departure, decided to go talk to a customer service rep. - only to find out …
If you've ever tried to get tickets to see DaVinci's The Last Supper painting, you'll understand. They're almost as hard to get as tickets to see an opera at La Scala. Tour groups snap up blocks of tickets and use that to bludgeon the unsuspecting public into taking their half day tours.
Vlad really wanted to see the painting, so we …
... was a market! It was incredibly busy and I've never heard the phrase 'ciao bella' used so many times. The last day I explored some more and visited agencies, once again a great way to see the city. I was also able to see some of the churches briefly and Sforza Castle. And you no what is fun.. Having to drag your suitcase all over the city.. Simply splendid. ...
... abgelichtet. Dann sind wir auf einer Einkaufsstraße Richtung Zuhause gestiefelt, durch ein paar Gässchen weiter und zufällig auf eine der schönsten, von außen unscheinbarsten Kirchen getroffen, die mir je untergekommen sind. Leider existieren im Internet zu wenig Bilder, auf denen die ganzen Fresken so wirken wie sie das wirklich tun. Der Innenraum besteht aus 2 Kammern, die beide einfach komplett mit Bildern bemalt sind. Wahrscheinlich wäre St. Mauritius ohne diese ...
... uneventful. The seats just keep getting so uncomfortable. Both Paul and I slept little on our way (which is far more unusual for Paul than it is for me).
I forget how early the sunsets and how late it rises over northern winter skies. It was well after 8am when we landed in Germany and it was still on the dark, dreary side. A quick turnaround in Frankfurt and a short flight over the Alps to Milan. Our room at the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels Anderson Milan
What a pleasant surprise!
We booked this hotel because it was one of the only available hotels during the fashion week last March. We were wonderfully surprised at the quality of our room and the hotel in general.
The bed was very comfortable and the white linens and down duvet added an elegant touch to the contemporary decor. The bathroom was outstanding, finished with high quality fixtures and spotless.
Breakfast was better than average, offering everything from eggs to cereals yogurt and fruit. This hotel seemed to draw an international crowd, we didn't see a lot of other Americans.
There is a computer available just off the lobby, handy for checking emails. There is also a smoking room off the lobby which is a little annoying if you are not a smoker, but I guess it would be worse to have people lingering outside the front door.
The location of this hotel is just across the street from the train station.
We found that very easy as we arrived by bus from Malpensa and left by train.
The biggest negative for us was the small park between the hotel and the rail station. It seems to attract groups of street people hanging out and drinking until the wee hours. They didn't seem dangerous, just a little rowdy.
This place was recently renovated, it is gorgeous! The rooms were very modern,offered tea,coffee and hot chocolate in room. The bathroom had a remote control tv, the lounge is nice and the staff was the best we encountered (we stayed at 6 hotels in Italy). The concierge got us tickets to see the Last Supper. I would really recommend this place, it is within walking distance of some good restaurants and a tram ride away from the Duomo and Galleria. It is really directly across the street from the main train station and you can easily get to Malpensa from the bus stop. Do watch for theives hanging about out front when they are unloading the buses. Other than that, it's perfect.
Luxury for a low price!
We have stayed in this hotel for two days in July 2004. The rooms are better than they look on the photo. It is quiet and clean. The location is very good, opposite to a station. Our airport shuttle stops in front of the hotel! Further, it is easy to go to the shopping center by subway.
The hotel room feels as luxery as a good hilton hotel. But then for a low price (€90). And believe me, you desperately need this windfall if you go to this city with your girlfriend/wife...
A great find!
I had two separate stays at this hotel and can't recommend it highly enough. It is very convenient to find, directly accross from the central train station. The bus shuttle from the airport makes it very easy to get to.
Free internet, great breakfasts and clean modern rooms are the major highlights. The staff were helpful, but not when it came to restaurant selections.
I am a very picky guest, but I have to say that the value for money was fantastic.
Very cool hotel
Although I only stayed one night at this gorgeous hotel, I was extremely impressed. It's not much to look at from the exterior but the interior is sleek, sophisticated and very well thought out. I got a weekend rate of 90 Euros (plus 10% tax) and was given a large room on the 1st floor. It was stunning inside. The fully equipped bathroom(even had a TV) had chrome fixtures that gleamed, the bed was great and the whole room was decorated with a flair that might not be evident in the photos. The breakfast was good, too. Finally, if you're arriving or leaving from Milano Centrale train station, the location can't be beat. It was a 2 minute walk (including luggage) to the station, where I caught the Malpensa Shuttle bus to the airport. The only complaint is a slight rumbling when trains come in and out of the station--it didn't bother me but it might bother some. I came home raving about this hotel!
Funky Boutique Hotel
Well, have enjoyed my weekend in Milano, staying at the Starhotel Anderson, located just next to the Stazione Centrale, where the buses arrive/depart from both Linate and Malpensa Airports.
Booked through expedia for about EURO 110 per night. Some deals available at this hotel for Summer 2004 direct via ------------------- for as little as EURO 90 per night. All include free breakfast for two.
I would recommend flying to/from Linate if you have a choice, as it is much closer to the city (25 mins by bus) and Malpensa is a good 50 mins by coach from the city.
I am very pleased with the hotel as it has been newly refurbished in mid-2004, has helpful staff funky reception area and great rooms.
WiFi access which is a rarity in Italy (for a charge - I paid 40 Euros for four days), yummy breakfast - full continental plus scrambled eggs and bacon - and good well lit bathrooms with bidet and quality shampoos/soaps etc. Well located for train and taxis to get anywhere in the city. Beds are superb, too.
Wooden floors made for a clean feel, and the a/c was superbly efficient and silent; blackout curtains also did a splendid job.
Small things like weigh scales, bathrobe, free slipperettes and plentiful replenishment of both shampoos and coffess sachets always impress me and this hotel did not disappoint. No turndown service, though.
One tip for this hotel - stay on a floor higher than the 1st or 2nd as the trains rumble a bit underneath (though not to the extent that I needed to switch rooms - it's only noticeable during the rush hour and not very loud at all). This never stopped me sleeping like a baby in those comfy beds and high thread sheets.
A late check out was accomodated with no problems.
A great place to stay if you are coming in by bus from the airports and prefer a youthful, modern recently refurbished hotel.
I read the reviews here and was there last weekend. The hotel is very modern, clean and very new!! The rooms are big and it was nice to have a beautifull bathroom to clean in as I have stayed in a few Milan hotels which arent nothing like this. The location is great to get the bus to the airport it takes around 1 hour and is something like 8 eur ( flights were with ryanair) Also so close to the metro to get to all site seeing. ie Dumo is 4 stops!! and the central train station in Milan
Staff very helpfully.
Deff stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.
This was a lovely, modern hotel, with the best beds in all of Italy. We stayed at many higher end and higher-priced places, but this hotel was the most comfortable. The best was it's great location to the train station and the Metro. The staff was amazing, polite, friendly, and very helpful. We liked it so much, we cancelled our return hotel, and booked an extra night here. Great find!!
I just stayed at the Hotel anderson recently and as a travel savvy professional traveller, I have to say that this is one of the best. I am The Travelling Gourmet and as such I have to travel everywhere to taste exotic food and winsome wines to write and broadcast about them. From complimentary internet in the lobby lounge to pay to use internet TV in your room,
this hotel has all you need to keep going, whether you are on the go on vacation, or just on special assignment. Just across from the huge and imposing Centrale Stazioni built by Mussolini, you can walk there in 5 minutes or less and just hop on to the Malpensa Airport express coach which gets you to the airport in 45 minutes or less and... get this, for only 4.5 Euros. Cool! The art deco style rooms are spacious and well equipped with all mod cons. The restaurant serves great "Nouvelle Italian" cuisine, but big eaters, stay cool... the portions are big, not small, so you won't get 3 ravioli on your plate like at some trendy up market restaurants in LA, USA.
I just hate people who always knock hotel restaurants, most of the time they don't even know what they are talking about. Always remember that hotel restaurants get "economies of scale" and properly trained chefs, most of the time, unlike many independents and small operators. Having trained at the Harvad of haute cuisine, CIA (Culinary Institute of America), I know what I'm talking about. Just minutes walk from the nearby Metropolitana (subway) station you can get anywhere in Milano for 1 Euro or slightly more. Very convenient for visiting the Duomo and Castello Sforza. If you got the legs for it, you can also walk to Corso Napoleone which is the main fashion shopping area in 15 minutes or more. If you need anything, just look for charming, friendly and macho Signor Giuliano who is a great guy. The staff here are honest too. On my most recent trip, I left my cufflinks which are of great sentimental value to me in my room. Back in South East Asia, I called the hotel and they had found my cufflinks. They sent it to me by registered mail very soon after my call!
Josh the bellman from L'ile Maurice is also a good guy. Stay here when you are in Milan. You will not regret it. By Dr. Michael Lim The
Travelling Gourmet who is a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer and Editor.
Maybe not strictly a hotel review as I did'nt stay but i did go in for lunch & to take advantage of a rarity in Milan-their wireless access! I have to say I was stunned by the greatness of what I saw. The hotel is right next to Central Station which may concern you but on walking in all preconceptions i had disapperead. It is without a doubt one of the most beautifully presented modern hotels i have seen in a while. Very stylish wood & red walls with lots of glass etc. Met with a doormans smile & then proceeded to have lunch in the oriental decor-style lounge/restuarant. The staff were simply lovely-very accomodating to create a special salad for me & very delicious food. I am so impressed I will be staying here next time I am in Milan. A fantastic 1st impression!