Travel Blogs from Milan
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 …
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 …
... Mulled this over for a while and then looked down at my arms to see 3 more of the blighters enjoying "the full Scottish Breakfast" at my expense. I thought this was a bit rich given the lack of my own breakfast. On a similar theme, at one stage this afternoon I was thrashing about in the vegetation after the path I was following just seemed to disappear. Regained the path and then noticed that there were several ...
We woke up and walked down the street to have a pastry and coffee before leaving for the airport. We are looking forward to the Rick Steve's tour portion of the vacation. Flew to Rome and transferred to a flight to Milan. We made a quick visit to the Duomo (inside and top) and the nearby 1870's shopping galleria. We arrived during Milan's "Fashion Week". We saw red carpets at ...
... 20% for Angelo. I wonder how Angelo would vote if there were a referendum on Italy leaving the EU?
Around 8.30pm we decide to head out and find a cafe.....in the dark the shutters have come down on the shops and there yet more graffiti....even the shutters that have had professional graffit have been graffitied.....and then that's been graffitied over. It gives the place a late 80's New York ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels Anderson Milan
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.
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.
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!
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.
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,
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!