How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
TravelPod Member ReviewsStarhotels E.c.ho. Milan
What a pleasant surprise close to Central Rail Station, with a new, clean and modern hotel that really does delight from the moment you step in the door. A family room consists of interconnecting rooms, but this is a real positive for a family that's just experienced the long train ride from Paris. The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome on our first trip to Italy.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Starhotels E.c.ho. Milan
Functional but adequate for most tastes
Stayed at Hotel Splendido at the end of September having booked it both on price and proximity to the Central Station. On both of these counts it was good value. The facilities are bog standard, functional but ok for 2/3 nights. It is very good for transport into the centre of Milan and of course for trains to other towns ie we went to Bergamo for 4 euros single which is an amazing deal. Also the bus from Bergamo airport stops at the Central Station so you just have to walk across the road. Be warned however that there are some flakey people hanging around the park outside so take care particularly at night. Good value for what you pay
Enjoyed my stay
Stayed here over Easter 2004 and had a wonderful stay. Staff were friendly and helpful, providing maps and tourist info.
The surrounding area, the large square in front of the main train station, left a bit to be desired and I maybe wouldn't recommend it to single women travellers.
The hotel is within walking distance of the main sights but it's so close to the train and metro station that you don't really need to walk anywhere if you don't want to.
Avoid this hotel
We stayed in this hotel for one night. It was recommended to us by the Central Hotel Reservation Desk in Milan Central Train Station. We were told it was a lovely hotel.
How wrong. It could not be a four star hotel. We booked a room with a double bed. The room had twin beds. The room was shabby and badly needed to be redecorated. The bathroom was not as bad but still needed to be redecorated. The hot tap made a very loud squeaky noise continuosly.
The staff in reception were most unhelpful. When we complained about the room the girl said they could not do anything unless we wanted to pay more money. They could not even give us a room with a double bed. Later when we went to collect our room key we met a man in reception. He threw a piece of paper in front of my husband and told him to sign it. When my husband went to read it he told him it was passport registration and just to sign it.
Breakfast was not very good. Not four star standard.
We will never stay in this hotel again.
Be aware, 4-star is not the same everywhere...
Hotel was fine, had some problems with staff downstairs.
As a same sex couple, we had booked a double bedroom with a double bed.
When we arrived in the hotel, a member of staff downstairs made it clear he wasn't happy with us staying over. "What do we have here??" were the actual words. Instead he gave us a double bedroom with two separated beds put together.
Though satellite TV facilities are advertised, all the channels offered are in Italian language... (only the CNN is available, but quality is too poor to watch it...)
Staff at the restaurant and cleaning staff were really nice. Breakfast was acceptable. Rooms are clean and tidy, although room carpets were worn out.
The hotel is no way near points of interest. They are only accesible by tube or bus. Unless you are ready to walk and walk and keep walking.
The hotel needs some renovation, probably of both, some staff and interiors.
Choose other Starhotels if possible!
TripAdvisor Reviews Starhotels E.c.ho. Milan
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A very early start this morning to get to the train at Gare de Lyon (near Notre Dame) for 7.49am departure on TGV. To make sure we avoided getting stuck in the Paris traffic, we left our hotel at 6.15am. Good news though that there is plenty of time for a snooze or two on the 7 1/2 hour train ride to Milan.
TGV is notorious for prompt on- …
Connyb143 stayed here on Sep 7, 2014 during their trip titled: Adventures Conny & Andi 2013 & 2014.
... with lovely iron work and old lights and evidence of meandering paths and gardens. He loves this kind of thing - seeing how it would have been. Along with this and the mechanics of the funicular he was in 7th heaven looking at it all and snapping some photos along the way.
Back down and we wandered around Como looking at the many old billboard photos of the town from the late 1800's, early 1900's. And once again we loved seeing these ...
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