Idea Hotel Milano Watttredici
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... 18th century.
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 ...
... through Galleria Vittorio Emanuele to get to Via Montenapoleone, Milan's upscale shopping street to droll over the designer apparel. We couldn't resist stopping for gelato which was exceptionally delicious! Just when I thought I was getting the hang of the city, we headed to the Navigli area for "apperitivo".... We were completely lost and walking in circles for 3 hours. We ended up at a subpar Italian restaurant, but were happy to be able to sit down. Desperate to actually ...
... to see Puchini's "Turandot" but the rain squashed that idea. However just about fifteen minutes before curtain, it started to clear so I poked my head into the box office and got an 11th row seat. Two operas within 5 days and I'm not sure I even like opera but it seemed like a good idea and I was not disappointed. I don't know if the pictures I sneaked do it any justice. There were over 300 people on the stage with such an elaborate set, that at scene ...
... and corn / maize growing along side and the occasional canola plot As for stock plenty of white cows and very few sheep 20 mins till we get there it's now 4 o'clock and all is well My darling wife is so looking forward to trying the scargo on toast and cavier in this new adventure on our first trip to France after the spaghetti and pasta in Italy HaHa Arrived at our beautiful old Hotel Kleber around 5.30 , unpacked,as we are staying in one place for one whole week,yah and went out for ...
... difference here was that all this activity seemed to be completely choreographed to the music. It surprised me to see that while an aria was in full swing another singer would be hanging out washing for instance, but all was completely synchronised with the music.
I wrote up some notes from the show for the blog and they went on and on for ever so I will leave it at that. Suffice to say that I found the night a wonderful experience.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Idea Hotel Milano Watttredici
Avoid the hotel in august
A new hotel with an interesting but not very practical design (the white carpets are already heavily soiled...).
Our first room was facing a small terrace littered with dirty socks, empty bottles, cigarettes and even a condom so we asked to have it changed.
The second room was not very clean. A dirty bathroom and an ashtray full of cigarettes left in the room. Also a very noisy air conditioning unit kept us awake all night.
We changed room again (the staff was nice and very apologetic, but the manager was not available, probably on vacation!) and finally the third room (we spent 4 nights there) was OK.
The location is not very convenient, but there is a garage for cars and breakfast is average. Staff inexperienced, but very nice and a manager who was never there and it shows!!!!!
Wonderful design hotel
Despite the location, the hotel is clean and with modern decor and comfortable duvet, the breakfast is great with a variety of food from eggs, hams, yogurt, fruit to cakes. The staffs are helpful and friendly.
There is a supermarket called Lidl just turn left and then right from the hotel.
From Porta Genova station, you can take no. 74 bus and it takes only 10 min to reach the hotel, we recommend to get off at station Tosi (one stop before Watt) as it's closer. The no. 74 bus runs till midnight so you don't need to worry if you go back to hotel late. Also, it's better to take tram no. 9 which takes you to Central station directly and you don't need to carry with you suitcases up and down the metro and also safer.
Wonderful Modern Hotel
We arrived at 10pm and the staff could not have been more helpful. We checked in, popped across the road for a takeaway pizza and devoured it in the hotel lobby with wine bought from the bar.
The hotel itself was beautiful, the rooms were spotless and very quiet. We found the staff very helpful - other reviews have commented that the bar is unmanned. It is, but if you ask at reception, they'll happily get you a drink or two.
Breakfast was great, plenty of food with a good selection. Things did run out (for example the sliced bread) but if you waited a few minutes it was replaced.
Tram number 2 takes you from the main road straight to the centre - you can buy your tickets from the edicola at the top of the street.
Un fantástico hotel moderno
Me quedé muy impresionada con este hotel. La habitación era preciosa y muy moderna. La cama era enorme y muy cómoda. La única pega que tiene es su ubicación. Ir andando a la estación de metro de Romolo, que es la más cercana, lleva bien 10 ó 15 minutos, y puede suponer ¡algo más que un pequeño esfuerzo! después de un montón de pizza y cerveza. Por otro lado, faltaba un poco de organización para los desayunos, los domingos a la mañana teníamos que esperar 10 minutos para conseguir mesa a pesar de que el personal se esforzaba y eran muy atentos. Lo justifico porque todavía debían de estar empezando. Sin duda recomendaría este hotel a quien no le importe tener que caminar un poco. Después de todo no era para tanto y era más sano después de tanta comida y bebida, y además la zona es mucho más tranquila. ¡UN BUEN CONSEJO!: En tu lugar yo no me molestaría en alquilar un coche. Las carreteras son una locura y los conductores no dejan de crear atascos por todas partes. Aparcan donde les da la gana, si hace falta en medio de la carretera. E incluso en esta zona lejos del centro aparcar parecía complicado.
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Un hotel fabuloso
Mi marido y yo pasamos 3 noches en este hotel el fin de semana pasado. Aunque llegamos a las 2am (debido a un retraso en el vuelo), la persona que nos atendió en recepción nos recibió muy amablemente. El hotel es muy moderno, extremadamente limpio y todo el personal fue muy amable y atento. El dormitorio estaba muy bien, tenía una cama enorme y una televisión con pantalla plana. El baño tenía una ducha muy moderna que estaba genial. El desayuno era delicioso -fruta fresca (piña, peladillos, manzanas y ciruelas), yogures, frutos secos, bollería, cereales, huevos con bacon, y distintos tipos de té o café recién hecho, no del instantáneo. Aunque este hotel no está en el centro de Milán, puedes comprar un bono '24 horas' que te permite viajar en metro, tranvía o autobús por tan solo ¡3 euros! Tienes que comprar el bono antes de subir al autobús. La parada de autobús está situada al salir del hotel a la derecha y puedes comprar el bono en el quiosco que hay enfrente a la derecha. El autobús número 74 te lleva a Porta Genova, la estación de metro desde donde puedes ir a cualquier sitio en Milán. Un hotel magnífico.
My husband and I spent 3 nights in this hotel last weekend. Even although we had arrived at 2 am (due to a flight delay) to check-in, the member of staff at reception gave us a pleasant welcome. The hotel is very modern, extremely clean and every member of staff very helpful and pleasant. The bedroom was very nice with a huge bed and flat screen TV. The bathroom had a great modern shower. The breakfast was delicious - fresh fruit (pineapple, nectarines, apples and prunes), yoghurts, assorted nuts, pastries, cereals, bacon and eggs and any type of tea or coffee, freshly prepared, not from a push-button machine. Although this hotel is not in the centre of Milan, you can buy a 24hr ticket for travel on the metro, tram or bus for only 3 euros!! You must buy a ticket before going on the bus. The bus stop is located on the same side as the hotel, along to the right and you can buy your ticket from the newagent's (edicola) across the road and just a little bit further to the right. The bus no. 74 takes you to Porta Genova where the metro station can take you anywhere else in Milan. A great hotel.
Fantastically Modern Hotel
I really was impressed with this hotel. Very modern, and lovely room. The bed was huge and very comfy!
The only thing that is a shame is the distance. Walk to nearest metro which is Romolo is a good 10-15 min walk, and after lots of pizza and beer, can take it out of you a bit!
Also, breakfasts were a bit manic, Sunday morning we had to wait 10 mins just for a table, but the staffs were trying very hard and were very polite. I put it down to the fact they were still learning.
Would def recommend this to anyone who doesn't mind a bit of a walk. Its not that bad as it made me feel a little healthier after all that food and wine, and also the area was much quieter.
BIG POINTER! I really wouldn't bother hiring a car. The roads are manic and cars constantly blocking themselves in all over the place. Cars park where they want, even if it means in the middle of the road. And even in this suburb of the city, the parking looked crazy.
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Fantastisches, modernes Hotel
Ich war von diesem Hotel wirklich beeindruckt. Sehr modernes und hübsches Zimmer. Das Bett war riesig und sehr bequem!
Der einzige Nachteil ist die Lage. Zur nächsten U-Bahn-Station - Romolo - sind es gute 10 - 15 Min. zu Fuß, und nachdem man Pizza und Bier zugesprochen hat, kann das ein bisschen anstrengend sein. Das Frühstück war auch leicht unorganisiert.
Am Sonntagmorgen mussten wir zehn Minuten warten, bis wir einen Tisch bekamen. Das Personal bemühte sich jedoch sehr und war sehr höflich. Ich schreibe das der Tatsache zu, dass sie noch lernen.
Ich würde dieses Hotel sicherlich jedem empfehlen, dem ein Fußmarsch nichts ausmacht. Als ich nicht so viel gegessen und Wein getrunken hatte, war es nicht so schlimm. Auch war die Gegend viel ruhiger.
DAS IST WIRKLICH WICHTIG! Ich würde wirklich kein Auto mieten. Der Verkehr ist entsetzlich und es entstehend ständig Staus. Autos parken überall, auch mitten auf der Straße. Und selbst in diesem Vorort schien es Parkprobleme zu geben.
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Nice hotel...needs more staff though!
We have just returned from a 3 day trip to the Watt Tredici and had a great time. We arrived pretty late at night (around 1am) at the Centrale Station (having caught the bus from the airport). Unfortunately on arrival the only option available to get to the hotel was via taxi.....they all had their meters turned off and were quoting a general charge of 40 euros....a little excessive for a 10 minute journey! The taxi driver eventually found the hotel for us, though there is no sign outside the hotel.
The receptionist was very helpful on arrival and we were given a lovely room. Our request had also been granted for a cot for our baby. Breakfast was an excellent buffet (hot and cold), though there was only one member of staff bringing coffees, clearing tables etc, so at peak time things were a little slow. This and the fact that the bar wasn't open at 10pm on a Saturday evening (in fact I never saw it open!) were about the only downsides to the hotel. Yes it is a little bit out of the centre, but we knew that before we booked and the transport was easy enough. You can walk to the tram in 5-10 minutes or the nearest tube is around 20 minutes away (Romolo). We used the tube frequently as we found the trams a little tricky with a pram/buggy, and had no problems at all. There are no escalators going down, but there were only a couple of small flights of stairs to negotiate.
So what else did we do?
- we had meals in the Porta Genova area each night - would highly recommend the Fabricco Pizzeria.....there were queues out of the door in an evening
- a trip to Lake Como was excellent. We got the train from Cadorna to Como Lago and had a lovely day in the town. It's only an hour each way (3.5 euros). There are many little shops and we found it much quieter and prettier than Milan
- visited the San Siro.....tram number 16 goes straight there from the centre. The tour includes visits to the dressing rooms.
A party of 9 stayed at this Hotel for the weekend. Apparently hotel had been open 4 approx a month. Everywhere was new and minimalistic. Bar was adequate, Buffet breakfast had something for everyone starting at 6.30 - 10.30, but when its gone, its gone. Situated a couple of miles from central Milan, turn right out of hotel then next left past the Lidl supermarket, then walk to the top of the road, purchase a ticket for the tram from little cafe on corner, for a euro, or a 24hr ticket for 3 Euros. When you get on the tram the No2 place your ticket in the machine by the front of tram, where your ticket is stamped you have 75 mins to travel anywhere on trams buses, or underground, beware inspectors do issue on the spot fines for no or unstamped tickets. takes about 10 mins on tram you end up in city centre.
Trip to San Ciro (MIlan Football Stadium) get off tram 2 onto tram 16 takes you straight there, 12.50 euros for atour of the stadium.
catch train from city to lake como, nice day out 7 euros return.
Bar Octopus nr hotel dont go for the happy hour, its one drink and some bar snacks - 6 euros but if you go back the bar for another drink they charge you again. Try the Woodstock Bar by the tram stop, vast choice of world beers and tasty snacks. Would recommend the hotel, will be really efficient when its more established.
To be avoided, Bar Guomo in cathedral sq drinks very expensive, nearly £5 for a coffee, 17 Euros for a large beer.