The hotel itself is fantastic - the converted Convent is beautiful - very high ceilings with original wood beams - we also had a large living room - incredible value for what we paid. the grounds are also very nice and the restaurant deserves its Michelin star - we had 1 great dinner there and went downtown the other 2 nights.
The area around the hotel is rather industrial - there is a park which we did not visit - we went to shopping mall across the street - not much going on there. the Bignami metro stop is about 5-10 min walk from hotel - safe during day but not a good idea coming back late at night - we paid 23 Euros for a cab ride on a friday night from the Duomo back to the hotel.
I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again. It was just outside Milan city centre, but convenient to get to using tram, bus or the metro system. It has parking on-site for those with cars, the staff members were friendly and accommodating and the breakfast was fantastic. Fresh fruit, cereal, yogurts, meat, cheese, eggs, bacon, sausages, tea/coffee, juices...nothing missing, basically.
The room was clean and spacious with comfortable beds.
Beautifully designed hotel felt like 5 star hotel. Room was adequate size. We were 4 adults staying in a room. Sofabed wasnt too comfortable but they never are. Main twin beds were comfy. amazing tv hidden behind a lovely mirror. Bathroom very clean and huge shower. Slight problem with the amount of water coming from the taps at times, which I had read on a previous review too.
The hotel is a chinese affiliated hotel so about 100 chinese turned up straight after us. Main restaurant is also catered to their taste somewhat. Breakfast was really nice..phenomenal croissants! Free parking and there is plenty, was very handy as was free wifi.
They have a small outdoor garden area which was just an awesome chill out area at nighttime with relaxing music playing...
For just over £100 for 4 adults with breakfast, and free parking, was amazing value for money...you will not be disappointed...but you do need a car because its in middle of nowhere..
Cannot fault my stay at the Duca di Mantova. Clean, well mainained, easy to get to, kind staff. Price, for that quality, is unbeatable. Isolated, but with a huge shopping mall on your doorstep. Will certainly consider staying there again.
Traveller from London
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For Italy, it is really important you do your research on hotels, a 3 Star there can be worse than a Motel 6! This 4 Star was great after the 3 Star we checked out of after 1 night...this was €10 more but a world of difference from what is considered 'acceptable' in Italian lodging.
It's a typical business hotel with 10 floors. The breakfast is just ok for a day or two, but you'll find it boring afterwards.
It's location is good, parking is free at the hotel's garage, so you can leave your car there and take the metro to downtown. Be careful, you have to buy metro ticket with surcharge because the metro station close to the hotel is beyond the standard fare limit.
Traveller from Budapest, Hungary
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Home of the Arco della Pace, an arch originally built for Napoleon in 1807, and Leonardo Da Vinci’s Fading Fresco, Northern Milan is filled with history and culture. Italian history comes to life in the local museums, which feature artifacts extending back to medieval times. Visitors in need of relaxation can browse through local shops or spend an afternoon in one of the area's many parks.
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