The room was spacious and extremely comfortable. Excellent bathroom. The air temperature was warm. One had to leave the windows open to be comfortable. I don't think the AC is adjustable; although it appears to be adjustable.
Nice apartment in friendly inexpensive area in NE Milan. 10 minutes walk to Pasteur Metro past loads of bars, restaurants and supermarkets. A Chinese/Italian on the corner (not to be missed), and a Guinness pub across the road from that. Perfect for the Monza GP weekend - that's why we were there..... a word of warning though. Make sure you pay on arrival. We were given the choice and we chose on departure, only to find ourselves locked out on the last night! Easily resolved though. Also, it didn't help that on departure the lift was out of action. Not good with luggage from the eighth floor! Enjoy.
My husband and I stayed at Il Girasole for one night. We were able to find the hotel pretty easily but it took some effort to get in to check in. I didn't realize that we were supposed to call ahead and tell the owners when we would be checking in. When we did actually check in, Niccoli was very helpful. He went through where we should go, how we should get there, explained the metro to us, showed us where the shopping was and even explained where the locals go to eat. He also told us about apperitivo, which we took part in and loved. My only compliant is that there was no AC (was turned off on October 15) and we could hear everything in the rooms next door. The owners' hospitality more than made up for these complaints, but we didn't sleep all that much. Also, I should mention that Niccoli and Mateo went out of their way to help my husband (who I gave grief to after he did nothing for my birthday 6 days prior) to get a cake. They even threw in a bottle of Prosecco! I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying Milan.
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Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast is located in Milan, a few steps from the Villa San Giovanni underground station, leading you …More
A major Milan thoroughfare, Viale Monza begins at the Piazzale Loreto square and continues northeast through the Zone 2 districts of Precotto, Gorla, and Turro. The road ends in the industrial suburb of Sesto San Giovanni, near the famous Autodromo Nazionale Monza race track. A large portion of the Milan Metro Line 1 (Red Line, or Linea Rossa) runs beneath Viale Monza.
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