I stayed here for four days in January. I chose this hotel largely because of price and location and, indeed, it was within 15-20 min utes walking distance of Central Station and closer again to one o... more
I stayed here for four days in January. I chose this hotel largely because of price and location and, indeed, it was within 15-20 min utes walking distance of Central Station and closer again to one of th e city's major shopping areas, Corso Buenos Aires/Porto Venezia. There are many good and moderately priced restaurants in the surrounding area.
The hotel looks quite plush and is warm and comfortable. My first impressions were somewhat unfavourable, however, as the hotel corridors smell quite unfresh (like the smell of a well-used vacuum cleaner bag) and the twin room I booked was smaller than I could ever have imagined, despite having read others' comments to this effect. Nevertheless, I soon found that, although small, the layout was well thought-out and the room did contain all we needed to make for a comfortable stay. After a day or two I stopped noticing the smell of the carpets.
Breakfast was variable - always a good selection with lots of bread and pastries (including delicious chocolate and pear flan on one occasion) and also cooked food - scrambled egg, bacon, sausage, although staff seemed to have trouble keeping this warm.
One of the hotel's best assets is undoubtedly the friendly and obliging reception staff, particularly Stefano who was always willing to advise us of places of interest to visit and who took the effort to find us an English-speaking cinema. Another member of reception staff, whose name I do not know, loaned me some hair straighteners which she advised I could hold on to until I was leaving.
In conclusion, my stay at the BW Felice Casati was a positive one and, if I ever visit Milan again, I would most likely stay here. less