Subject: Re: Milan Visit
Hi Ole,

About hotel in Milan, I'm collecting some notes from travellers that have been in Milan so far. I don't know this hotel by person but I think that these notes could help you. Another budget and central located hotel is Hotel London (2 stars):

HOTEL MENNINI (3 stars) 20124 Milano (MI) - via Torriani 14 tel: 02 6690951 - fax: 02 6693437 http://www.hotelmennini.it We enjoyed the Mennini very much and probably will use it again. We had previously stayed at the Ruebens Antares, which is somewhat nicer and had a better breakfast but was not as conveniently located. There are several restaurants nearby the next block, including a pizzeria with outdoor seating that we enjoyed. On the negative side, the park seems to have a large number of drug users at night and there were prostitutes (extremely ugly ones at that). However, one would be foolish to go to the park at night, and the prostitutes were more fun to observe than be offended by. The hotel staffs were very warm and helpful. Our double room was very nice in both size and appearance with good air conditioning. I think the room was 170,000 Lire--it definitely was less than $100 a night for the two of us.

Aprile 2001 Hotel London (2 stars) Via Rovello 3 Milano, Italy Tel. + 39 0272020166 This hotel is located on a small side street just off the via Dante and only a few blocks from the Duomo area and is a perfect hotel for the average American tourist. The rooms are good size by European standards, clean and well maintained. We stayed in room #8 at the end of hall that was more than ample for 3 people with a full bathroom, toilet and shower. The room rate in April 2001 was 320,000 lit for 3 people ($144.00 USD), no breakfast. The hotel is just 2 blocks from a metro line and is only 4-5 blocks from the train station where the Malpensa Express from the airport arrives. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable and speaks English, Spanish and some German. A few blocks from the hotel is an area with many restaurants with good value.

June 2000 HOTEL SPERONARI (1 star) Via Speronari 4, 2023, Milano Phone: 02.86461125 L130,000 (with bathroom and TV). MC, V. This hotel is your basic, simple, clean hotel in a good location. The only gripe we had was the bathroom. Very small! Because this hotel is in a good location, I'd probably stay here, but would ask to see the room first. The hotel is on a small pedestrian street, which has a wine shop and a bakery. The Duomo is just around the corner as well as the underground.

>From Me (I have just checked it) - Nov. 2001 THE BEST HOTEL (2-3 stars ?) Via B Marcello 83 Tel 02.29404757 - Fax 02.201966 http://www.thebesthotel.it/ Not far from the central station. Close by the metro station Lima and the shopping area of Corso Buenos Aires. It is not very close to the center (Piazza Duomo - the Cathedral) but still in a walk distance. The rooms are clean with private bathroom, quite large (at least the room that they showed me!) and well fornitured. Breakfast included. Double room about 90-100 Euro

What about a gtg in Milan ? To be honest I could be busy at the beginning of May because some restoring job in my home but I'll do my best to meet you for a gtg if you like.

Ciao, Marco in Milan