Marconi Hotel Milan
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Marconi Hotel Milan Reviews
Average hotel but not a bad location Apr 22, 2013
My wife and I stayed at Hotel Marconi in March 2013 (during Easter) and I chose the hotel as we stayed there 10 years ago and I thought it would be fun to go down memory lane. I booked the room online on the hotel website and on average it was 100€ per night including breakfast but note that you also have to pay a few Euros in tourist or city tax.
Check in was fast and we got room 607. The room was pretty standard upon entry – a dark wooden floor with walls in a two tone yellowish color. The bed had a golden bed spread that look exclusive but the bed itself was a bit on the firm side but still it provided pretty good sleeping comfort. The décor in the room was pretty old school with a lavish bedpost, dark wooden wardrobe and an old desk. The TV was really old school as it was not a flat screen but an old tube TV. It had quite a few channels but the TV was a bit temperamental and we had some difficulties turning it on and changing channels – and the digital clock on the TV seemed to run too slow when the TV was of! (just as a weird fun fact). There was a small fridge with some soda and drinks in it and a small safe in the wardrobe. We had a decent view from the room but as the last time we also had a view to the church bell tower and that means that you can also hear the bells toll.
The bathroom was tiled in a reddish marble finish and contained a shower corner in addition to the toilet, bide and sink. There were not that many amenities and we just used soap that we brought along. The shower corner looked good to start off with but in use it had some flaws. The water would splash out on the floor which is always annoying and the drain did not seem to be able to keep up with the water that came out of the shower head. It also had a bad functionality for controlling if you wanted the water out of the handheld shower head or the main shower head. There were also signs of wear and tear on other parts of the bathroom – e.g. the toilet seat.
There is some sort of ventilation in the room and I tried to turn down the temperature but the fan stopped. So I think the conclusion is that the room does not have an aircon so if you want the room cooler and want fresh air you need to open a window. The hotel offers free wifi that worked very well – once logged in you stayed logged in and the password worked on several devices.
The walls of the hotel are not very sound proof to say the least and we could easily hear people talking in the neighboring room, taking a shower etc. So I would hate to stay at this hotel and end up in a room next to someone that is having an all-night argument.
Breakfast is just OK – the breakfast room is located on the ground floor and it did not seem to be large enough to handle all the guests. We saw people standing around waiting for a table and the staff was running to keep up with clearing the tables, refilling croissants and juice and to take orders for coffee (all done by two ladies). The breakfast was pretty simple with a bit of bread and croissants, some cereal, some ham, some juice and some fruit.
The location of the hotel is good as it only takes a couple of minutes to walk to Repubblica metro station and it is only 3 stops to Duomo on the M3. You can also walk to Milan central station and that can be convenient if you are catching a train to other cities in the region (it only takes a bit over an hour to get to Parma). There are also lots of restaurants within walking distance.
All in all this is not a bad hotel –the room is pretty standard and the bed gave good sleeping comfort even if it was quite firm. The location is very good as you can easily get around on the subway and it is close to the train station. Breakfast is not very impressive and thin walls could potential lead to annoying situations when trying to get a good night sleep.
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Jan 02, 2008
We stayed at the hotel Marconi for 3 nights during our trip to Milan in June 2003.
We took the Malpensa Express from the airport Malpensa to the Stazione Centrale (the main railway station). Based on our guidebook the hotel was supposed to be located not far from the hotel. It is of course not always easy to navigate when you come to a new city so we did end up walking more than we needed to. The hotel is located on Via F. Filzi number 3 and the easiest way to get there is by walking down the main road from the central station towards Piazza della repubblica. The road Via F. Filzi is the road located parallel on the right hand side and it takes about 10 minutes to walk to the hotel.
The location of the hotel is OK. The main thing for us was that it was located near Repubblica Metro station and from there it was a short ride to the city center. It took us about 5 minutes to walk to the metro station and for 1 € you get a ticket to ride the metro for 75 minutes if I’m not mistaken.
There are a few restaurants in this area and there was also a couple of markets right across the street. There are some construction work going on outside front of the building.
We made our reservation through http://www.italyhotelclub.com/ and when we got there everything was in order. We paid 75 € for the first 2 nights and 99 € for the last night and this was including the breakfast. The lobby included the front desk, a few chairs and a TV and there was also a bar that was open during the weekend. The hotel has about 70 rooms.
The room had tiles on the floor and I have read that this is quite common in Italy and I guess it makes sense because it is easier to clean. We had a king size bed that was nice and soft (to my likings :-), a couple of chairs, a desk, a TV with quite a lot of Italian speaking channels and just a couple of English speaking channels (CNN and EuroSport), a wardrobe with about 5 hangers, a small minibar with some water, soda and alcohol. A door with windows provided the light and also gave us access to an open area in the middle of the building. The open space was not very pretty at the moment because there was some construction work going on.
The bathroom was also tiled and it had a toilet of course together with a bidé, a shower (with a shower curtain) and a sink. We also found a couple of shampoo bottles, some small bars of soap, and a hairdryer mounted on the wall. The shower was a bit small but the shower curtain did prevent flooding when we took a shower.
It was pretty quiet in the room and we didn’t hear anything from the traffic in the street in front of the hotel. But there is a church right next to the hotel and the bells keep ringing every half hour J
Breakfast was included and was served from 7 to 10 am. There was a selection of cereal, yogurt, buns, jam, honey, nutella, juice, fresh fruits and lots of sweet pastry stuff. We got tea or coffee together with the breakfast. It was not the most exciting breakfast but it is always good to get something to eat before you start walking around town.
The Marconi is an OK and there is not mush more to say about the hotel. We didn’t spend much time in the room because we were out exploring the city all day long. The main thing for us was that the room was clean and that it was close to the metro so that we could get around.
Marconi Hotel Milan Overview
300 meters from the Milan Central Train Station, the elegant rooms a the 4-star Hotel Marconi are housed in a fully renovated aristocratic building, ready to provide you with the best comfort and highly professional staff. Well-serviced by public transportation and strategically located, the Hotel Marconi is ideal for business travelers and those who want to spend a short vacation in Milan discovering its most enchanting sites. The hotel's highly professional front desk staff is always available to provide you with tourist information, book guided tours and transfers to/from the main airports. A generous buffet breakfast is served every morning in the cozy breakfast room. At night, guests can hang out at the bar for enjoyable and relaxing evenings. Just 100 meters from the hotel is an indoor garage, open 24 h, that provides a special 10% discount for Hotel Marconi guests. Business hours of reception:
Every day: from 00:00 to 00:00
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