Principe Di Savoia Hotel, Milan
Reviews - Principe Di Savoia Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Business Traveller
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Gloriously Over the Top!from tanseaway
All the staff speak English at least reasonably well. In particular, the front desk staff speak excellent English - they are some of the friendliest and most courteous members of the hotel industry I have ever encountered. Needless to say, service standards throughout the hotel were impeccable. The cliche of courtly old-world service never seemed so apt - but with a refreshing lack of pretension!
LUXURY but a scenefrom maddeline
However, if you are looking for a relaxing time, this might not be the place. The hotel lobby bar is packed with dates, singles and intoxicated clients EVERY night.
I have even come across some dates, that look like they have been paid for..
The rooms are nice, large and clean- and the gym is one of the best, as is the indoor pool.
Wonderful staff!from A TripAdvisor Member
I loved the gym and pool on the top floor. Room service was quick and efficient. Breakfast in the new Acanto restaurant was a treat, if a little steep. Would definitely recommend. If you'd like to see more info (further pictures and text) then you'll find a fuller review on my blog (aluxurytravelblog.com).
Grandeur in an Italianate settingfrom LeighBCD
Fabulous...and great! :)from traveller55555
I also had dinner in hotel´s brand new restaurant, which had excellent food and service. So everything was really fantastic.
The only minus is location - it is a little bit far from city centre, but fortunately hotel has a complimentary limousine service (to the city centre) and taxi costs 8 euros to centre.
Too posh for this girl......!from A TripAdvisor Member
The room cost 330euro's per night, slightly expensive I know, however it was was part of the 'free weekend upgrade package', however when I arrived at the hotel, this option was not available. Actually check in was probably the most disappointing service by the hotel, the staff seem to be unsure of what they were doing, taking over 10 minutes to check me in, with no explanation and it turned out the reason for the delay is they were trying to book me in using the previous occupant credit card, a good start!!
My room was a good size, double bed, simple bedding (sheets/ blanket), lots of lamps, minibar and snacks (typical 5* prices e.g. 8 euros for a coke) - the previous occupant had eaten the Pringles and left the packaging, so I just told Reception, whom dealt with the issue. TV was huge and they had a good selection of channels, including a few Enlglish ones, you can also buy films in English. I tried to use the internet in my room, so I could check in for my flight, however 'pop up's' don't work on the TV, so I had to go to the Business centre, where it cost 8euro's for 15 minutes - it really should be free, if you think of the cost of the room.
The bathroom was huge in comparision to the main room, the shower was part of the bath, so you had the typical shower curtain issue, luckily the bathroom floor was marble tiled, so easy to wipe up the usual flood.....The hotel supplies bathrobes, plenty of towels (luckily!), slippers, good sized toliteries and associated accesories. I tried to charm the hotel into allowing me to have the use of an iron, however no joy, so I had to pay 15 euro's for a skirt to be ironed, so be warned take a travel iron if you can, especially for a short holiday break.
Room Service had a good choice of food; options available from the restuarant to a more relaxed snack menu - I had the Mushroom pizza and it was yummie, I'd foolishly ordered fries, however there's no need, as the food is plentiful. Breakfast was a bit poor, my omelette was saturated in butter and my pancakes were dry (no amount of jam was going to soften them), so I'd suggest the healthy options. It was always delivered quickly and the staff were charming, they couldn't do enough for me.
The hotel location is good, you can walk to the Metro station (2 minutes), there was no-one there to help purchase tickets, so i just opted for the single journey choice. The hotel is 2 stops from the Il Dormo and the other sightseeeing. I managed to cover all my sightseeing in a day, although I cheated by using the tour bus, which was good value and lasted just over an hour. Make sure you book tickets for the La Scala, I'd left it too late when I checked on-line and the show was completely sold out
I'd pre-booked the hotel limousine collection service, as on previous visits to Italy I'd had a nightmare at the airports trying to locate taxi/trains, so I thought I'd go for the easier option - which worked, no hassle with the meeting and subsequent transfer to the hotel. It's expensive 235euro each way, so if your brave then I'd suggest using the metro/train options. Also, when I checked out of the hotel, I noticed a sign at the concierge desk, which was for 99euro's 'last minute'airport transfer deal........sometimes it pays to be not so efficent and a little bit more 'last minute'!
Overall, it was a nice hotel for a weekend break, however like the previous feedback from the business traveller, something was missing, which didn't make this a fantastic hotel. I felt they catered for the more exculsive traveller and if I'd arrived in my Ferrari and Hermes scarf, I'd have been given a true 'VIP' service, instead of the rather average service I received.
I feel slightly disappointed owing to the cost and with the hotel been part of the Dorchester Group, I just expected more.
Fabulous...just not greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The Principe is part of the Dorchester Group, so you would expect it to be certain standard.
The price was €330 for two single beds pushed together (the European double bed!), single occpancy which wasn't too expensive for a 5* in Milan. I stayed in a corner room on the 5th Floor with a view of the streets at the back of the hotel. The hotel was located around 10-15 minutes walk from stationae centrale and 2 minutes from Republica - line 3 metro station so getting round was simple.
The room was large by European standards although the aircon was fairly unsophisticated and didn't work that well. It's well appointed with pleanty of lights, power points and you could actually bring down outside shutters for the windows from the bedside. There was internet which was around €25 for 24 hours and no water or refreshments. There was a minibar which had lots of beverages but at a price.
If you want to avoid paying for water, then what you can do is goto Club 10 which is the health club ad take the water from the fridge in there. I found this out after a workout on the last day. It does boggle me when hotels don't offer bottled water free, but there you go.
Paying for an internet is such an antiquated notion that hopefully this will change in the future.
The linen consisted of sheets and blankets which were not of the standard I would expect in a 5*. Who uses blankets these days anyway?
The best thing for me was the bathroom which had robes, slippers (which were actually mansize for a change) and Acqua Di Parma toiletries. Also good was a small trolley conntining nail file, showercap, shoe shine, sewing kit and loofah. There wa 2* of each of these.
Also be aware that Italian Hotels do not provide iron or ironing boards and this cost me €50 for 4 shirts to be ironed.
I think if you are a high roller with a penchant for furs you will enjoy this hotel.
Personally I will investigate smaller boutique hotels or maybe the Westin which is opposite Savoire next tie I stay in Milan.
s most outstanding Hotel and the Best in Milan!from A TripAdvisor Member
Luxuriousfrom A TripAdvisor Member
(*e.g. Acqua di Palma bathroom essentials)
The Best in Milanfrom greece4ever
Top Local Tips for Milan
ask your conceirge you can trust alexander in this hotel ! He simply is great at his job!
Go to the Brera This art museum has some great paintings in it and when I went there on a recent Saturday in Milan it was practically empty! I could count on one hand how many people were there. It is a great place to take your time and really look at the art and they have seating everywhere so you can sit down and take a break. Plus, the Brera district surrounding the museum has some very interesting stores.
Cimitero Monumentale - Monument Cemetary This historical cemetary is fascinating. Stroll through some of the many melodramatic funerary sculptures and mausolea of Milan's best families mostly from the 19th C. Really really cool!
Other names for Principe Di Savoia Hotel
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- Address: Piazza Della Repubblica 17 - Milan - 20124 - Italy
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