Where to stay in Milan

I love Milan! – since the expo of 2015 known as one of worlds most staged and controversial world fairs ever ! the city has become even more requested and is packed with fantastic sites from the historical of course you can’t miss out on seeing the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, The Sforza Castle, The Largest Church in Italy -Milans Cathedral  and the Ambrosian Library to name a few.  We have top guides in this city to take you on private walks including an insight to the food scene in Milan some of the best you can find in Italy!  Be sure to stop by the historical Camparino for a Campari Spritz where you can find locals enjoying aperitivo before lunch of course!

Camparino in Galleria – Campari Bar – Gallery Vittorio Emmanuele
Campari Bitter the perfect afternoon Aperitivo – Camparino Bar

It is ideal to stay around the Piazza Duomo area where you can enjoy the bustling city on foot. Here is a list of our favourites:

Fashion Hotels:

Five Star – Five Star Luxury

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Relax in the sanctuary of the 4000 square meter private garden – Five Star Luxury

The Bulgari Hotel is a green oasis in the city centre. Ideal if you are planning to stay for a few days as you honestly will never want to leave!! with a few days you can actually take the time to enjoy its lavish gardens that covers 4000 square meters.
Just a 10minute walk to Piazza Duomo in the fashion district between Via Napoleone and Via della Spiga

Exclusive Armani Furniture in the Hotel Lobby – Five Star Luxury Armani Hotel Milan

Armani Hotel  being the fashion capital of the world Quadrilatero della Moda just minutes away from Via Napoleone and Piazza del Duomo 95 guests rooms and suites

Minimalist design overlooked by Giorgio Armani natural light panoramic views original 1930’s building . Reception and bar on the 7th floor. spa and fitness centre on the 8th floor. Business centre on the 4th floor. Private rooms two and six

For an exclusive light lunch or aperitivo overlooking the skyline of Milan including views over the Duomo be sure to experience Armani Bamboo Bar. Dine at the elegant one star Michelin – Armani Ristorante restaurant located on the seventh floor. See images from Head Chef Francesco Mascheroni ‘s instagram page of his spectacular plates.

Foie Gras – Beetroot – with Kampot Pepper


Lobster with scallions, mango and Furikake

Grand Hotel Et Milan  
An all time favourite of the famous actors and writers of La Scala and the for years the Home of Giuseppe Verdi. This was a strategic location for Verdi with La Scala Theater situated opposite the Hotel. It was here that he wrote ‘Othello’ and you can see his writing table just by the Verdi Suite  . This Suite includes one bedroom with two bathrooms, a sophisticated lounge room that can also be used for business meetings and exclusive events.

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Room Dedicated to Giorgio Strehler – Five Star Luxury – Grand Hotel et de Milan

Better known as the ‘Milanese house’ the Grand Hotel Et Milan celebrates its history with suites dedicated to also Maria Callas, Gabriele D’Annunzio, Temara de Lempicka,  Giorgio Stehler & Enrico Caruso.  On of my favorite suites is the one dedicated to Rudolf Nereyev 

Room Dedicated to Tamara de Lempicka – Five Star Luxury – Grand Hotel et de Milan
Rudol’f Nureev’s Suite when he would perform at La Scala – Grand Hotel et de Milan

Enjoy aperitif and dining at Gerry’s bar , Restaurant and Bar Caruso, for fine dining don’t miss Don Carlos Restaurant  

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Gerry’s Bar – Cocktails – aperitivo – Bar food – Five Star Luxury Grand Hotel et De Milan

Four Season Milan – Just off a side street in the beautiful fashion district of Via Napoleone   is the elegant and iconic Four Seasons. Originally a monastery a 15th century convent with its beautiful internal lodge giving natural light to all of the rooms whose windows are quite small due to this historical palazzo.
Their modern spa is  delightful and perfect after a day of shopping and sight seeing around Milan.

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Four Seasons Milan Internal Garden area Five Star Hotel

The Gray
This perfect Art Nouveau Building five star Hotel is part of the Sina Group. Situated in the financial district of Milan. The Gray is a modern boutique Hotel with only 21 luxury rooms that are all different and equipped with modern design and technology to suit all comforts.  Designed by Guido Ciompi Florentine Architect Guido Ciompi

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Hotel Lobby at The Gray – Sina Hotels – Five Star

Enjoy views from the Gallery Room overlooking  the Vittorio Emmanuele Gallery. I especially love the Junior Suite with a fully equipped private gym

Junior Suite with Private Gym – The Grey Five Star Hotel

Enjoy contemporary cuisine at the elegant Noir Restaurant.
Sip on Aperitvo’s at Aria where you can relax on roof top terrace for a moment of peace in this bustling city. Take in Italian Mixology with a selection of divine cocktails at Gbar

Restaurant Le Noir – The Grey Five Star Hotel


Hotel della Ville – Sina Hotel
A super Hotel just minutes walk to the Galleria Vittorio Emanelle. Immaculate service with a great spa and lap pool on the top floor. Hotel della Ville a classic traditional hotel in a great location. Part of the Italian Hotel Group Sina 

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Roof Top Lap Pool – Hotel della Ville Four Star Hotel

STRAF- Hotel & Bar

Straf Bar a local hang out in the city centre – Four Star Hotel

We have covered luxury, elegant and contemporary  Hotel styles in Milan.  STRAF would have to be categorised as eclectic. Staying at this location will make you feel like you are a part of the local scene. STRAF Bar is packed with Milanese Fashionistas for aperitivo.

The Straf Bar
The Straf Bar

STRAF Bio restaurant is perfect for lunch. Its cuisine includes seasonal italian ingredients with a contemporary international twist this is what the Milanese have perfected and are known for.

The Straf Restaurant
The Straf Restaurant

This boutique Hotel is part of the Design Hotel Group. The Design Hotel Group represents a hand full of independent hoteliers with a passion for architecture and design and B2B local experiences.  STRAF is 100% eco friendly using lead room lighting and light consumption bulbs where possible. Refillable soap products 100% use of recycled products.
Architect, Artist and Designer Vincenzo De Cotis  uses basic materials associated with Contemporary art. His design method for STRAF is deeply linked to ethics and aestetics of recycled objects.







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