Rated 3 out of 5 Redecoration required
ALthough the style and atmosphere of the hotel is fine, it might deservea complete refurbishment to bring it into the 21st century.
The service is good but overpriced.
Having to pay €39 for a cup of coffee, a bowl of cornflakes and a boiled egg is over the top.
November 19, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by jrm912 HORRIBLE STAFF, NOT WORTH THE MONEY
Second visit, second failure. Wouldn't go back. Staff sucks, rude, unhelpful. Not worthy of the Starwood name. Checkin takes forever. Internet doesnt work. Nothning good to say. THe only place they overdelivered was on price!
May 28, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by SHE81 Nice Hotel!
Just returned from the Westin Palace Milan
Requested a renovated room (renovated a month agao) and they honored my request
We were nicely greeted by the dorrman and the reception / check in went smoothly
Room was nicely decorated and average room size
Bathroom was small only one sink, shower and tub together
We received a room on 4th floor.I think rooms on top are more ornate but not as new and clean
I was not upgraded as a Gold member (though I didn't ask to be)
Lobby is spacious and pretty
Wifi works pretty well
Housekeeping was good except the last night they did not do turn down service which was annoying( It was one of the nights I didn't call to remind them, though I should not have to)
I also could have used more water in room
The concierges were VERY professional and very nice which was extremely helpful
Thank you to Antonio, Giovanni and Luca!
The hotel is very well located in the Republica area with a train station across the street and the central train station very lose by
The gym at the hotel is well equipped
I would definitely stay here again!
October 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 Excellent hotel!
This hotel is a true 5 star!
The staff - Johan and Staphania are exceptional!!!!!
As a SPG client, they made me feel truly special! Our room was one of the most beautiful hotel rooms I had seen, it felt like a flat! Gorgeous!
August 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by baju Very nice hotel
This hotel is very very nice. The only small negative points are the facts that rooms on the side of the street are very noisy and that the food from the room service is too expensive compared to what it is.
October 22, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Rich2809 Not good value
I stayed here as a guest of an Italian company. I found the hotel to be expensive and not really very nice.
Staff were ok but just ok, not a lot of smiling.
There are better hotels in Milan,
February 12, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by psm56 Walk to the train station
Not the 5 star+ that it's rated but very nice. Concierge (Gian Luca Iannone) and the head waiter in dining room were wonderful and very 5 star. I can't say enough good things about both. The first hour we were there, we reported at the front desk that the towel bar in front of the sink falls off every time you touch it. Not fixed in 4 day stay. The bar tender made us feel like we were bothering him, never checked on us and we had to go to the bar to order several times. Room supplies not always replaced but room was clean. A person came to the room with a bottle of water, but late in afternoon when we were generally not there. If you are traveling by train, it's a great place to stay, but far from most other things. (maybe 25-30 minute walk to center of town) 1 hour to Malpensa airport by taxi.
July 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Karolina84 not up to 5 star standards
On arrival to the reception there was a problem with the card I was paying with. Staff attitude wasn't what I would expect in the 5 star hotel. After 20min and couple of phone calls I managed to establish that the hotel was entering the wrong details and that is what was causing the issue, I did receive an apology but this should have been dealt with in a different way.
The room I was given was beyond belief. Due to the state of the carpet I was not able to take my shoes off and the arm chair was so dirty I wouldn't even put my clothes on it, yet alone rest on it. I understand the room was in need of a refreshment but that does not stop the hotel from keeping it clean. There were marks on the wall all over the room, stains on the curtains, carpets etc. I found a rubbish bag behind the armchair. In addition the design of the bathroom was not thought through at all. There was no enough space to get to the toilet due to a massive sink in the way, so you had to be at an angle to be able to use it.
Overall very disappointing experience with the prices at the 5 star level only. Luckily there are other SPG hotels in Milan and I will definitely be using them.
May 24, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mark66 BAD EXPERIENCE
Old hotel with rude staff (maybe it was a bad day) and old rooms, poor ac in room.... Worst Westin I have every stayed in period.
September 28, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by boody Bad service
the hotel staff was not friendly. the service is really bad for a 5 stars hotel. It does not deserve more than 1 star
April 18, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kelt Beautiful Food - Unfriendly Check-in Staff
The Hotel's interior is beautiful and well located. The food is excellent and the restaurant staff both very professional and hospitable. Check-in uninformative and not very welcoming. We stayed in Room 154 which was noisy with the bathroom above.
July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rus86 Nice and well-located
Everything on a very high level. The only issue was that there's no swimming pool, but instead they have steam room.
Close to city center, shopping area and to nice park - very good place to stay.
July 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by daan32 wifi
I woul d advise you to no longer charge wifi .For the roomrates you charge is this an annoying thing to see on the bill .There are very few hotels inthe world who still do this
July 21, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by senoritalucia Nice hotel, not 5* service
The hotel is very grand looking inside and our room was lovely, however we were told by the reservations team before we arrived, that we would be getting an upgrade as our stay was for a special occasion and that this would be added onto our reservation. When we checked in I had to ask about this as it wasn't mentioned and was told if we were to be upgraded we would have to pay. I showed the emails which did not state anything about an additional fee, but the staff did nothing to sort this out and just said the reservations team were wrong. I was very disappointed as we should never have been told we would be upgraded if it was never going to happen. I was also disappointed by the service upon arrival. Usually in 5* hotels, there are doormen ready to greet you and take your bags but they were just standing around. Our room wasn't ready so we had to go and ask someone to look after our bags for us and nobody understood (we were given other people's bags etc.) so this took a long time. When we returned, nobody escorted us and our bags up to our rooms either. There were a few problems with the room for example a shelf which just collapsed causing the glasses on it to smash and ants in the bathroom which wasn't very nice on our last morning. Upon checking out we weren't asked how our stay was or if there were any problems so I had to mention it myself to which I did eventually get an apology. The hotel was nice overall and the location was great, but I just didn't feel like anybody really cared that we were staying there. Most 5* hotels pride themselves on making their guests feel special but I didn't feel this was the case.
September 13, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by globetrotters Lovely hotel in Milan.
We were upgraded, as platinum, to a beautiful room on the 10th floor. Giorgia who checked us in is a lovely young lady. Very helpful, friendly and courteous. Not only was the room beautiful, it had the comfortable Heavenly bed. The internet was efficient too. We used the green option and put the tab on the door as well as the 'do not disturb' sign and left it there for the duration of the stay. This somehow was new to the staff. We had a knock on the door a day or so into our stay. It was housekeeping along with security. Apparently they were concerned about us being okay. We found this odd, but oh well. Then when our key wouldn't work in the elevator, we went to the front desk to get the key redone. This happens at hotels all the time. Here it was odd. The man at the front desk had to see our passport and wouldn't give/refresh our key without it. So he went up with us and went into the room with us to see our passports. This was after the security visit and the two incidences together made it all more odd. We have never been escorted to our room to see our identification when a key has gone bad. Other than the oddity of the above, all was as should be. Unlike his counterpart who didn't seem to enjoy his job, the gentleman Gianluca at the concierge desk was very pleasant and helpful... a joy. Helped us with where to go to purchase a trolley ticket to catch the trolley to the old town vs walking the "15 minutes" in the heat. It was 102 that day. The old trolley was a part of the experience too. The location is okay with the trolley located across the street on the corner. All in all, would stay there again if we were to return to Milan.
August 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OutsourcingPM Best stay in Milan!
Thanks for the wonderful stay on my recent business trip to Milan. It was the best stay that I had in Milan. The recognition as SPG GOLD, the upgrade to a wonderful Suit - I only missed the shower, but will try to ask for it the next time - the other GOLD benefits and the friendly staff made my stay the best ever in Milan.
I have decided to make this hotel my preferred hotel in Milan and book it every time when I plan a trip to Milan.
Only one recommendation to the reception staff: Try to laugh more often and be the first who welcomes and greets someone. Try not to show your guests how hard your job is and some guest can be. ;-)
August 25, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by supatight80 4 Stars for now...
I will only rate this hotel as 4 stars for now as I was burning 7 suite night awards during this trip (didn't need them in the past as was getting compli. ugrades anyhow)
Anyways, on my next stay, if I got a complimentary upgrade to suite w/out using my suite night awards, then will be rating this property 5 stars.
I like the rooms. However, the thermostat had a mind of its own as it was soooo old! Quite warm the whole night. Also, as others have mentioned, room service is VERY expensive. example 26 euros for a burger + 7 euros delivery fee. Ouch!
But the best part was that it was close to Via Monte Napoleone...Great Shopping!
November 19, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by champa 5*hotel building, 3* staff and F&B
The room was a great experience, as always. Staff took more than 10 minutes to check-in a platinum member and ignored questions from the guest. To choose platinum member gift the guest was asked directly: ''So do you take 500 points?' instead of any introduction of amenity/choice.
Breakfast under average with items missing from the buffet menu: selection of smoked fish, selection of sliced italian cheese (there are only 3 industrial cheese + mozzarelline), typical italian cold cuts with cooked ham, turkey and few row ham only.
In the restaurant the waiters tend to look in the ceiling instead of checking if any dishes needed to be taken away from the table. 3 staff out of 4 were chatting and looking over one mobile phone at welcome point that is located at the entrance of the restaurant.
June 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Club2430 Wonderful Milan...
Weekend started badly when airline managed to lose my case between London /Milan, but thankfully the hotel were able to supply sports wear (Westin work out).... which helped greatly.
Great room with fantastic bed and steam room in room!!. Staff were great and helpful and the Terrace on floor 8 is a great area for peace and tranquillity.
1. There was always a line at both reception and concierge meaning quick questions usually took 5 - 10 minutes to have answered. (even though plenty of staff)
2. Luckily SPG Platinum benefits covered continental breakfast, but if one had to pay for breakfast.....EUROS 40 per person + additional costs for eggs/omelette could easily take the cost of breakfast for a family of 4 to well over Euros 200. My opinion is this is very badly overpriced.
I would certainly return - a lovely weekend...
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by eltraveler Beautiful accommodations
Beautiful hotel, excellent staff, we had a great time.
July 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ms21 Nice but a bit noisy
Nice hotel in good area. Noisy however from street noise in early morning from some workers banging things every day at 6 am and elevator noise due to being placed at the room nearest to the elevators.
Otherwise nice room and good staff.
July 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Boogie123 I love this hotel
My only negative comment is that I could not order a movie. And my room was cleaned after 7pm. I left hotel at 9:00am. This bothered me a lot.
When I come to this hotel it's my time to relax from Pitti Bimbo & as silly as it sounds a movie is what I look forward to.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by veroque a beautifull experience
the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in...
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RayElias Great Experience
Awesome experience all around. Your staff are well trained, specifically Mr. Abdul Azziz, he's very courtious, accomodating, answered every question we had. Wonderfull experience, many thanks.
June 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Metcalfe82 Beautiful Hotel, breafast let-down
I would definitely recommend this hotel to others. The reception staff were friendly & helpful, the communal areas were striking (a central table with white candles & white orchids) & I really loved my room (263) It was elegant, spacious & comfortable . The only aspect that let my visit down was the shambles of a business breakfast. The man on the door of the dining room was rude, we waited a long time to order, a long time for our food & then one of the dishes was wrong. We then waited a long time for the correct one. A disappointing end to an otherwise excellent stay.
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by WineAdvisoryGroup Excellent Service
The service at this hotel is excellent, from the moment you walk in till you leave. The front desk personnel are incredible... professional, friendly, efficient, always willing to help. Each day after check-in they would greet me by name... impressive. The place is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for. This is a hotel frequented by many business people, but has a good mix of tourists. Get a rate that includes breakfast so you can take advantage of the wonderful, elaborate, buffet. The concierge staff was great, helping on tours and with restaurant recs.
April 2, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by SPGfrequent SPG Platinum - room without daylight and stained pillows
I am SPG Platinum and receive great benefits and rooms wherever I go. Not here. I was stuck in a small room with a room that faced another wall. Basically no daylight. No iron in the room and can't be ordered - pay 12 Euro to iron a shirt!
Grumpy staff in the Breakfast room - treated one like a nuisance. Breakfast buffet is 40 Euro for dry eggs and some potatoes. Terrible value for money.
Only real delight in this hotel: the concierge (fantastic) and the lady who welcomed people to the breakfast. Worst: waiters, housekeeping and whoever assigned that room to me
August 26, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by DissatisfiedClient Highly NOT Recommended!
It was a nightmare!
December 20, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by Jimboo Unrespectul Front Office Staff
This is the worst hotel that I ever stay in SPG network. I could not imagine how bad the service in this hotel.
The front office staff offer no service and provide no assistance at all and the front office staffs were so snobbish and so un-respecful to hotel guest .
I strongly suggest Management of SPG group to send the Front Office persons, except Ms. Lina who was very helpful, to other part of the world to learn about Customer Service. Fortunely, I appreciate Ms. Lina who has very good understanding on Customer Service that manage to calm me down.
July 17, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Toot Bad Hotel
I didn't like the hotel >
December 14, 2011