Rated 5 out of 5 by JoeV51 Great Staff makes the difference
I am a regular customer to the Westin Palace and despite the rooms have what I would say sort of out-of-date decoration I always prefer to stay at the WP for the great Staff you have. They always do their best to accomodate all my needs and requirements. I am referring specifically to Mr. Ettore and Mr. Francesco and Ms. Florania. This is what it makes a difference!
May 15, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by chef2 hotel is centrally located
Nice location, lovely lobby,
rooms are nice, but expected a bit more being a platinum member.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by chila best sleeping
frendly, feel at home, best sleeping accomodation, good location
May 12, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kasrelaini Good hotel
Great location in a very important city. The stay is comfortable. For me there is some decline compared to my stay two years ago.Some staff members are not to the level of five star hotel, hover I think I will surely use in my next visit to Milan.
May 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Johnny130 Restaurant opening
The restaurant would not open early to accommodate 21 guest who needed breakfast. Instead supplied a poor stand breakfast in a bag. The chief was walking around the reception so he was in.
The day before they did supply the service.
I believe that emails weeks in advance had been sent requesting this service.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by nkkky214 comfortable hotel
I was able to spend comfortably in a room with a feeling of cleanliness which was based on white.
May 1, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by aaaa35 room was stinking
I knew these was a busy week for Milan due to the International Furniture week and for this reason, I made my reservation more than 1 month in advance. Despite this and the fact I am a regular customer of this hotel, I was given a very old style room which was even stinking. As a matter of fact I reckon all the rooms ending by 30 in the hotel have this kind of problem, which is probably given by an old ventilation system.
Also, I was not provided with any water in my room during the whole stay.
April 14, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Mjk2mom Westin Palace Milan
The doorknob from my room to the bathroom was broken. I was locked in the bedroom twice, and I had to call the front desk for help. I'm not sure they fixed the door, since there was a some broken wood by the doorway. Also reception wouldn't give me water, and said it would be in my room. there was never any water put into my room both nights. When I left the reception gave me a water. So I guess it depends on who you get that gives you water. Very disappointing for a Westin. Probably the worst service I have ever seen.
March 27, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Colonel56 An ageing grand hotel - but there are probably better options
An ageing grand hotel - tries hard but ultimately there are better options at this price in Milan.
The Westin is located 5 minutes from the central commercial area of Milan on the Piazza della Repubblica. The upper floors of the Westin command excellent views of Milan. While the building is in the grand old classical style - lots of gold finishing and classical imagery- it is tired and in need of refurbish.
As a platinum I was upgraded to a superior room on the 6th floor but it smelled strongly of smoke (despite being non smoking). After some discussion I was then allocated a room on the 12 floor. Despite being a superior room the room was fairly standard with a shower over the bath. Fittings were worn and the room appeared generally tired.
There is no lounge so breakfast was offered in the main dining area. The breakfast spread was fairly standard and altogether disappointing (the cheese and vegetable omelette was slightly odd and tasteless), particularly considering it cost €40.
The gym is small but well maintained and has everything you might want for a quick workout.
Other than generally being run down my biggest gripe with the hotel is it's exorbitant pricing. My stay was during a trade show so the room rate was extremely high, however amenities were also amongst the priciest I have come across - for example €15 to get a shirt washed and €37 for a toasted sandwich and bottle of water from room service.
SPG points and night credits from my stay also did not post correctly which took a number of calls and emails to rectify.
All in all a solid hotel in a good location but there are better options out there.
March 23, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by MrX2014 Staff unfriendly and without sense of service
Without talking about the hardware parts of the hotel which is subjective to everyone taste, the room although upgraded was quite small with early morning cleaning lady quite noisy.
The worst issue of this hotel is the staff, unfriendly, with a sense of arrogance and snooty, it seems they are making a favor to you in answering your questions, looking customer up and down.
Being a platinum guest, i have been offered the classical 500 points or in alternative internet connection, they do not realize that the internet should be free for platinum guest?
Specifically we had a discussion regarding the whether the breakfast should be provided on top of points. Let put in this way, in most of SPG hotels in other part of the world, the breakfast is complementary on top of points for platinum guest, the staff were quite dull in sustaining SPG terms in their hotel discussing for more than 30 mins sustaining that they are right. They do not realize that doing so they are putting the customer to judge negatively on their attitude and they don't understand that arguing for a coffee and a croissant with platinum guest is damaging their image and that of SPG? Maybe they have right (this need to be verified) but this is not the issue, the real issue is the customer had a discussion with staff and left the hotel unhappy, thinking that will never come back to this hotel again.
People make difference and the staffs in the Westin Palace Milan should be reconsidered, they need to go down to earth and have a better sense of service.
March 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SPGcardmember Exceeding Expectations
I spent one night at this hotel while in Milan for business. I was immediately greeted as an SPG member.
The room was extremely nice (I think it was recently renovated) and the staff was wonderful (especially at the reception desk and at the bar).
Dinner on the terrace was great. The service was impeccable and the food delicious.
I would definitely come back!
February 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MLS2013 Always great!!
Staff is always great! they know be by name and always take care of anything I neeed.
January 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CWLyon Good hotel.
Good hotel I would go back to but not without looking for other options first. Close to train station. Upgraded to really nice room. Food in restaurant is decent but very expensive..I had to eat there because of torrential downpour one evening.
January 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveMilan A Magnificient Hotel and Staff
This is certainly one of the best Hotels in all of Italy to stay at. My second visit to the Palace this year!!!!
January 9, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by DCGuy2777 Old Hotel That Needs To Be Refreshed
I am an SPG Platinum, the first room they gave me faced an internal air vent. I had to complain in order to get a room that looked outside.
The new room was very warm so it made sleeping very uncomfortable. All the "soft" goods look tired and worn. It definitely needs to be refreshed.
Staff was very pretty, but not very helpful. They would smile and do the least amount of work. At the breakfast buffet not one staff member spoke to me. Not even to offer coffee or orange juice. It was kind of weird.
December 16, 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 1 out of 5 by outraged2 THIS HOTEL WAS TERRIBLE IN EVERY WAY
room had torn curtain, no working a/c,
mold around tub, no robe or personal products for 2nd occupant, no turn down service, didn't accept charges to room at lobby bar. not a friendly atmosphere.
November 5, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by MB060953 Uncomfortable in Milan
Although the staff seemed friendly, and were at times attempting to accommodative, it seems incompetence ruled the days. When I inquired as to why the room would not drop below 25 degrees they
sent maintenance and he un screwed and moved things around and said it was fixed...still no air conditioning and the windows only opened a few cm's, so very uncomfortable. At checkout i asked and they said they had tirned off the a/c because the weather was cool...obviouslynthey forgot to tell maintenance...what d gou expect for 400 euro's per night. When my wife and friend were attempting to get taxi for an excursion, the bell man ignored them until they finally took matters into their own hand and walked down the street to find one on their own. The concierge was only slightly more helpful, although very energetic, refused to give us the type restaurants we wanted, local food. Thank goodness for the bar staff who were extremely nice and helpful. I will watch weather before booing this hotel, location was good for business, people treated us poorly.
October 27, 2013
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 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 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 1 out of 5 by Feelingplatinumcheated Avoid at all costs because they will get you
I have read the negative feedbacks about this hotel And a lot of it has to do with value and the administration writes back that we are so sorry and it is just laughable where they don't just offer something to the person that they feel they were cheated out of especially if it was an experience that they should've been comfortable with. I was traveling with my family and worked out all the details with breakfast and with Wi-Fi with my platinum status and it turned out that they read the letter of the platinum contract and would not extend the breakfast courtesy or the Internet to the second room which I paid equal to the amount of the first room. I was told there was a certain amount of cash and points and when I left it seemed double that amount along with the stingy platinum rule, the room was on one of the lowest floors which had tons of noise and there was plenty of time to make that a perfect experience with the higher floors and the better views but it never happened. The management should be fired and replaced because of the chintzy offering of a breakfast that might've been worth $10-$20 in the states but was going for $60 and was the least expensive that I saw on my trip in Europe his year. Overall this experience made me rethink along with the amount of monies that I had to spend about this platinum and the points that I better used with another card because the value is not even close to being equal with the competition. I would also only recommend to anyone else to stay at a hotel which has a club floor Especially if they are traveling with their family And paying dearly for these benefits
August 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lara79 Westin slippers!
I stayed at westin palace Milan from 30th to the 31st August. I had a wonderful stay. We stayed on the 10th floor, the room was beautiful, and the decoration was so luxurious. The room was immaculate and I appreciated the complimentary fruit basket. I have just one regret and that is that I didn't bring home a pair of the beautiful slippers I was provided with. Is there anyway I can get hold of these slippers as I would love to bring some westin comfort home?
August 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BPCTraveller Milan Could not be better than at Westin Milan
This is a really special hotel. The rooms are classically styled and beautifully appointed. Every care is taken in the room care. Excellent wine selection in the suite that they kindly upgraded us to. We stayed there for 8 nights in March of 2013 and although the weather was not cooperating you could not get a better room to retire too. Excellent room service and great hotel restaurants. Concierge is extraordinarily honest and pointed us in many good directions for food.
There was only one issue which is the hotel put made up the coach bed. We did not need it as the three of us my wife 4 year daughter and I slept in the king bed that was provided. But we did not know until we checked out that they charged for the bed 80 euro night. Other than this extra charge we were not given notice of fantastic hotel and fantastic staff.
July 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasGranny Wonderful place to stay in Milan
We stayed at the Westin Palace Milan for 11 days in late May, 2013 and I was most impressed with my room and, especially, the service from the staff. I love that room windows open so one can get fresh air when the weather is cool. My room was wonderful even though it lacked a view ... the room itself was enough.
Every staff member seemed friendly and helpful, despite my lack of Italian. The lounge staff was especially memorable, kindly serving my Cafe Americano on the front patio each morning and, with DiSorrono, in the evening. Loved the Terrace with its stunning views. I felt pampered my entire stay, and I felt safe there.
I would highly recommend Westin Palace, it is worth the expense!
July 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ckd1 Excellent Hotel in Milan
Thoroughly enjoyable stay at the Westin Palace for 5 nights. Little to fault and thoroughly recommended.
June 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BocaGirl 8 Days - Flawless Stay!
Stayed at this hotel last year and had a nice stay.
The hotel is lovely, elegant and beautifully maintained. This May back again but for 8 days. Was greeted at the front desk by Franceso, very pleasant and professional. My SPG status was acknowledged and was upgraded to a beautiful, large room on the sixth floor. My request for a quiet room was certainly met. I was able to open my windows at night for fresh air & a peaceful nights rest.
The service was excellent. And believe me, during eight days I had many requests. All the concierge were friendly and helpful. Riccardo booked train tickets for my trips to surrounding towns and gave me additional info to get around. Housekeeping was
exceptional, quick and courteous and I am picky.
I only had breakfast in the restaurant, good although a little pricey. Relaxing in the lobby lounge was a treat. Lovely surroundings and the attendant always remembered how I liked my latte.
This year free wifi in the lobby, which was a great improvement. I couldn't connect to my iphone so the assistance manager did it for me. Wifi in the room was perfect, FaceTimed the states everyday.
The location is in a quiet, business area near the Centrale Train Station (a 10 minute walk). Although, you are a quick taxi ride to fine restaurants or a 10 minute walk to great shopping. If you are looking to be near the Duomo with crowds right outside your door - this is not the place for you. That area is a few minutes away by taxi or Metro.
Looking forward to going back next spring. Lovely, intimate hotel with truly caring, professional staff. What a pleasure.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TimothyK Understated Elegance
I feel strongly that this elegant property deserves better reviews than I have read. I have been staying here several times a year for the last 6 or 7 years. The staff has always worked hard to exceed my expectations. The proximity to the rail station and the old city are perfect. The facility is aging but I am always aware of maintenance and renovation work to upgrade the facility. I often eat on premise. I am particular fond of the bar past the reception desk where tea, cocktails or a lite snack or dinner can be had.
April 26, 2013
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 4 out of 5 by Ron70 Good hotel near the railway station
Good size, very comfortable room. It's converted from very old building, but still in superb condition. Wifi equipped room but spotty. Reception staff is helpful, speedy check in and out. However, the same cant be said about the concierge/doorman who were helpful on arrival but just stood around while my wife struggled with our luggage when we checked out.
April 12, 2013