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 5 out of 5 by milantrip home away to home
are more then 5 years i stay as guest in this hotel and i can really state i feel at home. the entire staff know me by name and are aware of my requests, i do not have to tell each stay. If available i get the same room.
June 22, 2012
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 Hankbuk1 Hotel Westin Milan
Wireless is slow and spotty
1 telephone recharger in the whole hotel
Personnel at breakfast and gym not welcoming, sometimes rude, looked bored
The terrace on the 8th floor was dirty and looked abandoned
August 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cleo33 I was blown away
Our room was upgraded. I've been upgraded before but not like this. There was a sauna in our suite, with a view if the Duomo in the distance. Fantastic room. Fantastic service. I couldn't fault it.
September 16, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by ZZoya Great place to stay at - if someone else is paying
Nice hotel, good location, but a bit overpriced for what it is. And I really don't appreciate the places where they make you pay for ironing your clothes instead of providing the iron!
October 20, 2012
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 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 choc client service
Quality is perception of the client, there are more nice hotels, what makes the difference here is the staff friendliness, much better than other Milan hotels. Well done.
December 1, 2012
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 3 out of 5 by mayu bad service
service levels were very poor. we had to ask for things 2-3 times for serving even a simple thing like water.
room were very old.
i will not stay there again
April 1, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by BostonTV Nica Spa. Bad dinner.
Exceptional hammam in the suite, with view on the city. Disappointing restaurant with low quality food and no other client. Expensive internet connection.
December 14, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Applebee warm hospitarity
The Westin Milan is located in the heart of the great city. The staf menbers are knowlegable and helpful to make our stay memorable.
July 20, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ana2323 This is a very nice hotel
The hotel is elegant. The room was excelent. The staff is very nice and The breakfast was also very good.
September 3, 2012
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 3 out of 5 by DavidLN DavidLN
Convenient location but service somewhat slow and not readily offered. Wi-Fi does not readily work.
October 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ericfle great location
Highly recommend and would stay again.Great location to train station and downtown Milano.
May 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bigbird A Great Hotel
just stayed at this hotel friendly helpful staff a pleasant stay in a vibrant city
November 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gordon225 Great hotel from all aspects
Great location, super helpful staff,beautiful room. Highly recommend
November 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Aldo Great experience
Hotel meets all expectations ...complements to the staff
November 1, 2012
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 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