A month ago I did my first ever hotel review for you with the Hotel Lapad in Dubrovnik. Today I’m bringing you a review of the Hotel Sanpi in Milan. I visited Milan for a weekend in March and honestly we did not stop. I went with my mum and we left the UK on Friday morning and came back Sunday evening. It was a whirlwind trip but honestly I loved how much we managed to squeeze in!
As you might have read in my last hotel review, I booked the holiday through EasyJet Holidays. We did the same process for this trip and again, didn’t expect a lot as we paid so little. Luckily when we arrived we were pleasantly surprised with the Hotel Sanpi Milano.
When we got to the airport we noticed a bus that went to the centre of Milan and we knew our hotel wasn’t far from the Milan Central Station so hopped on that. It was really cheap and took around 20 minutes to take us to the station. From there it was a 10 minute walk to the hotel so it was really easy to get to the airport. On the way back we got an Uber which cost us around £30 so wasn’t too bad either just more expensive then catching the bus.
The Hotel Sanpi Milano is located in the Porta Venezia region, which is important to remember when catching the metro. We found the metro so easy to use and the closest station was only a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Also the hotel is only 2 stops away from the Duomo which is really handy!
It’s a modern hotel and everything seemed very clean. The staff were also lovely and I loved the style of the hotel. The building is a restored 19th Century palace and has a little garden inside where you can sit out and eat breakfast but we also saw a few people working out there during the day. The rooms themselves had everything you needed but were a little tight in terms of space. We had a twin room and because we only used it to pass out in at the end of each full day, it suited us perfectly. If you were there longer then a weekend you might need some more space to get things out of your case, but for two people and a weekend, it was fine.
Having had a look on their website, the suites look absolutely beautiful! The superior double rooms also look double the size of ours so think our holiday package only allowed for a classic twin room. Each room has elegant furniture and feels luxurious and they also are all soundproof. The street below isn’t too busy either as it’s a road away from the main street. The hotel also holds a meeting room and a gym that is in the wine cellar but we didn’t feel the need to explore those on our weekend in Milan.
The breakfast was laid out in the morning in an open area off the main reception. The room was lush and had a lot of plants around which suits it as it is called “la veranda” room. It was very open and you also had the option to eat outside. The variety was pretty standard and you had to pay extra for things like freshly squeezed orange juice. In our holiday deal we had breakfast included so tried all the food options available and everyone seemed to have full plates. The breakfast was pretty busy even before 8am which I found surprising but I think a lot of people stayed there on business trips. I liked that it seemed to cater to all nationalities with the breakfast too.
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