June 20, 2024

Milan is a bustling vogue and enterprise metropolis that provides numerous lodging choices. There are tremendous luxurious motels, resembling Armani and Bulgari, and loads of snug Airbnbs. However what I like are the boutique stays, often smaller motels that supply one thing just a little completely different whereas at costs that aren’t as eye-watering as some. 

Clearly, the number of your property away from house is a really private factor. So I put collectively just a few of my favorites — in no explicit order — that cowl a variety of types, places, and approaches, however every has one thing particular to extremely suggest it.

Will you be staying within the middle or by a canal? Trendy or historic? The selection is yours.

Room 403 terrace at B&B Hotel Milano Sant'Ambrogio

Room 403 terrace at B&B Resort Milano Sant’Ambrogio

Photograph credit score: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

1. B&B Resort Milano Sant’Ambrogio

Actually, when my taxi from the airport dropped me off exterior the B&B Resort Milano Sant’Ambrogio, I used to be actually dissatisfied. I assumed it was a contemporary, bland-looking constructing with none historic attraction. Inside, the primary impression was extra like a hostel than a resort. However once I went as much as my room on the fourth flooring, I gasped with pleasure: The large terrace and the gorgeous view throughout the church reverse have been actually the rationale I booked the resort. Plus, the situation was steps from the Nationwide Leonardo da Vinci Science and Expertise Museum and the Sant’Ambrogio metro cease, a 10-minute stroll into the middle and to the beautiful neighborhood of Navigli. It’s a quiet but central location inside simple attain of all the pieces.

Favourite Facilities: The terraces alone are value staying right here. It isn’t a luxurious resort, however the rooms and loos are snug and of a superb measurement. However ebook a room with a terrace and church view and all you want is a bottle of wine and a few snacks after a tough day of sightseeing, sitting on the snug outside furnishings to really feel so relaxed.

Professional Tip: My room was 403 and the perfect of the neighboring rooms — I checked! You’ll see each dawn and sundown from there, with the nice church bells waking you on a Sunday. However bear in mind to shut the blinds on a sunny day earlier than you head out within the morning; it will get scorching.

The bar/lounge at Palazzo Segreti

The bar/lounge at Palazzo Segreti

Photograph credit score: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

2. Palazzo Segreti

The Palazzo Segreti lies off the bustling buying avenue of By way of Dante, the connection between the Duomo and the Castello Sforzesco, inside simple strolling distance of all of the essential sights. Nevertheless, it’s situated on a aspect avenue that enables for peace and quiet. The constructing is an 18th-century townhouse, gorgeous and fascinating, whereas inside you’ve gotten an ideal mixture of historic and trendy types. There may be artwork dotted all through and an ideal number of black-and-white images of a few of Hollywood’s biggest stars by a tiny, however completely shaped and outfitted bar.

Favourite Facilities: I do know that many motels provide robes, however these are particularly cozy, and the embroidered brand makes them a really fascinating memento. Purchase one from reception, don’t steal. You’ll be able to, nonetheless, steal the little notepad and pens in your bedside desk; such a cute memento.

Professional Tip: A number of the suites have a bath proper subsequent to the double mattress, so, for those who desire privateness, be sure to get a rest room door when reserving.

Gorgeous Maison Borella interior

Attractive Maison Borella inside

Photograph credit score: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

3. Maison Borella

Proper on the primary canal within the charming neighborhood of Navigli, you’ll discover the previous household house of the Borellas, now a lovely boutique resort. The constructing is historic and filled with attraction, with picket flooring, hefty beams on the ceiling, and plenty of authentic stone partitions. The rooms are set across the courtyard — which is beautiful and shaded to sit down in — and are all beautiful. Some have beams on the ceiling and others a skylight, whereas some have a courtyard view and others look out throughout the canal. All have beautiful particular person options and a splash of colour offered by trendy chairs or a shiny orchid on the desk.

Favourite Facilities: There may be the fantastic Bugandé restaurant, which isn’t solely lovely but additionally serves nice meals.

Plus, the resort provides a few maison privees, that are non-public suites with their very own separate entrance set other than the resort itself however solely steps away, the place you may get pleasure from utter privateness amongst the resort’s facilities.

Professional Tip: On the weekend, it could actually get noisy. When you’ve got a canal view, the market stalls are arrange early within the morning, and at evening, you’ve gotten revelers, though not typically rowdy ones. Whereas the courtyard can sometimes echo just a little, it’s typically quieter.

Art Hotel Navigli's art space

Artwork Resort Navigli’s artwork house

Photograph credit score: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

4. Artwork Resort Navigli

Not removed from Maison Borella, on the identical aspect of the canal however on just a little aspect avenue, lies the Artwork Resort Navigli. In comparison with the earlier resort, it’s totally trendy, however nonetheless very nice. It’s mild, ethereal, and filled with colour, and, you’ve guessed it, artwork. Downstairs there may be at all times an exhibition of up to date artwork going, and all through the resort, there are sculptures and photos complementing the constructing and rooms. The rooms themselves are spacious, plain however snug, with all of the facilities you might want for — from robes and slippers to a kettle and Nespresso espresso machine and all the standard suspects. As a result of it’s a trendy resort, it additionally provides accessible rooms and amenities.

Favourite Facilities: That is the place this resort shines: with in-house, secure parking, a beautiful spa with a sauna and swimming pool, and an outstanding roof terrace. It’s all proper by the canal and inside simple attain of the middle of Milan.

Professional Tip: Right here, you’ve gotten loads of room choices: from fairly beautiful little single rooms with a non-public terrace to giant and probably adjoining rooms for bigger households or teams of associates.

A perfect brunch spot within Aethos Navigli

An ideal brunch spot inside Aethos Navigli

Photograph credit score: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

5. Aethos Navigli 

Steps from the bustling Piazza Ventiquattro Maggio and the Arco di Porta Ticinese, the gateway to Naviglio and the canals, this fashionable resort (previously The Yard Milano) is each a quiet oasis inside, in addition to being on the doorstep of numerous eating places, bars, and enjoyable available. A 20-minute stroll, or 10-minute tram experience, from the Duomo, it is a good location for all of Milan’s sights. The resort is a unusual mixture of types, starting from industrial stylish to historic to hyper-modern and artsy. There are such a lot of little beautiful touches and beautiful bespoke furnishings, with my favourite being the travel-trunk-inspired bedside tables in one of many suites.

Favourite Facilities: Though the neighborhood is filled with eating places and bars, on this resort, the eating places are the draw for the locals. With eating places, the terrace and bar are so tempting, you have to to make a concerted effort to eat exterior of the resort.

Professional Tip: For those who can splash out, ebook your self into The Loft. Round 1,300 sq. ft of house embody two bedrooms, a wrap-around balcony and roof terrace with wonderful views, a library, and a walk-in closet.

The 1950s Sina Hotel De La Ville

The Nineteen Fifties Sina Resort De La Ville

Photograph credit score: Ulrike Lemmin-Woolfrey

6. Sina Resort De La Ville

With 227 rooms, this resort could also be teetering on the point of not with the ability to classify as a boutique resort, however its location and old-world attraction make me need to embody it anyway. Situated throughout the triangular of the Duomo, La Scala, and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, you’re within the coronary heart of Milan, proper within the buying district, and can battle to get your 10,000 steps in as a result of all the pieces is on the doorstep. The resort dates to the Nineteen Fifties, and stepping by way of the revolving door is just a little like a time warp, with the décor not having modified a lot, however that’s precisely the attraction of this place. The rooms fluctuate from stuck-in-the-Nineteen Fifties to having elegant vintage furnishings and silk tapestries, to trendy and funky with views of the Duomo, so select properly.

Favourite Facilities: Get pleasure from breakfast in mattress and the roof terrace with grand views and solar loungers by just a little pool.

Professional Tip: The resort lies inside a traffic-restricted zone, so, must you be driving your self, examine with the resort about entry.