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“Brown water coming out of the bath” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo

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WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo
Ranked #64 of 430 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
London
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Brown water coming out of the bath”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

When we arrived the check in was quite quick and we were met with a smile, the hotel is in a great location, after our flight i fancied a bath before going out and about, to my horror the water filling the bath was brown and yellow, we called reception who tried to help but they couldnt understand what we were saying to my partner had to go downstairs to get someone to come up and have a look and move us rooms (they said it was because only half the hotel was used at this time of year but didnt explain why we were over that side), after the handy man visited our room we were moved to a lower floor, this room vibrated everytime a train passes underneath, which is nearly every 5minutes, we ate in the restaurant one night as most restuarants in Milan close around the new year period and the food tasted awful, i had tagetilli with mushrooms and it was cold, so we decided to venture out after that, we found a gorgeous indian restuarant (out the hotel and turn right and then turn right down the first street and its on the left hand side of the road) best indian i have ever had, and we were offered liquiers and lots of little things to try out while we waited for our meal.

The good things about the hotel is the location, it is near the underground (perhaps too near) and its on the main shopping street, with decent sized rooms and very friendly staff. I would stay again but ask for a room higher up.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Janey87
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Madrid, Spain
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53 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

Underground and train station very close by, excellent restaurant in the surrounding area, very confortable rooms, a great variety of choices for breakfast and affordable in-house restaurant. Altogether a very confortable stay.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Newcastle, Australia
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54 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

The Pro's - This hotel has incredible architecture, and is within relatively easy walking distance to the Cathedral and the shops around it. It is also located on one of the main shopping strips - if you are after Guess, Dolce & Gabbani, Gucci etc, this is your hotel! Staff are friendly, efficient and helpful - very quick to meet your needs. Breakfast is hot and cold and very plentiful. Wifi coverage in room is excellent. There is also a day spa located in the lobby of the hotel however we did not have time to take advantage so I can't comment. There is also a computer just outside the breakfast room which has a printer attached which we truly appreciated as we needed to print driving directions to Zurich.
The Con's - The hotel is located right on top of the subway, so distant rumblings and vibrations do occur intermittently. The inside of the rooms are a little disappointing - they need a little updating, and ours, at least, was quite dim. The other small issue we had was really actually our fault - when I booked I must have scrolled too far and accidentally selected a smoking room (we are both reformed smokers). The room, although clean, really did stink. The smell was actually quite overpowering and I had to wonder if it had ever been aired out - lucky we only had a couple days left on out trip, as everything we owned stunk of cigarette including all our clothes.

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

ok, maybe not so crazy as some of Maroccan Cities, but Milan IMPO will for ever stay a city were something went wrong in developement. Anyway going back to hotel itself. We stayed in Cristoforo Colombo Hotel for only one night (a step in longer trip) and for that purpose it was really nice. The hotel is in general very clean and quite new (maybe the elevator is not so young, but room amenities look quite new, for sure they dont look old and used). Following the bright sides the breakfast is really good (with good italian coffee :)), and the cosmetics left in hotel are really nice. On the dark side of force the rooms are quite small (at least the one we had was) and the view was not very promising (although we didnt spent there a lot of time so i didnt matter for us).
Hotel is quite near subway station, and is in a walking distance from the "main" parts of milano (those with shops). Also in near vicinity there are shops and some small restaurants.

In overall a good hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kazikss
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HotelColombo, General Manager at WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo, responded to this review, 10 January 2012
Good morning,

thank you for your review and information you shared on the high level of cleanliness and service. Concerning the view, next time you visit us, ask for a room overlooking Corso Buenos Aires and you won't be disappointed.

Have a good day

General Manager
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Eindhoven
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Stayed one night in a single room at this hotel. The location is great, at the start of the shopping street and close to the Metro station. The room was quite small, and the bed not very good. The flatscreen TV unfortunately only showed a few Italian channels and CNN, so not much to watch at night. I did appreciate the coffee and tea-making facilities, the complementary bathroom items, slippers and bathrobe. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel was decorated and furnished in a nice style. Breakfast was not as I had expected, with only a small selection of bread and fruit. Have definitely had better breakfasts in 4-star hotels and in Milan.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Astrid79
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Additional Information about WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo

Property: WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo
Address: Corso Buenos Aires 3, 20124 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Spa Hotel in Milan
#50 Family Hotel in Milan
#54 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#67 Business Hotel in Milan
#70 Romantic Hotel in Milan
Price range (per night): $140 - $635
Hotel Class:4 star — WORLDHOTEL Cristoforo Colombo 4*
Number of rooms: 118
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel in an Eclettico Milanese style building dating from 1888 with modern amenities; located in the business & fashion area. ... more   less 
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