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Reviewed 3 April 2018

The location of the hotel couldn't be better, in the middle of the buzz in Mila and only a minute walk to the Duomo. This boutique-style hotel had surprisingly large rooms and by the way the soap smells really nice. Breakfast was good, with some healthy options included and service was pleasant. Our stay was actually better than we expected and we can recommend it to everyone who likes to be in a central location!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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STRAFhotel, Direttore at STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Guest
thank you very much for your enthusiastic comments and for recommending the STRAFhotel&bar. I am very delighted to hear that we have exceeded your expectation!

I'm happy to read that you have enjoyed your experience at our Hotel including rooms and breakfast buffet.
Please rest assured that I will share your great comments with the rest of the team.

See you soon!

Carmine

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It is hard to imagine a better base for exploring Milan. The hotel is right by the Duomo, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, next to Rinascente, a stone's throw from La Scala, and maybe most importantly, kitty corner from Chocolateria Italiana (hands down best gelatto).

The hotel is featured in various design books and magazines, and for good reason. The hotel in general and the rooms are not your standard home/hotel design. While it may appear to be a cold design the rooms are surprisingly warm.

Breakfast was really good with both warm and cold options.

My one complaint is that if you need to work from your hotel room, there isn't really a great option. For some reason there are only stools, no chairs, in the hotel rooms (and same is true for the breakfast room). This is fine if you only need to sit down for a moment at the desk/ledge, but if you need to do more work it's not the best solution. That said, the hotel is such a cool space that I'm willing to forego the comfort of a more standard desk for a few days of travel!

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
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STRAFhotel, Direttore at STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Guest
thank you very much for your “super” review!

The STRAFhotel&bar has been entirely designed by the very well-known Italian Architect and Interior Designer Vincenzo De Cotiis and we are delighted you appreciated its modern design together with the warm ambience. This is exactly the feeling we love to share with our guests!

With regard your comment on the comfort – if you need to work for a while – we understand your point and we are glad to inform you that we are planning a refresh of the Hall set-up for a better comfort of our guest.
We are looking forward to welcome you back soon and let you enjoy the “news”.


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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Convenient prime location, pleasant rooms, pleasant stay, lovelt breakfast, excellent friendly staff. Gooed value. I visit the STRAF hotel at least once a year, every March, and plan to do so in the coming years. I highly recommend the STRAF hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
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STRAFhotel, Direttore at STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear guest
thank you for your kind words and for choosing STRAFhotel&bar more than once!

We are so happy to hear that we succeeded in satisfying your expectations and this encourage us to improve constantly our service standards.

See you soon then! We will be more than happy to have you again in our Hotel!

Best regards
Carmine


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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I was indeed surprised with the Straf. Rooms were spacious & well designed. I loved the massage chair in my room. Perfect remedy for jet lag.

There is complementary refreshments tray in the dining area for all guests throughout the day.

Location in the center of Milan was excellent just steps from the Duomo. The staff were all very helpful & friendly from the reception; to the service staff during breakfast.

I would highly recommend this hotel. As I plan to return, I was given a tour of their various rooms & suites. Well done !

Alan Leong
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Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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STRAFhotel, Direttore at STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Alan
Thank you for posting a so positive review and for highly recommending the STRAFhotel&bar!
I really appreciate your feedback on our location and services and I'm especially happy that our staff at the reception and during the breakfast lasted an excellent impression.

I will be delighted to have you again in our Hotel so to allow you to discover all kind of rooms & suites as designed using refined and innovative materials in a very special ambience.
And obviously enjoy again the massage chair in the well-being room!

See you then!

Carmine

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Straff is a member of Design Hotels and an affiliate of SPG (points, no ‘perks’). It has 64 rooms on 6 floors, a small restaurant, a bar and some meeting space. If you are expecting room service, turn down service or a chocolate on your pillow, then look elsewhere. However, if you want to be on a pedestrian only street (no car noise) 100 yards from the Duomo, the Galleria, a major subway station as well as a very short walk to two major museums (palazzo resale and nuovocento) and many of the better stores in Milan, then this is an excellent choice.

The decor is minimalist....lots of concrete and steel, the color scheme is dark....lots of grey and black. The rooms are basic....bed and bathroom....but functional. There is no view as most rooms face the wall of the riscienete department store while the few rooms toward the back of the hotel face an interior courtyard that is pretty uninteresting. The room controls are simple and functional.....with good lighting option. Most rooms come with leather cubes as the seating option....a larger version of the one’s in the restaurant....not sure why anyone would think these are comfortable as seats, but they are useful as a stand for your suitcase. There is one elevator....so you may need to be patient during busy hours.

The front desk staff was friendly and efficient as were the staff in the restaurant. There is a charge for breakfast, but it is worth it as there is a good selection of buffet items.

Room suggestion....other than a few suites and a few rooms at the back of the hotel, the rooms are the same. My choice would be one away from the elevator on a higher floor, but not on the side directly above the trendy, popular and somewhat noisy bar. The bar is on the right side of the hotel as you enter with outside seating.....the noise is not egrigous, but it seems to be amplified as bounces off the building walls on the narrow street.

Other suggestions: 1. to fit in wear black yes, it is that kind of trendy place) though a few rebellious guests wore grey and one actually had a colorful blouse. 2. Take advantage of the location to visit theDuomo or the museums before/after the crowds 3. Across the street from the hotel entrance is a side entrance to the Riscienete department store...through that door and to the left is an express elevator to the top/7th floor where you will find a food hall with Italian specialties including wine. There is a sushi restaurant and an Italian restaurant/bar with an outdoor terrace that affords a spectacular view of the upper reaches of the Duomo.

Room Tip: Left side (as you face the hotel) away from the bar, toward the far left side away from the elevator that is in the center of the hotel.
Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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STRAFhotel, Direttore at STRAFhotel | a Member of Design Hotels™, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear guest,
first of all thank you for dedicating your time to write and post your review following your stay here in at the STRAFhotel&bar.
We are positively impressed when our guests tell their experience in details as you brilliantly did. It is an honor for us!

As you wrote, we are proud of being a member of Design Hotels™ in a unique partnership with Starwood Preferred Guest©; indeed STRAFHotel is listed in the spg.com.

I am very glad to hear that you appreciated our location in the heart of Milan and I am especially happy that our staff at the front office and at the restaurant lasted an excellent impression.
I am very delighted that you also appreciated our rich complimentary American breakfast buffet.

We are looking forward to welcome you back soon in the special vibe of the STRAFhotel&bar.
Kind regards,
Carmine

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