Giancarlo, the friendly owner, is the greatest asset this little flat has. He is your driver - if you organise pick up/drop off - your adviser, your next door neighbour as well as your landlord. His flat squeezes everything you need into a small but comfortable space - allowing cooking, laundry, sleeping, eating, washing and TV . It does get a bit squeezy in the bathroom, but when you factor in that it is an easy 15-20 walk into downtown, and it is on a major tram line, and has lots of eating options, including a good supermarket nearby, it suited us well for our one week stay. Other reviewers have commented on the mosquitoes- which were a bit of a nuisance, but a minor one.
We stayed 2 nights in Milan en route to a wedding in Lake Como. Struggling to find a reasonable hotel in a central location I decided to look at apartments. This one had great reviews and was good value. We were not disappointed. The apartment is not huge but has everything you need for a short stay and was very clean. The owner is nearby and was very helpful and can provide transfers.
We found the tram service excellent and great value. Just need to watch as some areas are being pedestrianised ready for expo 2015 so there are some diversions.
This was our first experience of booking a holiday rental via Tripadvisor and will definitely do again.
We had such a great time at Giancarlo's apartment. The location is perfect and it is easy to get to from the train station. The street it is on has great restaurants and easy to get to the Metro or walk to Duomo and shopping. Giancarlo answered all our questions thoroughly and gave us great advice to places to visit. Lake Como is only an hour away by train and worth a day trip to see. My daughter was sore from carry her baggage and sports injuries, luckily Giancarlo is a licensed Massage Therapist and is so good! We both had massages and felt better. My daughter has had several massages and she was so impressed on how Giancarlo was able to relieve the aches in her muscles. The apartment is neat and has a beautiful courtyard. We highly recommend this place and Giancarlo as a host. We will definitely visit and stay there again. Thank you!
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If you are a food lover, many excellent options nearby!
If you love to shop, this location is within walking distance of Milan's finest shopping areas!
Owner, Giancarlo, was very accommodating and accessible when required.
I was surprised however, that I had to provide a 100 euro damage deposit and a 20 euro final cleaning fee. This was never stipulated in the online description or email communication with owner until approximately 5 days before we arrived!