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“Great little find!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Il Girasole

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Il Girasole
Ranked #118 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Great little find!”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

I almost didn't write this as I don't want other people to discover this little treasure and then it will always be booked out! But I couldn't do that to the owners, Matteo and Nicola, who are probably the friendliest, most helpful people you could ever hope to meet.
The B&B is very well situated with a metro stop on it's doorstep so getting around was easy (they even sell metro tickets). It is simple in decor but fun and our room had access to our own kitchen space and fridge. Plus free internet and a great Italian breakfast.
Both the owners speak English and are more than happy to point you in the right direction for food, entertainment, places of interest etc.
I booked it as a Birthday surprise for my husband as we were going to the Grand Prix and it was perfect - somewhere to put your head and explore the surrounding area with ease.
It's also really easy to get to and from Linate airport by public transport so you don't have to spend a fortune on a taxi.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 August 2011

Matteo is one of the most enthusiastic and helpful B@B operators we have sever met. He has everything at the tip of his fingers: train schedules, subway tickets, museum info, store locations...In terms of friendliness and advice he goes way above and beyond! He also speaks pretty good English. (You've got to see it to believe it!) For a city like Milano, the price is reasonable. While somewhat far from the centre, the B&B has a subway stop right around the corner. The centre is 12-15 min away by subway. In our room we had a fridge and FREE high speed internet. Impecable cleanliness.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2011

This hotel was great and the staff couldn't have been better. The hotel is less than a 5 min walk to the metro. From the metro, you can be at the city center in about 10 minutes. The two guys running the hotel were so nice and accommodating. They have metro tickets you can purchase, will book restaurants, and will do their best to get you tickets to the Last Supper (if you call the hotel in advanced before you arrive). One of them recommended many places to visit (which he marked on our map) and gave us a list of restaurants. One of the restaurants on the list (Ristorante Morganti) gives a free ride from and to the hotel, but the food is terrible. Not worth the ride. Our hotel room was very clean and nice. We got coffee, tea cookies, a big bottled water, some candy and snacks in our room free of charge. This place is an excellent value! And I'll be staying here again next trip to Milan. 

  • Stayed March 2011
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Property: Il Girasole
Address: Via Doberdo' 19, 20126 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #118 of 431 Hotels in Milan
Price range (per night): $101 - $187
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Il Girasole 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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