Milan is perfect for a short city break: a fashion capital and foodie paradise, with amazing sights, all within easy reach of airports and rail links. When it comes to staying, no matter how short, there are plenty of stunning boutique options, from indulgent romantic suites to places with buzzing bars and stylish interiors. Here are my top 5 choices, based on recommendations I’ve received back from people staying in Milan.
The Yard Milano
Located next door to the Darsena canal district of the city, this hotel has cosy bars and a sporty vibe, with retro equipment decorating its rooms – one suite is even decked out in homage to Italian racecar driver Carlo Felice Trossi. With room rates from £178, guests are also treated to a welcome drink and free bike hire to help power you round the city’s sights.
Right in the heart of the city, sitting side-by-side with the magnificent Duomo cathedral and with views of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan’s famed shopping centre, The Gray wins top marks for setting and style. It also wins bonus points for arranging personal shoppers for guests, not to mention its gallery rooms with Jacuzzi bath tubs, featuring built-in TVs. Perfect for indulgence, rooms start from £198 per night.
Hotel Viu Milan
A stylish, modern hotel with great nightly rates from £172 and interior décor by designers Molteni&C, Hotel Viu Milan has plenty of top-quality features, including two exceptional restaurants and a rooftop pool. Situated just to the north of the main centre, near the Monumentale metro-stop, it offers a seductive, romantic haven from some of the city bustle whilst still being only a short trip from the heart of the action.
ME Milan il Duca
A fashionista’s nirvana, ME Milan il Duca is Aldo Rossi-designed and located close to the finest boutiques in the city. It comes with a wild nightlife scene, courtesy of its rooftop-bar, and the friendly staff are always on hand to see to your every need. It’s also not far from the city’s central station, making it super-easy for access and picking up Milan transfer services. Rooms start from £212 a night.
Straf Hotel & Bar
As with The Gray, Straf Hotel is located right next door to the Duomo, but offers a different, edgier vibe, thanks to its lively bar. Its exquisitely designed rooms are available from £219 per night, but if you want to splash out that little bit extra, choose one of their Wellbeing Rooms, which comes with a luxurious bathroom, electronic massage chair and a special aromatherapy and chromotherapy corner to scent and light the suite to suit your preferred style!
How to Get There
After flying in to Milan Malpensa airport, Shuttle Direct’s Milan transfer service is ideal for getting you into the city in no time at all. Whether you prefer to take a private taxi or hop on one of the shared shuttles, our drivers can get you into the city centre quickly, safely and at low cost. What’s more, when booking in advance, you can let us know where you’ve chosen to stay and our drivers can drop you off at your door or at a pre-arranged meeting point with no extra hassle. Shuttle Direct can also pick you up from the city’s train station if you’re travelling by rail, and bring you back to the airport or train station at the end of your stay. So, what are you waiting for? Find your perfect place to stay and book your Milan transfer today!
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable Milan transfer , Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.