Bulgari Hotel Milan
What We Love
- Chef Andrea Ferrero's culinary creations
- Bulgari facial treatments at the hotel's stellar spa
- Well manicured private garden
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What To Know
- May be full during major Milan events, such as men's and women's fashion weeks
- A few minutes' stroll to most of Milan's iconic attractions
- Be prepared to dress the part in the hotel restaurant and bars
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
So much of what the Bulgari brand stands for — elegant design, clean lines, precious materials — is incorporated into its first Bulgari Hotel in Milano. Black Zimbabwe granite adorn interiors while rich Burmese teak decks fan out into the garden. The luxurious design story continues in the hotel’s subterranean spa, which glows almost gold when warm light hits the yellow Vicenza stonework.
Bed and Bath
Warm monochromatic linens and supple black couches complement the bleached-oak paneling and floors in each room, while large standing mirrors and black four-poster beds are show pieces. In keeping with the hotel’s opulent design, garden-facing bathrooms are luxuriant, dressed in Navona travertine and outfitted with black granite bathtubs.
Bulgari’s il Ristorante and il Bar are two of the hotel’s greatest assets. It’s not just because Chef Andrea Ferrero’s risotto Milanese or veal filet rise to high art (although it helps), but also because the room in which guests enjoy them is itself a showstopper. Picture a large lenticular ceiling that hovers over an oval room awash in warm honey-colored wood, black leather and glass windows that let in ample natural light and expansive views of the garden. Work on your own glow in the spa, which has a cocoon-like, golden-tiled pool and a modern hammam.
In the Area
Hotel Bulgari occupies a piece of prime Milano real estate near some of the city’s most riveting cultural institutions, like La Scala opera house, Accademia di Brera, and the beautiful botanical gardens. Also in the area are two of Milano’s famous shopping streets, Via della Spiga and Via Montenapoleone, both brimming with big-name labels like Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani.
How to Get There
Certain experiences are hard to forget. Staying at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan is one such experience. From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. We received a complimentary room upgrade and the room was available earlier than the standard check in time. The room had lovely closet spaces, a modern and stylish bathroom (with separate tub, shower sink and water closet areas) and a comfortable well-dressed bed. In the afternoons, we found daily treats left for us, perfectly presented under a glass dome, with lovely notes describing the offerings. One day we returned to find Sfogliatella Napoletana, which was a childhood family favorite. It brought tears to my eyes.
The food in the hotel restaurant was sublime. We ate breakfast every day in the garden restaurant. The simplest things stood out. A particularly memorable treat was fresh strawberry juice. The color, the taste and the texture were divine. Breakfast fare was a delightful combination of fresh fruit, buttery pastries, eggs and yogurt served with granola. Each better than the next! The hotel’s central location and helpful concierge made our exploration of Milan easy. We were proximal to the Brera arts district and the other must-see sites were all accessible on foot. Wherever we roamed, we were always eager to return to the hotel, freshen up and go downstairs for the evening to enjoy the stylish lobby and restaurant for “apperitivo”. As guests of the hotel, we felt privileged to always have a lovely seat, either at the bar or in the garden, where we enjoyed an array of delicious appetizers and drinks. The hotel’s evening festivities attracts a large and chic crowd, yet the table was ours for as long as we liked. Every hotel employee radiated charm and hospitality and each knew how to make a guest feel at home. I marveled at the hostess’s calm as the busy restaurant made demands on her time and attention. Allesandro was our bar tender extraordinaire, and his artistry was unparalleled. Watching him make a martini was like watching innovative theater. And, the result was a hit!
The indoor pool and lounging area was lovely and peaceful with easy access to the garden, spa and gym. We did not get a chance to use the spa facility, but wish we had. That is on the docket for our next trip.
When the staff discovered the trip was our long overdue honeymoon, they made a parting gift of a Bulgari coffee table book, which is a treasured keepsake of our stay in Milan. Italy is so full of wonderful places for us to explore, but Milan calls us back and when we return, we will choose to stay at the Bulgari hotel.
Were here for a one night stay. Absolutely fabulous hotel! Wonderful rooms, very well equipped. Attention to detail everywhere. Great staff, extremely service minded, friendly and knowledgeable. Personal and professional in a wonderful combination. Very tasty breakfast. They recommended us a restaurant for lunch, which perfectly matched our wishes. Expensive, but still less expensive than some other (to us) less attractive hotels in Milan...
Great hotel in a wonderful setting. Stylish and to the point decorated rooms. Lovely courtyard for coffees and drinks in the afternoon and evening. A-class service. You will not be disapointed, but that you pay for.
The weekend in Milan was so miserable... rain 24/7. And I didn’t regret Bulgari one bit, I completely forgot about the weather. The lounge is always so lively and the coffee is out of this world! You can spend your days in Bulgari and not think about the streets outside, it’s a great escape.
We wandered though Milan stoping at random apretivo bars for a drink and snacks. Bulgari was our favorite stop given the stylish atmosphere and high quality (and generous portions) of snacks. Warning: the drinks are very expensive, but the classy atmosphere and food make it worth while.