Baglioni Hotel Carlton
What We Love
- Unbeatable location in the heart of Milan’s Quadrilatero, with a discreet entrance flanked by luxe boutiques
- Home to one of Milan’s top restaurants, Il Baretto
- An extremely courteous and helpful staff
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What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- It's a 10-minute taxi ride from Milano Centrale train station
- The small gym is open 24 hours
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In the Quadrilatero della Moda (Milan’s fashion district), the Baglioni Hotel Carlton is an elegant five-star sleep set in a classically styled mansion. Two separate entrances are located on two of the city’s hottest shopping streets, and both lead to a grand marble-floored lobby decorated with oil paintings and Chesterfield sofas. In the Caffè Baglioni, a hip hub designed by Milanese atelier Rebosio + Spagnulo, Murano glass chandeliers hang above an impressive piece of wall art that depicts a musical score by composer Daniele Lombardi made from copper yarn.
Bed and Bath
The 87 guestrooms and suites are dressed in a creamy palette, with fabric-covered walls, dark wood floors and leather finishes. Modern light fixtures add an edge to the classic decor. Tactile fabrics (rich brocade, silk linens and velvet cushions) are featured throughout, and most of the rooms overlook the boutique-lined Via Senato and Via della Spiga (or the internal courtyard). The bathrooms have heated black marble floors, spacious rain showers, wonderfully soft his-and-hers bathrobes and custom-made fig-scented toiletries by Ortigia.
The hotel’s restaurant, Il Baretto, first opened as an American Bar in 1962 and attracted a creative crowd including Italian poet Eugenio Montale. It’s one of Milan’s finest eateries (and a see-and-be-seen spot) and serves a menu described as “Milanese light” alongside an impressive wine list. The Spiga 8 Spa (named for the private entrance on posh Via della Spiga) is a collaboration between the hotel and spa guru Laura Elos; it has a Turkish bath and experience showers, and it offers a range of holistic treatments. Each morning breakfast is a delicious spread of Italian pastries and savory options including eggs, meats and cheeses served by the attentive staff at Caffè Baglioni.
In the Area
Start the day (window) shopping on the impossibly posh Via Montenapoleone, and stop for a cappuccino and pastry at the historic Sant Ambroeus. A five-minute stroll through Corso Vittorio Emanuele takes you to the Duomo, Milan’s famous cathedral, built between the 15th and 18th centuries. If the day is clear it’s worth climbing to the top to enjoy sweeping views of the city and surrounding countryside. For lunch head to the lovely district of Brera, which is dotted with restaurants, wine bars and art galleries and is home to the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan’s most famous museum. End your day with a well-deserved aperitivo at the wildly popular N’ombra de Vin, which serves an impressive selection of Italy’s finest wines.
How to Get There
everything was beautiful. The location is perfect, the hotel makes you feel like at home.
The service was professional and friendly...i was consider to return back when i’ll be back in Milan!!!
This was booked via Leading Hotels of the World, where you are guaranteed the best price and automatic upgrade if available.
I regret staying 7 nights as I feel another hotel might have offered the luxury of a true 5 star place.
The staff were, although quite attentive and pleasant did not really go out of their way to fix small issues.
I requested an upgrade as the so called deluxe room was in fact quite a bit smaller than my own bedroom at home with no view and no bath tub. I was given a choice of two other rooms and settled for one that was slightly more spacious and had a bathtub as well as shower. No magnifying mirrors in any bathrooms, no tea, coffee making facilities, TV didn’t work, although I couldn’t be bothered to bring this to housekeeping attention, rough sheets/pillow cases.
Breakfast ~ very, very limited choices. We were there for 7 nights and the same, one choice of salami that was there the 1st morning, was still just about there the last morning, at least the remains of it. Shrivelled, luke-warm, salty, over-cooked bacon and sausages left me cold, as did the stale hard bread rolls. One tiny bowl of mixed fruit salad was put out every morning and when asked if there was any more was informed it had finished and would not be replenished. And what on earth are these so called dried out dumplings doing there?
In most 5 star hotels, champagne is available at breakfast. When I asked if I could have a glass, I felt like “Oliver” asking for more gruel. I was informed that I could have ONE glass only - not champagne, but Prosecco. I went through this routine every morning just to see if it would get any better (it didn’t)
We had more to eat after breakfast when we ventured out anywhere for a drink which automatically came with olives, crisps, small pizzas and bread.
I really wanted to like this hotel but I’m sorry I was disappointed on many levels for the amount of money I paid.
On a positive note, the location is perfect for visiting most places in the centre of Milan. Concierge was good for recommendations/reservations to decent restaurants.
Great hotel,perfect rooms modern design,welcoming fruits in the room,staff extremely friendly. Breakfast room very beautiful and glamorous. Will come back for sure!
Breakfast was not included and they offered it for us.
Left Milan yesterday after a wonderful stay with my 18 year old son.
Everything about this hotel is wonderful, the staff treated us like long lost family. The room was perfect and they had CNN which I always
appreciate. Super hot, high pressure showers, etc etc.
Staff at breakfast were attentive and welcoming, remembered everything we ordered the second day. Dinner at the hotel restaurant is a must. Once again excellent service, and the food... Signor Ceasar at the bar gave us some excellent tips in regards to ” must try ” dishes at the restaurant and boy was he right!
One of my very best hotel experiences ever, loved the city btw and the fact that all the restaurant, shops, locals were all very pleasant, experienced excellent food and shopping.
What a delightful way to start the new year, thank you everybody at the hotel for making us feel so welcome.
Our first visit to Milan for several years and our first stay at this delightful hotel. Good centrally located accommodation, friendly staff, helpful management. Even small unpredictable issues were handled with charm and respect. Hotels are judged by how they react to problems and I suspect the owners recognise that they never have a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression - so work hard to make the best impression and on this occasion achieved it !!
Grazie y Ciaio
PS : excellent afternoon drinks and canapés in the Bar.