Boscolo Milano, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- Access to the spa and a welcome drink are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Prime location in Milan’s fashion district
- Bold, colorful design
- Spa has a Turkish bath, sauna and heated swimming pool
- Oltremare restaurant serves fresh Italian fare
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What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $6 per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- If you don’t like futuristic design, this isn’t the place for you
- Large rooms for a downtown hotel; some have a view of the Duomo
- Service can be inconsistent
- Small pets are allowed at no extra fee
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In 2009, Milanese architect Italo Rota (whose résumé includes the renovation of the Musée d’Orsay in Paris) transformed a 1920s bank building into his first hotel project: the Boscolo Milano. A gray stone façade belies a dramatic interior, which features a lipstick-red entrance (inspired by the nearby La Scala opera house) that opens onto a white-on-white entrance hall with a Carrara marble floor. Ahead, giant tubular metal sculptures draw attention to twin staircases that lead down to the reception area and modest art gallery. In the public spaces, more than 4,000 LEDs change color and intensity depending on the season and time of day. British lighting designer Tom Dixon contributed many of the unusual fixtures; Rota has also placed his own disarmingly comfortable custom-made works — a bulbous pink-and-lime chair, a triangular pink velour settee — throughout the property.
Bed and Bath
The imaginative vibe carries through to the guestrooms. Large by Milan standards, the 154 rooms and suites come with oversize windows, and many have views of the Duomo. All are streamlined, with bright white bedding, patterned wallpaper, neon accents (lime-green throw rugs and chairs), black-and-white recliners, shiny black stools, and giant light fixtures on the ceiling courtesy of Tom Dixon. Marble-clad bathrooms have huge rain showers, large backlit mirrors and a colorful range of toiletries displayed in test tube–like containers.
Come evening, Boscolo’s black-and-white Oltremare restaurant serves seafood dishes made from local ingredients. Grab some predinner bubbly at the Arlecchino Lounge’s tiny champagnerie, where bottles are arranged on white Corian shelves (padded with leather and speckled with Swarovski crystals), and a few are placed on ice in the curvaceous “champagne sink” before serving. The on-site Atomic Spa Suisse is cavernous but manages to feel pleasantly cocoonish, not claustrophobic. Reflective silver hemispheres that resemble bubbles hang over the heated swimming pool. Mod “bubble beds” adjust to the contours of your body. There’s also a Turkish bath and a long menu of services available in the funky treatment rooms.
How to Get There
We love Marriott hotels but our room was equivalent to a 1 or 2 star hotel, not 5 star. Pretty shocking. We booked a Superior room that seemed like no one had stayed in it for months and was in the middle of renovations.
Issues with our room:
- Layers of dust
- Broken shower head
- Broken shelf in shower
- Broken tile in shower
- Brown and dirty shower floor
- No working A/C
- Bathroom mirror was completely cracked
We finally moved all of our stuff to another room at midnight because we just could not sleep in these poor conditions. Hotel staff was very nice but not extremely helpful. When we finally switched to a different room, we could not believe the difference. It was on the same floor but seemed like an entirely new hotel. No idea why they would have ever put us in that first room. They should shut it down and renovate.
Front desk staff tried to help and be accommodating but it's still disappointing to see a room like this at a luxury Marriott hotel. We should have never experienced this poor quality. Especially not to end our wonderful honeymoon.
Really enjoyed our stay at the Matteotti! The hotel is in a great location in the middle of the city, steps from shopping, great restaurants, the Doumo and so on! The staff at the hotel was excellent ... from the check in, to the front door, to the restaurants. There was a you g lady that worked at the concierge when we were there and unfortunately I have forgotten her name. She was outstanding with her recommendations especially the restaurants.
They have a great roof top bar and restaurant overlooking the Doumo and the city. Great in the warm months vs now. It’s pricey so be prepared.
The rooms were clean and had everything you need. It’s a artsy hotel and decorated so!!
To reach this hotel we followed the airport terminal 1 signage to take Malpensa Express XP1 to the Milano Nord Cadorna train station (€13 pp) where we transited to the M1 Metro (red) towards Secto direction, at the lower level (€1,5 pp), getting off on 4th stop at the San Babila Station. Alternative is €100 taxi ride from airport. The hotel, located just a 1/4 mile walk from the station, has a charming, unique, avant-garde decor. The staff were very helpful & courteous, and spoke good English. Eleonora, the concierge, managed to get us last minute admission tickets to see the Da Vinci Last Supper masterpiece, truly a highlight of our Milan visit! Our room on 4th floor was spacious and well-appointed with a huge comfy bed. Shower only with strong water. WiFi worked well. Window view was of neighboring building rooftops. The room could use more electrical outlet, towel hangers in the bathroom. It did not come with hand towels. Room was very warm in the morning,but windows could be opened. The breakfast buffet was nicely set up with plenty of choices and fresh ingredients. Even came with champagne! The hotel was centrally located and it’s easy to walk to Milan’s famous attractions close by or access subways. After a very good 3-night stay we caught an early morning cab to Milano Centrale train station for €11. Note: route/cost info intended to help future visitors’ planning.
what a bad hotel! The first time in my life the staff at the reception took money from my credit card "for security bulletins" without asking me! This is so "cheap", tasteless behavior for a 5 star hotel .... They said I'll get money back in a few days, have not gotten yet more than a week! Me and my wife feel offended.
It’s embarrassing! Feels that your hotel is visiting only criminal persons who are just trying to deceive staff. Or that this, borrowing money from gestures and not paying back for several days, is the only way to make money for the hotel.
For me this not a question of money, but about respect.
Our room was very badly insulated, all the sound from the other room's toilet was heard in our room, feeling like you were sleeping in a sewer. We do not recommend the hotel
This hotel is very well positioned if you want to be smack dab in the middle of Milan. It is a block or so from the duomo, several blocks from the new hit of the town Starbucks Roastery and just a short stroll from La Scala and great shopping. It is very modern and part of the Marriott autograph collection. We had to move our room on the top floor as a wedding was going on above us and it was outrageously loud. Clearly this in not a unique problem as the event space should not be directly above rooms.