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
- READ MORE: 72 Hours in Milan
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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
No special care about the guests, no attention to details (the tv remote controller left without battery cover on the other side of the opened bed) old hotel with a strong humidity smell in the room. I will definitely not come back unless the management treat their guests as they should.
Great location in Milan. 5 minute walk from the Duomo without all the business of the city center. Close to all the shopping - on one of the main streets. Decor is eclectic and very modern. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Rooms are great - well kept and big. They had turndown service and the rooms were very clean. Buffet breakfast was diverse and delicious.
I was there during my birthday and without even telling the hotel they gave me beautiful flowers, chocolates, and champagne and really made my day very special. It was very appreciated and a very nice gesture.
Only thing is that I would not recommend the room service.
Excellent service throughout the hotel, very friendly staff. Great (large) room, lovely rooftop bar, great brekfast but can get very busy at times. Had to ask (daily) to get coffee/sugar/cream replenished in room, but when asked for was delivered promptly. Would have been nice to have channels other than BBC World Service or CNN available in English, a movie channel in English would have been appreciated.
I stayed at this hotel two nights a couple of weeks ago.
Location in Milan is perfetto. Close to whatever gentlemen seeks when visiting Milan.
D&G, Armani, and a lot of cool bars, nice people ++.
Staff at the hotel was proffessional, the room was super clean and cool. Bed was awsome, lavazza expresso in the room was perfect start of the day - and the breakfast was delicat and varied.
Gracie mille Palazzo Matteotti for two perfect days in pulsing and exciting Milano. 🌹
I say as Arnold Schwartzenegger: I’ll be back 😊👍
We stayed for two nights while visiting Milan the staff were exceptionally helpful especially as we had slightly messed up the booking .the room was very large and very clean an ideal place to based in Milan