What We Love
- The hotel’s jewel box aesthetic ensures that guests will have an experience, not just a stay
- The service is lovely, confident, and most of all accommodating, even to the point of opening the gym after hours
- It's a Relais & Chateaux property, and the cuisine is top-notch
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What To Know
- A city tax per person per night will be collected by the hotel at check out
- If you don’t like color, don’t stay here: The hotel is dipped in every shade in the crayon box, with an emphasis on purple
- Modernists who prefer a clean, minimalistic style might be put off by the quirky decor
- If the name failed to tip you off, the atmosphere doesn’t exactly scream Italy
- Make sure you book cheese and wine tasting at Cella di Bacco in advance
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Housed in a corner building designed by Milanese architect Paolo Mezzanotte in 1903, this urban chateau is set in a leafy residential area of Milan, within easy reach of major sights, including the Duomo, La Scala and countless high-end boutiques. The interiors come courtesy of hip design agency FZI Interiors, and every meticulously contrived corner of this postmodern property, from the plush multicolored lobby to the spa pool, which can be seen through a window in the gym, is a conversation-starter. Motifs of butterflies, owls and flower petals recur on the walls, headboards and showers stalls.
Bed and Bath
All 77 guestrooms (including three Junior Suites and five Suites) are lavishly and fancifully decorated. Wow factors include headboards that run up the walls and curve parallel to the ceilings (the decor varies from giant hibiscus flowers to intricate mirror designs, and some suites have four-poster beds with canopies), leather divans and stenciled-glass-enclosed showers equipped with privacy curtains. The bathrooms are supplied with the hotel’s proprietary line of products. As befitting a sleek design hotel, the technology is state-of-the-art.
Culinary excellence distinguishes the Relais & Chateaux brand. Though most R&C properties are French, and this hotel shares a name with a village in the south of France, local produce features heavily on the menu. Rubacuori offers high-style Italian favorites; the Milanese tasting menu includes risotto with soft cheese, peas and prawns, and there are gluten-free options such as tagliatelle with cardoncelli mushrooms and crispy bacon. In the Cella di Bacco wine bar, guests can enjoy charcuterie and cheeses or book a candlelit dinner under the vaulted red brick ceiling. The sultry Amore & Psiche spa is home to a sauna, a Turkish bath and a saline swimming pool.
In the Area
Milan is a world capital of fashion and design, and the numerous expos and fair locations can be easily reached by taxi or subway via the Porta Venezia station, a short walk from Chateau Monfort. In addition to the Duomo, which is surrounded by alfresco eateries (and the fantastic Gelateria Odeon), the hotel is convenient for the Giardini Pubblici, the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory, and Palazzo Serbelloni. Isola dei Sapori is wildly popular for its Sardinian-influenced seafood (such as the octopus with potatoes) and pastas.
How to Get There
This hotel lift boutique hotel up to a new standard! Rooms are spacious. Great amenities. Well proportioned. Breakfast is plenty. Great location. And most importantly, one of the best service among hotels in Italy. Staff are very helpful and providing best of their abilities. Stronly recommended when in Milan.
This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at. Beautiful interior design, welcoming and helpful staff, fabulous food - a true five star experience. This place goes above and beyond to make their guests feel comfortable and taken care of. We certainly did! Will be back for sure whenever we visit beautiful Milano again...
We loved our stay here. This hotel is charming and very stylized. The building itself is very pretty and magical looking that it almost could be a movie set from the outside. It has a "playful & mystical enchanted castle" sort of design sense. Even small spaces have drama and importance to them. We selected not the smallest but one of the smaller size rooms since our time was limited. Our bed was very comfortable. The bathroom itself was small but the design approach was modern and efficient. The toiletries were very good quality. And the reception and concierge staff were super polite and friendly. We would totally go back.
Was disappointed in this hotel. Upon entering I did not get the feel of a charming relais and chateau property. The lobby is small and the lobby bar is a variety of chairs that do not welcome you or inspire you to stay.
The rooms are good and have well appointed bathrooms. Staff is friendly and helpful but sometimes you have to chase them down. Took 10 minutes to find someone to serve us in the bar.
We had the breakfast that was good with a nice variety of items at 21 euros each. Also they have a gym but they charge 30 euros a day to use.
a functional hotel but no place to lounge or relax outside of your room. Would not go here again.
Very high standard for this five-star hotel that offers reasonable price rooms. The only negative point is the location which is not best / prime central, but 10 minutes walk from the best neighborhoods, like Duomo, etc... but the cost impact is very material and this is my best address when I come to Milano and when I expect high standards. Truly best value for money in Milano.