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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
It is the first time my wife and I stayed at the Chateau Monfort, I did not realize how elegant this hotel is. We have some issues with the booking before we arrived, but it all worked out with Irene at booking. Upon arrival, and throughout the entire stay, the staff is attentive to every needs of ours, if we did not have to change plan, we would love to stay more time there. It is only 12 minutes from the Milano Centrale and street cars and Metro are right there by the hotel. You will not believe how elegant this hotel is, and the service certainly matches it elegant atmosphere. Special thanks to Anita, for taking care of us while we were there. If we go back to Milan, I definitely will stay at this hotel again.
Excellent room, magnificent location, excellent service and superb experience overall. We'd love to come back. We are excited about the behavior of the staff. Treated us like a good friend. The restaurant was great and we enjoyed our time and the food there.
We stayed here in October 2019 for 10 nights, everything about the hotel was absolutely superb. All of the staff we dealt with on a daily basis could not have done more to make out stay at this lovely hotel an experience to remember