Hotel Principe Di Savoia
What We Love
- This landmark hotel attracts fashionistas and film stars
- Free shuttle service to/from Milan's city center
- Excellent aperitivo served at the see-and-be-seen Principe Bar
- 24-hour room service
- It's a 25-minute walk to the shopping and tourist areas, but there are excellent bus and subway options right on the doorstep
What To Know
- A $7 city tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Reservations are recommended at the restaurant, especially if you want to dine alfresco
- The free WiFi can be slow; high-speed WiFi costs an additional $27 per day
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located on Milan’s Piazza della Repubblica, Hotel Principe di Savoia has been a high society hotel since the 1920s. Glamorously old-fashioned, this five-star sleep was revamped in 2009 by lauded architect Thierry Despont, who added a modern update to spaces like Il Salotto, a grand lobby bar where fashionistas and film stars sip drinks on plush highback chairs under crystal chandeliers, and the Principe Bar, a see-and-be-seen spot decorated with handmade velvet fabrics and giant mirrors that serves a rollicking after-work aperitivo hour and is especially popular during Milan Fashion Week.
Bed and Bath
With 301 guestrooms, the hotel offers a range of options, from Classic Rooms to Signature Suites. Even the basic room categories, which are furnished in rich pink, green or red linens, throw pillows, and antique pieces and window treatments, feel posh. The 19th-century-style furniture was inspired by Italian master carpenter Giuseppe Maggiolini; the bathrooms are decked out in rich wood and marble and are stocked with Acqua di Parma products. Deluxe Rooms feature hand-painted wall frescoes, and the Junior Suites come with spacious living areas.
Chef Fabrizio Cadei helms the kitchen at the Acanto restaurant, where you’re more likely to dine with locals than guests. Rooted in traditional Italian cuisine, the menu reads like a culinary tour of the country, though it does showcase a few exotic (by Italian standards) dishes, like spiced spit-roasted shoulder of suckling pork rubbed with Sichuan pepper. The hotel’s top floor is dedicated to Club 10, an assemblage of fitness, well-being and pampering facilities, such as a glass-enclosed heated swimming pool.
In the Area
The nearby Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli is a fantastic place for a morning jog or a late evening stroll. Inside the park is the Museo Civico Storico di Storia Naturale, Milan’s natural history museum, which is a great place to visit if you’re traveling with children. Most everything of interest is within walking distance of the hotel, including the Duomo, La Scala and Leonardo’s Last Supper. Design aficionados will appreciate the city’s glut of furniture and home design shops, such as the Nilufar boutique on Via della Spiga, which specializes in intricately woven carpets.
How to Get There
No doubt this hotel could use an upgrade interior wise - but service, quality in all details, guest experience and comfort are second to none. You are feeling the Dorchester DNA everywhere in the house.
This is the only hotel I will ever stay in when I am in Milan! The hotel is beautiful and the staff are amazing. I found the service to be outstanding and very friendly. It is also perfectly located to see all the best places in the city. Can’t wait to return.
All the hotels were fully booked due to the design fair. We found a room at the principe di savoia. The hotel was full. The hotel is one the best hotels I have ever stayed in. Old fashioned in the best sense. A huge bedroom, and a huge bathroom. Lots of cupboard space and lots of wasted space. Modern hotels use up every centimetre. The curtains were thick and heavy blackout curtains. The best part of the hotel was the staff. So so professional. The turn down service at night was a different level to the usual turn down service. The room was thoroughly cleaned twice a day, with fresh towels and linens . There were half a dozen staff behind the concierge desk. Nothing was too much for the staff. We asked to print something out, and they insisted we waited in the bar and they would bring it to us. I could not recommend this hotel more.
I have never paid so much for a room and been treated like garbage. Stasi style team at check in were relentless in ensuring the check in was as unpleasant as possible. The bed configuration was not as requested, they were unapologetic. They insisted that a French ID for friend at check in was insufficient, passport was needed. It took the car park chap 30 mins to retrieve the car to retrieve passport for check-in. No humanity at check in
I was expecting a much better service, it was a bit of a nightmare from check in to check out. Got the impression staff does not like guests presence there. Breakfast quality was appalling. I forgot to mention wifi service was poor too!