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
We only stayed one night here on our way home from a two week trip around Italy and I was sorely tempted to extend our stay. We had a stunning Premium Room (thank you Hotel Principe for the upgrade from deluxe) with a lovely big bathroom and a super comfy bed. I loved the hotel bar and the cocktails were fantastic. Hotel bars can be awfully soulless but there was a great atmosphere here.
The location is slightly out of town but don't let that put you off. The hotel offers a free limo service every 20 minutes or so to and from the centre of Milan's shopping streets and a short stroll to the Duomo.
This is the only hotel I stayed each time I went to Milan. All the wonderful people at front desk, restaurant, concierge, bell desk are so nice they always make me feel at home. Anyway had an unpleasant experience at check-in one night early July. The girl at front desk received me was cold and bothered, the communications was mean as if she was talking to an inferior, it just made me feel to go to another place for good. Fortunately in next a couple of days,I was glad to see that kindness back again, from some familiar faces and lot of new faces. Front desk is the window of the hotel, don't put any reluctant face in this important position to stain the prestigious name.
We stayed this hotel one night on July 2, 2019. And we really enjoyed it. The service is superb! The restaurant is beautiful and food is delicious! The concierge, Lorenzo is very friendly and helpful. We love everything about it, will definitely go back there again in the future!