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
My wife and I had an excellent 3 day stay here. Our room on 8th floor had been recently renovated, & it was most comfortable.
There is a very stylish breakfast room, and the gym with pool/spa facilities & terrace, were very good.
What makes this hotel stand out , is the consistently superlative service throughout; from the doormen , to the Restaurant staff. There is also a limousine shuttle service every 10 minutes , to the downtown shopping areas.
On the flip side, prices are high, where a double espresso costs 9 euros. Further, the lobby lounge seemed small, & congested.
Overall an Outstanding Hotel, with a diverse international clientele.
Very Glad we choose this beautiful hotel. Every detail does matter in the hotel. Beautiful design of the room, big bathroom and amazing spa leaves only best memories. Love to come back here. Breakfast choice was great and delicious. Personal Super friendly and helpful.
This Dorchester property offers comfortable room with some thoughtful touch. Eg there’s always a door between the room entrance and bedroom no matter what room type so that room service or housekeeping can leave things there without intruding guest’s privacy. Quality amenities. Also got the privilege to visit their presidential suite of 500 sq. meter with 2 en-suite, 1 master bedroom, living room and dining room plus private pool, jacuzzi and steam room. Spectacular
But what makes a hotel great is the service. The concierge has been extremely helpful - replying our numerous requests via emails on restaurants arrangements in really timely manner. And proactively made suggestions - thanks Fabrizio
And another incident that the restaurant wasn’t able to get us taxi back after dinner (they tried for almost an hour), finally the hotel concierge managed to get a taxi to pick us up at the restaurant- that’s vivid demonstrations of great service
And when the whole world seems not able to get a taxi (there’s a marathon in town as well as juventus away game vs Inter), only Savoia concierge could get us a taxi