LaGare Hotel Milano Centrale MGallery by Sofitel
What We Love
- Enjoy aperitivo on the rooftop terrace, which has views of the Alps
- The work lounge area is equipped with international sockets and printers
- Bathroom amenities are Italian, organic and paraben-free
What To Know
- Opened in February 2015
- Located between Milan's two main train stations, Centrale and Garibaldi, a 10-minute metro ride from the Duomo
- Free WiFi
- A $6 city tax per night will be collected at the property.
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With a handy location between Milan’s two main train stations, Centrale and Garibaldi, just a 10-minute metro ride from the Duomo, the LaGare Milano is a smart hotel with an executive feel. Weekenders and business travelers are all seen to, with a relaxed work area that features plenty of desk space, a sophisticated bar and a rooftop restaurant that serves regional dishes. The muted color scheme (gray, olive, brown) is offset by decorative vases and bowls made from Venini glass. A striking Murano chandelier dominates the reception area, in homage to the property’s sister hotel on that Venetian island. The guestrooms feature giant tufted headboards, slate-gray fabrics, dark wood floors and sleek bathrooms with backlit mirrors. Kick back with a massage in the subterranean spa or head up to the rooftop terrace, from which you can see the skyscrapers of Milan’s new Porta Nuova business district, including the landmark Bosco Verticale (vertical forest), a pair of residential towers that have trees planted on all the balconies and are completely green in the summer.
In the Area
The hotel is within walking distance of the two main train stations, Centrale and Garibaldi, making it very convenient for those traveling on to Paris, Geneva or elsewhere in Italy. At night head to the Garibaldi district and pop into Eataly, an emporium of Italian products with several bars and restaurants serving delicious slow food and a program of free live musical performances. Also in the area is the destination concept store 10 Corso Como, a hub for fashionistas that includes a clothes and accessories shop, a gallery, a restaurant and a rooftop garden. The best of the city is a short metro ride from the hotel, including the 15th-century Duomo and the designer boutiques of the Quadrilatero d’Oro area.
How to Get There
New hotel . Really nice and pleasant.. kind of boutique hotel . Nice rooms , big , a shower you want to stay all day ...centrally located... great breakfast with a grand selection.
definitely I am coming back .....
Nice rooms, nice rooftop terrace (wasn't open when I was there but was able to go up and have a look around), didn't like that it never was called out in my booking that you had to pay extra though to use the spa, this should be a bit more implicity when booking as felt a bit like bait and switch. I think I would have chosen another accor property if I had known this prior to booking.
In short, better to spend €40 more and stay at next door Hilton or Sheraton. I chose this hotel because of SOFITEL Accor membership but understood it was a big mistake the moment I entered the hotel and saw the ground floor rooms like dark prison cell they offered me. It has nothing to relate to first class Accor hospitality nor Sofitel service. After such disappointment I regretfully booked at another hotel despite prepaid room at the Lagare hotel. It is normal that staff at most centrally located hotels are spoiled in Europe but at least show some sign of positive approach.
Next to central station this rather new hotel is a great place to spend a few nights for visiting the city of Milano. Staff at the reception and everywhere else are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are modern but still cosy and the whole infrastructure very satisfactory. Unfortunately, the roof terrace on the 13th floor was closed (it's only open in summer) But what a view! We had a small dinner at the restaurant which offers many local specialities which we liked very much. Prices are really reasonable for Milano standards and for hotels of this level. Would go back anytime.
Despite the central downtown location within walking distance, this hotel still provides privacy & amenities that smaller hotels in the area cannot. All the staff were genuinely helpful, caring & welcoming. The modern rooms are about the right size & feature all the amenities/conveniences. We slept soundly thanks to good sound insulation. The buffet breakfast was generous.