Mandarin Oriental, Milan
What We Love
- Glam five-star hotel with a top location a block from La Scala
- The huge rooms start at 430 square feet
- A jazz brunch is served on Sundays at the Bar Bistro
What To Know
- Décor combines Italian furnishings and Asian touches
- The main restaurant features a tree-lined courtyard for alfresco dining
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set in four 18th-century buildings a block from the La Scala opera house, the Mandarin Oriental Milan is as glamorous as the designer boutiques that line nearby Via Montenapoleone. The interiors are the brainchild of Milanese architect Antonio Citterio, and they bring together classic Italian furnishings and Asian-inspired touches, like bonsai trees and a dedicated treatment room in the spa for Thai massages. The rooms start at 430 square feet, and all feature wooden floors, custom-made furniture, Egyptian cotton linens and Nespresso machines. The marble bathrooms have underfloor heating, twin sinks and amenities from Panpuri. For fancy fine dining, the main restaurant serves traditional Italian dishes and Milanese specialties either in the 1950s-style dining room or in the gorgeous tree-lined courtyard (weather permitting). For light bites, head to the Bar Bistro, a stylish lounge with a striking marble floor and houndstooth armchairs (don’t miss the jazz brunch on Sundays). The mammoth spa has an indoor swimming pool, steam cabins, a fitness center and a whirlpool, and offers treatments based on ancient Roman bathing rituals.
In the Area
The hotel is just five minutes from the powerhouse shops that line Via Montenapoleone (“Montenapo” to locals), such as Giorgio Armani, Narciso Rodriguez and Alberta Ferretti. The Teatro alla Scala (more commonly known as La Scala) is one of the world’s great opera houses. See a performance, explore the museum or take a guided tour of the set and costume workshops. For the opportunity to see Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, be sure to buy tickets far in advance — only 25 people are admitted every 15 minutes. And to continue the culture fix, Milan’s Castello Sforzesco houses 12 museums within its walls, covering a range of subjects such as art, science and design. There are lots of excellent coffee spots in the city, but two standouts include the in-house café at the Giorgio Armani superstore on Via Manzoni and Cova, Milan’s oldest café, dating back to 1817.
How to Get There
Fantastic central location. Clean, well designed rooms and spaces. Very helpful, friendly, welcoming staff. Brilliant food in Seta - our best meal ever (with no exaggeration). Not cheap but you get what you pay for.
Great hotel - superstaff, great facilities. Rooms are beautiful and neat, and spa is ultimo! Julia best therapist ever. Breakfast great too - ask for spicy omelette! Only downside - no asian restaurant.
This is seamless hospitality at its best, impeccable in every way, the attention to detail is second to none, we stay in a lot of hotels and can be very critical and i can honestly say this hotel is absolutely spot on, while we were in Milan through what we were doing we ended up seeing a few other of the top hotels but none of them came close so very glad we made the right decision by choosing the Mandarin Oriental, we hope to now try some of the other Mandarin oriental hotels around the world.
We stayed at the familly suit, the bathrooms and bedrooms were very good. Location is also very good, walking distance to almost everywhere, shops, restaurants and historical sights.Concierge was very helpfull arrange reservations and tickets.
+ Location. Parking on site with electric charger (55€). Clean big room (Junior Suite, 5 floor). Nice big pool with clean water, attractive design of SPA. Wide range of equipment in the small fitness room. -the drain of sinks in bathroom could be open only touching the drain, it’s very non hygienic. WiFi connection doesn’t work automatically, you have to connect to prepaid option every day again. And not possible to use all devices with 1 login in prepaid connection. Very short in room dining menu, in the bar is the same . If you didn’t book restaurant in hotel - probably you have to go somewhere outside to eat.