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
Milan is a great start of any Italian trip... well connected, international yet local... and absolutely safe. We stayed at the new Mandarin Milan and enjoyed every minute of it. Mario the Concierge is just wonderful and so are the rest of the young professionals that work there. For an old soul like me it is refreshing to see how many talents still care enough to dedicate their careers to hospitality... just not the case back home! Back to the Hotel: great design and rooms, great drinks and food, and wonderful Spa! Service though is what makes it unique... they are just on point for everything one may need!
The hotel is perfectly located in a prime location close to Quadrilatero della Moda and not far from Milano Centrale. All staff from porter, concierge, receptionist, cleaners to waiters were very friendly and helpful, in particular,a big thank you to Greta from Concierge, who was really lovely and extremely helpful in assisting us in buying our train tickets. The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. The gym was clean and well equipped. Overall, the hotel was top class and services were excellent. The best in Milan and will definitely return again...
Being a frequent Milano visitor, I think the hotel Location is excellent. Very near to Duomo and Via monte napoleane. It’s also a hotel in this area that has a small driveway that totally make a difference. Staffs are helpful and friendly. They are all problem solving orientated. Definitely the best choice if I come to milan.
great hotel, friendly staff, perfect for business or a shopping we in Milano. 2 blocks away from Via Montenapoleone and its luxury boutiques and good tratorrias (ie Bice), this MO is definitely worth a stay.
In the very center of Milan, only a few moments from La Scala and Duomo, and Galleria Vittorio Emanuelle, Mandarin Oriental is situated.
Fantastic rooms, spacious marble bath, good quality mattresses, attention to detail.
Breakfast of big variety and very good quality!
We did not want to go anywhere else, except the Bar after 19:00!
Antonio, the bartender made the best cocktails ever and his pleasant and gentle personality was the most pleasant experience!
Will definitely come back.