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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
My last two visits to Milan, I could not help but notice an enormous change and excitement in the air that has come over this Italian City. Milan has become an epicenter of fashion, business and nightlife. The hotel that has their finger on the pulse and place to stay is the Mandarin Oriental. This is french hotelier service with Italian style, flair, delicious food and drinks.
The entire Staff is attentive, kind, and on their game! Cohesively working together meeting the needs of business and leisure travelers.
Visit Milan sooner than later and book your stay at the Mandarin, I know I will!
The Mandarin Oriental Milan is outstanding in every way, from the amazing, vast and delicious breakfast buffet to the excellent location to the over the top service and more! Our guest relations supervisor, Gaja Massaro, made our anniversary super special and took fantastic care of every small detail. Yes, it's $$$$ but it is worth it for a splurge!
Simply its the best hotel in town. Amazing service, great location and very nice rooms. Been to other hotels in milano. But this by far is the best. The hotel manager made sure that we are pleased. So they take everything into consideration