What We Love
- The constantly-changing roster of artwork adorning the hotel’s walls
- High-tech rooms, featuring satellite TVs, free WiFi and “color therapy” showers
- The glass ceiling, billowing curtains and conversation-starting light fixtures in the café/restaurant
What To Know
- The Navigli neighborhood isn’t in the city center, so be prepared to use public transportation or cabs
- Children two and under stay free
- Reservations are required for spa treatments
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The quirk factor is high in this artsy 246-room hotel, housed in a former industrial building in the charming-if-a-little-scruffy Navigli neighborhood, southwest of Milan’s historic center. From the dramatic lobby, with its revolving roster of high-concept artwork, to the black corridors to the vibrant splashes of red in the hyper-modern guestrooms, the vibe is youthful and experimental. Join the neighborhood’s many creative types at cafes and bars, or just stroll the historic canals that characterize the area.
In the Area
Rummage for vintage treasures at the bustling Naviglio Market, an antiques showcase held on the last Sunday of each month by the grand canal. Or catch some jazz at one of the lively canal-side bars, like Scimmie, housed on a converted barge. Feel smarter with a visit to the Leonardo da Vinci Museum of Science and Technology, which features models of futuristic machines inspired by the maestro’s original drawings, then settle into a leather Chesterfield with an aperitivo or dance the night away at hip club Bobino.
How to Get There
Back on my birthday in end October, my wife and me took a trip to Milano. We are familliar with the progressive and beautiful NHOW hotels but this one was special due to the professionals working there.
Jenny 'guest relations' made us feel extra welcome with great attention to every detail while Marcello 'Director of Food & Beverage' made us feel just like home and very spoiled for my birthday. Housekeeping was friendly beyond our expectations.
Small talk with a personal touch and extra care all the way of our stay. Thank you again. Happy Holidays from Amsterdam!
We stayed a few nights with a group of friends. Everything has been said regarding location - there are a few nice restaurants and bars on Via Tortona but the heart of Navigli is also not far. Ca. 35 to 40 minutes to the Duomo. It is clearly a "design hotel" but the functionality of the rooms does not suffer - this is important as sometimes these hotels focus too much on the design and forget about the travellers' needs!
Needless to say that a lot of the hotel guests were very stylish, too ;-)
Breakfast was excellent! Bar is also nice - cold draught Heineken!
The only minor issue: checkin and checkout was somewhat slow - maybe a system issue? And the staff working at the checkin/checkout shouldn't be forced to take phone calls all the time. This is slowing down the process significantly!
Apart from that - clear recommendation!
Located in the rejuvenated via Tortona / porta Genova district, once the heart of Milano Industrial district, this hotel is all about lifestyle rather than tourist spot.
Located inside a former factory, red bricks and steel beams from the 19th century are the main corridors construction materials.
Rooms are minimalist in their designs, but equipped with an espresso machine.
Reception area is outstanding, and will set you in the mood of your stay, with art pieces exhibited around, and a tray where while waiting for check in you can get munchies and mineral waters of many kinds.
I was unfortunately set in a quiet room dotted with a mattress that well reached it's retirement age, and could feel the springs in some parts of the bed. Quiet inappropriate when you pay 180 euros a night. After changing room, comfort was more in relation with the venue quality.
Reception personnal is extremely courteous and professional. And the venue has about 20 parking spot free of charge.
My room was about 20 sqm, and I enjoyed greatly its neat and minimalist design.
Bathroom (and possibly the rooms too) need to be quickly refreshed beside my 1st night mattress disaster, shower joints are blacken from mold.
Hotel location is top if you want to experience the Navigli district nightlife, restaurants and cafe abound nearby.
For the runners, hotel is located next to one of the Navigli and you can run for miles along the water on a semi pedestrian way with almost no cars.
Excellent hotel, but rooms would certainly deserve to be refreshed, at a 180euros per night this is the least to expect.
Internet worked well and my rooms all have an espresso machine.
I would come back again, as long as prices are competitive agst the other hotels of the same type in Milano
Aside from being a swell hotel, the front desk/concierge team saved me from doom when I was chairing a conference here in Oct. I stupidly left my laptop WITH ALL OF MY LIFE ON IT on the airplane. Not only were the team helpful (helping me until 3AM) but they made sure that my laptop was safely returned to me via taxi the next day before lunchtime. Big shout out to Giacomo who orchestrated the safe return of my laptop so that for me it was business as usual throughout the conference. Thank you Giacomo and team!
This central and elegant hotel is perfect for a business trip and a night out! It’s at only 15 minutes walk from the Navigli, one of the liveliest areas in town. The room was nice and spacious. Being a very sharp observer I spotted a few sign of use that in such place should be immediately be taken care of. Staff is very nice.. breakfast far too expensive!!