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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I stayed with my girlfriend for 3 nights. We were a little bit too early at check-in, but they priories our room. The room was awesome and we even got a little personalized greeting written on the mirror. The hotel is located 10 minutes away from the next metro station and the Navigli district, what is totally fine. The breakfast is great and the hotel in general is an absolute beauty. We had an awesome stay. Thanks for this great experience.
I don’t normally write I review but I felt I had to.
I have stayed at the NHOW Milano for over 10 years, I can honestly say the service has been the same as the first day I stayed. I am always greeted by the amazing people on reception, Gianluca, Francesca and the team, Jenny and Giacomo are always on had from concierge for what ever your needs are. Marco and Marcello and the whole team from the cafe/ restaurant are amazing, i totally recommended the NHOW for business or pleasure, thank you all at the NHOW for making my stay always so special.
I stayed here with a friend who was on a business trip, was pleasantly surprised with the hotel. Some of the photos on the website made it look quite tacky, but actually it’s pretty fun. The design is bright and colourful, lots of unusual lighting and quirky features.
Check-in was quick and easy, with friendly staff. Car park is only small but if you can get a space it’s free of charge to use. There is on-street parking available but this is payable (€2 an hour if I remember rightly).
Rooms are quite small, but have everything you need. They feel as if they have been made to look fairly good but on a low budget, nothing is particularly luxurious but does look nice. Beds are typical of European hotels. The wardrobe is a rail/shelves behind a sheer curtain, unusual but does the job. Bathroom is large, really decent sized bath and powerful shower. The bathroom door doubles as the toilet door, swings 90 degrees, which is slightly odd. It’s also a glass door that doesn’t really sit in any sort of frame so just kind of hangs there. Nicely stocked minibar. View was interior so nothing much to speak of.
Bar was fun and the staff there are really very good. I spent a bit of time there alone just doing bits of work, they couldn’t have looked after me better. Attentive, chatty, skilled and they offered complimentary bar snacks which was a nice touch.
A short walk from the hotel is a tram stop which takes you into the city centre, I walked one-way which was around 45 mins to the Cathedral and Piazza.
I visit this hotel regularly with work, the theme changes every time. Keeping the hotel looking and feeling fresh for every visit.
There is always service with a smile, shout out to Marco who goes the extra mile and remembers my name.
Highly trendy and sophisticated hotel, and its artwork slams home the message that you are here to have fun.
Very interesting backdrop against a Milan that features grand historical architecture.
Tons of restaurants and to-dos in the immediate vicinity.
What is probably less ideal is its distance from the nearest metro, which takes around 10-15mins walk. Not a fun thing to do when you are lugging your luggage.