Room Mate Giulia
What We Love
- The location is bustling, but the hotel has a side alley space that’s quiet
- The to-go breakfast boxes provided for those with early starts
- Breakfast is offered until noon
What To Know
- The tiny gym has only the basics
- The courtyard rooms don’t have views but they are especially quiet
- The staff are savvy, particularly when it comes to restaurants—ask for recommendations
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Room Mate, a Spanish hotel chain, is rapidly expanding its portfolio of good-value, high-design properties, and Giulia is one of the most recent. Employing the services of celebrated designer Patricia Urquiola, this hotel sports a colorful interior with craftily deployed midcentury modern furniture custom-made by Italian brand Cassina, where Urquiola is the creative director. We especially love the recurring grid pattern, including the wallpaper that covers each room’s ceiling, set off by painted walls of robin’s egg blue or sea green. Rooms feature industrial metal shelving for clothes storage and lamps by Flos and Oluce, and the bathrooms are spacious and have luxe touches like towel warmers. The only meal offered is breakfast, but the hotel’s fabulously convenient location means there are myriad dining options just steps from the hotel. For the price, this is one of the best value spots in the city.
In the Area
The hotel’s location, in the heart of central Milan and just steps from the Duomo, is unbeatable—though the nearest metro stop is only a minute away if you want to explore further. Swing by Café Trussardi, an ultra-chic coffee shop, for an early-morning espresso and croissant before doing some shopping in the adjacent boutique. The hotel is next door to the Galleria Vitterio Emmanuele, a stunning double-arcade shopping mall and popular meeting place for locals that has been beautifully restored over the years (it dates back to the mid-19th century). It’s now filled with high-end Italian design brands like Prada. Cultural attractions abound, too: the Teatro alla Scala, the historic home of lavish opera and ballet performances, is just a few minutes away, as is the Leonardo3 Museum, which is dedicated to the work and life of Leonardo da Vinci.
How to Get There
I don't really have the words to express our delight at staying at this wonderful hotel during our first visit to Milan.
The location is superb, the staff are incredibly efficient & friendly and the rooms are outstanding, spotlessly clean & wonderfully spacious. The breakfast buffet is available all morning and has comprehensive offerings.
TIPS TO OTHER TRAVELLERS:
1. Use the Malpensa Express for transferring from the airport to Milan. Half an hour service on a clean airconditioned train.
2. Use the Metro to get around Milan. Cheap, clean, easy to use & unthreatening.
3. Must go to MAMA ROSE restaurant. Exceptional quality and a great menu.
Use the staff at the hotel to give the restaurant recommendations. We were not disappointed during our 5-night stay.
4. DON'T MISS - the one-day excursion on Bernina Express to Swiss Alps.
Everything about this hotel is great. Very clean and quiet, well functioning A/C, the room was large, bathroom spotless and roomy. The room design was practical and funky at the same time. The location could not be better - in the middle of everything. But the best part is the staff - every single employee we met was friendly and polite and looking to make your stay great. Kudos to the whole team!
Loved the location 50 mtrs from the Duomo. Great boutique hotel. Super staff. All of them very polite, efficient, helpful. Couldn’t fault the hotel. Room was very well appointed. Fairly large. Comfortable for 3 persons as our son was with us. Decent breakfast. The restaurant attached to the hotel served a great veggie salad. Good food and lovely to sit outside. Would go back for sure!! Superb!!!!!!!
Due to my incompetence we had an extra day in Milan so had to book accommodation at short notice. The staff were brilliant from the minute we walked through the door - cheery, interested to know where we were from and helpful in recommending a good restaurant for dinner. They made what could have been a tricky situation hugely enjoyable. Great location too.
Best location in Milan, near Duomo (25m) Roum are new, spacious and comfortable. We received an extremely attentive service from the concierge which was much appreciated.The staff on front desk are friendly and make you feel at home. This is the place i would return again
Recommended to everyone :-)