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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
This is the first time we have stayed at a room mate hotel and it won’t be the last. Best position and our junior suite was spacious and very quiet. Located at the rear corner of the hotel Great modern decor and total blackout curtains.
This is an excellent boutique hotel, well priced for such a central location just around the corner from the Duomo cathedral and Gallérie Victor Emmanuelle. We booked a room that had two double beds. Decor was modern, the bathroom was large and lots of space for bags. We selected a rate that included breakfast which had a nice selection of hot/cold options. The reception was very friendly and helpful.
Great choice for those wanting to stay in central Milan near the center of it all.
This hotel is in the perfect location! It was walking distance to all the big sites. The hotel itself is gorgeous and filled with luxurious touches. The staff goes above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Such a treat to stay there.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Room Mate Giulia.
It is located right at the centre of the tourist area.
Perfect location gave us time to enjoy a Ballet at Scalla theatre. The ballet ended so late but we just walked 5 minutes to the hotel. Everyone was so nice!
Well I was a little worried about this hotel before we arrived. it is perfectly located for tourists, exceptionally well reviewed and we had selected the largest suite.
I was concerned that it might be full of packaged tour groups or a bit too modern and utilitarian.
I was wrong this hotel was perfect, breakfast a pleasure and a real refuge as we did day trips to Bologna and Turin. Even the the RAI 1 concerts on the weekend at the Cathedral were a positive experience - even though the noise and crowd security was a bit off putting!!