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
Amazing location. Near by the Duomo and main spots . Well connected by metro . Good breakfast. Nice and friendly staff. The rooms can be improved for a 4 stars hotel I was expecting a little bit more.
Amazing location, few steps from the Duomo.
Simple, essential, but great value for money.
Staff was super polite and welcoming. No big view from the room... but considering the location and the price, was not expecting more.
Only the room service, outsourced was a bit disappointing. Something to improve, but will surely get back or suggest to friends.
We stayed at Room Mate Giulia for two nights with our three kids (ages 17-23). We had two very clean, quiet, and spacious rooms with large bathrooms, comfortable beds, and nice linens. The breakfast was great, too... and we found the staff all super nice and accommodating. The location of this hotel could not be more perfect. The duomo, shopping, and restaurants all steps away, but it's tucked away in a quiet corner. We all really enjoyed staying here and would not hesitate to stay again. A really nice hotel.
Location can't be beat. We stayed here on the last night of a 2 week trip. Was the nicest appointed room we had during our entire stay, and definitely the most comfortable bed! Lots of amenities. Staff went out of their way to interact with us and give us dinner suggestions. Even suggested that we leave earlier than we had planned to get to the airport, knowing getting out of Milan is not the easiest. Absolutely would recommend!
We visited Milan on 14-16/11 and we stayed at Room Mate Giulia.
The hotel was at the perfect place, next to Duomo square, close to metro station.
The staff was extremely keen to assist you on every query. They gave us a lot of tips such as to visit Duomo cathedral as early as possible (opening at 08.00am) in order to avoid crowdiness.
Breakfast was good (could be better). Room was excellent.
We had a great time. See you next time.