Rosa Grand Milano – Starhotels Collezione
What We Love
- Killer location within strolling distance of the Duomo, La Scala and Via Montenapoleone
- Spacious, well-designed bathrooms for indulgent pampering
- Ample garage and valet parking — virtually unheard of in downtown Milan
- The Wellness Center has its own Turkish bath
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What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $7 per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Quaint and cozy the Rosa Grand is not: The lobby area teems with guests all day long
- The hotel's restaurants (by Eataly) can get busy
- It's surrounded by buildings, so most rooms don't come with a view
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast is an additional $27 per person, per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Designed by lauded Milanese architecture studio Ara Associati, Starhotels Rosa Grand is a sleek sleep in Italy’s fashion capital. Decked out with acres of marble, polished metal, parquet floors and plenty of gold accents, it manages to showcase typically Italian design elements without being ostentatious. Gold-glazed ceramic “flying disc” sculptures by Francesco Faravelli enliven the public spaces, and during the day the main entrance is flooded with natural light from a giant glass-encased courtyard. Open every day from 7am to 11 pm, the Wellness Center offers state-of- the-art equipment, Turkish bath and Solarium. Personal trainers (booking required) are available on request.
Bed and Bath
Dressed in muted tones with a hint of bling, the guestrooms feel spacious despite the square footage (Superior and Deluxe Rooms are 215 and 236 square feet, respectively). Parquet flooring (in Deluxe Rooms), light wood furniture and fresh flowers keep things light and bright, and creature comforts come in the form of pillow menus, goose down Starbeds and plush throws. Dressed in earthy and creamy tones, the marble bathrooms are a pleasure for the senses with cascade-style showers and chic Etro lotions, soaps and creams.
There are several wining and dining options, including Roses by Eataly, an intimate dining spot for typical Milanese fare (such as risotto with saffron and parmesan), Sfizio by Eataly for light bites overlooking the city’s oldest fountain, in Piazza Fontana, and the Grand Bar & Lounge by Eataly for cocktails under striking chandeliers. Hit the bar at happy hour for a flute of prosecco served with pineapple and prosciutto skewers.
In the Area
The hotel sits in the shadow of the Duomo, Milan’s famous cathedral, and is a five-minute stroll from many of the city’s main attractions, including La Scala and Castello Sforzesco. If you feel like a meal outside the hotel, try famous Milano mainstays like Bice or Da Giacomo. Be sure to stop for an espresso and pastry at Sant’Ambroeus, and if the weather cooperates catch a sunset over the Duomo while sipping a cocktail at the rooftop bar above La Rinascente, an upscale eight-floor department store.
How to Get There
Excellent location and staff especially the Lovely Kawthar and Nina very help full, room service used to come at the evening asking if we need the rooms to be cleaned again. The only thing is that the breakfast was the same all the days we stayed and extra charge for omelet.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for two nights this summer. It was our very first time in Milan and we were VERY happy with the choice we made!
LOCATION: First of all, we arrived by train from the Milano Centrale Railway Station which was only 15 minutes away by car. Second, the hotel was located VERY close to the beautiful Milan Cathedral and the city centre, but not in a way where it was noisy or inconvenient. There was also a carrefour supermarket walking distance from the hotel which was excellent for any groceries or extra snacks. We were really able to make the most of our stay all thanks to the amazing location of the hotel.
CHECK-IN/OUT: Check in was very fast, and the receptionist was very professional, polite and kind. It took no longer than 10 minutes for us to finish and head on up to our room. The same applied when it came to our checkout.
ROOM: We took the Grand Deluxe room and the room was SO beautiful! I was absolutely mind-blown at how clean and chic and relatively spacious the room was compared to other hotels I’ve stayed at in Europe. It has an excellent smart TV, reasonable Wifi, very good AC, the room didn’t have an iron but there as a convenient ironing room in the same floor so it wasn’t an issue.
FOOD: We ate twice at the hotel, once we ordered from the Halal options of the menu and once we went down to the Roses restaurant. Both times, the menu was more or less the same. In both times we were very happy with the quality of the food. It was refreshing having Halal options coming from the hotel rather than searching for close ones ourselves. Their pizza was excellent, and they also made a very good dish of grilled sea bream. Our room also came with breakfast which had a reasonable amount of options such as scrambled eggs, mushrooms, boiled eggs, baked goods and sweets and a wide selection of fresh jams, spreads, cheeses. The buffet even had lactose-free and gluten-free options.
OVERALL: We really enjoyed our stay the Rosa Grand and most certainly will be going back to the same hotel if we were ever back in Milan.
Since the moment you enter the hotel you feel the welcoming atmosphere. Location is wonderful, service is impeccable especially the welcoming smiling faces of the ladies at the breakfast entrance. The reception is efficient and helpful. Overall it is an excellent premises where I would return for sure.