What We Love
- Walk out of Centrale station, cross the car park and you’re there
- The intimate terrace holds a secret: It backs onto the arches and frescoes of a bijou 15th-century pavilion
- Order a drink at the bar, and you can help yourself to the generous aperitivo buffet
What To Know
- A city tax per person, per night will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Breakfast is available for a surcharge
- Being opposite Centrale station is convenient—trains, buses and the Metro all converge here—but the area is dull, so you’ll want to hop on the Metro or a bus to reach the best sights and nightlife
- Free WiFi
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a city synonymous with fashion, the design-led Milan Starhotels Echo fits right in. Its sleek, business-like demeanor conceals an unexpected warmth, from the lobby’s bed-size sofas to its floor-to-ceiling photographs of blooming Tuscan gardens. Ironwork silhouettes of birds are scattered throughout, and the mood is more pleasure than business, although about half of the weekday clientele are in sharp Italian suits. What’s more, rooms are of a decent size—a rarity in this high-priced, space-cramped city. Stone floors made to look like parquet keep the tone warm but feet cool on hot Italian days, while slate-gray angular sofas and cream walls with a soft-focus floral motif exude a design-hotel vibe rather than a stuffy business feel. Orto Restaurant Green Food & Mood by Eataly features a huge mural on one side of the bright, airy room which changes scenes throughout the day, adding a whimsical mood to the smart-casual eatery. Breakfast is billed as “American buffet,” which means you’ll wake up to tables heaped with pastries, eggs, and fruit instead of the usual Italian offering of a lonely bread roll and espresso. Dinner is surprisingly good, with some excellent vegetarian options but plenty for carnivores, so you won’t feel you’re missing out if you decide not to venture beyond the hotel. While the top-floor gym is minuscule, it’s worth hitting the treadmill for the stellar views over Milan’s rooftops. Another perk: the hotel joins in the Milanese aperitivo tradition by offering hefty pre-dinner canapés—olive paté on bruschetta, Parma ham wrapped around melon and the like —for the price of a drink at the bar.
In the Area
The best of the city is a short Metro ride from the hotel, but you can walk to popular nightclub Q21, and you’ll want to take a good look around Milano Centrale station and its 1930s architecture. The city’s must-not-miss sight is the Duomo, a vast marble cathedral. It was built between the 15th and 18th centuries, and the stairs to the roof are worth it for up-close views of statues, pinnacles and spires, plus the rest of the city spreading out all around. To get your fill of Armani, Gucci and other designers, hit the Quadrilatero d’Oro area.
How to Get There
The location of the hotel doesn’t get any better than this as it’s literally a three-minute walk across from the Milano Centrale station. Rooms are spacious for European standard and the hotel breakfast is surprisingly good with plenty of fresh, healthy food options. The restaurant also does an a la carte menu in partnership with Eataly, which offers reassurance on quality.
Would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to others.
Only 4 stops with the metro and you are in Duomo, the center of Milan. One day ticket is €4,50 for all public transport. You can buy the tickets at the kiosk or the ticketmachines down stairs.
The hotel is very clean and for a city hotel the rooms are spacious. The bathroom is very comfortabel and luxurious: shower, bath, toilet and bidet.
The interior design of the hotel and rooms is modern. A very nice hotel to stay and also a plus that they are very busy with sustainability.
We stayed one night in the hotel. It is very central and just some steps from the central station. The hotel is very modern.
The check-in was friendly and fast. We got a deluxe room with a shower. The room was new but not very big. There was not a lot of space for two suitcases.
We enjoyed a wonderful breakfast with a very big buffet for Italy.
Stayed for 2 nights, clean and modern rooms. Good breakfast, I only had the buffet but there was a cooked menu also. Basic mini bar. Had to pay for water which always annoys me in a hotel of this level. Friendly and efficient receptionists. Very comfortable hotel, would stay again on my next trip.
I have come here quite a few times and being central is good, there is the station at front, taxi depot but beware...... at breakfast it is better if you arrive as soon as they open because it is a sort of stampeed of who gets what. You have to shout for a coffee otherwise it is better to go outside at a bar for service. The buffet is super modern but better to look at than taste. Returning late from work unfortunately you use room service and every time i ask for the most simplest thing i get a call back saying the menu has changed! The rooms are clean but the maid always forgets to do certain things, the linen is recycled. By the way its ok to come here on a holiday!!! That the kind of service you except!!!