When we asked Trip Designer and Slow Road columnist Georgia Yuill to apply her expert insight to an Insider’s Guide about her hometown, she went characteristically deep—a little too deep, in fact. She provided such a comprehensive list of Milan hotels, we couldn’t fit them all in one post! Here we collect a few of Georgia’s top picks for Milan hotels that we couldn’t quite squeeze into our Insider’s Guide.
Crème de la Crème:
Four Seasons Hotel Milano
Located in the most fashionable district in the city, this beautifully restored building dates back to the 15th century. The hotel itself is first-class, with lush furnishings, every imaginable luxury and two restaurants to boot. If you’re looking for the best, this is probably it. Excellent dining in-house at Il Teatro.
Park Hyatt Hotel
Superbly located just off Piazza Duomo and the Scala Theatre, in the heart of Milan’s historic centre, the Park Hyatt is best described as refined luxury in a contemporary style. Features a spa with both beauty and holistic treatments, and a fitness centre.
Bulgari Hotel Milan
Situated just steps from the shopping district and Brera, Milan’s artistic district, and only minutes away from the city’s main square, Piazza Duomo. The hotel is surrounded by the above-pictured private garden (the ideal landing point for evening aperitivo) and features modern design in both its public and private rooms. Looking to relax? Be sure to check out the extensive list of spa treatments or a tranquil dip in its gorgeous indoor pool (a rarity among Milan hotels).
This intimate boutique property with only 21 rooms features very contemporary design elements and modern amenities. Unlike other boutique options, it also has a gym, restaurant and bar.
Outside the City:
L’Albereta (Relais & Chateaux)
A bit of an outlier on a list of Milan hotels, but this 19th-century manor house an hour and a half from Milan’s historic offers a country setting amidst the vineyards of the Bellavista Winery. Four nearby golf courses, a recently developed spa and access to Verona make this an ideal alternative to staying in bustling Milan. Its two-star Michelin restaurant is overseen by the renowned Gualtiero Marchesi, the first Italian chef to be awarded three stars in his Milan restaurant.