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Hotel Genius Downtown

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location but very bad and cheap feelings inside the hotel, the door seems is made of paper, you can hear the loud Italian next door. Maximal a hostel standard. I don't recommend this hotel if you need a good night sleep.

Thank Linjie X
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent here just one night and I had a single room ... or better a tiny single room! Despite the reduced dimensions, the bed was quite comfortable and larger than usual, but the bathroom had only the stricly necessary and the tv (luckily a flat one) was very close with the bed. Good for one night sleep. Very nice...

Thank Kapp8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So bad the staff is horrible the heat is not working the only good thing is that its near to the duomo and metro station . The breakfast is not bad but it is not good . There are a lot of hotels better than this one and cheeper

Thank Khaled M
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location near fortress A renovated building with new modern rooms. Immaculately clean with modern bathroom. Excellent friendly helpful staff with warm smiles. Really enjoyed a full North American breakfast which included eggs done any style - a rarity in this class of hotel in Italy. Excellent value for money. Will return again!

1Thank namsham
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to stay very centrally in Milan and don't mind no frills accommodation then this isn't a bad option. It's 50m from a metro stop and 300m from Sforza Castillo. It's also right next to one of the main shopping streets leading to Duomo. The hotel itself is clean and modern inside and the staff are friendly enough...

Thank Mrwinx
Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed 25 October 2016

If you stay at this hotel make sure it is the "Downtown" hotel as our confirmation had the address of the out of the other Genius hotel which meant our cab ride there was a mistake. The downtown Genius is very contemporary, small rooms, very clean, and a fabulous location.

1Thank WENDY1061
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Just back from a 3-night stay here for a business trip. Initially happy with hotel, great location (very close to a metro stop). The room was small however, totally adequate and clean. On the second morning I had no hot water in the shower and there was an odour from the drains. I let the staff know, and they said...

Thank humphrec
Vancouver, BC
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The hotel is not easy to find as it is tucked away with little signage on a small street. On the surface it looks like a modern hotel which is why we chose this one. when we arrived, our rooms were not ready. Since we had to return our rental car anyway, not a big deal so we dropped our...

Thank BCSandman2
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I stayed here twice, both for business reasons. The hotel itself is very well located for Milan. Its also walking distance to the Malpensa Express train terminal, its less easy to connect to Linate. The staff here are very friendly and helpful, speak very good English and were able to answer any questions I had. The rooms are small, but...

Thank lmperrett
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

If you have a food problem! We sent mails that no one answer about the lactose problem because of the breakfast. No one answered! No one told us that we need to carry our special food! When we talk with the reception we was told OK as an answer!!!!

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viaggiatore_nonstop, Manager at Hotel Genius Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Celeste since this review has already been posted by your husband (copy and paste), please refer to the same answe provided to him. Even better, please read the pasted reply below Good day Mr Dias! I do regret for this inconvenience. We handle many requests from our guests, every single day. Thank you for writing a review, even if...

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Centro Storico
The pulsating core of Milan is in Centro. Duomo Square is enclosed by the gothic cathedral, the historic icon of Milan. However, shopping is what draws most crowds to this area. The classy and versatile Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II with luxury boutiques and high quality restaurants will turn any shopping or lunch expedition into a royal experience. Head to the rooftop of the flagship La Rinascente to enjoy the view of the animated square with a panorama of the Duomo. The Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the street for high-end shopping. Brands of all kinds and street artists attract the attention of all visitors; while at Via Santa Radegonda 16, Luini Panzerotti is a much appreciated street food shop providing unimaginable culinary experiences. If shopping takes its toll on you, consider visiting Castello Sforzesco, a 15th century castle housing several museums. Those looking to relax can go to Parco Sempione, where nature provides respite from the energy of this dynamic and international city.
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Great location in a great place. Walking distance of all major attractions and subway stop just around the corner together with the major shopping area of the city. Train connection to airport is only minutes away which make the Genius Hotel the best choice ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Genius Downtown

Address: Angolo via Camperio Via Porlezza 4, 20123 Milan, Italy
Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Price Range: €118 - €514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Genius Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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#99 Family Hotel in Milan
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“Bring your mosquito spray.”
 of 5 bubbles BCSandman2, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room at a high floor to avoid street's noise”
 of 5 bubbles RanaC18, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay in this hotel, ever!”
 of 5 bubbles 848fernandaf, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Don't take fourth floor, nothing near the elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles allym870, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a higher floor or the room facing the city”
 of 5 bubbles NJtraveller95, 24 Jul 2015 | Read review
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