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Porta Garibaldi Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #13 of 270 Milan B&B and Inns
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“superb, couldn't fault it”
Reviewed 31 January 2012

This must be the ideal place to stay both for position, comfort and facilities. We only had a night as a short break in Milan, a longer stay would be better. We also like the help yourself breakfast idea. However the appartment was so well equipped and so much food was provided we could have had lunch and dinner too. There was a microwave plus hob, Expresso machine( perhaps expected on Italy) but also a teapot! AND kettle! Lots of provisions including home made cake, fresh fruit and nuts, eggs, bacon equivalent, yog, wonderful preserves and honey. The decor was funky/ stylish with even the washing up sponge matching the colour scheme. The bathroom had a excellent power shower, and a help yourselves to towel attitude.I am also a light sleeper and there was some road noise, but as it was a background continuous hum my sleep was not disturbed. I am a window open freak, but the modern shutters and window closed with the a/c would work. The area is great with good shops and a variety of restaurants. The walk to the centre is 20 mins or so past interesting shoe shops especially. ( restrained myself to 2 pairs!). A further great bonus for us was car parking.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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portagaribaldi, Proprietario at Porta Garibaldi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Dear guest, thank you very much for your great review! I am very happy that
you had a pleasant stay with us. We try our best to make every stay enjoyable
(and the homemade food is one of our specialties). We have double glazed
windows and provided the B&B with top quality air conditioner/heater, so that
our guests can sleep peacefully. We are looking forward to having you with us
again soon.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I stayed at Porta Garibaldi in January 2012 for four nights. The place is clean and modern. Alessandra decorated the place nicely. She provided me with a bottle of water, milk, eggs, yogurt, bread, cookies, coffee, tea and some sweets for breakfast. There were plenty of new towels in the closet. Alessandra lives next door therefore I felt very secure. The bed was comfortable as well. However, the street noise can be disturbing at night if you are sensitive. There was also a construction around the building as well. The location was good, it was minutes away to metro stations. There is a very good bakery nearby for a cup of espresso and a pastry. I was very satisfied to stay at Porta Garibaldi B&B.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

Our first impression when Alessandra opened the door was 'wow!' The small studio apartment was so bright and fresh and modern - it was such a surprise to find this behind the grey, dull exterior. Alessandra welcomed us with homemade cakes and a personalised welcome message in the bathroom, which was such a nice touch! The fridge had yoghurt, milk, cheese, butter, bacon and filtered water. The little pantry had bread, biscuits, jams, teas - everything we needed. Alessandra lives just next door and was happy for us to buzz her if we needed anything restocked. We stayed for 3 nights - a Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The first night we had an excellent sleep but unfortunately our last two nights were not the same. The late night revellers from nearby clubs congregated in the street below our window (the apartment is on the fourth floor) where there is an all-night pizza shop and the noise kept us awake until 5am. We closed the windows and the shutters but nothing helped. Other than this I couldn't fault Porta Garibaldi - I will still rate it as excellent because no one else complained about the noise and it could be that we were just unlucky. It also seems that the road in front of the b&b is a temporary cul-de-sac due to some nearby construction, so a lot of people are parking their cars there and then returning to them late at night. So maybe when the road is open again this won't be an issue. So other than lack of sleep we had a great stay! The location is excellent and within walking distance of the shopping strips and duomo, and there are tons of great restaurants nearby. Oh, and there is also a laundromat within in walking distance if needed!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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portagaribaldi, Proprietario at Porta Garibaldi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 20 February 2012
Dear guest, thank you for your very nice review. I am glad that you enjoyed
our B&B, even though I am sorry to hear about your trouble sleeping. As you
mentioned, there is temporary construction going on in an adjacent road (not in
ours, but around the corner), so some extra cars are forced to park closer to
our building. This can cause a few extra coming and goings of people and
vehicles, hence the higher noise level. Staying in the centre of Milan always
means compromising with the lively sounds of an Italian city!
The road's viability will be back to
normal very soon and we are sure that you will not have the same problem again.
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Reviewed 25 September 2011

This was our first experience in a B&B. We've always stayed in hotels and I normally don't feel worried if my kids play in the hotel. I was worried of staying in a home where I've to be extra careful that my kids don't get hyper but I didn't get any room at any good hotel in Milan for the day I planned to stay. I had no choice but to take the B&B and we are happy that it happened so. We enjoyed our stay perfectly at Porta Garibaldi. My kids were co-operative and felt happy staying there. They loved the cup cakes the host had thoughtfully kept in the kitchen. If we are to go to Milan again I'll now book at Porta Garibaldi knowing that there is a place that will be safe and nice.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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portagaribaldi, Proprietario at Porta Garibaldi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 September 2011
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy that
you had a pleasant stay at Porta Garibaldi. Our aim is to make everyone feel at
home and we understand that travelling with children can sometimes be
tiresome...we believe a freshly baked muffin will make any kid smile :) Looking
forward to having you and your nice family again with us.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2011

We stayed at Porta Garibaldi B&B in Milan for 2 nights in May 2011.
After being delayed at Glasgow airport for 7 hours due to high winds we didn't get to Porta Garibaldi until 5am! We had got in touch with the owner, Alessandra to let her know we were delayed so she was expecting us at that time! Even though it was 5am Alessandra was very welcoming and showed us around the apartment.
The Apartment is spotless, very modern and the bed is very comfortable. The fridge was well stocked with food and Alessandra had even made some home-made cakes. The coffee in the morning was fantastic!!
The B&B is in a great location, very close a piazza with a few bars and really nice restaurants. It is only a 5-10 minute walk to the city underground which will take you right into the city centre in 5 minutes.
Our train to Padova wasn't leaving till 6pm but we had to check out of the room at 11am as there were other guests coming. Alessandra was kind enough to keep our luggage for the day to allow us to do more sightseeing around Milan before catching our train to Padova.
We can't thank Alessandra enough for her help and hospitality. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend Porta Garibaldi to anyone travelling to Milan.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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portagaribaldi, Proprietario at Porta Garibaldi Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 30 September 2011
Dear Guest, thank you for your appreciative review of our Bed & Breakfast. We
try to attend to the personal needs of each client, making sure that you enjoy
your stay in Milan as much as possible. Our service is individual and friendly
and we were very glad to help out. See you again soon!
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Property: Porta Garibaldi Bed and Breakfast
Address: Viale Pasubio 8, 20154 Milan, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Stazione Centrale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 270 B&Bs / Inns in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Number of rooms: 1
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
B&B Porta Garibaldi is a studio with it's own private entrance, fully renovated in the year 2009, located between the areas of Garibaldi, Brera and Isola. Just a few steps away you will find art galleries and museums, cinemas and theatres, the city's best fashion stores, as well as an exciting night life rich with savoury international and local restaurants.The apartment skilfully combines modern and colourful furniture with design pieces and all the comforts of a real hotel, brought together by the warmth and care of a family home.Porta Garibaldi welcomes up to two people, in two separate twin beds or one large double bed. ... more   less 
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Porta Garibaldi Hotel Milan
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