Would definately stay at this hotel again!
The room are tiny however after hearing so many horror stories about accomodation in italy i was so pleasntly suprised when i walked into my room; compact but clean, pleasant and perfectly adequate. I stayed in a single room; however another member of our party had double room which was substatially more spacious and quite airy too.
The hotel, athough not in the historic town centre is very well situated and walking distance to the hub of prato. I would thourougly reccomed basing your self at this hotel even if you plan to holiday in florence; it is so well priced and only 10 mins by train to florence (trains run about every 15-20mins to florence whilst i was there). However, do be carefull when catching a train from florence as not all stop at prato (i ended up in bologna on my first attempt). that said, the train line that runs past prato also runs through many well-known tuscan towns so its very well located. Prato is an industrial city, however the town centre is picture-post card perfect. The hotel states that its 'across the road from the train station' which is a bit of dramatic liscence; its about a 10 minute walk when your doing it with lugguage and its a bit painfull if you have a lot of it (as i did)
The reception staff (who i think are the men who run the hotel) are absolutely wonderfull; really helpfull (which is unusual for italy ;p) and friendly.
The rooms have everything you need with a suprisingly large bathroom (compared to what i found in rome; not per se). toiletries are provieded, and housekeeping are fantatstic too; the bathroom did have a one of those hand-held shower head things which i found quite difficult to get used to and consequently drenched the bathroom every time i had a shower!!!!
The buffet breakfast was sufficient by regular hotel standards however GREAT by italian standards. They had a fairly good variety (which i found to be generally lacking at other places in italy) of simple, home-cooked options and some beautifull home made cakes that reminded me of things my nona makes!
All in all a great experience!!!! two thumbs up!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Art Hotel Milano is the central core of the philosophy of ART HOTEL GROUP, in which modern art is the star of a new concept of hospitality. A hotel in the very heart of the city of Prato , located near the medieval walls , a few steps from the Castle of Emperor Frederick II , the charming Textile Museum and Monash University.Visitando from international common spaces, from the lobby to the reception and bar you feel the philosophy of delight and please the guests , as in a private home. Art Hotel Milano becomes the place where you can rediscover the pleasure of hospitality and culture of the area. The hotel regularly hosts exhibitions by local artists and is home to initiatives related to the culture of citta.ART HOTEL MILAN, BUSINESSMAN AND STAY NICE WEEK END HOTEL FACILITIES : Free wi-fi connection in all hotel, Bar, Meeting Room , Gym, Garage , Pet of small size. ... more less
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