We found the Aparthotel Navigli after trying to search for reasonable accommodations (price and proximity to friends in Milan). The hotel is outwardly hidden, accessed in a larger complex shared with offices. The hotel itself appears to be a mix of hotel rooms and rented "apartments," thus the title. For our purposes we found the hotel clean, secure (have to go through a couple of locked doors before getting to your own room) and the staff was helpful and pleasant. The Navigli area is an entertainment district of Milan, and while there is much nightlife, the noise level was acceptable for sleeping. We didn't use the efficiency kitchen, but it was nice to know we could have.
Dino from California
At Aparthotel Navigli you will have a modern apartment set right on one of Milan's pretty canals. The P.ta Genova Metro …More
My experience was entirely great. The location was good for me only staying a couple nights before an absurdly early flight out. I mention this because it is only 2 blocks from where the numerous airport shuttles pickup so it's easy to get to and from if you're dragging a lot of stuff. Staff is very pleasant and helpful. Rooms are clean and accommodating. The wi-fi is of high quality.
There aren't really any decent places to eat within a few blocks, but if you don't mind walking a bit, it's not really a bother. We found better options about a 15 minute walk away. Public transport is very close and even walking to city center is pleasant.
jesse from alexandria, va
This smoke-free hotel is in central Milan, just 200 metres from Central Station, three kilometres from the Duomo and five …More
Our primary purpose was to find a hotel in Milano with easy access to the Metro so we could get to Malpensa Airport quickly the next morning. Il Girosole fit the bill perfectly since we did not have to change metro lines to get to Cadorna train station for the Malpensa Express. There are plenty of good restaurants near the red line within a few stops of Il Girasole, and the hosts provided directions to some recommendations.
The hosts also let us check in early, although all we wanted to do was check our bags. That was a pleasant surprise. The room has everything you could need including a small but very functional kitchen.
Be aware that the exterior view shown on the web site is the view from the atrium, NOT the street view. The color of the building is correct, but you will need to look for the street number on the exterior.
We did not sample the breakfast since we needed to get to the airport early.
Stan from Fort Worth TX
Il Girasole Bed & Breakfast is located in Milan, a few steps from the Villa San Giovanni underground station, leading you …More
We were finishing a 9 night trip through Northern Italy. We needed safe parking and a location convenient to some of the historic locations. Parking was UNDER the hotel and we were able to enjoy the trolley to the Duomo and LaScala and a pleasant 15-20 minute walk "home". True, it was daytime - not sure I'd "walk-it" at night but, I'm unlikely to walk after dark in ANY major city.
The bath and the bedding were wonderful and cost of parking VERY reasonable.
One odd thing: the restaurant was not open on a Saturday night, so, we ordered from a limited room service menu. EXCELLENT Bistro Salad, very nice bottle of "value priced" white wine, and a mediocre lasagna dish.
All-in-all, a very pleasant stay that delivered good value.
Jim from Connecticut, USA
This family-friendly hotel is located in Milan (Porta Garibaldi), close to Cimitero Monumentale di Milano, Arco della Pace …More