Review: Dorchester Hotel Principe di Savoia in Milan
The hotel Principe di Savoia Milano belongs to the Dorchester group, a smaller hotel chain with the most luxurious hotels all over the world, and one property in Milano.
Beforehand, I can say the hotel there is surely one of the most elegant and classic hotels at which I have ever stayed.
Milan is a great place to start an Italy trip but also the hotel made me fall in love with the city.
An impressive interior, the limousine service, and outstanding breakfast are some reasons I would love to come back to the hotel.
Where to Stay in Milan
Location of Dorchester Principe di Savoia
The hotel is about a 10-minute drive from the Milano Duomo – probably, the most famous and important sight of Milano. It is quite central, and the best thing about it might be the complimentary limousine service to the city center and the Duomo, which goes several times an hour during the day.
Lobby at Hotel Principe di Savoia
In summer, the facade is beautiful, with lovely flower pots hanging in the windows and welcoming you. The entry and the lobby give you a small hint of the exclusivity. Marble and classic Italian interior are everywhere to be found, and even the lifts are beautiful (pay attention to the speed of the lifts), with mosaics and interesting details.
I had a tea later that night in that lobby, and I really enjoyed sitting there and watching people (while I was working on my laptop, I noticed Italian ladies, and men, are always dressed perfectly).
Though I had dinner already I checked the menu and I was happy to find a vegan burger on it, so checking out the restaurant there is surely worth to try.
Rooms at Hotel Principe di Savoia
I stayed in a premium room – with a very spacious floor and room, where I had enough space to unpack my luggage. Remaining faithful to the principle of classic and style, the room was decorated in the same style as the rest of the hotel.
In particular, the bed was so inviting that I could have stayed there almost forever (actually, I did not leave my room/hotel that much). I also enjoyed a beautiful view over Milan and had everything I could have asked for.
Pool/Spa at Hotel Principe di Savoia
I never use the sauna, the gym etc., but I always try to use the pool, at least once, and so I took a chance to jump into that indoor pool on the upper level. It also gives direct access to the terrace, where you can overlook Milan, relax, or order some drinks.
I always love it when the changing area is fully equipped, and there are all important toiletries, as it was the case here.
Breakfast at Hotel Principe di Savoia
I ordered an American Breakfast in my room, and it was delicious (this way, my dog, Puppygak, got his share, as well) but as always, when I stay at great hotels, I cannot wait to experience the breakfast in the restaurant. So I went to have a look and take pictures.
I have to say this was one the most amazing breakfast experiences I have had, so far. I was just going to have a quick look (and have some juice), but I was welcomed in such a welcoming manner I decided to have more snacks as well :).
The atmosphere here was, again, very elegant and classy, and it felt more like a dinner than breakfast. I was feeling caught for having breakfast twice, so I hurried up and did not stay too long, but though I really enjoyed my breakfast in my room, I was sad missing out on the opportunity to sit in the breakfast room for hours, while being spoiled by the great staff.
Without hesitation, I would definitely recommend this hotel.
Lately, I have stayed at many great luxurious hotels, but this one has been definitely the most classical. It is not the most modern hotel, but it has great style, and though the people there were extremely formal, I, in my “working” outfit, enjoyed every second of my stay and would love to visit again.
Find out more about gorgeous Principe di Savoia here.
Disclaimer: I was invited by Principe di Savoia for a night and most expenses were covered, however, as always the opinions are mine.
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