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- Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Milan
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I rented a car in Venice and drove to Florence for a quick day trip and then went back up to Milan to start my 2-night stay at Crowne Plaza Milan.
The parking lot of the hotel was very difficult to find. I called the hotel prior my arrival and asked for direction. As the entrance is located at the other side of the street and the signage was very difficult to spot out at night. I got a little incident when I got in to the parking lot area, I actually drove to another underground parking lot which was not the one from hotel and got locked out. Eventually, I got back to the ground and drove back to the hotel parking lot. It was a bit messy.
I booked the Suite, and didn’t get any upgrade as this is the highest room tier. The room size is big with a sitting area, but there is no wall to separate the bedroom and living room. So I think you can call it as a junior suite.
The bathroom is nice too, it has a bath tub. However, the bath amenities are made in China without any brand name, which I found a little disappointed.
Out of all the hotels I stayed during my Europe trip, this is the only hotel that has a bell boy who help me to move all the baggages up to my room. Lovely.
Personally speaking, this hotel is a bit small in size. The hallway is narrow and dark. There is no special view form the room. It’s just very basic. Nothing special near the hotel, maybe it’s because of Milan?
I remember there is a shopping mall that requires a 15-20 mins drive from the hotel. It was worth the drive.
I don’t know exactly what to expect from Milan, I thought it would be a modern city with some historical buildings here and there. But there is no modern in the city. No great food. Not many touristy spot. I don’t know, maybe I got into all the wrong places?
FYI: There is a metro station right next to the hotel which is a really good thing if you plan to explore the city by train.