Genius Hotel Downtown
Lonely Planet review
In a quiet alley off Via Camperio, this clean, three-star business hotel is a stone's throw from Castello Sforzesco. Given its position, it doesn't make a bad base from which to do the sights.
A modest redbrick building is home to this functional, clean and efficient 38 room hotel in a very peaceful spot, with the traffic of the Castello Sforzesco area out of sight and sound. It has a large lounge/bar area (open 24 hours) and offers up a pretty decent breakfast (for Milan). Most of the single rooms have beds so narrow that turning over in your sleep is a risk-laden proposition, so try to score one of the rooms with the larger beds. Some of the double rooms have balconies, which are the ones to snag. The rooms are simply decorated and are very clean, with spotless bathrooms. While it does most of its trade serving business clients, it's in a great position for a shopping stopover.
Services & facilities
- Tour assistance
- Multilingual staff
- Room service (limited hours)
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Front desk (limited hours)
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Pets allowed
- Pet policy - dogs and cats only
- Babysitting or childcare
- Caters to families
- Parking nearby
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- Smoke-free property
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
Location. Located in central Milan, Genius Hotel Downtown is within walking distance of Teatro Dal Verme, Castello Sforzesco, and Civic Museum of Archeology. Nearby points of interest also include Cathedral of Milan and Teatro alla Scala.
Hotel Features. For a surcharge, the property offers a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request). Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. Genius Hotel Downtown features multilingual staff, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in the lobby. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves continental breakfasts each morning in the breakfast area (surcharges apply). Additional property amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, an elevator (lift), and a safe deposit box at the front desk. This is a smoke-free property.
Guestrooms. 38 air-conditioned guestrooms at Genius Hotel Downtown feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers, bidets, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer phones. Televisions have premium satellite channels and pay movies. Rooms also include trouser presses. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake-up calls.