Hotel Antica Locanda dei Mercanti
Lonely Planet review
This hotel doesn't have a sign out the front, on the lift or the stairwell, making you feel like you're visiting a friend's place. What it does have lots of, however, is character that permeates throughout every individually decorated room of this charming hotel.
When you actually do find the reception of this petite hotel, you might wonder if you've stumbled into a friend's home office. Thankfully, your friend has 14 wonderful guest rooms, all individually decorated, immaculately clean and has thoughtfully placed fresh flowers everywhere. While the Classic and particularly the Master rooms are fine, the Terrace rooms (each with their own private area) are the pick of a lovely bunch. Worth noting if you're considering visiting in the middle of summer is that only these rooms have air-con. While some of the rooms have more chintz than others, it never verges on kitsch and while there's wi-fi (and broadband access) throughout, there are no TVs, helping to make the place blissfully quiet. While it has that homely feel, it's efficiently and professionally run.
Services & facilities
- Luggage storage
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Tours/ticket assistance
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service (24 hours)
- Multilingual staff
- Parking nearby
- Laundry facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Concierge desk
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free wired high-speed internet
- Limo or town car service available
- American express
- Pets allowed
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Smoke-free property
Location. Located in central Milan, Hotel Antica Locanda dei Mercanti is within walking distance of Piccolo Teatro Grassi, Castello Sforzesco, and Teatro alla Scala. Nearby points of interest also include Cathedral of Milan and Civic Museum of Archeology.
Hotel Features. This 4-star property offers small meeting rooms and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The hotel serves continental breakfasts in the room (surcharges apply). Room service is available 24 hours a day. Other property amenities at this Art Deco property include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and tour/ticket assistance. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in July 2012.
Guestrooms. 15 air-conditioned guestrooms at Hotel Antica Locanda dei Mercanti feature safes and windows that open. Beds come with Select Comfort mattresses, down comforters, and premium bedding. These individually decorated rooms include sofa beds. Bathrooms feature showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, slippers, and complimentary toiletries. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. Guestrooms offer phones. LCD televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include blackout drapes/curtains and hair dryers. Guests may request microwaves, wake-up calls, and bathrobes. Housekeeping is available daily.