Got a late night call from my boss asking if I could go to Milan the next morning.
Well, why not...? :)
Found King Hotel Milan on the web (venere.com) and thought it looked very nice, and it also said that there were Wi-Fi internet connection all over the hotel, which was exactly what I needed for the job.
Was quite disappointed I have to say. The pro's were that the staff was very friendly, and the lobby was very nice looking, with a well equipted bar in the center.
But that was it, more or less. The 50 meter from the train station Cadorna it was said it would be was in fact more like 4-500 meters. And the Wi-Fi connection over the whole hotel was actually just a computer in the lobby, from which I could use internet for the small amount of 3 euro for 15 minutes...
The room I got was very small and it was impossible to get a look outside since there was a wooden plank all over it. When I asked in if the reception if it was possible to open it they promised to help me, but apparently it was only possible to open the window, but still with the wood in front of it...
Bathroom was very nice though, with a big shower (saw reviews that said the opposite, but I can't complain about that). Breakfast included in the price, but only served until 9.30am. Big risk I would be able to get up to that, coming home from the nightclubs at 4.30, and with no sunlight at all in my room due to that wood plank...
Bed was okey, although not very cosy. There was a working desk and a minibar too.
The man in the reception, who seemed to be the boss, said that they were thinking about installing internet connection in the whole building soon.
Well, then I suggest you actually do that before you write it out on the website...
Unique Quality: The location. Even if it's more far away from the train station than it said on the homepage it's still in a very good location. You're just 10-12 minutes walk away from the Duomo, the bar area Brera, La Scala and the big shopping streets. If you come by plane, and take the Malpensa Express to the city center you'll only have 5 minutes walk to the hotel.
Got a weekend-offer, so I paid only 85 euro for the night. Prices seem to be much higher, 300 euro, in midweek. Totally not worth it if you ask me.
Directions: From Cadorna station you just turn right. Right in front of Bar Magenta you then turn left onto Corso Magenta. The hotel is 70 meters further, on your right.
Hi I plan to take the malpensa express to cadorna.
From there I probably need to take a taxi to the "king mokinba" hotel or some other hotel in that area maximum about 1000 mts from cadorna.
How much do you think I need to pay for the ride?
Do they accept US dollars? Do the taxis charge a fix price? or can I negotiate?
at fisrt...cadorna is very close to your hotel !
why don't you go by foot? i garantee that cadorna-magenta is a safety block of milan !
i suggest you to go by foot because taxis are quite expensive in Milan !
anyway...i think taxis don't accept USA dollars but only euro !
you con negotiate because the price depends to the time of the ride plus fix taxes !
i suppose that you'll spend maximum 5-10 euro (closer to 5 than 10 because you are very close)
here i write you a site that suggest you the best way (about 500metres) from cadorna to king mokinba:
Thanks for you reply, yes 500mts is fine to walk.
Please Do you know any other hotel close to cadorna (walk distance) or is it King the closest?
i live in milan so...i really don't know a plenty of hotels ! i tried to look for hotels close to Cadorna in some italian site but i didn't find anything !
so...i think it's better you go to king hotel !
i suggest you to go to via montenapoleone (very famouse brand for rich people), corso buenos aires (where milan people use to go to buy clothes) or via torino (a long street from center to colonne di san lorenza full of shops) for shopping !
and...if you like to go around the night 200 metres from your hotel there is "bar magenta" a popular pub full of young people.
or "colonne di san lorenzo" an amazing old square full of people and pubs where with 8 euro you get a drink a some food of eat during happy hour time (19-22pm) !
enjoy yourself !
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Address: Corso Magenta, 19, Milan, Lombardy, 20123, Italy