Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Senato

Via Senato 22, Milan, Lombardy, 20121, Italy

The central courtyard of this boutique hotel near Milan's fashion district is covered in a layer of water, a cheeky nod to the Naviglio Grande canal that once ran in front of the 19th-century palace, which now has a sleek, minimalist design and artsy touches like brass ginkgo biloba–leaf lamps, serpentine mosaic floor patterns, and flowers and music selected by "curators." Relatively simple white-on-white guest rooms have black and gray accents, high ceilings, oak parquet floors, and white Carrara marble bathrooms; try for a room with a private terrace overlooking the peaceful courtyard. Though there's no formal restaurant, the Senato Caffè offers small plates and aperitivo. A seasonal rooftop sun deck is perfect for chilling and has a phone for placing drink orders with the Caffè.

PROS

  • <PRO>cool designer touches</PRO>
  • <PRO>lovely breakfast buffet with local products</PRO>
  • <PRO>convenient location</PRO>

CONS

  • <CON>some rooms on the small side</CON>
  • <CON>no real restaurant</CON>
  • <CON>basic gym facilities</CON>

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Service
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 02-781236

HOTEL DETAILS

43 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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