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“Location!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel STRAF
Ranked #71 of 432 Hotels in Milan
Certificate of Excellence
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Location!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

Great hotel, perfect location... Rooms are nice, very modern and clean.

Only negative is that there was 1 person working at reception and we had to wait and queue to check in as well as check out

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nevsher
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels
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136 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

This hotel is too cold for my taste. If you like sleek design, no bla-bla-bla, gold coloured bathrooms and concrete walls and floors, go there.
The hotel has a famous bar outside and is very crowded during sunny periods. Always ask for a room at the back as the noise from the bar can be difficult to fall a sleep. Check in is fast and professional. Service is good and staff is kind and helpfull. Rooms are very 'less-is-more' and try to find the buttons to turn on or off the light, especially in the bathroom.
Hotel has all accommodations and is located at a 1 minutes walk of the Dome and 30 seconds of La Rinascente.
The hotel is visited by young crowd.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back!
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank svalkenborg
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Paris
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Staying at the Straf is always a pleasure. Rooms are really nice. Bathrooms are amazing (especially the one with showers to my point of view).

The bar is still very happening and the crowd is always very "alla Milanese".

The staff is very welcoming and really nice. They offered to visit 2 rooms before deciding (It was a 12 nights stay).

I'll take you a while before getting all the lighting system ;-) but once you find the secret mini closet in the bathroom, you can consider yourself as a real Straf guest!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EASYPARIS
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Curteous staff.. Very young and helpful.. The hotel is very close to the Duomo.. Not a 5 star but it sure is 5 star quality.. Breakfast is amazing..

Room Tip: Rooms are quite big.. Designers hotel so it's a bit different but it's cozy.. Don't expe...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ashraf S
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Raleigh
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

This is a very hip place. It's industrial modern design is not for every one. Very much like Mama Shelter in Paris. Great location and friendly staff. We were there just after fashion week so the hotel was still buzzing with industry people. I tried to tell them I was a model but somehow they knew I was lying. You can't beat the location.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Brickland
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New York City, New York
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

As a design hotel Straf doesn’t disappoint: it’s meticulously put together and aesthetically very bold. And the location can’t be faulted, it’s perfect for shopping and sightseeing with the cathedral just a stone’s throw away.

But the hotel is also a great example of form trumping function. The wi-fi in my room didn’t work (at all) and after trying to help, the staff admitted that most of the far-corner rooms can’t receive the wi-fi signal. They offered to move me to a street-facing room, where the wi-fi is apparently strong, but cautioned that the street noise there could be a problem.

The lighting options in the room were almost infinite (there are many switches to play with) but even with all the lights on, my room was quite dark. The post-industrial finish also meant that it felt like a glamorous bunker, with little natural light and a strange echo. It was not a place I wanted to spend much time in.

Had I been on a boozy weekend trip, Straf might have felt like a fun place to be. But on a work trip in the week, it was actually a difficult place to be productive and feel rested.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet - but the wi-fi may not work there
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank NY_LON_Traveller
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

STRAF was ideal: excellent in every way, fabulously helpful staff, great standard of rooms and amenities, and a lovely feel to the place. No, it's not the biggest nor the brightest and yes, if you don't like the cool modern pared-down style this might not be ideal for you: but if you're looking for an amazingly central location (it really is as close to the Duomo as the map suggests) and you're a couple who're looking for a base with a sharp vibe to chill but spending most of your time out in the city, this is perfect. The hotel organised beautiful flowers in advance, booked a cracking local restaurant, and even sorted our train tickets for us for our next holiday stop in Italy. Room was spacious with brilliant floor-to-ceiling art, very clean and ultra comfy despite the austere cool looks. We'd most definitely return.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank weekend_for_two
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Additional Information about Hotel STRAF

Property: Hotel STRAF
Address: Via San Raffaele 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Region: Italy > Lombardy > Milan > Centro Storico
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Luxury Hotel in Milan
#73 Romantic Hotel in Milan
#82 Business Hotel in Milan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel STRAF 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel STRAF is located only few steps from the Duomo cathedral, the fashionable Via Montenapoleone and La Scala Theatre. An inspired fusion of Italian fashion, original design and elegance, the STRAF combines minimalist design and classic Italian architecture. The 64 rooms and suites blend design and functionality, maximising comfort. Those seeking a stylish, urban hangout will enjoy the unconventional atmosphere of the STRAF Bar and the cool service. ... more   less 
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