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Corso Magenta 12, Milan City Center, 20123 Milan, Italy – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 78 reviews)
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Food & Drink
Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Restaurant with Dining Menu, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Room Service, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Daily Housekeeping, Hair/Beauty Salon
Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Heating, Air Conditioning
Italian, French, Spanish, English
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 4 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Location friendly staffs Artistic interior design Vintage touch Amazing Breakfast in the classic dinning room
No international TV Channels
Lovely atmosphere, unlike a hotel, cosy and homely, beautiful spacious room, great breakfast. Excellent location.
Lock on bedroom door was very old and very tricky to open and close but apparently will be fixed
The staff were very friendly, the accommodation was lovely and had a great balcony. Great location too, we could walk to most places and also near a metro station.
The only very minor comment - the main room could have had better lighting, there was only one free standing lamp plus bedside lamps. Otherwise fabulous.
The owner went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable.
No air conditioner
Building and other rooms excellent.
Non-functioning air-conditioning, no water, tea or coffee in the room. Room in general too minimalistic
Stepping from the cobblestones street through an archway into a circular courtyard with mosaics, then up a marble staircase to our bnb! The rooms catch the scents of the oils/perfumes sold in the shop below. Guests can wander between grand rooms filled with antiques, art and pianos. The breakfast was served in the library by a delightful lady who made a breakfast you might expect from 5 star hotel, including fresh fruit in an silver dish and hot coffee in painted ceramic bowls. Extraordinary hospitality from our host in a truly beautiful environment. We want to come back to Italy every year just to stay here.
The room was a little warm without a fan.
One of a kind - old world atmosphere, quiet courtyard, subtle appointments - Secondo Pensiero was once one large, aristocratic apartment, and with its fresh flowers, real antiques, and personal library still on the bookshelves, it retains an extraordinarily sophisticated charm. Beds are comfortable, rooms are spacious, wi-fi is dependable, and the courtyard is lovely. Plus the location is very good - it's less than a ten minute walk to major sites - the Duomo, the Galleria, the Last Supper, and the train station to Malpensa are all easily walkable, and the Pinacoteca di Brera isn't much further. Highly recommended for the literary or sophisticated traveler who likes leisurely quiet and personal touches.
There's not a whole lot of staff, and the place basically closes down at 10 pm, so don't expect room service at midnight. They will launder and press clothes, however.
The best part is the location - within easy walking distance of all the major sights. Easy access to transportation options. Wonderful breakfast spread.
Not a major grouse, but service flags on Sunday.
Character of decor
We really loved the location and the beautiful, stylish, interesting rooms of this hotel. It's not far from the city centre but you leave the hustle and bustle behind in this oasis of peacefulness. Nothing was too much trouble for the owner - from seeking help with directions to local information - she was so helpful. The breakfasts were fab and good quality.
There was nothing I didn't like!
Well situated, spacious and friendly. Beautifully furnished property offering an excellent breakfast. Nothing too much trouble for owner and staff.
Everything. Lucia made us feel very much at home. We had a room, which felt more like an apartment, with a large terrace. Exquisite furnishing throughout and tastefully put together in every room. Breakfast was outstanding and we generally loved coming back to the hotel at the end of each day.
Loved everything. Disliked nothing about it.
Do not hesitate - would recommend to any friend looking for a boutique hotel experience. Feel at home in a stylish milano flat. Great staff and location. Excellent breakfast. Would definitely go again.
The best thing about Secondo Pensiero is the location which is excellent. The room we had was spacious with plenty of wardrobe space and a very nice large balcony in a central area within the building from which one doesn't hear traffic. Unfortunately there was building work going on nearby and the noise from this was sufficiently loud that it deterred us from using the balcony whilst it was ongoing. The bed was comfortable. The breakfast was nicer some days than others. We were given a form to fill out and some days the selection matched what we chose and others it didn't. The cappucinos were quite sweet tasting - not sure whether this was because they were made with UHT rather than fresh milk or they also had sugar added - undrinkable to someone who doesn't have sugar in coffee. The freshly squeezed juice was very nice.
The room is expensive for what you get in terms of facilities - there is no luggage stands, no little fridge, no iron or ironing board. The shower is over the bath without a shower curtain. It would be easy for the owners to rectify these deficiencies. Whilst we were there the main person who runs it was away and the remaining staff had minimal English. Consequently we possibly had a less hospitable experience than is the norm as we were unable to converse with them and ask questions.
I picked the place because it was close to the rail station Cadorna we had to use from the aiport and to continue to Como. It is also close enough to the main shopping streets. Our street was nice with some independent shops but not too many cafes and foot flow. I highly recommend to ask for the room with additional sitting area as they do not tell so: it's actually another cozy room which was a joy to work in. There's also a hidden gem - a gym in a room next to it! Our room was surprisingly large and clean every day. Although the landlord lives in the building we had enough privacy. The wifi worked great and I could work in a beautiful office near the room. The breakfast was rich and beautifully served. My mum (60) and my kid (4) both really enjoyed the atmosphere at Secondo Pensiero. <3
A bit hard to find the place as it has no sign. I advice to let the host know when you arrive so they will be expecting you to open the front door. All was very clean but the towels had a slight smell of damp. The hosts, however, are aware of the problem during wet weather and might do something about it very soon. I recommend this place anyway!
From the moment you step foot into Secondo Pensiero you just fall in love! The place is beautiful, homely, classy & very clean. It is decorated perfectly. Very simple, yet stylish. Breakfast is served in the dining room and its just awesome. Best brekkie we had by far. The dining room has lots of character. The owner was just a lovely person. She allowed us to stay a few hours extra at no cost as we had a later flight. We really appreciated her and how down to earth and friendly she was. Its only about a 5min walk to the main shopping strip. Great location. Away from all the hustle and bustle.
Service and breakfast is excellent
Near the road noisy and the aircon system is old and loud. No in house tel and slipper.
Staying at the Secondo Pensiero is like having an apartment in the historic heart of Milan. Rooms have a unique, old world charm. Breakfast is custom to your tastes, with fresh squeezed juice. Lucia and her staff are very friendly and accomodating.
Beautiful, quiet place, in the center of the city. Perfect balance between todays comfort, a rich past, modern art and personal attention Furthermore an intimate courtyard with bird nest and lavender soap in the bathroom. …
A unique, really fantastic place. Feels like home. Everything from Breakfast to the rooms and the building is perfect, furbished with great style and taste. The area is central, a sort of Milanese "Marais". On the ground floor there is a great Bio bistrot: OM!
Great location, very friendly staff, beautiful interior, very quiet. The feel is of a family home but with more privacy, amazing parquet flooring. Great café downstairs. I will be staying here again.
Could be confusing to find, clearer instructions needed to locate call buzzer and that the pensione is on the 2nd floor. Its expensive but worthwhile for short stays.
Very comfortable room, wonderful breakfast , very helpful staff, great central location
Would have loved a balcony rather than a sitting room
Amazing location and fantastic service! Dear Lucia, thank you so much for everything! Best place in Milan!
This is a Boutique Hotel; an amazing apartment building that was transferred into a hotel. Great place if you are looking for quality, personalized service, space, and a Milanese experience + great location. The rooms are very spacious, big bathrooms, a lot of sunlight and well maintained. Breakfast is at your choice, they purchase fresh bread in the morning + pastry. Fresh squeezed juice. Overall we loved this place, it's a gem that was carefully designed by tasteful and hospital owners.
There are some minor things that they could do to improve. For example installing a stand for shampoo & soap, shower curtain, dimmable/less brighter lights in the bathroom .. small little details that will not stop me from staying there again.
Perfect location nearby many sightseeings. This hotel will give you the feeling that you are not a tourist, but home born. Very good breakfast in a cozy dinning room with huge beautiful windows.
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