Though you won’t find a lot of extras at this little hotel located directly above a McDonald’s, it’s really all about the location—on the edge of the hip Navigli canal district. Décor is fun and bright, with lots of black, white and red, and though there’s no real lobby, you’ll likely be out trying all the wonderful restaurants and bars in the area to mind too much. Guest rooms, heavy on the wood and with photographs of Milan on the walls, come with showers only; some rooms have balconies to people-watch the cool kids roaming below. There’s also a small bar if you can’t be bothered to go out for a drink—though wandering the jam-packed streets is half the fun.
The hip Navigli district is Milan’s own little Venice, known for its canals and its nightlife, with the highest concentration of bars for aperitivi (drinks and snacks) in town. Its interesting restaurants, cafes and boutiques attract a youngish local crowd.
1. Al Pont de Ferr: For creative Italian cuisine and wine pairings
2. Mag Cafe: For aperitivo in a vintage cocktail bar
3. MUDEC: For a museum of art and culture in a restored factory
Time Out tip
Hotel Milano Navigli is just down the street from the much fancier The Yard hotel, where you can swing by for a cocktail in their quirky-cool bar.
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