The Gray

Via San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
Piazza del Duomo

Action Bar

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  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • Guaranteed 4pm check-out

  • Voucher for complimentary drink at G Bar (One per guest. A value of about €15 per drink)

  • Welcome fruit and biscuit plate upon arrival (a value of about €20)

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17.5
Rating

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Ratings Breakdown

  • Rooms17.5
  • Public Spaces17
  • Service17.5
  • Overall17.5
36
Reviews

Most recent review:

What I liked:

Design and staff

What the hotel could do better:

N/A

Rob

Stayed August 2015

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Hotel Description

While Milan may be the capital of Italian fashion, you would never have known it from its hotels — until recently, they have all come in two flavors: the over-the-top opulence of the palatial luxury hotels, and the carpeted blandness of the corporate chains. The Gray is representative of a new (new to Italy, at least) movement toward modern, daringly designed hotels.

The location is impossible to beat, just off the Piazza del Duomo, near the Galleria and the Scala opera house, in the center of Milan's shopping and commercial district. The hotel itself is hardly the grand affair one might expect in this Baroque city; it is in fact a converted office, on a humble side street. But inside, it is a modern design playground, starting with the swing, a pink mattress suspended from the ceiling in front of the reception desk.

The 21 guest rooms are in (naturally) 21 different styles, but all bear a certain family resemblance, in ebony wood furniture and ivory-colored fabrics and leather. Two of the suites have private workout rooms, and two others have steam rooms. Flat-screen TVs are standard, and there is wireless internet access all around, fitting for this most businesslike of Italian cities.

Il Bar is, obviously, the bar, and the bar itself is made of white glass, attractive enough in itself but all the more so in contrast with the all-black restaurant upstairs. Le Noir (again, sensibly named) features tables of black lacquer and upholstery of black velvet.

Should it all sound a bit too precious, well, you'll have to just trust us that it's not — the Italians have a way of backing up their design bluster with the finest of craftsmanship, supporting style with real substance. This is a fine and comfortable hotel, and small enough to feel like home — definitely a worthy alternative to the grand old-style palaces.

Please note: The Gray will be closed for the summer from August 2 – 25.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 21 Rooms
  • Style: Cutting-Edge
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Late cancellations, no show or early departures are subject to a penalty charge 100% of total amount booked. A 5€ city tax will be charged directly at the hotel at the time of check-out.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

Hotel Booking Widget

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour medical assistance
  • 24 hour room service
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. Late cancellations, no show or early departures are subject to a penalty charge 100% of total amount booked. A 5€ city tax will be charged directly at the hotel at the time of check-out.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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