Why We Love This Hotel
- Good value Art Nouveau property dating back to the 1800s
- Quiet location in a peaceful residential area, but close to Parco Sempione, the city’s largest park
- Beds have orthopaedic mattresses
Hotel Lancaster is a charming Art Nouveau building dating from the end of the 1800s in the Sempione district of Milan, a residential area that is peaceful and quiet, but still within walking distance of the city centre.
The area gets its name from Parco Sempione, Milan's largest park, which is five minutes' walk from the hotel. While in the park, head to the Torre Branca, where you can climb up the tower for panoramic views over the city, the Alps, the Apennines and the Po Valley. Also in the park is the Triennale Design Museum, Sforza Castle and the Acquario Civico, one of the oldest aquariums in Europe, which is free to enter. The city centre, with its breathtaking Gothic cathedral and the couture shopping of the Quadrilatero d'Oro ("rectangle of gold"), is accessible from the nearest Metro stop, Cadorna, which is around 17 minutes from the hotel.
The hotel has a breakfast room, a meeting room, a lounge bar and an external restaurant service from 7:30-9:30pm, which can be served in-room if preferred (extra charges apply). Wi-Fi is charged at 3.50€ for 24 hours' use. You can purchase bus and Metro tickets from reception, which is open 24 hours. The hotel also allows small pets on request, although charges may be applicable.
Contemporary-styled Classic Rooms (twin or double beds, with orthopaedic mattresses) are air-conditioned (or climate-controlled) and have heavy curtains and cherry-wood furniture, marble-tiled bathrooms with a bathtub or shower, a mini bar, and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Superior Double or Twin Rooms are larger, and Wi-Fi is included in the room rate. There are also Triple Rooms (available with one double and one single bed, or three single beds) and Suites/Family Rooms (consisting of an interconnecting Classic and Superior Double Room). A continental breakfast buffet and VAT are included in all room rates.