Hotel Manin in Milan, Italy

by Flora Richards-Gustafson Google
You can see the Duomo from the suites at Hotel Manin.

You can see the Duomo from the suites at Hotel Manin.

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Managed by the Colombo family since 1904, Hotel Manin calls the heart of Milan, Italy, home. The hotel is in front of the Indro Montanelli public gardens in the park Giardini Idro Montanelli. It has 111 guest rooms and seven suites; its restaurant, Il Bettolino, now takes the place of a 17th-century inn.

History

Hotel Manin was originally a home known as the Bettolino Inn, which rented rooms to individuals during the 19th century before the Colombo family purchased the property and turned it into a hotel in the early 1900s. It was completely destroyed during a 1943 night air raid on the city of Milan. The Colombo family rebuilt Hotel Manin by 1948, and the result was a bigger, more modern hotel that the family has continued to manage through the decades.

Location

Located on the former Cavalchina Street (now Manin Street), Hotel Manin is 20 minutes from Italy’s Linate Airport, 50 minutes from the Malpensa Airport and 10 minutes from the Milano Central Train Station. Guests using the underground subway can use the Palestro or Turati lines to reach the hotel. Within a half mile of the hotel is the Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum) and the Teato alla Scala (Scala Theater). The Duomo di Milano cathedral is located a mile away from the Hotel Manin, and the Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (the Leonardo de Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology) is two miles away. Additionally, within two blocks of the hotel is the popular Milan shopping district.

Accommodations

The rooms and suites at Hotel Manin offer guests a view of the Giardini Idro Montanelli or the Indro Montanelli gardens. The “classic” room comes in smoking and nonsmoking, a bathroom with a marble and corian basin, and handcrafted furniture, such as wooden headboards with hand-painted murals by Italian artists. “Superior” rooms offer better views of the park and gardens, and have a terrace where guests can see as far as the Duomo. These rooms feature a marble and crystal basin in the bathroom and handcrafted furniture, and the newly renovated rooms have air conditioning. The Hotel Manin’s junior suites offer more space than the guest rooms in the form of a separate living and sleeping quarters. All the suites have a garden view, handcrafted wooden furniture and air conditioning.

Services and In-House Dining

In addition to the basic amenities offered in Hotel Manin’s rooms and suites, the hotel also offers its guests the use of meeting rooms that accommodate up to 100 people and a fitness room. When the weather is nice, the hotel serves meals in the Manin Garden, which rests upon the ruins of a 300 B.C. Roman cemetery. The hotel restaurant, Il Bettolino, offers diners traditional Italian and international foods. Il Bettolino also makes its bar available to guests until midnight.

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