$146 Avg/night
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Rio

3 stars
VIA MAZZINI 8, 20123 MILANO, Milan, 20123
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
15 reviews
very good

very friendly staff, very nice hotel. I recommend it. See full review

  • essa679
  • Jun 20, 2009
Location, Location, Location

Hotel Rio in Milan is an excellent hotel for a budget traveler. This hotel probably has the best... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 12, 2007
Free breakfast and espresso at Milan budget hotel at city center Duomo
The Rio Hotel is a budget bed and breakfast hotel boasting an ideal location in the heart of historic Milan. Accommodations offers small tastes of authentic Milan in details such as small ironwork balconies over the street and strong Italian roast espresso coffee each morning. Those on a first-time sightseeing trip to Milan or visitors who simply require a clean room with a private bath in the heart of the historical center find the Rio Hotel is an ideal choice. High-speed wireless Internet access is available at the Rio Hotel (fees apply).

 

 

Highlights
  • High-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply)
  • Rooms with balconies
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary espresso and breakfast
  • Pets permitted (fees apply)

 

Location
The Rio Hotel on Via Giuseppe Mazzini boasts one of the best city center (Centro Storico) hotel locations in Milan. Walk to major sights, famous shopping districts and restaurants in minutes from the Rio Hotel.

 

Rooms
Expect tastefully well-maintained interiors at the Rio Hotel. All 39 rooms feature one or two twin beds or a double bed. Mini-bars, in-room safes, telephones and air conditioning are provided for guest comfort. TVs and large mirrors are mounted on walls. Bathrooms boast walk-in showers and hairdryers. Open tall French doors to a narrow balcony to let the vibrant street sounds of downtown Milan filter in. High-speed wireless Internet access is available (fees apply). Non-smoking rooms are available upon request at the Rio Hotel.

 

Features
English-speaking staff at the Rio Hotel is available 24 hours a day to assist guests with basic travel needs, taxi reservations, laundry service or a mixed drink from the casual bar. Grab an easy espresso and breakfast pastry before heading out for the day. Faxing, safe deposit boxes and secretarial services are available at the Rio Hotel (fees apply).

 

Transportation
  • Malpensa International Airport (30.7 mi/49.4 km)
  • Milan Linate Airport (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Metro stop (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Central train station (Stazione Centrale) (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Taxi arrangements for airport transfer (fees apply)

 

Attractions
  • Duomo (0.1 mi/0.1 km)
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II shopping arcade (0.1 mi/0.2 km)
  • Teatro alla Scala (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Via Montenapoleone (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Sforza Castle (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Giuseppe Meazza Stadium (3.6 mi/5.9 km)
  • Fiera Rho-Pero exhibition center (8.6 mi/13.9 km)

 

Business
  • High-speed wireless Internet access (fees apply)
  • Fax and secretarial services

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Rio Rooms

Guest Rooms
All the rooms have been recently redecorated and are furnished in a traditional style. Each room is provided with private bathroom, air conditioning, telephone and colour TV.

Amenities

General
Elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Centro Storico: 0.1 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Palace of Milan: 0.1 mi
  • Museo Della Fabbrica Del Duomo: 0.1 mi
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente: 0.2 mi
  • La Scala: 0.2 mi
  • Teatro alla Scala: 0.3 mi
  • Scala Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Poldi Pezzoli Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Basclca of Sant'Ambrogio: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore: 0.5 mi
  • Teatro degli Acrimboldi: 0.5 mi
  • Colonne di San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Civico Museo Archeologico: 0.5 mi
  • Centro Storico: 0.1 mi
  • Piazza del Duomo: 0.1 mi
  • Royal Palace of Milan: 0.1 mi
  • Museo Della Fabbrica Del Duomo: 0.1 mi
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II: 0.2 mi
  • Cathedral of Santa Maria Nascente: 0.2 mi
  • La Scala: 0.2 mi
  • Teatro alla Scala: 0.3 mi
  • Scala Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Poldi Pezzoli Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Basclca of Sant'Ambrogio: 0.5 mi
  • Basilica di San Lorenzo Maggiore: 0.5 mi
  • Teatro degli Acrimboldi: 0.5 mi
  • Colonne di San Lorenzo: 0.5 mi
  • Civico Museo Archeologico: 0.5 mi
  • Palazzo Arese Litta: 0.5 mi
  • Associazione Amici Del Museo Bagatti Valsecchi: 0.6 mi
  • Sant Ambrogio: 0.6 mi
  • Brera Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Piccolo Teatro: 0.6 mi
  • Brera Picture Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • St. Eustorgio: 0.7 mi
  • Lambro: 0.7 mi
  • Stadium San Siro: 0.8 mi
  • Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci: 0.8 mi
  • Segrate: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Maria delle Grazie: 0.9 mi
  • Museo Cenacolo Vinciano: 0.9 mi
  • Pinacoteca di Brera: 0.9 mi
  • FORMA International Center for Photography: 1 mi
  • Acquario civico: 1 mi
  • Leonardo da Vinci National Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Corso Como: 1.3 mi
  • Garibaldi Station: 1.5 mi
  • Cimitero Monumentale: 1.6 mi
  • Milan Cathedral: 1.6 mi
  • Central Station: 1.8 mi
  • Porta Vittoria: 1.8 mi
  • Brera Botanical Garden: 1.9 mi
  • Famagosta Area: 2 mi
  • Porta Nuova: 2.1 mi
  • Vigentino: 2.1 mi
  • Milano Convention Centre: 2.2 mi
  • Citta Studi: 2.2 mi
  • Corvetto: 2.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The hotel has a breakfast room only.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for Rio

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
2.7
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.7
Room comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.6

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Kelvin
Not Provided
May 12, 2011

Fantastic location just next to

Fantastic location just next to the Duomo. Metro, Trams and buses at front door. If you have little time and dont' want to travel too much, this is ideal although you have a premium for this privilege. Hotel is acceptable, nothing to rave about.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
wanderer
Business
ex London
Jul 9, 2012

A modest hotel, room very small. Good bathroom. Very clean. Quiet.

A good experience overall. The huge plus is the location - a minute away from the Piazza Duomo and many tram routes. Easy to walk to a nearby rail station. I explored the canal district - tram No 2 very near the hotel. Good value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

An easy taxi or tram ride to the Navigli, the canal district. A bit rundown but by night packed with cafes and restaurants and very lively

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Joe Belagio
Business
Detroit, MI
Jul 14, 2011

Super central

Right around the corner from the Dom. Close to public transportation, shopping and restaurants. Friendly personnel. The power went down several times one night. Small but clean. Limited selection for breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Orcamike
Business
Washington State
Oct 13, 2010

Not a three star hotel

The room was tiny. Since I was by myself, you would not think this was a big deal. But it was just big enough for a single bed and my suitcase. The lady at the check in was rude. She did not want to give me my passport back right away. I learned traveling in the old Soviet Union to never let go of your passport. But the young man who relieved her at about 4 pm was pleasant and helpful. One can hear every wake up call on the floor and everything that goes on in the hall. The breakfast was pretty dismal (especially compared to the Hotel Kraft in Florence and the Venice Resort hotel). The location is pretty good. The rooms are advertised as recently renovated.But the walls were dingy. The TV did not work. Neither did the AC. There is a window, but it looks out on a closed cement courtyard. It was easy to trip or stumble on the floor of the bathroom since there were three different changes in the floor level. I would not stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Bus 73 goes to the Linate airport every 20 minutes from Santa barbri.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Atlanta, GA
Jul 13, 2010

surprisingly good

AMAZING LOCATION! - approx 50m from the Duomo. Tons of great restaurants around. Nearby grocery. Great shopping everywhere. 20m from the metro line. Friendly staff (they even helped me track down the cell phone I left in a taxi). Air conditioning - hooray! Rooms are a bit small, but still comfortable. Not super clean/fancy (it's an old building), but perfectly fine. Great value - I'd stay here again if I return to Milan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Grocery store: walk to the corner towards the Duomo and head southeast on Via Torino approx 200m until you see a deli/cafeteria on your left (grocery in back/downstairs). British pub: same road/distance, on a side street to your right. Look for a sign on the lamppost on the R hand side

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
American woman
Business
Washington DC
Jun 13, 2010

Rio Hotel, great location and value.

I only stayed one overnight, and was not in the room but to sleep, so the small room was not a problem for me. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean. I felt very safe and I was around the corner from the piazza Duomo. Couldn't beat it for the price!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
RecentWorldTraveler
Business
Oakland, ca
Mar 30, 2010

Hotel Rio great location

This hotel is small and efficient, nothing fancy. But it is in a super location right next to the Duomo and big shopping area. I walked to the Breva museum and La Scala. Hotel Rio is at the center of Milan (the Duomo is the center). Fairly clean and adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
seattle
Nov 10, 2009

great location/price

Hotel was a block from the Duomo, metro and buses/trams. Also there was a McDonalds within a block in as you want a milkshake.Small, clean, reasonable price. Not fancy-but adequate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Location is all

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Chitalian
Business
Chicago, IL
Oct 11, 2009

Great Location

This hotel is 1/2 block from the Duomo and very convenient to everything we wanted to do. Also very convenient to the Metro (1/2 block) and 4 stops from the train station. Breakfast was not great (but still better than continental breakfasts at most American hotels) and no mini bar. HUGE bathroom with bathtub but tiny room with twin beds pushed together. Overall, great place to "just sleep" but no frills. We'd stay here again - good deal for the location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Use the Metro! Very organized and easy to use - and only 1 euro per trip.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
jacksonville, florida
Sep 29, 2009

HotelRio milano

Staff was kind and helpful.....room faced street with trams going both directions and steady traffic ....never had a good sleep.....breakfast...coffee made to order and a roll....everything else is a package....super location..next to duomo...and price was what i could pay ....proper cleaning daily....tiny minifridge never made ice...and the tv had enough snow for the next winter olympics.....the claimed 3 stars are in a far, far galaxy

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Tennessee
Sep 15, 2009

Location!

This location couldn't be more convenient to the historical attractions, shops, restaurants, and Metro. The hotel is functional but not fancy and was fine for budget travelers like us. When we checked in, the desk clerk told us she couldn't give us a double room the first night as we had reserved, something about a grandmother and son who couldn't check out because the grandmother was sick. Sounded fishy to us. They wanted to give us two singles or move us to another hotel. We stood our ground and got the room reserved. Not sure if it was a scam of some sort, but heads up. The rooms were very spartan and a little beat up. The bedroom was typical European - small, but the bathroom was huge and the shower was wonderful. Our doubles room was on the front of the building, streetside, with a small balcony. With lots of street activity and a tram running below the window, it could get noisy with the windows open, but the room was soundproof w/ them closed. We enjoyed the balcony, often retreating for a quick snack from the nearby grocery store/deli and watching the street scene. The room was very clean, the beds firm but comfortable, the towels big and fluffy by budget hotel standards. Air conditioning worked great. There was a handy small refrigerator in the closet. The room was quite clean. Overall, it was a good choice in an expensive city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a full-scale supermarket with a wonderful deli a few blocks away. I think it's called Supermercado. The desk clerk can give you directions. It's on via Torino.

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