$127 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Apr 12, 2015 Check-out: Apr 13, 2015

Rio

3 stars
View map of VIA MAZZINI 8, 20123 MILANO, Milan, 20123

Hotel Overview

Rio-Property-Amenity
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Rio

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 15
Amenities:
2.5
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
3.7
Comfort:
3.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.5

80% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
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

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
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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Review of Rio

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rio

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Rio

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Madrid, Spain
Jun 15, 2009

Great location

I visited most monuments and went to lake Como

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Walk around the streets close to the cathedral. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, etc.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
gregivan
Business
New York City
Jun 13, 2009

Loud but convenient

The location is amazing, the rooms are small but clean. The bed of my room was only a few feet above to top of the tram that stopped outside my window! Bring earplugs! The breakfast is very meager. It is right around the corner from the Duomo though.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
hatlady1954
Business
Baltimore Md
May 23, 2009

Super location

The hotel is half a block off the Duomo square. When you get off the subway and are looking at the front of the duomo the street of the hotel is at the lower right corner of the square in front of the Duomo The breakfast is very basic croisant juice and coffee. The elevator is slow but there is one. I stayed on the fifth floor. I ran down the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator, but waited for it to go up the stairs. Sunday morning I had no hot water for my shower but there was hot water on Monday.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Be sure to make your reservations to see Da Vinci The Last Supper early at least three months ahead.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oak Harbor, WA
Sep 12, 2007

Location, Location, Location

Hotel Rio in Milan is an excellent hotel for a budget traveler. This hotel probably has the best location in the entire city. We were just steps away from the main square. The hotel has very nice staff as well. However, if you are looking for comfort and a fancy hotel to stay in while in Milan this is definetly not the hotel for you!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The main square is just steps away

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