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Holiday Inn Milan Nord Zara

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a brand new Holiday Inn, with free basement parking, bad breakfast, lovely service, clean, good internet, and all very functional. If you have a car and want to stay for 1-2 nights in Milan region, this is the place to go. The immediate neighborhood isnt very nice, but you can reach Milan, Monza, Verona, Venice, Comoa, etc. rather fast, as the hotel is next to the highway. Rooms are large, new, and clean. Great Internet. Service is super helpful and friendly. Do not have breakfast at the hotel though, not evening coffee. Drive into Monza (5 min) and have it there. Very low rates.

Stayed here 3 night didn’t have too much problems was a nice hotel, and clean the only problem were the staff at the front desk when checking in didn’t give much info basically just gave the room key and that was about all, I had to go back down to the front desk to ask for them to put the heating on in are room because they didn’t do that, they didn’t tell the Wifi password or times for breakfast they told us that it was until 11 when it was not true it was until 10, so ended up without breakfast one morning but still having to pay for IT. Not so nice, basically the hotel is ok but the staff need to be better at give info to the people that is staying there.

Location is easy to find and quite. Parking is OK and free of charge. Bathroom is large and nice. Poor breakfast and bad coffee. Rooms are no so nice as expected in a 4* hotel. The bunk beds for children looks unsafe and the blankets old and anesthetic.

Great location, great hotel, great service. The hotel was clean and the room in a very good condition. Shower was also spacious. Breakfast was good with plenty of choices. The staff was very professional. I shall be back soon

Rooms are comfortable, most are quiet. Breakfast is ok - typical continental. Bar is small and expensive, though free snacks at 'Happy Hour' Mini gym is too small and hot, though better than nothing. Staff very friendly and helpful, bi-lingual

I spent 2 nights here earlier this week. There's an underground car park with plenty of space and it's free which is always handy. Check in was quick though not particularly welcoming. Our 1st floor room was spacious, with a large desk area and plenty of storage space, a decent TV with several English speaking channels- although watching Doc Martin in Italian on one of the local channels was entertainment enough in itself- and tea/coffee facilities (although these weren't restocked so had to keep asking reception for more coffee). The bed was comfortable and it was all very clean. The ensuite was equally clean, with a good shower and plenty of towels and toiletries. So the room itself was very good, however the rest of the hotel let's it down somewhat- the bar is the smallest hotel bar I've ever seen- to get served you have to get a receptionist to phone someone to come down to serve you which takes rather a while, it was also very overpriced and the pizzas they serve are very poor. Breakfast was a mixed bag- the food selection was good but the drinks were awful, all the coffees were just coloured water and the juices were awful. Also all the staff were rather unfriendly, with the exception of one lady on reception in the evenings who was lovely. Then comes the issue of the location- the surrounding area is not particularly nice and there is little to do (there's a Café called Share a few minutes walk away which is great but that's it). On the plus side it's got great road connections- 20 minutes from Linate and about 50 from Malpensa, and is right by the A4 road. If you want to go into Milan on public transport you walk to a bus stop (5mins or so) then have to catch a bus to a metro station and get a metro in. Alternatively you can get a bus the other way to Monza station which has connections into Milan, Como, Zurich and many other places- however if you value your life you would not want to go to Monza station, it seems to have become a migrant camp and is rather unnerving. So I can't say I'd return out of choice- the rooms are great and if you just want to sleep and continue your journey this hotel would be ideal, but if youre wanting to visit Milan or have time to kill while you're at the hotel I wouldn't recommend it.

After finding cheap flights to Milan, we were having big problems finding a hotel that was (a) anywhere near 'cheap', and (b) anywhere near Milan. The Holiday Inn was slightly more expensive than some of the other hotels, but with good reviews and a good reputation, we thought we'd pay the extra and stay there. With the benefit of hindsight (and the information I'll give you now) this could have been a great stay, but there are a couple of things to note before booking. The good. Nice hotel, excellent staff, very clean. The bad. Here we go. The location is bad. Now, we'd planned for this, and if you've got a car, it won't be an issue. Really. Free parking. If you don't have a car, you'll have read about the local train station... and this is where things get fun. When we arrived at the local station there wasn't a taxi in sight, and no obvious way of obtaining one. Without knowing Italian to call a local company (or a number), you'll be stuck. Even the local bus drivers didn't know where the hotel was and we ended up walking the 2km there. The hotel did say when we arrived that if we'd called them they could have organised it, but hindisight's wonderful. The next issue was getting anywhere. 2km to the station isn't a long journey. We'd expected to taxi it most days for a few Euros, but if this is your first trip to Italy WOW are you in for a surprise. Italian taxis start the meter from when the booking is made, regardless of where they are. The first two taxis had 10 Euros already on the meter making it a 17 Euro trip, and this became a frequent problem no matter where we went in Milan. The hotel does have a driver that will do the trip for 10 Euros, but this is subject to availablility... and it's a busy hotel. If you haven't got a car be prepared to spend a LOT of money on taxis. There was no bath in the room, strange for a 4*, but not unheard of and didn't worry us. What was irritating was that there was no shower door/curtain, and the base of the shower was level with the bathroom floor meaning that every time we had a shower the floor flooded. It was a bad design and we went through a lot of towels. The 'free' computers in reception. The first day one worked, the second two days neither worked. We had WiFi notebooks, and this would have been a problem printing tickets that we'd bought although the fantastic staff, (and they really are) did it for us on their computer. Don't rely on these computers being available. The breakfast was basic, but a selection of standard continental food. Flies constantly buzzed around the fruit and we wondered why they hadn't covered it, but it was edible. In summary, it was a reasonable stay. Had we known about the taxi/station situation before booking we'd probably have spent an extra 100 Euros on a more central hotel as the taxi bills really racked up quickly, but if you have a car it's a nice place to stay.

We chose this hotel in a somewhat hurried way and did not realise it would be so far from the centre of town (Milano, not Monza). It was easily reached from the North, being visible from the expressway, and there was no traffic around, but reaching MIlano downtown meant one had to drive there and find a parking for the whole day, which did not come cheap. The breakfast buffet is nice and the staff quite helpful. When we visited around Aug 15, the hotel was mostly empty.

Great, comfortable hotel on the way towards the airport. the rooms were clean and nicely kept, the staff onsite was very helpful and breakfast was good. the hotel also have underground garage which is nice. the only drawback is there was a large group at check-in which kept the lobby busy and noisy.

The hotel is comfortable (including beds), clean, complete, staff are very professional and responsive, and they offer an excellent rate. We were there for just one night, after a day visiting Como. We had a car, so going into the city for dinner was not a problem for us. If I didn't have a car, I would have picked another location.

Via Cornaggia, 44 Cinisello Balsamo MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Holiday Inn Milan Nord Zara places you within a 15-minute stroll of popular sights such as Auchan and Pala Kart Cinisello Balsamo. This 4-star hotel has 128 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Vulcano Shopping Centre and La Fontana Shopping Centre are also nearby.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All 128 soundproofed accommodations feature separate bedrooms. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.

Property features

Holiday Inn Milan Nord Zara features a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 4 meeting rooms. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for EUR 90 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include conference space, a business center, and express check-in.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Room, Accessible, Bathtub (Mobility)

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room

Full 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 438 reviews