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IH Hotels Milano St. John Sesto San Giovanni

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for a long weekend (mid aged couple). Quiet but spacious hotel. Very friendly staff. A bit of a hike to the Metro station so maybe not suited to the infirm but otherwise great. Also a lot cheaper to eat out in the area than say closer to the Duomo area. Had a great meal at a local chinese on Saturday night.

We stayed here as part of a groupon, and quite honestly I wish I hadn’t bothered. It’s very far out of the city (don’t do what we did and go one stop outside of the city limits as we saw that that stop was slightly closer to the hotel and ended up with a £76 euro fine!) and after a long day we were greeted by an incredibly rude male receptionist who did everything but make us feel welcome. After giving him our voucher he immediately exclaimed “You didn’t book breakfast!” To which I replied that I hadn’t. He ignored that and then demanded our passports and told us we could collect them later because it was Italian law, handed us a key and sent us to our room without so much as an explanation. No option to book breakfast there, no courtesy at all. I felt very uncomfortable at the thought of being separated by our passports so as soon as we threw our bag down my husband went to get them. I am a receptionist at a hotel and if I had treated a guest the way this gentleman treated us I would be sacked. Top that with a lovely view of an apartment complex’s balconies and a very cramped shower cubicle, we will never return to this hotel.

THe best advert for this hotel are its staff. All friendly and helpful, faultless really. The hotel has limited food on offer at night time so we ate once at the hotel but went out each night for dinner. The area is fine, its urban but no different to any city where the outskirts are urbanised districts., and there are numerous restaurants nearby including A very good sushi bar. And there is a very good supermarket nearby- if only we had those quality products in England. Our biggest gripe about the hotel is that it was hot. Too hot. That is because the heating has. Even set to winter and do the air con only blows warm air. To sleep we had to leave the door to our balcony open so that cool air could pass from the second door ( a form of double glazing) to reduce noise from the busy road. Milan is only 10-15 mins away by Metro and the nearest station is only 5-8min walk. Oh yes, there is car parking too.

Stopped here on a special offer for 3 days. It's a bit out of the centre on the red metro line and about a 5/10 minute walk from the metro station (1.50 euro) there are a few nice bars and restaurants in walking distance which we went to and were all nice. The room it self was fine, very clean nice comfortable bed but not much space for your clothes just a couple of shelves but no drawers. The bathroom was decent although the shower cubicle was very small and a bit cramped. We found the air con not much use but there was traffic noise if you had the windows open fortunately we took ear plugs. One big minus for us is the lack of tea or coffee making facilities essential for a cup of tea first thing. The staff were lovely, a friendly greeting at reception. The free breakfast while just the normal continental was fine and again the staff where friendly. The bar man was particularly nice as we had a night cap most evenings and he insisted we take the nuts and crisp out on the bar to nibble on. All in all a decent hotel but for us just a bit far out so going back in the evening to get changed and chill after a day in the centre of Milan before going out to eat was a bit of an effort hence finding some local places to eat was a must.

Reading some of the past reviews I can only agree. We came here on a wowcher deal and at first I was quite impressed but the room decor was terrible and the bed far too hard. Only one pillow each and the walls are paper thin. The view from our window was the roof top and balconies of the flats behind. No tea making facilities or an iron. Although you can get your clothes ironed at cost but no good when you are only there a short time. The location might be too far from Milan centre for some but with good transport links and cheap taxi prices we were more than happy and the local restaurants we visited were 2nd to none. The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful and I cannot fault the cleanliness either. Given the choice I wouldn't have chosen this hotel

Stayed here for 2 nights on a groupon deal. I think the hotel was fine considering the price. It is a little out of town but we got a 2 day metro ticket for €8.50 so could use the metro and walk the last bit. Breakfast was ok. Didn't eat anything else in the hotel. Used the bus from the airport to get to the centre of milan for €9, much cheaper than a taxi transfer.

The hotel is just outside Milan, in Sesto San Giovanni, at about 10 minutes' walk from the subway station Sesto Marelli. While it is theoretically a 4-star hotel, don't expect much. The furniture and decor are outdated, and cleanliness is not exactly tip top. The hotel seems to be a popular choice for groups, though. The good: Location: It's not too far from the subway (line M1, so in less than half an hour you can be at the Duomo) and near a supermarket (Coop). Since the hotel is outside Milan, the tourist tax for a 4-star hotel is just €2/person/night instead of €5/person/night as in Milan. Breakfast: The croissants and cakes were very good and fresh. Make sure you order coffee from the bar, because the beverages from the coffee machine are disgusting. Even the hot water has a terrible taste. Reception staff: All receptionists were friendly and professional, and willing to provide the information we needed. --- The bad: Noise: While some of the rooms face the main street, which is very busy, the traffic noise is bearable. However, the walls are very thin and you can hear anything that is happening is the next rooms (you can actually hear the conversations—yes, it's that bad!). Not extremely clean: While the sheets and towels were clean, the room was dusty, and there was some mould in the bathroom. Also, the kitchen staff could wash the cutlery and dishes better. Finally, Wi-Fi comes and goes, and the air conditioner would need some maintenance. -- Overall, there were positives and negatives. If you stay for a night or two, find a great deal online, have low expectations, and are lucky to have no one in the next room, then I guess the hotel could be OK. But for longer stays, I cannot recommend it.

We arrived on a Wednesday afternoon. We got the metro from Central station to Sesto Marelli. It's a good 10-15 minute walk and the last bit is uphill, there was nowhere to get a taxi. I was on crutches so this was not fun in the heat. The reception staff were friendly and the reception area was nice. We got to our room on the 3rd floor and first impressions it looked ok. There is one small information booklet in the room with not much helpful info in it , no tea/coffee making facilities. When we opened the cupboard looking for the mini bar the door was hanging on by one hinge. Best yet was the mini bar contained the remaining half eaten food from the previous guests! Made you wonder what else wasn't cleaned. Checked the bed and definitely had clean sheets. Switched on the air conditioning and no power to it at all. Called reception to explain about the mini bar and we were told if we wanted food there were vending machines downstairs. Eventually got them to understand and come up to the room. A cleaner was then sent in. With regards to the A.c. unit they switched it on downstairs. The bed was comfortable but you need more pillows. They were as flat as pancakes. The website says free internet. So logged in using passwords given. All worked ok until the evening. Reception said they were having problems. So couldn't log into my laptop without using my mobile data. The excuse would have been believeable only the following night the wi fi worked so long As you didn't download anything. Was trying to use netflix as the tv in the room has 20 channels all bar 1 in Italian. The only English speaking channel was CNN. The maid came in on the 2nd day as we asked for toilet roll. She made the bed but left all the empty glasses. The 2nd night the ac/heating didn't work either. So in my opinion the management control the heating/a.c. and filter the wi fi. The hotel is too far from the centre of Milan and too far from the metro especially when you've spent all day walking about in the city centre

We came here on a wowcher mystery trip. The hotel said 4* but I would say 3* at a push. The lobby is lovely and the staff very friendly and helpful. The rooms however are very basic and dated, terrible tv with hit and miss CNN and one channel with English subtitles.Breakfast is excellent with lots to choose from for €8 and again very attentive staff(really struggled with the coffee though, if they offer you Americano, don't expect it to be what you think, its espresso with a little water so ask for extra hot water to add to it.) the evening menu let's this place down. It's pizza and a soft drink €10 or 2 course set menu with side €15 which is meant to include water and wine but had to ask for it. Took over an hour to get first course and the mains are awful, Wafer thin unidentifiable meat covered in slimy mushrooms and a lettuce leaf. ordered potato as sides and when they didn't come I asked and she said they had non. It was ordered an hour before so was disappointed they didn't come and tell me. I had one bite and left it, she asked if I didn't like it and I said no but she didn't offer anything else or deduct any money and the meal cost €58! Go out for evening meal but have breakfast there is my advice. If you come out of the hotel and turn left you will see some stone steps, go down and follow road round back of hotel, walk a couple of hundred metres there's a gigante supermarket where you can get cheap soft drinks alcohol and snacks which is great to save money, there's a downstairs don't miss it. when going out head for the sesto marelli metro stop not the sesto rondo like they tell you as it's a nightmare to find. They're both on the red line heading towards sesto maggio. We went to lake como for the day, get red line to sesto maggio and the trains right there, it's only €4.90 return. Usually platform 1, it takes 50 mins to get there and its gorgeous. We went to the cathedral there(duomo) it's only €1 and it's beautiful inside. Glad we did as milan duomo queue was huge so we missed out on going inside. Finally managed to get a "normal" McDonald's 😂

During my 2 night visit to Milano, I stayed at this hotel with group of people with my bus. At my last night, after a trip to Como, when I got back to room, I realized some of mine personal things are missing, and that the bed was set up. Cleaning ladies took chocolates, snacks and reading glasses. What a shame! Also the other people in the bus realizes day after some of there personal things are missing. I will never get back here and will never recommend this hotel to anyone. Breakfast was poor comparing to the other ones I had in Italy. They said - free wifi, but we had to pay for it. 1e per day, which is nothing , but don't lie that you offer something for free if you don't. Shame! You call it 4* hotel and you steal from your visitors!

Via Bruno Buozzi 97 Sesto San Giovanni MI

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

IH Hotels Milano St. John Sesto San Giovanni places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Carroponte and Spazio MIL. This 96-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. It's in central Sesto San Giovanni and also close to Teatro degli Arcimboldi and University of Milano-Bicocca.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


All of IH Hotels Milano St. John Sesto San Giovanni's 96 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with TVs. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also standard.

Property features

At IH Hotels Milano St. John Sesto San Giovanni, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. If you drive, self parking is EUR 10.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 50 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include express check-out, laundry facilities, and a garden.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Double Room, 2 Single Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

41% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 269 reviews