STRAFhotel&bar - a Member of Design Hotels™

STRAFhotel&bar - a Member of Design Hotels™

Pretty good
6 reviews
Ranked #12 in Milan hotels
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Via San Raffaele 3, 20121 Milan, Italy
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Located only a few metres away from the Duomo, right in the heart of Milan, this hotel offers easy access to the main sights of the city. The elegant rooms feature free WI-FI, mini-bar, LCD TV, ... Read more
in-room safe, air conditioning, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The famous Bar Straf can be found next door and it serves as bar as well as restaurant with à la carte menu. The property offers an airport shuttle service upon payment.


Free Breakfast
Fitness Center
Spa Services
Free WiFi
Internet Access
Laundry Services
Meeting Rooms
Business Center
Pets Allowed
Air conditioning
Room Service

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Nearby the Duomo and a blink of an eye far from the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele and the Scala! This place has a great position and it gives the chance to enjoy all the beauty that Milan can offer, night or day!
The designers probably worked for give a modern aspect to this old building, but the result I think it's far from the expectations. The lobby is quite spacious, but the sofa are uncomfortable and the furnishing design creates an atmosphere that doesn't seem to me relaxing or cozy because the black is the colour who rules the space.
Rooms are quite nice, clean and tidy as well as the bathroom. The only things that I complain are the colours: too gloomy, even for the walls and the furnishing inside the rooms.
The breakfast is serve in a very small room which is not that comfortable...
Wi-Fi is free. The customers have also the opportunity to use the gym inside the hotel. I reckon that the position is the best thing that this place can offer.

Recommended for:LGBTQStudents

The Zen-inspired Straf—slang for St. Rafael—is about as minimalist as you can get and still have all the comforts of a fine hotel. Designer Vincenzo de Cotiis used industrial materials (concrete, metal, slate) in the 66 rooms, but gauzy linen throws and lots of mirrors soften the look. Wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs provide entertainment, and the luxe accessories include plush bathrobes and Marie Danielle toiletries. The Straf's svelte black-clad staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The adjoining Straf Bar is a popular place for fashionistas –too fashionista for us, but it looked lively. Half a block from the Duomo and across the street from high end department store, La Rinscente, the location cannot be beat.

Recommended for:Luxury Travellers

As soon as I walked into the Straf, I felt as if the day has let the night have its seat: everything was dark and I simply could not locate any window at all. But, despite this initial oppressing feeling, I was quickly admiring the highly stylish furniture of the lobby and the essential, but modern details. Beds are as comfortable and as big as they could be, but the rooms seem smaller than what they actually are due to the particular and extreme design. Apart from being a cutting-edge artistic place, the hotel is also famous because of its homonymous bar, which is one of the most known places amongst the night people and where you can try some typical Milanese food and aim to blend with the locals.

Recommended for:Business TravellersLuxury TravellersNightlife LoversHipsters

Stylish, essential and bare, those are the best adjectives I can find to describe this hotel. To be completely honest with you, I could also add that the Straf is not exactly functional. The very low couches in the lobby are not exactly comfortable when you are arriving after a long trip; nor are the stools in the restaurant and the bar – try not to get a backache after a meal there! Points to its favour are the incredibly location, right next to the Duomo (and I would like to stress the word NEXT) and the trendy atmosphere that is famous throughout Milan. Some stylish details left me a bit puzzled though, like the unfinished wall in the room or the dark tones used in the bathroom and the common places. Sure, black never goes out of fashion, but still… it was quite depressing.

Desenzano Del Garda

Great design hotel, if you like that kind. Incredible location right in Piazza Duomo

New York State

A little too much attitude and too mod - the TV channels are all in red and black.


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Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
Dining & Drinks
  • Bar/lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant
Fitness & Recreation
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness facilities
  • In-room massage available
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Maximum number of pets per room 1
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
Services & Conveniences
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator/lift
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • One meeting room
  • Business center
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
In-Room Dining
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
Media & Technology
  • Phone
  • Cable TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Pay movies
  • Daily housekeeping
Other Room Amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Bathrobes
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • In-room climate control (heating)
  • Desk
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Soundproofed rooms
Property Info
  • Total number of rooms - 64
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Year Built 2003
  • Express check-in
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