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Assessment: Bulgari Resort Milan, Italy

Our subsequent cease on our journey to Italy & France was Milan, the place we spent two nights on the 58-room Bulgari Resort Milan. That is considered Bulgari’s flagship property, because it was the primary resort that the Italian luxurious model opened.

What are Bulgari accommodations & resorts?

Lately we’ve more and more seen vogue manufacturers get into the resort enterprise. Bulgari (or BVLGARI, for those who favor, to mirror the Roman alphabet), is an Italian luxurious model identified for watches, fragrances, jewellery, leather-based items, and so forth.

Over time the corporate has launched collaborations to get into different areas, and a kind of collaborations has been for accommodations. Bulgari at present operates seven accommodations, with an additional 5 within the pipeline, all anticipated to be opened by 2025. Bulgari acquired into the resort house as a part of a collaboration with Ritz-Carlton (which is owned by Marriott), and the primary property (in Milan) opened in 2004.

Tips on how to guide the Bulgari Resort Milan

Though Bulgari is a collaboration with Marriott, the model sadly doesn’t take part in Marriott Bonvoy. Which means you’ll be able to’t earn or redeem factors for stays at Bulgari properties, and likewise can’t make the most of any Bonvoy elite advantages.

One of the simplest ways to guide a keep at any Bulgari property is thru a journey advisor affiliated with the Marriott STARS program, so you’ll be able to obtain further perks, like complimentary breakfast, a room improve topic to availability, a resort credit score, and extra.

Since STARS is Marriott’s personal proprietary program, these upgrades are prioritized over these via Amex Advantageous Lodges & Resorts, Virtuoso, and so forth. Ford is comfortable to assist with this, and may be reached at [email protected]

So far as pricing at Bulgari Milan goes, charges typically begin at 950 Euro per evening, however pricing does range all year long. That is in keeping with the pricing of Milan’s prime accommodations.

Within the curiosity of full disclosure, we stayed right here on a journey advisor price. That is one thing Ford organized, and I figured OMAAT readers would nonetheless get pleasure from getting a way of what the resort has to supply.

Bulgari Resort Milan location

Bulgari Resort Milan has a terrific location for strolling across the metropolis. It’s in an space with a number of high-end procuring, close to Through Montenapoleone. It was solely roughly a ten minute stroll to Duomo di Milano. What’s cool is that the instant space across the resort is quiet, and nearly seems like a residential space, because it’s additionally close to botanical gardens.

Given how small the resort is, the doorway additionally feels fairly intimate. You may really feel extra such as you’re pulling right into a luxurious apartment constructing fairly than a resort.

Bulgari Resort Milan exterior
Bulgari Resort Milan entrance

So far as attending to the resort goes, Bulgari Resort Milan is a roughly 50 minute drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), a 20 minute drive from Milan Linate Airport (LIN), and a roughly 10 minute drive from Milano Centrale, do you have to be taking the prepare. In case you’re trying to take the subway, the resort is simply a few blocks from the Montenapoleone cease.

Bulgari Resort Milan check-in & foyer

We arrived at Bulgari Milan at round 2PM. We have been promptly helped by a pleasant bellman, who escorted us to reception. The very first thing I observed have been the uniforms the workers have been carrying, which have been rather more modern and fewer formal than what you’d often discover at a luxurious resort.

The resort’s reception space is small, with the entrance desk to the left and the concierge desk to the fitting.

Bulgari Resort Milan reception
Bulgari Resort Milan concierge desk

Our check-in course of was environment friendly, and inside a few minutes we have been escorted to our room. This required strolling via the foyer lounge, which I’ll speak extra about afterward.

Bulgari Resort Milan elevators

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room

Bulgari Milan has 5 flooring, and we have been assigned room 410, on the fourth ground. There was some cool artwork by the elevators, after which the hallways had a enjoyable minimalist design.

Bulgari Resort Milan hallway artwork
Bulgari Resort Milan hallway
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room exterior

We have been assigned a superior room, which is the resort’s entry degree room. Nevertheless, our superior room had a large terrace. Even inside every class there’s variance by way of the options of the rooms, so this balcony was a particular function.

Superior rooms at Bulgari Milan are marketed as being 35 sq. meters, which comes out to roughly 375 sq. toes. I’d say our room could have been a bit bigger than that, primarily based on the lengthy hallway. As soon as contained in the room, the toilet was to the left, whereas the remainder of the room was to the fitting.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room entryway
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room entryway

The room featured a cushty king measurement mattress with a Bulgari throw blanket. As you’ll be able to see, this isn’t your typical resort room by way of finishes, as there was a bunch of Bulgari (and different) artwork within the room.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room king mattress
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room king mattress
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room king mattress
Bulgari Resort Milan branded merchandise

Not solely was the mattress snug to start with, however there was additionally a pillow menu, with seven forms of pillows to select from.

Bulgari Resort Milan pillow menu
Bulgari Resort Milan pillow menu

Within the far nook of the room was a wall-mounted TV, plus a desk with a chair.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room desk & TV

The desk had a stationery equipment, which you don’t typically see in resort rooms. Excluding a pen and ruler, I don’t suppose I’ve used something in that equipment for over 15 years. What a throwback to center college.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room stationery

There was a welcome amenity on the desk consisting of some candy treats with a do-it-yourself hazelnut unfold, plus two bottles of Acqua Panna water. Plainly a candy deal with is a every day amenity on the resort, as we have been additionally introduced one the subsequent day as properly.

Bulgari Resort Milan welcome amenity

There was additionally a protected on the far finish of the room, which was constructed into the wall. I believed that was a reasonably considerate design.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room protected

Again towards the doorway was the minibar, which included a Nespresso machine, kettle, and a wide range of drinks and snacks for buy.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room minibar
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room minibar
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room minibar

There was additionally a pretty big closet within the corridor between the bed room and toilet.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room closet

The toilet featured a sink in the primary room, then a separate room with a rest room & bidet, after which a separate space with each a walk-in bathe and a bath.

Bulgari Resort Milan superior room lavatory
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room bathe
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room bathtub
Bulgari Resort Milan superior room rest room & bidet

As you’d count on, toiletries have been from Bulgari, that are at all times nice. The variety of merchandise additionally gave the impression to be almost countless.

Bulgari Resort Milan toiletries
Bulgari Resort Milan toiletries
Bulgari Resort Milan toiletries

Indubitably essentially the most thrilling a part of the room was the outside terrace, which featured a phenomenal sitting space with an umbrella, plus two day beds.

Bulgari Resort Milan terrace
Bulgari Resort Milan terrace
Bulgari Resort Milan view

Sadly the climate wasn’t too nice whereas we have been in Milan, although we nonetheless acquired to get pleasure from it fairly a bit.

After being proven to our room, the pleasant entrance workplace affiliate requested if she may get us a welcome drink. We requested for cappuccinos, which have been promptly introduced as much as our room with some cookies. What a pleasant contact!

Bulgari Resort Milan welcome drinks

Wi-Fi within the room was quick and free, and there was every day housekeeping plus turndown service.

Bulgari Resort Milan The Lounge

The Lounge is Bulgari Milan’s foyer lounge, and it’s situated between reception and the visitor elevators. That is open all through the day, and has the whole lot from espresso & tea, to cocktails, to mild meals, to pastries. As you’ll be able to see, there’s a giant give attention to vogue with all of the artwork on the partitions.

We didn’t find yourself having something to eat or drink right here, however it gave the impression to be in style with each resort friends and outsiders.

Bulgari Resort Milan The Lounge seating
Bulgari Resort Milan The Lounge seating
Bulgari Resort Milan The Lounge seating
Bulgari Resort Milan The Lounge sweets

Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar

The Bulgari Bar is the resort’s all-day venue, because it’s open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, drinks, and dinner. This can be a lovely house that has a bit over a dozen seats on the bar itself, plus a few dozen tables round it. This house is correct subsequent to Il Ristorante Niko Romito, which is the resort’s signature restaurant.

Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar seating
Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar seating
Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar seating
Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar seating

The bar space additionally has a beautiful outside terrace, however sadly the climate wasn’t cooperating there.

We got here to The Bulgari Bar one night earlier than dinner, and you may discover the drink record right here. I made a decision to order the resort’s signature cocktail (the Bulgari cocktail, served with gin, aperol, contemporary orange juice, pineapple, and lime juice), whereas Ford had a negroni.

Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar drinks

The drinks have been glorious, however equally spectacular was the snack tray that got here with it!

Bulgari Resort Milan The Bulgari Bar snacks

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito

Il Ristorante Niko Romito is Bulgari Milan’s signature restaurant, and we had dinner there one night. The particular person behind this restaurant has opened a Michelin three star restaurant, and we had heard from a number of folks how good this restaurant is. It positive didn’t disappoint.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito

The restaurant is situated proper subsequent to the bar, and it’s fairly intimate, with solely a few dozen tables.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito seating
Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito
Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito
Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito

Il Ristorante Niko Romito serves modern Italian delicacies, and you may discover the menu right here. To kick off the meal, we have been provided a deal with from the kitchen, which was an extraction of carrot, onion, and celery, with no water, however fairly with champagne.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

We have been additionally provided fairly the collection of bread.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

For starters, I ordered the risotto alla Milanese, which was outrageously indulgent.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

Ford had the roasted carrot and beetroot salad, parsley sauce, almond, and horseradish, which was positively the more healthy alternative. 😉

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

For our fundamental programs, I ordered the steamed sea bass with capers, lettuce, and lemon. This dish was so good, and I cherished the presentation and sides as properly.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

Ford had the milk fed veal Milanese model, which he mentioned was the most effective veal he’s had in his life.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

We have been so stuffed at this level, however they nonetheless despatched out some sweets to complete the meal.

Bulgari Resort Milan Il Ristorante Niko Romito dinner

I can’t say sufficient good issues in regards to the eating expertise at Il Ristorante Niko Romito. Even for those who’re not staying on the resort, this restaurant is most positively price a go to (although it may be laborious to get a reservation — staying on the resort will help with that).

Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast

Breakfast at Bulgari Milan is served every day beginning at 7AM, and you may discover the breakfast menu right here. Breakfast is served within the eating space of The Bulgari Bar. Our keep included breakfast, and for those who guide via Marriott STARS, it should embrace breakfast as properly, so you’ll be able to order freely off the menu.

To drink, we had a cappuccino, a french press espresso, and a contemporary juice.

Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast
Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast
Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast

We weren’t that hungry since we had an enormous dinner the evening earlier than, however I had the smoked salmon and avocado on entire grain bread, whereas Ford had two poached eggs with a facet of avocado.

Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast
Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast

In case your price consists of breakfast, Bulgari Milan may also gladly serve it through room service at no further cost. Better of all, the resort serves breakfast 24/7. Since we had a 6AM prepare on our second morning, we may order breakfast at 4:30AM, which was a lot appreciated. We ordered some poached eggs, do-it-yourself granola with nuts and yogurt, and avocado, together with some espresso and water.

Bulgari Resort Milan breakfast

Bulgari Resort Milan spa & health club

On the basement degree, Bulgari Milan has the health club and spa complicated. The spa is open every day from 9AM till 9PM, whereas the health club may be accessed 24/7.

Bulari Resort Milan spa reception

The health club was on the small facet, and had a treadmill, elliptical, and a wide range of weights. The health club may be reserved upfront as there’s a restrict of two folks at a time, however we had no points getting our most popular time.

Bulari Resort Milan health club
Bulari Resort Milan health club
Bulari Resort Milan health club

The resort additionally has a pleasant indoor pool, together with a sauna and steam room.

Bulari Resort Milan pool
Bulari Resort Milan pool
Bulari Resort Milan pool
Bulari Resort Milan pool
Bulari Resort Milan sauna & steam room

We didn’t get any spa remedies, however you’ll be able to discover the spa therapy menu right here, and discover the worth record right here.

Bulgari Resort Milan service

Service at Bulgari Milan was nearly textbook excellent for a metropolis resort:

  • Everybody working on the resort appeared to genuinely like their job, and on prime of that had character, which is at all times good
  • Specifically, the restaurant and bar employees have been exceptionally pleasant and attentive, at breakfast, drinks, and dinner
  • The in-room telephones had a single button you could possibly push for service, which I’d usually be skeptical of, however there was at all times a close to on the spot reply, and no must be linked (this particular person may assist with the whole lot from room service orders to arranging restaurant reservations via the concierge)

Backside line

Bulgari Milan is the flagship Bulgari property, and it was cool to lastly keep at a resort belonging to this well-known luxurious model. Bulgari Milan is a boutique property with a cool design, a wonderful restaurant, pleasant service, and a central location. Moreover, having a terrace like what we had in an entry-level room is fairly remarkable.

In case you’ve stayed at a Bulgari property, what was your expertise like?

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