A striking example of Gothic Revival Architecture and filled with antiques, the rooms and suites follow a similar design, yet with all the comforts of today. Each is individually designed but many feature high white corniced ceilings, wooden sleigh beds, parquet floors, walnut cabinets, decorative vintage wardrobes and tapestry rugs and marble clad bathrooms.
Caruso Restaurant is decorated with beautiful 1920s Murano glass chandeliers and an installation made from old soup tureen lids. Dine inside or out in the winter garden with its mismatched chairs and vintage lampshades. For a post-theatre candlelit supper, dine at Don Carlos, an intimate restaurant with walls full of paintings and sketches of La Scala. Cocktails at Gerry’s “American style” Bar feels like stepping into a bygone area. Fitness room.
• 73 rooms (23-36m2), 22 suites (40-100m2)
• Hotel opened: 1863
• Bathroom amenities: Etro