Rooms less ordinary

Tired of the boutique hotel fad, II Rosentin’s owners went the do-it-yourself route when it came to decorating the four-room guesthouse in Milan’s Brera neighborhood that opened just over a year ago.

„We talked to lots of interior designers, but they all came back with the same minimalist designs,“ says Claudia Parola, manager and concierge.

Instead of slick designer furniture, they sourced everything themselves, taking inspriration from vacations spent in bed-and-breakfast in Provence. The rooms are decked out with elegantly embroidered chairs and French style double beds, while niche Italian producers were called for the linens and bath products. We especially like the Acqua di Parma toiletries. The result is a cozy urban inn that’s within walking distance of the city’s main sights and stores.

The trattoria downstairs does room service, and there’s a classy wood-paneled bar for sampling the house grappa.




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