The Yard Hotel

Location: Milan, Italian Lakes & Northern Italy | Italy

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Vintage trunks, leather hat boxes, antique globes and rosewood desks are the protagonists of this story. Harking back to the heyday of the ‘travelling gentleman’ (think waxed moustache, Homburg hat and pince nez), every corner of the Yard Hotel holds a new discovery and every object its own history. With a lifetime collection of curios and vintage pieces dating from 18th century to the Fifties dotted around, this hotel, located in Milan’s trendy Navigli district, marches to its own beat – one that you can very easily get hooked on.
Perfect forSports lovers, private members’ club goers and for gents (and ladies) on tour of Italy’s northern cities.
In the knowIf you see something you like and can’t live without then head to the hotel’s boutique and pick up a savvy statement piece to take home with you. Alternatively, ask the owner to name a price, as some of the room furnishings are for sale.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Chic Design
  • City Hotel
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Yard Hotel is an arm’s length from the Vila Gabriele D’Annunzio with many of the fashion capital’s important sights within easy walking distance, including the Basilica of San Lorenzo Maggiore, the Duomo and the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

Rooms at The Yard Hotel

The modish rooms are hip and quirky, with each one featuring a different sport. Take your pick from the boxing, golf, hunting, horse riding or rugby themed rooms and browse the sporting memorabilia and wall art while you have your bags unpacked for you (the hotel has an unpacking and packing service).

Food & Drink

As cool as the rooms’ interiors, the Doping Club lounge bar attracts an interesting crowd, made up of both locals and Milanese fashionistas. While a highly groomed ‘alchemist’ whisks up a creative concoction and serves you a small plate of pata negra and caprese salad. 

Breakfast, served on a communal table in the lobby, is presented in a picnic-style basket full of organic jams, mini croissants, breads, fresh fruit, museli and yoghurt.


While away some time in the lounge bar - people watch from the soft tweed sofa or play a game of backgammon for a relaxed evening in.

Activities at The Yard Hotel

Though the hotel has a fun vintage arcade machine and a cinema, grab a bike or skateboard, both of which are available for guests’ use, and navigate the water systems and canals to explore Navigli’s stunning streets. Hop onto the tram, which stops less than 100m from the hotel, and travel further into Milan’s centre to see the Gothic Duomo di Milano cathedral and the Santa Maria della Grazie convent, which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper.

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Hotel location

The Yard Hotel is approximately a 40-minute drive from Milan's Malpensa airport.

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