Planted firmly in the heart of one of Milan’s pulsating dining and nightlife hot zones along Naviglio Grande Canal, boutique guest house The Yard offers a selection of unique suites and dependences; a haven of tartan, rosewood and Aztec perfection.
If you’re as sick of hotel room uniformity blah as we are, retire the shoppers – or the hubby – in one of their themed guest rooms each, ahem, sporting a divine collection of vintage tennis, golf, hunting, horse-riding and rugby memorabilia.
Make your way over to The Doping Club where a host of suspender and bow-tie-clad, moustached mixologists await, or alternatively, play bartender in the lobby and mix your own ‘tails whilst unwinding over a game of backgammon. With only 14 rooms onsite, including 2 self-contained residences, every guest is ensured an intimate and personalised experience complete with fabulous hospitality and damn good sportsmanship.
Piazza XXIV Maggio, 8, Ticinese, Milan. +39 02 8941 5901, theyardmilano.com