Rooms at Hilton Molino Stucky are light, airy, elegant, and spacious — and not simply by European standards but compared to hotel rooms anywhere.
Elements of the decor — the Murano glass chandelier that hangs over the bed, the pleated silk bed clothes that reference the gorgeous textiles from the nearby Fortuny factory, the marble bathroom floor and shower — alert a guest to the fact she is in a fine Italian hotel.
Couples will appreciate the sturdy and comfortable king-size bed and the safe that can fit a 15" laptop.
The room's flatscreen Philips TV offers programming in a variety of languages to suit international guests. Those whose language skills are limited to English have only CNN and CNBC business channels, MTV, and BBC World News. The hotel also offers a small selection of pay movies. However, if you catch the right steamy (and free) late-night German programming, you'll enjoy an alternative that requires no words.
The marble bathroom includes a bidet and both a shower and a long, skinny bathtub. Fortunately, the supplied terry robes fit those whose physical description is neither long nor skinny.
Guests will appreciate the presence of a lighted magnifying makeup mirror, although it's hung so low that a person of normal height must stoop to use it.
Great Hilton touches include the pre-programmed Hilton wakeup clock and a MAGIC (an acronym for Managing All Guests’ Incoming Calls) button on the phone, which is a convenience. Whether you need to arrange a wakeup call or reach the front desk, the bellman, housekeeping, or a restaurant, pressing that one button will connect you with a helpful person. Tip: Ask for a canal-view room when you make a reservation and again when you check in.