Château Monfort, Milan

Writer Gloria Fung | July 23, 2014

Located in the heart of Milan, Château Monfort is not your typical five-star hotel. A fairy tale reimagined in a restored historical building, the hotel’s various themed guest rooms are fit for a princess. Enchanted gardens, dungeons and its restaurants all evoke a sense of the surreal, in the most magical way possible. Let your children play prince and princess for an afternoon at the Sala del Dolce Risveglio, a fairy tale tea room where teapots are lamps and the delectable morsels are colourfully concocted.

But the real treats here are the rooms and five suites that each look like they’re straight out of storybooks. Four-poster beds hidden behind billowing gauzy curtains and giant seats in the form of plump pumpkins can be found.

Each of the five suites is inspired by the plots of five operas, including Turandot, Cinderella and Madam Butterfly. And for pampering that is fit for a queen, head to the Amore e Psiche SPA, where amenities, such as a sauna, Turkish bath, emotional showers and swimming pool with saline water, can be enjoyed right alongside soothing treatments.