Perfect location for weekend in Turin. Close to porta Nuova station for airport shuttle, shope and restaurants on doorstep, main piazzas and The Mole all walkable within 1/2hr or so. Good breakfast selection for an Italian hotel, staff very friendly. Huge bed, super comfy and firm. Powerful shower. Furniture and decor a little dated but highly recommended.
Booked this Hotel with a flight via expedia. Arrived on the 19th May on the 6-55 flight from Stanstead, and by the time we had cleared the airport and made the Bus journey to Porto Nuveou we arrived at 11-30. we found the Hotel, which is on busy main street, and were hoping that they would allow us to store our luggage until the official check in time of 2pm. We were met with a friendly greeting in English and immediately given our room key, a very pleasant surprise.
The room was on the 5th Floor, and had the twin beds we requested, and the following facilities.
Tea/Coffee making facility's
TV (Only one English speaking channel, and that was BBC World news)
Electronic safe in the wardrobep(provided for free)
Marvelous Shower with overhead and front spray,Bidet, etc.
Very good continental breakfast
The Hotel is idealy located for a brisk walk into the main part of Turin, with The Royal Palace, Turin Shroud, Cinema Museum, and Egyptian Museum being no more than a 40 minute walk away.
The Hotel is very clean and well maintained, and the staff are all very helpful.
Would we go back there, you bet.
The whole package including flights via expedia, and five nights came to only £530, so an excellent price as well.
The hotel is refreshingly different than any other hotels that I have stayed in (and I travel frequently).
The word "art" in the name is indicative of what you will find here. There is art throughout, and the rooms (at least the room I had) art featured prominently. And the room was very spacious.
The hotel staff were over-the-top friendly and made the stay that much better.
The hotel was easy to get to by car and had very convenient parking, neither is always the case in European cities. The rooms were very spacious, very clean, and nicely furnished. It was an added consideration that they offered gluten free options for breakfast, my traveling companion was very appreciative. Lastly, balconies with views of the Alps...not bad!
Turin's main train station is the Porta Nuova Station, built in the 1860s. Designed by Alessandro Mazzucchetti it was modelled on King’s Cross in London and consisted of an arrivals hall and a departures hall separated by a hall with a semicircular roof. The early 20th century saw many changes to the station and the interior has since been completely restructured, although the façade remains.