Grand Hotel Sitea
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... away. He started talking loudly to 2 others who i spotted up in the city walls. I handed Nicholas the house keys and said that should they come after us he should sprint as far as his legs would go to get his father and told the girls that if something should happen they also should, together, run away from the situation. Nothing happened. Maybe protected by 4 guardian angels who were elated at being in such Holy places this morning. Anyway. no more evening walks without Brent for ...
Arrived here at lunch time, unexpected peace and quite in run down motorhome only campsite. Was going to have given the place a miss and gone for the more traditional all singing and dancing over priced Italian campsite. Glad we didn't, in small field next to lake only two other vans. Very pretty. Went into local village. Chilled by lake eating ice cream, heaven on sore ...
... of the Cairo Museum. The Italian who managed the digs tried to sell it all the Louvre but was unsuccessful. Notwithstanding that it's a bit strange that he could just dig it up and cart it all off, it was pretty mind blowing and of course Brendon was very happy to see all of the references to the Ptolomeic Period (personally I think we are still in it!!). The penny dropped for Liam as to what it was all about so he was pretty excited talking about Tutankhamen ...
... and the next being 13:35, crazy, there was meant to be an alternative bus at 10:19 but this never showed so we had to wait for the 13:35, luckily the buses ran late enough for us to get back...
Turin, is a lovely city which hasn't been over-run by tourists, which is always a good thing!
From Pavia, we headed to Asti, Originally we were heading for a Vin Yard with the ability for an overnight stop with facilities (from our camperdstop book), sadly we got there and there was nothing so headed for our alternative Campeggio Cagnidi Asti - It was a predominately permanent vans but with a few touring pitches.
We didn't actually do anything here so nothing to report - Just a pin in the map.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Hotel Sitea Turin
Loved this hotel.. Lovely old style with loads of charm. Food was amazing and the court yard houses resident turtles
The best bath ever, umm nothing like a deep hot bath after a long flight :)
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grand Hotel Sitea Turin
My husband and I stayed here on our drive from Paris to Florence for our honeymoon. We happened upon it by luck, just drove into Torino and found the first place that looked nice. The price was extremely reasonable (135 euros) the room was the largest we stayed in during our entire trip, and the bed was enormous and comfortable. The bathroom was modern with a wonderful bathtub and great water pressure that my husband loved. The hotel staff were heplful in making dinner suggestions and even called a few places to ensure they were open.
We had a great time here and would stay again!
It is true that any hotel recomended by Michelin guide is going to be good. Hotel Grand Sitea was no exception. Stayed in a large room on the top floor which has large flat screen TV, marble bathroom, bidet, slippers & robes, and a wonderful breakfast. All in a good part of Turin, and not behind the railroad station where most hotels are. Hotel staff is knowledgeable and helpful and refered us to two restorants, both of which do no cater to turists and were wonderful. Would definitely stay there again.
I spent three nights at the Sitea in early August 2006. On the whole I was satisfied.
My husband and I stayed in this hotel on our way back from a ski trip. Travelling with us was our one year old son. The staff in the hotel could not have been more helpful with him, they arranged a crib, high chair etc and gave us a larger room in order to accomodate him.
Our impression was of an excellent hotel and I would reinforce the views of previous reviewers in recomending it.
We stayed at the Grand Hotel Sitea for 3 nights in May 2005 at 155 Euro per night. To be honest, we weren't expecting much - but we were extremely impressed. The room was one of the largest we've experiencd in Europe (having been to over 20 European countries - all 4 star hotels). The staff were very friendly and importantly, the reception staff spoke fairly good english.
Grand by name and nature.
The only thing remotely bad about this hotel is the price. I would never have been able to afford to stay there had I not been sent there on business. Don't let the outside appearance of the hotel fool you: it truly is grand inside, with marble steps, fine furnishings, sound-proofed rooms.
Above all, friendly, multi-lingual staff and cleaners who always seem to be on duty. I had a wonderful time and I recommend this hotel highly.