Grand Hotel Sitea
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... a few other things and Mike had fish and pasta. My meal was ok, the pasta was definitely fresh – it was different sizes so clearly hand done! It was a bit hard and chewy but not too bad. The others had the same commnt about the pasta. The waiter was so funny – he seemed really happy to give us food and gave us a big smile once he’d served our food! He was really interested to know what we thought of it too and was very happy when we said it ...
July 18, 2014
What a quiet night – it's truly lovely here. And then breakfast was outside on the terrace looking over the lake. Cinzia gave us a good selection of cereal and breads with ham and made us a great local pear cake which was yummy. We set out for a walk to the old centre of town. It was fine walking in the morning – cool ...
... us via an unexpected but good way starting on today's large drive. We drove past the lovely areas near Avignon again and had a couple of stops for drinks, food etc. When we got near Grenoble it took us through this large and sort of pretty town and then through the giant French alps. How beautiful the scenery truly was. We also went through several – actually many tunnels. We remembered ...
... One of the stalls sold Fondant aux pommes and we finally relented and bought one. A yellow dough with a slice of Apple. Deep fried. Rolled in sugar. Absolutely delicious. I did mention to Brent that if he deep fried me and rolled me in sugar I would probably taste ok too. Life is pretty tough if you don't taste good after such treatment. Had a quiet afternoon catching up with diaries etc and cooked vegetarians nachos (just like my sister and I used to make when we were at ...
... 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!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
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.
A fair deal
I spent three nights at the Sitea in early August 2006. On the whole I was satisfied.
Positive points: The hotel is very well located, about half way between the train station and the main square (Castello). It is on a quiet street, but with several useful shops just a few paces away. Very clean and neat. Breakfast buffet was fine, though the bacon and egg department would win no prizes. On my last day I ordered breakfast in the room and it was delivered promptly, by a courteous young man. Pleasant cocktail bar, drinks not overpriced. I didn't try the restaurant. (But I did dine at the Del Cambio, just a short walk away, and it was first-rate: one of the best restaurant experiences of my life. Very good value for what you get; old-world service. The gran fritto was unforgetable)
Negative points: My single room was very small. The heavy door did not keep out noise from the corridor. Renovation works are in progress, and I was unable to take an afternoon nap because of hammering/drilling somewhere beneath me. Poor choice of movies.
Overall, yes, I would certainly stay here again, but would try to get a bigger room. Be bold and ask for an upgrade; my courage strangely failed me.
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.
Internet is provided in the lobby area free of charge.
Breakfast was included - this was fine, nothing to write home about but considering it was inclusive we were happy! We ate in the restaurant one evening and the food was lovely.
We rang in advance and were able to secure a car parking space with the hotel free of charge (they only have 5 or 6 spaces so you must get in early!).
The location is brilliant - you're in the midst of the main shopping area/cafes etc and only a 10 minute walk from the main train station.
If I could find a negative it would be the pressing service. We requested an iron and were told that the hotel do not give irons to rooms (we should've remembered this from past visits to Italy!). However, they kindly offerred to press our clothes for us and we stupidly accepted without asking if there was a fee. On checkout, we were charged over 50 Euro's!!! We didn't complain though as it was just as much our fault for not asking if there was a charge.
Overall, a fantastic hotel - great rooms, great service, great location.
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.