Grand Hotel Sitea
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... It was a fantastic experience, and the views of the alps in the distance were also wonderful. All that was missing was Michael Caine and the three minis (from the film - The Italian Job). We stopped in the main square in Turin for a cup of famously good hot chocolate on the way back. Is this the best drinking chocolate in the world? Could ...
... lunch we wandered around Turin for a while to see the baroque palaces, medieval duomo and remains of a Roman theatre and city gate. Turin is famous for its chocolate and we had a delicious cup of thick dark hot chocolate in one of the cafés in the main square - heaven! It's been lovely and sunny today so we sat on our balcony in the sun for a while before another tasty dinner in a trattoria, then back to watch the European cup ...
... are grand squares and many of the streets are lined with colonnades which are convenient for window shoppers if it is raining. On the way back from dinner we walked down a whole street lined with plant stalls, just left there at the end of the day - a dazzling avenue of beautiful flowers and ...
When we first arrived in Asti it was around 8.30 at night and we were welcomed with drinks and snacks by just about the entire family into a lovely little hotel, it was very sweet. Our first thoughts about Asti itself were, what the heck are we doing here? The town is small and there is not a lot to do there. Well after some much needed sleep, the next day answered that question with great gusto! We took a short bus ride up to the vineyards and began ...
... glass of wine that tasted amazing for that price. I also had a €1 glass of wine that tasted exactly like what you would expect €1 wine to taste like.
I would say Turin was the biggest surprise and possible my favorite stop on the trip so far, it had all the history and magnificence you expect from Italy without all the tourist traps (maybe it gets worse in the summer). Entrance ...
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.