Travel Blogs from Turin
... for the next night. Kyria had booked a bed and breakfast here for us. It was a good couple of hours to get there. It was nice scenery driving along the motorway, adjacent to the sea and seeing all the towns along the way. All the houses looked the same everywhere - same style, colour etc!
We found the place we were staying easy enough. It was in a block of apartments. As we arrived and were ringing the bell, a little Italian lady walked up and ...
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 ...
The medieval fair was on again today but we had pre-planned to have a morning in Turin. I chose Mass in the Cathedral with the shroud but once we got there we found that the Mass times on their website were not up to date. :-(. We wandered around the Church. It contains something of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati but as everything was in Italian I cannot work out which. The Holy shroud of The Lord was there but as we are not in line with the 10 year showing we had to be content ...
... the life of Guido's cousin Orfeo who will be sadly missed.
Boys spent the afternoon tree surfing while Gran and I caught up on some washing, it always feels great when you have a case full of clean clothes when you are traveling.
Spritz in the local piazza with enough nibbles - that always accompany pre-dinner drinks- to feed a small family!! casual walk through town before selecting the nights dinner venue. So not looking forward to cooking when I get home!!
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Victoria Turin
Beware the Pool, unfriendly Turin Hotel
Stayed here recently with husband and 5 year old. Room was large and clean, breakfast was more than adequate. Free internet was a plus. My negative feelings towards the hotel stem from them not telling us of a parking fee (18Euros/night about 5 blocks from the hotel) even after I asked and from the pool issue. All over the hotel and in emails to me they tell you to use the pool. When we brought our daughter to the pool (which was very beautiful) I am then told there is a 20Euro per adult cost. No where is anything they sent me or I read in the room was this mentioned. I was forced to use the pool at that point as to not disappoint my daughter for a cost of 40 euro. I complained at check out along with another unsuspecting couple and eventually the manager dropped the charge. The front desk staff was very unfriendly and not helpful at all. They made me feel like a criminal because I complained.
It left a bad feeling in me about Turin. So if you want just a hotel with no hospitality this is your place.
What a charming place to stay
Nice rooms, lovely decorated. Big bathroom, recently renovated. Very clean. Excellent breakfast in a romantic patio. Everything in walking distance. Very good value for the price.
Great Hotel good value and a very helpful Staff
A very good balance between price and value. A very good room on the main floor to relax and chat with friends. The staff speaks english and I found them to be extremely helpful in book events and assistance outside the hotel. We stayed for ten days.
Nice Place to stay
I stayed for one night at Hotel Victoria during November 2005.
The hotel is quite big and has a bit tired european style but it has a very good location and a good service.
I stayd in the Junior Suite with an Jacuzzi two places Bathtab with was quite complicated to use (instuction was not enough probably) after read it few times I choose the big shower.
The Room was very big and well decorated with bright color and a romantic bed with courtains all over around, pillows very thin and hard.
I would say about this hotel that it has a good relation between price and standard.
I recommand this well located place.
Very Nice, Very European
Stayed 3 nights and really enjoyed my stay. The hotel is right downtown, close to shopping (Roma), landmarks (palace, churches), restaurants, train station, and the river. European charm with an outstanding complimentary breakfast. Note the European part - very small room, noise carries, and limited room ammenities (very small tv, no in-room coffee, no clock). Staff was helpful, friendly, and spoke excellent English. Don't go to Turin and stay in a chain - you will like the Hotel Victoria.
A charming hotel in Turin
We stayed in the Victoria Hotel for 4 nights in June, 2005. The staff was friendly and helpful, yet I would caution against taking their dining recommendations -- we were quite disappointed with the Badessa Restaurant they reommended to us for dinner. The food was mediocre and overpriced, and the service was terrible.
The breakfast at the hotel was ample, yet not of consistent quality. On two of the mornings, the fruit was fresh and appetizing, on the two other mornings, there were moldy oranges in the mix, which effectively dulled my appetite. The breakfast room is quite difficult to navigate when it is crowded, making it somewhat uncomfortable.
The housekeeping staff is outstanding -- pleasant and efficient with every request. The rooms were impeccably clean. And the reception staff was also quite helpful -- they even printed a document that we needed.
It is also quite nice that there is free wireless Internet access from almost every room. And if you cannot access the Internet from your room there is an Internet hotspot in a small room on the Lobby level.
All in all a charming hotel in a rather worn at the edges city.
Still the best place in Turin
I love the Victoria hotel. It is small, quirky and although it hasn't got many stars, it looks like it deserves more. Each room is individually furnished and there is one with leopard prink furnishings, very gauche! The breakfasts are among the best I've ever had in an Italian hotel (baked apple with pine nuts and raisins among other interesting curious). It's being done up a bit when I was there last week April 05 (I think they are putting more rooms on)...let's hope its back street charm stays put...
A wonderful hotel and great for English speakers!
We just returned from a July 2004 trip. staying at Hotel Victoria. It is a lovely small hotel, and the very helpful staff was able to speak to us in English, point out special events in the city and assist us with our questions. The morning breakfast in the hotel's garden room is extensive and tasty, and the room was comfortable and cozy. There's also TV with English-language CNBC and CNN, a computer to check e-mail and wireless capability. There's more --it's within easy walking distance to Pizza San Carlo, Piazza Castello and The Atrium, the Olympic preview center.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel 2 years ago - we had a wonderful time - the hotel was excellent!
Four Seasons Standard
This Hotel is excellent ! It is equal to any Four Seasons Hotel, we have stayed at.