Travel Blogs from Turin
We checked out after a fairly lousy breakfast which cost 16 euro and headed to Torino. Discovered that the GPS wasn't working properly for Italy. Searching through I discovered that when France was downloaded the map for Italy disappeared. Pretty ****** about this. So we missed a turnoff for Torino and headed into San Remo to find a McDonalds that …
... All started at Gt St Bernard's Pass. And I had my first pilgrim's meal. Local restaurant offering a 10€ menu for pilgrims. 2 courses plus coffee, bottle of water and carafe of wine. Very good. Only downside is the odd couple want to put lights out already (9.20) and are getting up at 6am. What on earth! It is only 17 miles to the next town. They must want to get there for lunch. I think I need my own room ...
A nice short day. Warm sunshine. No pressure to get accommodation as I had decided to stay at the campsite listed in my book and shown on the map. Coped with lack of lunch as I had the hotel's "Full Italian Breakfast" ie a glass of fruit juice, a pan au chocolat and a coffee. Just arriving at Ivrea when an Italian version of Peter Selman accosted me. Not only did this unfortunate man have an uncanny resemblance to Peter ...
... in Torino . The building is 50 stories tall. 550 feet. When we got off the elevator, the view was breath taking! You could see all of Turin. We took lots of pictures then came down and went to have our last lunch in Italy. Stopped at a little cafe, and I had my last prosciutto and cheese panini . We then went to find Grom to have our last gelato in ...
Today we sleep in a bit and get ready for another full day. Walter picks us up at 11:00 to see some sights. Our first stop is to a beautiful park in Torino . I can't remember the name but its suppose to be a park for lovers. After the park we go to a medieval castle of Valentino , which was built to host the ancient art section of the1884 Turin expo., along the Po river. All the buildings are copies of 15th centuries models from Valle D'Aosta and Piedmont. Then we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Victoria Turin
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.
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.
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.
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.