Travel Blogs from Turin
Lovely day's walking in the sun. Slightly overcast to be precise which made the temperature perfect for walking. Yesterday's walk took me from the Alps proper to almost flat country and today it was like being back in France with fields of maize and very little climbing. By tomorrow I will be beside rice fields. I have been struck by how markedly different the nationalities are immediately upon crossing the border. I ...
... now in the hostel which specialises in providing for pilgrims. As I have only came across 2 others in over 5 weeks it seems a bit of a niche market to me. But sure enough no sooner was I in the dormitory than a Swiss pilgrim turned up. All very chummy. Later on I headed into the big city to get something to eat. Made a slight error while on my way back, still hungry, when I discarded my daily contact lenses, looked in ...
... 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 ...
... to lunch at Guido and Bruna's house. Another lovely afternoon. We later go to a church on the hill the Superga Basilica ,which has some interesting history. This was the sight of a plane crash around 1949 which killed a total of 31 people of which 18 belonging to the national team , the best of the best of Italian football team. Then we are off to do a bit more sight seeing . After a nice gelato we go back to the hotel . Another wonderful but exhausting day. Buona ...
... that was going on, We decided to stop and talk in the local flavor. There was dancing and music, it made for a really nice evening. After we walked around a bit more we got in our cars and drove to a very nice restaurant up in the hills with had authentic Piemonts food . Wonderful dinner with family. Back to our hotel. Buona ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Golden Palace Turin
This is a great hotel you will not be disappointed although I do suggest that you spend the extra and get a deluxe room. They are very spacious and extremely well equipped.
We heard good reviews about this hotel and we were not disappointed. It's very close to the main station in Turin so however you plan to travel from the airport, it's relatively easy to find.
We were there on the same time as the previous reviewer but were fortunate in that we stayed 3 nights up to Saturday and missed the party mentioned that evening. There was a party on Friday evening as well but it ended much earlier and was considerably less noisy. The rooms were disappointingly small and tricky to access I agree but as they were new, were luxuriously appointed. We too missed tea/coffee making facilities but these are not often available in Europe it seems. The restaurant we found to be excellent in every way as was the bar area. The staff were all lovely and for me, extremely helpful. We had occasion to require their urgent assistance in a medical emergency and I can honestly say that they were exemplary in every way. I could not have managed without them and will always be grateful for the support and assistance they gave us. To me that says everything. You really find out how good a place is in this situation.
We arrived at the Golden Palace about 7pm on a Friday evening so not exactly out of hours. The first sign that this hotel is severely understaffed was the lack of a doorman or porter to help with our bags. We dragged them in ourselves and still at check-in no one offered to help us or to show us to our room. A bad start.
We stayed at the Golden Palace recently for our second wedding anniversary. The hotel is as impressive as the other reviews have said. We had a standard room which had excellent in-room facilities, but was one of the smaller rooms I've stayed in around the world.
My wife and I stayed here and although we knew it was a 5 star deluxe hotel it exceeded our expectations widly. We stayed in a deluxe room and it was the best hotel room i have ever been in and I have been traveling for business for 20 years!!! you will not be disapointed.
Superb 5 star hotel
We stayed in the Golden Palace in mid March for 3 nights. The hotel is simply suberb. From the reception to the bar, restaurant and especially the rooms with plasma tv, granite bathrooms and plush decor the Golden Palace is 5 star.
The cocktails in the bar are very good and were served with excellent free canapes. A great alternative to dining out if you want a light meal.
The restaurant was surprisingly quiet (we couldn't figure out why, given the lack of quality restaurants in Turin). The food was excellent and the prices reasonable.
The Golden Palace is very central and less than one minute stroll from the main shopping street. The Egytpian museum and the Royal Palace are both worth a look and less than 10 minutes walk.
Stylish centrally located hotel with excellent facilities
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights in March, just after the Olympics. We were extremely impressed with the hotel - the rooms were impeccable as was the service from all staff. Our room (deluxe) had a plasma screen (which my boyfriend loved!), all the plush toiletries and accessories and a general sense of luxury. The spa was a lovely touch, with a pool, steam room and saunas. Sadly, we didn't get to try out the turkish baths! The only slight quibble we had was with the breakfast - the standard breakfast came free with the offer, but we ordered poached eggs and were presented with a bill for 20 euros! But the food was very good, fortunately! The pretty historical centre of Turin is within easy walking distance.
Loved the Golden Palace!!
My husband and I stayed at the Golden Palace for 4 nights during the Olympics. The hotel is built like a fortress. We stayed in the main building (there's an adjecent building too) in a king room. The room was spacious. Expedia's pictures are very accurate. Loved the little details like the electric window shades, custom closets, rainhead shower, super plush towels and robes and deep soaking tub. The hotel lounge has a great atmosphere. The hotel is within a 5 min. walk to Piazza San Carlo. We walked everywhere! Don't expect a good view from the hotel though. It's surrounded by other buildings.