Travel Blogs from Turin
... away. He started talking loudly to 2 others who i spotted up in the city walls. I handed Nicholas the house keys and said that should they come after us he should sprint as far as his legs would go to get his father and told the girls that if something should happen they also should, together, run away from the situation. Nothing happened. Maybe protected by 4 guardian angels who were elated at being in such Holy places this morning. Anyway. no more evening walks without Brent for ...
... of the Cairo Museum. The Italian who managed the digs tried to sell it all the Louvre but was unsuccessful. Notwithstanding that it's a bit strange that he could just dig it up and cart it all off, it was pretty mind blowing and of course Brendon was very happy to see all of the references to the Ptolomeic Period (personally I think we are still in it!!). The penny dropped for Liam as to what it was all about so he was pretty excited talking about Tutankhamen ...
... 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!
From Pavia, we headed to Asti, Originally we were heading for a Vin Yard with the ability for an overnight stop with facilities (from our camperdstop book), sadly we got there and there was nothing so headed for our alternative Campeggio Cagnidi Asti - It was a predominately permanent vans but with a few touring pitches.
We didn't actually do anything here so nothing to report - Just a pin in the map.
... views across the city's rooftops and three churches nearby all chiming their bells on the hour. We went a pizzeria recommend by our host - OMG - I forgot pizza could taste this good - and only 6.5 euros!!! Between Perth and Swiss prices, Italy is so much cheaper by comparison and the food is infinitely superior. I'm going to be so fat by the time we get to the beach in south of France!!! Today we had the obligatory coffee in the piazza and visit ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews NH Lingotto Turin
Encouraged by some of the reviews on this site (and perhaps discouraged by the reports on other hotels nearer the city centre) we booked a three night stay at this hotel in August 2006.
Not the best hotel
La Meridian in Turin, although a nice business hotel, is not set up for the traveler through Europe. The rooms are large but lack warmth and other amenities, such as coffee maker and iron and ironing board. The staff is quite unfriendly and when I asked to use the business center (the wireless internet was down) I was shown to a room that was only to be used by one guest at time. When I failed to get a connection, I was told that there was no one available to help me. The breakfast area was nice and well maintained but again, the staff was unfriendly. All in all, I would not stay there again, unless absolutely necessary.
We had a great stay at Le Meridien. The rooms were stylish and clean, and the track on the roof was a sight to see! Keep in mind that the hotel is not in the city center, so you'll need to take a cab or the bus to see the sights.
I stayed at the Meridian Lingotto while attending a conference in October. It was my worst hotel experience ever! The rooms were unbearably hot. We were finally (after several attempts) able to get the hotel to send up an engineer at midnight the first night of our stay. Unfortunatly they were not able to solve the problem and had no other rooms to move us to. Had them return again the next morning and still no air. It felt like 90 degrees. By the next day we were fed up! They finally offered us another room. We moved, same problem. By now we realiized other guests in the hotel were having the same problem. Again they offered us another room. I was on my way to a meeting so I requested making the move later in the evening. That was not an option for them. It had to be done asap. I had a major disagreement with the manager over this. They sent a bus boy to by room for an immediate transfer anyhow and I was forced to miss my meeting. And after all of that, the third room was hot as well. Management was extremely rude, no reduction in the $300+ full price rate was offered, and the hotel had an unclean feel to it. I was so shocked by this. I had very pleasant experiences at other Meridian hotels I have stayed in. After all of that, I sent a note to the manager and never received a reply. I am returning to Turin this October for the same meeting and rest assured, I won't even consider this hotel.
We stayed at the Le Meridien Lingotto for one night after staying in a gite in Provence for the week prior - a little culture shock. The room was beautiful with the high ceilings and large windows really really big - it's hard to imagine it as a Fiat factory. The hotel sits behind the Fiat offices. I really loved the bathroom, but the water didn't stay hot long enough for me.
Our room came with breakfast the next morning - it was a buffet filled with lovely Italian goodies. We were obviously two of the four people who were not staying at the hotel as part of business - but no one seemed to treat us any differently.
We weren't able to make it over to the Art&Design wing to check it out - maybe next time?
In September of 2005 my partner, my mother and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights. We paid $145 Euros/night for a king-sized bed The rate also included an excellent breakfast buffet. The previous reviews posted are very accurate. The rooms are huge by European standards - the bathroom alone was bigger then many rooms I've stayed in. There is some wear and tear beginning to show in some areas, but we've certainly stayed in worse. The hotel was spotlessly clean and had a sleek design.
My girlfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights (Check-in Mon. Check-out Fri) during July 2005. We paid £255.93 (special deal of 3 nights @ £85.31 and the Wed night free) for a 'Double Superior' room which, according to the webite, provides 28 sq mtrs.
Stayed at this hotel for a short break in Feb.2004.
Overall, I give this hotel a strong rating. Room sizes are good due to this conversion of the former Fiat factory. However, hotel is inaccurate in its bedding descriptions on its website. I booked a room with "2 queen beds" and in fact beds were just extra-large twins (but not quite double). This should be corrected, and I informed staff. Eventually, after some persuasion, I was given 2 connecting rooms, each with a king bed, in order to correct this deficiency.
Stayed at Le Meridien Hotel at Lingotto, Turin for 4 days end of May2004. Although hotel a little out of the way it was worth the 10 mins travel to centre of Turin. Couldn't fault hotel or staff! nothing was too much trouble and extremely helpful. Room very comfortable and extremely quiet. Hotel on site of old Fiat car factory and had a shopping mall incorporated -verybizarre - with Art Museum, Car Museum and panoramic view from racing track housed on roof (hotel guests allowed access). Used Torino Pass which covered all transport and entrance to museums and boat trip etc... buses and trams plentiful from Lingotto (1,35 and 18) to centre. Cinema Museum a must together with Egyptian Museum.The snapshot we had of Turin left us wanting to return, if only for the chocolate. Alot of building works around central Turin as hosting 2006 Winter Olympics but still a very beautiful city.