A city of many faces hides behind the gentle skyline of Turin. Its arisocratic pose recalls its history as capital of the reign of Italy’s genesis. A vibrant, youthful nightlife is provided by modern wine and cocktail bars, and the city’s cultural life comprises internationally-known institutions such as the Cinema, Automobile and Egyptian museums. What’s more, Turin has a mysterious side which has given it the reputation of being an esoteric city, home to magical myths and legends.
Whatever aspect of the city one seeks to explore, this selection includes some of the best accommodation options in Turin city centre.
From €78/ night
Housed in an art nouveau villa dating back to 1897, Hotel dei Pittori is an elegant option in Turin city centre. It is located in one of the city’s historic districts, Borgo Vanchiglia, within walking distance of notable attractions including Mole Antonelliana, the Cinema Museum and Piazza Vittorio Veneto. Each individually designed, the 12 rooms available are inspired by art nouveau paintings and equipped with 3D TV, minibar and whirlpool shower. Throughout the hotel, the interiors strike an ideal balance between elegance and modern comfort. The on-site restaurant is well known in Turin too.
From £80/ night
Hotel Chelsea is a family-run residence conveniently situated in the heart of Turin, only 50 metres from Piazza Castello. Its 15 rooms feature classic design and modern amenities, all of them providing modern comforts such as minibar, safe, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The hotel services offered include private parking, a hearty breakfast and a meeting room. The hotel’s restaurant, La Campana, mixes local dishes with authentic flavours and recipes from the southern region of Puglia, and a wide range of gluten-free options are also available.
From €55/ night
Said to be the oldest hotel in Turin, Hotel Dogana Vecchia counts among its illustrious guests the likes of Mozart and Giuseppe Verdi. The hotel’s 300=plus years of history are displayed in vintage collections, classic décor and elegant spaces, such as the high-vault hall where breakfast is served every morning. With around 60 rooms available, guests can choose between standard, comfort and deluxe options, which feature both modern and classic décor. Some of Turin’s main attractions are located less than 500 metres away.
From €62/ night
The same family has been running Hotel Roma e Rocca Cavour since 1854. Next to Porta Nuova train station, the hotel faces Piazza Carlo Felice and Sambuy Garden, while some of the rooms overlook the quiet back garden. Vintage furniture, high ceilings and bright spaces are scattered throughout the interiors, which comprise a meeting room, a pop-up exhibition space and an educational room. The rooms range from tourist to suite, and breakfast includes fruit, pastries, boiled eggs and cheese.
From €45/ night
Sustainability is key at Eco Art Hotel Statuto. Solar panels and district heating systems run throughout the hotel, while specific services aimed at cyclists seek to promote cycle tourism. The hotel is also committed to local art and artists, many of which have decorated the rooms and common spaces with their work. Rooms range from standard to VIP, with some coming with a balcony overlooking the garden. The hotel is located around the corner from Porta Susa train station.