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About Turin

Italy has so many beautiful, and historically and artistically important cities, that Turin has somehow garnered a reputation as a bit grim and industrial — but “Undeserved!” call our Gurus, waving dramatically towards the green and graceful boulevards lined with Art Nouveau cafes and Baroque palazzos — some of which they now also recommend as the best places to stay in Turin. If you’ve discounted Turin in the past, now is the time to consider its grande dame hotels, fashionable city break apartments, elegant palazzo conversions. and contemporary art hotels. Our Gurus also have a few recommendations outside the centre of town, if you’re looking for a base for exploring the whole of the Piedmont region.

Don’t be ashamed if your main cultural references to Turin come from the film The Italian Job. There’s plenty of truth to it: Turin is the home of Fiat, and for years they did actually test their zippy little numbers on a rooftop track atop their architectural landmark of a factory! Turin is a city rich in architectural variety arranged along a series of squares and boulevards; and Turin does have a daily food market which brims with truffles, cheeses, porcini, prosciutto, salami, bread, and hard chocolate — Turin was the first place to produce saleable hard chocolate. So it’s definitely one for the foodies. Piedmont has more than 50 Michelin-starred restaurants, and you’ll find plenty of great places to eat the local cuisine, including in the restaurants of our recommendations for the best places to stay in Turin.

Some of the things The Italian Job doesn’t show are the questionable Holy Shroud, the Automobile Museum, the Egyptian Museum, the Museum of Cinema, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. And it only offers fleeting shots of the Piazza San Carlo, Basilica di Superga, Palazzo Reale and Piazza Carignano. Turin is also something of a centre for Italian fashion and design, and we definitely recommend the best places to stay in Turin to hip city breakers looking for fresh pastures.

The Best Places to Stay in Turin

Turin’s Grand Dame Hotels

  • Many distinguished guests have stayed at the Grand Hotel Sitea since it opened in 1925, and it’s still a Turin institution, conveniently located behind the Piazza San Carlo. This is the kind of landmark hotel offering afternoon tea in a ballroom, and where non-residents meet up in the American Bar for cocktails. Among the 120 rooms and suites are some quite simple, standard hotel rooms, and some pretty flashy suites, and plenty in between too, including excellent family-sized options. The restaurant is known for its Piedmont classics.

For City Style

  • The NH Collection Piazza Carlina is a large and elegant, contemporary hotel in central Turin. Its exterior dates from the 17th century, but its 160 rooms and suites have been decorated with contemporary minimalism and luxury. Our Gurus can’t commend its two roof terraces enough, green spaces with rooftop views, and the location is ideal for exploring the city. Plus the hotel has all the facilities you’d expect from a city centre property of this size.
  • Townhouse 70 is a surprisingly intimate townhouse hotel in the centre of Turin, close to the Piazza Castello. Its classical facade hides a much more contemporary interior, with a minimalist aesthetic across the 48 rooms and suites. Enjoy drinks in the courtyard, and breakfast is served at a communal table. There’s no restaurant, but they do offer snacks, and light, homemade dishes on request.

For Romantics

  • The Palazzo del Carretto is a nice example of how to turn one of Turin’s grand palazzos into a suite and apartment hotel. It’s not easy to get the scale right when dividing up the vast rooms of these gorgeous old buildings, but those behind the Palazzo del Carretto’s refurb have made smart choices, and the resultant accommodations are spacious, but not barn-like, and make wonderful use of the original parquet flooring, gilt details and frescoes, with contemporary art that brings it all together. Expect luxury, and you might even get romance!
  • The Hotel Victoria has been converted from a large, and rather fabulous mansion in a quiet residential part of Turin. The hotel has more than a hundred rooms and suites and many of them have fireplaces, double-height ceilings, huge windows and four-poster beds. The decor is very romantic, with a guests-of-royalty feel. The pool and spa feel luxurious, complete with elegant pillars and star-painted ceilings, and the hotel is surrounded by lush gardens.

For Families

  • The Piazza Vittorio Suites is a collection of 13 suites and apartments, located right on the Piazza Vittorio, which is pretty much the very centre of Turin. Each of the apartments is well designed to make the most of the building’s original features, and guests can expect clever mezzanine levels atop original ceiling beams, offering plenty of living space, as well as kitchens, and multiple bedrooms if you need them. Great value, spacious, and super convenient for exploring Turin. 
  • Le Serre Suites & Apartments has been created from an attractive, 19th century built farm estate, and is now a collection of 15 suites and apartments, arranged around a central courtyard with rustic views. Inside the accommodation is comfortable and spacious, with simple, rustic detail and nicely chosen antiques. They offer a good breakfast, and wine tastings from their impressive cellar. And there’s a spa. And you’re just ten minutes outside of Turin.

Best B&Bs

  • Cascina San Vito is a charmingly converted estate in the hills ringing Turin, with just six rooms and suites, and lots of outdoor space. Peaceful and relaxed, the B&B offers a bit of an escape from the city, with great walking routes, a cooking school and a sunny garden. The decor is stylish, but with rustic original features. Bring your pet and family, and see the slights at a more leisurely pace.

For An Apartment Or villa

  • If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Turin Airport is about 15 minutes outside of the centre of town by taxi, or about 40 minutes on the bus. It might also be useful to know that Milan’s Milan Malpensa and Milan Linate airports are also about an hour and a half away by car, or two hours on the bus. Turin is also easy to get to by train.
  • If you want to hire a car we recommend you visit our online partner, Rentalcars.
  • For some, Turin is a harvest city, great with its autumn colour scheme, and brimming with a cornucopia of truffles, hazelnuts, grapes, pumpkins and chestnuts. This is also a great time for concerts, festivals and exhibitions. Turin’s cultural calendar is busy in spring too, and it’s beautiful — though it can be rainy. Easter and Christmas are always wonderful celebrations in Italy, and Turin lights up beautifully for both. Come winter Turin is close enough to the alps and the Aosta Valley to keep busy. Summer is relaxed and humid, with the occasional dramatic thunderstorm.

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Best Hotels in Turin

  • Piazza Vittorio Suites Turin (Centro) 13 rooms from £74

    Local exploring  -  This hotel has an unbeatable location for local exploring, set in close proximity to museums, monuments and restaurants
    Families  -  These cosy self-catering apartments are great for families, with multiple bedrooms and comfortable living spaces
    City Style  -  Set in a historic property that faces the main square in Turin, this hotel has lots of local city style
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Piazza San Carlo, a bustling square in the heart of the city which plays host to the Monument to Emmanuel Philibert
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    This hotel offers contemporary apartments on Piazza Vittorio, the porticoed square which forms the lively centre of Turin. The stylish apartments have original exposed beams and homely soft furnishings - perfect for a comfortable family city break or discreet romantic getaway. See More

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  • Le Serre Suites & Apartments Turin 15 rooms from £74

    B&B  -  A delicious breakfast is delivered to your suite or apartment each morning
    Spa  -  Guests can use the nearby partner spa for therapies and massge
    Bar  -  Honesty bar and wine cellar
    Sights nearby  -  Just 10 mins from Turin
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    Attractive 19th century converted farm estate turned hotel offering comfortable apartments and suites. Peacefully located in rolling countryside, just ten minutes from Turin. Breakfast, spa, wine tasting, wine cellar, swimming pool. A flexible service for families or business travellers. See More

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  • Hotel Victoria, Turin Turin 105 rooms from £95

    Romantic Break
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    A fabulous mansion in a quiet residential area of Turin. Traditional romantic bedrooms have fireplaces, four poster beds, and attractive furnishings. Excellent restaurant, spa and beautiful gardens. A great choice for a romantic break. See More

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  • Cascina San Vito Turin 6 rooms from £117

    Country Escape  -  Set among the rolling hills of Turin in a charming heritage property, book this B&B for an idyllic escape to the country
    Romantic Break  -  Offering beautifully appointed rooms and a peaceful country setting, book this hotel for a tranquil romantic break
    Local exploring  -  With Turin just ten minutes' from this hotel, there is plenty to see in your local exploring
    Cooking classes  -  Take cooking classes in the B&B kitchen and learn how to prepare classic Italian dishes, from pasta to biscotti
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    This charming hotel is nestled in the rolling countryside just outside of Turin's city centre. The heritage property has undergone a full renovation and now offers stylish guestrooms with a blend of antiques and contemporary design pieces. Start the day in the sunny garden before sightseeing. See More

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  • Palazzo del Carretto Turin Historic Centre 6 rooms from £129

    Romantic Break  -  The hotel's discreet private apartments, peppered with original contemporary art, are great for a chic and romantic city break
    Local exploring  -  This hotel's central location makes it a great base for local sightseeing; book exclusive city tours through the hotel
    City Style  -  Set in a historic palazzo in the centre of Turin, this hotel has lots of local city charm
    Great walks  -  Explore Turin's city centre on a long walk, stopping at the pretty Giardini Reali to relax in some green space afterwards
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    This luxury hotel offers suites and private apartments in a palazzo in the heart of Turin. Suites boast original hardwood floors and gilded wall reliefs, while the apartments are sleek and contemporary, with modern art and innovative design features - a stylish base for city sightseeing. See More

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  • Townhouse 70 Turin 48 rooms from £155

    Room service  -  For those who don't wish to eat breakfast at the communal long table there is room service
    Sit-out Terrace  -  Pretty internal courtyard terrace for cocktails, coffee and light snacks
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from the Piazza Castello, Duomo and Turin shroud
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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    Recommended by  -  Tablet, CN Traveller

    The latest hotel in a chic franchise of urban bolt holes, in the centre of Turin, near the Piazza Castello. Effortlessly cool; a classical facade conceals the minimalist interior. Most rooms are junior suites, breakfast is served at the signature communal table. Pretty courtyard garden for drinks. See More

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  • Grand Hotel Sitea Turin 120 rooms from £174

    Bar  -  The American bar and the pretty garden not only serve cocktails but afternoon tea with delectable pattiserie
    Restaurant  -  Carignano Restaurant offers tyipcal Piedmont dishes and a tasting menu
    Suites  -  Standard rooms to elegant, spacious classic suites
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    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller

    A household name, opened in 1925, many distinguished guests have stayed in this smart hotel from Nobel Prize winners to Louis Armstrong. Ideally suited for either business or pleasure. Centrally positioned behind Piazza San Carlo. The elegant Bar offers exquisite afternoon tea. A Turin institution. See More

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  • NH Collection Piazza Carlina Turin 160 rooms from £233

    City Style  -  This historic landmark has had a hell of a refurbishment into a sleek design hotel with pillow menus and private balconies
    Local exploring  -  NH Collection Piazza Carlina sits right in Turin's historic centre, ideal for those wishing to get to know the city
    Sights nearby  -  Stroll over to the Royal Palace, the Cathedral, Piazza Vittorio Veneto or check out the impressive Mole Antonelliana monument
    Local markets  -  Head over to the bustling Mercato di Porta Palazzo farmers market
    RestaurantPet friendly
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    NH Collection Piazza Carlina is an elegant hotel in a historic 17th-century building in central Turin. It offers unfussy, smart accommodation and two rooftop terraces for relaxing after a long day sightseeing! Whether for business or leisure, this is a superb city spot. See More

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