I chose this hotel because of it's location in regard to Porta Susa. What I found was that it was conveniently located and took less than 5 minutes walk from the train station.
The hotel staff were friendly and checked me in very quickly. I had also written them an email asking when I could check-in and they responded in good time, which was appreciated.
The buffet breakfast was very well laid out with lots of choice available. I'm sure most tastes would be catered for. However, it was a shame that real fruit juice wasn't readily available (or perhaps was and wasn't marked).
The room was spacious enough and I had been given a single room. Satelite TV was available and many channels were free. However, I would say two things about the room itself. The carpet was a little worn and the power of the water coming out of the shower wasn't great. When you're in a hurry and you need a quick shower then don't count too much on this one!
I paid around £55 per night during my stay and for what I got I would say it was good value for money. Considering a buffet breakfast was in the price then I would go back again if needed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Diplomatic hotel is one of the most prestigious hotels in Turin, located in the historic centre of the city, a few metres from the Porta Susa railway station, the main hub of high-speed rail transit between France and Italy.However you choose to get to the Diplomatic, the hotel is convenient due to its proximity to the Torino Caselle "Sandro Pertini" airport terminal, to the new underground line which takes you to the "Lingotto Fiere" Congress Centre in a few minutes, to the Polytechnic University of Turin, the Olympic Stadium and the new Juventus stadium.Strolling under the beautiful and historic arcades in Turin you reach the city’s most beautiful squares (Piazza Castello, Piazza Vittorio Veneto, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Carlo Felice), the main places of “Turin nightlife” (the Roman Quarter (Quadrilatero Romano), the Murazzi, the Banks of the River Po, the Dora Docks, the Valentino Park), the most important museums and cathedrals (the Egyptian Museum, The Museum of Cinema, the OGR Officine Grandi Riparazioni, the Mole Antonelliana, the Chapel of the Shroud, the churches of Gran Madre and Maria Ausiliatrice). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Diplomatic Hotel Turin