The hotel was well situated for transport and sightseeing. The reception staff were very obliging. Our twin room was a little on the small side, with only room for one upright chair at the desk (no place to sit except the bed). However the bathroom did have separate bath and shower. Efficient aircon. The hotel appeared to cater for the business client although there were obviously other tourists staying. The breakfast was standard fare, drinks from a machine, which is fine when you have discovered which drink suits your taste. The hotel did not have any leaflets on 'Turin Attractions' which would have been useful. Having said that we found the Turin tourist office did not have any English leaflets on the various palaces (used the German one, which we found easier to translate). We usually research a city before visiting but on this occasion we booked last minute and only had basic info with us. We did feel that the tourist office could have had more information to promote some of the fabulous palaces there are in the city and surrounding area. Particularly how to get to some of the palaces on the outskirts of the city by public transport. Enjoyed our trip Hotel Diplomatic is fine for a short break.
- 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