For me, a short break hotel has to be in a good location for the sights and sounds of a city, and the Dogana Vecchia 'Mozart' Hotel in Turin is in just that.
My chosen way to the hotel was by Sadem coach transfer which was 12 euros for a return trip to Porta Susa station, and then from there it was about 9 euros each way for a taxi to the hotel which was about a 5/10 minute drive.
Unfortunately, it was a strict 3pm check in, despite hoping to get in a little earlier after our 11.30 arrival, but we could leave our cases so we could go off and explore.
The main piazza is about 5/10 minute walk from the hotel - The shops on Garibaldi were just a couple of minutes away and there were plenty of restaurants from anything within a 1/2 minute walk away from the hotel, in every direction. A lot of the churches, Palace and big old buildings of Turin were again a few minutes walk away.
The hotel building is very old and the general decor matched. The corridors reflected this as did the breakfast room. For me, the hotel has character
The room was nice, old fashioned as you would expect, reasonably comfy with en-suite bathroom which accommodated a shower. The bedroom also had a mini bar, tv. I think the rooms are of all different styles so it would be impossible to note the general decor.
The only gripe I would have, and I do appreciate the hotel is an old building, but the floor boards from the room above were ridiculously creaky and very loud. This isn't such a problem in the day, but if the occupant above decides to walk about in the small hours, you can hear it.
The breakfast was excellent and plenty of it. Meats, cheeses, cereals, pastries, hot and cold beverages, cakes etc etc etc... 7-10am - very good.
Sorted out a taxi for us on the return.
All in all, recommended for it's great location, character and breakfast!
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- Also Known As:
- Dogana Vecchia Turin
- Dogana Vecchia Hotel Turin