A train transfer in Turin turned into an unplanned overnight when our train from Lyon arrived 8 minutes after our connection had left (sigh). A quick Trip Advisor search popped up Hotel Principi D’Acaja with a reasonable price for a couple tired souls. What a serendipitous surprise!!! This lovely hotel is a step back into Italy during the early 20th century—talk about experiencing old world charm! 20 foot ceilings, a huge chandelier in our room, parquet floor in our room and inlaid mosaics in the public areas...this is how I would picture graceful, old world Italy.
Bonus! The room had AC, which seems to be a rarity. The bathroom is was adequately large and the shower was small—typical for what I had seen everywhere else. Breakfast was serve-yourself in what must have been an intimate dining or breakfast room; the food and coffee was European tasty, a good start to our day. I don’t speak Italian but there were no problems with the younger family members who manned the desk. I would gladly choose this hotel again.
Kudos to the owners who allowed us to leave our luggage by the desk (check out is 10:30) while we went out exploring—our rebooked train would not be available until 3p.More
- Room Service
- Free Internet