This is my 3rd thrip to Turin in as many months (traveling primarily for business) and have always stayed in the same general area (near Porta Nuova train station and Via Roma). Whereas this is certainly an impressive hotel and the lobby and inner courtyard are nice, the "reading library" has an old-world charm and overall provide relaxing places to sit and converse with co-travelers, I would not rank it as highly as the Golden Palace, which until recently was part of the same hotel management (THI).
As a solo, or even couple traveling, the standard room at Sitea is just too small. I don't spend time in the lobby other than to get in/out of the hotel, so the size of the room and bathroom are more inmportant to me. My bathroom at Sitea is also rather compact ...The toilet is ticked behind the bathroom door and I have to close the door to get to the toilet, for example.
The breakfast fare was pretty typical but nothing special for this class of hotel and the fitness room is, as a previous reviewer noted, not much to speak of, just a 3-4 machines in a converted room.
In summary, there are lots of nice things here - but probably better for larger groups or people that enjoy the experience of the lobby and common areas. Granted, I didn;t have a "superior" room or a suite, but for the single or couple traveler, I'd rather stay at the Golden Palace for similar money (nice gym, small indoor pool, quieter) - or even the Holiday Inn (bigger room, not as good breakfast, cheaper) and save money for meals and other attractions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Grand Hotel SiteaA four-star hotel featuring history, tradition and elegance in the heart of TurinBuilt in the early 1900s and featuring a traditional brand of hospitality, the Grand Hotel Sitea in Turin is superbly positioned for those who want to be able to get about the city centre on foot for shopping and other needs.Located in the elegant heart of Risorgimento Turin, just off the very central Via Roma and Piazza San Carlo and a few minutes' walk from Piazza Castello, this four-star hotel charms guests with its discretion and reserve, and is characterised by a refined atmosphere and attention to every detail.Its traditional cuisine and attentive service make the Grand Hotel Sitea's restaurant an appreciated gourmet stop. A Turin point of reference for its high-profile hospitality, experience and well-equipped spaces, the Hotel Sitea offers a congress centre that is formed by four well-lit rooms for 100 people.Benvenuti al Grand Hotel SiteaUn albergo 4 stelle di storia, tradizione, eleganza nel cuore di TorinoSorto nel primo Novecento ed improntato ad un'ospitalita di tradizione, il Grand Hotel Sitea di Torino vanta una posizione ideale per chi desidera spostarsi a piedi fra le vie del centro, cosi come per fare shopping.Situato nel cuore elegante della Torino risorgimentale, proprio alle spalle della centralissima Via Roma e di Piazza San Carlo, a pochi minuti da Piazza Castello, quest'hotel 4 stelle affascina per discrezione e riservatezza, caratterizzato da atmosfere ricercate e curate in ogni dettaglio.La cucina di attenta tradizione e il servizio curato rendono il ristorante del Grand Hotel Sitea un'apprezzata meta gourmet.Punto di riferimento a Torino per l'accoglienza di alto profilo, con la sua esperienza ed i suoi spazi attrezzati, l'hotel Sitea dispone di un centro congressi formato da quattro luminose sale per 100 persone. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Turin