Once used to the style of apartments in Turin in terms of its height, dimensions and garage system, this particular hotel is quite decent. Giving out nicely-wrapped Christmas presents to kids is also a great gesture. The rooms, each featuring a kitchenette are actually quite small, but they do have all the equipment and utensils for proper cooking. The facilities in each room are decent even though the TVs are the size of computer monitors. In fact, cooking is done in many apartments so the corridors would smell of food nightly in the absence of an effective exhaust system. The major drawback, though nothing the hotel could do about, is the dodgy surroundings. Just like much of Turin, graffiti is widely spewed and the streets are not exactly clean, with so many families walking their dogs. The streets also see many rubbish bin containers parked alongside cars. Every late night there are noises coming from the streets due to drunken people from the nearby pubs. There were no incidents while we were there especially with frequent patrols from police cars but it does present a dark and uneasy setting. Perhaps it really is better off staying in a standard hotel.
I read everyone’s reviews but they must have had a bigger apartment. Mine was 102, there was no kitchen, no plates (only cups, glasses and one spoon (!)); there was a microwave and a cocktail bar fridge, too small for anything.
The air con didn’t work properly so it was very warm. Taking out the key meant no power in the room, so it was impossible to keep milk in the mini tiny fridge and the air con went off.
It was pretty and well decorated and great distance from porta Nuova (5 min) or the main attractions (20 min walk whichever cluster of beautiful stuff you chose).
No one cleaned the bins or towels after 4 days, and reception staff weren’t very helpful. Useful to have had proper info about the shuttle, instead I wasted 30 euros on taxi on arrival.
So average. Pretty room, but that’s it.
Our large one bedroom apartment was extremely comfortable,well decorated and very clean. There was maid service 3times in the week we were there.
The neighborhood is close to everything, including the rail station. There are lots of outdoor cafes, a really good outdoor market, a supermarket and a laundromat.
We highly recommend it.
The flats are contained within a building which doesn't look particularly good nor is it situated in a salubrious area. Nevertheless, a walk of a few minutes brings one to the Porto Nuova railway station, and walking fast for 15 minutes will bring one to Piazza Castello. In other words, the location is fairly central.
We stayed for six nights in flat 101, which has a large lounge/kitchen/dining room, a separate bedroom and a large bathroom. It seems as if the sofa in the lounge can be opened up, allowing two more people to sleep. The kitchen comes equipped with all necessary items for cooking; there are also plates, bowls, cups, etc. I suspect that other flats are not as large as this one.
As the flat was so good, it seems like nitpicking to find things which need to be improved: towel hooks are needed in the bathroom and more hangers are needed in the clothes cupboard.
Most importantly: there is a large amount of noise emanating from the street behind he hotel (especially on Friday night). The only way to avoid this is to close all the windows.
There was a piano on the first floor, but it needs to be tuned! Maybe it's only for show.
What a find - for the price, it is a bargain!
The location is superb, just 5 min's walk to Porto Nuova station and next to the station, is the Sadem bus, for easy transfer to the Airport. It is no more than 15 mins walk to most of the attractions, Turin has to offer.
We had Room 206 - junior suite. It had everything you could wish for, for use on a short break - comfortable, clean and modern. The reception staff were courteous and friendly.
Our only gripe - right below us, was a restaurant, Beerbo, I tihnk it was; it closes at 1.30am weekdays and 2.30am at weekends - whilst not rowdy, the patrons are a bit noisy! Might be worth asking for a room at the back of the hotel, away from the main street.