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“Excellent price/quality ratio, not a gem, not central” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Imperial
Ranked #108 of 128 Hotels in Turin
Cormatin, France
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106 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Excellent price/quality ratio, not a gem, not central”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2011

Based on the rather glowing reviews on this site, a friend and I booked a night in the Imperial for a weekend in Turin. We got a great deal on booking.com for 49 euros/night including breakfast. If the room had not been so cheap, I would not have given it a 4 out of 5 "very good" rating. The room was adequate, not the cleanest I've seen with visible "dustbunnies" around the window, someone else's hairs on the bathroom floor, and a ridiculously small shower. The location is not central AT ALL. It is in a slightly run-down residential neighbourhood, at least a 20-minute walk from anything of interest, if not further. Not scary, but not especially appealing either. However, the personnel were very friendly and helpful and deserve special mention, and the breakfast was outstanding, with several home-made cakes that were delicious, as well as fresh fruit and very good cappucinos. It was also nice to be able to have breakfast outside in the courtyard. The WiFi was not great, nor was the air conditioning. The hallways/stairways/common areas were very clean and generally in better shape and with a nicer décor than the rooms. We were able to get one of the 2 parking spaces right in front, which was very convenient. Overall, I would recommend this place if you get a good deal on the room rate. When I had called the hotel directly before reserving, they had quoted me 70 euros/night. If we had paid that rate, I would probably have been very disappointed. As it stands, it was fine for one night, with the personnel and breakfast being the high points.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

We stayed at the Hotel Imperial for two days in March 2010. It is a bit out of the city centre but don't let that put you off. Buses and trams stop nearby. The room, although quite small, was immaculate. Breakfast was perfect, a wide selection of pastries, cereals, fruit etc. We were woken up by the smell of croissants each morning. What really made oujr stay special however was the effort of the staff. Neither of us spoke a word of Italian but the staff at the hotel were so helpful. They did their utmost to communicate with us in English and were just so genuinely helpful and friendly.

Just one hint - make sure that you eat in the city centre as we struggled to find anywhere to eat near the hotel. Also, remember that the standard evening meal time seems to be 9 - 10pm. If you are hungry or just want to eat earlier (say 6:30 onwards) you will find it difficult as the restaurants/cafes areclosed or between service. On our final day, we had lunch at the Sfashion Cafe which was perfect. There is a cover charge and the soft drinks are expensive but the food was delicious.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2010

My friend and I stayed here for three nights on a recent trip. The hotel is 10 minutes walk from Porta Susa, which makes it fairly central. There is also a bus stop for buses into the city centre close by. The room was very clean and comfortable, as was the bathroom. The breakfast was included in the price and came with delicious coffee and croissants, various cereals, toast, biscuits, yoghurt and juice - plenty to choose from! The staff were very friendly and gave us a good map of the city, explaining where we were and recommendations of where to eat.
Overall, I would recommend the hotel, especially for the price, but be prepared to walk a little to get into the city centre proper.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Imperial

Property: Hotel Imperial
Address: Via Principessa Clotilde 81, 10144 Turin, Italy
Region: Italy > Piedmont > Province of Turin > Turin > San Donato
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 128 Hotels in Turin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Imperial 3*
Number of rooms: 203
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