Duparc Contemporary Suites
What We Love
- A central stay at a boutique hotel in refined Turin, with breakfast and an apartmentThe enticing urban design throughout the hotel's sleek and minimalist-inspired apartments
- The work of prominent Italian artists, such as Achille Castiglioni and Piero Manzu, which decorates the hotel throughout
- The fantastic location, in the heart of the city next to Parco del Valentino
What To Know
- These apartments feel more like a home-away-from-home than a hotel (think: washing machines and microwaves)
- There is an on-site restaurant to grab a snack at
- Free WiFi
For a sleek, boutique design hotel in the gorgeously regal and refined Italian city of Turin, make a beeline for Duparc Contemporary Suites. The brainchild of architects Laura Petrazzini and Corrado Levi, the hotel is built to echo Italian rationalist design, with its concrete construction reflecting the city’s urban style. Views of the city can be enjoyed from the floor-to-ceiling windows of your apartment – a comfortable and stylish space featuring a living area and kitchenette, all painted in metallic hues with the occasional pop of colour.
The hotel sits right in the heart of Turin, next to the leafy Parco del Valentino – the city’s second-largest park. Turin’s tall buildings and tree-lined avenues give it something of an aristocratic air, and Italy’s first modern capital certainly isn’t lacking in baroque churches and palaces. It’s also a thoroughly modern urban destination, though; attractions like the Castello di Rivoli, a thousand-year-old palace housing a modern art museum, sum up its old-meets-new appeal.
How to Get There
My wife and I stayed two nights in a large flat about 65 sq. meters. The place was very clean, and we appreciated having the ability to prepare some simple food for dinner and wash a load of laundry. The flat had a washer and drying rack. The kitchen was fully stocked with pots/pans/plates/glasses for four people and the fridge/range worked just fine. The flat had one half-bath by the entrance hall and then a full bathroom close to the large bedroom. TV included CNN and BBC so we could catch up on current events. Our flat was on the 8th floor so we had no traffic noise even though we faced the main street, and we had a small view of the Alps in the distance. I'm not a huge fan of so much modern furniture, and the couch wasn't comfortable, but the open space was great. The king size bed was wonderful. Breakfast was really nice in the dining area on the mezzanine level - good assortment of quality products and they make really good cappuccinos to order. There is car parking on-site in an underground lot, which is useful. I'd recommend booking the space in advance during the summer months because there aren't as many spaces for parking as available rooms for guests. This location is convenient for arriving and leaving from Torino, but it's not close to the city center. We took the public bus downtown to the Egyptian Museum, spent the day touring the fabulous museum, and then walked back. The walk back to the hotel took about 30 minutes. We plan to return to Turin in the future and will stay at this hotel again if a room is available.
Nice and specious place. Downstairs restaurant is amazing. We love here! We were at the top floor so very quiet!We will stay here again if we are in Turin. Breakfast is good! Rooms are big so feel like at home and be able to relex!
Hotel is on service road off major boulevard about a mile and a half or so upriver from old city center. Not much immediately by hotel, but there is a very nice riverfront park right there. It's about a seven minute walk to the Dante metro station. Turin's metro is amazing and you will use it exclusively once you try it, 10 Euro for 3 day pass. Neighborhood between hotel and metro is charming, endearing, authentic, and safe
Breakfast is included and is very good. Blood orange juice and sparkling water along with cappuccino to start the day is something I got used to very quickly. Did not eat or drink there outside breakfast.
Room (superior apartment) was very roomy with practical layout, comfortable bed, plenty of storage, great bathroom and shower,good wifi, and even kitchen/ breakfast room off to the side. Frigid refrigerator was definitely appreciated.
Saw some reviews knocking the staff. No, don't get it. They were great, extremely cordial and helpful, and competently fluent in English. Housekeeping also did a wonderful job.
Turin is an amazing city that is great as standalone and also if you want to use as base for exploring NW Italy. Drove to Aosta/ Courmayeur up in Alps one day, drove to Ligurian coast (Cervo, Andora) another day, and took the Frecciarossa fast train to Milan. Turin is gorgeous with extremely nice people and inexplicably few tourists. And the food in Piemonte is otherworldly. I don't know if there are freezers in Turin because I never tasted evidence of one. Not that much English spoken in Turin, but knowing a few words and being able to smile and point is enough to get one by.
This room is set up as an apartment. Small foyer, living room and kitchenette and a large bedroom with en suite bath. The breakfast is really top-notch. Had a nespresso make in the kitchen but they only supplied us with coffee pods on the first night of our stay. Minor quibble since you can order your coffee fresh at breakfast but it is nice to have some coffee in the room while I’m getting ready.
We went to Torino for turism. The hotel was far from the center by walking. If you have your own transportation will be fine. Even byking! The hotel, staff, rooms, breakfast and restaurant are very goods,