My husband and I regularly stay in inexpensive apartments when we travel in Europe, and the above ratings are based on comparing Casaele to other similar places we've stayed, either private apartments or European apartment-hotels. This was one of the best equipped and most welcoming apartments we've ever experienced at this price level, with two rooms and a bathroom nicely appointed and decorated. We had a very helpful and friendly welcome from the owner who spoke good English, plenty of tourist information/shopping/laundry info, plus supplies that are often missing in these rentals such as toilet paper and salt. The pictures (again, unlike many) are realistic and represent well how nicely this apartment has been equipped - not luxurious, but if we'd wanted luxury we'd be a different kind of traveler. Having free parking in the (locked) courtyard was great too. The building itself is a very ordinary apartment block in average condition, and the neighborhood is not at all touristy. It's perhaps a little further south of the city than we'd thought from maps, but access to the tram is very easy and takes you to all the main attractions within 10-15 minutes. If when you travel you prefer not to have a generic experience in a center-city tourist hotel, but rather enjoy getting a taste of ordinary housing, cooking for yourself, and taking public transit, Casaele is a wonderful place from which to enjoy Turin - a fabulous city! We wish we'd stayed a couple more days!
Beth from Boston MA
This townhouse accommodation is located in Turin (Lingotto), close to Teatro Nuovo, Stadio Olimpico, and Valentino Park. Also …More
My husband and I are from Canada and stayed at Pensione Duca for 12 days in August 2013 while we participated in the World Master's Games. The hosting couple is very sweet and offer a lovely continental breakfast with fresh-baked pastries, fruit, cheese/meat slices and cappuccino! We were relieved to be able to use the laundry facilities on site for a very reasonably fee. The rooms are nicely decorated and well-kept. It was very hot during our stay (35-40 degrees C) and while the fan in our room was appreciated and got a work-out, air conditioning would have been nice. The hostel is near a "To-Bike" station, which has bikes you can rent with a special card you load with money. It is a very convenient way to get around the main city centre with stations scattered throughout. I would stay here again!
This townhouse accommodation is located in Turin (Porta Nuova Station), close to Polytechnic University of Turin, Galleria …More
This hotel is right on #4 tram line with a stop less than a block away - which is good, as it is a bit out of the central area of town. The hotel owner is friendly, helpful and multilingual, and the hotel is spotlessly clean. I found my room a bit dated but as I was there really only to sleep, that wasn't a concern of mine at all - the fridge contained complementary beverages, which was a welcome surprise, and the room was a good size. All the staff were superlatively friendly. The breakfast buffet was superb - the sweets were baked on-site and the hot chocolate (hand-crafted from scratch by the owner) was delicious. There was fresh fruit available, as well as the usual assortment of meat/cheese/breads, and you could get scrambled eggs, too. The hotel has a restaurant - kind of a family style meal, as there isn't a menu per se - and my four course dinner was delicious and very reasonably priced. I loved feeling like part of a family, and as a solo female traveller, I felt completely welcome and safe.
Dawn from Canada
Situated in Turin, this hotel is close to Turin Eye, Juventus Stadium, and Turin Royal Palace. Local attractions also include …More