Piedmont Itinerary Hotel Guide for 2017

Hotel Reviews for Turin, Alba, Bra, Cuneo, Saluzzo. 

Independent Advice to Help Choose the Best Hotel in Central Piedmont. 


Where to stay to visit Central Piedmont? 
Read our story An Italian Itinerary - Small Cities in Piedmont to learn about these cities and other enjoyable Piedmont attractions. This article suggests hotels in the larger towns on that self-guided tour: Turin, Cuneo, Bra, Saluzzo.Alba

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  • TURIN  Capital of Piedmont in most every way, this sophisticated large city is a treat.
  • CUNEO  A surprisingly lively provincial city of 56,000 close to the Ligurian Alps.
  • BRA  Home of Slow Food and rightly called, 'The Jewel of Piedmont Baroque.'
  • SALUZZO  Independent for 400 years with a movie set old town & a famous monastery near.
  • ALBA World famous for good food, truffles, wine, and Nutella, it has a splendid old center.
Our Central Piedmont Hotel / B&B recommendations below were selected by Martha as the best choices reflecting the different price levels, styles, and locations desired by different types of travelers. She has extensive experience choosing hotels, we visited all five cities recently, and she has weighed relevant TripAdvisor and Booking.com reviews, as well as the hotels' websites, amenities, and location.

If our city sections aren't what you need, this link  Booking.Com.Piedmont accesses all Piedmont listings of Hotels, B&B's, Farm Stays & Apartments - over 3,300!. The website is very useful - you can search with several filters, read verified traveler reviews, and see the location on a map. Booking.com has a 'Best Price Guarantee' policy.

For a multi-day stay we recommend: HomeAway.Piedmont

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Recommended Hotels

Cuneo_______________________________________________
Where to Stay
Cuneo Palazzi
Cuneo Palazzi.
Population 56,000. The historic center is walkable, sophisticated, and full of life. Driving and parking is easy, only a few streets are restricted.   See All 19 Booking.com Properties in Cuneo

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Best Western Hotel Principe              € Moderate pricing
Although it has a Best Western affiliation, this is a family run hotel. It's in a 19th century palace in the heart of the historic center of Cuneo, close to the Cathedral, on the Piazza Tancredi Galimberti. The whole area is a pedestrian zone, with elegant arcades and pretty walks. They include a free breakfast and free wifi, and parking is available by reservation for 10E per night. 50 rooms.

Hotel Palazzo Lovera                         € Moderate pricing
Set in a historic building in the center, the amenities here include a fitness center and two well-regarded restaurants on the premises. The staff is welcoming, and willing to accommodate special needs of bike tours, as well. The breakfast is remarkable, there's wifi access in public areas and some rooms, and on site parking is available for 15E per night. 47 rooms.

B&B Contrada Dei Giardini               € Economical pricing
Located in a baroque building in the historic center, this two room B & B is carefully attended to, and every detail is taken in to account. There are parquet floors, a common room with TV, loaner bikes, and a shared bath. Breakfast and wifi are included, no parking. 2 rooms.
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Bra___________________________________________________
Where to Stay
Santa Chiara, Bra.
Santa Chiara, Bra.
Population 29,000. The historic center has restricted traffic (ZTL) but there are several large parking areas around it, and free street parking is generally found a 10 minute walk away. See All 10 Booking.com Bra Properties

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Albergo Cantine Ascheri             € Moderate pricing
Affiliated with the winery of the same name, this hotel is on the periphery of the old town, near the train station. The design is modern and airy, there's a bar and a library, the rooms are spacious and stylish. Higher rooms are lighter, and you'll be near several very good restaurants. Free parking, free breakfast, free wifi. 27 rooms

Albergo Badellino                       € Economical pricing
Very centrally located, near the big piazza where the market is held. Simple, modest rooms which are clean and seem like a good value. Free breakfast, nearby parking (or call ahead to see if there's room in the courtyard), free wifi. 17 rooms

Nuovo Hotel Giardini                  € Economical pricing
Also very centrally located, right on the big piazza, this hotel is rather old-fashioned, but quite convenient. Free parking nearby, free breakfast, free wifi. 22 rooms.
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Saluzzo_______________________________________________
Where to Stay
Old Town Saluzzo, Piedmont
Saluzzo, Borgo Antico.
Population 17,000. The old historic center is on a hillside and a pedestrian zone, but you can drive around it to the castle on top. The adjacent newer part of town is flat and driveable and parking is not hard.   See All 17 Booking.com Saluzzo Properties

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Hotel San Giovanni Resort            € Economical pricing
Centrally located in the historic center of Saluzzo, the hotel is in a converted 15th century convent. Right at the top of town, it has some good views, and some rooms look out on the lovely cloister. There's an on site restaurant, and the free breakfast is served in the old monastery kitchen. Wifi is free, and on site parking is free although somewhat limited, so you might want to call ahead. They'll provide a pass to the ZTL (zone of limited traffic) so that you can drive right in. 13 rooms

Hotel Antiche Mura                          Economical pricing
This too is in the historic center, and is in a 14th c. building. The rooms are spacious, some with balconies and garden views. The narrow cobbled streets are quiet at night, and the staff goes the extra mile, providing particularly good personal service. Breakfast and wifi are free, there's free public parking in the area. 23 rooms

Hotel Antico Podere Propano             Economical pricing

A ten minute walk from the center of town, this hotel has the feel of a good B & B, and is located in an old farm complex from 1525. Many rooms have some antique features, such as beamed or arched ceilings. There are geese and a couple of pleasant dogs around, free on site parking, free breakfast, and free wifi. A good center for biking tours. 30 rooms.
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Where to Stay
Alba Piedmont Gourmet Food Shop
Alba Gourmet Shop.
Population 32,000. The historic center is compact and a pedestrian zone, but there's a ring road so driving close is not hard. Parking can be tight at peak times, not hard off-peak. See All 66 Alba Booking.com Properties

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Palazzo Finati                    € Moderate pricing
The Palazzo is a 19th century building located near the cathedral, about 10 minutes from the train station. The rooms are individual and elegant, with wooden floors and Persian rugs. Parking is available on site for 10 E a day, and should be reserved. Wifi and breakfast are included. Ask for a room in the back with a balcony for a airy, tranquil stay. 9 rooms.

Hotel Langhe                     € Moderate pricing
Just a 5 minute drive, or a nice 20 minute walk from the center of Alba, this pleasant hotel offers free private parking and breakfast. Most rooms have a private garden or balcony, and it's peaceful and quiet, with a friendly staff. Wifi is free, but not always strong. 25 rooms

Casa Dellatorre                  € Moderate pricing
Location, location, location. This B & B is right in the middle of town, near some of the best restaurants. There's an inner garden, tastefully furnished rooms, breakfast is included. There's wifi in the public areas, and nearby pay parking. 3 rooms

Hotel Calissano                  Moderate pricing
On the edge of town about ½ mile from the cathedral, this modern hotel offers a fitness center and a restaurant on site. Surprisingly furnished with nice antiques and wood flooring, the rooms are larger than in older hotels, very comfortable, and some have terraces with views over the hills. Free on site parking, free breakfast, free wifi. 89 rooms
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The Savoy 'palazzina' (little palace) of Stupinigi, south of Turin, is Europe's Largest 'Hunting Lodge'.     CC By Alessandro 
Turin_________________________________________________
Where to Stay
Population 871,000 but with a larger metro area population. Torino is sophisticated and varied, full of history and tradition yet changing rapidly in perfect Italian paradox.  The airport is connected by train and bus to the city center. There is metro rail service, as well as subway system in partial operation and expanding. Driving in the city center is not advised and/or impossible, but driving into or out of the city is not especially difficult and the metro area is almost circumnavigated by autostrade.
See All 416 Turin Booking.com Properties     See All 504 Turin HomeAway Listings

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Turin Palace                               Moderate pricing
This hotel is all newly refurbished, and although it's across from the train station the double windows make it very quiet.  They offer a gym and spa, and a free mini bar with non-alcoholic drinks in each room.  Close to restaurants and the metro.  There are some great views from higher floors.  Breakfast is included, on site parking is 25E per day, wifi is free.  127 rooms.

NH Collection Torino Piazza Carlino     Moderate to Expensive pricing
Set in a 17th century building on a quiet piazza, the rooms have been newly renovated, and are quite chic.  There's a gym, it's close to many attractions. Breakfast is included, off site public parking is available for a fee, wifi is free.  160 rooms.

Grand Hotel Sitea                       € Expensive pricing
A traditional and elegant hotel, it has old-fashioned charm, but all newly decorated.  There's a gym, it's a nice central location in a pedestrian zone. Breakfast is included, off site public parking is 25E per day, wifi is free.  120 rooms

NH Torino Santo Stefano            € Moderate pricing
There's lots of architecture going on here, with a dramatic central atrium and modern furnishings.  Set in a fashionable district full of shops and restaurants, it's only 500 feet from the cathedral. Breakfast is included, on site parking is 20E per day, wifi is free. 125 rooms

Hotel Adalesia                              € Inexpensive pricing
For a central location, near the train station and the attractions, this simpler hotel is regarded as quite economical for the location.  The rooms are spacious, there's no elevator, but the stairs to the first floor are easy.  Breakfast can be served in your room on request for a small charge, on site parking is 18E per day, wifi is free.  9 rooms.

B & B Terres d'Aventure Suites     Inexpensive pricing
In a lovely 17th century building, this B & B has been redone with sleek contemporary furniture.  Apparently this was originally a house built around a courtyard, and now offers accommodations that are pleasant and very centrally located.  The rooms are large, the included breakfast is rather sugary, but you can request eggs.  Off site public parking, free wifi.  5 rooms.

Residenza del'Opera                      € Inexpensive pricing
Spacious simple rooms with big windows and  fully equipped kitchenettes, newly renovated.  Great central location, surrounded by shopping, restaurants, and history.  On site parking 15 E per day, free wifi.  Plenty of breakfast options close, or you can make your own.  17 rooms.
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We are Martha and Mike from Boston - recently retired photo editors who enjoy travel, food, and helping people. We have visited Italy for three decades, and we live in Liguria part-time. We have no connection to the car rental or hotel industries, and we receive no payments or free stuff for our writing or opinions. As is internet convention, we receive the standard commission for clicks on many of the commercial links that result in a purchase.


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