We went for a short city break between Christmas & New Year which was excellent.
A very convenient location for all the sites - Cathedral, Royal Palace, Mole Antonellini, markets etc - meant that we did not have to use public transport on any occasion.
The Star was also a great place to have as a base as the room was superb and the staff were most helpful. Breakfast was second to none!
Traveller from Manchester
This city center hotel lies behind a 19th-century façade facing Torino's Porta Nuova train station, located at the end of the …More
Ski trip Feb 2015. Last minute choice and very happy with it. Residence Cianfuran is located part way up the mountain just off the motorway leading from Turin (request snowchains as rental car may not have winter tyres) so very accessible (I would say a car is essential as nothing is available in Cianfuran.) The ladies at the front desk were great. Though our room didn't face the mountains (some do) it was very pleasant. Small discrete kitchenette (looks like a sleek cupboard until you pull the doors open.) But no kettle (aargh!) The rooms & landing in this part of the building (if think near the front) had a nice warm feel to them. The adjoining restaurant is run separately but is very much part of the place, with lovely food and atmosphere. The base lift at Campo Smith got very busy, but the runs were much quieter and there is some really nice intermediate skiing here. But Jafferau mountain, with its wide (upper) piste, was my fave. Overall, though initially some things did frustrate me with Bardonecchia (minor) I fell for the place. Residence Cianfuran won me from the minute we got there. Highly recommended. And will return!
Traveller from London
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Bardonecchia hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Bardonecchia - Jafferau …More
The Hotel itself is situated half way up the mountain and although this gives the guest an amazing view, it would have been great if they'd stuck a few signposts around from Bardonecchia to the hotel around so that one doesn't get as lost as we did going up the mountain in the dark.... When we'd finally found the hotel, they hadn't put salt on the entrance so it was rather treacherous getting our luggage inside... We were beginning to worry that this was a mistake, however, signposts and lack of salt aside, once in the hotel, the staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is quite modern but unpretentious, and the ski in/ski out facility was awesome. Our room was a great size and clean, with plenty of wardrobe space and free internet. My only complaint about the room itself are the beds and linen. The beds are quite tough as are the pillows. An option of a softer second pillow in the cupboard would be great.
It's a very pleasant hotel all in all. You just have to be willing and happy to do a short drive into town.
Located in the mountains, this Bardonecchia hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 6 mi (10 km) of Bardonecchia Ski …More