DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto

DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto

We chose the northern Italian city of Turin as our destination for a weekend together. With the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto, we decided on a hotel fairly quickly. This is only 10 minutes by car from the city center and was therefore perfect for our city trip. We were also interested in the hotel as it was designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano in the former Fiat factory.

Arrival and check in

I checked in via the Hilton app the day before our arrival. Since the hotel seemed to be very well booked, I wasn't able to choose a room as usual. Additionally, as a Hilton Diamond, I was not offered an upgrade.

After landing in Turin, we took the rental car to the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin in the Lingotto district. The 15 kilometer journey takes about 45 minutes. One reason for this could have been that we tried to avoid the toll motorways and had to fight our way through the city center, which was plagued by rush hour traffic. When we arrived at the hotel, check-in took a little longer. In the end we got an upgrade to a king deluxe room.

What are the rooms (King Deluxe Room) like at the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto?

Our King Deluxe room was on the top floor of the hotel and had a nice view of the back of the building. The entrance area was spacious with a large mirror and led into the bathroom on the left. Unfortunately, this couldn't be closed so well with a sliding glass door, but that wasn't a problem. The bathroom had a bidet, a toilet, a large vanity and a spacious shower. The mini bar with free snacks and drinks was also built into the wall unit in the entrance area. The room had a very high ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows. The entire furnishings were in dark tones, the wood and the upholstery went very well with the overall industrial design.

We particularly liked the pictures and drawings on the walls, which show the renovation of the property by Renzo Piano. An absolute highlight for architects and architecture lovers! Everything, from the table to the lights, fit together very well and were chosen just right for the industrial style of the property. Nevertheless, the room didn't seem cold, but rather homely and inviting. Unfortunately, the many different switches on the bed were very inconvenient because we never found the right one and always had to try them all out.

Fernseher und Zeichnungen von Renzo Piano
TV and drawings by Renzo Piano

As in so many hotel rooms, the problem child was the air conditioning. Unfortunately, this was very loud. Just like the electric curtains. Due to the height of the room, these can only be operated electrically, but then you could at least choose a quieter drive motor. The welcome gift was a nice idea: luggage tag in turquoise green. We found the hotel room to be very clean, tidy and really nicely furnished.

How is breakfast at DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto?

Breakfast was served in the restaurant in the hotel atrium. We had some concerns in advance about the volume in an open space over three floors. But the acoustic walls absorb most of the noise.

Atrium des Hotels
Hotel atrium

The choice of food was good. There were many different types of bread including a wide selection of gluten free baked goods. There was also a large selection of fruit and vegetables, as well as various desserts and yoghurt. Only the warm dishes were prepared a little carelessly. The coffee was served by a barista at the seat. Since he was alone in the restaurant during our stay, the coffee service took several minutes. The rest of the service in terms of clearing and setting up was also a bit slow.

Fiat test track on the roof of the former factory

A special highlight of the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto is the access to the former Fiat test track in the former factory. The production facility opened in 1923 was the largest and most modern of its time. The finished vehicles were driven onto the roof immediately after production and were able to do their laps on the approximately one-kilometer test track. Due to capacity bottlenecks, however, the plant was closed in 1982 and production was relocated.

Ehemalige Fiat-Teststrecke auf dem Dach des DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto
Former Fiat test track on the roof of the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto

In order to counteract the decline of the district and the ever-increasing decay of the factory premises, the redesign and modernization of the location was pushed forward. Renzo Piano won an architectural competition with his proposal to build a modern cultural and exhibition center with a concert hall. The test track was retained and supplemented with a helipad and other architectural features. The renovation and modernization work was completed in 1989. As guests of the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto, we had the exclusive opportunity to access the test track on the roof and do a lap independently, albeit on foot.

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto is a special hotel simply because of its historic location and architectural achievement. However, the service staff was always overwhelmed during our stay, which led to long waiting times at breakfast or at reception. We found the hotel room to be very clean, tidy and really nicely decorated.


My name is Christian and I was born in the green heart of Germany and studied computer engineering in Ilmenau, Thuringia. Since 2021, I live with my wife Christin and our son in Merseburg and work in Leipzig as a product manager. What I love about travelling is flying, discovering delicious food and drink, and staying in great hotels. I am a travel enthusiast and always on the lookout for the next adventure. I have been posting about my experiences on the road since 2007.

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