Trieste, Italy is a beautiful city, and thanks to a recent cruise to Slovenia, we were able to take a day trip to the historic and picturesque city. Thanks to our flights being cancelled on this same trip, we had the opportunity to spend another full day in Trieste and I booked us a day room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste. The staff was so wonderful and accommodating, and the property so beautiful, that a review of the DoubleTree by Hilton Trieste day room is needed in the world!
Trieste is a beautiful waterfront city just over the border from Slovenia. It once was a part of the powerful Habsburg empire from 1382 through 1918, before the two world wars. In 1947, the Paris Peace Treaty established the Free Territory of Trieste and it became a part of northern Italy. Most of the architecture gracing the city is from the Austro-Hungarian period, which gives the city a more Viennese look and feel. Piazza Unità d’Italia is the stunner in the center of the city and the largest seafront square in Europe (thanks, Wikipedia!).
When our flight got cancelled, I was obviously sad (and annoyed), but also glad that we got to explore Trieste for one more day. Since the cruise ended around 9am, I looked into booking a day use hotel, and thankfully the Doubletree in Trieste popped up as an option!
I booked it directly through the Hilton website, and it ended up being about $75 USD for use from 10am-4pm. I thought that was a fantastic deal, especially since we got the free warm cookies Doubletrees are known for, and bottles of water in the room.
Upon check-in, the staff greeted us warmly and efficiently got us all checked in. He told us about the on site amenities like the gym, spa (for an extra fee), and restaurant.
We proceeded up to our room on the top floor, which was absolutely beautiful. It had a rooftop window so sunlight streamed down. There was also a rock garden with a glass wall feature as part of our room which was very cozy. Both window areas had remote-controlled blackout shades available for sleeping.
There was a coffee / espresso machine, and a spacious bathroom, and the location was incredible for exploring on foot.
Both the exterior and interior of the hotel were absolutely stunning. The building was built for an insurance company in 1914 and was converted to the hotel in 2019. Read more about the hotel’s history here: https://www.dttrieste.com/hotel/history-and-fun-facts/
The careful and ornate stonework, along with the tasteful furnishings and excellent customer service made our day trip feel more like a luxurious occasion.
If you find yourself in Trieste, be sure to visit the DoubleTree by Hilton!
Here’s the link to the hotel’s website directly: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/trsdtdi-doubletree-trieste/
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