So you’ve recently heard a lot about Trentino in Northern Italy, and you are now planning a trip there. Great! The next step is to decide what the best place to stay in Trentino is. But sometimes, trying to figure out the right accommodation in a country you are not that familiar with can be a bit overwhelming.
We assume that a hotel is called a hotel everywhere in the world, but then we come across an albergo, b&b and agriturismo. Are they different? Yes and no. Keep reading and I’ll explain what the difference is between a Trentino hotel and other types of accommodation you can find in this beautiful region of Italy.
Table of Contents
- 1 Staying in Trentino – Hotel, Albergo or Agriturismo?
- 2 Trentino hotels and other options
- 3 Trento hotels and b&bs
- 4 Planning your trip to Trentino
- 5 Visiting Italy? Check out my other Italy articles
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Staying in Trentino – Hotel, Albergo or Agriturismo?
Obviously, I don’t need to explain what a hotel is. Everyone knows what it is, that they are rated between one and five stars, and what level of facilities to expect depending on this rating. And a hotel in Trentino is no different.
B&B stands for ‘Bed and Breakfast’ and it’s literally just that, a place to sleep with breakfast served. They tend to be private homes adapted to accommodate guests, so in most cases there won’t be a reception or common area.
Albergo (alberghi for plural) means hotel in Italian. Albergo is more of an old fashioned word, as Italians were ‘encouraged’ to avoid using foreign words like hotel between the two World Wars. But an albergo is really just a hotel. They tend to be a bit more traditional in style and you are likely to find more alberghi in the mountains and rural areas than in Trento, the capital of the region.
And finally, an agriturismo is an independently-owned and run farm designed to receive guest to both stay and food. Agriturismi (plural for agriturismo) are probably the best way to experience Italy’s countryside, and in Trentino you will be spoilt for choice. And if you eat at an agriturismo, you will be guaranteed the freshest produce from the farm, cooked to nonna’s recipe!
So now that you know what type of accommodation you want for your Trentino adventure, here are a few recommendations from expert travel bloggers.
Trentino hotels and other options
Viridis Hotel, Val di Non
By Inma from A World to Travel
Near the lake of Santa Giustina, in the beautiful Val di Non, there is one of the hotels that has impressed me the most lately: Viridis Hotel.
Without great pretensions or luxuries, the Viridis could rub shoulders with higher category hotels as it does not lack anything. With an almost classic serenity, the traveller soon realises how good a choice this accommodation is shortly after arriving. Especially if the arrival coincides with sunset. The views over the valley at this time are unrivalled. And having the possibility of dining just a few meters away from your room while enjoying such a spectacle is a pleasure of an almost ridiculous simplicity, but extremely effective.
Perfect for families and couples who want to enjoy the area in a quiet environment, one that clearly invites you to relax and simply enjoy a good conversation, a delicious and locally-sourced meal, a comfy bed. I will be back.
Address:Via Nazionale 62, 38020 Revò
Hotel Monroc, Commezzadura
By Teresa Gomez from Brogan Abroad
Hotel Monroc is located in the village of Commezzadura in Val di Sole, right next to the Daolasa-Val Mastellina ski lift, which makes it the ideal base to enjoy Trentino in winter. It is a modern hotel designed with very clean lines, but they have used materials like raw wood to give it that cosy mountain wood cabin feel.
I stayed in Hotel Monroc in the summer, and it felt just as cosy to enjoy the warm welcome after spending the day kayaking or white water rafting. I loved staying here! The rooms are really comfortable and spacious, and some of them have balconies overlooking the surrounding mountains.
But the real star of the show here is the spa and wellness centre. After a day of adventure in Trentino, it was a real treat to go down to the sauna to enjoy a session in the Jacuzzi, followed by a Finnish sauna and a Turkish steam room for a bit of relaxation. Make sure you try the Kneipp path, where you walk barefoot over a few small baths alternating hot and cold water. It was a revelation!
Address: Stazione Telecabina 2, 38020 Commezzadura
Albergo Garnì La Soldanella, Madonna di Campiglio
By Vanda from The Yogi Wanderer
Dreaming of waking up to breathtaking views of the Dolomites? Look no further than Albergo Garnì La Soldanella!
Located in the small village of S. Antonio di Mavignola, in Madonna di Campiglio, La Soldanella is one of my absolute favourite hotels in Trentino, not only for the stunning mountain views but also for its traditional and cosy atmosphere. This friendly family-run hotel offers 12 spacious and comfy rooms, all of them with private bathroom and a balcony overlooking the Brenta Dolomites and an overall picture-perfect scenery.
A delicious breakfast prepared with local products is served every morning by the owners themselves in the lovely breakfast room or, weather allowing, out in the terrace with the Italian Alps as a backdrop. Talk about a perfect way to start the day!
Conveniently positioned between Madonna di Campiglio and Pinzolo, La Soldanella is the ideal base for your Trentino vacation, whether you’re hiking the Dolomites in summer or skiing in winter.
Address: Via Vedretta Di Lares 8, 38080 Madonna di Campiglio
Garnì Lilly, San Lorenzo in Banale
By Milene from Surf & Unwind
We recently stayed at Garnì Lilly, a family-run B&B located in San Lorenzo in Banale, one of the most charming and tranquil villages in Italy’s northern region of Trentino. We were there as part of a post-conference press trip during which we were exploring the natural wellness activities programs available in the area.
On the outside, Garnì Lilly looks like a fairy tale house surrounded by a mountainous landscape but, on the inside, its traditional cabin-type features have received a contemporary twist.
We hit the jackpot by getting the top floor room, which was spacious yet cosy and it even had two balconies! Of course, it became our favourite spot to kick back and relax after a day of hiking and to enjoy the stunning scenery.
If this wasn’t enough, we were absolutely spoiled by their hospitable staff and we had one of the most delicious breakfasts filled with a selection of mouth-watering homemade cakes and breads.
Address: Via Per Dolaso 8, 38078 San Lorenzo in Banale
Chalet Tovel, Lago di Tovel
By Teresa from Brogan Abroad
If you are looking to stay in an idyllic location, you’ll be pressed to find anything that beats Chalet Tovel. As its name indicates, it’s located by Lake Tovel, a pristine spot within the Adamello-Brenta Nature Park. The lake is famous for its clear waters and the magnificent mountain backdrop, and it is the ideal place to switch off and get away from the world.
The Chalet, naturally, enjoys the same spectacular views, which you can enjoy from your room, the terrace or the garden. Wherever you find yourself in the chalet, the views are guaranteed.
The rooms have recently been renovated and they have been designed with details that match its surroundings, with motifs such as bears, waterfalls and raw wood furniture. The food at the restaurant is pretty spectacular too. I was very impressed by their risotto with local casolet cheese, orange zest, bay leaf powder and coffee powder. Very tasty and enjoyable indeed!
Address: Località Lago di Tovel, 38019 Tuenno
Agritur Maso San Bartolomeo, Romeno
By Toti and Alessia from Italian Trip Abroad
Respect for the traditional and relaxation in a pristine location are the highlights of the Agritur Maso San Bartolomeo. It’s an agriturismo with a traditional Italian restaurant offering natural and organic produce, most of which is from their own farm. And it is the ideal base for adventurers exploring Trentino.
Just one hour away from Trento, the capital of the region, in the little town of Romeno and immersed in a green apple-growing valley, you will find this small agriturismo with a few rooms and typical products from Trentino. In this part of Italy, there are more than eleven kinds of apple, most of which are famous all over the world. And it is here that you can taste real Trentino home fare with delicious organic fruit and vegetables.
From the rooms you have views over the Brenta Dolomites including Paganella Mountain and the beautiful Val di Non.
Agritur Maso San Bartolomeo is the best choice for adventure seekers, and also for a winter break away from the crowds in the busy ski town of Madonna di Campiglio. It is still a reasonable distance from the slopes, just half an hour from the first ski lift, so it’s ideal for those looking for peace and relaxation after a day skiing.
Address: Via San Bartolomeo 108 , 38010 Romeno
Trento hotels and b&bs
If you prefer to explore Trentino on day trips, then make Trento your base. Here are a few recommended options for Trento hotels and b&bs.
Il Torrione, Trento
By Henar Gomez from Wanderwings
Il Torrione is located within a 1500s defensive tower in the heart of Trento and it first caught my eye because of its unique history and location. The price was a bit higher than I’m used to but not unaffordable, and breakfast was included.
Every morning you get to enjoy some good Italian espresso, and a wide variety of sweet and savoury local delicacies like cakes, pastries, bread, cold cuts – all beautifully presented in the top floor dining room.
Vintage furniture and decor is paramount to the look and feel of Il Torrione. Old cinema chairs and repurposed cabinets, and an old cast iron sewing machine stand under an intricate mirror out of Snow White’s step mom’s wildest dreams. In spite of it all, it doesn’t feel over the top, everything just fits together. At the very top you’ll find a cute little gallery offering 360-degree views over the city.
The service feels more like a family than a hotel, very friendly and laid back without being uncomfortable or pushy. I first found it for its uniqueness and loved it for everything else. Il Torrione, is just 5 minutes’ walk from Piazza Duomo and is hands down one of the best places I’ve ever stayed at.
Address: Piazza di Fiera 22, 38122 Trento
Hotel Buonconsiglio, Trento
By Jonathan from JourneyMaxx
A very short walk from the main train station, the Hotel Buonconsiglio is a very nicely located and comfortable place to stay in close proximity to the main square. Not as pricey as the Grand Hotel nearby but still general four-star fare for those of you looking for a fine slice of continental flair.
Sharing its name with the grand castle that housed the former Bishops of Trento and that stands over the city, the hotel certainly fulfils its high expectations. The well-polished gleaming marble floors instantly make you feel homely.
The rooms were very spacious and comfortable and being gifted a complimentary selection of biscuits, teas and coffees as well is always a good thing! A nice filling breakfast as well included in the price was a welcome addition too. All things considered, the rooms are not too pricey either. Certainly if you book about two months in advance you could get a great deal.
Address: Via Romagnosi 16, 38100 Trento
Hotel America, Trento
By Lisa from Clumsy Stray Cat
Located in the historic centre of Trento, right between the train station and Piazza del Duomo, Hotel America is a welcoming hotel suitable for both tourists and business travellers. The staff are incredibly friendly, the rooms clean and spacious, and the facilities plenty: great wifi, beautiful terrace views, a breakfast buffet that was pretty good, 24-hours reception, a minibar with free water, bike rental and even a gym in case you’d like to work out during your trip.
But the best thing about Hotel America is its location! Whenever you are ready to leave the hotel and head out into the city, you will find everything you could possibly want or need within only a few metres of your accommodation: the main shopping street, tons of great restaurants, and some of Trento’s top attractions like the Duomo and Castello del Buonconsiglio. All in all, I’d say Hotel America is the perfect base when exploring Trento and wider Trentino.
Address: Via Torre Verde 50, 38122 Trento
Albermonaco Hotel, Trento
By Jessica from Journeys With Jessica
Situated in a quiet part of Trento, overlooking the surrounding mountains and nearby castle, the Albermonaco Hotel is in a great location for exploring all that the city has to offer. The main square, cathedral, castle, cable car and train station are all within walking distance, and there are plenty of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants in the streets around the hotel too. The Albermonaco has a variety of rooms, overlooking both the mountains and the outdoor terrace, and there’s an onsite bar, lounge area and breakfast room serving classic continental breakfasts.
If you’re into fitness and wellness, you’ll find a gym onsite as well as a swimming pool and spa in the building next door, making the Albermonaco Hotel the perfect place for a relaxing stay. Close to everything that Trento has to offer, the Albermonaco Hotel is a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere to stay that’s comfortable, clean and modern with glorious mountain views of this stunning Alpine-Italian city.
Address: Via Torre D’Augusto 25, 38122 Trento
B&B La Malvasia, Trento
By Rianne from Sunny Journeys
While visiting Trento this summer, I stayed at B&B la Malvasia for 6 nights and I loved it. The location is just outside the city centre and it takes around 10 to 15 minutes to walk there. The B&B is small, with only a few rooms, which makes it so personal and welcoming. The owners are very concerned about their guests, they were always ready to give me tips on what to do in the city and its surroundings. They prepared a great breakfast every morning, I especially loved the fresh bread with herbs – I couldn’t get enough of it!
I got the chance to stay in two different rooms and both were lovely. The first one was a large room on the fifth floor, with a private balcony on the other side of the hallway and a balcony with amazing views over Trento and the surrounding mountains. I loved sitting on the balcony, enjoying the sun and the views.
For the second half of my stay, I was given one of the rooms on the first floor. It was a bit smaller compared to the first room and didn’t have a balcony, but I was very happy with the en suite bathroom and the great shower. So, whatever room you get, I would highly recommend B&B la Malvasia if you’re looking for a place to stay in Trento.
Address: Via della Malvasia 77, 38121 Trento
By Laura from Anywhere She Roams
Offering a terrace with views of the Dolomite mountains and fir trees in the backdrop, B&B Rachele is located just a 5-minute walk from Trento city centre. Located up a small hill and tucked away behind security gates, you will find B&B Rachele on the second floor of the building complex, with free parking below. This is a convenient, calm and pleasant place to stay.
There is both a lift and stair access up to the B&B, which is advantageous for accessibility and also helps if you are traveling with heavier luggage. When you enter you are met with a modern yet casual lounge area, where a large selection of continental breakfast food is served in the morning.
The rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable, and the wifi works perfectly. Kitted out with a flat-screen TV and a coffee machine you feel at home with the amenities, there is a real element of tranquillity here.
Address: 3/B Via della Saluga, 38121 Trento
Planning your trip to Trentino
Are there any other accommodation options for Trentino (hotel, albergo) that you would add to this list?
Let me know in the comments!
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