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About Trentino

Trentino might not have an instantaneously recognisable name, but this region is where you’ll find the Dolomites. Not Italy’s tallest mountain range, but arguably its most dramatic. Alpine but with more red stone than you might expect, these mountains are a playground for climbers, hikers, skiers and anyone who enjoys a spectacular view. You might think all our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Trentino are up in the mountains or mountain valleys, but that’s not quite the case.

At the southern end of Trentino you’ll find Lake Garda, which is where you’ll find some of the best places for those who prefer spectacular lake views to spectacular mountain views.

Beyond the views there are national parks protecting stunning areas of unspoiled wilderness and providing another landscape for those seeking adventure in the great outdoors. Then there are peaceful rural valleys, vineyards, orchards and pretty hamlets. Trentino is a fantastic place for foodies as this whole region is such a European melting pot.

What not to miss

  • Trento has a beautiful collection of medieval and renaissance architecture and a noteworthy cathedral.
  • Rovereto has a pretty medieval centre, but is better known for its production of cheese, chocolate, coffee, wine, silk and glass.
  • Then there’s the picturesque lakeside town of Riva del Garda.
  • Don't miss the beautiful Tenno, just north of Lake Garda.
  • The charming town of Arco has a stunning hilltop castle.

If you're planning to come to the region in the busy summer months, just remember to book your pick of the best places to stay in Trentino well ahead.

The best places to stay in Trentino

For skiers

  • The Chalet Aplenrose is a cosy ski chalet within the borders of the Stelvio National Park. It has 19 alpine style rooms with wood panelling, exposed beams and four-poster beds. There is a lovely sun-deck, spa, sauna and hot tub. The restaurant specialists in Tyrolean cuisine.

For romantic breaks

  • The Villa Orso Grigio is in the hilltops of Val di Non where the views are spectacular. It’s a fairytale spot with ten traditional wood panelled rooms with alpine furniture. Each room has a private garden and some have Turkish baths. There is a pool and a restaurant with an elegant wine and cigar room.
  • The LIdo Palace is a five star resort perfectly positioned between lovely Lake Garda and the mountains. The stunning Liberty villa has ben converted into a 42 room hotel with contemporary designer flair. There’s a fabulous spa, extensive grounds and a gourmet restaurant.
  • Arco’s Vivere Suites are a sleek collection of six contemporary ground floor suites, all with private gardens and kitchenettes. There is a spa and pool onsite and plenty of facilities for outdoor adventures close by.
  • The Villa Kofler offers a collection of contemporary suites, all with sleek, individual decor, an extensive spa menu and an excellent fusion restaurant. It’s also well located for those wanting to explore the beautiful mountains which surround the villa.
  • Garni on the Rock in Arco has 19 rooms right up next to a sheer natural rock face - so this is a perfect spot for anyone interested in climbing. There’s also a spa with Turkish bath and sauna and the views are lovely.

For value for money

  • The Hotel Garni Laurino in Cavalese Trento is a fabulous country hotel with 12 rooms surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery. The decor is traditional - think wood panelled walls and four poster beds - and the rooms come in a range of sizes from doubles to suites to whole apartments. Starting from around £30 per night.
  • For a similar room rate you could stay in the Stella Alpina, a cosy and traditional seven room B&B with an excellent wine cellar and a local shop on site. As well as B&B rooms there are two apartments complete with kitchens.
  • Da Gianni is a delightful property just outside the centre of Arco. Rooms are traditional in style, there's a spa for massages and treatments and a lovely garden with pool. It's great value too with rooms from just €90 per night including breakfast.

For Families

  • If you’re visiting Trentino on a family ski holiday then the Hotel Letitzia is perfect for you. Situated at the foot of Pale di San Martino there are 34 classic, alpine style rooms with wood panels, four-poster beds and views across the Dolomites. The restaurant serves excellent local cuisine.
  • The Hotel Elda is at the southern edge of Trentino close to Lake Garda. It’s an eco-friendly hotel with 17 simple attractive rooms, a spa and pool and an Eastern European restaurant. Great if you want to do a spot of fishing, cycling, skiing or hiking etc..

For an apartment or villa

  • For people looking for some place all to themselves, explore the options at our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Two of the closest airports to the region of Trentino are Milan Bergamo and Verona.
  • Trentino is a big region so if you are looking to explore, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars and hiring a car.
  • When to visit Trentino depends on what you want to do, skiing in the winter or relaxing in the summer sun.

Still not sure?

Best Hotels in Trentino

  • Hotel Garni Laurino 12 rooms from £31

    Cavalese Trento, Trentino

    A fabulous country house in a spectacular natural setting surrounded by waterfalls, mountains, and hiking trails. Traditional charming interiors have wooden walls, four poster beds, and cosy spaces. Doubles, suites, and flats to choose from. An excellent choice for an active holiday.

    Families  -  Four flats are ideal for groups of friends or families, they sleep up to 6.
    Back to Nature  -  Natural waterfalls and monumental trees form spectacular landscapes.
    Great walks  -  Guided hiking tours.
    Kayaking  -  And canyoning.
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  • Stella Alpina 7 rooms from £32

    Canazei Trento, Trentino

    A charming little B&B at the foot of the Dolomites. Traditional and cosy rooms as well as two apartments with kitchens. Excellent wine cellar and local shop. Fantastic value, perfect for an active summer or winter holiday. Family friendly too.

    Families  -  The two apartments attached to the B&B have two bedrooms and kitchens.
    Value chic
    Groups
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Villa Kofler from £57

    Campitello di Fassa Trento, Trentino

    A perfect getaway for a couples holiday. Contemporary suites, all individual in style, have all the mod cons and sleek furnishings. Extensive spa, excellent fusion restaurant, and plenty of activities in the mountains around. Active, romantic, gourmet.

    Romantic Break
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel Caffe Centrale 4 rooms from £57

    Trento, Trentino

    In the heart of the Dolomite mountains lies the family-ran Hotel Cafe Centrale, boasting sublime panoramic views of Mezzocorona. The rooms are light and cosy, with crisp white linen, plenty of pine and clean lines. Boasting a spoiling spa ideal to return to after a day spent outdoors.

    Spa breaks  -  The wellness centre boasts a pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam bath and treatments are available on request.
    Business meetings  -  There are two meeting rooms specifically catering to business meetings.
    Great walks  -  Near the Dolomite Mountains, an ideal place for long walks with fabulous views.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
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  • La Mirandola 29 rooms from £75

    Vermiglio, Trentino

    Historic property in Passo del Tonale. Cosy rooms and suites have rustic features. Spa, restaurant and terrace to relax in. Minutes from ski lifts, with walking tours available. Ideal choice for family ski holiday or outdoorsy types in summer months.

    Active Holiday  -  Perfectly positioned for outdoor mountain activities all year round.
    Other Activities  -  Nordic walking, mushroom picking and rafting
    Skiing  -  Marilleva Ski Area and Pradalago Gondola.
    Romantic Break  -  A romantic building and location.
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  • Hotel Letitzia 34 rooms from £110

    Trentino

    A traditional chalet at the foot of Pale di San Martino. Rooms in classic Alpine style with wooden panelling, four posters and views across Dolomites. Spa, hammam and excellent cuisine of Trento region. Perfect choice for a family ski holiday.

    Local exploring  -  Skiing in the Lagorai chain, cross country skiing in Val Canali, Paneveggion Natural Park for walking and hiking
    Families  -  Dolomites family fun programme of skiing, mountain exploring, barn animals, games room, afternoon activities
    Spa  -  Beauty and Wellness center: Ninfa del Bosco Incantato.
    Views  -  UNSECO listed Dolomites
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  • Hotel Elda 17 rooms from £98

    Ledro, Lake Garda

    An eco friendly hotel in a spectacular setting close to Lake Garda, Lake Ledro and surrounded by mountains. Simple attractive rooms, a restaurant with Eastern European flair, swimming pool and spa. Fishing, cycling, skiing, walking etc. Perfect for families and the great outdoors.

    Eco break  -  The hotel is completely eco-friendly in terms of energy and building materials.
    Skiing  -  In the winter, excellent for cross-country skiers.
    Views  -  Spectacular views over Concei Valley.
    Eco
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Chalet Alpenrose 19 rooms from £100

    Cogolo di Pejo, Trentino

    Cosy chalet in a National Park. Rooms are welcoming in Alpine style with wooden panelling, four poster beds and beam ceilings. Sun-decks, spa, sauna and hot tub. Wide range of Tyrolean cuisine in the restaurant. Ideal for quiet family ski break.

    Families  -  Wildlife trails and ski schools for the children, spa and sauna in the hotel for adults
    Great walks  -  In the Stelvio National Park and Adamello-Brenta Natural Park
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
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  • Garni on the Rock 19 rooms from £106

    Arco

    Ideal for the adventurous! Not only can you climb the natural rock face that towers over the hotel - there is also an indoor boulder room. Bedrooms boast modern furnishings and great mountain views. The private spa includes a Turkish bath and Sauna. Plenty of activities on offer.

    Active Holiday  -  Fantastic Climbing facilities
    Sailing  -  Sailing on Lake Garda
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa
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  • Maribel Hotel 24 rooms from £150

    Madonna di Campiglio

    Slightly outside Madonna Di Campiglio, Maribel Hotel is an excellent alpine establishment. Featuring comfortable rooms, an extensive spa and a good dining option. With a ski school and hire onsite it's a great place for family trips.

    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Villa Orso Grigio 10 rooms from £157

    Trentino

    A romantic hotel in the hilltops of upper Val di Non. Rooms blend traditional wooden ceilings and Alpine furniture with subtle modern features. Each room has a private garden; some with turkish baths. Pool, excellent traditional dishes, and elegant wine and cigar rooms. A fairytale spot.

    Romantic Break  -  Complete privacy in secluded setting. Each room has a private garden, massages in the rooms, and excellent cuisine
    Active Holiday  -  Skiing and outstanding walking trips: Mendola Pass, Gampenpass, Tovel Lake and Mount Luco
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Biohotel Hermitage 25 rooms from £140

    Madonna di Campiglio (Trento)

    Wonderful family run hotel and spa a bus ride from the nearest ski lift. Traditional but chic, huge bedrooms and suites have wooden floors, wooden ceilings, big beds, neutral tones and fantastic views from private balconies. Michelin star restaurant and fabulous spa. Family friendly and romantic.

    Skiing  -  Free shuttle bus to the lifts
    Foodies  -  Michelin star restaurant.
    Spa breaks
    Active Holiday
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Boutique Hotel Diana 27 rooms from £140

    Madonna di Campiglio

    Fitted with all the comforts you need for a skiing trip, Boutique Hotel Diana is an excellent establishment. Featuring plush rooms, an extensive spa and a superb restaurant, this is a great place to unwind after a long day on the slopes.

    Great walks  -  The surrounding valley is full of great walking routes.
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • Hotel Chalet del Sogno 18 rooms from £193

    Madonna di Campiglio (Trento)

    Lovely 5 star chalet with beautiful suites. Wood, wool, lime, and local stone make up the entire building attesting to its eco-label certification. Sumptuous rooms, family rooms and suites with private balconies. Excellent spa and restaurant. Comfortable and cosy, but still chic.

    Skiing  -  Just 25m from the piste!
    Active Holiday
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Spa
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  • DV Boutique Hotel 20 rooms from £254

    Madonna di Campiglio (Trento)

    A boutique hotel in a mountain top village with an excellent spa and restaurant. Naturally constructed bedrooms have wooden floors and animal hides strewn around. Some have private balconies, private sauna or wooden stove. An excellent spa hotel for an active mountain holiday, family friendly too.

    Skiing  -  Shuttle bus to the Spinale cable car
    Active Holiday
    Spa breaks
    Birdwatching  -  Good birding near the hotel.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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