The unbeatable location, comfortable rooms, and efficient service are only some of the things we liked about our 3-week stay at Grand Hotel Trento. This is one of the best accommodations we found in the Trento city center.
We explored the Trentino-Alto Adige region for three weeks, visiting its cities as well as famous Dolomites locations. Trentino capital and an important historical city, we decided to make Trento the base for our fantastic summer holiday. Here is the full review of our experience in the 4-star Grand Hotel Trento.
Grand Hotel Trento location + what to see nearby
Very central, you can reach this 4-star hotel in Trento with a 3-minute walk from the main train station across Piazza Dante.
As you step over this large square, home to the city’s public gardens and a farmers’ market every Saturday morning, you can already see the large white and brick-red facade of this Trento hotel.
Grand Hotel Trento is in a perfect location for both leisure and business travelers. Close to all the landmarks of the city center as well as many offices, it’s a perfect Trento accommodation.
Within walking distance from the main attractions, you can reach Piazza Duomo in less than 10 minutes, Castello del Buonconsiglio in 10 minutes, S.A.S.S. Archaeological Area in 5 minutes and the MUSE museum in about 20 minutes walk. Or less if you take one of the many buses from the train station (n. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14).
On top of that, from the central train station, you can also hop on a train or extra-urban bus to take a day trip from Trento.
- Address of Grand Hotel Trento: Piazza Dante 20.
Design and rooms of Grand Hotel Trento
The style of this Trento accommodation is elegant and with spacious rooms and halls. As you enter, you’ll find the reception and a corridor with several benches. After that is the wide bar hall where you can sit on large sofas and order any type of soft or alcoholic drink. Adjoining the bar is the restaurant. Open for the daily buffet breakfast, it serves gourmet cuisine for lunch and dinner.
The rooms of one of the top Trento hotels come in different types: Classic, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite, and Presidential Suite. From the higher floors, you have a lovely view of Trento rooftops.
The Classic rooms are 20 square meters, while the Deluxe is 25 sq mt. They are both furnished with a large wardrobe, a safe, a working desk, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, and complimentary tea and instant coffee-making facilities. Included is also a private modern bathroom comprehensive of a hair dryer, courtesy set, and shower or bathtub.
The Suites range from 35 square meters of the Junior Suite, 41 of the Suite, and 64 of the Presidential Suite. In the Suites, the bedroom is separated from the lounge area. The Presidential Suite is an apartment with a private terrace, a TV in the bedroom and one in the living room, and a luxury pink marble bathroom.
All rooms and suites feature independent heating system/air-conditioning and free WiFi.
Services at Grand Hotel Trento
Whatever you need at Grand Hotel Trento, refer to the reception open 24/7. Here, they will explain to you where to find the different areas and how to take advantage of the different facilities. You can ask to call a taxi for you, to book a car rental, room service or a table at the restaurant.
This Trento hotel is among Trentino accommodations that issue the Trentino Guest Card. So if you are a guest here staying a couple of days, inquire with the reception and they will give it to you for free. It will save you plenty of money as it includes public transport and the entrance to many attractions including the MUSE and the Buonconsiglio Castle.
I had a couple of experiences with their services and I was happy all the time. Once, I had lost a small veggie knife I carry with me when I travel. I had brought it to breakfast to peel and cut some fresh fruits and I forgot it there. I remembered in the evening after all our sightseeing when I needed it again. It’s just a small knife but I’m so used to it that I would have been really sorry to lose it.
I asked the restaurant and they couldn’t find it as in the evening they have different staff than in the morning. So I let the receptionist know so they could handle it with their different employees. After half an hour they called me into my room to go and pick it up as they had just found it.
The second time I needed their customer services was because of a technical issue with the light. It suddenly stopped working. They called the technician and in half an hour everything was solved.
Breakfast and restaurant of Grand Hotel Trento
The daily breakfast of this 4-star accommodation in central Trento is a large and rich buffet. You have plenty of savory and sweet options such as scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon, all types of nuts and seeds, yogurt, several types of jams, fresh seasonal fruits, veggies like salad and tomatoes, cheese, cold cuts, and many types of bread, both white and whole-grain.
For those who like it, there is the batter ready next to the waffles machine. So you can make your own and top it with creams and jams.
Obviously, you can have any drink you like. There are two machines to make coffee, tea, and cappuccino, but there are also waiters who can bring you the drink you want from the bar like a typical Italian breakfast. On the buffet table, you will also find fresh juices and flavored water with lemon or fresh mint.
When breakfast is over, the Clesio Restaurant serves gourmet dishes for lunch and dinner. The cuisine follows the regional tradition and uses high-quality ingredients. The restaurant caters also for vegetarians and those looking for gluten-free meals. This is a very nice option if you don’t feel like going out in the evening after a day spent sightseeing in Trento.
Facilities of Grand Hotel Trento
Among the many facilities Grand Hotel Trento offers is a wellness center complete with a sauna, a variety of treatments such as Ayurveda and other types of massages, and hot stone therapy. You can also book face treatments (anti-age, soothing, masks, etc.), body treatments such as scrubs, mud therapy, etc., hair removal, manicure, pedicure, and more.
Here is a comprehensive list of Grand Hotel Trento facilities:
- Room service
- Laundry service
- Access for guests with disabilities
- Business center
Value for money
We stayed there also with my parents and we were all very happy about our holiday, the hotel service and facilities and the value for money. As a tip to save some money, we suggest booking well in advance. We booked our rooms several months before departure and we saved almost half of the price as our holiday was in summer, so high season, while the rates we paid were off-season.
Breakfast and WiFi are included in the room. At the reception, you will also find the promotions of their spa and sauna.