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Where To Stay in Trento

Trento Cathedral or Duomo di Trento aerial panoramic view. Duomo is a roman Catholic cathedral in Trento city in Trentino Alto Adige in Italy.

Trento, Italy is the gateway city to the mountainous Dolomites region in Northern Italy. With almost 120,000 residents, it’s one of the smaller cities in this part of the country and half the size of nearby Verona and Venice. Trento feels more like a large alpine resort town thanks to its many pedestrianised streets and mountains in the distance in every direction you turn. Because of its small size, many travellers looking for where to stay in and around Trento are passing through on a road trip to lots of smaller places in the area.

There are lots of things to do in Trento, but there are also lots of things to do in the Trentino region. Many people are visiting the area to ski so will be looking for accommodation options near the best slopes. Others are looking for a little bit of luxury in alpine lodges, modern resorts, and agriturismos. And visitors who are looking for hotels in Trento, Italy want to stay near all the best restaurants, bars, museums, and churches in the city.

This guide on where to stay in Trento and where to stay in Trentino will list all the best neighbourhoods in the city and towns in the region as a whole. It includes recommendations for all types of travellers whether you’re looking for a budget hotel in the city centre, a family apartment, or a luxury resort in the countryside.

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Trento Town – Where To Stay in Trento for a City Break

Trento’s Centro Storico, Old Town, historic centre, or whatever you want to call it isn’t a defined area. It loosely starts in the Cristo Re neighbourhood in the north and ends in the Le Albere neighbourhood in the south. This area is the best place to stay in Trento for a city break because all the best things to do in Trento are mostly confined to the heart of the city here.

The other neighbourhoods in Trento are largely residential and don’t have many accommodation options. Also, there aren’t many public transport options in Trento beyond infrequent buses so it’s better to stay where the action is so you can walk to get around. Trento’s main train station is also in this part of the city so if you are travelling into Trento via public transport then it’s ideal. You absolutely don’t need a car to explore the city of Trento.

Some of the best things to do in Trento are visiting all the amazing churches like Cattedrale di San Vigilio and the Santa Maria Maggiore Church. There are also interesting historical museums like the Tridentine Diocesan Museum and monuments like the Mausoleum of Cesare Battisti. It’s a great city for foodies with cool restaurants like Locanda del Gatto Gordo and Green Tower and places that sell fresh, homemade gelato like La Gelateria. 

There may not be many hostels or apartments in Trento, but you won’t struggle to find a guesthouse or hotel in Trento, Italy to suit every budget. Some guesthouses charge from €60 per night and there are 4-star hotels starting from €120 per night. If €90 is the average room rate of a hotel, Trento hotels in the Old Town are reasonably-priced.

Where to Stay in Trento Town

Budget Hotels in
 Trento Town
Bed & Breakfast Trento
B&B Trento allo Scrigno del Duomo
B&B Homer
B&B Aria d’Argento

Mid range Hotels in
 Trento Town
Grand Hotel Trento
Hotel America
Hotel Venezia
Hotel Garnì San Giorgio della Scala

Family Friendly Hotels in
 Trento Town
Hotel Buonconsiglio
Hotel Accademia Trento
Hotel Villa Madruzzo
Lainez rooms & suites

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Trento Town
Heart of Trento – Luxury House
Heart of Trento – Luxury House 2

Trento Cathedral or Duomo di Trento aerial panoramic view. Duomo is a roman Catholic cathedral in Trento city in Trentino Alto Adige in Italy.

South Trento Villages – Where To Stay in Trento With a Car

Just south of Trento is a collection of beautiful mountain villages with lots of hotels and lodges. These villages are literally around 5 km and a 10-minute drive to the city so you can enjoy the serenity of staying in the countryside with the convenience and amenities of a large city nearby. Romagnano, Palazzi and Matarello are examples of villages in this area and they’re all close to the River Adige which also flows through Trento.

Though some of these villages have bus stops with buses to Trento and wider the region, not all of them have access to public transport. However, they are close to the main E45 and SS12 roads. That’s why these are great places to stay if you have a car so you can travel anywhere you like. There are two gas or petrol stations near Palazzi and most guesthouses and lodges in this area offer parking for guests.

Some things to do in this area include visiting the ruins of Forte di Mezzo and the Museo dell Aeronautica Gianni Caproni which has exhibits of full-size vintage aeroplanes. There are some great wineries in the small village of Covelo including Cantina Aldeno Agricola, Cantina Delaiti, and Revì Trentodoc.

Accommodation options in these villages are a mix of chain hotels, upmarket B&Bs, and agriturismos. These are often guesthouses or lodges on a large piece of land where the owners also grow produce. In the Trentino region, they likely grow grapes. With any luck, you will be able to sample whatever they grow when they serve you dinner!

Where to Stay in South Trento Villages

Budget Hotels in
 South Trento Villages
Agriturismo La Casa Gialla
Fly Bike Hotel
Best Western Hotel Adige
NH Trento

Mid range Hotels in
 South Trento Villages
Agriturismo Margone
Diamond House
Villa Bertagnolli – Locanda Del Bel Sorriso
Berry House

Family Friendly Hotels in
 South Trento Villages
Agriturismo Maso Miri
Bed and Breakfast La Cesura
Agritur Casteller
Hotel Garni Al Marinaio

Affordable Luxury Hotels in South Trento Villages
The Lodge Monte Bondone

Small village of Vervo surrounded by vineyards on sunny slopes overgrown with dense forest of the high alpine mountains, Trentino, Italy

Madonna di Campiglio – Where To Stay Near Trento for Winter Sports

The Dolomites region offers so many opportunities for winter sports. It’s the perfect alternative to popular and often overcrowded resorts in the Alps. One of the best mountain villages to base yourself near Trento to shred powder is Madonna di Campiglio. It’s around 70 km northwest of Trento on the other side of a mountain peak called Cima Tosa in the Adamello Brenta Nature Park.

There are cable lifts from the town into the mountains for skiing and snowboarding so it’s a great base. There are glaciers near the town as well as lakes and hiking trails so if you’re an outdoorsy person then you’ll love Madonna di Campiglio any time of year. There’s a lot to explore in the town including the Church of Santa Maria Antica and its crucifix that dates all the way back to the 12th century. Piazza Sissi and Pub Dolomiti are great bars for apres ski (or whatever the alternative phrase is in Italian). 

Madonna di Campiglio has lots of hotels and lodges. Note that most of them are four or five-star ski lodges and resorts and the prices do reflect this, but they’re all beautiful and comfortable places to stay near Trento.

Where to Stay in Madonna di Campiglio

Budget Hotels in
 Madonna di Campiglio
Villa Erika
Albergo Garnì Cavento
hotel garni B&B Maffei

Mid range Hotels in
 Madonna di Campiglio
Hotel Garni Arnica ***S
Residenza 3-Tre
Pra de la Casa
Pimont Alpine Chalet

Family Friendly Hotels in
 Madonna di Campiglio
Hotel Montana
Cerana Relax Hotel
Adamello Brenta Sunshine

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Madonna di Campiglio
Mansarda Colarin
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti

The lake Nambino in the Alps near Madonna di Campiglio Trentino Italy

Rovereto – Best Off-the-Beaten-Path Town Near Trento

Do you prefer staying in smaller cities and is Trento a little too big? Or have you visited Trento before and loved the city and region but feel like a change? You should check out the city of Rovereto. It’s around 30 km south of Trento (a 25-minute drive) plus it has a train station and regional trains to Trento leave Rovereto every 90 minutes. It’s ideal if you prefer to stay in lesser-touristed, off-the-beaten-path places.

Rovereto has around 40,000 residents, so while it’s much smaller than Trento, it isn’t a tiny village. There are lots of things to do in Rovereto like their incredible Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Museo Storico Italiano Della Guerra (war museum), and Bosco Della Città di Rovereto, which is a wildlife park. Like any Italian city, it also boasts lots of charming piazzas and historic churches. You’ll find plenty of restaurants serving delicious yet affordable food like Trattoria Bella Vista and Pizzeria – Trattoria Putipù. 

There are mostly budget and mid-range hotels in Rovereto but you can find four-star hotels with room rates starting at €90 per night. That’s the benefit of staying in a smaller town! B&Bs are common near Rovereto too.

Where to Stay in Rovereto

Budget Hotels in
 Rovereto
Hotel Rovereto
B&B Stella
Appartamento Mosaico 22161
La Corte Room & Relax

Mid range Hotels in
 Rovereto
Hotel Leon d’Oro
Appartamento nel Borgo
Colle Ameno Room and Breakfast

Family Friendly Hotels in
 Rovereto
B&B via Roma
Le Vette Room&Breakfast
Mercure Nerocubo Rovereto
Residence Concaverde

Rovereto - beautiful historic town in Trentino-Alto Adige Region of Italy. View with medieval castle and bridge

Riva del Garda – Where To Stay Near Trento for Luxury Travellers

Trento is only 40 km north (a 45-minute drive) of Riva del Garda, one of the largest towns on the banks of Lake Garda. You could easily team up a city break with a relaxing and luxurious trip to Italy’s biggest lake. And if you have the cash to splash on a four or five-star resort then you should definitely spend your hard-earned money on a hotel with a view!

Riva del Garda has around 20,000 residents but most people you will see during your trip are visitors. There are hiking trails around the lake as well as boat tour companies so you can see more of the lake and the other beautiful towns that surround Lake Garda. But you can also enjoy a pool or spa day at a fantastic hotel enjoying views of the lakes and mountains from the comfort of a sun lounger. Or even better, drinking an Aperol spritz from an outside terrace!

You’ll be spoiled for choice with the number of fantastic resorts right on Lake Garda’s waterfront. And they might not be as expensive as you think! You could pay anywhere from €70 a night for a mid-range hotel to €350 a night for a five-star suite.

Where to Stay in Riva del Garda

Budget Hotels in
 Riva del Garda
Residenza Romantica
Hotel RivaMia
Hotel Vittoria
Villa Bellaria

Mid range Hotels in
 Riva del Garda
Dolce Riva Downtown apartment
Loft & Jacuzzi
Queen of the Lake
Grand Hotel Liberty

Family Friendly Hotels in
 Riva del Garda
Family Retreat
Sweet Spot
Family First
Private Garden In Paradise

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Riva del Garda
Appartamento Jessi
King Of The Lake
Lido Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
Residence Zangirolami – Luxury Garden and Balcony Apartments

Riva del Garda aerial panoramic view. Riva is a town at the northern tip of the Lake Garda in the Trentino Alto Adige region in Italy.

Added Extra: Areas To Avoid in Trento 

There aren’t any areas in or near Trento you should avoid because they are too dangerous. The overall level of crime in the city is low and crimes targeted at tourists, like pickpocketing and mugging, are very rare occurrences. Just use your common sense and don’t leave your belongings unattended. 

However, there are some towns and areas in Trentino that you should avoid staying in for different reasons. There are lots of cheap hotels and accommodation options in Asiago and it is a nice town. But you might not realise how long it takes to travel there from Trento and the rest of the Dolomites down the winding mountain roads. It’s so far away that it’s in the Veneto region, a completely different part of Italy! 

There are lots of beautiful hotels on highway SS42 near the town of Carciato which might also lead you to believe that this is a great location. While these resorts and lodges are nice, they aren’t near any amenities or restaurants. And this area might seem close to Trento on a map, but the mountainous roads mean it would take you one hour (60 km) to drive to the city.  

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!