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Review: The Grand Hotel Trento, Italy

The Grand Hotel, Trento is one of just a small number of four-star hotels in the city of Trento. We had the pleasure of spending four nights here during our week-long stay in Trento (we spent the other couple of nights in an Airbnb). The hotel was built between 1939 and 1942 and is a primary example of rationalist architecture.

From the outside, this totally doesn’t look like ‘my kind of hotel’. We turned up in our shorts, backpacks in tow and felt out of place. However, we needn’t have worried, the staff were incredibly welcoming throughout our stay.

Location

If you plan to explore the city of Trento then in our opinion there’s no better hotel location than the Grand Hotel Trento. It’s situated just opposite the tourist information office, near a wonderful park, just 100m from the train station and footsteps from the centre of the city.

Check-In

Reception is on the ground floor of the hotel at the entrance. Upon our arrival there were no other guests waiting and we were able to check-in in just minutes.

This hotel is incredibly popular with tour groups. I assume as a result the staff at reception have a strategy to deal with a sudden large volume of guests. While it’s a testament as to how the hotel is viewed by tour leaders it’s also something worth keeping in mind as it could easily delay the check-in process.

Room

There are four different room types at The Grand Hotel, Trento. We stayed in the classic room during our stay (the most basic room offered by the hotel).

The room was situated on the first floor of the hotel and was lovely and spacious with highly traditional decor for the region. The large desk in front of the bed was ideal to work from (Helen spent most of her time in the hotel here or asleep in bed) and also consisted of a lovely lamp, modern TV (we were so busy, we never got a chance to use this) and a large mirror.

Sadly, however small areas of the room that showed some signs of wear. The control panel embedded within each side table is a great example as was the flush button above the toilet.

Bathroom

The bathroom was lovely and spacious although the toilet was positioned badly behind the opening of the door. The large mirror was incredible, and the towels with the logo of the hotel were a lovely touch.

The bathroom had a wonderful range of complementary products. They were replenished daily during cleaning and additional larger products could be purchased from the spa on-site (which again, I never found the time to visit let alone photograph).

The bath / shower was basic but practical. It d yid the job with a great pressure shower head and plenty of space.

Services

WIFI

The WIFI in the hotel was fantastic. It was consistant on all floors of the hotel, we experienced no down time and had a very reasonable upload and download speed.

Facilities

Breakfast

Breakfast is complimentary for all guests staying in The Grand Hotel, Trento and is a self serve buffet with an extensive range of continental foods.

Despite the breakfast being complimentary I only managed to have time for it on one occasion where I had the chance to run in, snap a couple of photos and pick up some pastries before setting off again.

Bar Area

The large bar area was in-keeping with the decor of the rest of the hotel. Sadly, we didn’t have the chance to spend any time in here, and on no night we passed on the way to our room did it seem full.

Conclusion

While I think you’ll struggle to find a better four-star hotel in the city of Trento than The Grand Hotel. An while you’ll definitely struggle to find a hotel in a better location to explore the city. There are certainly some minor updates to the rooms, in particular, that could be made to improve the overall appearance while maintaining the original traditional features of the room.

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