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Grand Hotel Astoria

  • Italy, Folgaria and Lake Lavarone

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Nestled in the centre of the stunning Chiesa di Lavarone, Grand Hotel Astoria has unrivaled views of the surrounding Alps as well as the sparking waters of Lake Lavarone at its base. This sprawling property has a homely feel, its goldenrod hued exterior a beacon of warmth amongst the surrounding pine forests and verdant hills. Comprised of 64 bedrooms, the interior is modest and understated yet classic with vibrant colours, marbled flooring and simple furnishings. The dining room and bar area have a wonderful coziness, taking influence from Austrian design as well as Italian to create an atmosphere of warmth with exposed beams and booths and tables made from locally sourced materials. The cuisine served is a mix of typical local fare and national specialties with the chefs taking influence from the islands of Sicily and Sardinia as well as the mountain resorts of Trentino.

The hotel's ethos of relaxation is countered wonderfully by the sporting activities on offer such as an indoor squash court, an archery room and children's play area. Bedrooms are simple with spacious bathrooms and views of either the lake and mountains of town square.

There is a fabulous indoor pool area looking out onto the gardens and the countryside beyond. Loungers and parasols are provided for you to use and there is an elegant piano bar offering day service in the garden meaning you can spend the afternoon looking out over the lake and sipping Aperol and Hugos to your hearts content. You can also head into the garden to the outdoor hot tub or the indoor Turkish bath and sauna in the spa centre to rest any weary limbs after a day exploring the resort. 

Activities available outside of the resort include hiking and trekking the beautiful natural walks through the mountains and down to the lake, tennis, golf and climbing. Mountain bike hire is also obtainable from the Grand Hotel Astoria subject to availability and a local charge and is the perfect way of taking in the beauty of the town as even with the slope down to Lake Lavarone, there are plenty of flat and gentle inclines throughout the town to make it a more relaxing journey. If you'd prefer to forgo the surrounding slopes then you can use the bus stop to reach the nearest lift use of which will be covered by your complimentary Trentino card.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins by coach.

*Please note that the chairlift does not open until mid-June and is located 3 km away from the Grand Hotel Astoria. Public bus schedule begins in June, also. 

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Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 64
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Rooms at the Grand Hotel Astoria are modest and comfortable, decorated in classic Italian design with brightly coloured hues of maroon, gold and blue. All room types offer the following: 

  • Bathroom with WC and bath or shower
  • Televsion
  • Telephone
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Hairdryer

Standard room with terrace (sleeps 2-3)

Superior room with balcony and lake view (sleeps 2-4)

Junior Suite with balcony and lake view (sleeps 2-4)

Double or twin for sole use with balcony

Please note that the superior rooms, junior suite and double for sole use are available at a supplement.

 

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Meals

A rich and varied buffet breakfast is served each morning in the Alpine style dining room with freshly baked pastries, breads, cakes and locally produced jams. There are also savoury options of cold meats and cheeses all served with freshly brewed coffees and teas as well as fresh fruit juices. Be sure to sample the sublime local honey which you can even discover the history of at the local honey museum. 

Dinner service is comprised of three courses with a choice of menu as well as an appetiser and dessert buffet with ample choice of anitpasti, fresh bread, seafood and cream cakes including Sicilian canolli and fresh fruit respectively. 

Please note that the Hotel Astoria can accommodate the following dietary requirements: 

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free

Please advise our reservations team if you require any of the above at the time of booking. 

 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

Folgaria and Lake Lavarone

Located in the Alpe Cimbra region at the base of the Dolomites these towns make fantastic bases to enjoy the many activities available with some wonderful walks and trails for cycling and E-biking. While the scenery is often as stunning as the Dolomites the lower altitude and smaller peaks make for some very accessible walking for all abilities. Several of the ski lifts are open in the summer and are free to use with your Trentino guest cards.

Chiesa di Lavarone is one of the many localities or villages in the Lavarone region and in the warmer summer months gives you the chance to immerse yourself in sports, recreation and relaxation. But if you'd rather explore the historical town then the ancient 16th century buildings nestled in the forests of the high plateau are a fantastic starting point. From the 16th century churches to the quaint shops selling locally produced infused oils and rich balsamic vinegar to cafes serving gloriously sinful cakes with freshly brewed espresso, there is plenty of culture to immerse yourself in.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Folgaria and Lake Lavarone.

Please note that the public bus service in Folgaria and Lake Lavarone begins in mid-June and chairlifts do not open until July. 

Things to do in resort

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 11.251126
  • Latitude: 45.941490

For more information on travel and transport visit our Folgaria and Lake Lavarone page

Excursions

Facilities

Restaurants and Bars

The restaurant at the Grand Hotel Astoria is home to both typical Italian cuisine as well as fantastic European fusion dishes. The Alpine dining room offers a warm and cozy atmosphere with a superb wine list to compliment the plethora of dishes they offer. The onsite piano bar is at the back of the hotel and opens up onto the grounds overlooking the lake and with its outdoor seating makes for the perfect spot to watch the sunset over the azure water of Lake Lavarone. 

Pools and Beaches

With an ethos geared towards relaxation, the Astoria offers use of a large indoor pool with windows that open onto the verdant gardens with sun loungers and parasols available for use. There is also a spa open from 2 pm until 7 pm each day boasting a relaxation area, sauna, Turkish bath as well as an outdoor hot tub which is perfect for resting any weary limbs after a day of exploring this beautiful resort. 

Please note that swim caps is required and are provided by the reception. A spa package of bath robe, slippers and towel can be purchased at the reception, also. 

There are man made beaches down on the lake front offering swimming platforms, local hire of boats and pedalos as well as places to pitch up for a picnic or you can make use of the various cafes hidden in the trees along the shoreline offering light lunches and of course, Italian gelato. 

Activities

The Grand Hotel Astoria offers a superb variety of activities in house including indoor squash courts with free racket hire, an archery room which can be booked with equipment for just 4 euros per person and a children's play room with inflatables, toys and a televsion. Mountain bikes can also be hired directly from the hotel for a local charge. 

 

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist tax payable locally directly to hotel.


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Grand Hotel Astoria
Folgaria and Lake Lavarone, Half Board
09/09/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Southampton
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