Relais La Speranzina
What We Love
- An intimate relais stay in the heart of Sirmione, overlooking Lake Garda’s glittering shoresTruly ravishing views of sparkling Lake Garda from just about everywhere
- The three unique rooms/suites, all of which have stunning Carrara marble bathrooms
- Quaffing some local wines and valuable vintages from the well-stocked cellar
What To Know
- All Superior Rooms have saunas or jacuzzis
- Pet-friendly property—just request ahead of time
- Free WiFi
Just steps from the fairy-tale-like Scaligero Castle, the welcoming and intimate Relais La Speranzina in the fortified town of Sirmione wows with chic design elements, a remarkably good restaurant, and lashings of luxury. Most thrilling, though, are the to-die-for views of Lake Garda – the largest of the Italian lakes that has inspired artists, writers, and poets for centuries.
Set in a stone building that blends in seamlessly with the lakeside surrounds, there’s enough here to keep you rooted to the spot. Facilities include an inviting sun terrace overlooking the dazzling lake, a wine cellar that’s well-stocked with niche labels and valuable vintages and a gorgeous dining space for as many gourmet-style Italian dishes as you’re willing to try.
The accommodation is just as lovely. There are just three guest rooms (two are suites with spa-like extras) that all create a real sense of sanctuary. Factor in a high level of service from the eager-to-please hosts and the fact that you’re within easy reach of Lombardy’s most visit-worthy towns, and you might find yourself never wanting to leave this dreamy little hideaway.
How to Get There
In the heart of old town Sirmione this 3-suite property on the lake is amazing. We had Maria Luisa suite with balcony on water and spa facilities en-suite with sauna, steam, hot tub and waterbed. First day internet, tv and A/C didn’t work but we got those ironed out. Staff were top notch and very welcoming. No turn down service which was surprising but honestly. Breakfast whatever you want. And dinner here is a must.
I can’t review this hotel in a few words but if I had to I would say perfection. I have never had the privilege to experience such a high standard of service, atmosphere, staff, food and ambience.
Sirmione is a very busy tourist area but here they have managed to carve a tranquil, private piece of the area all to themselves.
Angelika, did an incredible job managing my wife & my stay with professionalism & personability. Every request is handled with seamless ease and nothing is too much. She explained that the hotel is a family run, boutique with only 3 suites which explained everything for us; you really do feel like an extended family member whilst you are there.
Our room was sensational; fully equipped with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and private patio leading out directly into the lake. Angelica explained it had been styled by Mrs Giordani and what style & attention to detail she has! The pictures truly don’t do it justice.
The location is right in the heart of the fort and whilst you will likely not want to leave your suite the veranda is meticulously maintained and provides a spectacular vista out into the lake.
I genuinely have never experienced anything like it and they have raised the bar so high I doubt any hotel will ever come close to La Speranzina.
Whilst not everyone may be fortunate enough to have the budget to stay here, if you have then you should because it is incredible value for money for what you will experience; I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Angelika, Mr & Mrs Giordani & the staff, grazie Mille. You made our honeymoon so incredible and we will be returning for many, many years to come.
Lewis & Georgie
I was recently there was a friend. Very nice welcome - at least 5 waiters personally greeted.
The food is ok but just not what you expect when you pay 250 euros for a meal for two. You expect some wow factor and this was simply not the case. I have eaten better in cheaper places.
Stayed 5 nights in the Maria Luisa suite. Amazing.
The food is fabulous and the staff very attentive.
We have stayed previously at the Hotel Cortina and the Grand Terme (the other top 5 star in Sirmione)
Sperenzina is MANY MANY times better
Enjoyed this hotel at the end of a Northern Italian adventure. Two nights in opulent style with attentive service and great proximity to historic Sirmione. Lovely breakfast every morning overlooking Lake Garda. A special place.