Relais sul Lago Hotel ****
Midway between Lugano and Milan, and just a few kilometres from the centre of Varese, the Relais sul Lago offers splendid panoramic views of the area from a hill above the lake of Varese. It is the perfect destination for a holiday that focuses on relaxation and physical wellbeing, with an outdoor swimming pool open during the warmer seasons, and an indoor swimming pool open all year round, along with the spa with a range of wellness and therapy services. The restaurant specialises in local cuisine, and has a terrace where guests can dine as they admire the panoramic view of the Lake of Varese and Prealps of Lombardy. The hotel also has a conference room that can accommodate up to 50 people, which can be customised and equipped for any kind of business event.
The Fonte Spa at the Relais sul Lago, has an indoor swimming pool heated to 33°C, with an endless pool swimming machine, a sauna, two steam baths, and a Jacuzzi. Services include fitness plans, natural marine weight-loss treatments, specific treatments for caring for the face and body, ayurvedic massage, and relaxing and therapeutic massages.
The 62 rooms of the Relais sul Lago are divided into the categories of Classic rooms and Superior rooms, the latter having a small lounge area and a terrace with views of the lake. Suites are also available with views of the lake and a living room with a sofa bed, making it suitable for families. All rooms and suites are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV with Sky and pay-per-view, a minibar, a safe, and free Wi-Fi internet connection.
The restaurant of the Relais sul Lago, Sergio 1950, serves simple local recipes, which can be enjoyed outside on the terrace with views of the Lake of Varese. Taster menus are available accompanied by a variety of wines by the glass.
The hotel’s services and facilities include:
The region of the Lake of Varese offers plenty to see and do, perhaps starting with a visit to the lake islands. A few steps from the Relais, there is a footpath and cycle path leading to and along the lake, while there are some great trails in the area for trekking on horseback. The Relais sul Lago is just a few minutes from the centre of Varese, the “garden city”, so called for the parks of the many villas that once belonged to aristocratic Lombard families. A short distance from the Lake of Varese, there is Lake Maggiore, and the lakes of Camobbio, Monate, Ganna, Ghirla, and Lugano. Lake Maggiore in particular is an area of breath-taking beauty, with the priceless scenery of the mountains, parks, botanical gardens, flowers, islands; the splendid villas with luxurious gardens you can admire as you explore the shores of the lake. And those particularly interested in the gardens shouldn’t miss a visit to nearby Stresa and Verbania to see the Borromeo gardens, Villa Taranto and Villa San Remigio. The majestic Alps seem to embrace the lake by the waist, where the wide valleys open out: Val Formazza, Val Vigezzo, Valle Anzasca, Valle Atrona, each with its own history, characteristics, colours, and aromas. Finally, the many characteristic towns, these too all unique, and offer attractions such as castles, museums, churches, and cultural events of all kinds.
Number of rooms accessible for persons with disabilities : 22
Restaurants in the vicinity
Indoor swimming pool
Pay and display parking
Garage for a fee