In a natural bowl formed by an ancient glacier and surrounded by imposing mountains and green garden terraces, the beautiful Lake Como wallows in a romantic atmosphere. In the 19th century, European aristocracy discovered the serene beauty of Europe's deepest lake. They had magnificent villas built there and populated the stately "Grand Hotels. On the southeastern shore lies Lecco, the second largest city on the lake. The city owes its fame to the 19th-century author Alessandro Manzoni. The most important Italian writer of Romanticism spent much of his life here. His famous novel "I Promessi Sposi" - The Betrothed - is set in this area. In the small town of Malgrate is the completely renovated Hotel Promessi Sposi, named after the novel.
The hotel is open all year round.
68 rooms and 1 suite.
You can check in from 3pm. Check-out is by 11am.
From 250 euros.
Every morning, from 8am to 8.45am, you can take part in an invigorating outdoor yoga session for free.
The comfortable rooms are contemporary and minimalist with design elements and great attention to bed comfort, air conditioning and soundproofing. The modern bathrooms have a shower.
The Superior Terrace rooms are our favourite as you can sit outside but the absolute favourite is the Superior Lake View Balcony as it offers frontal lake views. The Superior Lake view Family consists of 2 communicating rooms, ideal for families.
The hotel doesn't have a pool, but can recommend fun beaches by the lake.
The hotel has a small fee-paying wellness centre including a sauna, hammam and massage rooms. Sports enthusiasts can hit the gym for free. Through the hotel, you can rent e-bikes and book boat trips or go sailing or kite surfing. Visit the Abbey of San Pietro al Monte, located at 630 metres above sea level, accessible only on foot, and with a wonderful panorama over the mountains of Lecco and Lake Annone. From Varenna , 23 km away, you can take the ferry to the western shore. Here you can visit Menaggio, one of the lakeside towns. A little further away is Villa Carlotta, with its botanical gardens and Villa del Balbianello, which was a filming location for the James Bond film Casino Royale.
Children are welcome, but there are no special facilities for children.
If you want to taste a typical local and traditional dish, Bistro Da Giovannino offers breaded and fried perch fillet with Acquerello rice, sage, alpine meadow butter and grana padano cheese.
In the morning, you will enjoy a catered breakfast buffet. The People Cocktail & Lounge bar serves coffee, pastries, light lunch and aperitivo with delicious cocktails throughout the day. At Lisander Restaurant, closed on Mondays, dine in an elegant setting. Here, tradition and contemporaneity merge in the dishes of chef Angelo Biscotti, who serves seasonal Italian cuisine with fresh and quality ingredients. Bistro Da Giovannino, closed on Tuesdays, is housed in a veranda with terrace by the lake. Here you can enjoy fresh pasta, pizza and meat or fish dishes, among others, in a relaxed atmosphere.
Hotel Promessi Sposi is close to Lake Como and the lungolago, a walkway along the shore. The centre of Lecco is about 2.5 km away and can be reached on foot. Bellagio is 21 km away, Como 27 km and Bergamo 42 km. In Lecco, you can catch a train every hour that will take you to Milan in 40 minutes.
The nearest airports are Milan Linate at 56 km and Milan Malpensa at 72 km.
For a private transfer from Milan Linate to the hotel, you will pay €155 each way. For a transfer to or from Milan Malpensa, the price is 195 euros per leg.
There is a covered private car park with 30 spaces, subject to reservation and charge of 25 euros per day. There is a charging point for electric cars and e-bikes for 0.85 euros per kwh.
Recently renovated and extremely well-kept hotel where sustainability, design and functionality are combined with attention to detail. The natural setting is stunning, the service is friendly and professional and the interesting value for money is nice.