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Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Italy

98 Excellent 394 Reviews
70 rooms and suites perched on 4 acres of hillside overlooking Portofino Bay with heated saltwater pool, gardens, tennis court, spa, kid's club, restaurants, piano bar, and more. Walk or use the shuttle service to town and Splendido Mare, Hotel Splendido's sister hotel located directly in the center of town. Open seasonally in the spring, summer, and fall.
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Belmond Hotel Splendido

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Excellent luxury hotel. Awesome rooms and service in a great location. Great pool. Awesome vibe.

Monks, pirates and aristocrats have all played their part in the backstory of the Splendido, a Belmond Hotel, in Portofino. But it was during the dolce vita heyday that it gained true fame. This was when screen legends, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, were drawn to the glamour of the Italian Riviera and the seclusion of the former monastery.

Perched on a hillside overlooking Portofino Bay, Splendido was carefully positioned by its monastic builders to capture both the views and the sunlight. Its grounds embrace terraced, palm-filled gardens and breezy outdoor spaces. A heated saltwater pool affords dramatic views of the emerald sea and gleaming yachts below. There’s also a tennis court, gym and wellness centre and, for younger guests, a Smile Club.

Behind the Splendido’s wisteria-clad façade, beautiful rooms and suites reflect the palette of the Ligurian coast. Many enjoy balconies or terraces with captivating vistas. At night, twinkling lights among the foliage add another layer of enchantment. Celebrated Ristorante La Terrazza offers exceptional Italian cuisine overlooking the bay. It is complemented by an inviting poolside restaurant and time-honoured Piano Bar.

A courtesy shuttle or leisurely stroll takes guests into the heart of Portofino, renowned for its picturesque harbour and chic boutiques. This is also where the Splendido's sister hotel, Splendido Mare, enjoys a prime position on the vibrant Piazzetta. The Splendido’s elegant motorboat can be rented for nautical adventures. Further tailor-made activities include sunset cruises, epicurean tastings in a local ecofarm, Cinque Terre tours and exclusive visits to Genoa.

Open seasonally in the spring, summer, and fall. Closed in the winter.

Exclusive Perks at Splendido Hotel

Gift, Lunch, Breakfast, and More in Portofino

SAVE $225+

Splendido was carefully positioned by its monastic builders to capture both the views and the sunlight. Its grounds embrace terraced, palm-filled gardens and breezy outdoor spaces.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • Lunch for Two
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Discounted Rate
  • Fruits & Flowers
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Upgrade
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." This rate is an exclusive, discounted Signature rate. Lunch for two at the Pool Restaurant is provided once during stay (beverages excluded). Fresh Fruits and flowers will be provided in the room on arrival. Full American Breakfast is for two daily. Upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure and upon request.

Hotel Address:
  • Belmond Hotel Splendido
  • Viale Baratta 16
  • Main Hotel
  • Portofino, 16034
  • Italy

Location Summary
Portofino is a classic everyone-must-go-there-once holiday destination. No new houses have been built since 1935, making Portofino a gem of such shimmering polish that over the years it has dazzled everyone from Clark Gable to Grace Kelly, Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman. This typical Ligurian fishing village has pretty little coloured houses dotted all around the harbour and main square. In spite of its notoriety, Portofino still maintains today the atmosphere of ancient maritime traditions, craftmanship, colours and perfumes, that still today captivates illustrious travellers enchanted by its beauty.

The Cinque Terre is a little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to create this monument in landscape architecture, represented by the steep terraces sloping down the sea and picturesque fishing villages. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are the five villages that give this region its name, each with its own historical features.
Conde Nast Award Winner, Travel And Leisure Award
Note Bene
Belmond Hotel Splendido is set on a hillside in four acres of tropical gardens with palm trees overlooking the Bay of Portofino. Sister Hotel Belmond Splendido Mare is literally in the heart of the town, in the world-famous Piazzetta overlooking the charming harbour.
Business Center
Business centre is available 24 hours a day.
Banquets & Meetings
The Ginepro Room can accomodate up to 130 people. For private banquets there is the possibility of reserving one of the restaurants.
Fine Dining On Site
Guests can choose among Ristorante La Terrazza, where they can taste original Italian and Ligurian dishes while admiring a breathtaking view of the bay; the Pool Restaurant ideal for an alfresco buffet-style lunch or the Chuflay Restaurant situated in the world-famous Piazzetta. For an aperitif or an after-dinner guest can sit at the Cocktail and Piano Bar at the Hotel Splendido or at the Chuflay Bar at Splendido Mare. While for a refreshing drink by the pool the Pool Bar is the perfect place.
Fitness Center
The hotel offers a fitness centre with the ultimate exercise machines. There is also the possibility of having a personal trainer to assist you.
Child Programs
For children staying at the Splendido, the Smile Club is a real paradise. Lots of funny activities are organized there for them by an English-speaking supervisor. Parents will be sure their tiny tots are happy and safe while they are relaxing at the spa or discovering the surroundings with a private tour.
Pets Allowed
Small dogs are allowed but not in public areas.
Pool Outdoor
Heated saltwater swimming-pool.
Spa Facility
Guests can pamper themselves with a variety of beauty treatments and massages and relax doing yoga or pilates. Special treatments for mother and daughter are also available.
Tennis Courts On Site
A tennis court is set on the hillside next to the hotel. There is also the possibility of having private lessons with an experienced instructor.
Guests can enjoy the pleasure of bathing in the sea at Paraggi, a short walk from the hotel.
Biking Touring
Cycle tours with a professional guide are available.
Private speedboat for excursions up to seven passengers. Private sunset cruises may be organized on request. There is also the possibility of hiring sailboats and sleek motor yachts.
Fishing - Ocean
The hotel organizes a unique excursion on a real fisherman’s boat to learn the art of fishing.
Golf Club Garlenda, 18-hole course, can be reached by car in approximately 1 hour and a half while, at only a 20 minute drive, there is the famous Golf Club of Rapallo, one of the oldest courses in Italy.
The promontory of Portofino is a National Park and is excellent for hiking and picnicking.
Horseback Riding
Available near at Rappalo.
Scuba Diving
Guests at the Hotel Splendido can take part to the exclusive Discover Scuba Diving programme in the renowned Portofino Protected Marine Area and to underwater photography sessions with professional scuba divers.
An exclusive boutique is available in the hotel selling made in Italy products and an exclusive Signature Collection inspired by the wisteria blooming in the hotel garden.
Recommended Rooms
Presidential Suite: The ultimate in luxury, this one-bedroom suite has recently been restructured and refurbished and provides four magnificent terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf. Charmingly decorated in delicate pastels that complement the breathtaking view of the Bay, the master bedroom also includes a splendid trompe l'oeil painting. On request, an executive junior suite can be connected to the master suite, making the space a true home away from home.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Jogging Running
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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