- An exclusive Belmond property overlooking the harbour of Portofino
- Offers a range of leisure activities and luxuriously-appointed guest rooms
One of the world's most highly acclaimed hotels, the luxurious five star Belmond Hotel Splendido is set high amidst its own garden on a hillside overlooking the romantic bay and harbour of Portofino. The magnificent structure that now houses the sumptuous Hotel Splendido was originally a 16th century Benedictine monastery.
Luxury runs throughout the Belmond Hotel Splendido, where each guestroom is unique in its décor. Furnished with antiques and featuring hand painted trompe l’oeil interiors and equipped with modern amenities.
A range of leisure and well-being facilities includes a lovely cliff side swimming pool, tennis court, use of the famous course at the Golf Club of Rapallo and a selection of water sports based in nearby Santa Margherita beach. For that ultra relaxing environment, head to the Belmond Hotel Splendido's Wellness Centre and sample a variety of treatments, massages, sauna and steam room.
If you are looking to indulge yourself even further, hire the Belmond Hotel Splendido's private Chris-Craft Corsair 36 speedboat with driver, and spend those long, Ligurian afternoons discovering the beauty of the Italian Riveria. Or wind down with an aperitivo on one of the Belmond Hotel Splendido's sunset cruises, which take place around the splendid Bay of Portofino.
In addition to the impeccable blend of stylish décor and first class service is the relaxed and informal atmosphere that can be found amongst these Ligurian hills, you will find the picturesque town of Portofino is only a ten-minute downhill walk away. A complimentary shuttle bus is available to Portofino as well as the sister hotel Belmond Splendido Mare.
The hotel has 70 rooms (official rating 5 star).
Bars & Restaurants
La Terrazza Restaurant
Breakfast: 07:30am - 10:30am, Lunch: 1:00pm - 2:30pm, Dinner: 7:30 - 10:30pm
For gourmet cuisine in a spectacular setting, La Terrazza is a must do with succulent sea fare. It is a destination of its own, where Chef Corrado Corti and his team offer the finest Italian and regional specialities, including pasta with pesto and locally caught fish. The open-air terrace, filled with the beautiful fragrance of colourful flowers and plants, offers breathtaking views over Portofino Bay and the Tigullian Gulf. The superb climate of the Italian Riviera ensures pleasant open air dining. The indoor room has a more formal atmosphere with hand painted walls and hardwood floors throughout, offering fine Italian and regional specialities.
From spring to autumn, the Poolside Restaurant serves alfresco, buffet-style lunches and snacks, including an array of regional specialities, delicious pizza and a wide selection of beverages. Patio furniture makes for a casual setting where you can enjoy superb views and dips in the pool.
Food served between 1pm - 4pm
The Chuflay Restaurant
Breakfast: 7:30 - 10:30am, Lunch: 12:30 - 3:30pm, Dinner: 7:30 - 11:00pm
The Chuflay Bar & Restaurant at Splendido Mare is reminiscent of days gone by and offers a bar and a restaurant, with indoor seating for 50 and alfresco seating for 40 on the terrace bordering the Piazzetta. Indoors, the Chuflay Restaurant takes on an air of calm elegance, creating the perfect setting for a romantic dinner or relaxed dining with friends. The pianist plays each evening, creating a magical ambiance.
Bar open 10am - 1am
Beach & Pools
The hotel has a heated seawater swimming pool located outdoors surrounded by lush green gardens.
Spa & Wellness
The gym is equipped with modern exercise equipment and spectacular sea views through the glass wall. A qualified personal trainer is also on hand to tailor make a fitness programme to suit you (additional charges may apply).
Open daily 8am to 8pm
The wellness centre is payable locally and has a sauna and steam room and a large choice of massages and facials.
Open daily 10am - 8pm
Activities & Entertainment
Tennis Court & Golf Course
The tennis court is set on the hillside and offers beautiful views of the sea and hills.
A professional English-speaking tennis coach is available for individual and group lessons, payable locally.
Open daily 10am to 8pm
The hotel offers assistance to book watersports including a trip to kayak down the Riviera.
Babysitting services are available on request and payable locally.
The "Smile Club" is a professional and fun kids club for children ages 4 - 12 years. The fully trained staff entertain the children with a variety of activities, sports and games.
Parking, Wifi & Shuttle
There is private parking and a garage available to guests, prior reservation is required.
Parking is also available in the main piazza.
Shuttle Service to the centre of Portofino
A complimentary shuttle service to and from the centre of Portofino is available from 9am to midnight.
Free wifi is available in public areas and guest rooms.
About the location
Holidays to Portofino allow you to sample a slice of the glamorous Italian Riviera in northwest Italy.
This fishing village has made a big impression on its long string of celebrity guests, including Grace Kelly and Liz Taylor who could often be found sipping cocktails at the iconic Hotel Splendido.
The charm of Portofino exudes from its layers of palazzi running up the surrounding hills, all brightly painted in shades of sun blush pink, orange and yellow, and its seafront setting overlooking the Ligurian Sea.
A revolving door of super yachts moor in the harbour, while the town’s cobbled streets lined with flower clad buildings and boutiques fill the spaces between top notch trattorias. There’s an ever present scent of seafood being grilled on the charcoals as well as the sound of wine being poured as you walk along the promenade. Its timeless, elegant air attracts couples and adventurers seeking a heady mix of relaxation and sightseeing, and whose days are filled with strolls, boat trips and beach hopping, punctuated by al fresco lunches at seaside taverns.
Return private transfers included. To change your transfers or book car hire instead, simply call us once you’ve completed your booking.
Double Garden View Room
Max 2 Adults
Garden View Rooms have been tastefully finished in fresh pastel colours with modern amenities. They are available on request, please call to book.
Size: 18 - 25m².
Double Sea View Room
Max 2 Adults
Sea View Rooms enjoy spectacular sea views and luxurios amenities.
Double Sea View and Balcony Room
Max 2 Adults
Sea View & Balcony Rooms have a private balcony from which to enjoy the sea views. They are available on request, please call to book.
Size: 25 - 30m²
Junior Suite Superior Sea View Room
Max 3 Adults
Superior Junior Suites have been decorated in a refined style with polished wooden floors and plush furniture. Each Superior Junior Suite enjoys breathtaking sea views.
Junior Suite Deluxe Sea View Balcony
Max 3 Adults
Deluxe Junior Suites enjoy sea views from their furnished balcony or terrace. They are available on request, please call to book.
Size: 30 - 40m²
Junior Suite Executive Sea View Balcony
Max 3 Adults
Executive Junior Suites enjoy luxurious furnishings and a spacious balcony or terrace. They are available on request, please call to book.
Suite Deluxe Sea View Balcony
Max 3 Adults, 1 Child
Deluxe Suites offer plenty of space and are sumptuously decorated with terraces or a balcony offering sea views. They can are available on request, please call to book.
Size: 45 - 55m²
Suite Exclusive Sea View Balcony
Max 3 Adults
Exclusive Suites offer more space and have magnificent balconies and terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf. They are available on request, please call to book.
Size: 55 - 75m²
Max 1 Adult
Single Rooms are available.
Free Night Offer
1 Free night for stays of 4 nights completed between 23 August - 31 October 2020.
Applicable to all room types except the Suites.
Based on 1208 traveller reviews
88% of travellers recommended this hotel
What to expect
“ Beautiful old world hotel
Lisa F, United Kingdom
Sep 17 2020
This is a hotel from last century in terms of service and design, with so much unique character and incredible views and delicious food. Piano on the terrace after dinner is a delight. It is...
This is a hotel from last century in terms of service and design, with so much unique character and incredible views and delicious food. Piano on the terrace after dinner is a delight. It is somewhere we would love to return again and again.
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“ Nice hotel with bad restaurant
Bryanendevoets, Breukelen, The Netherlands
Sep 06 2020
The hotel was very nice. When we arrived, the staff immediately took our car and suitcases. We could check in easily, needed to wait for 20 minutes with a drink on the terras and were guided to our...
The hotel was very nice. When we arrived, the staff immediately took our car and suitcases. We could check in easily, needed to wait for 20 minutes with a drink on the terras and were guided to our room. Room was very nice as we got a free room upgrade from a room without balcony to a room with balcony. We had sea view and it was beautiful. In general the service is good. When we wanted to go to the city of Portofino, the hotel arranged a private taxi drive. When we wanted to go back to the hotel, we could just call the hotel and they would pick us up in the city.
Now about the restaurant. In the evening we had a reservation at the hotel restaurant La Terrazza. My girlfriend mailed the contact person of the hotel before our arrival that we wanted to sit at the edge of the terras. She replied that she would arrange that and that it would be fine. However, when we got to the restaurant, all tables at the edge were full. We told the host that we had an arrangement to sit at the edge but he laughed it away and told us that the reception can not arrange restaurant related stuff. When we sat down and looked in the menu, we got an iPad with the wine card. The prices of the wines are sky high. Most of the wines were 150eu+. Since we are not going to pay such a ridiculous price for a simple bottle of wine, we ordered the second least expensive one, which was 70eu. On the card they sell this wine as it is from 2015. However, when it came to our table, it was the 2018 bottle. After we noticed this, we told the waiter about it. He replied very arrogant and said that he simply did not have the 2015 bottle. Than he just looked at us as if we had to solve it. So we explicitly asked him if he was going to make his problem, our problem. He looked angry at us, took the glasses and the bottle from the table and ran away. Afterwards, his manager came to the table to order us a free glass of wine? Nevertheless, the food was fine. We had a truffle pasta and a pasta with tomato sauce and lobster. Tasted fine. Especially the truffle pasta was good. So if you don't care, don't have any knowledge about wines or whatsoever and want to spend a horrendous amount of money, this is this is the place to be!!!
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