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Hotel Miramare - Luxury holidays to the Ligurian Riviera

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  • About this holiday

    Grand Hotel Miramare is a four star hotel in Santa Margherita Ligure near Portofino. The hotel has a fully equipped spa, 4 atmospheric bars, an outdoor swimming pool with views across the bay, and is located opposite a beach. Ideal for stays spent exploring the culture and culinary delights of the Ligurian Riviera, Grand Hotel Miramare is around 2 hours’ drive from Milan and 45 minutes from Genoa.

    "One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in!" - Mr K, July 2016.
    “The hotel was excellent. Good service, lovely pool and a good location.” Mr F, June 2019.

    The journey and how you get there

    Having arrived in Genoa airport, the hotel is around 45 minutes’ drive away.


    WiFi, daily water and soft drinks in minibar, access to swimming pool (open mid-April to mid-October) and beach (open June to mid-September).

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways, hire car and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for 7 nights are per person and based on two people sharing a Superior Park View Room.
    Low season £1190 per person for 7 nights.
    The price displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up to date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 nights
      Stay four nights for the price of three nights or eight nights for the price of six nights on bed and breakfast basis when booking a stay for March, 1st to 17th April and 22nd April to 31st May, October, November and December (until the 19th) 2019. Non- combinable.
    • Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 nights
      Stay seven nights for the price of six nights on our bed and breakfast basis for all stays during May and September 2019. Non- combinable.
    • Honeymoon Offer
      All couples staying at the hotel on their honeymoon will receive a complimentary bottle of Italian Spumante in their room on arrival.
    • Early booking offer for 2020(16)
      Book before 9 April 2020 for stays in 2020 and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • 3 nights for the price of 2 spring 2020
      Stay 3 nights for the price of 2 nights between 13 March and 9 April 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Free nights offer March and April 2020
      Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 or 8 for the price of 6 for stays in March and April 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
    • Free nights offer autumn and winter 2020
      Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 or 8 for the price of 6 for stays in October, November, December 2020. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.
    • 7 nights for the price of 6 2020
      Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 nights for all stays in 2020 (excluding June, July and August). This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Honeymoon offer 2020(9)
      Book a stay in 2020 for a honeymoon and receive a complimentary bottle of Spumante in room upon arrival.
    • Italy 2019 autumn early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to Italy by 31 August 2019 for stays between now and 31 December 2019 and receive a reduction of £50 per person.
    • Italy 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 10 nights to Italy by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 April and 30 September 2020 and receive a reduction of £100 per person.

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    Our opinion

    Grand Hotel Miramare is a wonderful family hotel with a luxurious interior.

    Hotel description

    The four star Grand Hotel Miramare is a family-run hotel with a historical air of elegance and splendour. Opened in 1903, the hotel occupies a privileged beach-front position in Santa Margherita Ligure on the Portofino Gulf, the views across which are mirrored in the blue hue of the shutters that frame the hotel windows. The 78 rooms and suites maintain the original style of the hotel in every detail, from the wooden floors, to the chandeliers and wrought iron beds. High windows flood the rooms with light, and the balconies or terraces in most rooms allow guests to enjoy views of the sea or the hotel’s lush gardens. From the plush velvet armchairs in the lounge to the marble topped tables, the communal areas are in-keeping with the hotel’s age without compromising on comfort. Three indoor bars offer ideal meeting and relaxing spaces, and the piano bar, open during the winter months, adds an essence of exclusive luxury. The E’Spa’ce spa facilities add another element of indulgence, pampering guests in four treatments rooms and with a range of facilities, from floating beds to sensory showers. Culinary delights are found in the hotel’s restaurant, where traditional Ligurian cuisine is given a contemporary twist; outdoor dining is set against the stunning backdrop of the sea. The outdoor swimming pool is accompanied by its own bar, sun loungers and umbrellas. A Mediterranean garden and parkland offers an escape from the everyday, while the public beach opposite the hotel is ideal for sailing and bathing. The beach club is complimentary for hotel guests, provides sun umbrellas, and has an excellent children’s club that will entertain the youngsters while parents enjoy the beach. A short distance from Portofino, the Grand Hotel Miramare is closely located to local businesses offering sailing and sports equipment, and the best historical sites, shops, and restaurants of the Ligurian Riviera.


    Santa Margherita Ligure

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    13 March to 13 December

    Distance from airport


    Closest airport

    Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

    Room types

    There are 78 rooms and suites at the hotel with facilities including air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet access, safe, hairdryer, wifi and complimentary water and non-alcoholic drinks in minibar. Most double rooms and some suites may interconnect. Rooms are divided into the following categories:
    Single Sea Room - with or without a balcony.
    Deluxe Queen Sea Room - with or without a balcony.
    Superior Park Room - a double room with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean park.
    Deluxe Room - a double room with sea views.
    Deluxe Sea Room - a double room with balcony and sea views.
    Classic Suite Park – with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean park, there is one suite in this category.
    Classic Suite Sea – with panoramic balcony overlooking the sea.
    Deluxe Suite Sea View – all but one of these suites are on the fifth floor and have balcony. One suite is found on the first floor and has a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio.

    Hotel facilities and services

    "Vistamare" Restaurant, 4 bars including a pool bar, Beach open from June to mid-September, Outdoor unheated sea water swimming pool open from the middle of April to middle of October, Lounge, Panoramic terrace, Mediterranean garden, Park, eSPAce wellness centre with 4 treatment rooms, Sensory showers, Nuvola floating bed, Fitness machinery and herbal teas, Car parking (30 euros per day), 24/7 reception. There is 24 hour room service, babysitting, bicycle rental, boat hire, laundry service and cookery classes offered at a charge. Guests have free access to the beach club including towels, sun loungers and a children’s club. It should be notes that these facilities cannot be booked in advance.

    Water sports

    Near to the hotel there is ample sailing and diving opportunity. Portofino has a Protected Marine Nature Reserve ideal for divers.

    Land sports

    Guests are welcome to use an 18 hole golf course and tennis courts around 15 minutes’ drive away.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Historical gardens of Abbazia della Cervara lies around 1.5km distance, an abbey which is around 1000 years old. The diving interest is a bronze statue which lies under the waters of San Fruttuoso. Portofino lies around 5km distance, Camogli is one of the best preserved ancient ports in Italy and lies 9km distance.

    Sports nearby

    Tennis, Horse-riding and Water sports.


    Children are welcome at the resort and cots are complimentary. Children under 5 years stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing a room with their parents. Extra beds can be added for a supplement. Babysitting is available for a fee.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Small pets are welcome at the hotel but a supplement charge is applicable.

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