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Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare - Luxury holidays to the Ligurian Riviera

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare in Portofino offer comfort and relaxation with a fantastic restaurant and facilities as well as amazing views. The exclusive resort of Portofino awaits the leisurely explorer, with tall colourful townhouses, small docked fishing boats, and bars that remain popular with A-List stars. The sheer perfection of each room at the Splendido Hotels really sets the scene for this romantic break, combining classic comforts with excellent service and the light of the Tyrrhenian sea.

    Client testimonials:
    "The hotel was above and beyond expectations. We received an upgrade to a Junior Suite, which was beautiful."
    Mr and Mrs R, September 2016

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Genoa in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for the Belmond Hotel Splendido are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view.
    From £1950 for 5 nights
    The prices 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.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    A stay at the Belmond Hotel Splendido or Belmond Splendido Mare in Portofino is an opportunity to enter another world, away from the hectic stresses of everyday life and to experience the restfulness and the romance of a haven of leisurely charm.

    Hotel description

    The Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino enjoys a thoroughly striking and enviable position on a hillside above the picturesque fishing village. Once a monastery and then the private summer residence of a noble family, the Splendido became an hotel at the beginning of the 20th Century and since then has been added to most tastefully over the years. Today the hotel is one of the best in Italy. It is quite captivating due to its wonderful natural setting, breathtaking sea views and enchanting gardens abounding in olive trees, azaleas, peach trees, wild lavender, cactus and thyme. Hotel Splendido has a superb restaurant with sea views, where you can enjoy the light, natural recipes which make abundant use of the herbs and olive oil which the hotel grows. In summer months, there is also a more informal restaurant at the pool-side. Leisure facilities for guests include a large outdoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, a tennis court, sauna and beauty salon and a motor launch that can be hired. Hotel Splendido also provides charming leaflets suggesting local walks, for example to the monastery of San Fruttuoso, accessible only by boat or on foot. Many an hour of leisure can be spent strolling in the gardens and taking note of the many varieties of plants and shrubs. The flowers are particularly striking at the end of May and in June. Most of the Hotel Splendido’s bedrooms have balcony and sea view. All rooms are air-conditioned and are equipped to the expected de-luxe standard with immense care and attention to detail. Other striking features of the hotel are the numerous black and white photographs in the piano bar of famous visitors the hotel has had over the years. An outdoor restaurant has been created in Mediterranean-Ligurian style, from where you can enjoy the views of the bay of Portofino. There are also comfortable lounges and verandahs, a television room and a bar. An extension of the Belmond Hotel Splendido is the picturesque Belmond Splendido Mare, which is charmingly situated in the piazzetta on the waterfront in Portofino itself, ten minutes walk from the Splendido with sixteen beautifully decorated rooms and suites. The facilities of the main hotel are open to all guests of the Splendido Mare. Both buildings, quite diverse in character, are highly recommended.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Hotel Splendido: 11 April to 3 November Hotel Splendido Mare: 19 April to 13 October.

    Distance from airport

    About an hour`s drive east of Genoa airport.

    Closest airport

    Genoa or Milan

    Room types

    Belmond Hotel Splendido offers 70 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, telephone, safe and mini-bar.
    Single room (on request)
    Double or twin room with garden view
    Double or twin room with sea view
    Double or twin room with sea view and balcony
    Superior Junior Suite
    Deluxe Junior Suite
    Executive Junior Suite
    Deluxe Suite (on request)
    Exclusive Suite (on request)
    Presidential Suite (on request)
    Dolce Vita Suite (on request)

    Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare offers 16 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, telephone, safe and mini-bar. Please note all following rooms and suites are on request only.
    Double room for single use
    Double or twin room with village view
    Double or twin room with sea view
    Junior Suite with sea view
    Junior Suite with sea view with balcony
    Ava Gardner Suite.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Facilities at the Belmond Hotel Splendido and the Belmond Splendido Mare, Portofino include: Heated open-air swimming pool (usually in operation from April to October), Tennis court, Bar, Motor boat for hire, Health and Well-Being Centre (with Sauna, Turkish bath, Massage, beauty treatments and a hairdresser), 2 Restaurants, Gymnasium (personal training available), Solarium, Boutique, Car park or private garage (payable locally), Kid's activity programme during the Summer months, Shuttle service between the two hotels, Room service.

    Water sports

    Fishing, Kayaking and Boat  trips available nearby.

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Ligurian Riviera - numerous fishing villages, ports and beaches, Cinque Terre, Markets in Portofino and Santa Margherita.

    Sports nearby

    Beaches, Riding (Rapallo), Golf at Rapallo, Walking, Water sports, Sailing.


    Children are welcome at the hotel with under 12 years staying free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing with 2 adults.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Overlooking the sea in Portofino, about five minutes' drive from the resort of Santa Margherita.

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