Salita Baratta, 16 16034 Portofino − Italy
Hotel Splendido is definitely a spectacular property, reached by a steep and winding road from the port, providing a luxury base for those who moor their yachts in the harbor or have closed down their Palm Beach residences for the summer. The four-story structure was built as a monastery during the Middle Ages, but pirates attacked so frequently that the monks abandoned it. Later it became a family summer home. The building opened as a hotel in 1901 and has attracted the likes of Winston Churchill.
There are several levels of public rooms and terraces to maximize the views over the sea, which you'll also enjoy from the guest rooms. Each room is furnished in a personal way, with no two alike. The bathrooms are lovely, clad in marble or tile. Some of the superior rooms are equipped with whirlpool tubs. The hotel has a newer 16-room annex down on the Piazzetta. It might look like a youth hostel on the outside, but the interior has the same glittering qualities as the main house.
Staying with us turns a trip to Portofino into an unforgettably unique escape. Here are just some of the features that make us stand out from the crowd.
Whether staying at Belmond Hotel Splendido or Belmond Splendido Mare, guests can enjoy the facilities of both hotels. A complimentary shuttle service runs between both properties so that you can experience the best of both worlds.
Let our professional tutors keep your little ones entertained. Whether making mosaics or setting off on exhilarating scavenger hunts, your children will have dozens of stories to share. Relax knowing that they are in expert care.
- Children’s Welcome Kit
- Variety of family DVDs in room
- Children’s slippers and bathrobe
- Disposable bottles
- Cribs and high chairs
- Children’s menu in restaurants and room service, plus colouring sets to occupy them at the table
- Children’s activities, from tennis lessons to art classes
Share the luxury of Portofino with your four-legged friends. Take a special taxi to the dog beach, or arrange canine room service, grooming and even a dog’s massage.
Please be advised that dogs are not permitted in restaurants, bars and pool area. Please keep pets under control at all times.
In the 16th century, Benedictine monks built a monastery high above the Bay of Portofino. It captured the enchanting views while letting sunlight pour through the windows all day long. Hundreds of years later, and this magical space is now one of the world’s most mesmerising hotels.
From Elizabeth Taylor and Humphrey Bogart to glittering European royalty, countless famous faces have travelled here to experience the glamour for themselves.
Enjoy the artistic flourishes in the rooms of larger Belmond Hotel Splendido, or lose yourself in the heavenly private garden of the Dolce Vita Suite.
King-size or twin beds - Marble bathroom, air conditioning - Size: from 20m2 (215ft2)
Light and airy, sea-view rooms look out to spectacular ocean vistas and feature additional space to unwind in.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the glistening bay from the balcony of your Sea View Room. Some feature delightful fresco paintings, created by local artists.
King-size or twin beds - Marble bathroom, air conditioning - Size: from 35m2 (376ft2)
Delightfully furnished with plush, comfortable furniture, each Superior Junior Suite has beautiful sea views. Most also have a charming balcony.
Each magnificent Deluxe Junior Suite offers breathtaking views of the Gulf. Furnished balconies and terraces are ideal for an al fresco breakfast.
Polished-wood floors and luxurious fabrics set an elegant tone. Each Suite has a terrace or balcony and a spacious bathroom.
King-size or twin beds - Separate living area, terrace or balcony - Size: from 50m2 (538ft2)
Our largest and most dramatically situated suites have magnificent balconies and terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf.
King-size bed - Separate living area, terraces or balconies - Size: from 50m2 (538ft2)
Presidential Suites boast expansive balconies with stunning views. They include a separate spacious living area, a master bedroom and a lavish marble bathroom. On request, a Junior Suite can be connected for a true home-away-from-home.
Located on a verdant hillside, this suite is decorated in charming pastel colours with panoramic views of the bay. There are two marble bathrooms and a large private garden with loungers—perfect for soaking up the dazzling Italian sun.
Expert practitioners, treatments rich in essential oils and an ambience of perfect harmony—this Portofino spa is Italian indulgence at its most sophisticated. Soothe mind, body and soul with a botanical massage. Polish up with a manicure. Then unwind in the sauna, nestled in the shade of our verdant Mediterranean gardens.
Embark on a sensorial journey through the Mediterranean. Your ritual begins with a calming blue camomile footbath followed by a full-body exfoliation with sea salt and essential oils. Enjoy an almond and ylang-ylang body massage and a facial massage with basil, sage and camomile oil. With skin glowing and regenerated, sit back and relax over almond tea and basil biscuits.
The heated, saltwater pool at Belmond Hotel Splendido is surrounded by lush gardens. A backdrop of palm trees and sea views complete the scene. Unwind on a sun-bed in one of the terraced gardens and soak up the scenery.
The Fitness Centre at Belmond Hotel Splendido is equipped with all the latest exercise equipment. Hardwood floors and sea views through the spectacular glass wall are sure to keep you motivated.
Open daily from 8am–8pm
Reach new fitness goals with a qualified personal trainer. We can arrange for expert tuition to tailor an individual workout for you, either in the Fitness Centre or outside on the Mount of Portofino.
With its picturesque coastal setting and reputation for culinary excellence, Belmond Hotel Splendido is the perfect stage for showstopping events. Whether you’re looking to organise an intimate wedding and a stylish cocktail reception, or a grand, luxurious banquet, our skilled events planners have you covered. Our extraordinary location also means we’re perfectly placed for a range of thrilling group activities—guaranteed to impress clients and employees.
Wondering where to host your Portofino wedding? Nestled in the idyllic Italian countryside with the shimmering Mediterranean beyond, this little corner of paradise couldn’t be more romantic. Authentic cuisine and warm-hearted service combine for an Italian Riviera wedding no one will forget. Choose from a traditional ceremony with all the trimmings, a party aboard your own private boat or a quiet garden ceremony—or go all out and hire the whole hotel.
Every twist and turn between Portofino’s pastel-coloured buildings brings memories to cherish. Stroll the side streets before dropping down to the harbour for a coffee overlooking clusters of pretty boats. Share an indulgent treatment in the Wellness Centre before an unforgettable dinner in one of our celebrated Italian restaurants. End the day with a nightcap beneath the stars before retreating to your private suite.
With its timeless glamour, exquisite Italian cuisine and expert team of event planners, Belmond Hotel Splendido is a dreamlike party venue for your special occasion. Our enchanting Pool Restaurant accommodates up to 60 guests in style, spoiling them with a tailor-made menu of regional treats. For more intimate parties reserve a special table at La Terrazza, decorated with a romantic arrangement of local flowers.
Pull out all the stops with a hotel takeover and host the event of a lifetime. Raise a toast in traditional gardens trailed with vines and vibrant wildflowers. Indulge in tailor-made menus of fresh seafood and other locally sourced treats. However you choose to celebrate, relax with your guests while we take care of every last detail.
Are you looking for an idyllic setting for your team trip? With a breathtaking location, lush Italian garden and a wide selection of activities available, Belmond Hotel Splendido could be just the place.
Our choice of incentive options ranges from culinary and cultural experiences to sporting adventures, such as kayaking along the Italian Riviera.
A stay at Belmond Hotel Splendido offers up the best of the Ligurian Riviera. Enjoy lazy days by the pool, celebrated cuisine and enchanting views of the turquoise Mediterranean. What’s more, every twist and turn of Portofino offers up opportunities for adventure, from aquatic thrills to historical exploration.
Treat family and friends to an unforgettable dining sensation, feasting in a lighthouse overlooking the Ligurian Sea.
Gather at an elegant table, draped in white linen, and savour a host of delicious local specialities. Sip an aperitivo, breathe in the salty air and watch the sailing boats. You may even glimpse a pod of dolphins slicing through the waves.
Get closer to nature at La Portofinese, a sustainable farm set on the peaceful peninsula that juts into the Ligurian Sea.
Trek with donkeys, visit the hop plantation, apiary and honey lab, and enjoy tastings of exclusive produce at the old mill, Mulino del Gassetta. At secluded Prato Wellness Farm you can practice pilates, yoga and meditation while overlooking the sea.
Let us arrange a private concert, especially for you, in the idyllic setting of San Fruttuoso Abbey—a secluded Romanesque monastery only reached by boat.
The style of music is entirely your choice, with options including classical, jazz, swing, a string quartet or an Italian folk band. Just name your preference, and we will set up something magical.
Our Cinque Terre tours uncover the best of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Italy’s most precious treasures.
Five picturesque villages—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore—are linked by a coastal path that winds through vineyards, sandy beaches and mesmerising rocky seascapes.
The Aquarium of Genoa is one of the largest in Europe and sure to leave you spellbound.
Indulge in a visit and take advantage of activities organised exclusively for guests of Belmond Hotel Splendido. Feed the penguins, meet the dolphins or book a private Ligurian brunch in front of the shark or dolphin tank.
Join us for a gourmet tasting tour while strolling the picturesque hills around the hotel.
Sample oil from the olive groves before pausing for a picnic of freshly-baked focaccia, homemade lemonade and other locally-grown treats—all with a side of splendid views.
Explore Genoa from a different perspective. Climb to the rooftops to admire the panorama from up high. Back on the ground, let our expert guide lead you to the secret corners of the city.
Ancient shops, enchanting eateries and quaint museums await.
Discover the rarely seen boutiques and workshops of Genoa on this charming tour.
Relax in a historic barber shop, learn how soap is made and taste the best sweets in town.
Hop aboard the hotel’s private boat and head to beautiful San Fruttuoso Bay, only accessible by sea or footpath.
A secluded table for two awaits on the beach. Raise a toast with your loved one while dishes brimming with local specialities are served up under starry skies.
Explore the wonders of the Riviera aboard a kayak with our suggested itineraries.
Journey to Portofino’s lighthouse by night; paddle to Olivetta, walking to the lighthouse for an aperitif; or kayak along the coast and discover an authentic 18th-century Ligurian mill, where you can relax with a sumptuous lunch.
There are countless things to do in Portofino—you can even experience a day in the life of a fisherman on the Castel Dragone boat.
Enjoy breakfast on board, followed by a demonstration of local fishing techniques. Dive into the waters of the famous ‘Blue Mile’, lunch on your catch and then head to the tiny Fishing Museum in Punta Chiappa.
For adventurous holidays in Italy, step aboard a sleek motor yacht to set sail with the crew.
Choose between a 62ft motor yacht (max eight persons + two crew) or a 79ft motor yacht (max 10 persons + two crew). Whichever you opt for, anticipate a breathtaking ride.
La Terrazza is an authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Portofino and one of the most spectacular dining venues in all of Italy.
Open-air terrace with breathtaking views over Portofino Bay and the Tigullian Gulf; inside, more formal atmosphere, hand-painted walls, hardwood floor.
Seafood, pasta and regional specialities are cooked to perfection by Chef Corrado Corti and his team.
Take a seat on the terrace, overlooking the bay, or in the more formal dining room.
Service hours: breakfast 7.30am-10.30am;
Lunch: 1:00 - 2:30pm
Dinner: 7:30 - 10:30pm
Capacity: 120 people.
Tel. +39 0185 267801
Guests are kindly asked to adhere to a smart, chic dress code. Shorts and t-shirts are not permitted
Open from spring to autumn, the Poolside Restaurant serves an incredible buffet selection and tempting snacks.
Pizza is expertly made-to-order before your eyes. Or treat yourself to regional specialities and a spectacular selection of drinks.
Restaurant: 1pm - 4pm
Bar: 10am - 7pm
The hand-painted walls in cool watercolours and black and white marble floors create a stylish backdrop for a refreshing aperitif in the Cocktail Bar.
Or, enjoy an after-dinner drink serenaded by rich piano music.
Open 10am - 1am
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Stay at Belmond Hotel Splendido and enjoy warm days by the pool, celebrated cuisine and magical sea views.
COURTESY SHUTTLE BUS
A regular, scheduled shuttle service is available between Belmond Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare (or take a leisurely, 10-minute walk). Comfortably seating seven, it operates as follows:
From 9pm to 1pm and 4pm to midnight, every 15 minutes (at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past the hour).
From 1pm to 4pm, every 20 minutes (at 00, 20 and 40 minutes past the hour).
Please note that a more limited service operates in early spring and late autumn.
Genoa International Airport (GOA) is 37km (45 minutes) from Belmond Hotel Splendido and provides a wide range of international connections.
We are pleased to arrange private jet charters within Europe.
Motorway A12, exit Rapallo, then take the road to Santa Margherita and Portofino, a 20-minute drive.
Private parking and a garage are available to hotel guests. Advance reservation of a parking space is requested. Parking is also available in the main piazza.
From Milan, Florence and Rome, you can arrive at Rapallo (8km away) or Santa Margherita (5km away) railway stations and take a taxi to the hotel.
The hotel can arrange a private car and English-speaking driver to meet you at or return you to either the airport or railway station.