Overlooking the harbour of Portofino, one of the most beautiful towns in the Italian Riviera, Belmond Hotel Splendido is a haven of style and glamour and the first word in luxury on this stunning stretch of coastline.
The Belmond Splendido is housed in a 16th-century monastery building with spectacular views over the bay of Portofino
Enjoy a trip around Portofino Bay on the hotel's own private motor boat whilst sipping an apéritif - perfect for a special occasion
Indulge in the sublime, culinary creations by Chef Corrado Corti in the hotel's main restaurant La Terrazza, where you can sit back, relax and look-out over the sparkling waters of the bay below.
Through the lush gardens of the hotel grounds, you’ll find the Splendido’s heated, saltwater pool, the perfect spot, to unwind on a sunbed, while soaking up the surrounding panoramas.
Belmond Hotel Splendido takes pride of place overlooking the famous port of Portofino. Many of the rooms have private terraces with views across the harbour and are decorated in a traditional fresh and light northern Italian style.
Set on the waterfront, Belmond Hotel Splendido is the perfect base to relax and explore this beautiful area. Why not take a private boat trip along the coast, perhaps with a traditional picnic which the hotel's kitchen would be happy to provide.
Back on dry land, La Terrazza, the classic Italian restaurant at Belmond Hotel Splendido, has arguably one of the loveliest settings in Italy and serves traditional fare with a special attention to seafood.
The hotel's saltwater pool is a highlight, particularly in the heat of the summer, and is set amid lush gardens dotted with palm trees and with spectacular views of boats bobbing in the harbour beyond. Terraced gardens make the perfect place to relax and enjoy the scenery with a glass of something cold.
The small fishing village of Portofino retains a feeling of old-world charm and as a UNESCO World Heritage site has a truly unspoilt feeling. With scenery of breathtaking natural beauty it is unsurprising that this town has attracted writers such as Guy de Maupassant and Truman Capote, and the most glamorous Hollywood stars, including Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. As part of the Belmond Hotel group, the service provided is unfailingly superb and in keeping with the glamorous history of the Belmond Hotel Splendido and the Cinque Terre.
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Belmond Hotel Splendido is set on a verdant hillside overlooking the picture-perfect harbour of Portofino on the Ligurian Riviera.
There are daily British Airways flights from London Gatwick to Genoa International Airport. Belmond Hotel Splendido is around a one-hour drive from the airport.
Cinque Terre by private boat
Explore Cinque Terre in style - by private gozzo boat. Climb aboard at Monterosso and cruise along the stunning coast, admiring the spectacular colours of this renowned collection of villages.
Exclusive dinner at Portofino's lighthouse
Sink into the exclusive private experience curated just for you, as you sit back and soak up this spectacular slice of Italian heaven.
Gastronomic tour of Cinque Terre
Discover the beauty and the flavours of the Cinque Terre as you explore this picturesque coastline with your private guide, tasting delicious local specialities in each of the charming pastel-coloured villages.
Kayaking along the Italian Riviera
Explore the beauty of the Italian Riviera from a brand new perspective - by kayak! With a range of itineraries to follow, you'll discover some of the area's most picturesque spots from the water.
Private yoga and cooking class at an eco-farm
A gorgeous pairing of tranquillity as you head to a family-run, renewable and self-sustainable eco-farm for a private yoga and cooking class.
Sunset cruise from Portofino
For a truly special evening, enjoy a sunset cruise aboard a private gozzo boat, taking in the beautiful views of Portofino and enjoying an aperitivo as the sun dips behind the horizon.
Walking tour of Cinque Terre
Explore the picturesque Cinque Terre on a walking tour with your private guide and discover the beautiful pastel-hued villages that are dotted along this scenic stretch of coastline.