Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Italy

At a Glance

  • 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.

  • Enjoy the elegance of classic, Italian style bedrooms, featuring chic parquet flooring, stylish Italian workmanship and expansive marble bathrooms..Make sure you choose a room with a private terrace looking out on sea

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Best time to Visit

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Portofino is a year round destination. The major tourist season is during the summer, when a majority of the annual events and festivals in the area are taking place. This is also an excellent time for sailing races which are popular in the area and draw many tourists in. However, in terms of weather, the months just before and after the busy tourist season may be the best time to head to Portofino.

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Insider's View

If you are looking for a unique activity,  enjoy a day on a traditional fishing boat as you experience the life of a Riviera fisherman. Breakfast is served on board and you will learn about authentic fishing techniques.

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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.

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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The rooms types at the Belmond Hotel Splendido vary, with three different types of Double rooms, Junior suites and Suites. All rooms have touch control central air conditioning and heating, video and fax/modem facilities with multinational plugs. Bathrooms are equipped with a single vanity, heated towel-rails, scales and a fine assortment of toiletries. 


Children are welcome to come and stay at Belmond Hotel Splendido and the Smile Club can keep your little ones occupied whilst you get some deserved time out for yourselves. There are also children's activities classes available such as tennis lessons and art lessons. The restaurant has a child friendly menu and there are a variety of family DVDs in the room.


There are two fantastic restaurants at Belmond Hotel Splendido, both of which serve superb local cuisine. La Terrazza is the gourmet restaurant and offers succulent seafood, a range of pasta dishes and other Italian and regional specialities, while the Pool restaurant serves al fresco, buffet-style lunches and snacks, including regional specialities, delicious pizza and a variety of drinks.

The hotel's Beauty and Wellness centre offers a vast range of Spa treatments, Pilates and Yoga classes, creating a wonderfully relaxing experience in a stunning setting.


For golf lovers, there are two golf clubs in Rapallo and Albenga, each offering championship-quality courses. There is also an all-weather tennis court in the hotel for the more active guest. Boat hires are available from Portofino town and are a great way to explore the local area.


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Location & directions

Portofino, Italy

Belmond Hotel Splendido is set on a verdant hillside overlooking the picture-perfect harbour of Portofino on the Ligurian Riviera.

How to get there

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.

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