Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Northern Italy

Overlooking the harbor 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.

At a Glance

  • Breathtaking views over the harbor of Portofino and the sparkling blue seas of the Mediterranean

  • Enjoy a trip around Portofino Bay on the hotel's own private motor boat whilst sipping an apéritif - perfect for a special occasion

  • Enjoy sublime cooking by Chef Corrado Corti in the hotel's main restaurant 'La Terrazza'

  • Large saltwater swimming pool with spectacular views

  • Many rooms have private terraces looking out on sea

Spa & health, Golf, Honeymoon

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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Belmond Hotel Splendido takes pride of place overlooking the famous port of Portofino. Many of the rooms have private terraces with views across the harbor 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 harbor 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 unspoiled 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.


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. 

Double Room with Garden View

Designed in traditional Mediterranean pastel colors and delicately decorated, these rooms overlook the gardens. 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 an array of toiletries.

Double room with Sea View

More spacious than the garden view rooms, although offers the same facilities and is decorated in a similar light traditional style.

Double room with Sea View and Balcony

The most spacious room type. Beautifully decorated in delicate pastel colors that complement perfectly the breathtaking views of the bay and surrounding area.

Junior Suite Superior

Luxuriously furnished with polished wooden floors and plush, comfortable furniture, almost all of these suites offer sea views.

Each of the bathrooms have double vanity mirrors, separate WC, walk-in shower and bath tub. Some also offer a spacious walk-in wardrobe.

Junior Suite Deluxe

These magnificent suites come with spectacular views of the Gulf and the harbor from the balconies or terraces. Some have two terraces, which are equipped with sun-beds, table and chairs and are ideal for enjoying an al fresco breakfast or relaxing in the sunshine.

Junior Suite Executive

Executive Junior Suites offer unbeatable views from a spacious, sun-filled suite. With polished-wood floors and luxurious fabrics these Junior Suites have a terrace or balcony and a spacious bathroom. With a king-size bed, marble bathroom, writing desk. From 35 m2.

Suite Deluxe

The bedrooms, often with walk-in dressing rooms, are spacious and decorated in luxurious color schemes. Some suites feature two terraces with breathtaking sea views, others have balconies or terraces.

Suite Executive

Recently refurbished, these are the largest and most aesthetically situated suites, offering breathtaking views from the balconies or terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf. They also offer very large bathrooms with separate shower cubicles, bath tubs and beautifully furnished double vanity basins and armoires.

Presidential Suite

This one-bedroom suite, like the Executive has recently been refurbished. However unlike the Exectutive offers four magnificent terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf.

The bathroom has marble flooring, a round bath tub, separate shower cubicle, double vanities and armoires and a beautiful mosaic. High end toiletries, beautifully soft towels and dressing gowns add to the feeling of indulgent luxury.

Two Bedroom Presidential Suite

On request, an executive junior suite can be connected to the master suite, creating the ultimate in luxurious relaxation. Can be equipped with king-size or twin beds.

Junior Suite Deluxe

These magnificent suites come with spectacular views of the Gulf and the harbor from the balconies or terraces.


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 specialties, while the Pool restaurant serves al fresco, buffet-style lunches and snacks, including regional specialties, delicious pizza and a variety of drinks.

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

La Terrazza

The terrace, filled with the fragrance of beautiful scented flowers and plants, offers breathtaking views over Portofino Bay and the Tigullio Gulf. The delightfully mild climate of the Italian Riviera ensures pleasant open-air dining for most of the year.

The indoor dining room offers a more formal atmosphere, with an elegant décor of hand-painted walls and hardwood floors throughout. It seats a maximum of 120 people.

Pool Restaurant


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.

Location & Directions

Portofino, Northern Italy

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

When to go

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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