Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Italy

At a Glance

  • Breathtaking views over the harbour 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

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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.

Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Belmond Hotel Splendido or take a look at our itineraries to Northern Italy


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.


Stay 4, Pay 3

Book a four night stay at Belmond Hotel Splendido and enjoy your fourth night on a complimentary basis.
Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please speak to one of our specialists for more information.
Book from 10 December 2019 to 27 October 2020
Travel from 27 September 2020 to 31 October 2020
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  • 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.

Holiday Ideas

  • France and Italy in Style

    Provence, Nice, Portofino & Capri

    from £8000 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • On this trip you'll have ample time to discover the iconic South of France - from lavender covered hillsides to glamorous beach resorts
    • Enjoy the glitz and the glamour of both the French and Italian Rivieras, and the stylish island of Capri
    • Explore the famous villages of the Cinque Terre, nestled on the dramatic coastline of the Italian Riviera
  • Portofino and Tuscany in Ultimate Luxury

    Portofino & Tuscany

    from £5400 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • A fantastic honeymoon or anniversary itinerary travelling through two of Italy's most romantic regions
    • Take the train from Santa Margherita, a private boat, or a ferry to the famed Cinque Terre
    • Try truffle hunting or traditional Tuscan cooking classes at the luxurious Borgo Santo Pietro
  • Romantic Lake Como & Portofino

    Lake Como & Portofino

    from £5400 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • Visit the breath-taking Cinque Terre and explore its colourful, vibrant villages
    • Take a private boat trip on Lake Como to discover the picturesque lake-side towns
    • The elegant Grand Hotel Tremezzo offers spectacular views over Lake Como and pretty Bellagio

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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