Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare

Portofino, Italy

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At a Glance

  • Stunning views over the harbor at Portofino

  • Experience historical glamour staying in the same hotel as the stars of the 1920s

  • Explore Portofino with sunset cruises, sailboat trips and bicycle tours

  • Fantastic restaurant with local produce and incredible fresh seafood

  • Waterside setting close to the famous Piazzetta.

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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

Watch the world go by from the charming Chuflay restaurant, which offers incredible views across Portofino's piazzetta.

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Set on the harbor front in Portofino, one of the most beautiful towns on the Italian Riviera, Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare is a luxurious and relaxing retreat. With a glamorous history and beautiful surroundings, this is a must see spot.

Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare, sister hotel of Belmond Hotel Splendido, is situated along the Ligurian Coast and takes pride of place overlooking the famous harbor at Portofino. Many of the rooms at the hotel have private terraces facing onto the stunning port and are decorated in a traditional fresh and light northern Italian style.

The hotel features a Spa and Wellness area which offers a range of treatments and massages including facials, reflexology and yoga classes. The sauna and steam room are located in the picturesque surroundings of the hotel's garden, as are the heated saltwater swimming pool and tennis courts.

Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare has a signature restaurant, the Chuflay. It is the perfect place to view the fantastic scenery whilst sampling Mediterranean delights such as lobster, scampi and prawn salad, home-made tagliatelle and freshly caught fish, straight from the Mediterranean sea. For those who fancy something slightly lighter, or an aperitif before supper, the Chuflay Bar is also available until midnight each evening.

During your stay, the hotel provides a free shuttle service that will take you between Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare and Belmond Hotel Splendido so you can experience the best of both worlds.

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Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare has a variety of rooms on offer. Starting room categories have a view of the village although we recommend taking a sea view room to make the most of the lovely harbor views. Every room has a king size bed or twins with an en suite marble bathroom and air conditioning.

Village/Sea View Room

Double Rooms are located on the waterfront in the Mare Building offering charming views of Portofino's waterfront village. Some rooms offer harbor or sea views and a balcony or terrace. All rooms are decorated in sunny Mediterranean shades that create a warm and restful environment. The large marble bathroom features a separate shower and bathtub. Room size is 20-25 square meters.

Junior Suite

The Junior Suites start from 35 square meters and have either a king size bed or two twin beds. Each Junior Suite has a terrace or balcony overlooking the Piazzetta and harbor. The suites also come complete with a spacious marble bathroom.

Deluxe Suite

This spacious suite is set over 50 square meters and has a generous living space with stunning views. Each suite has either a king size bed or two twin beds and is arranged over different levels. The suite has its own private balcony and terrace leading off the sitting room. The decor is welcoming in Mediterranean colors and has a stunning view of the harbor.

Ava Gardner Suite

This spacious suite covers 50 square meters and has a king size bed and large marble, luxury bathroom. This suite covers the whole top floor of the hotel and has stunning views of the harbor and Castello Brown. There is a large, welcoming sitting room and an huge, almost wall-to-wall window can be opened to merge the living room and terrace.


Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare has both a fantastic restaurant and bar. The Chuflay Restaurant has an overwhelming feel of glamour and charm, which has been passed down through the years from its heyday when the likes of Ava Gardener was a guest. Situated on the Piazzetta, with views over the twinkling harbor, this is a dining experience like no other.

For an aperitif, the Chuflay Bar, with its gentle piano music and appetizing snacks, is a superb setting for the beginning or end of any day in paradise.


Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare is fantastically situated on the Ligurian coast and there is plenty to do and see throughout your stay. Portofino is a bustling town full of restaurants and places to people watch, however if you want to soak up the local history, the San Fruttuoso Bay, on the northern shore of Portofino is home to a Benedictine abbey. Built in the 18th century and surrounded by stunning views and portico architecture, it makes for a fascinating day out.


  • 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 colors of this renowned collection of villages.

  • Gastronomic tour of Cinque Terre

    Discover the beauty and the flavors of the Cinque Terre as you explore this picturesque coastline with your private guide, tasting delicious local specialties in each of the charming pastel-colored 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

The sister hotel to Belmond Splendido which is set on a hillside overlooking Portofino, Belmond Splendido Mare is located on the harbor front next to the famous Piazzetta.

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