Splendido, A Belmond Hotel
A place for panoramic peace and an elevated perspective in Portofino
Belmond Splendido Mare Via Roma, 2 16034 Portofino GE Italy
Overview & highlights
Monks, pirates and aristocrats have all played their part in the backstory of the Splendido, a Belmond Hotel, in Portofino. But it was during the dolce vita heyday that it gained true fame. This was when screen legends, such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, were drawn to the glamour of the Italian Riviera and the seclusion of the former monastery.
Nestled in the hillside above Portofino, Splendido feels like the refined summer home of a wealthy friend. Arriving in the warm, familiar lobby is like entering a private club. This is the place for effortless indulgence, stylish sociability and panoramic peace.
The lush grounds embrace terraced, palm-filled gardens and breezy outdoor spaces with plenty of quiet corners to escape to. At the hotel’s heart, a heated saltwater pool affords dramatic views of the emerald sea. There’s also a tennis court, gym and wellness centre and, for younger guests, a Smile Club.
Behind Splendido’s wisteria-clad façade, beautiful rooms and suites reflect the palette of the Ligurian coast. Many enjoy balconies or terraces with captivating vistas. At night, twinkling lights among the foliage add another layer of enchantment. Celebrated Ristorante La Terrazza offers exceptional Italian cuisine overlooking the bay. It is complemented by an inviting poolside restaurant and time-honoured Piano Bar.
A courtesy shuttle or leisurely stroll takes guests into the hub of Portofino, renowned for its picturesque harbour and chic boutiques. This is also where the Splendido’s sister hotel, Splendido Mare, enjoys a prime position on the vibrant Piazzetta.
Splendido’s elegant motorboat can be rented for nautical adventures. Further tailor-made activities include sunset cruises, local ecofarm tastings, Cinque Terre tours and exclusive visits to Genoa.
Hotel Splendido is located amid verdant woodlands overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the bay of Portofino.