Grand Hotel Miramare
4 Star Luxury – Santa Margherita Ligure

Via Milite Ignoto, 30 16038 Santa Margherita Ligure GE Italy

IAT Special offers

Honeymooners: 1 bottle of beautiful Italian Prosecco in the room upon arrival.

Overview & highlights

Grand Hotel Miramare has been a symbol of the Italian Riviera since 1903, one of the first Grand Hotels on the Portofino Coast.

Since 1945, the hotel has belonged to the Fustinoni family, who have always keenly sought to satisfy the needs of their international customers, as they did for Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh, for whom they especially created a honeymoon suite.

For panoramic views of the Italian Riviera, access to a private beach, exceptional dining and elegantly decorated rooms, experienced travelers choose the Grand Hotel Miramare. The hotel offers impeccable service to its customers in an environment rich in atmosphere and equipped with all modern luxury comforts.

The white liberty building, surrounded by a luxurious tropical garden, dominates the Tigullio gulf.  Grand Hotel Miramare celebrities have included King Hussein of Jordan, King Constantine of Greece, Prince and Princess Ranier of Monaco and Sophia Loren. 


Located in Santa Margherita Ligure, panoramically situated between Rapallo and Portofino.  Easily reached by all means of transport the hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the coast and the hinterland of the Tugullio area, which includes enchanting Portofino and the natural treasures of the natural park and protected marine area, the fascinating coastal towns on the Golfo Paradiso and the Cinque Terre which is a Unesco World Heritage site.

How to arrive

By Air:  Santa Margherita Ligure is just 42 km from Genova Cristoforo Colombo International Airport and around 140 km from Pisa International Airport.

By car:  Santa Margherita Ligure is a two-hour drive from Milan, Turin, Florence and Nice.

A12 motorway, Rapallo exit

– 32 km from Genoa

– 75 km from La Spezia

The Grand Hotel Miramare is 6 km from the motorway toll station, in the direction of Portofino.

Alternative Panoramic Route

Guests arriving from Genoa can enjoy a 13 km panoramic drive to the GRAND HOTEL MIRAMARE by exiting at the Recco motorway toll station and proceeding towards La Spezia on the Aurelia road. At San Lorenzo della Costa, turn right and down to the seafront roundabout (Piazza Vittorio Veneto) in Santa Margherita Ligure. Turn right at the roundabout in the direction of Portofino, reaching the MIRAMARE after 1 km 

By Train: Santa Margherita Ligure is served by a railway station just 1 km from the GRAND HOTEL MIRAMARE

Rooms & Suites

The Miramare has 84 rooms, suites and junior suites, some with balconies overlooking the Golfo del Tigullio or the Mediterranean park.

Single Rooms
13 single rooms overlooking the ocean or park. Some with a panoramic balconies.

Double Rooms
62 double rooms overlooking the sea or the Mediterranean park. Some with  panoramic balconies.

Junior Suites
5 junior suites: 4 with a panoramic balcony overlooking the Golfo del Tigullio and one with a balcony overlooking the park.

The Miramare has four suites. Three are on the 5th floor and offer splendid views out over the Golfo del Tigullio from the terrace or from both the terrace and balconies.

One of the MIRAMARE suites is the famous Room 105, where Guglielmo Marconi stayed in 1933. This suite, the only one on the 1st floor of the Grand Hotel, has a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio.

Room Facilities

  • Air  conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Fully stocked mini-bar
  • International   direct dial telephone
  • Wi-fi
  • Security safe in every room
  • Hair dryer
  • Mediterranean Fragrance natural bathroom accessories specifically created for the Grand Hotel Miramare

Dine & Drink

Explore the gastronomic world of the Ristorante Les Bougainvillées, the attractions of the hotel’s bars and its richly evocative interiors and outdoor space.

Restaurant Les Bougainvillées
A restaurant decorated with stucco work and frescoes restored to their original splendour. Cuisine in which Ligurian traditions marry with the most sophisticated contemporary trends. Les Bougainvillées is a tribute to savoir vivre.  Open for breakfast, lunch or supper on the terrace.

Bar Le Colonne
Take a break, al fresco, at the Bar Le Colonne. Enjoy a cocktail, snack or a light lunch.  The menu and cocktail anthology are enticing to say the least.

Barracuda Piano Bar
The Barracuda is the essence of the modern piano bar, an ambience in which everything is subdued, music a discreet accompaniment, and its an elegant alternative for evenings on the Riviera: the ideal place for an aperitif, a wine tasting or after dinner drinks with friends.

Summertime Pool Bar
A pool-side bar and an enchanting pergola. Open from midday to 10.30 pm, enjoy temptingly generous salads, traditional trofie al pesto or spectacular cocktails.  Lunch, dinner and happy hour.

A panoramic restaurant overlooking the sea for an informal lunch or elegant candle-lit dinner.  An elegant veranda in liberty style allows guests to use the terrazza from May to October.

Leisure Facilities

Wellness Centre – E’SPAce
The E’SPA’ce centre unites beauty care and sensory relaxation in a harmonious combination and with effective results.  Rediscover your feeling of wellbeing both physically and mentally.  Personalized recovery plans are prepared on request and in summer enjoy outdoor massages in the small gazebo set in the aromatic Mediterranean garden. The e’SPAce centre puts its wellbeing philosophy at the service of individuals and all couples visiting the Grand Hotel Miramare.   

Beach –  Bagni Miramare
The beach is directly across the street; the beach staff will assist hotel guests with checking space availability, towels and beach chairs, free of charge for hotel guests plus the use of the “Kids Club” on the beach. 


The perfect spot on the Italian Riviera for sports lovers – sailing, diving and rowing if the sea is your playground; golf, trekking, running, horse riding and tennis. And without moving from the Grand Hotel Miramare, you can swim in the pool or enjoy water gymnastics courses at the Bagni Miramare. 

Swimming Pool
The sea water swimming pool is open from April to October, from 9 am to 6 pm. Sun-bed, umbrella, towel, drinks, snacks, lunch served by the kindest of staff who are always at your service.

Golf and Tennis
The Circolo Golf e Tennis Rapallo is open to hotel residents. The 18-hole course is considered one of the most spectacular in Italy. It winds through century old trees and the remains of the Valle Christi Cistercian monastery. The Circolo Golf di Rapallo is also certified to receive disabled players.

The Circolo Velico Santa Margherita Ligure, on the Calata del Porto by the Casa del Mare, has been organizing regattas since 1952.

Recommended various diving clubs offering courses and guided tours of the marvelous seabed of the Portofino Protected Marine Nature Reserve. Please enquire for more information.

Walking in Portofino
The Portofino Regional Nature Park is a favorite for walkers. Every year, trekkers from all over the world come to enjoy the dense network of paths crossing the breathtaking promontory. 700 botanical species and 20 endemic fauna species are just some of the treasures to discover as you ramble. 

Corporate Functions in the Congress Centre
The MIRAMARE Congress Centre has been a benchmark for congress tourism in Italy since 1970. The hotel’s Congress Centre is in great demand thanks to its high prestige and the excellence of its facilities.

The Miramare Congress Centre has eight facilities. The main one, Sala Portofino, can seat up to 380 people. Versatile modular units provide practical and elegant solutions for exhibitions, conventions, banquets and cocktail parties. Direct, independent access from the street enables cars to be exhibited.

At the Grand Hotel Miramare, with its evocative atmosphere, Mediterranean park, swimming pool, peaceful gardens, panoramic views over the Gulf and superb cuisine, you can plan your dream wedding reception.

General Information

  • Check-in time: 2.30 pm
  • Check-out time: 12 noon
  • Concierge service : Available 24 hours a day
  • Credit cards : American Express, Visa, Eurocard, Mastercard, Diners, JCB, Cartasi
  • Laundry service and dry cleaning : Yes

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