Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel
Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, enjoys a privileged location on Portofino’s Piazzetta

Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino, Via Roma, Portofino, Metropolitan City of Genoa, Italy

Overview & highlights

Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, enjoys a privileged location on Portofino’s Piazzetta. Reopened in 2021 following a complete reimagination, this harbourside jewel radiates the carefree sophistication of the Italian Riviera.

It began life as a charming guesthouse for weary fishermen and travellers. By the 1950s, it was witness to affluent jet-setters rubbing shoulders with legendary film stars, from Humphrey Bogart to Ava Gardner. Today, it shines with a strong new personality but retains the ethos of its roots. Stylish Italians and international travellers are drawn to this convivial, social hub. 

The nautical spirit and relaxed refinement of the Mare’s origins are evident in its 14  individually designed rooms and suites. Discovered along winding corridors, they boast rich Ligurian hues, artisanal details and picture-perfect harbour views. Murano glass lamps, understated Rubelli fabrics and vintage Gio Ponti furniture blend timeless style with a hint of dolce vita. Crowning the hotel is the light and airy Ava Gardner Suite with a magnificent terrace stretching its entire length – perfect for glittering private parties.

The restaurant offers exquisite Ligurian fare and a front-row seat on the Piazzetta action. For groups and special occasions, Splendido Mare’s intimate size makes it ideal for buyouts. A wealth of unique activities can be arranged, from coastal kayaking to ecofarm picnics and tailored tours of Genoa. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the exceptional facilities at sister hotel, Splendido. Reached by a courtesy shuttle, these range from La Terrazza Restaurant overlooking the bay to a wellness centre, tennis court and panoramic pool.


privileged location on Portofino’s Piazzetta.

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