Belmond Hotel Splendido is a former monastery perched on a steep hill, majestically overlooking the turquoise waters of Portofino harbour. Every visitor is left with lasting memories of a place steeped in the magic of the Ligurian coast.
Built in 1902, Belmond Hotel Splendido has seen many stars pass through its doors, including Winston Churchill, Clark Gable, Ava Gadner, and Marlon Brando. Today, it continues to accommodate celebrities from all over the world every year. And it’s easy to see why: the establishment offers a combination of high-quality service, state-of-the-art comfort, and idyllic surroundings. The former monastery, surrounded by a beautiful garden and wild olive trees, offers spectacular views over Portofino Bay. Winding, climbing streets will lead you there. Fortunately, a shuttle service is available to visitors.
On arrival, you will be welcomed by courteous staff who look after every detail. Inside, Belle Époque-style decoration (black and white marble, delicate trompe-l’œil and pastel walls) make us forget that it was once an austere place of prayer.
THE HOTEL IN A NUTSHELL
- 69 ROOMS, INCLUDING 28 JUNIOR SUITES AND 11 SUITES
- SPA, MASSAGE, HAMMAM, SAUNA
- BEAUTIFUL PRIVATE GARDEN
- THREE RESTAURANTS, A PIANO BAR AND A POOLSIDE BAR
- OUTDOOR HEATING SWIMMING POOL
- CHILDREN’S CLUB AND GYM
- TENNIS COURT, WATER SPORTS, AND BOAT TRIPS
- LOCATED 45 KM FROM THE GENOA AIRPORTMUST SEE/DO
- THE SAN GIORGIO CHURCH, HOUSING RELICS BROUGHT BY SAILORS DURING THE CRUSADES
- CASTELLO BROWN, A FORTRESS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HANGING GARDEN
- THE STREETS OF THE OLD TOWN
- LOCAL CRAFT SHOPS
- AN EXCURSION TO MOUNT PORTOFINO
- A BOAT TRIP IN THE GULF OF TIGULLIO WITH ITS CRYSTAL CLEAR SEAMONDE
STYLE AND ELEGANCE
The hotel has 69 rooms and suites in four categories: double rooms, junior suites, superior suites and presidential suites. The superior suites have stunning sea views and the junior suites overlook the Gulf and Portofino Bay. Each of the tastefully decorated rooms has a large bathroom with shower and bathtub and a large wardrobe. The presidential suite is impressive due to its lavish and spacious interior and its four terraces. On request, a junior suite can be joined to it. A delightful feature: in some rooms, the bathroom opens onto a balcony.
THE BEST OF ITALIAN GASTRONOMY
In addition to excellent service, Belmond Hotel Splendido has one of the best restaurants in the region: La Terrazza, serving fine local cuisine, including a seafood plate to die for. As the region enjoys a pleasant climate, you can eat on the terrace until mid-January while enjoying the exceptional views.
THE PERFECT PLACE TO GET MARRIED
Belmont Hotel Splendido is a romantic setting and the ideal place to celebrate a wedding or spend a honeymoon. The team responsible for the organization of this type of event, which is particularly expert in its field (having organized over 100 events), can just as easily set up a traditional wedding as a flamboyant party on a private yacht or in the splendid hotel garden.
In short, whether you want a romantic getaway for a few days, a family vacation, or a splashy celebration of a special occasion, Belmond Hotel Splendido is an enchanting location that will leave you with lifelong memories.
Text: Diane Stehle