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Belmond Hotel Splendido

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Delve into the heart of Portofino's life. Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare are two of the most enchanting hotels in Portofino. Whether staying in the rugged hills and gazing down to the coast or soaking up local life harbourside, these stunning Italy resorts embrace all that’s best about the Ligurian Riviera. Experience Italian dining at its decadent best while making the most of the facilities at both properties. Start the day with an invigorating motorboat ride or a soak in the saltwater swimming pool. End it with a candlelit dinner and a starlight stroll through the lush flower gardens.

“Heaven... I’m in heaven, and my heart beats so that I can hardly speak…” Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s classic song ‘Cheek to Cheek’ could well have been written about Belmond Hotel Splendido. Such is its magical air of romance—from the twinkling stars above the moonlit ocean to the swaying palms around the hotel. In fact, the hotel’s official serenade is the lilting 1958 ballad ‘Love in Portofino’ by Italian vocalist Fred Buscaglione. It was inspired by Belmond Hotel Splendido’s most celebrated lovers, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. When the pair escaped here on a break from filming Cleopatra in Rome, Burton proposed to Taylor on the wisteria-covered terrace of their suite. Taylor adored the hotel, and the couple subsequently returned, time and again, to stay in Bungalow Five.

Portofino village itself is irresistibly pretty, perched on the coast of Italy’s smallest region, Liguria. Surrounded by lush greenery, pastel-washed houses cluster like petit fours around an impossibly blue cove. You’ll find Belmond Hotel Splendido up on the verdant hillside, its location offering spectacular views of Portofino and the Gulf of Tigullio. Garlanded in dazzling "Wysteria," this 16th-century former monastery first opened its doors as a hotel in 1901. It offers relaxed luxury on an unparalleled level. For those feeling the call of the sea, Belmond Splendido Mare is a ten-minute stroll from the main hotel and set on the vibrant Piazzetta overlooking the harbor.

This truly is la dolce vita. Swim and sunbathe by the generous saltwater pool or don tennis whites for a match on the beautiful tennis courts. Stretch out at the acclaimed spa or head outside and unwind in the sauna, shaded by the flora.

Of course, eating well is part of the Italian experience, and Belmond Hotel Splendido offers exceptional cuisine. At the renowned open-air restaurant La Terraza, chef Corrado Corti works wonders with regional seafood and pasta specialties. At Belmond Splendido Mare, Chuflay restaurant offers an atmosphere of pure Golden Age glamour. We’ll admit, Spaghetti à la Elizabeth Taylor remains a favorite among diners.

Those wishing to explore this area of extraordinary beauty may like to take a nature walk, kayak around the bay, or even go scuba diving. Or perhaps you’d like to visit Genoa’s hidden boutiques and find a singular, stylish souvenir. Whichever way you choose to enjoy Portofino, let the hotel gather you in its embrace when you return. The favorite way to start the evening, sipping an aperitif in the cool, sophisticated cocktail bar. In a word, Heaven.

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Rooms and Suites at Belmond Hotel Splendido

From 1,385 USD

Superior Junior Suite Sea View ( 35m2 - 40m2 )

Delightfully furnished with plush, comfortable furniture, each Superior Junior Suite has beautiful sea views. Most also have a charming balcony. Locat...

From 911 USD

Mare Sea View Room ( 30m2 )

Sea View Rooms at Belmond Splendido Mare offer wonderful sea and harbour views and are decorated in radiant Mediterranean colours. Offering enchanting...

From 1,066 USD

Main Building Sea View Room with Balcony ( 25m2 - 28m2 )

Found in the Main Building, step out onto a beautiful balcony and soak up the stunning sea views. Choice of King size or two twin beds, En-suite bathr...

From 1,203 USD

Deluxe Junior Suite ( 35m2 - 43m2 )

Each magnificent Deluxe Junior Suite offers breathtaking views of the Gulf. Furnished balconies and terraces are ideal for an al fresco breakfast. Del...

From 2,753 USD

Presidential Suite ( 70m2 )

Presidential Suites boast expansive balconies with stunning views. They include a separate spacious living area, a master bedroom and a lavish marble...

From 3,996 USD

Dolce Vita Suite ( 91m2 )

Located on a verdant hillside, this suite is decorated in charming pastel colours with panoramic views of the bay. There are two marble bathrooms and...

From 1,620 USD

Executive Junior Suite ( 45m2 )

Polished-wood floors and luxurious fabrics set an elegant tone. Each Suite has a terrace or balcony and a spacious bathroom.Delight in exceptional vie...

From 2,056 USD

Deluxe Suite ( 50m2 )

The spacious Deluxe Suites are swathed in a harmonious colour scheme. Some feature terraces with breathtaking sea views, while others have balconies.S...

From 2,623 USD

Mare Suite ( 45m2 )

This multi-level suite has an inviting balcony leading off the sitting room. It boasts a warm Mediterranean colour scheme and gorgeous harbour views.R...

From 2,557 USD

Exclusive Suite ( 50m2 - 74m2 )

The largest and most dramatically situated suites have magnificent balconies and terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf.Offering...

From 3,089 USD

Ava Gardner Suite ( 50m2 )

This suite stretches the entire top floor of Belmond Splendido Mare. The expansive bedroom leads to a sun-filled sitting room. An almost wall-to-wall...

From 2,110 USD

Junior Suite Sea View Balcony ( 35m2 )

Enjoy breathtaking views of the glistening bay from the balcony of your Sea View Room. Some feature delightful fresco paintings, created by local arti...

From 879 USD

Main Building Sea View Room ( 25m2 - 28m2 )

Located in the Main Building, these beautiful rooms offer sea views to complement the rich, Mediterranean-style decor. Choice of King size or two twin...

From 611 USD

Mare Village View Room ( 20m2 - 25m2 )

Located in the Belmond Splendido Mare building, on the piazzetta of Portofino, these rooms are decorated in sunny Mediterranean shades to offer a warm...

From 586 USD

Main Building Garden View Room ( 20m2 - 25m2 )

Located in the main building with captivating garden views, these charming rooms are rich with fine fabrics and pastel colours.Located in the main bui...

From 1,737 USD

Mare Junior Suite Sea View ( 35ft2 )

These bright and inviting suites offer indulgent waterside living, located in the Belmond Splendido Mare overlooking Portofino harbour. Choice of King...

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