Housed in a protected Benedictine monastery dating from the 16th century, the Splendido first opened its doors to guests in 1902. Since then Winston Churchill, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner and Marlon Brando have passed through. Expect genteel interiors, exceptional service, and sensational views of Portofino harbour.
In an unrivalled location overlooking romantic Portofino harbour with panoramic views of the Ligurian Sea. The Splendido is located at the top of a steep hill but the hotel operates a free shuttle bus service – perfect for those wanting to avoid the strenuous climb.
Portofino living doesn’t get any more luxurious than this.
With sumptuous interiors and unique touches throughout, these suites offer unparalleled space.
Hotel Splendido oozes elegance, style and charm. The building was a family home for much of the 19th century and the décor is reminiscent of that time. On arrival guests negotiate a glamorous red carpet to be met by a small army of bell boys. Large windows frame views of the hotel’s elegant terrace and lush gardens. Take a dip in the hotel’s salt-water infinity pool for the best views of Portofino harbour.
Food and drink
The emphasis is on fish at the hotel’s sophisticated Chuflay restaurant (formal attire essential). Diners may find such delights as gallinella, rombo e San Pietro (rock fish, turbot and John Dory) or zuppa di pesce del golfo, con Basilico e Timo (traditional local fish soup made from fresh seafood, basil and thyme) on the menu, alongside regional specialities such as pesto alla Genovese. There’s also a cocktail lounge, complete with pianist, and pool-side restaurant (10am to 7pm) offering pizzas and buffet bites. Breakfast is impressive with an à la carte menu and extensive buffet on offer, including fruit, cereals, pastries, freshly-squeezed juices and three types of Focaccia bread available. Eggs, bacon and mushrooms can be ordered à la carte as well as healthier options such as smoked salmon
La Terrazza is another great restaurant here. It’s one of the most spectacular dining venues in all of Italy.
Seafood, pasta and regional specialities are cooked to perfection by Chef Corrado Corti and his team.
Take a seat on the terrace, overlooking the bay, or in the more formal dining room.
Bar, fitness center, laundry, parking, pool, restaurants, room service, sauna, spa, steam room/hammam, tennis court.
Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare
Salita Baratta 16, 16034 Portofino, Genoa, Italy
Tel: +39 01 852 67801
Reservations: + 39 0185 2678 00
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