• Quiet location a 15-minute walk to Portofino’s busy center
  • Elegant guest rooms with flat-screen TVs and private balconies
  • Free buffet breakfast; plus restaurant and two bars
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Free shuttle between sister properties
  • Fitness center with personal trainers
  • Full-service spa with sauna
  • Tennis court with an available tennis coach
  • Pet-friendly property
  • Private motor boat cruises (additional fee)
  • Free Wi-Fi available throughout
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  • Slightly out-of-town location
  • No on-site parking
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The upscale Belmond Hotel Splendido is housed in a 16th-century Benedictine monastery on a lush hillside, overlooking Portofino's beautiful harbor. It's a 15-minute walk to the busy Piazzetta, as well as the sister hotel, Belmond Splendido Mare. The 67 rooms are elegant with flat-screen TVs, minibars, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. There's a free buffet breakfast on the terrace each morning, and a restaurant and two bars are available for the rest of the day. For active guests, there's a fitness center and a tennis court. Otherwise, more relaxing features include the gorgeous heated swimming pool and wellness center with sauna. The kids' club (unusual in Portofino), pet-friendly facilities, and free shuttle between the two hotels are notable extras. Travelers looking to be a bit closer to the action of Portofino can also consider Eight Hotel Portofino; plus it has a hot tubs and hammocks.

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  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Also Known As

  • Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare by Orient Express


Salita Baratta 16, Portofino 16034, Italy


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Belmond Hotel Splendido


Elegant hillside hotel with stunning views overlooking Portofino

Housed in a 16th-century Benedictine monastery, Belmond Hotel Splendido is the epitome of Italian elegance. The hillside location among the green trees and bushes offers spectacular views of the Portofino harbor. The interiors are elegant and sophisticated, with a pastel color palette found throughout. The dignified lobby features black and white checkered floors, arched doorways and window frames, wooden reception desk, grandfather clock, and antique-furnished lounge area. Hallways feature a similar vibe, with antique paintings lining the walls and stairways. The inside bar of the La Terrazza restaurant features delicate floral murals on the walls with a classic old-fashioned wooden bar. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available. Outside, the gardens are beautifully landscaped and the swimming pool features panoramic views of the Portofino harbor. Overall, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed. Guests here are mostly couples looking for a romantic getaway; though the kid-friendly features also attract family travelers.

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Quiet hillside location; a 15-minute walk from the busy Piazzetta

Set on a hillside in Portofino, Belmond Hotel Splendido has beautiful views overlooking the yacht-filled harbor. It's a 15-minute walk (downhill) to the hotel's sister hotel, Belmond Splendido Mare. There is a free shuttle between the two properties, which is a three-minute drive. There are several restaurants, bars, and shops along the busy Piazzetta; also a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The town's popular harbor is located next to the square. Museo del Parco is accessible within a five-minute drive. There's a bus stop at the bottom of the hill, a nine-minute walk away. Santa Margherita Ligure train station is 15 minutes away by car. Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is an hours' drive from the hotel.

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Classic guest rooms with sophisticated decor, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and private terraces

The 67 guest rooms at Belmond Hotel Splendido are classic with a neutral color-scheme. Expect wooden floors, white walls with yellow frames, white antique furniture, beige curtains, white linens with floral bed covers, soft lighting, and antique framed artwork. All suites include separate lounge areas, but the Presidential Suites are the most spacious with separate lounge and dining areas and large terraces. Amenities in all rooms include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, minibars, tea- and- coffee-making facilities, dressing tables, work desks, telephones, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms include either a walk-in shower and tub or shower/tub combos. Hairdryers, bathrobes, slippers, and Bulgari and Molton Brown toiletries are provided. Connecting rooms are available for larger groups or families. All rooms feature private furnished balconies and terraces with views of either the gardens or the Gulf of Portofino. 

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Buffet breakfast, restaurant, two bars, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and kid-friendly features

Feature here go above and beyond what you'll usually find in Portofino hotels. There's a free buffet breakfast served on the terrace each morning, including a selection of meats, cheeses, cereals, pastries, and fresh fruits. The hotel's main restaurant, La Terrazza, serves authentic Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. The Pool Restaurant also serves a light lunch, as well as offering a bar service along with the Cocktail Bar. There's another restaurant and bar, Chuflay Restaurant, at the hotel's sister hotel, Belmond Splendido Mare, which is available to guests.

The stunning outdoor saltwater swimming pool is heated and has surrounding sun loungers and parasols; plus free towels. The beautiful space features trimmed greenery and ocean views. There's a fitness center with a small selection of modern LifeFitness cardio and weight-training equipment, personal trainers, and sauna. The Wellness center also includes a spa which offers a variety of beauty, pampering, and relaxation treatments. An outdoor tennis court with private tennis couches is available. Kid-friendly features include the Smile Club, offering a variety of activities like arts and crafts and tennis lessons. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Additional features include transfer service (upon request for an additional fee), pet-friendly facilities, free shuttle between the two hotel properties, and a boutique. The hotel also offers specialized experiences like Champagne sunset cruises on their private boat and olive oil tasting (for additional fees). Note that parking isn't available. 

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  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Concierge

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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