Splendido, A Belmond Hotel: Portofino, Italy

From £1,640 pp
PRICE FOR 3 NIGHTS: INCLUDES FLIGHT, BREAKFAST & PRIVATE TRANSFERS

This fully-resorted 16th-century monastery, is now a famed Belmond hotel and gracefully embodies Italian charm and mystique like no other.

This elegant hillside hotel, rich in history and glamour, looks out upon the yacht-dotted harbour of Portofino and lays claim as one of the finest resorts in the country.

This fully-resorted 16th-century monastery, is now a famed Belmond hotel and gracefully embodies Italian charm and mystique like no other. Its lavishly furnished rooms and suites are decorated with opulence and boast either a balcony or terrace that capture the unmatched bay vistas below.

What's more, Splendido's dining experiences allows you to feast on authentic Italian classics in style. Mouthwatering seafood and pasta servings delightfully complement the stunning harbour views, making this a dining experience you will savour for the rest of your life.

Alongside luxury suites and fine dining, Splendido also features on-site tennis courts, a heated saltwater swimming pool, an award-winning spa and wellness centre granting sensuous therapies, pedicures and massages, and a complimentary shuttle service that quietly zig-zags to and from the hotel to Portofino village daily.

Each evening you can finish off the day with a sunset cruise aboard the hotels stunning private boat, enjoy a candlelit dinner in one of the hotels decadent restaurants or take a starlight stroll through the lush flower gardens before retiring to your balconies with a nightcap before bed.

This is a truly authentic Italian experience.

Fact Sheet

At a Glance

  • 70 rooms and suites
  • Two restaurants, cocktail bar
  • Wellness Centre, heated outdoor pool, children's club and gym
  • Tennis court, watersports and boat excursions
  • 45km from Genoa Airport, courtesy shuttle to the piazzetta

Pool

Head into the hills for a cooling dip at Splendido. High above the pulse of Portofino’s harbour, sits the lavish, heated saltwater swimming pool. Surrounded by lush terraced gardens, enjoy the stunning backdrop of palm trees and sea views as you relax and unwind on the sunbeds after a dip in the water.

Dining

From an al-fresco aperitivo in one of the hotels glitzy bars, to fine dining on the wisteria-covered balcony of Ristorante La Terrazza, Splendido makes use of fresh ingredients and traditional Italian recipes. Showcasing fine regional wines and delicious local produce, Splendido boasts some of best-known venues in Portofino.

Anticipate the tastes of Liguria in incomparable style as you experience service and gastronomy at its finest.

The Beach

The secluded Bay of Paraggi is nestled into the coastline just a short drive from Splendido, and is reachable via the courtesy shuttle. As guests, you’ll have your own private lounger waiting for you on the golden sands. Soak up the sun, take a refreshing dip in the emerald waters and make the most of your exclusive spot in this beautiful bay.

Fitness Centre

Guests can enjoy complimentary gym access at Splendido. Work out to views of the Ligurian Sea using the finest gym equipment.

A personal trainer is also available on request.

Open daily from 8am–8pm

Spa & Wellness Centre

Expert practitioners, treatments rich in essential oils and an ambience of perfect harmony—this Portofino spa is Italian indulgence at its most sophisticated. Soothe your mind, body and soul with a botanical massage, pratice yoga on the beach or simply soak up the tranquil settings while getting a manicure.

Open daily from 10am–8pm

All Inclusive Shuttle Service

Guests of Splendido have access to the facilities of both hotels. Therefore, whether you’re staying at Splendido Mare or Splendido, the complimentary shuttle service is on hand to whisk you from one to the other and to the villages and beaches below.

Complimentary Motor Boat Tour:

Portofino’s nautical heritage lures you into the waves. The luxurious private motor boat, the Chris-Craft Corsair 36, is perfect for up to eight guests if you fancy an adventure on the seas.

Enjoy a leisurely cruise around the coast, or venture beyond the harbour to discover the stunning Gulf of Tigullio at no additional cost to you.

A Little Extra

The facilities with Splendido are nothing but exceptional.

  1. Spend the day relaxing beside the private swimming pool
  2. Relax and unwind in luxury at the award-winning spa, or;
  3. Challenge your partner with a friendly tennis match on the all purpose build tennis courts that overlooks the stunning views of the marina below.

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Discover Portofino

A destination that radiates international allure while staying true to its traditions and roots is a rare find. Portofino, a tiny jewel on the Italian Riviera, achieves the balance in style.

Its Piazzetta echoes with the footsteps of legendary stars, and its harbour gleams with sleek yachts and turquoise waters. Yet, despite its international influence and opulence, this quaint village somehow holds onto its gentle atmosphere of a Ligurian fishing community. One where the catch of the day is eagerly awaited by every charming trattoria, irresistible focaccia aromas seep out of family-run bakeries, and the locals have a cheery “Buongiorno” for passers-by.

Watch as boats playfully jostle with the tide and dolphins break the surface in the waters beyond. Visitors alight from their yachts to soak up the atmosphere of the harbour and excitingly explore the bustling Piazzetta.

Finally, find time to enjoy a homemade gelato, a pesto Genovese or a coveted Cinque Terre wine to cement Portofino in your hearts and minds forever.

Double Rooms

If you’re wondering where to stay in Portofino, the luxurious Double Rooms are your front-row seat to the theatre of lush gardens and Italian culture. Simply step inside and discover a haven of comfort.

If you choose to stay in the Double Sea-View Room, you can step out onto your private balcony and soak up the glistening bay below. Some even feature delightful fresco paintings, created by local artists.

Options: Double Sea View Rooms (25-28 sqm) // Double Garden View Rooms (20–25sqm) // Double Sea View Rooms & Balcony (25-28 sqm)

Beds

King-sized or twin beds

Views

Charming Garden & Ocean Views

Occupancy

Maximum occupancy 2 persons

Bathroom

Spacious marble bathroom with shower over bathtub & shower

Something Unique

Some have balcony and/or hardwood flooring

Junior Suites

Enter into a timeless world of your own, as you experience some of the countries finest accommodation options. These delightful Junior Suites provide guests with the perfect getaway retreat and boast tranquil views across the hotel's lush gardens and Gulf Sea beyond. Relax and unwind in these stylish rooms lined with luxurious fabrics and elegant tones, or step out onto your balcony to indulge in sunny alfresco dining.

Options: Superior Junior Suites (35-40 sqm) // Deluxe Junior Suites (35–43 sqm) // Executive Junior Suites (45 sqm)

Beds

King-sized or twin beds

Views

Charming Garden & Ocean Views

Occupancy

Maximum occupancy 3 persons

Bathroom

Marble bathroom with bathtub or shower or both

Suites:

With harmonious colour schemes and perfectly appointed balconies, guests can enjoy unspoilt sea views across the harbour. Indoors, your room features luxury interiors and glamorous en-suite bathrooms. Each suite also has a choice of king-size or twin beds.

The larger and more dramatically situated, Exclusive suite, boasts magnificent balcony and terrace views overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio Gulf.

Options: Deluxe Suites (50 sqm) // Exclusive Suite (50 sqm - 74 sqm)

Beds

1 King or 2 Twin Beds

Views

Charming views of Portofino Village

Occupancy

Maximum occupancy 3 persons

Bathroom

Marble bathroom with bathtub or shower or both

Dolce Vita & Presidential Suites:

With sumptuous interiors and unique design touches throughout, these suites are an elegant home away from home.

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

The Dolce Vita Suite, on the other hand, is located on the tranquil hillside away from the main hotel, offering delightful seclusion. Nestling just above the main swimming pool, with a generous private garden and mesmerising sea views, four people can be accommodated in the beautiful space.

Options: One-Bed Presidential Suites (70 sqm) // Two-Bed Presidential Suites (90 sqm) // Dolce Vita Suite (91 sqm)

Beds

1 King or 2 Twin Beds

Views

Unforgettable Ocean, Gardens and Pool views

Occupancy

Occupancy ranges from 2-4 persons

Bathroom

2 Marble bathrooms with a bathtub and separate shower

Something Unique

Expansive private balconies & pull out sofa bed

Gozzo To Go

Take to the sparkling waters surrounding Portofino for a complimentary excursion in the hotels wooden gozzo. These traditional fishing boats embody Portofino’s historic charm and beauty as you drift along the Italian Riviera, exploring hidden coves and bays that dot the coastline.

During your trip, you can discover San Fruttuoso Abbey with its famed underwater statue, or anchor for a swim at picturesque Punta Chiappa. Whichever you choose, the perfect way to end the day is with a glass of local wine at Camogli as the beautiful sun sets behind the sea.

The charming gozzo is also available for private and longer excursions upon reuqest and is subject to availability.

Private Motor Boat Tour:

Take to the waves to experience Portofino’s nautical heritage in style.

Step aboard the private motor boat, the Chris-Craft Corsair 36, and be taken on an enchanting cruise beyond the harbour.

There’s nothing quite like exploring the Gulf of Tiguillo from its crystal clear shores while on your very own private boat.

Sunset Cruise & Romantic Dinner At San Fruttuoso Bay

Love is in the air and there’s no finer way to celebrate than a gorgeous sunset cruise. Step aboard the hotels private boat for a gentle sail to San Fruttuoso. This beautiful bay is only accessible by sea or on foot.

Waiting for you on the beach is a private candlelit table, where you and your amore will be served a delectable feast under starry skies.

Walking Tour - Discover Herbs with a Botanist

Stride off on a half-day walking tour through Mount Portofino Natural Park, accompanied by an expert botanist guide.

Learn about the uses and properties of wild herbs for your health, your beauty and for cooking. During the tour, you will find yourself winding along naturerich trails until you reach the silence, scents and colours of the Park’s pristine oasis.

Discover a compact vegetation that is perfumed, resinous and vibrant. Your adventure experience culminates in a culinary journey at DaV Mare, where a delicious tasting menu will incorporate aromatic herbs picked during your tour.

Special baskets will be available for you to collect herbs on the walk.

Ecofarm in Portofino

It is time to Venture high onto the protected Mount of Portofino for an experience you'll never forget.

Just a short drive away with private transfer, you will visit the verdant grounds of a selfsufficient local eco-farm. Discover tranquil olive groves, beehives and flourishing vineyards jutting towards the scenic Cala degli Inglesi – Bay of the English.

After exploring the grounds, you will get the chance to enjoy a tasty picnic in a panoramic spot and feast on homemade focaccia, local Parma ham, salami, fresh fruits, farm-to-table vegetable pies, the farm’s own honey and cheese, craft beer, white wine and more. If that doesn't take your fancy, you can taste these delicacies at a no ordinary table prepared especially for you among the only vineyards with charming sea views in the area.

Want to keep active? The protected Mount of Portofino can be reached by pedaling along the beautiful coast in the company of a private guide. You’re welcome to enjoy the eco-farm all day long: staying as long as you wish.

The average stay is around 3 hours and private guide is available on request. Roundtrip transfer available from the hotel and the Portofino parking facility.

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Italy’s finest gems.

Book with us before your departure and we can guarantee a spot on this unforgettable day tours.

If you don't already know, Cinque Terre is made up of five idyllic villages —Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Each village is connected by a charming coastal path that loops through vineyards, sandy beaches and rocky inlets.

This trip allow you to explore the region by either boat, train or on foot. The choice is yours.

Pesto Masterclass:

Ligurian pesto to an original recipe so that you can show off and recreate it back home for all your friends and family.

Fresh basil, pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil, garlic and the helping hand of our Chef are all you need for this fun activity. After preparing the sauce, with the Piazzetta as a backdrop, you will be able to sample it with pasta in the popular local dish, trofie al pesto.

This experience is available for a minimum of 6 people.

Pizza Making

Join the hotel's expert pizza-makers by the pool restaurant of our sister property, Splendido, and discover how they knead their dough to create such mouth-watering results.

Suitable for adults and children, the experience can be personalised to your tastes with different flavours and toppings.

Wine Tasting Underground

Discover a unique underground space that has been transformed into an ecological wine cellar.

Former war shelters and tunnels excavated in Portofino in the 1960s happen to have the perfect geothermal system for storing wine. The cellar, belonging to La Portofinese sustainable farm, also contains a research laboratory and data collection point for the study of renewable energy in the locality.

During your visit, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to the cave and a tour of I Coppelli winery, guided by an expert sommelier. The experience concludes with a tasting of delicious local products.

Farmhouse Experience

The Park of Portofino offers an idyllic setting in which to reconnect with nature. Visit Coppelli’s olive press and mill, a new attraction at La Portofinese sustainable farm, immersed in the green hills surrounding Portofino. Join an agronomist in the vegetable garden to collect fresh, seasonal vegetables and fruits. Then roll up your sleeves and learn to cook the way traditional Ligurian mothers and grandmothers have always done for their families.

With the guidance of a local chef, master the secrets of time-honoured dishes before gathering for lunch on the pergola overlooking picturesque Mount Portofino.

Round-trip transfer available from the hotel and the Portofino parking facility; private guide is also included.

Paddle Portofino

Explore the wonders of the Riviera aboard a kayak with one of the hotels suggested itineraries.

Journey to Portofino’s lighthouse by night; paddle to Olivetta, walking to the lighthouse for an aperitif; or kayak along the coast and discover an authentic 18th-century Ligurian mill, where you can relax with a sumptuous lunch.

Essential Information

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At the time of writing, you do not need a Visa to visit Italy if you are from the UK or US for less than 90 days. However, please check the full guidelines on the embassy website before you travel. For UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk

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(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

Rainforest canopy viewed from above with river in the centre

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Giant sea turtle swimming under water

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