Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Italy


Experience life on the Italian Riviera at its finest, in this converted 16th-century monastery set in green hillside overlooking the spectacular Tigullian Gulf. A fine harmony between traditional Italian design and glamour.

Key Features

  • 70 rooms and suites, the majority of which boast breath-taking sea views
  • Two restaurants and a cocktail bar
  • Heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens
  • Wellness centre with gym and spa, in addition to outdoor gazebo for couples’ massages
  • Children’s club
  • Pet-friendly
  • Tennis court on the hillside, watersports and boat excursions
  • Sunset cruise on the hotel’s private boat
  • Opportunity to take private tours around Portofino such as history tours and cycling

La Dolce Vita as it should be. Follow in the footsteps of the film stars from the golden days and experience the pinnacle of Italian glamour. This charming hotel is set in a beautifully restored former 16th-century monastery, on a lush green hillside overlooking the picture-postcard village of Portofino and the sparkling Mediterranean beyond. Alongside spectacular views of the sea, the rooms and suites are elegantly decorated with artistic flourishes and soft pastels to combine traditional Italian elements with a modern twist. Suites are ideal for larger groups, with panoramic views of Portofino Bay, spacious marble bathrooms, separate living spaces and private gardens, perfect for soaking up the Italian sunshine. The Dolce Vita Villa offers the ultimate combination of luxury alongside plenty of space and a completely secluded and peaceful stay in Portofino. This quaint Italian fishing village has long been associated with a rich history, culture, and architecture, and this sophisticated hotel remains the ultimate destination for its star-studded list of former visitors.

By day, while away the hours at the exclusive Bagni Fiore beach, experience the excellent marine life in the bay, or pop for a refreshing dip in the saltwater infinity pool. The hotel has a variety of exciting activities for exploring the local area, such as kayaking along the coast and cycling along the headland to Portofino’s prime spot for tasting local wines against the sparkling backdrop of the sea. Alternatively, take time to truly relax at the wellness centre, with outdoor massages accompanied by the sound of the ocean. Sunset is the perfect time to take a romantic cruise on the hotel’s private boat to a delightful bay that is only accessible by sea or footpath and enjoy an idyllic candlelit dinner. Authentic regional specialties are served in the hotel restaurant, either in the elegant dining room, or alfresco on the delightful terrace with sensational views overlooking the bay. Alternatively, taste a rustic pizza or tuck into a buffet of local delicacies at the poolside restaurant.


At Belmond Hotel Splendido, guests have the opportunity to explore an eco-farm in Portofino, gaining insights into the sustainable techniques employed in crafting local products such as beer, honey, olive oil, and sparkling wine. The nearby bay of Paraggi is an integral part of the Natural Park of Portofino and a protected marine area, underscoring the hotel's commitment to environmental preservation. The restaurant at the hotel features dishes that showcase local delicacies, with a dedicated focus on incorporating homegrown ingredients, contributing to a culinary experience that embraces regional sustainability.

Why we love it

Cocktail lovers will not want to miss this destination. Alongside its extensive menu to be enjoyed in the bar with views of the sea and live piano entertainment, opt for the local specialty, Oro della Liguria, which features ingredients straight from the garden. You can even order a cocktail inspired by your nail colour to enjoy as you have a manicure in the peaceful gardens.

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