Belmond Hotel Splendido

Portofino, Italy

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Full American Buffet breakfast daily already included in rates
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, to be utilized at the hotel restaurant for Lunch or Dinner)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


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PROPERTY SIZE: 86 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Indigenous
VIBE: Zen
Landmarks Local Immersion Seclusion

Belmond Hotel Splendido

Address:
Salita Baratta 16
Portofino, 16034
Italy
Nearest Airport:
Cristoforo Colombo (GOA)
20 mi / 32 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Children's Programs
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping

Services

  • Babysitting Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • House Safe
  • Limousine Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services


Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Water Sports


In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar

About Us

“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 unparallelled 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 harbour.

This truly is la dolce vita. Swim and sunbathe by our generous saltwater pool or don tennis whites for a match on the beautiful tennis courts. Stretch out at our 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 our renowned open-air restaurant La Terraza, chef Corrado Corti works wonders with regional seafood and pasta specialities. At Belmond Splendido Mare, Chuflay restaurant offers an atmosphere of pure Golden Age glamour. We’ll admit, Spaghetti à la Elizabeth Taylor remains a favourite 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. Our favorite way to start the evening? Sipping an aperitif in the cool, sophisticated cocktail bar. In a word: Heaven.

Best of the Best

A rare escape along the Ligurian Coast, Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare consist of two connected properties, which you can move between by either a scenic walking path or the shuttle service. Stylish, gracious and inviting, these seaside hideaways offer every creature comfort. Most of the elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites have stunning views of Portofino Bay. Relax by the heated seawater swimming pool, or enjoy an open-air massage in a secluded corner of the hotel's tropical garden, then head to La Terrazza Restaurant for quintessential regional cuisine. Children love the Kids’ Club special activities.

Advisor Tip

Dine at the Chuflay Restaurant, which has an enviable location in the heart of the Piazzetta overlooking the harbor. The Ligurian-style pesto sauce is divine. –Michele Merritt Memphis, Tennessee

Location

Address
Salita Baratta 16
Portofino, 16034
Italy
Nearest Airport
Cristoforo Colombo (GOA), 20 Miles / 32 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Double Garden View

Featuring a décor of light pastel hues, Double Garden View rooms have a king-size or twin beds and boast vistas over the lush hotel gardens. All bathrooms have a bathtub and some have separate showers. Two rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Double Room Sea View

  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Double Sea View

Overlooking the Bay of Portofino, these light and airy rooms are furnished with a king-size bed, which in one room can be configured as twins. The bathroom has a bathtub or a shower. All rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Double Room Sea View and Balcony

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Double Sea View and Balcony

Offering charming views of the Gulf of Portofino from the balcony, these generous rooms are furnished with a king-size bed, which in two of the rooms can be twinned. Some are decorated with local artists’ frescos depicting scenes of Portofino. Bathrooms have either a bathtub or shower. Three rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Superior

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Junior Suite Superior

These spacious junior suites offer beautiful sea views and the majority feature a balcony facing the bay. Each is decorated in warm tones that reflect the locale. Marble bathrooms offer double vanities, and some feature both a bathtub and separate shower. Both rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Deluxe

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Junior Suite Deluxe

From the private balcony or terrace you gain charming views of Portofino harbour and the cerulean sea. Decorated in soothing Mediterranean pastels, these expansive suites are furnished with either a king-size or twin beds. The marble bathrooms have double vanity basins; the majority feature both a bathtub and separate walk-in shower. Some of these rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Executive

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Junior Suite Executive

Our largest junior suites afford exceptional views of the sea and harbour from their generous terraces. They feature either a king-size or twin beds. Each is sumptuously decorated with plush fabrics and elegant pastel hues, while a number have elegant hardwood floors. The marble bathroom features double vanities, walk-in shower and a separate bathtub. Most of the suites are connecting.

Upgrade: Suite Deluxe

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Suite Deluxe

These expansive suites offer breathtaking views of the sea and coastline. Some have two terraces, others a balcony or terrace. The bedroom is furnished with a king-size or twin beds and in most cases a walk-indressing room. Bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower. One room is connecting.

Upgrade: Suite Exclusive

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Suite Exclusive

With astonishing views and magnificent terraces overlooking Portofino Cove and the Gulf of Tigullio, each suite captures the spirit of the Mediterranean and is furnished with a king-size or twin bed. Enjoy generous bathrooms with separate shower cubicles and bathtub. Three suites are connecting.

Upgrade: Suite Presidential

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Presidential Suite

Each one-bedroom suite boasts expansive balconies from which to enjoy the stunning views over the Bay of Portofino and total privacy for in-room breakfasts. Decorated in serene hues that complement the enchanting vistas, they offer a separate spacious living room and a master bedroom that can be configured with a king-size or twin beds. The lavish bathroom features marble flooring and a separate bathtub and shower cubicle. Each of the suites can be connected to a Junior Suite, creating an expansive two-bedroom suite.

Upgrade: Dolce Vita Suite

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Double Village View (Mare)

Decorated in soothing pastel colours, these rooms have a king-size or twin beds and enjoy a village view from their windows, balconies or terraces. All bathrooms feature a bathtub and some have a separate shower. Two rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Double Room Sea View Mare Building

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Double Sea View (Mare)

Views over the charming Piazzetta and harbour can be enjoyed from the balcony or terrace of these rooms, which are decorated in breezy Mediterranean tones and feature either a king-size or twin beds. All bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower. Two rooms are connecting.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Sea View Mare Building

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Junior Suite Sea View (Mare)

This junior suite boasts a view over the vibrant Piazzetta and harbour from its terrace and is decorated in light pastel colours. A king-size bed or twin beds are available. The bathroom has a bathtub and separate shower. No connecting rooms.

Upgrade: Junior Suite Sea View Balcony Mare Building

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
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Junior Suite Sea View Balcony (Mare)

The terrace or balcony brings you closer to the vistas over Portofino’s bustling Piazzetta and harbour. The fresh, airy spaces feature either a king or twin beds. Bathrooms have a bathtub and separate shower. One room is connecting.

Upgrade:Suite Mare Building

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
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Suite (Mare)

With wonderful views overlooking the magnificent harbour and towards Castello Brown, this delightful split-level suite features a balcony attached to the sitting room. King or twin beds available. The stylish bathroom offers a bathtub and separate shower.

Upgrade: Suite Ava Gardner Mare Building

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Suite Ava Gardner (Mare)

Stretching the length of the entire top floor, this magnificent suite has the largest terrace in the hotel– its 56 sq m expanse is adorned with a huge potted lemon tree and abundant Mediterranean plants. An incomparable view of the harbour, promontory and Castello Brown is visible from the bedroom and sitting room. The bedroom enjoys natural light from two windows and be configured with either a king-size or twin beds. The sitting room features an almost wall-to-wall glass window that, when open, joins with the terrace to create an expansive half-indoor, half-outdoor space. The main bathroom offers a bathtub and separate shower and there is a second, smaller bathroom. The suite can be connected with a Double Sea View room to form a two-bedroom suite.

  • City View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Dolce Vita Suite

Located on the tranquil hillside away from the main hotel building, the Dolce Vita Suite offers total privacy. Nestling just above the main swimming pool, with sublime sea views, it includes a 45 sq m private garden with sun loungers. It offers a king-size or twin beds, a marble bathroom featuring separate shower, bathtub and double basins, and a second smaller bathroom.

  • Gulf View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
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Single Room

Decorated in light Mediterranean pastel colours, the comfortable single room has a queen-size bed and a bathroom with bathtub.

  • Bathrobe
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet Access
  • Non-Smoking
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Landmarks, Local Immersion, Seclusion
Vibe Zen
Room Style Indigenous
Number of Rooms 86
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Early arrivals and late departures on requests.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

Deposits are dependant on type of booking.

Cancellation Policy

ALL ROOM TYPES

During high season (18 May - 30 September, 2018), cancellation requests received between 14 and 7 days prior to the arrival will incur a penalty of 50% of the value of the entire booking. While cancellations requests received by 12.00 pm CET between 6 and 1 days prior to the arrival date will incur a penalty of 75% of the value of the entire booking. Cancellation requests received on arrival date will incur a penalty of 100% of the value of the booking.

During low season (30 March – 17 May and 1 October – 4 November, 2018), cancellation requests received by 12.00 pm CET between 6 and 1 days prior to the arrival date will incur a penalty of 75% of the value of the entire booking. Cancellation requests received on arrival date will incur a penalty of 100% of the value of the booking.

Early departure fee: 100% of the value of the remaining nights.

No-show penalty: 100% of the value of the entire booking.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Please note Belmond Hotel Slendido accepts the following forms of payment:

Credit card

Bank transfers

Cash (only up to the value of 999 Euro)

Terms & Conditions

SEASONAL CLOSURE: Early November to early April annually. Check with hotel for exact dates.



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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2019:

  • Full American Buffet breakfast daily already included in rates
  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full, to be utilized at the hotel restaurant for Lunch or Dinner)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability


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By: Not provided


Reviewed on: 28 Jun 2014

Splendido is  charming, relaxed and beautiful seaside retreat with a seasoned staff that will make you feel at home!
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen

Splendid Splendido!

By: geegee


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2014

This hotel, the staff - everyone from the GM to the servers, the pianist, the bartenders are accommodating and gracious hosts - almost as if it were their home. We ALL thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this fabulous hotel - and the VIEW - incredible.
Travel Advisor:  Katie McCormack Krinkie

Kelly is Splendido!

By: MaggieChardonnay


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2014

You can't find a prettier place or a more welcoming hotel. The staff, the service, the food, and the setting are as good as any in the world. Kelly as always does an amazing job and was attentive from start to finish and ended up saving us a fair amount of money. You are in good hands!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington

Splendid Place

By: Joanna


Reviewed on: 19 Apr 2017

This is the best hotel ever. The view makes you feel like you are at a real live Disney World. The area is great to stroll and hike. Loved.
Travel Advisor:  Robin Fox

The Belmond Hotel Splendido Was Top Notch

By: Bill


Reviewed on: 22 Aug 2017

We loved our stay at this hotel!! The staff was wonderful to us!!! We were treated like part of their family!! We would go back again in a heartbeat!!
Travel Advisor:  Beth Saboe Mollo

Amazing

By: b


Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2017

Excellent service, always willing to go beyond and above!!!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Director

Belmond Hotel Splendido

By: Laura


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

This hotel was incredibly luxurious and well situated- just a 5 minute walk outside of the town of Portofino. The room was spacious, patio overlooking the restaurant was gorgeous and very quiet despite the proximity to the live music that was sometimes happening at the restaurant. The restaurant is very pricey, just FYI, and the only place to eat on the property, but there are many reasonably priced restaurants in the town of Portofino that is easily accessible by a walking path or hotel shuttle. The concierge was very helpful in planning day excursions with options ranging from self guided tours to hotel facilitated trips. If you are interested in hiking, we would recommend hiking to San Fruttuoso (takes 2 hours), having lunch and taking the ferry back to the hotel. Very fun!
Travel Advisor:  Stacy Luks
Not Recommended

Trip of a Lifetime!

By: Tbone


Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2018

Actually, we stayed at the Belmond Residence d'Angkor, in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It was a spectacularly beautiful location, yet right in the middle of a bustling small city. Great service and amenities.

Italy

By: Chele


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2018

The splendido was everything and more. The staff the service and the food was wonderful. Want to be sure and go again and again
Travel Advisor:  Michael Distler

Spendido Mare was fabulous!

By: Jax


Reviewed on: 30 Sep 2018

We loved Splendido Mare! Our room was wonderful! Our bedroom and bathroom were spacious and well appointed. We also had a private balcony overlooking the harbor. The staff at Splendido Mare is so friendly and helpful. They made are stay especially enjoyable!!
Travel Advisor:  Caroline Chandra