Belmond Hotel Splendido

Salita Baratta 16, Portofino, Italy

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Hotel Description

In order to understand the Splendido, you have to understand the chic scene that is the seaside town of Portofino, where most visitors arrive in their own yachts. The roads were actually restructured to keep out the commoners arriving in their cars. The Duke of Windsor was the first person to sign the guest book in 1901 and was followed by Bogart and Bacall, Greta Garbo, Rita Hayworth, Liz Taylor, and Rex Harrison.

With the grape-vined terraces for dining, oversized beds for frolicking, balconies for tête-à-têting, and even a piano bar for dancing, it's hard to imagine that the Splendido was a monastery, back in the 16th century. Surroundings are dreamily Belle Epoque — black-and-white marble tiled floors and delicate trompe l'oeil scenes painted on pastel walls. Bedrooms are feminine — softly hued, with subtly flowered bedspreads. Gardens are wild and beautiful — tangled olive trees and stone paths that lead your way to the sea.

The corner rooms are the best, as the bathrooms have balconies, and of these, Room 221 is generally acknowledged to be choicest, with its view of Brown Castle. A hotel lunch is at your disposal should you want to explore the sea. The heated saltwater pool is the only swimming pool in Portofino. Take full advantage of the beauty salon and dress up. Though this used to be a fishing village, no one dresses like a fisherman anymore, and this is definitely a place where you won't want to be seen without your pony skin baguette. And while normally "annex" is the last word you want to hear from your hotel, Splendido's annex, the Splendido Mare, is a charmer, sixteen rooms and suites right down on the harbor in the town's main piazzetta.

Restaurants in Portofino abound, but you must save one night for dinner at the hotel. Dine here, if only for the pleasure of spending one uninterrupted evening in arguably the most glamorous place in the world. And the Splendido boasts a high-in-the-hills view of the city below, cocktails the price of a modest-sized house, and Ligurian cuisine with phenomenal pesto and ambrosial seafood. Just think — it was only five hundred years ago that the monks abandoned this place and fled to the hills. They're probably kicking themselves in heaven today.

Please note: Belmond Hotel Splendido is open annually April through October.

How to get there: Genoa International Airport is a 45 minute drive (37 kms) from the Hotel Splendido. The hotel is accessible from Florence, Milan and Rome by the railway stations of Rapallo (8 kms) and Santa Margherita (5kms).

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Hotel Criteria

  • 85 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa

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Pets are allowed on request (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Parking is available nearby (charges apply).

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12pm

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  • Village View Room- Mare Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • working desk
  • Garden View Room- Main Building

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    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 215 ft²/20 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Wifi
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  • Sea View Room- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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  • Sea View Balcony Room- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    • flat panel television
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  • Sea View Room- Mare Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
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  • Junior Suite- Mare Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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  • Deluxe Junior Suite- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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  • Junior Suite Balcony Room- Mare Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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  • Superior Junior Suite- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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  • Executive Junior Suite- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    • flat panel television
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    • working desk
  • One Bedroom Suite- Mare Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 484 ft²/45 m².
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    • CD player
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    • flat panel television
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  • Ava Gardner Suite- Mare Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
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  • Deluxe One Bedroom Suite- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
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    • working desk
  • Exclusive 1 Bedroom Suite- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    This room includes:

    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • Presidential 1 Bedroom Suite- Main

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 753 ft²/70 m².
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    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
    • Wifi
    • working desk
  • La Dolce Vita Suite- Main Building

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 979 ft²/91 m².
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    • central air conditioning
    • flat panel television
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Luggage storage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Spa

Need to Know

Pets are allowed on request (charges may apply). Wi-Fi is complimentary. Parking is available nearby (charges apply).

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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