Belmond Hotel Splendido
PROPERTY TYPE: Refined, Intimate Seaside Retreat
EXPERIENCES: Local Immersion, Seclusion, Wellness
THE ALLURE: A mosaic of turquoise sea, terracotta roofs and Mediterranean flowers
“Set on a hillside in four acres of romantic tropical gardens with superb palm trees, Belmond Hotel Splendido overlooks the bay of Portofino, the jewel of the Italian Riviera.”
Rooms: A rare escape along the Ligurian Coast, Belmond Hotel Splendido consists of two connected properties, which you can move between by either a scenic walking path or the shuttle service. The main property offers 67 guest rooms including 43 junior suites and suites, most with a balcony or terrace offering stunning views of Portofino Bay and tastefully appointed in delicate pastel colors. Several categories of suites offer amenities matching your needs and preferences such as spacious bathrooms, walk-in showers and wardrobes, double vanities and basins, balconies and terraces with table and chairs, and some equipped with sun-beds. The Dolce Vita Suite is located on the tranquil verdant hillside just above the main swimming pool away from the Splendido building and offers total privacy and luxury accommodation. This recently built secluded suite features its own 45 square meter private garden equipped with sun loungers. If you prefer to stay a little closer to the action, the sister property, Belmond Splendido Mare, stands beside the renowned Piazzetta, close to the lively quay, and offers 16 chic rooms including 6 junior suites and suites all elegantly furnished with Italian charm. Many have a terrace with magical views of Portofino’s cove. The decor of the Ava Gardner Suite, a palatial residence spread across the entire top floor, is inspired by the star who vacationed at the hotel.
Dining: La Terrazza Restaurant at Belmond Hotel Splendido is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular dining venues in all of Italy. Seafood, pasta and regional specialties are cooked to perfection by Chef Corrado Corti and his team. Both outdoor and indoor seating is available. The outdoor open-air terrace boasts breathtaking views over Portofino Bay. The indoor dining area offers a more formal atmosphere with hand painted walls and hardwood floors throughout. The Poolside Restaurant is open from spring to autumn and is perfect for informal luncheons and drinks, offering buffet-style appetizers, brick oven pizza, pasta and a salad bar. Over at the Belmond Splendido Mare, take a seat at the Chuflay Restaurant which conjures up the glamour of decades past while dining on a selection of fresh fish and Ligurian specialties. Gaze out from this prime location as yachts cruise in, fishermen unload their catch and locals and visitors stroll by as gentle piano music fills the air each evening until midnight.
Pool & Gym: Swim and sunbathe beside the beautiful heated outdoor saltwater swimming pool, which is equipped with sun beds, sunshades, and towels. Gym and fitness facilities are also available at the Belmond Hotel Splendido.
Spa: Pamper yourself with spa treatments at the Wellness Centre. Choose between a wide range of massages, treatments and relaxing mind-body disciplines, including yoga and pilates. Our expert therapists use products from Aromatherapy Associates, Nature’s and Sothys. Relax in the elegant, indoor treatment rooms, or head outside and enjoy an open-air massage in a secluded corner of the hotel’s tropical garden. Imagine stretching out in the shade of a lemon tree in one of the most picturesque spa resorts in Italy. If you are one who looks for truly unique experiences, a romantic sunset cruise with champagne on the hotel’s private boat, a “Chris-Craft Corsair 36,” is a can’t miss.
Wifi: Complimentary wired / wireless internet throughout the property.
Location: Belmond Hotel Splendido is located amid verdant woodlands overlooking the Mediterranean and the bay of Portofino. The sister property, Belmond Splendido Mare, is situated in the heart of Portofino village. Portofino is located 35 km (22 miles) from Genoa International Airport (GOA), which is about a 45 minute drive. The hotel is 5 km (3 miles) from Santa Margherita Rail Station or 8 km (5 miles) from Rapallo Rail Station (about 10 – 15 minutes by taxi). A continuous complimentary shuttle service is available between Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare (or 10 minutes walking).