A Ligurian legend


Facilities & services

  • 70 rooms and suites
  • La Terrazza Restaurant
  • Piano cocktail bar
  • Pool bar and restaurant
  • Panoramic swimming pool
  • Wellness centre and gym
  • Children’s club
  • Shuttle service to Portofino and Belmond Splendido Mare


  • Boat excursions
  • Cycling
  • Helicopter flights
  • Fishing

Perched high above the sparkling bay, with wonderful views down on to the harbour below, Belmond Hotel Splendido has long been the glamorous heart of Portofino.

Once an Benedictine monastery that was ransacked by Saracen pirates frequently enough that the monks abandoned it in the 16th century, the building was renovated inn the 19th century by an Italian aristocrat and then transformed into a hotel in 1901. The Splendido – and Portofino – was discovered by American visitors in the 1950s and soon hosted stars and notaries from Winston Churchill and the Duke of Windsor to Clark Gable, Groucho March and Elizabeth Taylor.

The allure and thoroughly Italian charm of this golden age is retained, indeed celebrated today. 70 rooms and suites make the most of the Italian Riveria’s distinctive light, with spacious and airy ambiance, many with incredible views and private balconies.

The panoramic pool, Terrazza Restaurant and piano bar are as elegant as they ever were, perfect spots for socialising and people watching. The trip down to Portofino itself is a pleasant walk (or complimentary shuttle) away, where guests can enjoy the soaking up the bustling harbour’s energy at the hotel’s Chaflay Restaurant and Bar or head out to sea on boating excursions.

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