Luxury hotel holiday Belmond Hotel Splendido Portofino

The Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino is an iconic 5-star luxury hotel overlooking the sea and colourful fishing-village. It has 70 supremely comfortable rooms and suites, with the Ava Gardner suite having the largest terrace at the hotel, complete with potted lemon tree, with there being an additional 16 rooms and suites at the Splendido Mare building on the port. The dining experience is top quality yet relaxed, with local produce showcased and dining alfresco for example on the vine-covered balcony of La Terrazza.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Genoa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare are boutique 5-star properties in a beautiful coastal location. Delicious cuisine and excellent spa facilities offered in a stunning location make this hotel a relaxing and restorative retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Portofino

Annual opening 9 April to 1 November

Closest airport Genoa or Milan

Distance from airport The hotel is about 1-hour's drive east of Genoa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

Facilities at the Belmond Hotel Splendido and the Belmond Splendido Mare, Portofino include: Heated Open-air Swimming Pool (usually in operation from April to October), Tennis Court, Bar, Motor Boat for Hire, Health and Well-Being Centre (with Sauna, Turkish Bath, Massage, Beauty Treatments and a Hairdresser), 2 Restaurants, Gymnasium (personal training available), Solarium, Boutique, Car Park or Private Garage (payable locally), Kids' Activity Programme during the Summer months, Shuttle service between the two hotels, Room Service.

Chargeable watersports

Boat Trips, Scuba Diving Excursions, Fishing Trips, Kayaking.

Out and about nearby

Ligurian Riviera - numerous fishing villages, ports and beaches, Cinque Terre, Markets in Portofino and Santa Margherita.

Sports nearby

Beaches, Riding (Rapallo), Golf at Rapallo, Walking, Water Sports, Sailing.

Special offers for this holiday>

The hotel was above and beyond expectations. We received an upgrade to a Junior Suite, which was beautiful.
Mr and Mrs R, September 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view for 5 nights

From about

£1,950

Holiday Code IE35

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Room descriptions

Belmond Hotel Splendido has 70 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, telephone, safe and mini-bar.

Single Room (on request)
Double or Twin Room with Garden View
Double or Twin Room with Sea View
Double or Twin Room with Sea View and Balcony
Superior Junior Suite
Deluxe Junior Suite
Executive Junior Suite
Deluxe Suite (on request)
Exclusive Suite (on request)
Presidential Suite (on request)
Dolce Vita Suite (on request)
Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare offers 16 rooms with bath and wc, air-conditioning, satellite television, radio, telephone, safe and mini-bar. Please note all following rooms and suites are on request only.
Double Room for single use
Double or Twin Room with Village View
Double or Twin Room with Sea View
Junior Suite with Sea View
Junior Suite with Sea View with Balcony
Suite
Ava Gardner Suite

Special offers for this holiday>

The hotel was above and beyond expectations. We received an upgrade to a Junior Suite, which was beautiful.
Mr and Mrs R, September 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view for 5 nights

From about

£1,950

Holiday Code IE35

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Belmond Hotel Splendido in Liguria, our clients usually fly to Genoa airport. From the airport, we recommend a private car transfer which we would include in our holiday price, or we recommend that you use a hire-car for the duration of your holiday, especially if you want to tour the region. We will arrange this for you if required. If touring Italy by train, you would arrive at Santa Margherita railway station, and from here we would arrange a private transfer or a hire-car.

Additional information

Children: Children are welcome at the hotel with under 12 years staying free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing with 2 adults.

Other information: Overlooking the sea in Portofino, about five minutes' drive from the resort of Santa Margherita.

Special offers

4 nights for the price of 3 offer 2020 Book a stay of 4 nights and pay the price of 3 nights for stays from 9 April to 7 May 2020 and 27 September to 31 October 2020. This offer is not cumulative and not combinable with other offers.

The hotel was above and beyond expectations. We received an upgrade to a Junior Suite, which was beautiful.
Mr and Mrs R, September 2016

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Double room with garden view for 5 nights

From about

£1,950

Holiday Code IE35

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Belmond Hotel Splendido, Portofino

Highlights of the Ligurian Riviera

There are numerous places of interest on and around the Ligurian Riviera. Visit the resort of Nervi with the collection of clocks, fabrics, furniture and lace in the Villa Luxoro and its Galleria d'Arte Moderna. Genoa, a busy port and bustling city, also has fine palaces such as the Palazzo Reale and the Palazzo Bianco and the fascinating Steglieno Cemetery, full of elaborate tombs. The wild beauty of the Cinqueterre should be seen from the ancient footpath, the Sentiere Azzurro, which links the coastal villages. The Abbbazia di San Fruttuoso on the Portofino Peninsula can be reached by boat or on foot. In Camogli sea shells adorn the house walls and the castle contains a display of sea creatures. Flower market in Sanremo early mornings. Giardino Hanbury near Ventimiglia. Diano Marino known for its olives and sandy beaches. Visit Andora Castello, inland from Alassio, known as the finest mediaeval building on the western Riviera.

Cultural highlights of the Ligurian Riviera

The 12th Century Church of San Matteo in Genoa, with its striped black and white Gothic facade. The 16th Century Via Garibaldi in Genoa, designed by Cantone. The `Adoration of the Magi` by Joos van Cleve in the Church of San Donato in Genoa. Crucifixion by Van Dyck in the Church of San Michele di Pagana between Santa Margherita and Rapallo.

Festivals in the Ligurian Riviera

Festivals include the Blessing of the Fish in Camogli in May and the Stella Maris procession of boats to the Punta della Chiappa in August. Procession at Montallegro, above Rapallo, is held at the beginning of July. La Spezia holds a `Festa del Mare` on first Sunday in August.  

Gastronomy in the Ligurian Riviera

Local cuisine is influenced by the sea in particular and the mountains to the north. Local specialities include dishes made with pesto for example Trenette al Pesto and Farinata which is a flat bread of chickpea flour and oil, thin like a pancake and eaten as a snack. Pansoti with walnut sauce is a Ligurian speciality of spinach and egg filled pasta with a sauce of nuts, garlic, herbs, ricotta and olive oil.

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