Luxury hotel holiday Grand Hotel Miramare Santa Margherita

Grand Hotel Miramare in Santa Margherita is a 5-star built in Art Nouveau style, with distinctive blue-green shutters, in a park of palms and Mediterranean flowers overlooking the sea. There are 78 rooms and suites, some with balconies and many with sea view. Stucco work and wooden floors have been restored and together with pastel shades of furnishings, the tone is restrained and elegant. The seawater swimming pool is in the grounds and there is a public beach just below the hotel.
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 Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita

Grand Hotel Miramare is a traditional and charming 5-star hotel. Dining terraces boast enviable views of the Portofino Gulf and a luxurious wellness centre afford guests a truly tranquil and indulgent retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Santa Margherita Ligure

Annual opening 13 March to 31 December

Closest airport Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 50-minutes' drive from Genoa Airport

Hotel facilities and services

"Vistamare" Restaurant, 4 Bars including a Pool Bar, Beach (open from June to mid-September), Outdoor Unheated Sea Water Swimming Pool (open from the middle of April to middle of October), Lounge, Panoramic terrace, Mediterranean Garden, Park, eSPAce Wellness Centre with 4 Treatment Rooms, Sensory Showers, Nuvola Floating Bed, Fitness Machinery and Herbal Teas, Car Parking (30 euros per day), 24/7 Reception. There is 24-hour Room Service, Babysitting, Bicycle Rental, Boat Hire, Laundry Service and Cookery Classes offered at a charge. Guests have free access to the beach club including towels, sun loungers and a children's club. It should be notes that these facilities cannot be booked in advance.

Complimentary

WiFi, Daily Water and Soft Drinks in Minibar, access to Swimming Pool (open mid-April to mid-October) and Beach (open June to mid-September).

Land sports

Guests are welcome to use an 18 hole golf course and tennis courts around 15 minutes' drive away.

Out and about nearby

Historical Gardens of Abbazia della Cervara lies around 1.5km distance, an abbey which is around 1000 years old. The diving interest is a bronze statue which lies under the waters of San Fruttuoso. Portofino lies around 5km distance, Camogli is one of the best preserved ancient ports in Italy and lies 9km distance.

Sports nearby

Tennis, Horse-riding and Water sports.

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The hotel was excellent. Good service and a lovely pool in a good location.
Mr F, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior park view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390 low season

Holiday Code EXH445

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 Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita

The four star Grand Hotel Miramare is a traditional, 5-star hotel with a historical air of elegance and splendour. Opened in 1903, the hotel occupies a privileged beach-front position in Santa Margherita Ligure on the Portofino Gulf, the views across which are mirrored in the blue hue of the shutters that frame the hotel windows. The 78 rooms and suites maintain the original style of the hotel in every detail, from the wooden floors, to the chandeliers and wrought iron beds. High windows flood the rooms with light, and the balconies or terraces in most rooms allow guests to enjoy views of the sea or the hotel's lush gardens. From the plush velvet armchairs in the lounge to the marble topped tables, the communal areas are in-keeping with the hotel's age without compromising on comfort. Three indoor bars offer ideal meeting and relaxing spaces, and the piano bar, open during the winter months, adds an essence of exclusive luxury. The E'Spa'ce spa facilities add another element of indulgence, pampering guests in four treatments rooms and with a range of facilities, from floating beds to sensory showers. Culinary delights are found in the hotel's restaurant, where traditional Ligurian cuisine is given a contemporary twist; outdoor dining is set against the stunning backdrop of the sea. The outdoor swimming pool is accompanied by its own bar, sun loungers and umbrellas. A Mediterranean garden and parkland offers an escape from the everyday, while the public beach opposite the hotel is ideal for sailing and bathing. The beach club is complimentary for hotel guests, provides sun umbrellas, and has an excellent children's club that will entertain the youngsters while parents enjoy the beach. A short distance from Portofino, the Grand Hotel Miramare is closely located to local businesses offering sailing and sports equipment, and the best historical sites, shops, and restaurants of the Ligurian Riviera.

Room descriptions

Grand Hotel Miramare has 78 rooms and suites at the hotel with facilities including air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet access, safe, hairdryer, wifi and complimentary water and non-alcoholic drinks in minibar. Most double rooms and some suites may interconnect.

Single Sea Room with or without a balcony
Deluxe Queen Seaview
Deluxe Queen Seaview with a balcony
Superior Park Room a double room with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean park
Deluxe Room a double room with sea views
Deluxe Sea Room a double room with balcony and sea views
Junior Suite Cottage
Classic Suite Park with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean park, there is one suite in this category
Classic Suite Sea with panoramic balcony overlooking the sea
Deluxe Suite Marocni with a balcony and sea view
Deluxe Suite Sea View all but one of these suites are on the fifth floor and have a balcony. One suite is found on the first floor and has a balconly overlooking the Gulf of Tigullio.

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The hotel was excellent. Good service and a lovely pool in a good location.
Mr F, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior park view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390 low season

Holiday Code EXH445

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 Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Grand Hotel Miramare 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 resort and cots are complimentary. Children under 5 years stay free of charge on a bed and breakfast basis when sharing a room with their parents. Extra beds can be added for a supplement. Babysitting is available for a fee.

Other information: Small pets are welcome at the hotel but a supplement charge is applicable.

Special offers

Free nights offer March April 2020 Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 or 8 for the price of 6 in March and April 2020. Not combinable with other offers. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

Free nights offer autumn winter 2020 Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 or 8 for the price of 6 in October, November, December 2020. Not combinable with other offers. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

7 nights for the price of 6 offer 2020 Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 in 2020 (excluding June, July and August). Not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer 2020 Book a honeymoon stay in 2020 and receive a complimentary bottle of Spumante in room upon arrival.

The hotel was excellent. Good service and a lovely pool in a good location.
Mr F, June 2019

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Superior park view room for 7 nights

From about

£1,390 low season

Holiday Code EXH445

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 Grand Hotel Miramare, Santa Margherita

About Ligurian Riviera

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Italian Riviera incorporates the stretch of coast from the French border in the west to La Spezia in the east. This region has been long famed for its gloriously mild climate, its luxuriant vegetation of vines, olives, lemons, olives, cypress, pines, bougainvillaea and roses, and its colourful fishing villages of gaily-painted shuttered houses nestling on cliff-sides and in coves. To the west of Genoa the road along the coast forms a corniche with fishing villages, resorts and fruit orchards, this part of the coast being known as the ‘Riviera dei Fiori' as its mild climate encourages abundant flowers, notably roses and carnations. To the east of Genoa the coastline of the Ligurian Riviera is more rugged with promontories such as the Portofino peninsula, renowned for its graceful beauty, sheltered coves, wide bays and larger resorts. Inland, seemingly a world removed from the coast are greenish-grey rugged mountains and hill towns, ruined castles and fast flowing streams. There are abundant chestnut woods and remote valleys, caverns and grottoes and interesting little churches. The Ligurian Riviera is a delightful holiday region where the emphasis is on stylish and tasteful rest and relaxation.

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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