Splendido Hotel, Portofino

Splendido Hotel, Portofino
Splendido Hotel, Portofino
★★½   81 votes

The most glamorous hotel in Portofino and the most luxurious coastal resort in Italy, Splendido Hotel by Orient-Express sits atop a hillside overlooking the bay amidst lush subtropical gardens and offers peace, luxury and tranquility to guests with its 69 suites and bedrooms and an additional 16 suites and bedrooms at the Splendido Mare, the hotel’s “little sister,” which is situated beside the harbor.

Splendido Hotel also houses one of the finest gourmet restaurants in the city, La Terrazza restaurant, offering either indoors or al fresco dining out on the terrace. In the hotel also include a piano bar, a pool bar, and a buffet-style pool restaurant. A former medieval monastery that became the summer residence of Baron Baratta and later transformed into a hotel in 1901 by Ruggiero Valentini, Splendido Hotel has long been the hotel of choice of European aristocrats and international celebrities while vacationing in the chic Portofino.

While in Spelndido there are lots more to do other than fine dining, sipping wine and lounging at the nearby beach just outside town. There are various water sports and leisure activities to engage in, walks in the nearby Cinque Terre villages and Cliffside and trips to the nearby Genoa.

The hotel also features a wellness center and heated outdoor seawater pool. There is also a gym, tennis court, sauna, Turkish bath, signature boutique, and rooms for events and meetings. Guests can get a massage in the garden amidst the fragrant flowers. Speedboat excursions can be arranged with the concierge and a courtesy shuttle service between Hotel Splendido and Spendido Mare or the harbor is available.

The old world glamour has been well maintained in the hotel although it has been constantly updated with contemporary comforts and luxury. The yacht-filled bay, the glimmering Ligurian Sea, and the fragrant gardens make a stay in Hotel Splendido quite unforgettable.