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Hotel Splendido

La Dolce Vita on the Italian Riviera

Steeped in history and glamour, live out a true cinematic escape in the hills overlooking Portofino

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor returned time and again to Belmond Hotel Splendido—and it’s easy to see why. A beautifully restored former 16th-century monastery, it is the epitome of Italian glamour. Dine deliciously on authentic Italian classics at La Terrazza. Unwind in the award-winning spa. Soak up the sun beside the shimmering pool. Every moment here will make you feel like a silver screen star.
For the first time in 20 years, Belmond Hotel Splendido will be open for the festive season. Join us for a taste of 'natale Italiano' from 18 December–7 January.  
Hotel Splendido is now closed. Please click the link below to find out why we are trusted for travel.

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Have yourself a Splendido Natale

Join us this winter for an authentically Italian festive season.

From wine tastings to charming outdoor activities and extra-special culinary feasts, there’s no better place to spend cherished time with your loved ones.

Winter in Portofino | Festive feasts | Book your stay


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Hotel Splendido

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A love letter to Italy

Italy is the old-world romance of ‘amore cortese’—sweet nothings whispered between lovers under starlit skies. It’s the enduring passion of local maestros and true crafts handed down through the ages. Italy is a land brimming with natural treasures, irresistible wilderness and breathtaking beauty.

Calling all hearts.
It’s time to fall in love with Italy all over again.

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A Ligurian Legend Reborn

Our coastal icon, Splendido Mare will be undergoing a loving redesign. Green-centred and gorgeously decadent, the hotel’s new look celebrates our stunning surrounds. Discover a calm oasis on the shores of the Ligurian Sea, designed with the environment at its heart. As our doors reopen in 2021, step into a timeless harbour-side hideaway that you’ll never want to leave.

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Our bright, airy rooms are flooded with light and perfectly capture the spirit of the Mediterranean.

Enjoy sun-splashed balconies, or wisteria-draped terraces. Glamorous parquet flooring, elegant Italian craftsmanship and spacious marble bathrooms add to the air of indulgence.


Double Rooms

Double Rooms

Our bright and inviting Double Rooms are ideal luxury retreats after a day exploring the Ligurian Riviera. Step inside and discover a haven of comfort.


Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Experience some of the finest accommodation Italy has to offer. Our Junior Suites are a tranquil retreat with views across the hotel’s lush tropical gardens and the glittering sea beyond. Relax and unwind in stylish surrounds or step out onto your balcony to indulge in sunny alfresco dining.




For a truly timeless stay in Italy, accommodation at Belmond Hotel Splendido is sure to make a lasting impression. Our Suites combine a generous living space with stunning views.


Speciality Suites

Speciality Suites

With sumptuous interiors and unique design touches throughout, these suites are an elegant home away from home.

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    Within Our Walls

    From the blooms in our courtyard to the enchanting views across the Ligurian Sea, every detail will take your breath away.

    Luca Chiesa, Head Concierge

    The winding streets of nearby Genoa are great for hunting out quirky workshops and boutiques.

    Spend languid days fishing in the turquoise waters or catching the breeze on a private cruise. Feeling energetic? Why not take off on foot, bike or kayak to explore every hidden corner of the Italian Riviera—you’ll be amazed at what you find.


    Wining and Dining

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    The Spa

    Sensory journeys inspired by nature

    Wellness Centre

    Holistic harmony

    Be drawn to our tranquil treatment rooms for a signature Portofino Dream ritual. Recline for a massage among wildflowers in the balmy open air. Whatever you choose, expect the very best in Italian indulgence.

    Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare

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    Belmond Hotel Splendido is now closed. Join us for the festive season from 18 December to 7 January. For the latest information, download our Health & Safety Directory. Find out why we are Trusted for Travel
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