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Relaxed sophistication in Portofino harbour

Following a complete redesign, our doors are open unveiling a new standard for Italian glamour

Once a humble retreat for fishermen, today our guesthouse basks in nautical spirit. Join us for the freshest seafood, the finest wines and starlit cocktails. For aquatic adventures and beachside lounging. For cobblestone strolls and cinematic escapades. A charming gem on the Italian Riviera, this is Portofino living at its chic and breezy best.

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A Ligurian Legend

A Ligurian Legend

Our roots are tied to the coast. We were the first hotel in Portofino to offer refuge to intrepid fishermen. Today Splendido Mare is being lovingly redesigned as a glamorous retreat that honours its nautical past.

Unique artwork and rich Ligurian colours frame the dazzling blue sea. Each of our individually designed suites offers a unique personality and style. Our corridors are a register of the many colourful characters who have occupied this space over the past century.

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    LET’S SAIL WITH AN OCEAN GURU

    Curiosity Circle
    18-20 June 2021

    Splendido Mare has long been a sanctuary for seafarers. Take to the waves with a sailing legend and find out why there’s nothing sweeter than our harbourside haven.

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    Wake up chic

    Wake up chic

    As you step through our corridors towards your private room or suite, anticipation builds with each moment. You’ll spot signs of what’s to come in the whimsical architecture and glittering views.

    Each of our beautifully reimagined rooms offers a window into the soul of Portofino, with uniquely curated details. The interiors exude the spirit of the piazzetta with amber, terracotta and sea green hues, playful nautical textures and mid-century modern touches. We guarantee you’ll never want to leave.

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    Double Rooms

    Double Rooms

    If you’re wondering where to stay in Portofino, our decadent Double Rooms are your front row seat to the theatre of village life. Pad barefoot across the silky wooden floor and soak-up the magnificent scenes beyond your window. Each indulgent space makes a stylish and comfortable base for your stay.

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    Junior Suites

    Junior Suites

    Enter into a timeless world of your own with artisanal curios, locally crafted. Step out onto your private balcony or terrace and soak-up the vibrant spirit of the piazzetta. From the lulling harbour to the Ligurian sea, our Junior Suites include a choice of beautiful views.

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    Suites

    Suites

    Our stylish Suites are a timeless homage to Portofino’s most glamorous spirits. The interiors boast exceptional craftsmanship with a nod to our nautical heritage, while Gio Ponti furnishings and Loro Piana fabrics add to the sense of lavish allure. Step out onto your private balcony or terrace and soak-up the views across the harbour and Castello Brown.

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    Ava Gardner Suite

    Ava Gardner Suite

    The grand Ava Gardner Suite is the height of indulgence in the Italian Riviera. This magnificent suite unfolds across the entire top floor of the hotel. Step outside onto the hotel’s largest terrace to savour the incomparable views or host an exclusive party. Enter into the glittering spirit of old Hollywood and embark on a timeless escape at one of the most iconic boutique hotels in Portofino, Italy.

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      Making Of The Mare

      Discover how we've transformed Splendido Mare into a charming guesthouse

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      DAV MARE

      Savour the bounty of Liguria at DaV Mare, a unique gastronomic collaboration between Executive Chef Roberto Villa and one of Italy’s most renowned culinary clans: the Cerea family.

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      PORTOFINO HISTORY

      Our enviable harbourside spot has been a haven for the international jet-set for decades. Discovery the starry history of Portofino, as told by Splendido Mare’s Hotel Manager, Michela Nicosia.

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      ARTWORK

      The artwork at the Mare captures the elegance of the 1950s and 1960s, and the tranquil coastal surroundings. Over 75% of new artwork is by Italian artists, ranging from painting to photography, textiles and sculpture.

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      UNIFORMS

      Arthur Arbesser, winner of the Vogue Talent Award, drew inspiration from harbour life with his uniform designs. The outfits reflect Portofino's elegant style, with relaxed and sophisticated silhouettes.

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      STUDIO FESTEN

      The spirit of Portofino is alive in our complete re-design. Hugo and Charlotte, from Studio Festen, harnessed the legacy of the area itself in their thoughtful approach.

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      Michela Nicosia, Hotel Manager

      Our philosophy was to create the perfect summer haven by the sea. A place to really enjoy the Piazzetta lifestyle.

      Our fresh new look is a love letter to Liguria. Natural wood, rope and brass speak to the area’s nautical history. Heritage Italian colours frame the sea views. Crisp black lines, traditional archways and terracotta flooring evoke the movement of the sea. Bespoke hand-crafted pieces by local artisans are layered with Loro Piana fabrics and design pieces from Gio Ponti creating a bright, calm hideaway.

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