This union of two exquisite hotels ensures boutique pampering par excellence.
In the postcard perfect Portofino harbor, Belmond pairs two beautiful boutique hotels to offer a taste of the good life steeped in Italian culture. A former Benedictine monastery, the 67-room Belmond Hotel Splendido perches directly on the harbor itself, while the 16-room Belmond Splendido Mare sits beside the vibrant Piazzetta, with a shuttle running regularly between the two locations.
Guest rooms and suites at both properties skillfully unite fresh, country-chic and modern provincial décor with pampering extras like CD systems and wide-screen TVs with cable. The Ava Gardner Suite inhabits the entire top floor of Belmond Splendido Mare and boasts a terrace with gorgeous harbor views. La Terrazza at Belmond Hotel Splendido takes advantage of this same view, using it as a backdrop for meals focused on seafood, pasta and regional dishes. There is also an excellent dining venue at Belmond Splendido Mare; Chuflay Restaurant looks onto the Piazzetta and has hosted its fair share of celebrity guests, including Ron Howard and Rod Stewart.
Belmond caters to younger guests with a slate of kid-friendly programming, family activities and events. At the same time it gives grownups plenty of opportunity to unwind with decadent massages, facials and holistic body treatments at the on-site Wellness Centre. Luxury motor yacht cruises, nature walks, bicycle excursions and tours of the secrets shops of Genoa are just a few of the ways to discover the area.