Splendido is one of the most enchanting hotels in Portofino. Gaze across the rugged coastline, enjoying prime position above the bay. Delve into the spirit of irresistible glamour at the finest of all Italy resorts as you embrace all that’s best about the Ligurian Riviera.
Experience Italian dining at its best. Start the day with an invigorating motorboat ride or a soak in the saltwater swimming pool. End it with a candlelit dinner and a starlight stroll through the lush flower gardens.
From our prime location in the protected park of Portofino, the views of Tigullio and beyond embrace you. Suspended in time among historic architecture, admire the sea views and verdant countryside that stretch out across terraces, balconies and patios, offering a contemplative haven of privacy.
In our storied past, luminaries called this place home: the likes of Winston Churchill, Maria Callas, Grace Kelly, Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney stayed and embraced its magic. Today, our guests continue this legacy of culture.
Royals, Hollywood celebrities and discerning individuals from around the world choose to spend special occasions with us at Splendido. In both past, present and future, this is a place to celebrate and share in delight.
Splendido is inseparable from Portofino, and, in being so, is an emblem of the enduring allure of this captivating seaside town. At our home in the hills, our historic connection to culture is palpable. The style of the tastemakers and icons who have through our hallways and enjoyed memorable meals on the iconic terrace lives on.
The secluded Bagni Fiore beach is nestled into the Bay of Paraggi. Soak up the sun, take a refreshing dip in the emerald waters and make the most of this exclusive spot. This summer, discover a pop-up spa cabin and concept store in collaboration with Dior on the shores of this iconic beach.
ROOMS & SUITES
Our rooms and suites feature charming frescoes and artistic flourishes. Mid-century craftsmanship evokes the indulgence of the Italian Riviera. Light pastels and velvet fabrics radiate a distinctly modern allure. Enjoy the understated elegance of the hotel’s spacious rooms, or lose yourself in the heavenly grandeur of the Dolce Vita Suite.
With sumptuous interiors and unique design touches, these suites are an elegant home away from home. From terrazzo floor details to mosaic ornaments and midollino —the local rattan weave— interior designer Martin Brudnizki toys with regional crafts, instilling a new atmosphere of glamour throughout our gem in Portofino.
Alike the layered drawing room of a well-travelled Italian aristocrat, La Baronessa is brought to life through a curation of curios, antiques and objects. Our signature suite features a private-entrance garden with direct access to the hotel’s panoramic pool and a vast terrace with astonishing views of the Gulf of Portofino.
Enchanting Ligurian details and botanical prints generously adorn the interiors of the Portofino Suite, our new jewel renovated by Martin Brudnizki. With a lavish living room and two private balconies overlooking the Gulf of Portofino, our suite offers space to savour Italian fine dining with your travel companions.
An ode to Portofino, the interior of our new Prestige Suite splendidly reflects the natural surroundings of Liguria with Midollino weave details, Albisola ceramics and a studied hand-painted colour palette. In the morning, head to the spacious private terrace for a scrumptious breakfast and a sweeping view of Portofino.
Ligurian details, Italian artworks and Albisola ceramics adorn our Premium Room, whose spacious terrace overlooks the Gulf of Portofino. Embellished with Midollino weave rattan furniture, this haven of comfort is an excellent place to appreciate private dining at dusk in delightful company.
Showcasing fine regional wines and delicious local produce, we boast some of Portofino’s best-known venues. Dine alfresco on local delights, like deep-fried scampi and black olive dumplings, on the wisteria-covered balcony of La Terrazza. Or breeze by one of our glitzy bars for an ambient cocktail with friends.
From our stylish pool grill to our elegant late-night bar and private dining spots, at Splendido, culinary excellence is in our DNA. Visit one of the most spectacular restaurants in Italy: La Terrazza, our glamorous, tranquil space to celebrate and savour moments of culinary connection.
Drink in the cinematic surroundings and anticipate a meal characterized by conviviality. In the soft and alluring Ligurian light, admire the elegant furnishings and flickering candlelight as you gather with loved ones for a moment of gastronomic innovation.
Our cuisine is local and seasonal, where authentic flavours are reimagined into chic, contemporary dishes. From classic Ligurian seafood to chef Corrado Corti’s signature dishes, luxuriate in the romantic surroundings and raise toasts with regional wines as the sun sets over the Portofino harbour.
Work up an appetite with a refreshing dip in our pool before sitting down to an incredible buffet selection of tempting plates and snacks. For a classic Mediterranean treat, try a crispy pizza made-to-order before your eyes—washed down with a cool glass of Italian wine.
LA TERRAZZA BAR
Hand-painted watercolour murals of Italian flora are set off by a stylish black and white marbled floor in the cocktail bar—the perfect backdrop to a convivial evening with friends. Stop by for an energising morning espresso or be drawn by the rich tones of live piano for a cosy nightcap. There’s something to tempt you at any hour.
Head to our verdant gardens and anticipate a romantic meal with a view. We’ll set up a table for two in a secluded corner with gorgeous decorations and candlelight. Be mesmerised by the spellbinding views of the Gulf of Portofino as you indulge in sensational Ligurian cuisine.
Our chef can devise a menu of your favourite dishes, or surprise you with his signature masterpieces. Raise a sparkling toast to your partner and loved ones as the serene Mediterranean Sea shimmers at your feet.
PICNIC THE PORTOFINO WAY
Unpack a basket of heavenly treats made by our masterful chefs and savour a feast under the sun. Whether you find a quiet place in our gardens, take to the waves with family and friends or spend a day at La Portofinese Eco-Farm, our gourmet picnic baskets are an exquisite accompaniment. Tuck in to a selection of sweet and savoury bites paired with wine or Veuve Clicquot champagne.
Expert practitioners, treatments rich in essential oils and an ambience of perfect harmony—this Portofino spa is Italian indulgence at its most sophisticated. Soothe mind, body and soul with a botanical massage or polish up with a manicure.
Inspired by the foliage that surrounds our Portofino hillside, Jardin des Rêves Dior – meaning ‘garden of dreams’ – is elegantly decorated with the iconic maison’s Toile de Jouy pattern, re-imagined in vibrant leaf-green.
With a full treatment menu that draws on the skills and expertise of Dior skincare, anticipate total radiance while relaxing under the Italian sun. Then head to the crystal shores of Bagni Fiore beach club, where Dior have transformed our decks with a spa pop-up and a one-of-a kind concept store housing special edition fragrances and more.
LE GRAND SOIN DIOR BRONZE
Allow tranquility to take over with this unique treatment that prepares the face and body for sun exposure. This soothing treatment begins with a deep back massage to release tension.
Then, anticipate a make-up removal and modeling massage that redefines the contours of the face and smooths the décolleté. Only the finest ingredients are used throughout, with Dior Bronze care products that protect and repair your skin from the effects of the balmy Italian sun.
Embark on a sensorial journey through the Mediterranean. Your ritual begins with a calming blue camomile footbath followed by a full-body exfoliation with sea salt and essential oils.
Enjoy an almond and ylang-ylang body massage and a facial massage with basil, sage and camomile oil. With skin glowing and regenerated, sit back and relax over almond tea and basil biscuits.
With its picturesque coastal setting and reputation for culinary excellence, Splendido is the perfect stage for showstopping events. Whether you’re looking to organise an intimate wedding and a stylish cocktail reception, or a grand, luxurious banquet, our skilled events planners have you covered.
Our extraordinary location also means we’re perfectly placed for a range of thrilling group activities—guaranteed to impress clients and employees.
WEDDINGS IN PORTOFINO
Wondering where to host your Portofino wedding? Nestled in the idyllic Italian countryside with the shimmering Mediterranean beyond, this little corner of paradise couldn’t be more romantic.
Authentic cuisine and warm-hearted service combine for an Italian Riviera wedding no one will forget. Choose from a traditional ceremony with all the trimmings, a party aboard your own private boat or a quiet garden ceremony—or go all out and hire the whole hotel.
Looking to steal away for an intimate boutique wedding? We have just the place. Choose one of our tailored packages, suitable for just the two of you or a small group. Relax as every little detail is taken care of.
We’ll arrange for a celebrant for symbolic ceremonies and vow renewals, along with photography, music and more. Your dream day ends with a romantic dinner served by your personal butler and a view of Portofino Bay.
HONEYMOONS IN PORTOFINO
Every twist and turn between Portofino’s pastel-coloured buildings brings memories to cherish. Stroll the side streets before dropping down to the harbour for a coffee overlooking clusters of pretty boats.
Share an indulgent treatment in the Wellness Centre before an unforgettable dinner in one of our celebrated Italian restaurants. End the day with a nightcap beneath the stars before retreating to your private suite.
With its timeless glamour, exquisite Italian cuisine and expert team of event planners, Splendido is a dreamlike party venue for your special occasion.
Our enchanting Pool Grill Restaurant accommodates up to 60 guests in style, spoiling them with a tailor-made menu of regional treats. For more intimate parties reserve a special table at La Terrazza, decorated with a romantic arrangement of local flowers.
Pull out all the stops with a hotel takeover and host the event of a lifetime. Raise a toast in traditional gardens trailed with vines and vibrant wildflowers. Indulge in tailor-made menus of fresh seafood and other locally sourced treats. However you choose to celebrate, relax with your guests while we take care of every last detail.
Are you looking for an idyllic setting for your team trip? With a breathtaking location, lush Italian garden and a wide selection of activities available, Splendido could be just the place. Our choice of incentive options ranges from culinary and cultural experiences to sporting adventures, such as kayaking along the Italian Riviera.
Entertain your guests or impress your team with a range of exciting incentive activities. Embark on a team-building kayak trip in the Gulf of Tigullio, or savour local delicacies at the top of a lighthouse overlooking the Ligurian Sea.
For authentic foodie indulgence, a pesto and focaccia tasting with our talented Chef Roberto Villa is sure to hit the spot. Looking for culture? A visit to the UNESCO-protected area of Genoa is highly recommended.
PERFECT PORTOFINO PURSUITS
A stay at Splendido offers up the best of the Ligurian Riviera. Enjoy lazy days by the pool, celebrated cuisine and enchanting views of the turquoise Mediterranean. What’s more, every twist and turn of Portofino offers up opportunities for adventure, from aquatic thrills to historical exploration.
VISIT LA PORTOFINESE ECO-FARM
Venture high onto the protected Mount of Portofino, just a short drive away with private transfer, to visit the verdant grounds of a self-sufficient eco-farm. Discover tranquil olive groves, beehives and flourishing vineyards jutting towards the scenic Cala degli Inglesi.
After exploring, enjoy a tasty picnic in a panoramic spot and feast on homemade focaccia, local Parma ham, salami, fresh fruits, farm-to-table vegetable pies, the farm’s own honey and cheese, craft beer and white wine. Or taste these delicacies at a table prepared especially for you among the only vineyards with charming sea views in the area.
A HISTORY OF MERCHANTS AND POETS
In 1576, the Senate of the Republic of Genoa created a public roll of all the noble palaces in the city. Owners of these palaces were granted the honor of welcoming visiting diplomats, dignitaries and aristocrats to their homes.
This unique model of hospitality was celebrated throughout Europe and is now available for our guests to sample. Explore two of Genoa’s ‘rolli’ and admire their breathtaking 16th-century architecture and interiors. Uncover the city’s mercantile roots at the stunning Lomellino and Palazzo Negrone.
SUNSET CRUISE & ROMANTIC DINNER
Hop aboard the hotel’s private boat and head to beautiful San Fruttuoso Bay, only accessible by sea or footpath. A secluded table for two awaits by the bay. Raise a toast with your loved one while dishes brimming with local specialities are served up under starry skies.
Our Cinque Terre tours uncover the best of this famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Italy’s most precious treasures. Five picturesque villages—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore—are linked by a coastal path that winds through vineyards, sandy beaches and mesmerising rocky seascapes.
Explore the wonders of the Riviera aboard a kayak with our suggested itineraries. Journey to Portofino’s lighthouse by night; paddle to Olivetta, walking to the lighthouse for an aperitif; or kayak along the coast and discover an authentic 18th-century Ligurian mill, where you can relax with a sumptuous lunch.
WINE TASTING WITH A VIEW
Bike along the beautiful Portofino coast and uncover the legends of this breathtaking region. Arrive at the vineyard of La Portofinese. No ordinary venue, this is the only vineyard in Portofino where you can gaze over the glittering Ligurian Sea as you sip a locally produced wine.
Join us in the harbour for a scenic stroll. Climb up a series of steps to the Church of San Giorgio and gaze across the stunning Parco Regionale di Portofino, a protected region stretching from Camogli to Rapallo. Savour the scenery, then continue on to the grand and imposing Castello Brown. It was once home to British Consul, Montague Yeats Brown.