Set in a spectacular former monastery, The Belmond Hotel Splendido is a discreet yet glamorous retreat and its reputation precedes it: this grand old villa has long been the secret playground of choice for the rich and famous. Besides the location, we love it for its seclusion, food and impeccable service; La Terrazza, the outside restaurant is famous for its breathtaking views and beautiful Bellinis. The annual May blossoming of the bougainvillea drapes almost every surface of the hotel and it is a breathtaking sight.
Belmond Hotel Splendido is nestled in the wooden hills above the charming fishing village of Portofino, overlooking a charming bay of pastel buildings and elegant boats and only a short stroll from its restaurants, shops, and nightlife. With ravishing seascapes and stunning scenery, this impeccably discreet retreat oozes movie star charisma, and trust us, this place is the perfect antidote to the pace and modernity of Milan.
Belmond Hotel Splendido boasts 69 rooms, including 39 magnificent suites and junior suites. Many rooms have private terraces offering breathtaking vistas. All rooms and suites are individually decorated with beautiful antique furniture, and as for facilities, there is an open-air heated pool, a saltwater pool, a tennis court, spa, gym and superb restaurants.
Why we like it
Simply put… it is the epitome of Italian Riviera elegance.