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Belmond Hotel Splendido
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 July 2014

After staying last year at the Il San Pietro in Positano for the same price, I expected something else. That was the most magical hotel I had ever experienced and the room was outrageous. This room was so tiny and the balcony was minute. However, the harbor is quaint and lovely and the area itself is really nice. I cannot say I would go back to this hotel for these prices.
The piano bar is really the attraction where you feel like you went back to another time and place. I know they are renovating their rooms every year but right now its not worth what they are asking for the rooms. I also felt they were a bit snooty there.
Maybe too much hype going in.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

I read reviews of the hotel and most negative ones from people who just had lunch. I think you can"t appreciate this hotel only if you have lunch. The view s great but food and service are fine not to expect too much. The overall ambience is very nice if you stay at the hotel, evening meal with view, great pool area. Rooms? We had 2 rooms, one junior suite the other regular room, junior suite was very nice but overpriced, regular room was bad..., very small, dark and uncomfortable for the money we've paid. This is my second overpriced experience with Oriental Express. They have the best located properties and price them very high.

Room Tip: Stay only in rooms with sea view, avoid corner rooms.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

I love this fancy hotel. It's great all around. The food, drinks, lounges, pools, rooms, ext. are all great. I love the walk down into the town of Portofino and the harbor with all the boats. And did you know that there is a castle in the town. And we were lucky because we saw them make the Ferrari commercial drive by us and we saw the cars they used. I give this place a 5-Star Rating By Far!!!

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We have just arrived back from a 10 day holiday at The Splendido Hotel in Portofino. We had the most wonderful time at this hotel, we've travelled around the world, but this is the best place we've ever stayed in, the staff and service were first class, it is expensive, but you get what you pay for, well worth the money, so if you want superb service along with every luxury, book up now, you wont regret it.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in early July 2014 in a Garden View room. This largest Garden View room is actually comprised of two rooms - the bed area and a couple steps down into a living area. It's thoughtfully laid out and very comfortable and quiet at the end of a hallway.

The hotel setting is simply stunning. The terraces, the gardens, the pool, the history. We were well looked after from the moment we arrived. The staff is outstanding. Special mention to Antonio (who seems to be a symbol of the hotel, working as bartender, waiter and entertainer), a great pool team with Daniella and Corado, and the entire dinner staff at La Terrazza (so accommodating of personalizing dishes). Loved the amazing fresh seafood at the lunch buffet.

Also, recommend the hotel's sunset cruise with Roberto and team.

Room Tip: The largest Garden View room is on the first floor.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

a brilliant hotel in a magnificent setting. high on the hill overlooking Portofino. beautiful views. amazing pool area with views of the ocean. very helpful staff. the hotel has a restaurant down on the water and it is spectacular. five star all the way. this is truly one of the best hotels in the world.

Room Tip: ocean view is best
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

I go to this hotel every year. It is always fantastic. The hotel, the gorgeous flowers, the extremely competent staff. The food is wonderful. It's the best hotel in the world. But save your euros as it's very expensive.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: Salita Baratta 16, 16034 Portofino, Italy
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Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Portofino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Portofino
Price Range: £423 - £1,658 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond Hotel Splendido 5*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on a hillside over Portofino, Belmond Hotel Splendido is surrounded by fragrant pine trees and peaceful olive groves. Belmond Splendido Mare is a little bit closer to the action, being right on the world-famous Piazzetta. A continuous complementary shuttle service is offered between Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido Mare. Belmond Hotel Splendido - Set in four acres of romantic tropical gardens with superb palm trees, Belmond Hotel Splendido overlooks the bay of Portofino. It boasts 67 guest rooms including 1 single room, 23 double rooms, 31 junior suites and 12 suites. Most rooms have balcony or terrace offering views of the Bay of Portofino. Guests can relax by the heated salt-water pool or at the wellness centre, enjoy a game of tennis at the tennis court or explore the gulf with a private boat, while children have fun at the dedicated Kids’ Club. La Terrazza Restaurant serves delicious Ligurian specialties with a view over the Gulf of Portofino, while the Pool Restaurant is perfect for an informal buffet-style lunch, snacks or a pizza. The Cocktail & Piano Bar offers aperitifs, after-dinner cocktails and live piano music every evening. Belmond Splendido Mare - Belmond Splendido Mare has 16 rooms including 10 double rooms, 4 junior suites and 2 suites, all elegantly decorated and furnished. Most have balconies with superb views of the harbour and the village. Dining at the Chuflay Restaurant, bordering the Piazzetta, is a true Dolce Vita experience. Belmond Splendido Mare shares all the facilities with Belmond Hotel Splendido. ... more   less 
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Splendido Hotel Portofino
Splendido Resort Portofino
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