About Hotel Splendido
Set on a verdant hillside overlooking the picture-perfect harbour of Portofino, with its luxury yachts bobbing at anchor, Hotel Splendido is one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats.
A stay here embraces all that is best about the Ligurian Riviera: warm days by the pool, celebrated cuisine and magical views of the turquoise Mediterranean.
The Hotel Splendido boasts 69 elegant rooms, including 39 suites and junior suites. Many rooms have private terraces looking out on an enchanting panorama. The décor is designed to capture and reflect the vivid, sundrenched colours of the surrounding natural vistas.
Enjoy the very best of fine Italian cuisine at Hotel Splendido’s La Terrazza Restaurant, where you can enjoy magnificent views of the bay, or dine indoors in elegant splendour.
For more relaxed, al fresco dining, opt for the Pool Restaurant, where the lunchtime salad buffet is legendary, or seek out the best vantage point from which to enjoy the jet-set bustle of Portofino harbour from the terrace of the Chuflay Restaurant at Splendido Mare.
Every aspect of their new, indoor Wellness Centre has been created with harmony in mind: treatments to refresh and soothe your body in a suite of elegant spaces that include a couples’ massage room. For the guests’ ultimate relaxation Sauna and Steam room are located admist the beautiful Mediterranean garden near the panoramic Pool.
Their expert staff is on hand to offer advice on the best treatments for your physical and facial needs, all of which use the peerless products of Aromatherapy Associates.
Portofino & Cinque Terre
Everyone should visit Portofino at least once in their lifetime. This small, traditional Ligurian fishing village, in which no new houses have been built since 1935, retains an unspoiled, old-world charm. Wiggly roads, pretty pink and yellow houses, a bustling harbour, all offset by scenery of staggering natural beauty, make it an irresistible retreat, and one that over the years has attracted writers such as Guy de Maupassant and Truman Capote, and the most glamorous Hollywood stars, including Liz Taylor, Richard Burton, Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable.
The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most precious treasures. Its five lands, or villages—Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore—are linked by a rugged, 18km coastal path that winds past steeply terraced olive groves and vineyards, white-sand beaches, colourful, higgledy-piggledy houses seemingly stacked on top of each other, and the most spectacular rocky seascapes imaginable.