Highlights

  • Stay right on the Italian Riviera
  • Indulge with poolside cocktails
  • Taste the Italian dolce vita with fine-dining restaurants
  • Luxuriate with a spa treatment

Really two luxury hotels rolled into one, the Belmond Hotel Splendido comprises a delightfully converted 16th-century monastery and a waterfront jewel nestled among Portofino’s pastel-coloured houses. Although you’ll choose between mountain seclusion and Italian-Riviera beauty, they both share a love of the Italian good life. That means indulgent dining, elegant rooms and spa relaxation. Simply can’t choose? Make use of the courtesy shuttle between the two.


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In more detail

Across both options, you can expect beautifully dressed rooms, where ornate Italian design and marble bathrooms come as standard. You will, however, have a full choice of views, ranging from the lush gardens to the glittering Mediterranean and the multicolour sprawl of Positano. Those with balconies make the most of it all, with the suites’ expansive terraces ideal for a nightcap or al-fresco breakfast. Many rooms even coming with delightful fresco paintings, created by local artists.

There’s also a full choice of amenities on offer. Book onto a treatment at the excellent spa, unwind on a sun bed in the terraced gardens or keep active with a session in the fitness centre, where glorious sea views are invited in by expansive windows. The hill-side tennis court is always a favourite, while little ones are kept entertained with cooking classes and scavenger hunts.

However, given your spectacular setting on the Italian Riviera, you’ll want to get out and explore. You’ll want to hit the waters with cruises, fishing trips and kayak paddles, but don’t miss out on nearby Cinque Terre – a World Heritage Site where gorgeous villages tumble into the sea. You’ll return to gourmet dining, with Italian classics presented across lofty terraces and opulent dining rooms. The cocktail bars are equally impressive.

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