Standing in a verdant garden overlooking a beautiful seascape, the Splendido combines elegance, comfort and charm with exemplary service and a truly Italian Riviera experience
Standing majestically on the steep, heavily wooded slopes overlooking the sea off Portofino, the Splendido seems completely at home in its surroundings. The beautiful craggy coastline is dotted with dramatic promontories and magical sheltered inlets with tiny islands scattered here and there; the verdant greenery everywhere is interspersed with splashes of vibrant colour and suffused with heavy tropical scents.
The Splendido is all about looking out on this magnificent view – from one’s room, private balcony or from the many terraces, bars and restaurants which are at one’s disposal. The tennis court and saltwater pool both command exceptional views too, through the trees to the sea. Portofino itself is only a ten minute walk down the hill and here one can find all the hustle and bustle of this vibrant and picturesque town.
The favourite port of call of the international yachting set, life in Portofino revolves around the central harbour and the restaurants and bars that surround it. One may wander down to take part in this cosmopolitan scene and enjoy a fabulous lunch, before climbing back up the hill or taking advantage of the complimentary shuttle service, thoughtfully laid on for those inclined more to relaxation. The hotel itself however may provide too many temptations to be distracted by life down below, with its fantastic pool and terraces, wonderful gardens, tennis, gymnasium and everywhere the supremely professional and extremely charming and friendly staff. The atmosphere is relaxed and yet ultimately hospitable everywhere, whether enjoying lunch on the terrace or fine dining in the restaurant the Splendido fulfills every expectation.