Hotel Splendido

16 Viale Baratta, Main Hotel, Portofino, Italian Riviera, 16034, Italy
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Stunning View,great service

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by written on November 22, 2010

My wife had always wanted to go to Hotel Splendido, Portofino with its picture postcard views. We were lucky enough to spend three wonderful days at this grand lady of hotels. From the moment we entered our room & walked out onto its balcony we were just hypnotized by one of the best views you could possibly imagine.
The room was beautifully appointed, clean & a perfect retreat after wandering around the village all day. The bathroom was lovely, clean & everything you should need.
What ever you do, come down to eat your meals in the terrace restaurant as the ambiance is amazing & you never no who just might be sitting at the next table "we had Mr & Mrs Rod Stewart"
The food was just as you would expect, excellent especially the local seafood.
Don't wander of to bed without popping into the piano bar for a nightcap & joining in with the great singing & music trivia. Two nights running we were disappointed when last drinks were called after a fun night was had by all who wandered in.

Unique Quality: Picture postcard views, excellent food, wonderful musical entertainment, great pool & friendly, personalized service.

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Portofino's Best

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by written on November 6, 2006

The Splendido in Portofino is one of the finest hotels along the Italian Riviera. The rich and famous gather here, and if you have the right change in your pocked why not enjoy the culinary delights of the hotel. Stunning views accompany the five star luxury service, since the hotel is towering on a hill overlooking the Bay of Portofino.

Unique Quality: Even if you do not stay in the hotel go and sit on the outside verandah and enjoy good cuisine with fantastic views over the bay below! You can request a shuttle to fetch you in the Portofino town centre, departure point is in Portofino at the main square.

Directions: The hotel is located just south of the Portofino Bay

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When Money is No Object

by written on September 12, 2002

Originally a monastery, the four-story building was attacked with such frequency in the sixteenth century by Saracen pirates that the monks abandoned it to the sheep that roamed the coastal hills. In the nineteenth century, Baron Baratta revived the wreck, converting it into a family summer house. It had been built on an east-west axis, following the contour of the hill, so that as well as having views of the sea from all its principal windows, it also had the sun all day.
The Duke of Windsor was the first person to sign the visitors' book at the Hotel Splendido in Portofino. His name is scrawled next to that of Wallis, his wife.
In 1952 they were the first in a long list of illustrious visitors who came to cushion themselves against the uncomfortable realities of life.

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Clark Gable, Ava Gardner, Catherine Deneuve, Liza Minelli and Rex Harrison all stayed at the Splendido. In the Fifties and the Sixties, Harrison, who had a villa on the slopes above the Splendido, transferred la Dolce Vita from Rome to Portofino, where he played it out on the hotel's celebrated terrace, at his villa and in the bars and restaurants of the little port.

Unique Quality: Today the Splendido still has a patrician air. It is not a grand hotel in the conventional sense, it has none of the sumptuous fantasy of the Ritz and it doesn't pretend to be a setting for elaborate social rituals. Instead it is quietly democratic. The principal reception rooms are furnished with old looking glasses, gilt console tables and Persian rug, the dining room serves food based on local, even peasant, tradition - fresh fish, home made pasta and lots of local aromatic herbs.

Directions: Set on a hillside in four acres of romantic tropical gardens with superb palm trees, the Hotel Splendido overlooks the bay of Portofino.

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Address: 16 Viale Baratta, Main Hotel, Portofino, Italian Riviera, 16034, Italy

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Amenities at Hotel Splendido

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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