Splendido Mare, A Belmond Hotel, Portofino

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Set on the iconic Piazzetta in the heart of Portofino, Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel, began life as a charming guesthouse for fishermen and weary travellers. Today it has evolved to become a gathering place for stylish Italians and the international jet set. Its rich personality can be felt through winding corridors, multi-level spaces and hidden terraces. This intimate retreat captures the spirit of the harbour and reflects Portofino’s kaleidoscopic views.

Step inside and be enchanted. The decor embraces nautical heritage and artisanal detail. Murano glass lamps, understated fabrics by Loro Piana and Rubelli, and iconic vintage furniture by Gio Ponti and Paolo Buffa create a feeling of timeless sophistication with a hint of dolce vita.

Enjoying a privileged setting, the Mare offers an elegant yet casual base from which to explore the gems of Liguria. Hop aboard the traditional wooden “gozzo” to enjoy the slow pleasures of local life, or dive into the emerald waters of Paraggi, a secluded bay just a short drive away.

A courtesy shuttle invites you to explore the celebrated sister property, Hotel Splendido, a Belmond Hotel, set on the hillside overlooking the bay. Take full advantage of their wonderful facilities, from the acclaimed La Terrazza restaurant to the saltwater heated swimming pool. It’s an extraordinary way to see both sides of Portofino life.


The hotel's guests enjoy access to the facilities of both hotels, from the harbourside haven to the hilltop retreat. So, whether you’re staying at Splendido Mare or Splendido, Belmond's complimentary shuttle service is on hand to whisk you from one to the other.


Splendido Mare, a Belmond Hotel is nestled in the iconic Piazzetta in the heart of Portofino, Liguria region, Italy. 

Genoa Airport (GOA) is about 45 km away from the hotel.


DaV Mare - restaurant

Fresh flavours you know and love, elevated with an expert modern touch. Say ciao to DaV Mare, Splendido Mare's casual fine dining restaurant where the most beautiful is often the most uncomplicated.

With incomparable service, this harbourside eatery is where friends and family can gather and feel like they’re coming home.

Savour the bounty of Liguria at DaV Mare, a unique gastronomic collaboration between Executive Chef Roberto Villa and one of Italy’s most renowned culinary clans: the Cerea family. Sit back...

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Breakfast - restaurant

Wake up each morning to a delicious selection of à-la-carte dishes, served either in-room or on the restaurant terrace in the heart of the Piazzetta.

Breakfast options include a careful selection of high quality Ligurian specialities, such as home-made focaccia and frittata with local wild herbs. Opt for fresh daily pastries made in-house, perfect with Splendido Mare's home-made jam. Sip on refreshing seasonal juices and enjoy the hotel's own coffee blend for the perfect espresso.

Experiences - activities

THE JEWEL of the Italian Riviera, Portofino’s charm is in its intimacy. Its roots stretch back to the time of Pliny the Elder, who recorded that it was named Portus Delphini for the many dolphins which could be found there. Originally a fishing village, Portofino first attracted aristocratic patronage in the 19th century but has maintained its intimate, rustic feel to this day. One never forgets the sight of Portofino’s beautiful pastel-toned houses bordering the turquoise waters of the bay.

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Double Room

- King-size or twin beds
- Spacious bathroom
- Village views

Understated fabrics and iconic furniture create a feeling of timeless sophistication with a hint of dolce vita decadence in these enchanting rooms. They afford views of the vibrant houses of Portofino from the windows or balcony. Sink into comfortable king-size or twin beds and a bathroom with a separate shower. One room can be connected with a Junior Suite to create a lavish living space.

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Junior Suite

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- King-size or twin beds
- Cosy sitting area
- Village or sea views

Light, fresh and airy, most of the junior suites boast unparalleled views over the bustling harbour. Some feature a beautiful terrace on which to enjoy a morning coffee or a sunny spot to people-watch. Bathrooms have a separate tub and shower. Sleep soundly on a king-size or twin beds.

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- King-size or twin beds
- Stylish bathroom
- Balcony or terrace with harbour views

With spellbinding vistas overlooking the magnificent harbour and stretching towards Castello Brown, these delightful suites are a timeless homage to Portofino’s most authentic spirit. Each suite features a king or twin beds, a stylish bathroom with a shower and/or bathtub plus a fabulous balcony or terrace. Picture yourself sipping an aperitif with Portofino at your feet, just as Truman Capote might have done while writing his latest literary masterpiece.

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Ava Gardner Suite

- King-size bed
- Separate sitting room
- Expansive terrace with sea views

Stretching the entire length of Splendido Mare’s top floor, this magnificent suite boasts a terrace measuring 35 square metres. A huge potted lemon tree and luxuriant Mediterranean plants make it a stunning outside space for relaxing, dining or hosting your own soirée. Incomparable views of the harbour, promontory and Castello Brown are visible from the bedroom and sitting room. The bedroom enjoys natural light from two windows and can be configured with either a king size or twin beds. The sitting room features an almost wall- to-wall glass window that, when open, joins with the terrace to create an expansive, half-indoor, half-outdoor space. The main bathroom offers a bathtub and separate shower and complements a second, smaller bathroom.

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