Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare This is a world of elegance and refinement where hospitality, privacy and service are second to none. A unique dimension, that of Portofino. The ineffable charm of a Riviera with a sparkling yet reserved personality. Standing amid verdant woodlands overlooking a ravishing seascape, the Hotel Splendido is a unique blend of beauty and comfort. A retreat suspended above the sea, with 64 rooms and suites. For guests who prefer to stay a little closer to the action, Splendido Mare stands right on the renowned Piazzetta, in the vibrant heart of Portofino. With 16 rooms and suites, it shares most facilities with Hotel Splendido.
Let me take a moment to introduce you to the people that make the Hotel Splendido so special and who continue in a tradition of gracious and relaxed hospitality that has been consistent for over a century. Most of the professionals who serve you at the Hotel Splendido have been doing so for many years, creating continuity and attention to detail that is second to none. We all look forward to warmly welcoming you to beautiful Portofino and the Hotel Splendido very soon! Mr Maurizio Saccani, Vice President Italy Ermes De Megni, Hotel Managerr Michela Nicosia, Assistant Manager & Director of Reservationss Luca Chiesa, Head Concierge Angelica Aliberti, Public Relations Manager Carlo Lazzeri, Food & Beverage Manager Fabrizio Zarattini, Restaurant Manager Hotel Splendido Corrado Corti, Chef de Cuisine at Hotel Splendido Antonio Beccalli, Barman Hotel Splendido Santo Aiosa, Restaurant Manager Chuflay
Hotel Splendido 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 19th century, Baron Baratta revived the wrek, converting it into a family summer house, then transformed in 1901 by Mr Ruggero Valentini, the pioneer of tourism in Portofino, into the Grand Hotel Splendid. Since the beginning the hotel has played host to the most famous and noble families in Europe and the cream of the international jet-set, with the first person to sign the visitors’ book being the Duke of Windsor. In 1985 Orient-Express Hotels bought the hotel and started a pluriennal project of renovation. All rooms and suites have since been completely redecorated and refurbished, the Beauty and Wellness Centre was added and the restaurant and bar repositioned on the border of the terrace.
Splendido Mare The building that today hosts the Splendido Mare was built together with the rest of the village by the indigenous people of the Ligurians, before Roman times. In fact, Portofino was already a fishing village when the roman historian, Plinius, visited the cluster of houses called “Portus Delphini”. He probably named it this way for the dolphin-shape of the peninsula, or the fact that the surrounding sea is frequented by dolphins. The building was the first and only “osteria” in Portofino in the first years of 1900, where visitors could find delicious sea food and a clean bed. In 1997 Orient-Express Hotels acquired the property and started a massive restructuring and renovation project, completing the 16 rooms and suites hotel with incredible views on the Piazzetta and the waterfront and the roofs of Portofino. The hotel was completed with the Chuflay Bar and Restaurant, where you can still find delicious sea food under a starry night.
Courtesy Shuttle Bus A regular scheduled shuttle service is available between Hotel Splendido and Splendido Mare, unless you wish to take a leisurely ten-minute walk. The shuttle bus comfortably accommodates 7 guests and operates as follows: Shuttle service from Hotel Splendido: From 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to midnight, every 15 minutes (at 00, 15, 30 and 45 minutes past each hour). From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, every 20 minutes (at 00, 20 and 40 minutes past each hour). Shuttle service from Portofino: From 9:05 am to 1:05 pm and from 4:05 pm to 00:05 am, every 15 minutes (at 5, 20, 35 and 50 minutes past each hour). From 1:05 pm to 4:05 pm, every 20 minutes (at 5, 25 and 45 minutes past each hour). Please note that a more limited service operates in early Spring and late Autumn. Airport Transfers Genoa International Airport (GOA) is 37 kilometres (45 minutes) from Hotel Splendido and provides a wide range of international connections. Private Jet Charter We are pleased to arrange private jet charters within Europe from flight only price with a 2 night stop in Genoa from £2,862 per person (based on 8 travelling in a Hawker Jet) to £3,180 per person (based on 5 travelling in a Citation Aircraft). Flight only price with 3 night stop in Genoa from £2,937 per person (based on 8 travelling in a Hawker Jet) to £3,320 per person (based on 5 travelling in a Citation Aircraft). Prices are for guidance only and depend upon your preferred airport of departure/arrival and seasonality. Railway Station From Milan, Florence and Rome, you can arrive at Rapallo (8 kms) or Santa Margherita (5 kms) railway stations and then by taxi to the Hotel. Limousine Transfers The Hotel is pleased to arrange a private car and English speaking driver to meet you, or return you to either airport or railway station. To request this service, please email the hotel for prices and details. Arriving by car Motorway A12, exit Rapallo, then take the road to Santa Margherita and Portofino (20 minute drive). Private parking and garage are available to hotel guests. Advanced reservation of a parking space is requested. Parking is also available in the main piazza.
Hotel Splendido Rooms & Suites The Hotel Splendido boasts 64 rooms, including 35 Suites and Junior Suites, all splendidly furnished. Many rooms have private terraces looking onto an enchanting panorama. Splendido Mare Rooms & Suites Set in the heart of Portofino overlooking the Piazzetta and the small harbour, Splendido Mare boasts 16 Rooms and Suites, most with a balcony or terrace.
Double Rooms Tastefully designed in sober pastel colours and delicately decorated, these rooms overlook the gardens or the sea Suites Cosset yourself in our luxurious suites. Immaculately decorated, all of our large and beautifully appointed suites offer every comfort and dramatic views of the Portofino gulf. Junior Suites Charming, well furnished and spacious with king size or twin beds, our beautiful Junior Suites offer a guaranteed sea view of the Portofino gulf and harbour. Presidential Suite Unique. One bedroom suite recently restructured and refurbished with four magnificent spacious terraces overlooking Portofino's cove and the Tigullio.
Full board supplement € 74 per person. All of the above rates are per room per night in Euros and include: room, full American buffet breakfast, one à la carte meal (either lunch or dinner) and service charge. 10% VAT to be added to all the above rates. Half board rates 2009 3 Apr – 11 Jun 14 Sep – 28 Oct 12 Jun – 13 Sep Single Room € 552,50 € 662,50 Double Room Garden View € 965 € 1.145 Sea View € 1.115 € 1.385 Sea View/Balcony € 1.215 € 1.505 Junior Suite Superior € 1.515 € 1.835 Deluxe € 1.715 € 2.085 Executive € 1.915 € 2.265 Suite Deluxe € 2.115 € 2.585 Exclusive € 2.665 € 3.265 Two Bedroom Suite Presidential Deluxe Exclusive Presidential € € € € 3.265 3.065 3.665 4.265 € € € € 4.155 3.645 4.365 5.265
Half board supplement € 79 per person. Full board supplement € 149 per person. Above rates are per room per night in Euros and include: room, full American buffet breakfast, and service charge. 10% VAT to be added to all the above rates. Children up to 12 years old sharing room with parents: bed free, meals charged as taken. Rates for Special Parties, such as weddings, anniversaries, and meetings for a minimum of 10 rooms, are available on request . For a guide to these rates in other currencies please use our currency converter. Please note that tariffs may change in the course of the year, without notice. Bed & breakfast rates 2009 29 Apr – 11 Jun 14 Sep – 18 Oct 12 Jun – 13 Sep Double Room Single Use 470 610 Double Room Village View 610 730 Sea View 740 930 Junior Suite Sea View 1.100 1.280 Sea View/Balcony 1.320 1.550 Suite 1.680 1.990 Ava Gardner Suite 1.980 2.310
magine enjoying an early morning yoga session overlooking the blue waters of an idyllic sun-splashed harbour, or spending the afternoon in leisurely laps in a beautiful pool amid terraced gardens. Hotel Splendido has so much for an extra special stay, including the all-weather Tennis Court or the Fitness Centre . The Splendido Wellness Centre is a relaxing retreat located in the garden, offering a wide range of treatments and massages. Shopping is also a delight with our exclusive Boutique , a refined and stylish fashion store proposing a collection rigorously ‘Made in Italy’. Guests at Splendido Mare have access to all facilities of Hotel Splendido, easily reachable with the complimentary shuttle service or with 10 minutes walking. For golf lovers, there are two Golf clubs in Rapallo and Albenga, offering championship quality courses.
Guest Services <ul><li>To ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable as possible we are pleased to offer you the following amenities: </li></ul><ul><li>Safe deposit boxes are installed in most rooms; valuables can also be left at reception </li></ul><ul><li>Cable and satellite television channels, and DVD are available in all rooms, with a selection of Academy Award winning films available from reception </li></ul><ul><li>Our telephones allow direct dialling both internationally and locally, and a separate line for modem communications </li></ul><ul><li>Our reservation office is pleased to transmit and receive faxes for you. Private fax service is available in all Junior Suites and Suites </li></ul><ul><li>PlayStation is available upon request </li></ul><ul><li>Most of our bathrooms have a separate bath and shower stall, and all are supplied with bathrobes, slippers and Bulgari and Penhaligon's bath amenities </li></ul><ul><li>Our rooms enjoy a twice-daily housekeeping service, with an evening turndown service. Hypoallergenic pillows are available on request </li></ul><ul><li>All rooms have a private bar, and are supplied with a daily newspaper and fresh flowers </li></ul><ul><li>An ice bucket is available in all Junior Suites and Suites. In all other rooms this service is on request </li></ul><ul><li>Room service is 24 hours a day and our laundry and dry cleaning services are available 6 days a wee </li></ul>
Introduction A truly splendid Wellness Centre, immersed in the beauty of the landscape, where every element contributes to the creation of harmony. Our expert staff is at your service to provide competent advice on treatments tailored specifically for all your body and facial needs, aided by the matchless specialities of Aromatherapy Associates and Maria Galland . The variety of massages, methods and psychophysical disciplines is vast and varied, including: - Yoga Courses : to develop strength and muscular flexibility and to maintain an optimum balance between mind and body. - Pilates Courses : thanks to their logical sequence, the exercises of the Pilates method help the mind to co-operate with the body, in a mutual search for control, precision, and fluidity of movement, in co-ordination with correct breathing. - “Garden Massage ”: a secluded corner within the terraced gardens where guests can drift away among the flowers
Traditional A full body massage designed to ease tension, reduce stress and provide a sense of well-being (50min or 80min). De-Stress Muscle Release Keep fit and healthy with intensive, physical massage with releasing and energising essential oils focusing on areas that bear the most stress and strain (50min or 80min). Shiatsu This combination of pressure and stretching techniques helps to stimulate the flow of energy (qi) in the body and to release deep-seated tension (70min). The Real Aromatherapy Experience The Aromatherapy Associates real, traditional aromatherapy full body massage fusing the best of massage practices from East and West work to relax and unwind the body and mind with the power of essential oils - RELAX – DE-STRESS – REVIVE – SUPPORT (50min or 80min). The Real Aromatherapy Experience for Couples Special treatment for couples, a way to relax and share time together (50min or 80min). Revive Jet Lag Treatment An enlivening massage treatment packed with body boosting essential oils. This is a must-have treatment for those who have travelled the distance (80 min). Garden Massage – The new experience A secluded corner has been reserved within the terraced gardens where you can drift away among the flowers (17 Euro supplement per person). Pilates – Matwork A training method that aims to increase fluidity of movement and to strengthen the entire body without creating excessive muscle mass. Performed free-style on a gym mat, the various exercises make up an overall programme that involves the muscular system in its entirety while maintaining co-ordination and flexibility (45 min). Yoga Yoga is an applied science that comes from the ancient Indian Vedic tradition. The practice helps to keep body and mind in balance, and to create the right conditions to maintain health. Yoga includes physical postures (asana), breathing techniques (pranayama) and meditation (45 min).
Meetings Portofino is an ideal destination in which to combine working seminars with a wide range of delightful excursions and events. Hotel Splendido offers 64 Rooms & Suites and two well-appointed private rooms, Ginepro and Pitosforo , accommodating up to 160 and 50 persons respectively, both with daylight and air-conditioning, providing excellent facilities for banquets, cocktails, parties and small seminars. Facilities The hotel can provide the latest communications and audio-visual presentation equipment if required, including overhead projector, easel with flip chart, as well as business services and Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the hotel. The Ginepro Room So called because of the Juniper growing in front of it and deemed to be the tallest in Europe. The room is finely decorated in pastel colours and provided with very large glass windows. It can be totally blacked-out for projections and is accessible from inside the hotel. The room is ideal for any kind of event and can be portioned in various areas with different set-ups, according to necessity. The Pitosforo Room It is provided with large sliding glass windows which can be blacked-out for projections. Its position and dimension make it ideal for board meetings of maximum privacy. The speaker’s area is separated from the rest of the room by permanent presidential table, backed by a large screen.
Incentives Hotel Splendido is a great setting for your tailor made incentive. Take some inspiration for a successfull event: NATURE & SPORT The mount of Portofino and surroundings are a huge National Park, with more than 150 km of walking tracks and breathtaking scenaries that will thrill nature lovers. Sailing lovers will have endless possibilities of renting yacht for daily trips or even organize a team regatta, to add a bit of competition to the event. ART & HISTORY You can tailor your incentive around the many cultural attraction of Genoa, visiting the Silk Factory in Zoagli or the beautiful Abbey at San Fruttuoso. GASTRONOMIC GOURMET Taste ligurian cuisine at Hotel Splendido, and delight your palates with our special Olive Oil, Pesto or Focaccia Tastings, true gourmet specialities of this region. OUT OF THE ORDINARY Looking for something special? Follow our programme " Discovering Herbs ", where our botanist guide will accompany you to the Mount of Portofino and will explain uses and properties of spontaneous herbs for cooking, health and beauty. Or for a new perspective, we can organize a Helicopter flight over the Italian Riviera, to admire secret corners and views from the sky... Contact our Special Event Team about Incentive at Hotel Splendido to create your customized incentive.
Special Interests Looking for an out-of-the-ordinary experience? Our Special Events Team selected some unusual things to do while in Portofino...take inspiration for your next event or incentive! Whale Watching Set out to discover the sea of Liguria and its whales and dolphins, together with a biologist who will comment on the viewings and give you important scientific research information. Both children and adults will love this day excursion from Genova to the Sanctuary of Ligurian Sea. Sailing Excursions Feel the wind in your hair as you sail out into the horizon on a wonderful sailing boat. Relax and indulge in the refreshing water as you look out into the ligurian sea, on a single-masted ship with skipper or a motor yacht, exploring the Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera. Parachuting Fly into the sky on a two-seater parachute, the most thrilling experience! A professional instructor will jump with you to allow you to relax and enjoy the Italian Riviera at your feet...an experience you'll never forget. Drive a Ferrari or Lamborghini Always wanted to feel the power of those iconic Italian cars? Live this moment of adrenaline in a real circuit, where after a driving lesson you'll be able to drive a few laps. Wine Tours Passionate about wine? Wander around the Cinque Terre and the Italian Riviera to discover the famous Pigato and other white wines typical from this rugged land. Scuba Diving Explore the mistery and beauty of the underwater world - take few diving lessons with a qualified instructor or enjoy a pleasant boat excursion with professional dive guides.
Banqueting Hotel Splendido is the perfect location for your special occasion, whether it is an elegant cocktail reception, wedding celebration or a private dinner. With its 64 Rooms & Suites and a Private Dining room seating 130 people, you can entertain your guests in a stunning environment and delicious regional cuisine. Our Private dining team is delighted to work with you to tailor the menu to your exact requirements to make your event as memorable as possible. Lunch and dinner will be served in a private room with 6/8 seat tables. For a lower number of guests, we shall be pleased to reserve a unique table. Printing of menu and flower decoration with flowers from our garden will be at our expenses. For a more particular flower decoration, please consider €35 per table.
La Terrazza Restaurant - Hotel Splendido Pool Restaurant - Hotel Splendido The Chuflay Restaurant - Splendido Mare Bars Enjoy the very best of fine Italian cuisine at the 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 dine at our Pool Restaurant, where our lunch time salads buffet is legendary, or find the best vantage point to enjoy the jet set bustle of Portofino harbour from the terrace of the Chuflay Restaurant at Splendido Mare.
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