This popular yachting destination and former fishing village attracts the rich and famous from all over Europe and the main action takes place on and around the vibrant marina. As a result, Portofino boasts a number of uber luxury hotels where guests are treated to world-class amenities. Here are some of the leading establishments that are just waiting to welcome guests who appreciate the finer things in life.
Belmond Hotel Splendido
The chance to spend the night in a former 16th century monastery is sure to appeal to anyone who has an interest in history. The Belmond Hotel Splendido has managed to maintain much of its original structure while also making room for luxurious touches such as a tennis court, sauna and large swimming pool. Guests can follow in the steps of the former monks by taking a stroll through the large and lovely gardens, while stunning views are waiting to be enjoyed at the Terrazza restaurant. The spacious sea facing suites are simply sumptuous and feature wraparound terraces.
Belmond Splendido Mare
Providing guests with stunning views of the bay of Portofino, this refined hotel is set on the lush hills set above the fishing village. There are just sixteen rooms and suites for guests to choose from, which gives the hotel a very exclusive and intimate feel. Guests should make sure that they secure one of the rooms that look out over the village, which come complete with pretty wrought-iron balconies and spacious en suite bathrooms. The hotel really excels when it comes to its amenities and people who want the chance to get fit while having fun are treated to large tennis courts to make use of as well as a pretty outdoor swimming pool. Those who simply want to unwind in style will love the sauna and luxurious spa.
Eight Hotel Portofino
Set between Portofino Harbour and the mountains just two hundred metres from the heart of the village, Eight Hotel Portofino features elegant and very comfortable rooms for style lovers to choose from. Each of these rooms boasts beautiful wooden floors and has been decorated in warm and inviting colours. A special shuttle service is provided to the nearby Baia Di Paraggi beach, while guests can also splash around in the onsite swimming pool. This pretty pool comes complete with a sun deck that is set with hammocks and sun loungers, while there is also a Turkish bath and sauna to make use of. Food lovers will want to make sure they sample the Chef’s menu, which includes a whole host of gourmet treats that highlight the best of authentic Italian cuisine with an emphasis on fresh seafood.