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Hotel of the Month: Belmond Splendido Portofino

With so many travel plans cancelled in 2020, many people are itching for a memorable vacation. What better place to start your 2021 travels than at the Belmond Splendido Portofino in Italy? When I picture the hotel, I think of history and glamour all wrapped into one unique and beautiful place. Imagine yourself soaking up the sun, looking over the glistening water and feeling yourself being swept away into this romantic Italian dream. 

Location

This hotel is located in a small fishing village in Italy called Portofino. Imagine cobble stone roads, pastel houses and high end boutiques, all culminating in gorgeous views overlooking the Ligurian Sea. Portofino is the perfect getaway in Italy if you are looking for a relaxing and romantic trip. When wandering through the streets of the village, time almost feels like it stops. Enjoy phenomenal dining, lush gardens and absolute beauty everywhere you look.  

The Vibe

Old school romance is the only way to describe the Belmond Splendido Portofino. Historic yet modern, and simple yet luxurious, this hotel is everything you imagine when you think of an ideal Italian vacation. There is a certain charm that is indescribably beautiful when you set foot in Portofino, and the Belmond Splendido is guaranteed to elevate your Portofino experience. 

Accommodations

Double Rooms: These rooms are 215 square feet and are perfect if you are looking for a cozy stay. Complete with a gorgeous marble bathroom, small sitting area and writing desk, these rooms make the most of the space. With options of having a garden view, sea view, or sea view with balcony, these are the perfect rooms if you want a modest stay.

Junior Suites: These rooms are 376 square feet with a more separated sitting and writing area than is seen in the double rooms. In additions, these rooms can come with a king bed or two twin beds depending on your needs. Choose from a superior junior suite, deluxe junior suite or an executive junior suite for your stay.

Suites: If you are looking for a little more room, opt for the 484 square foot suites at the Belmond Splendido. Enjoy a completely separate living area, a terrace or balcony and gorgeous views of Portofino. 

Dolce Vita and Presidential Suites: At 538 square feet, these are the largest suites at the Belmond Splendido. Luxury bathrooms, terraces and balconies and gorgeous sweeping views make these rooms the perfect option for a true luxury vacation. Splurge on these rooms for daily a la carte breakfast, one dinner for 2 per stay and experience phenomenal service. 

Activities

There are a variety of different activities that guests can partake in at the Belmond Splendido. If you are an early riser, be sure to join the sunrise hike to La Portofinese, a sustainable farm on the Portofino peninsula. Enjoy pilates, yoga or meditation overlooking the sea. End the trip with breakfast overlooking some beautiful views. If early mornings aren’t your thing, opt for the sunset cruise and romantic dinner. 

There’s nothing quite like wine in Italy. Bike along the gorgeous coastline to La Portofinese and enjoy views of the Ligurian Sea as you sip local wines. If you want some more physical activity, book a kayaking adventure along the riviera. The views are beautiful and it’s a great way to work out while still relaxing. 

Portofino is gorgeous no matter where you are at. Whether you like to get up early or prefer the sunsets, there is something for everyone who stays at the Belmond Splendido. My best piece of advice…just make sure you book a long enough trip to enjoy it all! 

The Spa

The spa at the Belmond Splendido Portofino is open from 10 AM to 8 PM every day. This way, you don’t feel like you have to rush to or through a full day of treatments. There are two singles treatment rooms and one couples treatment room. If you are visiting Portofino with your significant other, opt for the couple’s massage in the outside sea-view gazebo.

The wellness center offers everything from massages to body treatments and facial treatments, pregnancy treatments, waxing services, makeup, hair and nails. Whether you are looking for the finishing touches for a night out, or a full day of pampering for you and your loved one, this spa will make you feel completely taken care of.

The Restaurants

Ristorante La Terrazza: This restaurant offer guests authentic Italian dining options made with local produce and cooked by chef Corrado Corti. The terrace overlooks the bay for a relaxing yet elevated experience.

Bar La Terrazza: If you are in the mood for a quick drink, pull up a stool to the glossy wooden bar. This is the perfect place for a nightcap while listening to the sounds of a live pianist. Open from 10 AM until midnight, Bar La Terrazza is ready to make your stay enjoyable around the clock.

Pool Grill Restaurant: This restaurant is only open from Spring until Fall as these are the best times to enjoy the pool. The restaurant is open from 1 PM to 4 PM and the bar is open from 10 AM to 6 PM. Enjoy the pool and lounge chairs overlooking the Ligurian Sea with crispy made to order pizza and an aperol spritz. 

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