Perched above the luxury yachts of Portofino harbour you’ll find Hotel Splendido — a property so lavish, its own name hardly does it justice.
What today is one of Italy’s most ornate hotels began life as a Benedictine monastery. Officially opened as a hotel in 1902, the Hotel Splendido immediately became the preferred playground of the rich and famous. Its early guest list reads like a veritable who’s who of Hollywood glamour, including names like Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Elizabeth Taylor and more.
Today the property is perhaps more glamorous than ever. Its stylish rooms epitomize Mediterranean cool and comfort, while its pool provides the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun, all of it ensconced within the lush hills of Portofino and the scenic harbour below. Staying at Hotel Splendido is like stepping into a postcard!