With no construction allowed in the town since 1935, there is an undisputed feeling of timelessness and old-world charm in Portofino, where designer boutiques sit happily alongside traditional artisan workshops on the Via Roma. This fusion of timeless elegance extends up the pine-clad hillside to the Hotel Splendido. Steeped in history, yet thoroughly renewed for the demands of the 21st Century, it effortlessly maintains a classical approach to its hospitality, all set against the beautiful backdrop of the Mediterranean as it reaches Ligurian shores.
A wealth of famous names has graced the Splendido’s guest book; Clark Gable, Winston Churchill, Madonna, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor to name but a few. The property boasts just 70 rooms and suites, each designed to encapsulate the vivid hues of its natural environment and many featuring a private terrace commanding panoramic views of Portofino’s cove and the cerulean waters of the Tigullio Gulf. Character seeps out of every nook and cranny with delightful frescos painted by local artists, depicting Portofino life.
As one would expect in Italy, dining is a major focus with the hotel’s Terrazza Restaurant triumphing with seafood and pasta specialities, attracting guests from far and wide and providing an unforgettable Mediterranean backdrop from its terrace. For more casual fare, the Pool Restaurant is where you will find delicious made-to-order pizza, best accompanied by a chilled glass of crisp Italian wine, and the Piano Bar is where one heads for sharpening cocktails and cosy nightcaps.
Couples in search of splendour
Families with a flair for sophistication
THINGS TO DO AT THE HOTEL:
Take a refreshing swim in the 25-metre outdoor, heated swimming pool
Play a spot of tennis at the all-weather courts built into the hillside
Enjoy a pampering massage in the award-winning Wellness Centre
Burn off excess energy in the fitness centre
THINGS TO DO NEARBY:
Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service into Portfino
Charter a private yacht for explorations along the Ligurian Riviera
Explore the picturesque UNESCO Heritage region of Cinque Terre
Sample locally-produced wines while admiring views of the Ligurian sea
The idea for Red Savannah was always based on a clear market need. A small team of the most experienced travel designers, supported by the latest technology and delivered with the lightest touch. In short, a travel company redefined for the 21st century.