Best of the Best 2018 - 488
BELMOND HOTEL SPLENDIDO AND BELMOND SPLENDIDO MARE
POR TOFIN O, ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Bay of Portofino and Piazzetta
A rare escape along the Ligurian Coast, Belmond Hotel Splendido and Belmond Splendido
Mare consist of two connected properties, which you can move between by either a scenic
walking path or the shuttle service. Stylish, gracious and inviting, these seaside hideaways offer every creature comfort. Most of the elegantly furnished guestrooms and suites have stunning views of Portofino Bay. Relax by the heated seawater swimming pool, or enjoy an open-air
massage in a secluded corner of the hotel's tropical garden, then head to La Terrazza Restaurant for quintessential regional cuisine. Children love the Kids' Club special activities.
A DV I S O R T I P
$100 value food and beverage credit per stay.
Dine at the Chuflay Restaurant, which has an
enviable location in the heart of the Piazzetta
overlooking the harbor. The Ligurian-style
pesto sauce is divine.
Distance from Genova Airport (GOA): 23 miles/37 km
Size: 83 rooms Room Style: Indigenous Vibe: Zen
EXCELSIOR PALACE HOTEL
POR TOFIN O COA ST (R A PA LLO), ITA LY
N E I G H B O R H O O D Close to Rapallo Marina
Facing the bay of Rapallo to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, the unique
setting of Excelsior Palace Hotel has inspired a return to the elegance of the early 1900s. Guestrooms and suites boast views of the stunning Gulf of Tigullio. Don't miss the Beach Club for its
two panoramic swimming pools, or Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant, with its sea-view terraces.
Be sure to spend time in the Health & Fitness Club, for its gym and indoor swimming pool, and
the spa, for personalized treatments. There are many leisure activities to pursue and curious
nooks to discover throughout the hotel's brightly lit spaces.
$100 value spa services credit per stay.
The new jetty at the hotel's Beach Club is not
to be missed. Guests can have many exclusive
options - an aperitif at sunset overlooking
Portofino, a day boat excursion to the Cinque
Terre or boat rides in the Tigullio Gulf.
Distance from Genova Airport (GOA): 20 miles/32 km
Size: 119 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Sophisticated
GRAND HOTEL MIRAMARE
POR TOFIN O COA ST (SA N TA MA R GHER ITA LIGU RE) , IT A L Y
N E I G H B O R H O O D Portofino and Cinque Terre
Grand Hotel Miramare is the epitome of Italian Riviera glamour. This palatial former villa welcomes guests to 78 rooms and suites adorned with antique furnishings, crystal chandeliers
and Persian rugs atop parquet floors. (Book accommodations with a balcony overlooking the
sea.) The earth-toned e'SPAce offers a serene setting for well-being; consider an open-air
massage in the park gazebo. Enjoy the saltwater pool, or special arrangements at the Rapallo
Golf Course, one of Italy's prettiest. The charming fishing town of Portofino is minutes away,
and the Cinque Terre are easy to reach by train or boat for an unforgettable day.
A DV I S O R T I P
EUR90 food and beverage credit per stay.
Have a prosecco at sunset on Vistamare
restaurant's terrace, followed by masterfully
prepared dishes from Chef Claudio Fortuna.
Join him on an outing to the local fish market.
-Juan Carlos Daboin
Distance from Genova Airport (GOA): 45 minutes
Size: 78 rooms Room Style: Classic Vibe: Casual