Select Italy Holiday Ratings
We believe that customers booking a Select Italy are looking for that personal attention and individual service, which only a truly independent, specialist company can offer. We are passionate about Italy, and our sole aim is to provide our customers with quality holidays, backed by solid experience and the highest level of customer care. We truly are the Italian specialists, with Italian directors who have over 30 years' experience in selling vacations to Italy and a sales team also with many years of experience and a passion for selling Italy.
Select Italy comprises a large range of accommodation, from simple residences to luxury hotels. The official ratings are based on certain facilities or services being available and they do not take into account the size of the bedrooms or public rooms, nor the preferred décor of the owner, which may be at odds with your taste. Hotels in the same category, even in the same resort, can vary considerably in character, ambience, service and facilities and may not offer the same staffing levels and facilities, or be as well maintained. it must be bourne in mind that cost is a good indication of standards, particulary when comparing hotels in the same star rating.
As well as the hotel's official star rating, we have also given our own special rating, based on our personal opinion. This rating should be taken into consideration, especially when comparing hotels of the same official star rating. By all means browse our website to get an idea of what we offer. However, if like many of our repeat customers, you would like the reassurance of speaking to someone with first hand knowledge of a particular property or area, then do call us. Together we will find the perfect hotel and create a wonderful itinerary.
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Our Select category includes hotels which we believe offer good standards of service, accommodation and facilities, and which are situated in excellent locations.
Mid range properties, offering a good level of service and comfort for their price.
A collection of reasonably priced hotels, which offer a simple but decent standard of accommodation and represent excellent value for money.
Our Villaggio selection are family resorts, which we believe offer a good standard of accommodation and a good range of facilities to keep the entire family occupied during the vacation. These are friendly and easy-going resorts, providing very informal service and representing good value for money. These resorts have a high proportion occupancy of International clientele.
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About the hotel
With just the right blend of beauty, style, comfort and service this extraordinary hotel, that opened its doors in 1901, will welcome you just as it has a long list of illustrious guests that includes Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. Belmond Hotel Splendido boasts 68 rooms and Suites, all of them splendidly furnished and many with private, panoramic terraces. An additional 17 rooms and Suites, most with a balcony or terrace, are found at the Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare, right in the heart of Portofino facing onto the fabled Piazzetta and the harbor. A complimentary shuttle service connects the two hotels - a three-minute ride.
Guestrooms are delicately furnished and decorated in light Mediterranean pastels for a bright and airy feel. Some of them have views facing the sea and harbor while others enjoy a village view from their windows, balconies or terraces. All bathrooms feature separate toilet, separate shower cubicles, bathtub and double vanity basins. Particularly spacious are the double rooms with balcony, some of which are decorated with magical fresco paintings by local artists of scenes from around Portofino. Several of the Deluxe Junior Suites have two private terraces equipped with sun-beds, table and chairs.
La Terrazza Restaurant offers gourmet dining on an open-air terrace with breathtaking views over Portofino bay and the Tigullian gulf. The cuisine exalts local traditions -- fresh fish, homemade pasta and lots of local aromatic herbs are the stars here. Lunch by the swimming pool features buffet-style appetizers, brick oven pizza and a salad bar. The Piano Bar serves delicious cocktails on the patio or by the pool. And you'll feel like a certified member of the jet-set when you eat at the Chuflay Restaurant at the Splendido Mare, the perfect spot for people-watching and to experience Ligurian cuisine at its best.
There's a heated, saltwater swimming pool and a tennis court on the property where you can sign up for a lesson or two if you wish. Spa and beauty treatments at the Splendido Wellness Centre include yoga and Pilates courses. The hotel's own motor boat, a Chris-Craft Corsair 36, is available for romantic, sunset Champagne cruises while olive oil tasting classes are often held on the hotel terrace during the day.
Hotel Splendido - DOUBLES: garden view /sea view/sea view & balcony, JUNIOR SUITES: (superior/deluxe/ executive) SUITES: (superior/deluxe/ executive)
Splendido Mare - DOUBLES: village view/sea view. JUNIOR SUITE sea view/sea view & balcony. SUITE
- Room Facilities:
Heated outdoor Swimming Pool - 3 Restaurants – 3 Bars including pool bar – Wellness Centre – Gym - Boutique – Concierge – 24-Room Service – Parking (advanced reservation required) – Tennis Court – Hairdresser – Courtesy shuttle to/from Portofino village and Hotel Splendido
- Resort transfers:
Approximately 45 minutes from Genoa airport. Prices available on request.
Upgrades on your standard accommodation are available from only £53 per person per night