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Hotel Splendido in Portofino is ideal for old-school Italian style

January 20th, 2016 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • Hotel Splendido in Portofino boasts an considerable luminary guest book 
  • Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Rihanna and Steven Spielberg have all checked-in 
  • Perched on a Italian seashore a two-in-one hotel has overwhelming roof gardens

Sarah Turner For The Mail On Sunday

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Continuing a Mail on Sunday’s array on a world’s hippest hotels and a celebrities who visit them, Sarah Turner visits the Belmond Hotel Splendido in Portofino for a sip of old-school Italian style.

Star Quality: Liz Taylor and Richard Burton, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Ava Gardner, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Madonna, Rihanna.

Vital statistics: Perched on a Italian coast, dual hotels in one, both braggadocio roof gardens, geranium-filled terraces and a indolent approach of life. 

Classic elegance: The Splendido is perched on a Italian seashore and consists of dual hotels in one, both braggadocio roof gardens, geranium-filled terraces and a indolent approach of life

Classic elegance: The Splendido is perched on a Italian seashore and consists of dual hotels in one, both braggadocio roof gardens, geranium-filled terraces and a indolent approach of life

Carved from a 16th Century Benedictine nunnery high above a village, a strange Hotel Splendido non-stop in 1901 and has 67 bedrooms surrounded by patio gardens with a swimming pool. 

In 1998, a satellite bend on a gulf – a Splendido al Mare – non-stop with 16 bedrooms and suites.

All a hotel’s bedrooms are atmospheric with a brew of antiques and marble, progressing a undying feel. 

Gadgets are kept to a minimum, nonetheless a Splendido does have a possess yacht. There is also a convey to gangling guest a 15-minute travel between a dual sites.

Famous guest Ava Gardner had a apartment named after her Star quality: Beyoncé (right) and Jay-Z, Rihanna and Madonna are among many famous guests

Star quality: Liz Taylor, Steven Spielberg, Ava Gardner (left), Beyoncé (right) and Jay-Z and Madonna are among many famous guests

Food takes centre theatre – this is Italy, after all. Elizabeth Taylor, who honeymooned here, has a spaghetti plate named after her (Ava Gardner did improved – there’s a apartment that references her).

La Terrazza is a Splendido’s many iconic restaurant: romantic, relaxed, with critical seafood and uncovered tables. 

Down in a harbour, Chuflay is some-more formal, though many celebrities – including Madonna and Rihanna – see it as a ideal place to hang out during yachting holidays.

Colourful: On a Ligurian Sea, Portofino’s gulf is one of Europe’s many beautiful, with pastel-coloured villas hugging a coastline

Colourful: On a Ligurian Sea, Portofino’s gulf is one of Europe’s many beautiful, with pastel-coloured villas hugging a coastline

Location report: On a Ligurian Sea, Portofino’s gulf is one of Europe’s many beautiful, with pastel-coloured villas hugging a coastline. 

Once a fishing village, now a waters are busy by a yachts of a super rich. 

Yes, there’s zero most to do – though that’s a indicate of Portofino, we stroll, indulge in some light selling during Ferragamo, and afterwards indulge some some-more during a grill or bar.

Key attraction: Italy a approach it was – for Hollywood stars during slightest – around 50 years ago, when celebrities could ramble by Portofino’s cobbled streets but being pestered for selfies.

It’s still – comparatively vocalization – a luminary safe-zone, nonetheless Beyoncé schooled that stilettos aren’t a best shoes for a turf in 2010 – when she returned in 2014, she opted for some-more suitable flats.

Free from annoying tourists: The area is still – comparatively vocalization – a luminary safe-zone, nonetheless Beyoncé schooled that stilettos aren’t a best shoes for a turf in 2010

Free from annoying tourists: The area is still – comparatively vocalization – a luminary safe-zone, nonetheless Beyoncé schooled that stilettos aren’t a best shoes for a turf in 2010

In a news: Regular guest Steven Spielberg and mother Kate Capshaw holidayed during a hotel with their family in Jul final year. 

Kylie Minogue, another unchanging visitor, was in Portofino to perform during a Dolce Gabbana uncover final summer.

Good adequate for a rest of us? Undeniably costly – design to dump during slightest £50 on a turn of aperitifs.

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