The Experience

The Grand Hotel Miramare faces the Sea and beach and It is located at the end of the charming and wealthy town of Santa Margherita, keeping the Miramare private but also walking distance from wonderful little boutiques and restaurants. Loved by Italians It will keep you close to Portofino (2 miles away, 10 minutes by car/bus or ferry boat and 30 minutes walking distance) but immersed in your authentic Italian experience. Considered one of the best bases for the Cinque Terre which are easily reachable all year around by train or car and between May and October by public and private boat.

The Story behind the Miramare

In 1903 Mr. Giacomo Costa transformed his private residence into a hotel, entrusting the management to the Kuoni-Stoppani family, founders of one of the oldest European travel agencies: this is how the Miramare soon became one of the first Grand Hotels on the Portofino coast. The Grand Hotel Miramare with its large liberty style building, overlooking the promenade to Portofino, dominates theTigullio Gulf.  An exclusive holiday destination for more than a century, the Grand Hotel Miramare offers its guests an atmosphere of elegant simplicity and comfort.  Since 1945, the hotel belongs to the Fustinoni family.

The Hotel has 75 rooms either facing the Mediterranean Park ( all with balcony ) or the sea ( some with balcony ), and 5 junior suites ( one with park view and balcony ) and 4 suites, all with sea view and balcony.  All rooms are air-conditioned and have satellite TV, mini-bar, direct dial telephones, Wi-Fi, safe, hair dryer and Miramare bathroom amenities.

Dining:The panoramic restaurant “Vistamare” has regained its old splendour with the restoration of its stuccoes and frescoes which decorated the great hall in 1903, the year of opening.  Famous for its renowned wine cellars, the restaurant is also open to non-resident clients.  The Piano Bar Barracuda is an elegant alternative to winter nights in the Riviera.  The hotel also offers poolside summer buffet and barbecue, beach restaurant and pool cocktail bar and American Bar “Le Colonne”.

Recreation and Health:

Outdoor sea water pool is open from mid-April to mid-September (last renovation 2014). Use of deck-chair, sun umbrella and common dressing room are available free of charge. “Bagni Miramare” beach across the street is not managed by the Hotel. The beach staff will assist you with checking space availability on an “on request” daily basis. Should space become available, it will be free of charge forHotel’s guests. The

beach is open from mid-June to mid-September. All the main water sports are catered for:  sailing, yachting, canoeing and diving.  During the summer, acquagym courses and swimming courses for children are organized at “Bagni Miramare”.  The Rapallo Golf Club – 18 holes – located at 3 miles – is one of the oldest clubs in Italy.  The course, mild in winter and airy in summer, has a wealth of natural obstacles and requires a continuous demand on the player’s skills.  Guests of Grand Hotel Miramare have special arrangements at the club.

e’SPAce is a centre dedicated to the synergic combination of sensory stimulation and relaxation, offering the chance to experience physical and mental wellbeing through the senses.  e’SPAce, offers several important new treatments for a complete return to form such as the hot stone massage, the multisensory room where sounds and smells accompany treatments, floatation treatment, the dry bath and the vitaminizing antioxidant bath.

Grand Hotel Miramare is, quite simply, the epitome of Italian Riviera glamour. This palatial former villa welcomes guests to 84 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, as well as special arrangements at the Rapallo Golf Course, one of Italy’s prettiest. The charming fishing town of Portofino is just minutes away.

Join one of the hotel’s food and wine courses led by Chef Viviano Panzetta and our Maitre Fabrizio Corini; the courses are themed for each season. Distance from Genova Airport (GOA): 45 minutes

. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • 90 EUR Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay
    • (not valid for minibar or room service, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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