A brilliant, Art-Nouveau vision set amongst the glistening turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tigullio and the watercolor hues of Santa Margherita Ligure, the sumptuous four-star Grand Hotel Miramare is simply put, paradise by the sea. A Leading Hotel of the World, the accommodation is a sundrenched vision in white with its intricate, frothy balconies of iron and gleaming stone colonnades all of which are crowned by aqua shutters that mirror the color of the sea and exquisite trompe l’oeil frescoes that gild the façade. A lush Mediterranean park filled with palm, pine and cedar trees, camellias, oleanders, lavender, jasmine and hydrangeas, encircles the hotel and serves as the perfect platform from which to enjoy splendid panoramic views of the sea. Located between Rapallo and Portofino, the hotel is situated on one of the most coveted stretches of coastline on the Italian Riviera and within close proximity to such important local treasures as Portofino, the Golfo Paradiso and the towns of Cinque Terre.
Nestled within its lush Mediterranean garden, guests can sunbathe at the hotel’s seawater swimming pool complete with personal sun beds, umbrellas and towels, as well as sweeping views of the coastline and a convenient poolside bar. After a swim in the pool, guests can enjoy a swim in the warm Mediterranean waters of the hotel’s private beach and beach club, known as Bagni Miramare, an exclusive retreat for hotel guests that provides private beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. Grand Hotel Miramare’s e’SPAce luxury spa offers guests the ultimate in relaxation through an impressive array of treatments and massages that can be enjoyed within the tranquility of the spa itself or at its outdoor gazebo facility. At Bar Le Colonne guests can sip a cocktail or savor a light lunch al fresco, and for dinner, Ristorante Les Bougainvillées serves fine Ligurian specialties prepared with a contemporary flare.