Grand Hotel Miramare 

An Italian Grand Dame

Sitting majestically on the Italian Riviera, this historic hotel has been thoughtfully updated over the years.

The impressive white building with its teal shutters has watched over the Ligurian coast for well over a hundred years, and its hospitality and style have continued to win over holidaymakers ever since. It blends its proud heritage with up-to-the-minute touches and interiors and offers guests a range of dining options from a fancy tableclothed restaurant to a shoreside beach joint.

Why we love Grand Hotel Miramare

  • Just 15 minutes away from glorious Portofino, this splendid hotel conjures everything you’d want from an escape on the Italian Riviera.

  • You’ll get complimentary access to the loungers and towels on the beach, lined up beneath blue and white parasols.

  • Take a moment in nature in the hotel’s gardens, replete with palms, olive trees and fragrant pine and cedars, plus colourful hydrangeas.

  • Choose a seat on the terrace to enjoy wonderful hospitality and a marvellous sea view. Splendido!

5 stars
May - Oct
Approximately 3 hours
Waterfront in the resort of Santa Margherita Ligure, between the famous towns of Rapallo and Portofino
Approx. 44 minutes’ transfer from Genoa airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports

The line-up of restaurants at Grand Hotel Miramare is spot on. Something special, something casual, and bars with killer views. Plus somewhere for a late-night tipple to the sounds of jazz piano.

Vistamare Restaurant
The blue of the ocean flows through to the elegant formal dining room – although finding a seat on the terrace comes highly recommended.

Pool Restaurant & Bar
Open from June to September for light lunches and cocktails in a dreamy setting beneath hanging gardens.

Bar Le Colonne
Perch on a stool at the beautiful antique bar, or head outside to enjoy the exquisite bay views.

Barracuda Piano Bar
With New York jazz club vibes, this after dark bar is an atmospheric venue to enjoy fabulous music.

Barracuda Beach Restaurant
Dine on fresh Ligurian dishes within steps of the shoreline and beneath jaunty parasols.

What's included

Breakfast at Vistamare Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and lunch at Vistamare Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Vistamare Restaurant

The hotel’s e’SPA’ce is a hushed retreat for treatments and therapies from 9.30am to 7.30pm every day. There’s a fitness centre on the hotel’s ground floor, complemented by a roster of classes including Pilates, yoga, and strength. Runners will enjoy the coastal trails that pass the hotel.

The freeform pool is open from mid-April to mid-October and is surrounded by verdant Mediterranean gardens.