Set The Scene with Belmond — Glamorous Guests, Glorious Settings And Heavenly Gastronomy…
Experience A classic-European line-up and explore Europe with Belmond. Whichever destination or iconic Belmond residence you choose, you are bound to be star-struck by the scenery and dazzled by the service. Explore Italy and the attractive islands of Sicily, Mallorca and Madeira, with Belmond and discover a collection of uniquely exquisite residences showcasing world-class hospitality. Standing the test of time, stay in the elegant properties that continue to attract the world’s discerning guests and explore the best of Europe in style with Belmond.
Explore An Inspired European Setting
By blending sophisticated luxury within iconic settings and dedicated service, Belmond consistently create exceptional experiences for its guests. Travellers can revel in the Deià art of Mallorca and visit Belmond La Residencia’s own art gallery Sa Tafona, savour Sicilian delights in Taormina, be dazzled by the Amalfi Coast or delight in the year-round appeal of Belmond’s Reid’s Palace in Madeira. Stay in some of the Europe’s most remarkable locations and experience authentic culture, incredible art and bespoke experiences with Belmond. With an impressive history in hospitality, Belmond promise to deliver a luxurious and memorable European stay.
Visit Belmond Hotel Cipriani Venice, Italy
Located on the tip of Giudecca Island, this sumptuous Venice hotel is in easy reach of St. Mark’s Square, yet far enough away to guarantee peace and privacy. Showcasing the best of Italy with Renaissance art and celebrated antiques, the views from the suites are simply divine. Another exclusive experience is a boat trip to the tranquil islands in the lagoon that slowly disappear at sunset, where you will feel like you’re walking on water as the tide rises.
- Visit the 18th-century Venetian coffee house that featured in 1955 romance, ‘Summertime’ starring Katherine Hepburn
- Regular celebrity guests include George Clooney
Belmond Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare Portofino, Italy
Discover two of Italy’s most glamorous retreats, one set on a stunning hillside, the other at the heart of a charming fishing port just five minutes away. Soak up your surroundings at Belmond Hotel Splendido with dinner at La Terrazza, take a dip in the heated pool amidst lush bougainvillaea, or saunter through the lavender and olive tree-filled grounds. Splendido’s sister hotel, Belmond Hotel Splendido Mare offers a livelier setting — dine alfresco at the bustling Chuflay Restaurant before a thrilling sailing trip around the coast, passing Portofino’s vertiginous vineyards.
- The hotel is said to be where Richard Burton proposed to Elizabeth Taylor for the first time, during a break from filming ‘Cleopatra’. Try the dish, ‘Spaghetti Elizabeth Taylor’, named after her when she requested ‘spaghetti and tomatoes’.
- Other former guests include Wallis Simpson & Duke of Windsor (below In Portifino with their Dog Thalmet)
Savour Belmond Villa San Michele Florence, Italy
Stay at an established classic at Belmond’s Villa San Michele. Savour the views of Florence at this former 15th- century Franciscan monastery whilst devouring delectable cuisine. Listen to live piano music at the new Garden Bar, tour the Uffizi Gallery with a private guide, who will unlock the door to the Vasari Corridor. Alternatively, traverse the breathtaking Tuscan countryside with its famous Tuscany Poppies and its picture-book villages, before retreating to the sanctuary of this stunning hillside residence.
- Discover Florence, just like Brigitte Bardot in the 1962 classic film, ‘Love on a Pillow,’ complete with a vintage Fiat 600
Explore Belmond Hotel Caruso, Amalfi Coast, Italy
At Belmond Hotel Caruso guests can enjoy the private, home-style ambience of this 11th-century palace on the breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi coast. Lounge beside the spectacular infinity pool set at the highest point above the town of Ravello and dine alfresco at Belvedere Restaurant, before exploring your surroundings on an iconic Vespa or classic car tour. In local style, enjoy shots of ice-cold Limoncello as an after-dinner digestif.
- During John F. Kennedy’s presidency, Jackie Kennedy took a two week vacation in Ravello along with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, and her two children, John and Caroline. Jackie Kennedy visited Ravello’s Piazza Duomo and her favourite private beach, Conca Dei Marini
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo & Villa Sant’ Andrea, Taormina, Sicily, Italy
Belmond’s Grand Hotel Timeo in Sicily is perched on a rocky hillside, overlooking a breathtaking coastline and the impressive ruins of an ancient Greek Theatre. Whilst, sister hotel, Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea, has a beautiful, private beach and rooms enjoy dramatic views across the solitary bay of Mazzaro. A highlight in the Taormina area is The Godfather Tour; follow in Al Pacino’s footsteps, stopping at Coppola’s favourite Bar Vitelli for a lemon granité and St Lucia church, where Apollonia and Michael Corleone were married.
- Bob Dylan once spent the whole night on the terrace of Grand Hotel Timeo’s Presidential Suite, watching the lava fountains of Mount Etna
Discover Belmond La Residencia, Deià, Mallorca, Spain
Embrace art at Belmond’s Hotel La Residencia in Mallorca. Sheltered by green mountains on the peaceful north-west coast; this hotel is perfect for art and spa lovers. Visit Sa Tafona, the hotel’s acclaimed art gallery or take a seat in Café Miró, admiring original Miró artworks. After perusing over 800 artworks dotted around the hotel, relax in the award-winning spa, which uses locally sourced ingredients from the surrounding gardens.
- Deià was the home of artists and writers such as Robert Graves
- Amongst other former royal guests, The late Princess Diana once stayed here
Stay At Belmond Reid’s Palace, Madeira
Offering a year-round cliff-top haven, on the edge of the Atlantic, guests will seemingly step back in time to a bygone era at Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira. This 120-year-old retreat is set within 10-acres of lush gardens and celebrates refined luxury, discreet service and contemporary cuisine with panoramic views. Indulge with timeless attractions and swim, play tennis and relax on the “Island of Eternal Spring”.
- Visit the ’Island of Eternal Spring’ and discover this iconic 120-year-old haven filled with nostalgia
Explore Europe With Belmond And Experience Stylish Stays
Belmond’s cluster of sparkling gems each boast incredible settings, are perfectly polished and have a history of attracting the glitterati. From former monasteries and medieval palaces, to grand cliff-top villas, to stay with Belmond is to experience a world of timeless style. With refined cuisine, decadent interiors and impeccable service, guests can simply relax and admire the breathtaking settings — or explore the captivating surroundings at their leisure. Catch the scent of fragrant lemon groves, taste the fresh olives and gaze out at magenta bougainvillea, or scarlet geranium, as you indulge the senses. With Belmond you can discover an enviable collection of hotels, whilst exploring Europe in style — you should also expect a host of exceptional experiences!
To explore Europe with Belmond and experience a world of luxury hospitality on land, via rail or via vessel, please call one of our expert Travel Consultants on on 01244 897 771 or visit elegantresorts.co.uk