Best Belmond Hotels in Italy

Formerly Orient-Express Hotels & Resorts, this luxury hotel collection boasts 32 intimate... READ MORE
Formerly Orient-Express Hotels & Resorts, this luxury hotel collection boasts 32 intimate properties across five different continents, providing travelers in destinations like Charleston, South Carolina, Florence, Italy, Rio de Janeiro and Cape Town, South Africa, with a sumptuous place to stay. Each property is reflective of its unique locale, with architecture, decor and cuisine representative of the hotel's location. Elegant guest rooms outfitted with deluxe amenities like aromatherapy turndown service and deep soaking tubs appeal to escapists, while adventure-infused packages draw more active travelers. Derived from the Latin words for "beautiful" and "world," Belmond still offers unique travel experiences like train tours through Europe, wildlife safaris in Africa and guided explorations of South America. The following list of Belmond properties scored high enough to earn spots on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Mexico and Best Hotels in Europe rankings.

READ THE BEST HOTELS METHODOLOGY »

Best Belmond Hotels by Destination

7 matches

Select Dates

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Select Dates

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Hotel Class

1 star - 5 stars

Amenities

Select Dates

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Select Dates

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

Press the down arrow key to interact with the calendar and select a date. Press the question mark key to get the keyboard shortcuts for changing dates.

  • View all Photos
    Belmond Hotel Caruso
    Ravello
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 872 reviewsTripAdvisor (872)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on cliffs above the Amalfi Coast, Belmond Hotel Caruso is housed in a former 11th-century castle. Ancient walls and frescoed ceilings remain, now married with modern amenities like an infinity-edge swimming pool (one of the world's most beautiful), iPods preloaded with your favorite songs, an air-conditioned fitness center, a shopping boutique and various kids activities. A spa with an extensive menu of treatments is also available on-site. All rooms and suites include marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi and writing desks, and almost all accommodations offer private gardens or balconies or terraces with city or Mediterranean Sea views. When you're hungry, visitors recommend dining at Belvedere Restaurant for traditional Italian cuisine or savoring pizzas and salads at the poolside restaurant and bar. (Some caution, though, that meals at the on-site dining venues are expensive.) The real standout here – that is, aside from the panoramic vistas and the complimentary boat tours – is the impeccable service; recent guests gushed about everyone from the helpful concierge desk and warm reception staff to the bartenders that remembered personalized drink orders.

    Ravello
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 872 reviewsTripAdvisor (872)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Excellent Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • View all Photos
    Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo
    Taormina
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1045 reviewsTripAdvisor (1045)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled within Mount Tauro's cliffs in the Sicilian city of Taormina, the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is a popular retreat for couples and families. In all of the property's 70 guest rooms and suites, you'll find neutral color palettes with hardwood floors, marble bathrooms and bright accent linens and throw pillows, plus in-room perks like free Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations. Upgraded accommodations, which recent travelers said were well worth the added expense, include balconies or terraces with expansive views of the bay, city or Mount Etna. You'll also find picturesque vistas from the property's three restaurants, which specialize in Sicilian and Mediterranean fare, and The Literary Terrace & Bar. Other on-site amenities include several gardens, a spa and a heated swimming pool. Additionally, a private beach – accessible via the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo's complimentary shuttle – is available at the hotel's sister property, the Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea. And if you stay during the summer months, consider participating in one of the hotel's free boat excursions around Sicily's east coast. Keep in mind, though, that the Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo is closed annually from mid-November to mid-March.

    Taormina
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1045 reviewsTripAdvisor (1045)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • View all Photos
    Belmond Castello di Casole
    Casole d\'Elsa
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 413 reviewsTripAdvisor (413)
    Free WiFi

    Recent visitors praised this historic resort's stunning beauty. The estate's namesake castle was built in the late 10th century and was restored and converted into a hotel in 2012. Located in Casole d'Elsa, Italy, the property is surrounded by the farms and vineyards that make Tuscany's gastronomy world famous. Accommodations at Belmond Castello di Casole are spacious and elegant, with classic Tuscan hues like terra cotta, light blue and cypress green. All suites include complimentary Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs and free minibars. Bathrooms feature luxurious perks, such as heated towel racks, double showerheads and freestanding bathtubs. There are three on-site dining options, with Tosca being the hotel's primary breakfast and dinner option. For lighter fare, guests can eat at the elegant yet informal Cip's Club by Belmond Hotel Cipriani or the lively Bar Visconti. A few previous guests said that the service ought to be improved throughout the hotel, but even the most cynical visitors praised the exciting assortment of adventures available on-site. Activities include biking, horseback riding, golf, hiking and truffle hunting. For a more relaxing day, Belmond Castello di Casole offers art and cooking classes. 

    Casole d\'Elsa
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 413 reviewsTripAdvisor (413)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • View all Photos
    Belmond Villa San Michele
    Fiesole
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 501 reviewsTripAdvisor (501)
    Free WiFi

    Perched on a hilltop overlooking Florence, the Belmond Villa San Michele is set about 6 miles north of the city center. Previous visitors said the stunning views from the property made their stays here that much more special. Plus, guests can use the free shuttle daily for trips into town. This boutique villa, reminiscent of a monastery, dates back to the 15th century and is surrounded by verdant gardens, lemon trees and blooming roses. The hotel's on-site amenities include a fitness center, a massage gazebo and an outdoor swimming pool with views of the valley below. Cuisine is another standout feature here. Belmond Villa San Michele's restaurant, La Loggia, serves traditional Italian fare, and the property is home to a cooking school where guests can refine their culinary expertise with hands-on classes. Kids cooking classes are also available for a fee. Rooms and suites boast marble bathrooms, HD TVs with DVD players, custom furniture and stocked minibars.

    Fiesole
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 501 reviewsTripAdvisor (501)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • View all Photos
    Belmond Hotel Cipriani
    Venice
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 944 reviewsTripAdvisor (944)
    Free WiFi

    Belmond Hotel Cipriani is an opulent hideaway that is perched on the picturesque tip of Giudecca Island in Venice. Recent visitors described Belmond Hotel Cipriani as a classic (albeit expensive) hotel that somehow manages to improve year after year. Rooms and suites are elegantly designed with hardwood floors and neutral color schemes. Guests can expect amenities like flat-screen TVs, fully stocked minibars and complimentary Wi-Fi access. (Many of the rooms also come with a private balcony or terrace.) Bathrooms have separate showers and bathtubs. The luxury carries over from Belmond Hotel Cipriani's rooms into its Michelin-starred restaurant, Oro, where foodies can enjoy Jackson Pollock-inspired dishes and an extensive wine list. Cip's Club is a more relaxed option, and guests can take in original Venetian artwork inside its dining room or stellar views of the city from its deck tables. When they're not eating, travelers can explore the hotel's Olympic-sized pool, boutique stores, Casanova Gardens, fitness center or red-clay tennis courts. What's more, Belmond Hotel Cipriani offers a variety of day trips to sights around Venice, including wineries, monasteries, stores and other hidden spots.

    Venice
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 944 reviewsTripAdvisor (944)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Great Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • View all Photos
    Belmond Hotel Splendido
    Portofino
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1093 reviewsTripAdvisor (1093)
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking the harbor and yachts in Portofino, Italy, along the Amalfi Coast, the Belmond Hotel Splendido impresses guests with its picturesque location and understated elegance. The hotel itself sits within walking distance of Portofino's many quaint shops and eateries. Rooms at this property offer garden, sea or village views and are outfitted with marble bathrooms, desks and TVs with DVD players. If you upgrade to a suite, you can enjoy a balcony or terrace and additional space. Outside of the accommodations, guests will find many amenities, including a private boat and a tennis court. Additionally, the hotel is home to a heated saltwater pool outlined by gardens and a spa that offers various massages and body treatments, plus yoga and Pilates. When it's time for a meal, visitors have a few options on-site. La Terrazza, which enforces a smart chic dress code (no T-shirts or shorts allowed), serves authentic Italian cuisine and features beautiful views of the town. Guests say the food at La Terrazza is exquisite, though many do warn that menu items are expensive. The property also has a casual pool restaurant (open from spring to fall) and a cocktail bar.

    Portofino
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1093 reviewsTripAdvisor (1093)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi
  • View all Photos
    Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea
    Taormina, ME
    5-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 641 reviewsTripAdvisor (641)
    Free WiFi

    Located on the Bay of Mazzarò overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea has been a part of the landscape since it was originally built in 1830, and today its verdant gardens and coastal location appeal to vacationing couples and friends. The hotel is also popular among families, as it offers numerous kid-friendly amenities like beach toys, child and teen spa treatments, babysitting services, DVDs and kid menus. Additionally, there's a private beach, a heated infinity pool, a fitness center, three bars, complimentary boat rides and a free shuttle between the hotel and its sister property, Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo. What's more, Restaurant Oliviero serves regional Italian cuisine alongside ocean views for lunch and dinner. Peek at even more picturesque vistas from the hotel's 63 guest rooms and suites, which all include tile floors, DVD players and flat-screen TVs, gilded accents and king- or twin-sized beds. Larger rooms and suites boast water views, balconies and separate sitting areas. Recent guests lauded the comfortable rooms, stunning gardens, breathtaking views and fabulous staff, though some thought the walls between the rooms were a bit thin. You can find Belmond Villa Sant'Andrea in Taormina, Italy, about 60 miles northeast of Sicily.

    Taormina, ME
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 641 reviewsTripAdvisor (641)
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Good Critic Rating
    Free WiFi