Hotel Miramare & Spa (Sestri Levante)

  • Liguria, Italy, Portofino

  • 4

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Hotel Miramare & Spa is right in front of the stunning Bay of Silence, which has one of the best beaches in Liguria. It’s been awarded Blue Flag status so you can expect high standards. It’s sandy with a gentle slope into the sea, which is lovely and clear. The Miramare has a private beach club (payable locally) so you can spend all day there relaxing if you like. Speaking of relaxing, check out the hotel's new Karma Spa and treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment (payable locally). 

The hotel makes the most of its seafront location with large glass windows in the lounge and wine bar so you can grab a drink, sit back and enjoy the view. The rooms have a nice, modern décor with views of the old town or courtyard. If you like falling asleep to the sound of the sea every night, upgrade to a Superior Room. The balcony looks out over the beach and the views are incredible. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant is something special too. It appears in the Michelin guide thanks to the gourmet food and fab location right on the beach. There’s even tables set up on the sand. You’ve got plenty more choices of places to eat in Sestri Levante – everything’s within walking distance thanks to the hotel’s central location.

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour from Genoa airport or 1 hour 15 mins from Pisa airport by private car.

Added value

Flights and airport transfers included

Telephone rep service

  • No. of rooms: 35
  • Official rating: 4

Local Fees and Taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2 per person per night (aged 12+) for a maximum of 7 nights is payable locally.


Double Rooms are about 19-24m² and have views of the old town or courtyard. They can sleep two people, plus a child aged 1 - 3 years. Cots are available on request, free of charge. They have been finished in a modern style and have air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, shower and a hairdryer. 

Deluxe Rooms are about 32m² and sleep up to three people. They have views of the old town or courtyard.

Superior Sea View Rooms are about 19m² and sleep up to two people. They look out directly over the Bay of Silence so you can enjoy sea views from your private balcony.

Junior Suites are about 34m² and sleep up to two people. They have king-size beds, private balcony with sea views, a seating area, bathrobe, slippers and whirlpool.

Sea View Suites are are elegant and spacious at about 46m². They can sleep two people, plus a child aged 1 - 3 years, and have a comfortable separate lounge area, two bathrooms and a whirlpool. The doors open up to a French balcony overlooking the Bay of Silence. Family suites are also available.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Please note that this hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties. 

The reception hall, breakfast room and restaurant are all located on the ground floor, but there are seven steps to reach the first level where there is a lift. There are five steps down to the beach. 


The Ligurian towns near Portofino are an exciting mix of glamour and wealth, and down-to-earth, rustic charm; from the ‘dolce vita’ of Portofino itself, to Rapallo, popular with holidaying Italian families. Walking in the Portofino National Park reminds you that there's still a lot of rural land around these picture-perfect towns, just a stone's throw from the coast. Exploring on foot is a great way to get to know the real Liguria, where farmers still work on the land and old farm houses stand strong in the middle of the countryside.

Sea-view walking

One of our favourite parts of walking in the Portofino area is looking down on the 'C' shaped harbours that are so characteristic of the area. The bright white yachts lining the harbour always look smart bobbing about on the water. From above, the multi-coloured buildings stand out against the lapis lazuli sea. See if you can spot any fisherman bringing in their catch. 

The easy going walk from Rapallo to Santa Margherita Ligure (that can be extended out to Portofino for the full 8km route) is popular with everyone, from families to joggers, thanks to its flat pathway and great views. Called ‘The Red Carpet’ walk, after a Hollywood PR stunt, the route travels along beautiful coastline, sandy beaches and past huge villas.

Fantastic public transport network

Trains run up and down the coast linking the towns with the city of Genoa and the beautiful Cinque Terre, which is a bit further down the coast. From Rapallo it's easy to hop on the train to other nearby towns, all of which have gorgeous sea views and tucked away beaches. From Santa Margherita you can easily hop over into Portofino on the bus, the journey takes about 30 minutes and you can buy your tickets in the local tabaccheria.

Buzzing cafés and restaurants

While Portofino became the stamping ground of the rich and famous in the 1950s, there's a more local side to the Italian Riviera waiting for you to discover it. There's a really communal feel in towns like Rapallo and Santa Margherita. Rapallo in particular is full of restaurants and delis where you can sit on plastic chairs and grab a quick pasta salad for lunch. We love the down to earth restaurants, where you'll find Italian families eating together and enjoying themselves late into the evening. It really is buzzing!

In and around Portofino

Take a day trip to Portofino and stroll through alleyways between pastel-painted houses, window shop in designer boutiques and check out the fishing boats in La Piazzetta. There’s also plenty to discover just outside of the old fishing village so make sure you make the most of it! Head over to Castello Brown, the 15th-century castle on a nearby peninsula, for the best views of Portofino; rent a kayak and explore the coastline; or take a boat to Abbey San Fruttuoso, only accessible by water or on foot, and discover the sunken statue of christ.

Why book a summer holiday in the Portofino area with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of the Portofino area's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to the Portofino area include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • Karma Spa with sauna, Mediterranean bath, thalasso therapy, hydro-massage (payable locally)
  • Massages and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Private beach (normally open June to mid September, payable locally for about €40 per person per day including sun loungers, umbrellas, use of the bathing hut and beach towels)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (payable locally, approx. €35 per day)

A buffet breakfast is served between 8am – 10.30am and offers sweet and savoury options including bread, brioche, croissants, yogurts, cereals and cakes. If you choose half board or full board you'll dine at the Altrove Bistrot & Wine Bar. You can also upgrade to half board at Restaurant Baia del Silenzio.

Restaurant Baia del Silenzio features in the Michelin Guide and offers a lovely setting for an elegant meal, overlooking the beautiful Bay of Silence. The Chef prepares Ligurian cuisine using seasonal produce, classically prepared cuts of meat and fresh fish specials.

Altrove Bistrot & Wine Bar is a stylish spot where you’ll find an extensive wine list. Choose from the best known, Italian, French and international wines or try one of the carefully selected bottles from small, regional vineyards. They also serve delicious cuisine here that can be enjoyed in the bar or outside on the terrace with sea views.

Karma Lounge Bar overlooks the sea and offers a wide choice of drinks, from coffee in the morning to cocktails later on. If you're peckish, they also serve a selection of snacks.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

Longitude: 9.3936974
Latitude: 44.2704051

  • Beachfront location
  • In the centre of Sestri Levante near to the shops restaurants and bars
  • 200 metres to the train station
  • 500 metres to the nearest bus stop

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