The Ciana family have run the Hotel Regina Elena since 1910 and make sure everyone feels welcome. It’s right on the seafront in Santa Margherita, the next door town to Portofino, which is just a 30-minute bus ride away.
Rooftop pool and a beach club
When you arrive, head straight for the spectacular pool on the hotel’s rooftop (open May to mid-October). Lay back on a lounger or in the whirlpool and enjoy panoramic views over the gulf. Directly in front of the hotel you’ll find the exclusive beach club (charges apply during high season) with a bar and restaurant offering snacks or a light lunch.
Dinners in the hotel are taken in the Principessa Restaurant. You can sit down to a delicious meal of fresh, local dishes, along with an extensive wine list to complement your meal. You’ll also find the many bars and restaurants of Santa Margherita just a short walk away, as well as the train station, making it easy to explore other resorts along the coast.