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Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo

Rapallo, Italy

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Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo
The unique setting of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, facing the bay of Rapallo (Italian Riviera) to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, the only 5 star luxury hotel on the Portofino Coast, has inspired a return to the elegance of the early 1900s, when the international beau monde gathered here.

Refined and comfortable ambiences reflect the warm colours of the sun and sea of Rapallo and the Portofino Coast, the guest rooms and suites look out onto one of the literature’s most celebrated panoramas, the Gulf of Tigullio.

A splendid setting for weekends and vacationing, Excelsior Palace Hotel five-star luxury hotel Rapallo devotes special attention to lovers of relaxation and of excellence, offering a Beach Club with terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and two panoramic swimming pools, one equipped with whirlpool loungers, in addition to an exclusive wellness centre, an oasis of pure pleasure for personalised treatments, gym and an indoor pool with a sea view.

One entire floor of the hotel is given over to spaces for events and weddings, offering Wi-Fi and cutting-edge technology.
Hotel Address:
  • Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo
  • Via San Michele Di Pagana 8
  • Rapallo,
  • Italy

Location Summary
Here is the “Liguria di Levante”, eastern Liguria, bashful, sunny, caressed by a sea that has carved cosy inlets and craggy buttresses into the jagged coastline.

It’s hard to imagine how the charm of these places couldn’t have worked its spell on the spirit and imagination of poets and thinkers. From those who were born here – like Eugenio Montale, adoptive son of the Cinque Terre – to those who made it their second home. A romantic trail that is replete with literary references, especially in the “Gulf of Poets”, between Portovenere and Lerici.

Cinque Terre: A strip of rugged coast not far from La Spezia, studded with minute, pastel-painted villages. Coming from Genoa, the doorway to this ancient little world is Monterosso, which possesses the only sand beach in the area and a handsome crucifix by Van Dyck in the Church of San Francesco. Then come Vernazza, with its laughing harbour; lofty Corniglia, once fortified; Manarola, which seems to slip gently into the sea; and Riomaggiore, which at sunset, once the throngs have left, regains its jealously guarded silences and mysteries.

Portofino: The famous “Piazzetta”, delimited by the little houses, slopes down and ends in the water of the harbour. To this day, sailors still draw boats out of the water upon it as if upon the edge of a beach. All around and under the pointed-arched porticos, along the quay and the Pier, the boutiques, the shops, the American bars, and the restaurants act as a frame.
Business Center
The Business Corner of the Excelsior Palace Hotel offers the use of a personal computer, fax, printer, photocopier, Internet connection – the Business Corner has it all.
Banquets & Meetings
Three very large, modular rooms make up the Duke of Windsor Congress Centre, for meetings and conventions for up to 450 people. The largest portion of the Windsor hall is constituted by theSala Simpson, separated from the other two, the Sala Duse and the Sala Soraya. The latter features direct access to the terrace overlooking Portofino and the sea for a well-deserved break from conference proceedings.
Fine Dining On Site
The Lord Byron restaurant, open year round, is a blend of refinement, tradition and creative culinary skill. The Eden Roc, which in April 2007 was ranked fourth in the classification of Italy’s best hotel restaurants by Conde’ Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award, is the hotel’s summer restaurant and offers light, refined dishes.
Pool Outdoor
Two panoramic swimming pools, one equipped with whirlpool loungers.
Spa Facility
Relaxation, regeneration, well-being: the key words of the Beauty & Wellness Club.
Surrounded by waves, girded in an embrace that smells of wind and sea, the hours spent on the deck-chairs and recliners of the Excelsior Palace Hotel Beach Club flit idly by, far removed from any stress.
Recommended Rooms
The Exclusive room category features a balcony and sea view either on the gulf of Portofino or on Rapallo bay. Some are connected with Superior room category.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Indoor
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Dining
    - Shopping
    - Theatre & Museums

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