Hotel Excelsior Palace couldn’t get much closer to the sea. It’s right on the edge of Rapallo in the Portofino area with amazing views over the marina and Bay of Portofino.
The Italian Riviera: living 'La Dolce Vita'
The best views are from the infinity pools in the beach club. You can chill out on the cabanas, relax in the whirlpool or have lunch at the Eden Roc Restaurant. It’s a five-star experience spending the day here. For a real ‘La Dolce Vita’ moment, jump on one of the boats from the beach club’s private jetty and sail down the Italian Riviera (bookable and payable locally).
An historic hotel & the streets of Rapallo
The main hotel building dates back to 1901 and there are loads of antiques and paintings on the walls. If you fancy getting to know the town in the evening there are lots of local restaurants and bars to try. It’s about a 15 minute walk to the centre of Rapallo (bear in mind there's a steep hill and steps to get there) so you can easily explore the town and drink in the views from the beachfront promenade. There’s lots to see and there’s a train station in the town so you can get further afield too.
Transfer time: approx. 45 minutes from Genoa airport or 1 hour 30 minutes from Pisa airport by private car.