Grand Hotel Bristol

  • Liguria, Italy, Rapallo

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It doesn’t matter where you are at the Grand Hotel Bristol, the views are amazing. It’s on the coast of Rapallo overlooking the sea and Portofino Promontory, a protected forested area. There’s some great hiking trails through here and we’d recommend it if you’re a keen walker.

As soon as you arrive at this hotel you’ll know you’ve picked somewhere special to stay. The Art Nouveau building stands out on the promenade and the interior is just as impressive. It’s been restored so it’s quite modern inside – think parquet floors in the rooms and art deco furniture in the bar. The pool is a real highlight. It’s at the front of the hotel so gets the sea views. We love chilling out here all day with a good book. It’s so relaxing. When the evening draws in, you’ll find us in the bar having apertivo and watching the sunset. You can eat dinner at the hotel and Le Cupole Restaurant comes highly recommended. It serves fresh, local food and you can dine al fresco on the roof terrace. There’s also plenty of bars and restaurants to try in the centre of Rapallo. It’s a pleasant walk along the coastal path.

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins from Genoa airport or 1 hour 30 mins from Pisa airport by private car.

Added value

Family offer: Discount available for two adults and two children sharing a Junior Suite

Free nights available between 03 - 31 Oct 21 (min stay 4 nights, excludes Deluxe Rooms)

Free nights available between 12 Sep - 31 Oct 21 (min stay 5 nights, excludes Deluxe Rooms)

  • No. of rooms: 83
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 4


Classic Rooms have views over the gardens and some have a French balcony. A third bed can be added to this room for children under the age of 12. All rooms have private bath or shower, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Superior Rooms are decorated in a classic style with light, sandy tones. The rooms look across to Rapallo and have side sea views from the small French balcony. 

Deluxe Rooms have sea views and overlook the beautiful Portofino coast line. A third and fourth bed can be added to this room for children under the age of 12. These rooms have a small French balcony.

Junior Suites offer a spacious place to relax, with a French balcony and sea views. A third bed can be added to this room. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Suites have sea views with a furnished terrace or balcony. A third bed can be added to this room. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Single Rooms are available on request, please call to book. 


The hotel has adapted rooms. These rooms are available on request, please call to book to ensure that these rooms meet your requirements.

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

Rapallo is a charming seaside town that lies on the bay of Portofino, just a short distance from both Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. It is conveniently served by train and there are regular buses too, so sightseeing along the coast is simple.

  • Outdoor Swimming pool (normally open from June to September)
  • Erre Spa with indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and relaxation areas. Bathrobes, towels and slippers are provided by the hotel (open 10am - 8pm, all spa services are payable locally, entry is approx. 24 per person, you must be over 16 years to use the spa)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking (approx. 15 per night, subject to availability)
  • Scooter rental (payable locally)

Le Cupole Resturant is on the top floor of the hotel with panoramic views over the Gulf of Tigullio. In the summer you can dine al fresco on the terrace. The menu created by Chef Graziano Duca combines tradition and creativity, producing the most delicious meals. We'd recommend giving one of the tasting menu's a try. All of the food here follows the zero-kilometre philosophy - so they use local produce wherever possible.

Chamberlain Terrace Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the hotel with a large panoramic terrace overlooking the pool and the bay. A buffet breakfast is served here every morning.

Le vie della Seta Cocktail Bar is a great place for an aperitif or even an after dinner drink. Try a cocktail recommended by the hotel's bartender.

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.244522
  • Latitude: 44.343445

Reviews of Grand Hotel Bristol

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per person from £518
Includes £19pp discount
Grand Hotel Bristol
Rapallo, Liguria,Bed & Breakfast
04/05/2022 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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