Grand Hotel Bristol

  • Liguria, Italy, Rapallo

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Built during the opulent golden age of travel the Grand Hotel Bristol dates back to 1908. This elegant property stands tall over the Gulf of Tigullio, just a mile from the centre of Rapallo. Those up for a walk can take the seaside path that leads to the centre of town from the hotel. The carefully restored building has been updated with modern, comfortable interiors and has views over the Portofino promontory and the bay. The hotel’s bedrooms are decorated in soothing sandy tones and create a calm and fresh space to relax during your stay. In the evening enjoy an aperativo on the terrace and watch the sun dip beneath the horizon, before heading to the roof for a delicious evening meal at the hotels Le Cupole Restaurant, whilst taking in the incredible panoramic view. Set in prime location the hotel serves as the perfect base for exploring the sights Ligurian Riviera including the Castello di Rapallo and the hilltop Sanctury of our Lady of Montallegro. 

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins from Genoa or 1 hour 30 mins from Pisa. Private transfers included.

Added value

Stay 4 nights and pay for 3 nights for holidays between 06 Oct - 27 Dec 19, 03 Jan - 10 Apr 20, 13 Apr - 25 Apr 20, 04 Oct - 27 Dec 20 (excludes Deluxe Rooms), stay 5 nights and pay for 4 nights for holidays between 22 Apr - 24 May 19, 13 Sep – 27 Dec 19, 03 Jan – 10 Apr 20, 13 Apr – 22 May 20 and 04 Oct – 27 Dec 20 (excludes Deluxe Rooms)

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 18 Aug - 14 Sep 19, 03 Jan - 10 Apr 20, 13 Apr – 10 Jul 20 and 23 Aug – 27 Dec 20 (excludes Deluxe Rooms in 2020) or Stay 14 nights and pay for 12 nights on holidays between 03 Jan – 02 Jan 21.

Family Offer: Family's of two adults and two children (aged 2-13 years) sharing a Junior Suite save 50% on the childrens hotel price.

Save 10% on the hotel price on holidays between 03 Jan 20 - 02 Jan 21 booked by 28 Mar 20

Save 5% on the hotel price of stays booked by 29 Apr 20

  • No. of rooms: 83
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 5
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4

Standard Rooms have views over the surrounding gardens and some have a french balcony. A third bed can be added to this room for children under the age of 12. This room type is available on request, please call to book.

Superior Rooms are decorated in a classic style with light soothing sandy tones. The rooms look across to Rapello and have side sea views. These rooms have a small French balcony.  All rooms have private bath or shower, air conditioning, television, minibar, safe and hairdryer. 

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 guests a spacious place to relax, with a french balcony and a sea view. 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 terrace or balcony with furniture. 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

American style buffet breakfast is served in the Chamberlain terrace restaurant.

For those opting for the half board upgrade, the rooftop restaurant Le Cupole serves local Ligurian cuisine as well as Italian favourites for guests staying in 2020. Half board options include a three course meal with a small appetizer. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

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.

Inghams operate a telephone Rep service in Rapallo. 

Things to do in resort

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 9.244522
  • Latitude: 44.343445

For more information on travel and transport visit our Rapallo page


Bars & Restaurants

Le Cupole Resturant located on the top floor of the hotel, offering panoramic views over the Gulf of Tigullio. In the warmer months, dine beneath the stars on the outdoor roof terrace. The gourmet Michelin star restaurant serves delicious dishes that combine innovation, creativity and tradition. 

Chamberlain Terrace Restaurant located on the ground floor of the hotel, with a large panoramic terrace overlooking the pool and glistening waters of the bay. In the morning enjoy a buffet breakfast here.

Le vie della Seta Cocktail Bar serves light lunches and dinners in a modern relaxed setting. Here you can also enjoy a carefully created cocktail recommended by the hotels bar tender.


Erre Spa is an oasis of calm and relaxation, with soothing ambient lighting, in a modern setting. The spa offers a range of treatments and facilities including a Sauna, Turkish bath, Mediterranean bath, internal swimming pool, hydromassage areas, hydrojets and waterfalls, Jacuzzi, showers, ice waterfall and various themed relaxation areas. Bathrobes, a towel and slippers are provided by the hotel. All spa services are payable locally (enrty approx. 24 per person)

Guests must be over the age of 16 to use the spa facilities

Open from 10:00am – 08:00pm (these timings are subject to change) 

General Facilities

  • Outdoor Swimming pool & Solarium (normally open from June to September, according to weather conditions)
  • Free wifi
  • Parking (approx. 15 per night, subject to availability)
  • Scooter rental (payable locally)


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Grand Hotel Bristol
Rapallo, Liguria,Bed & Breakfast
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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