The Hotel Excelsior Palace is perfectly situated just a short walk from the centre of Rapallo and with panoramic views of the bay of Portofino and the Marina. One side of the hotel looks out over the Rapallo bay and the other has views of the glittering Portofino coast. Built in the 1901, the luxurious hotel has retained the elegance of the era in which it was built, with paintings lining the walls and beautifully crafted antique furnishings. This old world style has been combined with today's modern comforts.
The rooms look out over the Gulf of Tigullio, famed as one of literature's most celebrated panoramas. They are decorated in fresh light pastel tones that take influence from the hues of of the pastel couloured buildings and the surrounding natural landscape of the Italian Riviera. The hotels fantastic facilities allow for pure rest and relaxation. The spa has treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, where you can really unwind during your stay. From June to September cool off at the hotel's beach club with its two outdoor infinity pools that can be accessed a by footbridge over the coastal road (these facilities are all payable locally).
Choose from the hotel's two excellent restaurants. Dine at the Lord Byron and enjoy a delicious traditional culinary experience. If your're after a light meal, head over to the hotels Eden Rock Lounge & Restaurant, open in the summer months, serving food and drinks. Here you'll often hear live music as you enjoy an aperitif.
*Please note that this hotel is situated above Rapallo and there is a steep hill and numerous steps down into the town, making it unsustainable for guest with limited mobility.
Transfer time: approx. 45 mins from Genoa or 1 hour 30 mins from Pisa. Private transfers included.