Hotel Excelsior Palace

  • Liguria, Italy, Rapallo

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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 you'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.

Added value

Free Night Offer: Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights on stays (bed and breakfast only) between 01 Jan 19 - 31 Dec 20

  • No. of rooms: 119
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 7
  • Official rating: 5


Superior Rooms are about 22m² and have partial sea views from the window. They are elegantly decorated in light soothing tones with some offering a partial view of Rapallo bay. They sleep two people with a third bed available on request for a supplement. All rooms have private bath or shower, air conditioning (01 Jun - 30 Sep weather dependent), television, safe, minibar and hairdryer. Baby cots are available on request. 

Exclusive Rooms are spacious at about 28m². These rooms have a balcony and views of either the the Gulf of Portofino or Rapallo Bay. They sleeps two people with a bed for an additional person available on request for a supplement. Some of these rooms can be inter connecting if requested. 

Junior Suites, Classic Suites and Deluxe Suites are available on request, please call to book.

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

Please note that this hotel may not be suitable for guests with walking difficulties.


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: 15.281081
  • Latitude: 37.850476

For more information on travel and transport visit our Rapallo page


Restaurants & Bars

Lord Byron Restaurant is housed in an elegant and refined setting that opens out onto the terrace. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving authentic Ligurian cuisine including fresh fish and pasta dishes. 

Eden Roc & Lounge Restaurant is open during the summer months (Jun-Sep) and located at the Beach Club. It is the ideal setting for a light lunch, cool drink or even just a snack by the pool. The restaurant serves pizzas and salads as well as drinks and cocktails. On a warm summer's evening guests can enjoy dinner here, overlooking the bay whilst listening to live music play. 

Sporting Bar located by the pool serves drinks and light snacks from 10.30am - 7.30pm in the summer months.

Yacthing Bar has a cosy atmosphere perfect for an evening aperitif. Or head out onto the terrace in the summer months with a delicious cocktail. 

Pools & Beaches 

The hotel's Beach Club has two outdoor infinity pools. The pool located close to the Sporting Bar is heated and is open from around Easter and the second is equipped with six whirlpool loungers and open from late May - 30 Sep.  Open during the summer months, guests can enjoy drinks and refreshments from the poolside lounge bar.  

The Beach Club terraces gradually decent to the sea reaching a rock platform. The hotel offers a beach service which is available from about 01 Jun - 30 Sep with sun loungers, sunshades and changing huts available for guests to use free of charge. Beach towels can also be provided (1 per person). 

Please note that the pool and beach opening dates are subject to weather conditions. 


Guests can enjoy massages and treatments at the hotels wellness spa. The spa has a heated indoor swimming pool, treatment rooms and gym. The use of the spa, its facilities and treatments are payable locally. 


  • E-bikes can be hired from the hotel subject to availability (payable locally approx. €18 per bike for a maximum of 5 hours) 

Practical Facilities

  • Wifi throughout
  • Free Parking (subject to availability)
  • Garage payable locally (approx. €16 per night)

Breakfast A full buffet breakfast is served each morning with a wide selection of fresh fruit, pastries, fresh bread, cheeses, meats, yogurt fruit and cakes. 

Boasting two restaurants, the Lord Byron that has panoramic terrace and serves traditional dishes and the seasonal Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant on the seaside serving light lunches during the day and a romantic dinner al fresco in the evening. Lunches and dinners can be purchased locally. 

Half Board options are available at a suppliant. Guest choosing half board will have a choice of three courses from the a la carte menu. 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 15.281081
  • Latitude: 37.850476

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Hotel Excelsior Palace
Rapallo, Liguria,Bed & Breakfast
14/10/2020 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Luton
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