Excelsior Palace Hotel
Overlooking the yachts anchored in the Mediterranean’s glistening Bay of Rapallo, five-star Excelsior Palace Hotel defines luxury with its exceptional sophistication and service. The turn-of-the-century grandeur starts as you step onto the cool marble floors of the lobby, where opulent chandeliers soften the light from the sea-facing windows. Continuing its sense of refinement, the hotel’s restaurants and bars deliver creative dishes and exquisite cocktails whether you are relaxing by the infinity pools or taking in the views from the terrace.
- Relax in one of 119 guestrooms finished with authentic prints and antique furniture
- Savor fresh Italian cuisine that uses only the best local ingredients
- Treat yourself to an indulgent outdoor massage or unwind in one of the outdoor Jacuzzis
- Spend your days at the Beach Club swimming in the infinity pools overlooking the sea
- Book yourself a boat excursions into the historic bay from the Beach Club
- Visit Cinque Terre and Portofino and explore their quaint villages and hills
Take a sumptuous cruise around the bay on a private yacht from the hotel jetty. Tailor your adventure to jet along the coast or find a secluded cove to moor up for some snorkeling in the crystal waters before a Champagne lunch. For golf lovers, there is nothing better than a round of golf overlooking the beautiful ocean, or travel further afield to visit the monuments and hilltops of Cinque Terre.
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In your elegant guestroom, the natural beauty of a landscape that has inspired great artists and writers is reflected in mirrors carefully placed to optimize light and create a real home from home experience. You’ll find hand-picked, authentic antique furniture, prints, and paintings that bring a real sense of Italian charm; elegant marble bathrooms with luxurious bath products ensure comfort and relaxation. Each suite has been enhanced with particular features to make your stay all the more special, from private Jacuzzis to a private sauna and Turkish bath. Choose the right one for you and make this an unforgettable vacation.
This pet-friendly hotel is designed to make you feel welcome and care-free. Let the hotel concierge help you make the most of your stay by booking day trips, boat excursions, or restaurant reservations.
Savor the best of fine-dining, Italian cuisine at Excelsior Palace Hotel’s two restaurants, both with magnificent sea views in an elegant and refined setting.
Lord Byron Restaurant – Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Chef Pasquale Giordano’s menu at Lord Byron Restaurant is authentic and creative, with Ligurian seafood specialties, fresh pasta dishes, and delectable desserts. Start with a buffet breakfast on the terrace overlooking the beautiful coast; for lunch and dinner, choose from the daily seafood selection, grilled fish, fresh pasta, and risottos.
Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant – When lounging at the Beach Club, Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant is the ideal setting to stop for a light meal, drink, or snack. Open throughout the day during the summer season, savor fresh pizzas and light salads overlooking the glistening sea or stop for a snack and cocktail. In the evenings, it transforms itself into a romantic venue for candlelit dinners and live music, perfect for those warm summer nights.
Spend your days at the Beach Club with two infinity pools overlooking the ocean. Stretch out in one of the six underwater whirlpool loungers and experience pure relaxation, unwind in one of the three Jacuzzis, or visit the gazebo for an indulgent outdoor massage. Head out on one of the many boat excursions leaving from the private jetty at the Beach Club, from a day spent in Cinque Terre to shopping in the Tigullio Gulf, a boat ride to Porto Venere or Viareggio, or a romantic sunset ride across Portofino.
Liaise with the hotel concierge about visiting nearby towns and villages, from Santa Margherita and Portofino to Riomaggiore — easily accessible by train — for a northbound hike of Cinque Terre.
Excelsior Palace Hotel
Located in Rapallo, on the Portofino Coast, Excelsior Palace Hotel is perfectly placed for you to enjoy the best of the Italian Riviera — close enough to the center, restaurants, and rail station, but secluded enough to offer peace and quiet. Just under an hour’s drive from the city of Genoa, and a little over an hour’s drive to La Spezia, it is a fantastic location from which to explore more of this region of Italy.
Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport is 23 mi / 37 km from the hotel.
Stazione di Rapallo is just a 15-minute walk from the hotel.