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Excelsior Palace


Located on one of the most impressive areas of the Italian Riviera with stunning views over both the Mediterranean and Rapallo’s quaint little marina, the Excelsior Palace has been elegantly restored with rooms offering a seamless blend of traditional 19th century opulence and contemporary comforts. Each guestroom is beautifully decorated with a gleaming array of colours, inspired by the vibrant buildings of neighbouring Portofino. The terrace at Restaurant Lord Byron, the hotel’s flagship venue, offers fantastic panoramic sea views. Whilst Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant is perfect for a romantic meal for two all throughout the summer. In addition, there are two outdoor infinity pools and the Beauty Farm Spa for those who wish to relax by the coast.


Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-12 years.

The hotel has 123 rooms.

This hotel is not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

Added value

Meal offer

Guests staying for a minimum of 7 nights between 01 March - 30 November 2018 booked by 28 February 2018 will receive one complimentary dinner for two people (excluding beverages) to be booked upon arrival at check-in plus one aperitif per person (max 2 adults per room) at the Yachting Bar (must be booked on a different day than the dinner).

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on the hotel price for holidays between 01 January - 31 December 2018 booked by 27 March 2018.

Free nights

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 01 January - 31 December 2018.

Please note not all offers are combinable.


Bars & Restaurants

Lord Byron

A stylish restaurant with large picture windows and an outdoor terrace to enjoy breakfast and dinner, as well as lunch during the winter season.

Opening times - Summer:
Breakfast 07:00-10:30
Dinner 19:30-22:00 Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday/Monday)

Opening times - Winter:
Breakfast 07:00-10:30
Lunch 12:30-14:30 
Dinner 19:30-22:30

The Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant

Located beside the sea. During the day it serves lunches for those enjoying the Beach Club, and in the evening it is an atmospheric and romantic restaurant serving candlelit dinners accompanied by live music at the weekend.

Opening times - Summer:
Lunch 12:30-14:30
Snack / Pizzas available 14:30-17:30 in July and August
Dinner 19:30-23:00 with buffet on Thursday and live music on Fridays and Saturdays until midnight.

The Sporting Bar

Pool-side and informal during the day. 

Winter - Saturday & Sunday 10:00-17:00

Summer - Everyday 10:00-19:00

The Yachting Bar

A marine atmosphere with warm woods.

Open throughout the year 10:30-01:00

Beach & Pools

The Beach Club

The Beach Club offers two outdoor infinity pools, one equipped with 6 whirlpool loungers.  

Open June to September.

Spa & Wellness

Spa & Wellness

An oasis of well-being, in addition to the treatment rooms there is an indoor pool and gym with Technogym equipment. 

About the Location
It’s easy to see why writers W. B. Yeats and Ezra Pound found inspiration in Rapallo. In many ways, the town is a bigger version of nearby Portofino. Townhouses come in summery sorbet colours – tangerine, lemon, pistachio, vanilla – and throw in elegant façades, green shutters and terracotta roofs for good measure. Italian-label clothes boutiques and classically dressed restaurants stock their ground floors.

But that’s where the similarities stop. Rapallo is bigger than Portofino, so there’s more for your to-do list. The harbour is busy with boats heading for neighbouring cliffside towns, and a 16th-century pirate watchtower still guards the water. A handful of sand and pebble beaches scallop the town, too. Lido & Flora comes with a couple of swimming pools, while San Michele offers the best sea-view trattorias.

The foothills of the Apennines rise up behind Rapallo. You could dip into the local golf course (rare in these parts) or catch a cable car up to the marble Sanctuary of Our Lady of Montallegro.
Transfer time
45 minutes from Genoa airport
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Elisabeth M, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Feb 06 2018
We had such a good time in our five day trip to Italy, and much of it was thanks to the excellent hotel we stayed at. Every morning we enjoyed a family swim in the warm inside pool, before a very...
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MikeandKarenA, Granby, Connecticut
Tripadvisor review Feb 02 2018
Our stay at the Excelsior impressed us quite a bit, from the elaborate breakfast to the careful attention paid to cleanliness. We were even loaned an umbrella when we walked to a restaurant in the...
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