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Excelsior Palace


Good for Couples

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

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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Quaint 5 stars Hotel in Rapallo
karlexantoine, Miami Beach, Florida
Tripadvisor review Jul 12 2018
We stayed at the Excelsior in July 2018 and totally enjoyed it. Some may complain that the hotel looks a little out dated, but that was part of the charm for us. We live in Miami Beach and are so...
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Beautiful Location and Views
AG1000, San Francisco
Tripadvisor review Jul 08 2018
We booked 3 rooms for a family of 5. The views from this hotel were spectacular. Two of our rooms were sea view superior rooms and we were lucky to be staying at this hotel during the feast of the...
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