December 14, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Excelsior Palace Hotel in Rapallo, Italy
As celebrated as its many legendary guests, such as Ernest Hemingway, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Rita Hayworth, the Excelsior Palace Hotel, Italy enjoys an inspired location along the Italian Riviera. Part of the LVX collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, this storied property has occupied a dominant position overlooking the Portofino Coast in the seaside town of Rapallo since 1901. With a stay in classic fin-de-siecle style accommodations, you will be transported back to the era of the international beau monde.
You will find dining divine in the hotel's main restaurant lauded for its Ligurian and Mediterranean cuisine. Spend your summer afternoons at the Beach Club, offering a panoramic swimming pool, fabulous views. The spa, another popular destination, features a handful of therapy rooms, a fitness center, an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and Turkish bath. Dabble in fabulous recreation at a nearby 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and several beaches. Excursions to Portofino, Cinque Terre and Genoa reveal lessons in life, love and Italian culture.
Location of Excelsior Palace Hotel
Nearest Airport: GOA
Amenities for Excelsior Palace Hotel
- General Information
- Pet Friendly
- Outdoor Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Fitness Center
- Wellness Center
- Beach Club
- Beach Access
- In-Room Amenities
- In-Room Safes
- Wellness Programs
- Conference Facilities
- Food & Wine
- Spa & Wellness
Reviews for Excelsior Palace Hotel
This was our first foray into Rapallo and while I had some of the normal anticipation that the hotel would not be as advertised. I was wrong on all counts. It is centrally located and just down the road (literally) from Portofino. The staff is courteous and helpful from arrival to departure. The rooms are elegantly appointed. Our room needed a bit of paint and the entry (carpet) needed a serious cleaning. Otherwise, the accomodations were comfortable and quiet. The location is on a hill and you have a beautiful view of the Mediterranean and the town of Rapallo. The morning buffet breakfast is hearty and healthy. They have bicycles and scooters available but you best be fit to walk or peddle the winding road up to the hotel. A great way to walk off lunch and/or dinner. I would return to this hotel in a heartbeat.
Scoop1955 - California, Maryland
We arrived on winter, when the place is not that crowded and we were upgraded to a superior room with a view to the sea. The hotel is very classy, clean with a classic decoration that travels you to another age. The room was very comfy and clean. The breakfast was very nice as well. I would have given it 5 stars should a minor event had not occur. We had placed 2 towels on the bath's floor for the maid to replace and we found out that the very same towels were again placed back on the hanger of the bath. We had immediately requested fresh towels and same have been provided at once. I would definetely visit again.
AngelK73GR - Athens, Greece
We attended a business conference at this hotel and not only is it located in historic Rapallo with easy access to Genoa, Porto Fina and other resort/tourist areas, the service and staff is excellent. In addition, the views are incredible from all sides, but ask for a seaside view. If you are in this area of the world, stay here.
lsuwin - Little Rock, Arkansas
We stayed for 3 nights in October, in a corner suite with sea views and a terrace. Excelsior Palace is an old world luxury hotel with stunning views of Rapallo, the coastline and sea. It is a 10-15 minute walk to the town centre, where there is a good choice of restaurants, cafes and bars. There are regular local bus and ferry connections to Santa Margeurita and Portofino. The hotel is very well maintained and has quality fittings, comfortable beds, and reasonably good wifi. Like other Italian hotels, there was no iron or tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Breakfast is served in in the restaurant on the first floor, and seating is available on the terrace overlooking the sea. It was disappointing to find, like other reviewers, that the breakfast is not of the same 5 star standard as the hotel. As one reviewer says "it is OK", but certainly not to the standard of other leading 5 star properties. I don't eat red meat, and don't enjoy cheese at breakfast, so was left with very limited choices. Disappointing that receiving similar feedback fairly consistently, little change have been implemented. Overall our stay at ExP was delightful. The ambiance is one of charming, old world luxury, and the staff were consistently professional and welcoming. Currently the outdoor pools are closed for repair, however the indoor pool is open. Warning: the 52 steps from the street to the hotel foyer will be an issue for some guests. But the views are well worth the effort!
JoanneSydney - Sydney,
First thank you so much for fixed the problem of the reservation that I had because of a gala hotel, what you did for me was really professional and you showed empathy worthy of a 5 star hotel ! The room was nice, with superbe view of the sea, bathroom is really modern too. All the staff is very professionnel. Hope to see you again.