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Excelsior Palace Hotel

VIA S. MICHELE DI PAGANA 8, , Rapallo, Italy
Classic Preferred Hotel

Excelsior Palace Hotel


Hotel Overview

Stunning locale
Uniquely located with the Bay of Rapallo to the east and the Portofino Gulf to the west, this elegant hotel has been restored to its 19th-century glory.
Sea views
The Excelsior Palace Hotel's 130 rooms have a warm color scheme and earth tones comprised of coral, blue, and sand; and most have views of the sea.
Luxury spa
In addition to a health club with a pool, sauna and steam bath, the hotel offers personalized treatment at Beauty Farm Spa.

Amenity highlights:

For premium rest and relaxation in the sun, the hotel’s beach club offers guests a panoramic swimming pool with a private beach, 120 cabanas and sporting bar.

What to expect:

The Excelsior Palace Hotel overlooks the Portofino Coast and the Bay of Rapallo, offering guests comfortable accommodations with spectacular views of the beautiful surroundings. Guests of the hotel will also enjoy spacious rooms, delicious dining options and on-site spa and fitness club.


VIA S. MICHELE DI PAGANA 8, , Rapallo, Italy


GOA - Genoa Airport



Excelsior Palace Hotel offers 130 guestrooms in a 7-story property. Guestrooms feature satellite television with pay movies. Business-friendly rooms are equipped with wireless Internet access and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms include bathrobes, bathroom phones, and bidets. Guestrooms provide minibars and slippers. Services include housekeeping and wake-up calls. Rollaway beds are also available.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Clock radio
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • Multi-line phone
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Television


Property Amenities

From its hilltop perch above the Portofino Coast in the ancient fishing village of Rapallo, the Excelsior Palace Hotel commands sweeping views of the Bay of Rapallo to the east and the Gulf of Portofino to the west. The hotel attracted a high-society clientele when it opened as a casino in 1901, but shut down in the 1970s. Now totally renovated and restored, it greets guests in an expansive reception area with gleaming marble floors, white pillars, and floor-to-ceiling windows framing its famous views. The hotel has two restaurants, two bars, both indoor and outdoor pools, and a health and beauty spa housed in a 19th century villa.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Babysitting/Childcare

Number of floors: 7

Number of rooms: 130


Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit is required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Lord Byron Restaurant
Known for its traditional Italian cuisine, this restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the Gulf of Tigullio and Portofino coast.
Yachting Bar
The intimate Yachting Bar offers aperitifs and light fare, and is open until late.
Eden Roc Restaurant
Perched above the sea overlooking Portofino Bay, this seasonal restaurant near the outdoor pool features regional and Mediterranean dishes and an à la carte menu. Open from June to September.
Sporting Bar
Adjacent to the hotel's swimming pool, the Sporting Bar serves lighter fare and drinks.


The nearby Kursaal, a 19th century villa, houses the hotel's health club, featuring a fitness room, Finnish sauna, indoor swimming pool, steam bath, and sun beds. The adjacent Beauty Farm offers facials, massages and other body treatments. A private beach with an outdoor pool is situated between the hotel and the Kursaal, replete with umbrellas, sun beds, cabanas, and a restaurant and bar. The hotel is convenient to hiking and biking routes, and boat tours to Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Cinque Terre, and Genova are available. Nearby are tennis courts, horseback riding, and an 18-hole golf course, as well as wind surf, mountain bike, and scooter rental. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing