• Situated on the idyllic Italian Riviera, the Excelsior Palace Hotel offers tradition and opulence the north Italian way.
  • The unique setting of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, facing the bay of Rapallo (Italian Riviera) to the east and the headland of Portofino to the west, 5 stars luxury hotel on the Portofino Coast, has inspired a return to the elegance of the early 1900s, when the international beau monde gathered here.
  • 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.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Boat Excursions Leaving From The Private Jetty At The Hotel Beach Club

Romantic aperitif

Romantic aperitif at sunset overlooking Portofino (about 2 hours). Same-day booking to be made in the morning for the evening. Available boats: Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito” or Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”.

Shopping in the Tigullio Gulf

Shopping in the Tigullio Gulf to combine a pleasant boat ride with shopping in the Riviera’s stores (2 hours). Booking to be made one day in advance. Available boats: Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito” or Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”.

Day excursion to the Cinque Terre

Day excursion to the Cinque Terre (docking in Monterosso and Vernazza) with lunch in Monterosso or Vernazza. To book the restaurant please contact the Concierge the evening before. Available boats: Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”, Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”, Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”.

Trawler fishing

Trawler fishing (half day) or full day with lunch or dinner based on your fresh-caught fish at our “Lord Byron” Restaurant. Available boats: Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”.


Visit Genoa and the Aquarium

Situated only 25 Km from Rapallo, European Capital of Culture in 2004, Genoa offers a huge artistic and culturale heritage. From the Porto Antico (Ancient Harbour) area, surrounded by the narrow alleys called “Caruggi” of the historical centre, with its historical Churches, palaces and museums, open spaces devoted to shopping and then back to the sea. Not to be missed the visit to the Aquarium, the biggest in Europe in more than 10.000 mq of exposition and over 600 species of animals.

Kart racing in Carasco

Opened in 1999, it is the only kart-racing track in the Genoa area with its 400 metre circuit, open all year around except on Mondays.


Rapallo Golf & Tennis Club

Created in one of the most beautiful locations in the Portofino Coast, the 18 hole Golf Club, opened in 1933, has became one of the most important Golf Clubs in Italy also for the presence of various ancient trees. Today it welcomes many Italian and foreign visitors and partners.

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Excelsior Palace Hotel Exterior View

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. Nestled on the edge of the coastline about an hour’s drive south of Genoa, the Excelsior Palace Hotel sits above the “Porto Carlo Riva” marina in the small town of Rapallo. 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.

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. The surrounding area is a holiday-maker’s paradise with everything you could want: golf, tennis, diving, water-skiing and horse racing are all nearby and easily accessed. Most come for the sun, sea and food and this place has all of that in spades. Amazing pizza and gelato, is a given.

There are 119 rooms in the hotel, most with a sea view. They’re thoughtfully designed to give the feeling of early 20th century Italy, before the World Wars but after unification. You can just imagine this being the place that rich Italian merchants and their families would flock to in the summer to see and be seen. The balconies are set along walls with beautiful frescoes and look out onto the most incredible views.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Classic Rooms

Classic Rooms

Attractive and comfortable, with elegant furnishings that often recall the colours of the sea, the Classic Double Rooms of the Excelsior Palace Hotel in Rapallo are ideal for those who feel the need for comfort and luxury, but no great additional space. Some of them, the most spacious ones, are available for triple occupancy.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Superior Rooms

Superior Rooms

Pretty renovated rooms located in various points of the building and well-lighted, some may offer a partial view of Rapallo bay. Some have a small external space – a balcony – while others, more spacious, are also suitable for accommodating three people.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Exclusive Rooms

Exclusive Rooms

The Exclusive room category features a balcony and sea view either on the gulf of Portofino or on Rapallo bay. Some are connected with Superior room category, Junior Suite and Suite. Some of them are also suitable for accommodating three people.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Junior Suites

Junior Suites

Redecorated, the spacious Junior Suites of the Excelsior Palace Hotel enjoy a sweeping view over the sea and the Gulf of Portofino and some of Rapallo Bay. All Junior Suites are provided with parquet floor and offer the internet connection free of charge. Some of them are connecting with an Exclusive Double Room.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Classic Suites

Classic Suites

All the luxurious Suites of Rapallo’s Excelsior Palace Hotel enjoy privileged positions, with a lovely view of the Gulf of Portofino or of Rapallo bay. Furnished balconies make a stay in this luxury five-star truly one of a kind. All the Suites are very roomy, divided between a spacious bedroom and a bright living area, furnished with elegant and ancient furniture.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

The two luxurious Deluxe Suites of Rapallo’s Excelsior Palace Hotel offer a terrific view on the Portofino Coast and on the Rapallo marina. With elegant decoration and antique store high quality furniture, all authentic prints and paintings, the Deluxe Suites are provided with an outdoor sea view space. Enriched with a Jacuzzi Cityspa on the terrace. All Deluxe Suites offer internet connection free of charge as well as an open bar with choice of liquors in the living room. Moreover, a tv with digital channels is available.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Relax Suite

Relax Suite

The Relax Suite offers a private Sauna where you can pamper and relax yourselves with a terrific view on the Portofino Coast from the seventh and last floor of the hotel, which will become an ALL SUITE FLOOR. Furthermore, the magnificient terrace is equipped with a Jacuzzi Cityspa to enhance its wellness offer. The Relax Suite offer internet connection free of charge.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Presidential suite

Presidential suite

Located on the seventh and top floor, with a superb view of the sea, the fascinating Presidential Suite features exquisitely elegant furnishings. The refined and elegant living room, with a desk corner, opens onto a spacious terrace, spectacular with its sweeping panorama from the Bay of Rapallo and its famed tourist harbour to the Portofino lighthouse, for a total view of the Gulf. The terrace, equipped with awnings, recliners, sofas and armchairs, is perfect for celebrating special occasions or simply relaxing in total privacy, in tune with the style of refined, discreet elegance that is a hallmark of the hotel. This oustanding space is provided with a Jacuzzi Cityspa. Inside the Suite, in addition to the living room, a large bedroom, two cloakrooms, parquet floor, air-conditioning, four direct dial phones, private safety box, two tvs with digital channels, stereo, minibar and an open bar with choice of liquors in the living room.

What better place to go for a bite than the hotel itself? The area is famed for its seafood. Unsurprisingly, the hotel delivers on that promise too. The Yachting Bar is cosy and inviting with an old world charm. It serves drinks that any seasoned cocktail aficionado would appreciate. But it’s the Eden Roc restaurant that stands out. Right by the water, it’s the perfect place to take in a dreamy romantic sunset on the Italian Riviera. And the service brings a sense of occasion without being overly stiff or formal.

Excelsior Palace Hotel The Lord Byron Restaurant

The Lord Byron Restaurant

Sober, refined elegance in a gracious setting that spills over onto the terrace, where the day starts with a rich, appetising breakfast buffet featuring regional and low-calorie delicacies. A blend of tradition, refinement and creative culinary skill, together with the pleasure of impeccable service and the ever-fascinating view that the large, luminous windows capture at every hour of the day.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Grande Carte

Grande Carte

Excelsior Palace Hotel The Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant

The Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant

Sea everywhere you look from the terrace of the Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant, the seaside Restaurant of theExcelsior Palace Hotel in Rapallo. During the day it’s the port of call for refreshing lunches for those enjoying the privacy of the Beach Club, while in the evening it becomes cosier and transforms itself into a romantic venue for candlelight dinners with good music.

Excelsior Palace Hotel The Yachting Bar

The Yachting Bar

A marine atmosphere, with warm woods and lots of “sea-dog” memorabilia. A youthful setting for the pleasure of a cocktail and the cheerful cordiality of an after-dinner drink. In summer an aperitif takes on added appeal served at little green wrought-iron tables on the terrace so that guests can enjoy the heady fragrance of the sea and the glow of a romantic evening.

Excelsior Palace Hotel The Sporting Bar

The Sporting Bar

Youthful and informal during the day at pool-side, for a variety of appetising snacks. After dark, when the moon is reflected in the sea, its romantic side comes to the fore, for a special after-dinner experience.

The facilities are what you would expect from most five star establishments: infinity pools, private beach, spa, Jacuzzis, conference facilities and open-air terraces. There is even a dog-friendly terrace, which is excellent news for people who like to travel with their canine friends. Although the gym is small compared to similar sized hotels, it is well equipped.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Rapallo Pool
Excelsior Palace Hotel Outdoor Pool


Indoor and outdoor heated pools.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Spa


An oasis of well-being. A shell of rock daubed with azure and blue. A natural hump surmounted by the terrace of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, which behind portholes and windows overlooking the sea conceals the myriad attentions of the Beauty Farm & Fitness Centre.

Excelsior Palace Hotel Gym


Open year round, the Beauty Spa Health & Fitness Club offers extremely diversified solutions to those who want to regain the right physical and inner equilibrium.

Excelsior Palace Hotel The Beach Club

The Beach Club

The Beach Club offers two outdoor infinity pools, with sweet water, one equipped with 6 whirlpool loungers. They are about 14 metres long, 10 metres large and the max. water deeps is 1,40 metres. It is refurbished with a jetty in order to propose both to our Guests excursions by boat to Portofino, S. Fruttuoso, the Cinque Terre and to our Clients with private boat to dock directly our hotel and to use our services such as the Restaurants, the Beach Club and the Spa. Secondly, near the first pool and on the terraces you find three Jacuzzi and a gazebo for massages to pamper yourself on open air.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Rapallo , Italy
Nearest Airport
Genoa International Airport, Genoa
Local Currency
Time Change
GMT +1:00
Best time to go
Best visited between April through October

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