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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2012

For the past 10 years my partner and I have spent a week in June or July at the Excelsior Palace. We take approximately seven holidays abroad each year, but our week in Rapallo is a fixture because it is so special. The location is perfect. The views overlooking the Ligurian coast are magnificent and dining on the terrace of... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are honoured to hear about your precious comments written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Excelsior celebrating your 10th year holidays with us. We are pleased to read that every time you fully appreciate every single service and you have always the same passion when you tell about your holidays at the Excelsior and... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Stayed there with my girlfriend for two nights as we were attending a wedding nearby. The location and area is wonderful, the hotel a beautiful old building, the views gorgeous, the stuff quite friendly as expected from a hotel of such rating but there the positives rather stop. Our room was tiny, facing the back side, with heavy classical decoration.... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Further to your recent stay at the Excelsior, we thank you for your positive remarks regarding our property with its position and view as well as about our Staff. Regarding your comments about the room, we are sorry if we assign you a room without bathtub, but you stayed in a period of high occupancy and even if... More 

Norwich
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We have just returned from a 10 day stay at this hotel and can't fault the amazing location, our room, the Beach Club or the breakfasts. Our room was spacious and had a balcony with a lovely view out to sea. We spent time each day at the Beach Club and were impressed with the number of sun beds and... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all we thank you for your detailed comments regarding your 10 night stays at the Excelsior and for choosing our property for your holidays. We are delighted to hearing that you appreciated our location as well as your spacious room with balcony and sea view, the Beach Club with the infinity pool and the Health &... More 

Kiev, Ukraine
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

The hotel itself is decorated in a classic style. The room we had was very spacious. It was a deluxe 50 m room, modern classic and seemed like it was recently renovated. It was clean and nice. The view from the window was amazing, unfortunately we did not have a balcony although we had a deluxe room. The beach facilities... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Excelsior. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in a Junior Suite, as from the details written, our Junior Suites are 50 sqm with a bow window instead of balcony, with a beautiful view on the Portofino Coast and on the... More 

Larnaca
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

We decided to visit Rapallo as we wanted to see Portofino and Cinque Terre which are very close .The Excelsior seemed to be the best choice cause of its location and 5 Stars..I must admit that it was missing 1 star and it should have been 4 stars..The building is nice ..the view is great and luckily we got a... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Excelsior. As you written, Rapallo is the ideal location to visit Portofino and the Cinque Terre, as we are very close. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay appreciating above all the building with its view on the Portofino... More 

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45 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Great location, clean and comfy rooms. Lovely balcony with amazing views. Breakfast on the terrace is nice (although the egg station is a very slow!). You have to pay to access the pool area and beach facilities is a shame, as the hotel is not cheap! Good restaurants in the area and good for biking and hiking in the area.

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2 Thank Foodnwinentravel
ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your comments published after your recent stay with us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay appreciating the location, your room with balcony and sea view and your Breakfast on the sea view terrace. Furthermore, regarding your remarks about the access to the Beach Club payable, we have to remind you that you... More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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126 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

My group of friends stayed here for two nights while visiting Portofino and Cinque Terre. This is a terrific property, perched on a hill overlooking the town of Rapallo and the coast of the Italian Riviera, with amenities befitting a five-star resort. You enter into a spacious lobby where a friendly and helpful staff awaits. Continuing past the registration desk,... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are delighted to read your comments about your recent stay at the Excelsior Palace with your group of friends. We are pleased that you fully ejoyed your holidays appreciating the property with its position and view, the public areas, the lobby, our Restaurants and the Beach Club as well as the Health & Fitness Centre. We thank... More 

Paris, France
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012 via mobile

The Excelsior Palace Hotel has only two things that make you feel like in a Palace : 1-The magnificient building 2- The prices In fact this hôtel will not fool you. Everything is clearly precised, although you must be surprised by some details like us. First to pay to have access to the pool is really amazing... 25 euros per... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We received your comments on the occasion of your stay at the Excelsior. Reading your remarks, we understand that you booked a room only rate which not includes the Buffet Breakfast, the access to the Beach Club and to the Health & Fitness centre. We do not propose only the room only rate, but also the b&b rates... More 

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73 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

This hotel has a beautiful vista if you are lucky enough to get one of the rooms with a view and a balcony. Our room was at the end of the building so we had great views. Overall it was a nice stay, the bed was comfortable but the breakfast was a little disappointing compared to others we have experienced... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for your comments and for choosing the Excelsior Palace Hotel. We are delighted to read that you appreciated our beautiful vista from your room with balcony as the position of the hotel situated on a hill with a spectacular view on the Portofino Coast. Hoping to welcoming you again at the Excelsior, we send you our... More 

New York City, New York
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2012

Excelsior Palace, Rapallo This was our second trip to Rapallo in nine months. The Excelsior Palace is the best hotel if you want to enjoy a perfect location from which to visit both Portofino and Cinque Terre. A thirty-five minute cab right from Genova airport, it is on the coast. A wonderful combination of elegance and relaxation- comparable hotels would... More 

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ExcelsiorRapallo, Direttore generale at Excelsior Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for your precious comments above all as we received them from a repeater Guest. We are delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your second experience with us and, as you write, Rapallo and the Excelsior is the ideal location to spend a holiday as very closed to Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Cinque Terre and... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Food & drink at the hotel
The Lord Byron Restaurant
The Lord Byron Restaurant
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Seafood
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In una posizione unica, con vista ad est della baia di Rapallo e, ad ovest, del promontorio di Portofino, L'Hotel Excelsior e stato riportato agli antichi fasti di inizio '900, quando rappresentava tappa obbligata per il bel mondo di allora. Tutte le camere offrono indimenticabili viste sul panorama che ha ispirato grandi scrittori. L'hotel, aperto tutto l'anno, dispone di 123 camere, due ristoranti aperti anche alla clientela esterna (Lord Byron, aperto tutto l'anno e Eden Roc, una splendida terrazza sul mare, aperto durante la stagione estiva), due bar aperti anche alla clientela esterna (Yachting Bar aperto tutto l'anno e Sporting Bar aperto durante la stagione estiva anche per snack ed insalate), un centro congressi di 650 mq con 9 sale riunioni che accoglie sino a 450 delegati, un Health & Fitness Center con 5 cabine massaggio, piscina interna riscaldata vista mare con idromassaggio, palestra vista mare, Beach Club privato con due piscine panoramiche, di cui una dotata di lettini idromassaggio,e terrazze. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Excelsior Palace Hotel

Address: Via San Michele di Pagana 8, 16035, Rapallo, Italy
Region: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Price Range: $179 - $445 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Excelsior Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 123
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Hotel Excelsior Palace
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#1 Business Hotel in Rapallo
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rapallo
#2 Spa Hotel in Rapallo
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rapallo
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rapallo
#5 Family Hotel in Rapallo
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