excelsior palace portofino coast, rapallo


Excelsior Palace Hotel in Rapallo is the only 5-star luxury hotel on the Portofino Coast. Located in a privileged position, 2km from Santa Margherita Ligure, facing east on the bay of Rapallo and west on the coast of Portofino.


Since the early 1900s it has been the symbol of the “Dolce vita”, which has conquered the international elite, thanks to its natural beauty and its legendary art of hospitality.


The hotel belongs to the Legend Preferred Hotels.



Comfortable, places of quiet and relaxation

Warm sun and sea colours tinge the furnishings of the comfortable, spacious rooms, places of quiet, pleasant relaxation. The windows open onto picturesque landscapes that lift the spirits and stimulate the fantasy.


In all the rooms of the Excelsior Palace Hotel of Rapallo, from the Classic to the Exclusive in a crescendo of spaces and views, an immensely enjoyable stay is assured to guests, pampered by the luxury and elegance that only a 5-star hotel can provide.



A special vacation, a memorable experience

Spectacular panoramas and enchanting balconies and  terraces, luminous rooms and elegant furnishings, beds that are the utmost in comfort.


A stay in a suite offers a unique chance to experience a special vacation. Starting from the Junior Suites and on up to the very best, the top-floor Presidential Suite, for lovers of memorable experiences.


All rooms and suites in the hotel are furnished with authentic antique furniture and prints.




lord Byron

The belonging of Excelsior Palace to this piece of Ligurian land are expressed in the grande cuisine. The Executive Chef offers  the tasty recipes of the finest Italian regional cuisine. 


The “Grande Carte” changes according to the seasons and provides always new and different dishes; besides, there’s a menu purposefully created for kids.

These are just two among the many different proposals of Lord Byron, the hotel’s main restaurant, featuring an unparalleled view on the Portofino coast. The terrace is open in spring and summer depending on the weather conditions.


Sea... everywhere you look from the terrace of the Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant, the seaside Restaurant of the Excelsior Palace Hotel. 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.


Sporting Bar

Youthful and informal during the day at pool-side, for a variety of snacks. After dark its romantic side becomesa special experience. (Open during summer season)


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. The location is enriched by authentic antique furniture and prints. Open all year


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.


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.


In addition to the treatment rooms, there is a gym with a brand new Technogym machines. 


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 the Guests excursions by boat to Portofino, S. Fruttuoso, and  Cinque Terre .



At Guests’ disposal also roomy cabanas, Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant open for lunch, during the afternoon and for dinner.