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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, the only 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.
Refined and comfortable ambiences reflect the warm colours of the sun and sea of Rapallo and the Portofino Coast, the guest rooms and suites look out onto one of the literature’s most celebrated panoramas, the Gulf of Tigullio. The Hall stands out for paintings, prints and furniture which all are authentic antiques.
A splendid setting for weekends and vacationing, Excelsior Palace Hotel five-star luxury hotel Rapallo devotes special attention to lovers of relaxation and of excellence, offering a Beach Club with terraces on the sea, individual cabanas and a panoramic swimming pool, in addition to an exclusive wellness centre, an oasis of pure pleasure for personalised treatments, gym and an indoor pool with a sea view.
One entire floor of the hotel is given over to spaces for events and weddings, offering Wi-Fi and cutting-edge technology. Electric vehicles charging service available at the Hotel. Pet-friendly property.

Classic Rooms
Inviting, elegant places of quiet and relaxation. 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. From approx. 22 m2
Superior Rooms
Luminous, spacious places of quiet and relaxation 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. From approx. 22 m2
Exclusive Rooms
Sea view and large balcony for an unforgettable stay 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. Starting from 28 m2
Junior Suites
Space and comfort for an ideal stay 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. Some of them are connecting with an Exclusive Double Room. Approx 50 m2
Classic Suites
Elegant furnishings and a view of the Gulf of Portofino or of Rapallo bay for a unique stay 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. Starting from approx. 50 m2.
Deluxe Suite
A mix of luxury and relax for an exclusive stay. 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 offers an open bar with choice of liquors in the living room. Moreover, a tv with digital channels is available. These Suites are connecting with double rooms. Starting from approx. 60 m2.
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. Mq 80 + mq 30 of terrace.
Presidential suite
Elegant furnishings, spacious terrace, a view over the entire Gulf for a unique stay. 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. Two bathrooms, the more spacious one offers double basins, Jacuzzi Aura Plus double bathtub for relaxing pause of wellness, separate shower box with turkish bath, separate toilet. The Presidential Suite, in addition to the Main Room with a living room, includes two spacious and bright Exclusive Rooms with respective bathrooms, both overlooking the terrace. 130 m2 + 150 m2 of terrace.
 

The Excelsior Palace’s rooms

Comfortable, spacious, 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.

All the Excelsior Palace Hotel’s rooms are equipe with: telephone with a direct outside line, satellite TV, bathtub and shower.

Suites, a special vacation, a memorable experience.

Spectacular panoramas and enchanting 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, surrounded by the charm and the exclusive luxury of the only luxury 5-star hotel on the Portofino Coast. They are furnished with authentic antique furniture and prints.

Among the services present in the suites: double telephone with a direct outside line, stereo, satellite TV (digital TV from the Deluxe Suite category), open bar with choice of liquors, Jacuzzi bathtub and separate shower box.

Room & Suite services

Little details and special attentions for an unforgettable stay

All Rooms and Suites are equipped with: lock with electronic key, door provided with peephole, individually controlled heat and air, conditioning, individual safe, a well-stocked mini bar, telephone in the bathroom, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers. In addition, Wi-Fi service is present throughout the hotel, free of charge.

History

Bits of art, charm and tradition

The twentieth century was only a year old when on 1st January 1901, the Kursaal Rapallo opened its doors for the first time, standing proudly on the stretch of coast between Rapallo and Portofino. Built next to the Villa Elisabetta of 1865, it quickly became a favoured destination for the beau monde, who flocked to the Riviera from all over Europe, drawn by the legendary climate and the attractions of the casino tables.

Its clientele was so enthusiastic and numerous that it was soon necessary to provide more adequate facilities. The New Casino Hotel, designed by the Swiss architect Verrey, was built close by, with a direct link to the games room, and the work was carried out under the direction of the engineer Enrico Machiavello.

Immersed in a colourful garden and already providing 140 rooms and 200 beds, the hotel – later renamed the Excelsior Palace Hotel – immediately became one of the best-loved on the coast, a luxurious complex with a bathing establishment overlooking the sea.

The English artist Melissa Rowe, a frequent visitor to Tigullio between 1897 and 1909, became a habituée of the new hotel, assuming the role of biographer during its heyday and immortalising the establishment in her diaries and the many watercolours she collected. These paintings depicted stretches of the coast and views of the hotel and today they form a document of the excited and passionate mania for the “Tour of Italy”, evoking all the intensity of the era. Melissa Rowe was not the first to fall victim to this fashionable attraction – before her, such poets and writers as Guy de Maupassant, George Byron and Alphonse de LaMartine had been seduced by its temptations.

The cinema, too, the latest wonder of the times, made the Excelsior Palace Hotel the subject of contemporary newsreels. In 1914, the terrace became the setting for several scenes of the film “Battesimo di Nave”, one of the first films to be shot outdoors with scenes from life. The film was fictional, but in its own way the cinema also bore witness to the history of the first two decades of the twentieth century. In 1917, The Excelsior Palace Hotel was also the location for the Allied summit at Rapallo, where conditions for the conclusion of World War One were thrashed out. The Excelsior was also the setting for the Italo-Yugoslav Treaty of 1920, and the Russo-German agreement of 1922.

These were delicate moments destined to make an indelible mark on the 20th century, at a time when the imposing hotel could offer the discretion and “savoir faire” that then, as now, were among its principle attractions.

VIP – Very Important Pet

Doggie delights, feline fancies

At the Excelsior pets have always been more than welcome. We offer our Guests’ furry friends a special welcome upon arrival, reserved areas both at the Restaurant and Beach Club. Furthermore, upon request our Staff Members are always eager to meet any special need.

DOGGIE DELIGHTS

Braised beef and chicken with steamed rice

Scrambled egg, steamed rice and grated cheese

FELINE FANCIES

Tuna and choped egg in sour cream

Scrambled egg with steamed salmon

All pet cuisine is served on appropriate petware

Spa of the Excelsior Palace Hotel

Relaxation, regeneration, well-being: the key words of the Beauty & Wellness Club

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 an indoor heated pool and a gym with Technogym machines like runner, step and cyclette. During the summer a Gazebo for massages is available on the terraces of our Beach Club as well as Spinning courses.

Why not offering a special treatment at our Spa?Please contact us at reservations@excelsiorpalace.it and we will make all the necessary arrangments to create your special gift voucher!

Treatments

Relax and wellness at the Beauty & Wellness Club

Soft or intensive treatments, arranged or à la carte… The Beauty & Wellness Club programmes, daily or lasting 2 days, offer a wide range of body massages, face treatments, scrub, body peeling, alpine hay bath, peel-off eye mask, eye thalasso, reflexology.

The highly qualified beauticians, with expert attention and grace, execute both the most traditional treatments like massages and manicure, and the most sophisticated face-body treatments like wraps and enveloppement with the use of natural products.

The Fitness Room of the Excelsior Palace Hotel

A fitness corner to get back in shape

In the early morning and late afternoon, gentle sea breezes cool the air and you can do your dreaming on the saddle of an exercise bike or running on a treadmill.

When the view leaves you breathless a workout seems to take less effort, making it easier to get back into shape.

The Health Club

For those who just can’t do without a swim

For lovers of the water at all hours of the day, for those who can’t do without a swim even in wintertime, or those who simply want to take part in aquagym courses, the heated indoor swimming pool with whirpool is a must.

The indoor pool is 8.30 metres long and 4.30 metres wide. The min/max water depth is always 1.40 metres.

Tailor made fitness services

Pilates

Innovative method which guarantees an agile and strong body in a short time, by toning up and lenghtening all muscles. Exercises are planned according to ones’ personal needs, Pilates is for everybody. Furthermore, it represents at its best the new trend in wellness which means balance between body and mind, focusing on a few main principles among which correct breathing.

60 minutes individual lesson: € 55.00

Stretching 

Lenghtening excercises meant to get a good body litheness and correct posture.

60 minutes individual lesson: € 55.00

Personal Trainer 

Tailor made training for any kind of needs.

60 minutes individual lesson: € 55.00

Spinning Course

Every day, upon request and reservation

From 5.0 to 6.30 P.M. On the Beach Club Hotel Terrace

50 minute Course max  5 Participants 

1 Course € 16.00 ;  6 Courses € 76.00

PLEASE RESERVE 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE

Meetings and events

Congress and conference centre on the Portofino Coast

For an important business meeting, a conference or to celebrate a private occasion, the Excelsior Palace Hotel, the only five-star on the Portofino Coast, makes an entire floor available, with a variety of spacious modular rooms to meet the different needs.

Cutting-edge technical equipment, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, efficient staff and a highly professional food service make for successful meetings of great suggestiveness: the Gulf of Tigullio, Rapallo and its marina on one side and the Bay of Portofino on the other.

Three very large, modular rooms make up the Duke of Windsor Congress Centre, for meetings and conventions for up to 450 people. The largest portion of the Windsor hall is constituted by theSala Simpson, separated from the other two, the Sala Duse and the Sala Soraya. The latter features direct access to the terrace overlooking Portofino and the sea for a well-deserved break from conference proceedings.

The three independent Hemingway Meeting Rooms, adjoining, modular rooms divided by movable walls for a total surface area of 108 m2.

A single large room, the Sala Faruk, with an irregular floor plan, overlooks Rapallo and its harbour Carlo Riva through large windows, a popular destination of the big yachts that moor in the Gulf of Portofino.

Meeting rooms

Conferences, meetings and appointments in the heart of Rapallo

Windsor   

Surface: m2 330. Three very large, modular rooms make up the Duke of Windsor Congress Centre, for meetings and conventions for up to 450 people. Luminous and technologically advanced, they give onto terraces of the five-star luxury hotel that overlook the sea and the Portofino Coast, and are suitable for a wide range of events.

theatreN. max 450

class room N. max 230

cocktails N. max 450

banquets N. max 330

work groups N. max 150

U – shape N. max 90

Duse   

Surface: m2 90. Two big windows with a beautiful view on a small garden characterize this room.

The Duse room has got a big central screen and two others on the sides and it is the final portion of the Windsor Hall.

theatre  N. max 110

class room N. max 60

cocktails  N. max 100

banquets N. max 90

work groups  N. max 25

banquets  N. max 20

U – shape  N. max 33

Simpson   

Surface: m2 160. The Simpson room is the biggest portion of the Windsor hall, separeted from the others two, Duse and Soraya, with a mobile hall.

This room has got a large window with view of the sea.

theatre  N. max 220

class room  N. max 110

cocktails  N. max 200

banquets  N. max 160

work groups  N. max 60

U – shape  N. max 60

Soraya

Surface: m2 80. The Soraya room is a wonderful 80 sq.m room with a direct access to the terrace with a view of Portofino, where some may give themselves a break during the proceeding of a Conference or a wedding banquet.

theatre  N. max 100

class room  N. max 56

cocktails  N. max 100

banquets  N. max 60

work groups  N. max 20

banquets  N. max 24

U – shape  N. max 33

Hemingway B+C+D

Surface: m2 108. The three independent Hemingway Meeting Rooms, adjoining, modular rooms divided by movable walls for a total surface area of 108 m2.

Designed for coffee breaks, they can also be used in conjunction with Congress Centre events and provide an excellent solution for display requirements.

theatre  N. max 80

cocktails  N. max 100

banquets  N. max 70

work groups  N. max 30

Hemingway B

Surface: m2 25. The Hemingway B room, a modular room designed for coffee breaks, can also be used in conjunction with Congress Centre, providing an excellent solution for display requirements.

banquets N. max 20

Hemingway C

Surface: m2 59. The Hemingway C room, a modular room designed for coffee breaks.

Can also be used in conjunction with Congress Centre, providing an excellent solution for display requirements.

theatre  N. max 70

class room  N. max 40

banquets  N. max 50

work groups  N. max 15

banquets  N. max 20

Hemingway D

Surface: m2 25. The Hemingway D room, a modular room designed for coffee breaks, can also be used in conjunction with Congress Centre, providing an excellent solution for display requirements.

banquets  N. max 20

Faruk 

Surface: m2 185. A single large room, the Faruk room, with an irregular floor plan, overlooks Rapallo and its harbour Carlo Riva through large windows.

A popular destination of the big yachts that moor in the Gulf of Portofino.

Modular walls allow it to be subdivided into three separate rooms to satisfy a wide variety of needs. Ideal setting for 100 people.

theatre  N. max 100

cocktails  N. max 250

banquets  N. max 210

banquets  N. max 20

Faruk 1

Surface: m2 46. A single large room, the Faruk room, with an irregular floor plan, overlooks Rapallo and its harbour Carlo Riva through large windows, a popular destination of the big yachts that moor in the Gulf of Portofino.

Modular walls allow it to be subdivided into three separate rooms (Faruk, Faruk 1 and Faruk 2) to satisfy a wide variety of needs. Ideal setting for 100 people.

banquet  N. max 10

Faruk 2

Surface: m2 26. A single large room, the Faruk room, with an irregular floor plan, overlooks Rapallo and its harbour Carlo Riva through large windows, a popular destination of the big yachts that moor in the Gulf of Portofino.

Modular walls allow it to be subdivided into three separate rooms (Faruk, Faruk 1 and Faruk 2) to satisfy a wide variety of needs. Ideal setting for 100 people.

banquet  N. max 10

Technical equipment

Conferences, meetings and appointments in the heart of Rapallo

Platform, dance platform, catwalk, lectern, pinboard, film projector (on request), slide projector, screen, cassette recorder, CD recorder, paper flip board, OHP, VHS player, DVD player (on request), fixed microphones, portable microphones, wireless microphones, sound equipment, monitors (on request), video conference services (on request), video beamer (on request), video camera (on request), video recorder, simultaneous interpreting (on request), piano (on request), live music (on request), music entertainment (on request), PAL audio system and 220 volt electricity supply.

The Business Corner

For businessmen and holiday-makers

A corner set aside for work, a fully equipped office when you need it.

The Business Corner of the Excelsior Palace Hotel offers the use of a personal computer, fax, printer, photocopier, Internet connection – the Business Corner has it all.

Not just for business people!

Weddings

Wedding receptions and banquets on the Riviera, in Rapallo and Portofino

A wedding album filled with dreamy scenes: the backdrop of the Portofino Coast with its lush greenery; the sun sinking into the deep blue sea at the end of a magical day; a rich banquet, colourful and appetising, on a terrace illuminated by torches and candles; and then a long white dress, a bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers, …

Countless ways to celebrate the dream of a lifetime: on a terrace in both summer and winter, when mild temperatures allow daily breaks outdoors, or in the elegant choreography of the internal rooms, always looking out onto enchanting seascapes.

Settings

An enchantment hovering between sea and sky

Halls: 

Windsor   

Duse   

Simpson   

Soraya

Hemingway B+C+D

Faruk 

Wedding at the Excelsior

The Hotel has different solutions to suggest you in order to organize in a best way your Weeding Party. The Special Event Office is at your complete disposal to turn into reality your dreams about your Special Day . According to your requests we will make up a taylor made event only for you and your Guests.

Our classical proposal

Simple aperitif with Ligurian appetizers, Prosecco and Non-Alcoholic drink

One starter, two first courses, one main course, pre-dessert

Beverage

Wedding cake in a classical form

Table centerpieces

Personalized printed menus

Use of one sea view terrace for the aperitif, and exclusive use of one banqueting room

Selection of digestives with coffee

Car places during the banquet

Euro 155,00 per person, service included, VAT not included

Our proposal with starters’ buffet aperitif

Finger food aperitif and a selection of starter dishes’ buffet, Prosecco and Non-Alcoholic drink

Two first courses, one main course, pre-dessert

Beverage 

Wedding cake in a classical form

Table centerpieces

Personalized printed menus

Use of one sea view terrace for the aperitif, and exclusive use of one banqueting room

Selection of digestives with coffee

Car places during the banquet

Euro 163,00 per person, service included, VAT not included

Our proposal with starters’ buffet and dessert buffet

Finger food aperitif and a selection of starter dishes’ buffet, Prosecco and Non-Alcoholic drink

Two first courses, one main course

Dessert buffet

Beverage

Wedding cake in a classical form

Table centerpieces

Personalized printed menus

Use of one sea view terrace for the aperitif, and exclusive use of one banqueting room

Selection of digestives with coffee

Car places during the banquet

Euro 177,00 per person, service included, VAT not included

Our spaces are also at your disposal for simbolic Ceremonies or that one with Religoius rites for which it is foreseen a different location from the worship’s place

Hotel events

Heaven may exist also on Earth…

The Excelsior Palace Hotel: a heavenly destination as an ideal location to celebrate special moment all over the year, both with the colors of Summer, and viagra sans ordonnance with those of Winter, just as charming

The Beach Club

When vacation becomes pure relaxation

Open from June to September.

The Beach Club offers two outdoor infinity pools, with sweet water, one equipped with 6 whirlpool loungers. They are 13 metres long and  8 metres large, the min. water deeps of the first one is 1,50 metres and the max. water deeps is 1,90 metres, the second one is 40 cm min. 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, a floating pool (25 sqm) will be available. On the terraces you find two Jacuzzi and a gazebo for massages to pamper yourself on open air.

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

On request and with fee, small size pets accepted at the Beach Club in reserved and equipped area, maximum 4 pets.

Discover the destination

The Cinque Terre, Portofino and eastern Liguria: enduring charm

Here is the “Liguria di Levante”, eastern Liguria, bashful, sunny, caressed by a sea that has carved cosy inlets and craggy buttresses into the jagged coastline.

It’s hard to imagine how the charm of these places couldn’t have worked its spell on the spirit and imagination of poets and thinkers. From those who were born here – like Eugenio Montale, adoptive son of the Cinque Terre – to those who made it their second home. A romantic trail that is replete with literary references, especially in the “Gulf of Poets”, between Portovenere and Lerici.

Cinque Terre A strip of rugged coast not far from La Spezia, studded with minute, pastel-painted villages. Coming from Genoa, the doorway to this ancient little world is Monterosso, which possesses the only sand beach in the area and a handsome crucifix by Van Dyck in the Church of San Francesco. Then come Vernazza, with its laughing harbour; lofty Corniglia, once fortified; Manarola, which seems to slip gently into the sea; and Riomaggiore, which at sunset, once the throngs have left, regains its jealously guarded silences and mysteries.

Portofino The famous “Piazzetta”, delimited by the little houses, slopes down and ends in the water of the harbour. To this day, sailors still draw boats out of the water upon it as if upon the edge of a beach. All around and under the pointed-arched porticos, along the quay and the Pier, the boutiques, the shops, the American bars, and the restaurants act as a frame.

Useful information

Information, tools and news to help discover Rapallo and the Portofino Coast

Currency: Euro (€)

Language: Italian. In Rapallo and along the whole Portofino coast, English is spoken very frequently.

Shop hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 00.30 p.m. and from 3.30p.m to 7:30 p.m. Closed Monday morning.

Museums

Museums in Rapallo and Portofino: opening hours, information, addresses

IN RAPALLO

The Castle (a fort of the year 1550)

Stamps and coins exhibitions, art exhibitions, photographs exhibitions

Villa Tigullio (in the beautiful Parco Casale)

Free entrance to the town library (foreign books are also available) – seat of the lace works museum.

Villa Tigullio – Parco Casale

16035 Rapallo (Genoa)

IN SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE

Villa Durazzo Centurione(XVI century villa in a wonderful park facing the sea)

Classical music concerts, Italian language courses for foreigners

3 Villa Durazzo, Piazzale S.Giacomo

16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (Genoa)

The Castle (a XV century fort facing the sea)

World War One cemetery

Abbazia della Cervara (ancient XIV century benedictin cloister, fully restored)

Entertainment (with the participation of great international artists)

Abbazia di San Girolamo al Monte di Portofino

Lungomare Rossetti

10 Via Cervara

16038 Santa Margherita Ligure (Genoa)

IN PORTOFINO

Brown Castle (an ancient castle with a beautiful view on the village) Art exhibitions, photographic exhibitions

The Theatre Playhouse

The Piazzetta (in the heart of this famous sea town) Literature conferences, concerts (with the participation of great international artists)

Shopping

Antique Markets

RAPALLO “IL TARLO” – 4th Sunday of every month

CHIAVARI – 2nd Sunday of every month (and the preceding Saturday)

GENOVA – 1st Sunday of every month situated below the Aquarium and in the historical centre

Shopping in Rapallo

BOUTIQUE “LAI”

OTTICA LAGANI

BOUTIQUE TENDER TO / BOUTIQUE LINEA YACHT

GALLERIA D’ARTE TIGULLIO

BOUTIQUE BRUNA MAGLIERIA

BOUTIQUE VIA MAZZINI 40

BOUTIQUE FIRENZE RICAMA

BOUTIQUE ERRE E ERRE ANTICHITA’

BOUTIQUE NEW EMBASSY

Shopping in Santa Maria Ligure

BOUTIQUE “FIRENZE RICAMA”

BOUTIQUE “LE BORSE DI SABRINA”

BOUTIQUE “PARAH”

Shopping in Portofino

BOUTIQUE “GISMONDI JEWELLERY 1754”

Shopping a Chiavari

BOUTIQUE ARIMAR

Excursions

Rapallo

The Ancient Castle facing the sea

Built in the 16th Century on the seafront to protect the town from the Saracen invasions, the Ancient Castle is a particular location for stamps, coins, art and photograph exhibitions. On December not to be missed the particular Crib Exhibition. 

The Sanctuary of Montallegro

Rapallo offers the unique opportunity of an excursion by cable-car to the hill of Montallegro, home to the sanctuary of the same name, from where one can enjoy a breathtaking sea view often as far as Corsica island.

The Museo del Merletto (Lace Museum)

Situated in the historical Villa Tigullio within Parco Casale, the Museum boasts 1.400 rare and precious hand-made laces created between the 16th and the 20th Century, clothes and fittings. This difficult art, typical of the Tigullio sea-resorts, has been handed down from mothers to daughters. 

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.

Portofino

By boat along Portofino Coast

The ferry leaves from Rapallo to get to Portofino in half an hour. Typical Ligurian fishing village with its colourful houses, is one of the most famous locations in the world . After having visited the famous “Piazzetta”, the trip continues towards S. Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino, in a deep inlet along the coast. There it is possible to visit the famous Abbey dated Xth-XIth Century with the cloister, the Chapter House, the Church, the Doria tombs and the statue of the Christ. At the end of the visit the trip goes on toward Camogli, visible in the high and cloured houses facing the beach and its little old harbour. 

Trekking

The “Monte di Portofino” represents an ideal place to make trekking excursions, thanks to the variety of vegetation and its paths overhang on the sea. The excursion can be combined with short ferry boat trips or with stops to permit the visit to cultural places, combining the sport activities with tourist and also gastronomic pleasures. 

Diving in the Portofino world

Diving in the crystalline-clear waters with its rare corals, sea flora and fauna of any species, historical wrecks and sceneries like THE LIGHTHOUSE IN PORTOFINO: a monolithic rock, LO SCOGLIO DELL’ALTARE: a seawall 40 metres deep, PUNTA CARGEA: a wide area, the richest in fishes, ABYSSES CHRIST: the statue of the Christ, set to protect fishermen.

The Cinque Terre

Portovenere and the Cinque Terre

Not to be missed the visit to the Five Little Villages called Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola e Riomaggiore, born along a high coast-line, awarded by Unesco as Mankind’s World Heritage. An excursion there offers the possibility to have pleasant walks such as Via dell’Amore (Love path) that from Riomaggiore gets to Manarola. The itinerary gets to Portovenere, a nice resort with its typical houses built like towers, with the visit to the Isola Palmaria (Palmaria island) with a taxi boat transfert, where you will have a breathtaking view. 

San Salvatore dei Fieschi and Sestri Levante

Visit to olive-mills and to Sestri Levante

Visit to one of the most famous olive-mills of the area, situated a few kilometres from the centre of Lavagna, near the little village San Salvatore dei Fieschi. At the end of the visit the excursion goes on towards Sestri Levante with its two bays, the “Bay of Fables” and the “Bay of Silence”. In the afternoon visit to the Old Olive-mill, where since 1867 extra-virgin olive oil is produced on the Tigullio hills.

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. 

The Gambatesa Mine Museum

The “Gambatesa Mine Museum” makes you discover a fascinating world below the earth, it is at the top of the trips supported by the Ligurian region being an excursion of national interest such as The Cinque Terre, Portofino and the Genoa Aqaurium. 

Indian Forest Belpiano

Excitement for children as well as for adults can be found at adventure parks such as the “Indian Forest” high ropes course where everyone experiences in total safety his own limits of risk-taking, trust, and coaching. 

Genoa

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. 

Boat excursions

Boat excursions leaving from the private jetty at the hotel beach club

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  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 (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” or Striker ’34 “Mastuna”.

Boat ride to Portovenere (one day) including visit of Palmaria island Include lunch at Locanda Lorena and shopping in Portovenere. To book the restaurant please contact the Concierge the evening before. Available boats: Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”, Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway” or Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”.

Boat ride in the Tigullio Gulf / Paradise Gulf for half day (hours) or full day. Available boats: Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”, Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”, Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge” or Striker ’34 “Mastuna”.

Boat ride to Viareggio for Forte dei Marmi, full day. Available boat: Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”.

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” or Striker ’34 “Mastuna”.

Taxi Boat service with skipper: Available boats:  Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge” to be booked the same day by 11.00 a.m.; Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway” to be booked the day before.

Boat excursions leaving from the private jetty at the hotel beach club

Romantic aperitif: Euro 500.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”; Euro 600.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”.  Prosecco and focaccia bread included.  Bottle of Pommery Noir Champagne: Euro 110.00, snacks included.

Shopping in the Tigullio Gulf : Euro 500.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”; Euro 600.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”.

Day excursion to the Cinque Terre*: Euro 1,000.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”; Euro 1,600.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”; Euro 800,00 fuel included by Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”; Euro 1.200,00 fuel included by Striker ’34 “Mastuna”. Lunch at restaurant not included.

Boat ride to Portovenere*: Euro 1,200.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”; Euro 1,800.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”; Euro 900,00 fuel included by Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”.  Lunch at restaurant not included.

Boat ride in the Tigullio Gulf / Paradise Gulf*: half day: Euro 700.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway” and Euro 1000.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”; Euro 500,00 fuel included by Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”; Euro 800,00 fuel included by Striker ’34 “Mastuna”.  Full day: Euro 1,000.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway”; Euro 1,500.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”; Euro 800,00 fuel included by Maxi rubber dinghy”Revenge”; Euro 1.200,00 fuel included by Striker ’34 “Mastuna”.

 Boat ride to Viareggio for Forte dei Marmi: all day: Euro 2,500.00 fuel included by Fjord 40′ Open “Mojito”. 

Trawler fishing*: half day: Euro 800.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito” or by Striker ’34 “Mastuna”; Euro 700.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’. Full day: Euro 1.300.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito” or by Striker ’34 “Mastuna”; Euro 1.000.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway” with supplements: Bottle of Pommery Noir Champagne: Euro 110.00; bottle of  Vermentino Colli di Luni DOC: Euro 28,00.

Taxi Boat service with skipper by Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”, based on availability, fuel included:

Rapallo – Santa Margherita Ligure: Euro 50.00, round trip Euro 75,00

Rapallo – Portofino Euro 100.00, round trip Euro 150.00

Rapallo – Santa Margherita Ligure – San Fruttuoso

Euro 150.00, round trip Euro 225.00

Service available also by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway” starting from Euro 250.00 per hour. 

Evening service (dinner) available: Euro 700.00 fuel included by Abbate Weekender 34’ “Getaway” and Euro 1000.00 fuel included by Fjord 40’ Open “Mojito”; Euro 500.00 fuel included by Maxi rubber dinghy “Revenge”; Euro 800.00 fuel included by Striker ’34 “Mastuna”.

*On board services included in above prices: towels, break with prosecco and focaccia bread and hostess on request (English, Russian) € 100.00

10% VAT NOT INCLUDED

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.

Winter Season: Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m. weather permitting

Summer Season: every day, 10.30 a.m. – 7 p.m. On Thursdays open also from 9 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. with live music near the pool

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.

The location is enriched by authentic antique furniture and prints.

Open all year throughout: 10.30 a.m. – 01.00 a.m.

The Eden Roc Lounge & Restaurant

Refined cuisine for a summer not to be forgotten

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.

Open during Summer season. Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Lunch: 12.30 a.m. – 02.30 p.m. (on Thursdays Buffet only)

A small A la Carte menu and Pizza: 2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. in July and August

Dinner: from 7.30 p.m. till 11 p.m., on Thursdays Buffet dinner. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays till about midnight

Grande Carte

OUR STARTERS

Tuna red fish tartare

Sea food salad with yuzu lemon

Stewed squids with garlic bread

Mushrooms cream with roasted scallops and thyme

Buffalo’s milk mozzarella and burrata cheese with tomatoes

Culatello (kind of ham) with parmesan cheese créme brulé

FIRST COURSES

Genoese vegetable soup

“Ring pasta” with seafood sauce

Home made spaghetti with “mosciolo” mussels

Home made “tagliatelle” with lobster

Ravioli with courgettes and stewed mint squills and olives powder

Risotto with Santa Margherita Ligure prawns and Prà basilic

Durum-wheat flour trofie (home made twisted pasta) with pesto sauce, potatoes and green beans

Pansotti (fine typical herbs and cheese stuffed home made ravioli like) with walnut sauce

MAIN COURSES

Fish fillet of the cacht of the day Ligurian style, grilled or salted minimum per 2 pax

Shi drum with mashed potatoes and stewed clams

Mixed grill fish

Mixed fried fish with soy mayonnaise

Veal milanese with cherry tomatoes and rocket salad

Beef slice with potatoes and vegetables

Lamb ribs breaded on aubergines cream and sea asparagus

DESSERTS

Selection of Italian variety of cheese

Choice of ice-cream and fruit sorbets

Our Pastry Chef’s home made desserts

The Lord Byron Restaurant

A blend of tradition, refinement and creative culinary skill

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.

The location is enriched by authentic antique furniture and prints.

Summer Season

Breakfast: 07.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. every day

Dinner: 7.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

Winter Season

Breakfast: 07.00 a.m. – 10.30 a.m.

Lunch: 0.30 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Dinner: 7.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Grande Carte

The garden’s choice of the season presented by our Chef Pasquale Giordano

OUR STARTERS

Excelsior sea food salad 

Raw scampi carpaccio with peaches tartare 

Tuna tartare with yuzu gel and fingerlime 

Fassona meat tartare with parmesan cheese 60 months 

Aubergine casserole 

Buffalo’s milk mozzarella and burrata cheese with tomatoes 

OUR RISOTTI AND PASTA

Minestrone (vegetable soup) Genoese style

Tagliatelle with lobster on bread sauce and mussels powder 

Gran Riserva Carnaroli Risotto with seafood 

Smoked aubergine ravioli with lamb ragu and pecorino

Home made spaghetti with garlic,oil anc chile pepper and bottarga 

Durum-wheat flour trofie (home made twisted pasta) with pesto sauce, potatoes and green beans  

Pansotti (typical fine herbs and cheese stuffed home made ravioli like) with walnut sauce 

FISH FROM THE LIGURIAN SEA

Fish fillet of the catch of the day Ligurian style

Fish fillet of the catch of the day salted minimum x 2 pax 

Mixed grilled fish

Tuna belly with Teriyaki sauce and small “caponata”

Excelsior variety of fried fish with ginger mayonnaise 

The fish can be served fresh or farmed according to the availability

Raw fish served was subjected to reclamation treatment prior

OUR MEAT MAIN DISHES

Beef fillet with Modena vinegar 

Lamb (72:72) with violet potatoes and mustard 

OUR VEGETARIAN DISHES

Assortment of fresh salads

Grilled or steamed seasonal vegetables flavoured with traditional balsamic vinegar from Modena

Menu may be subject to changes according to the raw materials’ availability

The dessert menu

Delicacies and treats

Selection of cheese served with compotes and honeys

DESSERT

Tiramisu Excelsior style

Black Forest parfait

Sablé cake with raspberries and three creams craquelin

Ananas and passion fruit pie with exotic mascarpone cream

Streusel cake with hazelnuts and strawberry water

Ice-cream and sorbet selection

Fresh fruit slices with lemon sorbet

WITH YOUR DESSERT

Dessert wine by the glass

Liguria

Sciacchetrà 5 Terre Bisson 2005

Piedmont

Moscato Terre del Barolo 2009

Tuscany

Vin Santo Marchesi Antinori 2002

Umbria

Muffato della Sala Castello della Sala 2005

Sicily

Passito di Pantelleria Solidea D’ancona 2005

Zibibbo Paolini

Spain

Sherry Tio Pepe

Portugal

Porto 20 years old Ramos Pinto

S. Valentine day at the Excelsior Palace Hotel

Lord Byron restaurant from 20.00

 Warm salt cod salad with light green sauce and pesto of dried tomatoes

Prosecco and artichok risotto with angler fish bites with saffron 

Small lobster Catalan style, crispy vegetables with raspeberry vinegar 

Flambéed strawberries and Ligurian olives with thyme parfait and  biscuit with extra virgin oil 

Coffee and friandises

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The Excelsior Palace Hotel is situated on the spectacular Portofino Coast with two magnificent views, overlooking the Gulf of Rapallo and Gulf of Portofino.

Distances from major local attractions
- Portofino 6 km
- Genoa 30 km
- Cinque Terre 55 km

Distances from the hotel
- Rapallo Raylway Station 1km
- Motorway A12 Genoa-Livorno 1.5 km
- “Cristoforo Colombo” Genoa International Airport 32 km


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