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Excelsior Palace Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Via San Michele di Pagana 8, 16035 Rapallo, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 29 hotels in Rapallo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel location offers excellent views. Breakfast buffet was very rich, with high quality choises. Eating al-fresco was exceptional. Very stylish lobby area, with well equiped rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitelly return

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your kind review witten in reference to your recent stay at the Excelsior. We are pleased to read that you fully enjoyed your holiday appreciating the Hotel location with sea views as well as the rich Buffet Breakfast at the sea view terrace of the Lord Byron Restaurant. We are also delighted to hear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely recommended! Excellent location, very clean and great hotel staff! Breakfast was great specially sitting on terrace with mind-blowing views. Little pricy, but worth it anyway. Rapallo and all Ligurian coast is unforgettable and for my taste preferred over pricier and more famous French riviera...

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your positive comments written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Excelsior. We are honoured to read that you fully enjoyed your stay appreciating the Hotel location as well as the rich Buffet Breakfast sitting on the sea view terrace of the Lord Byron Restaurant. Thanking you again for your attention and... More

london
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Expensive hotel and area. But the staff were charming and the views amazing. We went at Easter and the hotel opened the outdoor pool, but not the bar. No garden to speak of - but in summer the beach club across the road is open. Our 8 year old was bouncing off the walls after too much gelato and unfortunately... More

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

Dear Guest, We wish to thank you for your review written on the occasion of your stay at the Excelsior during the Easter period. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the hotel as well as the Beach Club (officially open from June 1st to September 30th every year), the Spa and the Yachting Bar for good aperitifs. The... More

Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed 5 days in an ocean view room with balcony. Drinking wine at the balcony, watching sunset and listening to the ocean weaves were special moments. Hotel staff were very helpful, especially Angelo who gave us very good tips and informations what we can do in and around Rapallo. It was a very convenient location to visit world heritage... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your review written on the occasion of your recent stay at the Excelsior Palace. We are very pleased to read that you fully enjoyed your room with balcony for a romantic watching sunset and listening to the weaves. We thank you also for your compliments to our staff as well as the Buffet Breakfast... More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Excelsior Palace Hotel in early November. Our room was lovely with a beatiful view of the water and with very nice amenities. We found the food to be extremely over priced 18 euro ($25.00usd) for a bowl of vegetable soup (the soup was very good but really 25.00) The person I was traveling with went to... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your review written in reference to your stay of last November. We are delighted that you fully enjoyed your room with the sea view. Regarding your notes about the food over priced, we wish to remind you that our meals are always made with fresh ingredients, home made and prepared at moment depending on... More

London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe that it is one of the best hotel around. Very nice, it has a spa, swimming poll overviewing the sea. Rooms with a seaview are very nice. It is a little bit outdated but it doesn't stop you to enjoy the place.

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your kind review written on the occasion of you stay at the Excelsior last month. We are delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your holiday appreciating the hotel as well as the Spa with the indoor pool with the view on the Rapallo marina and your sea view room. Regarding your comments about... More

Westchester County New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were three Russian (or similar) channels on TV and a marina with yachts next door. I felt like a Russian oligarch! The view from our 07 room was spectacular at all hours. Our room was lovely. Everything worked very well, except the broken lid of the Bain-Marie in the dining room (I laughed when I saw this mentioned in... More

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

Dear Guest, First of all let us thank you for your review published on the occasion of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to read that you fully enjoyed the experience of being our Guests and we thank you for your compliments about the room assigned at the last floor with a panoramic view on the Rapallo marina.... More

Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is an outstanding alternative to the overpriced hotels in Portofino, which is not far away. Very comfortable, presents extremely well with excellent friendly and attentive service. Many of the rooms have gorgeous ocean views. The pool area is stunning for relaxing. The only disappointment was the restaurant. The outlook was so romantic but the food very disappointing.

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your review written in reference to your stay at the Excelsior of last September. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Excelsior particularly appreciating the location as well as service, rooms with sea view and the Beach Club. On the other hand, we are so sorry about your note... More

Zurich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

I have never stayed in such a hotel in Italy. The staff was very friendly, the breakfast buffet amazing and the entire hotel clean and tidy. Absolutely worth it! The view from the room was fantastic. The only thing to improve: the front desk staff should be more specific about the (rip-off) prices for taxis to Portofino - there's a... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your kind review written about your stay at the Excelsior of last September. We are delighted to read that you fully enjoyed your holiday appreciating above all the Staff as well as the buffet breakfast and the view from your room. Furthermore, we would like to remind you that your comments are very precious... More

Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was our third Hotel in Italy and I realy enjoyed our stay. Rooms are a bit on the small side but we didnt spend much time in it so it didnt matter. We had a Private balconey room on the top floor overlooking the marina and town. Very nice. You can rent scooters at the hotel which we did... More

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

Dear Guest, We thank you for your review regarding your stay at the Excelsior last year in May. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your holiday appreciating your room with balcony at the top floor of the hotel with a great view on the marina and the town of Rapallo. We thank you also for your comments regarding... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Excelsior Palace
Address: Via San Michele di Pagana 8, 16035 Rapallo, Italy
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Location: Italy > Liguria > Italian Riviera > Rapallo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Rapallo
#2 Family Hotel in Rapallo
#2 Business Hotel in Rapallo
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rapallo
#4 Romantic Hotel in Rapallo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Excelsior Palace Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxury hotel has been a favourite with an elite, international clientèle since the early 20th century. Experience a personalised service, elegant surroundings and beautiful sea views.The Excelsior, open all year around, has 130 rooms, two Restaurants (Lord Byron, open all year around and Eden Roc open during the summer season), two Bar (Yachting Bar open all year around, Sporting Bar open during the summer season also for snacks and salades), a Conference Centre of 650 mq with 9 conference rooms which can accomodate up to 450 delegates, an Health & Fitness Center with 5 treatment roomss, sauna, Turkish bath, inside heated swimming pool seaview with whirpool, Gym seaview, private Beach Club with panoramic swimming pool and terraces. ... more   less 
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