The Excelsior is absolutely gorgeous! They have an infinity pool that looks right over the water. This is by no means a 'cheap; hotel, so if budget is an issue, I would suggest not eating and drinking there. Going into town is considerably cheaper! Drinks are expensive as well as food. When we arrived (there were 4 of us) we ate at the restaurant hotel Eden Roc. Amazing views! We had 2 rounds of drinks (beer and wine) and split 2 pizzas and 2 salads and the bill was over $150 euros! The rooms was gorgeous and had great views over looking the water and marina and small balcony to sit out on. Pure Heaven! Wifi is iffy at best. We could only access it in the main lobby. Hotel is just a five minute walk to town. However! It is at the top of a hill and the town is at the bottom, about a five minute walk. However, if you have small kids, or have someone less steady on their feet, or walks with cane, this might not be the place for you. While you can get a taxi to the city easily, getting home after dinner is nearly impossible! We found out that the taxi's are no regulated in the city so basically after 8pm, there might only be 1 or 2 on and its nearly impossible to get them. I was shocked that the hotel did not have some sort of shuttle to the center of the town for their guests since this was a known issue and there are guests of literally all ages. Besides that the hotel staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Angelo Cipollina even went out of his way to give us restaurant recommendations at our next stop in Como!
- 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 127 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, sauna, bagno turco, piscina interna riscaldata vista mare con idromassaggio, palestra vista mare, Beach Club privato con piscina esterna panoramica e terrazze. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Excelsior Palace