Ever since I saw pictures around Lake Como in Italy I’ve wanted to stay at a hotel on the waterfront like this. It might cost a few pennies to get to Italy, but the rates are very reasonable for the quality and location you get to stay at. Prices start as low as $76/night which is a steel for the picture that is painted all around you.
“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 pride of the Excelsior Palace Hotel, the Exclusive rooms category feature balconies and a view of the sea of Rapallo and Portofino and are better positioned than the other double rooms. Some are connected with Superior category rooms.
The wi-fi connection is free of charge.
Spectacular panoramas and enchanting terraces, luminous rooms and elegant furnishings, beds that are the utmost in comfort, … white sheets of Italian linen, …
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.
All Suites offer the internet connection free of charge and the open bar with choice of liquors.
The Excelsior Palace Hotel boasts not one but two exclusive restaurants, able to satisfy the most demanding palates.
The Lord Byron restaurant, open year round, is a blend of refinement, tradition and creative culinary skill.
The Eden Roc, which in April 2007 was ranked fourth in the classification of Italy’s best hotel restaurants by Conde’ Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award, is the hotel’s summer restaurant and offers light, refined dishes.