Recently I wrote a piece about the town called Rapallo in Liguria, Italy. I wrote you all about where to eat and to shop but I promised a piece about where to stay as well. When I have to describe the hotel I have stayed in, in one word it would be ‘Paradise‘. The Excelsior Palace hotel is situated on the rocks next to a beautiful bay which gives you the most magnificent panoramic view, like a real fairytale. It is within walking distance of the town itself and during your stroll down the centre you pass the beautiful harbor.
The Hotel has a beach club with two infinity pools on the rocks looking at the fairytale view that I wrote about earlier. At the pool there is the facility to have a drink at the Sporting bar or to grab a bite at there restaurant called ‘Eden Roc‘. The food is as expected very yummy.
Inside at the Health and Fitness Club you have the possibility to lose some weight after all the pastas and pizzas you have eaten. There is a runner, a stepper, a cyclette,… But of course you can also relax at the Beauty and Wellness club that contains an inside pool. Just don’t forget to book the spa in advance.
But the best is yet to come. The beach club is spread on the rocks below. There is a whole part of the sea reserved by the hotel where you can swim and jump into the sea or relax on the mattresses that are placed in it.
Downstairs at the lobby you can enjoy some live piano music in the evening or you can have a drink at the Yachting bar. The bar is very authentic and has a nice terrace. The breakfast room is also located at the main floor. It is a nice and wide international breakfast. You can eat inside or outside with sea view. Outside you can get a freshly made omelet at your wish.
The rooms are very spacious and clean but also well lit. I had a room with a terrace looking at the panoramic view. But no matter on what side of the hotel you are staying, you will always have a nice view. The other side has a view on the beautiful harbor of Rapallo. Some facilities of the room I must mention are the seperate hair dryer, the mini bar, the spacious bathroom with a bath and plenty of storage for your clothes.