Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877
What We Love
- A picturesque stay in a restored palace on the Italian Riviera, with breakfast and a lunchStaying steps from the Mediterranean on the beautiful Italian Riviera
- The gorgeous design throughout this lovingly restored palace
- Hopping on a ferry to visit romantic Portofino or the postcard-worthy Cinque Terre
What To Know
- Roughly a 5-minute walk from the nearest train station
- Be prepared for ringing bells, as early as 7 am, coming from the nearby church
- Free WiFi throughout
It may not get as much attention as the Amalfi Coast or even its French counterpart, but the Italian Riviera – a picturesque stretch of rocky Mediterranean shoreline along northern Italy’s Ligurian coast – provides an equally dreamy setting for a chic European escape. The region’s scenic villages and postcard-worthy beach towns have long lured A-listers, and you can make like one of them yourself with a stay at Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877.
This contemporary TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner occupies a gorgeously restored palace in the exclusive resort town of Rapallo, just steps from the seafront and across from a historic castle. A dusty-pink exterior complemented by mint-green shutters gives way to sleek, avant-garde interiors, boasting designer furnishings, a state-of-the-art spa and a gourmet restaurant. And when you want to explore the rest of the riviera, the nearby ferry can whisk you off to Portofino, Fruttuoso and the incredible Cinque Terre.
Rooms are comfortably appointed, with bold patterned wallpaper, goose-down bedding and sound-proofed walls.
Bright, modern and minimalist, Plinio Riviera Restaurant serves up Mediterranean cuisine and Ligurian specialties, such as seafood and Genovese pesto. The hearty breakfasts have been praised by previous guests on TripAdvisor.
Plinio Therme Spa is dramatically lit from below with intense ultraviolet and green hues. Here, you’ll find a Finnish sauna, hydromassage pool, thalasso steam bath, Himalayan salt room and relaxation area. The 90-minute Wellness Circuit is not to be missed.
The hotel sits pretty in the exclusive Italian Riviera resort town of Rapallo, just steps from the Mediterranean seafront and across from a historic castle. It’s also close to various beaches, shops and the railway station. From here, you can hop on aferry to visit romantic Portofino (famed for its picture-postcard harbor); Fruttuoso (with its submerged Christ of the Abyss statue offshore) and the colorful Cinque Terre.
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Just returned from a wonderful stay in this lovely hotel. Yes it does need a little updating in some of the rooms but the hotel is obviously aware of this and renovation is ongoing. The hotel is bright, beautifully appointed and exceptionally clean in all areas. Food excellent and the restaurant staff in particular were some of the nicest and most professional I have ever encountered. A big thanks to Alfredo, Soren and Valentina for their friendliness and attention to detail with our preferences for drinks etc. Such care made our stay so enjoyable.
The lobby, bar area and restaurant are modern and clean. As soon as you get to the elevator, you start to realize that the hotel need an update. Dirty carpet, lights covers, walls, elevator, toilets are not for a 4 Stars Hotel. Breakfast ok but average parking space...really 19 Euro to pay extra. It happen once, its not gonna happen again.
Exellent value for money. Very kind personel... we enjoyed and if back will not hesitate to book here. Exellent value for money we got a top floor room and everything was very good. Exellent service and very kind service.
A old (1877) pink building very near the sea and a short walk to the train station. Rooms were clean and buffet breakfast was typical. Staff were very friendly. There was a small but nice bar, which was a great place to sip some lemoncello. The bartender also provide hot water for evening tea, as the room did not have a coffee/tea service.
This hotel has the perfect location! The lobby and and lower level have been updated. As soon as you get off the elevator the carpeting is old and disgusting. The hairdryer is from the 70's and needs to be updated. Don't know why they put such high tubs in hotel rooms. The room was clean but needs much updating. No hot food at breakfast so can't give a good review for that.