Central location close to the beach, shops, and restaurants
airy rooms with rainfall showerheads; some have terraces with fantastic sea
and wine at the on-site bar
breakfast with eggs, sausages, pastries, cakes, and focaccia
at local private beaches and restaurants
pets allowed for free
Some rooms are plain and dated
on-site restaurant or fitness center
Parking requires reservations
and incurs a daily fee
The mid-range Hotel Astoria is located in the charming center of Rapallo, just a five-minute
walk from the beach and restaurants. Most of its 22 rooms are airy and modern with stylish decor, though some are plain and have dated bathrooms; certain rooms have lovely terraces with gorgeous sea views. The hotel offers discounts at local venues and private beaches as well as free breakfast, plus there's a small bar on-site, but no full restaurant. Travelers seeking something with such extras should consider the historic Excelsior Palace Hotel, which has a fine-dining restaurant and outdoor infinity pool.
A historic yet contemporary hotel with sophisticated polish
An elegant Art Nouveau
villa built in 1903 holds the relaxed but sophisticated Hotel Astoria, with forest
green shutters and wrought iron balconies adorning its exterior. Classical music plays in the
contemporary, comfortable lobby and bar, which share a bright, open area decorated with vintage suitcases, vibrant equestrian artwork, and Art Nouveau prints. Light wood floors and gray tones carry over into the breakfast room, where floor-to-ceiling windows and classical woven tapestries mix. Most guests are couples,
with the occasional family passing through as well.
The Hotel Astoria is on a main road in the heart of Rapallo and across the street from a beach. Public
transportation as well as plenty of shops and
restaurants are just around the corner, and the town's Sea Walk begins just outside of the hotel. The hotel doesn't have it's own beach, but operates deals with private beaches in Rapallo for guests. The nearby town of Santa Margherita Ligure is less than a 10-minute drive. Other lovely coastal towns such as Camogli, San Fruttuoso, and Portofino are around a
20-minute car ride, while the gorgeous Cinque Terre villages are about an hour away by car. The Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport can be reached in about a half-hour.
Mostly contemporary rooms with stylish bathrooms, though some units have datedness issues
Most rooms at the Hotel
Astoria are airy and stylish, with a contemporary yet classic style. Light
wood floors, charcoal gray curtains, and black padded leather headboards create a fresh look, while
traditional wooden furniture and gray damask wallpaper tune into the hotel’s history. Unfortunately that stylish quality isn't consistent, and some
rooms have plain decor with white walls, striped heavy curtains, dated light fixtures, and bland
furniture. All rooms are air-conditioned and have minibars and flat-screen TVs, plus some also have terraces with exceptional sea views. Many bathrooms are modern, with gray tile walls, light wood floors, and glassed-in rainfall showers. Some, however, are in need of an update and have old, faux-marble vinyl tiling and dated shower fixtures.
On-site bar plus freebies like Wi-Fi, breakfast, and
local discounts; fee for parking
Wine as well as cocktails
are served at the small on-site bar, and the hotel offers a free breakfast that includes Genoa’s famous focaccia bread, eggs, pastries, sausages, and yogurt. In
addition to free beach chairs and umbrellas, guests receive discounts to local
restaurants and private beaches, including the beach across the street. Room
service and free Wi-Fi are available, and small pets are allowed for free. There are meeting facilities on site. Private parking is offered adjacent to the hotel; however, it incurs a daily fee
and guests need to reserve in advance.