Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa 

An imposing setting on the Italian Riviera.

Classic Italian-style charm meets modern-day facilities in this much loved hotel.

Standing majestically on a hillside and featuring superb views of the Italian Riviera, this elegant hotel is a firm favourite with Kuoni guests. Dating back to 1908, the hotel has a glamorous and elegant Liberty-style façade and is set in parkland surrounded by fragrant rhododendrons and azaleas. Inside, the décor is a combination of classic and modern and the service is exemplary. Spend days lounging on the sun terrace and enjoy superb views of the Bay of Rapallo and Portofino whilst cooling off in the pool during the summer months.

Why we love Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa

  • Grand Hotel Bristol & Spa has a wonderful location for exploring the Italian Riviera with tours available to Portofino and Cinque Terre.

  • Located only 150 metres from the sea, a walk along the seafront (via the main road) makes for an ideal break during the day. Embrace the warm rays of the sun whilst admiring the pretty marina and colourful boats.

  • From nearby Rapallo you can take an historic cable car up to the Sanctuary of Montallegro, Dating back to 1559, it was built following an apparition of the Virgin Mary.

  • Learn how the local sparkling Abissi wines are aged on under the Portofino sea.

4 stars
May - Oct
Approximately 3 hours
A 10-minute walk from Rapallo and close to the seafront
Approx. 40 minutes' transfer from Genoa airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

The hotel has two bars (one only open during the summer) and three restaurants for the utmost food and beverage experience with the best views of the Portofino Coast.

** La Veranda Restaurant**
With an expansive terrace, the Veranda Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the summer months and offers up authentic Italian cuisine.

Le Cupole\ With its dreamy rooftop setting, and an intimate and sophisticated setting, Le Cupole offers á la carte choices including Ligurian favourites and popular pasta dishes.

The Silk Bar
Located on the road leading to the historic silk factories of Zoagli.

The Flamingo Pool Bar & Pizza Gourmet
Offering the best pizza and delicious Ligurian focaccia, as well as international choice for all day bites.

Le Cupole has been described as 'one step from the stars' due to its rooftop setting. The dishes are as sensational as the sea views.

What's included

Breakfast at La Veranda Restaurant.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at La Veranda Restaurant • Dinner at Le Cupole
Full Board • Breakfast at La Veranda Restaurant • Lunch and dinner at Le Cupole.

Erre Spa Bristol offers a series of personalised treatments including body scrubs, facials and massages. Pampering ingredients include cocoa butter, pepper and citrus.

Walk to Rapallo to discover the local shops and restaurants and take a stroll along the promenade to the small 16th-century castle. Take a tour to the UNESCO Heritage site of Cinque Terre, or explore the coastline by boat.

The indoor pool is located at the Erre Spa. Watersports and diving can be arranged nearby.

When it comes to cuisine, the hotel has introduced a 'zero km philosophy' to use, where possible, seasonally and locally sourced produce including olive oils and truffles.

Minimum stay: 3 nights 05-21 Apr, 12 Jul-17 Aug and 28 Dec-02 Jan; 2 nights at all other times.

A tourist tax is payable locally at the hotel.

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