Get an overview of this hotel4-star hotel with full-service spa and free breakfast


Located in the heart of Rapallo, this spa hotel is steps from Castello di Rapallo, Castle-on-the-Sea, and Bagni Molo. Chiesa di Santo Stefano and Bagni Tigullio are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a health club. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a sauna are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 58 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and minibars. Guests can enjoy deep soaking tubs, and other standard amenities include room service, premium bedding, and LCD TVs.

Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877 features a health club and a sauna. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 1076 square feet (100 square meters) include conference space. This boutique hotel also offers spa services, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877 is a smoke-free property.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 58 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Health club 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Garden 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • One meeting room 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Long-term parking (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 100 
  • Year Built 1600 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1076 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Long-term parking (surcharge), Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bidet 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Desk 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Separate bedroom 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Plinio Riviera - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


Start your day with a free buffet breakfast, available daily from 7 AM to 10 AM. Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

A health club and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club or spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Scuba diving nearby 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, PLINIO THERMAE . Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open select days. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 9 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of EUR 13 per pet, per night
  • Dogs and cats only
  • 1 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 170 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 19 per night
  • Pet fee: EUR 13 per pet, per night
  • Facilities fee: EUR 18 per person, per day and includes use of:
- Spa
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Design Hotel Europa
  • Europa Design Spa 1877
  • Europa Design Spa 1877 Rapallo
  • Europa Hotel Design
  • Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877
  • Europa Hotel Design Spa 1877 Rapallo
  • Hotel Europa Design 1877
  • Hotel Europa Design Spa
  • Hotel Europa Spa
  • Hotel Spa Europa

We should mention

All guests, including children, must be present at check-in and show their government-issued photo ID card or passport. Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2999.99, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 9 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. In accordance with national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours during certain times of the year.

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4.0 out of 5
89% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.1 Service & staff
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many positives one HUGE minus

3 out of 5
by from Connecticut
Posted Jun 30, 2016
Pros: location is wonderful
Cons: fix the AC, upgrade the electrical system
Location: your close to everything, the beach, the train station, the ferry, restaurants, and shops.
I will begin with the positives on this hotel - there are many. 1. Location - exactly where you want to be in Rapallo, steps from the water, the beach, the Lungomare, so close to the train station, the ferries in the harbor, easy walking distance to the cable car up to Montallegro and lots of restaurants and stores. No need for a car when staying here. 2. Room - comfortable beds, clean, neat and organized. 3. Breakfast - ample, delicious, and free 4. No hidden costs/fees, etc. Negative - the AC (as of this writing in June 2016) was broken. If you are planning to stay in the near future you should probably check with them. I stayed 6 nights, we had half a night of air conditioning (more on the below). The remaining 5 and a half were truly miserable in the summer heat. I suppose what is most irritating is that this was a long term problem that the hotel 1) did not inform me ahead of time so that we could make other arrangements 2) did not inform me about when checking in, they made no mention of it, instead they let a sign in the elevator do their talking for them 3) offered no assistance such as a fan 4) offered no discount or any conciliatory offer. 5) with the windows having to be open all night, the loudness of the train whizzing by, the local teens who hang out all night on the bridge over the train tracks, the traffic and the constant ringing of the churchbell next door was a problem - bring earplugs.
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Relaxing location

4 out of 5
by from North London
Posted Mar 31, 2014
Pros: The Central location, excellent reception staff and nice bright surroundings.
Cons: On our last evening we ate in the restaurant but I had finished my main meal and we waited a further 15/20 minutes before my husband's arrived.
Location: Just off the main promenade, and close to shops and small castle. Nice Harbour.
Ideally situated for shops, restaurants, bus and train stations.
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Beautifully Renovated for Return Stay

5 out of 5
by from N.J.
Posted Mar 27, 2014
Pros: Lobby, bar, location
I was pleasantly surprised to see that Hotel Europa has been totally renovated in a chic modern decor since my stay 4 years ago. Even though it was the same off season late March dates, the Hotel Europa Design Spa 1877 was now energized with lots of people in the hotel lobby, bar and dining room. The staff was friendly and attentive and the it still has the great location across from the sea and landmark castle. It is an excellent base location for visiting both Portifino to the north and Cinque Terre to the south. Great little restaurant Elite across the street was also worth a return visit.
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Dated eecor and dated frosty welcome too

2 out of 5
Posted Nov 20, 2013
Pros: The bar.
Cons: The warmth of the service and welcome. Glacial would be my word for it.
Location: Nice location.
Our room on the fourth floor was tired and old fashiones, though clean. Our friends' room on the first floor was modern and nice. The front desk refused to acknowledge that there was any difference between them, even though the decor was clearly from the 90's on the 4th floor. They also claimed to be full when they clearly weren't. All rather bizarre. The bar area and reception were pretty good, though the staff couldn't be desribed as at all friendly. I'd recommend for a short dtay as long as it was on the first floor, but I wouldn't want to base a proper holiday there. All a bit 1998 for my taste.
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Very good location

4 out of 5
by from Richmond, Va
Posted Aug 7, 2013
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing, would stay there again.
Location: Perfect close to all that Rapallo has to offer.
Great location near harbor promenade. Can walk to cable car shopping dining ferries train station.
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4 out of 5
Posted Jan 8, 2012
Pros: Food
Cons: Poor sound insulation of the rooms
Location: great location, very central, five minutes drive from golf course
Good service, Rooms pretty spacious, clean and modern. Very agreable dining room. Very good food at the restaurant! But the walls separating the rooms are way too thin > They should do something to better sound insulate the rooms!!
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Good location - Concierge and Reception Extremely helpful

5 out of 5
by from Denmark, Nigeria and Egypt
Posted Sep 19, 2010
Lovely, stylish hotel - rooms a tad small, but charming. Bathroom had a funny smell from shower curtain - otherwise the rating would have been perfect (5). Would like to return. Price reasonable
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Good hotel if you are looking for a 3 Star

3 out of 5
Posted May 12, 2010
This hotel was fine, but it felt more like a 3 Star hotel vs. a 4 Star hotel. The location was great, though.
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Grand, stylish, upmarket hotel with history: great position.

5 out of 5
by from Canberra, Australia
Posted Apr 19, 2010
Lovely hotel. No steps to room on the fourth floor! Room was spotless. Linen was monogrammed and bed beautifully made. Staff friendly and had excellent meal in the restaurant one night with entertaining and obliging waiter. Close to ferry to Positano (to which the hotel sold tickets at no extra cost) and trains to Cinque Terre. A stones throw to the Promenade on the seashore. Staff helped with the parking of the car just outside of the hotel for all four days and nights.
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great location and hotel

5 out of 5
by from birmingham england
Posted Oct 3, 2009
rapallo was the right town to stay on the portofino coast and we were well pleased with this hotel .very close to the sea front and long promenade . excellent decorations spotlessly clean and good breakfast .friendly staff ... did hire a car and as hotel had parking assuming it would be free .. be warned it isn't are charged if you use their garage
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