Excellent location across from the Rapallo boat harbor. There is a small beach across the street from hotel. Lot’s of shops and a galleria as well as many good restaurants and a pizzeria nearby. A grocery store is located about 3 blocks away. Very nice comfortable lobby. Friendly helpful staff, particularly the manager. Free internet (with provided password) was fairly fast. The rooms were quite large, by European standards with a couch, small desk and television. I found one English speaking channel (BBC World). There is a small elevator. Bathroom was fine with small shower. Amenities such as soap, lotion and shampoo were provided. Plenty of electrical outlets (unlike some older hotels). Although we did not have one, there were some rooms at the front of the hotel with small balcony, chairs and table over looking the Mediterranean. Pretty cool.
The provided breakfast buffet was spectacular. All of the expected breakfast foods (fruit, bacon, eggs, pastries, yogurt, etc) were there. They also had a nice selection of cheeses, foccacia, tomatoes, quiche, croissant. Excellent coffee including some in a big pot (not mixed by machine). Thje breakfast room is roomy wth white table cloth and indoor and outdoor seating. Breakfast was available from 7:15-10:15AM. If you take a late breakfast, you could easily eat enough to be able to skip lunch.
The only two negatives I can think of is that the area is quite congested and driving a car or bus to the hotel can be tricky. Also, there was no coffee provided in the room but this is more a personal preference. The breakfast spread more then made up for it. I highly recommend this hotel if you want to stay in Rapallo. less