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A stunning luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Margherita Ligure, Hotel Santa Margherita Palace is an elegant hideaway perfect for those who want to enjoy the pleasures of the Italian Riviera. This 18th-century palace has been fully redesigned as a sophisticated boutique, with a chic black and white décor filled with contemporary artisanal furnishings and bold modern artworks. The hotel’s excellent service and relaxed atmosphere will charm you, while Santa Margherita Palace’s spa is a ideal for an indulgent spot of pampering. Santa Margherita Palace is just a short stroll from the sea, and excellently located for further explorations of the Ligurian coastline, filled with characterful villages and sandy beaches.
The hotel breakfast is a lavish feast, with fresh breads and focaccia, sweet jams and fragrant honey, as well as a wealth of savoury options including eggs, tomatoes and cheeses. The hotel’s lounge bar is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner aperitivo.
Within walking distance there are some lovely authentic restaurants serving sea-to-table fresh fish and traditional pesto Genovese made from local pine nuts, locally grown garlic and garden-fresh basil. One of Santa Margherita's best kept secrets and off the beaten track is L'Insolita Zuppa ('not your ordinary soup') where Margherita and her partner Luca serve traditional Ligurian dishes with a modern twist.
The rooms, suites and apartments at Hotel Santa Margherita Palace are a blaze of white spaces and modern design, with wooden floors, glass doors, leather details, bespoke furniture and plenty of light. Bathrooms are finished in stunning black marble, while rooms are finished with bold contemporary artworks. Some of the rooms are housed within the modern annexe beside the main hotel building. It’s worth noting that some rooms may not be suitable for lighter sleepers due to the hotel’s proximity to the railway tracks.
Relax under one of the umbrellas in the hotel’s front garden with a punchy Italian espresso and your favourite book. Pamper yourself in the hotel’s mini spa, with facilities including a steam room, a Finnish sauna and a massaging shower, or indulge in one of the relaxing massages or thermal mud treatments.
The hotel is located in the heart of Santa Margherita Ligure, a more authentic experience than nearby star-studded Portofino. Stroll along the picture-perfect promenade full of grand old mansions, or watch the fishermen bring in the daily catch form the surrounding waters. For those with an active disposition, golf can be arranged at the world-famous Rapallo golf course, while there are numerous picturesque coves and beaches to explore along the coast.