GRAND HOTEL BRISTOL RESORT & SPA BY RCOLLECTION HOTELS
12 January 2022
THE GREAT BEAUTY LIVES ON THE RIVIERA
The Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa in Rapallo represents the Ligurian hotellerie tradition. The Grand Hotel Bristol offers an exclusive experience, with its wide garden, the large swimming pool, the gourmet restaurant Le Cupole, which proposes the cuisine of Liguria, the bar La Via della Seta, the terrace of the Chamberlain restaurant with an incomparable view over the Gulf of Tigullio and the elegant pool bar. The Grand Hotel Bristol offers its guests the maximum comfort, with its 83 rooms and suites, and the prestigious Erre Spa to satisfy the most sophisticated wellness needs. In addition, the hotel is an excellent location for conferences, with two elegantly furnished halls.
The hotel is located in a charming historical Liberty-style residence built in 1908, with a view of the Portofino Promontory and surrounded by a garden of Mediterranean plants, where the modern style of the interior design and buildings is perfectly integrated with the architectural language of the Liberty style, which still characterizes the exterior, all these elements contribute to create spaces and moments of peace in a natural landscape of great beauty.
The territory with its history and identity, with its perfumes, tastes, and culture, is always a protagonist in the vision of the R Collection Hotels Group. From the Grand Hotel Bristol & Spa a delightful walk along the seafront brings guest to the centre of Rapallo, a turn-of-the-century funicular takes you to the Sanctuary of Montallegro, from where you can admire the entire coastline. All the most popular places are easy to reach, from Santa Margherita Ligure to Portofino, with its famous little square, to the Cinque Terre. No matter what kind of excursion you decide to undertake, the staff will always be able to suggest a place, a route or a path that might escape the visitor's attention.
The Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa is a reference point for the area and unique in its kind, combining excellent cuisine with a sea view and the pleasure of individual wellbeing thanks to the newly renovated Erre Spa, an avant-garde wellness area offering a wide range of possibilities to those who love to relax in the splendid setting of the Riviera di Levante. To complete the wellness offer, the new outdoor swimming pool, with a privileged position, allows you to swim and relax immersed in the nature, with the sea on the horizon and the coastline. The Pool Bar offers delicious and light lunches for those who do not want to miss a snack by the pool in the magical atmosphere of the sunset
HIGH CUISINE BY THE SEA
The strength of the Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa is Le Cupole Restaurant, included in some of the most prestigious Italian wine and food guides and recently selected by Alain Ducasse as one of the six best restaurants in Italy, thanks to the cuisine of the chef Graziano Duca, who expertly combines tradition, creativity, and innovation. Le Cupole restaurant, located on the Roof Top of the Grand Hotel offers a romantic view of the Portofino promontory and the entire Tigullio Gulf. The service of refined courtesy and elegance is combined with a worth price.
The cuisine is traditional Ligurian with a touch of local authenticity that appeals to even the most refined palates, thanks to the use of high-quality local products. On the other hand, the expectation of the guest who chooses a restaurant between the sea and the hinterland is precisely that of being able to find and taste the treasures of both identities, produced by local growers and artisans and matched with a selection of excellent Ligurian wines, appreciated by experts. The Italian touch is guaranteed for an international clientele.
The dining experience at the Bristol Bistrot is also excellent, where you can enjoy an impressive and richly varied breakfast, with Seaview of course, as well as dinner, with a choice of typical dishes and wines. The Bistrot, open only in summer, offers traditional Ligurian dishes with authentic tastes. The focus here is on tradition and knowledge of the local territory.
The Erre Spa covers an area of 2,000 square meters and offers an all-round service, from wellness program to a variety of facial and body treatments, as well as diversified and personalized treatments proposed by the Spa manager. The staff, skilled and friendly, will accompany the client through their desires, suggesting not only the most suitable treatment, but also the best possible way to fully enjoy the experience of the sauna, the Mediterranean bath and the Kneipp path. In the multi-sensory areas, you can alternate between different experiences. A break in the herbal tearoom - where you can stay in your bathrobe - combines the relax with the flavors and aromas of well-being.
Those who wish to treat themselves to a moment of privacy can also book the Private Erre Suite Spa, a private space inside the Spa, with sauna, Turkish bath, emotional shower and spa beds with natural light and soundproofed areas that facilitate peace and sleep, in line with the philosophy of the Erre Spa. The Spa suites can be reserved for couples or single for an exclusive two-hour stay in which they can also enjoy a private massage, with showers and personalized music, all introduced by a welcome cocktail.
The alternation between humid and non-humid areas, the beneficial and appreciated passage dedicated to the ice fountain helps to reactivate the circulation, creates regenerating moments, giving a more flexible and bright skin already after just one session.
Not only hotel guests, but also those who simply want to treat themselves to a day of wellness, can access both the swimming pool and the Wellness area by booking in advance, thus enjoying the benefits of a Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, sauna and rest in the relaxation area. The use of colored lights like the orange color for Halloween or bright festive shades for New Year's Eve - allow you to enjoy the additional pleasure of original colors linked to a moment of well-being that relaxes and regenerates.
The Grand Hotel Bristol Resort & Spa expresses all the pleasure of experiencing the prestige of high Italian hospitality and the best traditions of the Riviera di Levante.