Hotel San Desiderio is in the center of Rapallo, 5 minutes' walk from the seafront and Rapallo Train Station. It offers a small garden, a sweet Italian buffet for breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout.

Rooms are air conditioned and simply furnished. Each one comes with satellite TV, a small fridge and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

The San Desiderio Hotel is set in a characteristic building of the Genoa area, just 1,000 feet from the Basilica of SS Gervasio e Protasio.

The hotel is 0.6 mi from the cable car to Montallegro. From May until October, you can catch a boat from Rapallo to tour the Ligurian coast.

Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure are a 10-minute drive along the coast. You can take a train to La Spezia, Portovenere and the Cinque Terre. Genoa and its famous aquarium are 19 mi away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Rapallo, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Hotel San Desiderio has been welcoming guests since Jan 13, 2012

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Located in the best-rated area in Rapallo, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.5

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Breakfast Info

Continental, Italian, Buffet

Private parking available

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Welcoming guests since Jan 13, 2012

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  • Hello marco Thanks for your reply. Then we will visit there. thanks alot marco

    Thank you very much. Filippo and I (& Idefix) look forward to welcoming you soon to Hotel San Desiderio. Kind regards, Marco

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    Answered on March 2, 2021
  • hello sir / madam Yeah. But we dont need corona test in italy borders. do u need our corona result? Can u please response?

    Hello, thank you for your kind request. At Hotel San Desiderio we do not ask for corona test results. Filippo and I (& the shy dog Idefix) are at your disposal. Kind regards, Marco

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    Answered on March 2, 2021
  • Hello sir/madam Im from swiss. If i go to italy genoa, need i pcr covid test? Or dont need?

    Hello, thanks for your request: it is mandatory to present a certificate stating that travellers have undergone, in the forty-eight hours preceding entry into the national territory, a molecular or antigenic test with a negative result.

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    Answered on February 28, 2021
  • Is the hotel near the old historic part of rapallo

    Yes, our hotel is at five minutes walking distance from the historic part of Rapallo and the seafront.

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    Answered on October 4, 2021
  • Could you please provide some details about how parking works. We are looking for secure parking as we will have a fully loaded car.

    We feature a private garage with 3 parking spaces to be booked in advance at the daily rate of 12,00 €. The garage is closed and features CCTV.

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    Answered on July 18, 2020
  • Do you have private parking?

    Yes, we have three parking places 4,50 x 2,30 m for standard size cars (No SUV - SW) in our garage at the daily rate of 15,00 € per car (from 3.00 pm arrival day to 11.00 am departure day) to be booked in advance.

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    Answered on October 25, 2021
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Rapallo Beach
    1,050 feet
  • San Michele di Pagana Beach
    3,250 feet
  • Spiaggia pubblica Travello
    3,950 feet
  • Prelo Beach
    4,600 feet
  • Santa Margherita Ligure Beach
    1.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport
    19 miles
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Amenities of Hotel San Desiderio
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
  • Library
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Bottle of water
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 15 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Dutch
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Hotel San Desiderio takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 10:30 PM


7:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 3 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Crib by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Free! Pets are allowed. No extra charges.

Maestro Mastercard Visa CartaSi Hotel San Desiderio accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that cash payments of EUR 3000 or above are not permitted under current Italian law.

Please note that this property is set in a dead end street not accessible by car.

FAQs about Hotel San Desiderio

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Hotel San Desiderio (subject to availability):

    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Parking garage

  • Room options at Hotel San Desiderio include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Triple
    • Quad

  • Check-in at Hotel San Desiderio is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Guests staying at Hotel San Desiderio can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Buffet

  • The nearest beach is 1,150 feet from Hotel San Desiderio.

  • Hotel San Desiderio is 1,000 feet from the center of Rapallo.

  • Hotel San Desiderio offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Library
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • The prices at Hotel San Desiderio may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.