Hotel Savoia Excelsior Palace

Hotel in Trieste

This glamorous 'newcomer' to Trieste's hotel scene, a classic but contemporary (and ever so slightly camp) refit of the great-boned Habsburg-era Grand Hotel, is giving the city's famed Duchi a run for its money. Grand it still is, with more than 100 light-filled luxurious rooms, first-rate public areas, sea views and reasonable prices.