I always promised that I wouldn't go less than 4 star because of previous disappointments .... However I booked this hotel because of the reviews!
We wanted a real experience of Naples.... Bustling city break..... Visiting the coast.... Ferry to Capri.... Basically to use this hotel as a base for what we wanted to do.
We were not disappointed at all.... Yes the area does look grotty and covered in graffiti etc...but it's traditional Naples. You get a real feel of Naples and not a facade created in places like Sorrento where it is difficult to believe it is ever inhabited by anyone other than tourists!
Inside the hotel the staff are helpful.... The superior rooms are spacious and clean.... Excellent powerful shower too... The breakfast is an excellent example of continental with lots to choose from... All of which is high quality!
The hotel interior is beautiful and demonstrates it's importance in the past.... Yes there are areas which other reviewers have commented on such as the ceiling in the breakfast room which could be worked on, but it's a very old beautiful building...not a case of an average hotel where a quick bodge job of artex will do!
You don't get a swimming pool with loungers and lots of tourists slurping on booze here...but you do get a great hotel at a great price which is clean comfortable base to explore Naples from. I am well travelled and a bit of a snob....and I would stay here again.
Oh and one last thing the room has a safe and a very cheap mini bar! GREAT!