We stayed here 4 nights and had adjoining rooms for 2 adults and 2 kids. we were in the older tower which has smaller rooms. They were carpeted and dirty. The bathrooms were fine.... clean but show much wear. The view is exceptional over the sea and the balcony is nice. The rooms have a safe but one was closed and not operational. they also have a mini bar which is handy.
Breakfast is buffet with several stations, fruit, meats and cheese, fatty bacon and powdered eggs (which no North American would eat), pasteries, bread, cakes, cereal, coffe,tea,juice.
Staff in the breakfast area are rude, insulting and snobby. They are not accomodating at all. Considering that this hotel is one of the most expensive in Naples, you would think the staff would be nice.
This hotel does not meet the lowest of North American standards for such a star rating. It is definately NOT worth the 400 euros we paid for 2 rooms for 2 adults and 2 kids. The staff is the worst.
Internet access is limited to 15 minutes on the lobby computer and 1/2 hour free wi-fi. We stayed at Hotel Rex around the corner for 4 more nights paid less that what it cost for 1 night here for all 4 nights and had unlimited internet access in the lobby, firendly staff and a clean room ona quiter street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four stars for the Hotel Royal Continental, a hotel on the seafront promenade of Naples with a fascinating past, rebuilt in 1955 by Ferdinando Chiaromonte where once stood the Grand Hotel Royal des Etrangers . Today it is known as a structure of great prestige framed by the extraordinary beauty of the Bay of Naples. Large common areas , multiple meeting spaces , picturesque corners of relaxation, the Royal Continental sparkles elegantly with vintage charm thanks to the interiors designed by Gio Ponti , one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. The furniture too was designed by him combined with designs by young architects of his choice . All 397 rooms, of which most have large windows and a balcony facing the breathtaking view of the Gulf, are spacious and very bright. On the Floor Museum Gio Ponti you can stay in one of the 24 rooms with wooden furnishings and fixtures designed specifically for the Hotel by Ponti. Suspended furniture, three-drawer chests with feet, and magazine racks and lamps in satin brass integrated into headboards from briar have made the history of Italian design. In stunning New York style, the Roof on the tenth floor, from which the beautiful view of the ancient Borgo Marinari and the legendary Castel dell'Ovo can be enjoyed, presents the one of a kind sea-water pool designed by Gio Ponti, published in 1954 on the cover of Domus. Guests are offered the solarium, outdoor bar, Fitness Center, massages booked in advance and two exclusive restaurants with spectacular panoramic views that stretch from the Vesuvius to the hill of Posillipo and the island of Capri. Breakfast served by the sea, in addition to the buffet which offers freshly baked pastries by Hotel Royal Continental, including oven fresh Neapolitan sfogliatelle, pastry horns. Location of reference for events and meetings, the Royal Continental is a well known Conference Center of primary importance in the national scene. Equipped with the most modern equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi, the Conference Center is characterized by its many meeting rooms with natural light and sea views. An exceptional location for large or small events thanks to its Auditorium setaing 530, its 16 Meeting rooms, 13 business suites and exhibition space, more than 200 sqm large. Located in one of the liveliest and most dynamic areas of Naples, the Royal Continental is the ideal location for living and exploring the city, within walking distance from shopping streets and the main local attractions, 10 minutes walk from Piazza Plebiscito and the Royal Palace. Furthermore, it is a 7 minutes drive to the harbour for ferry connections, 10 minutes to the Central Station and 20 to the International Airport. Not just a hotel but the real meeting point in the city, with its numerous events, food and wine tasting events, exhibitions, parties and aperitifs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Continental Naples
- Hotel Royal Continental