IrideGlobal, Liverpool, England, UK
My Husband Francesco (who is Italian) and I have been to Southern Italy many times in the past both for business and pleasure. My Husband also comes from the area. Once again we visited “Bella Napoli”. Many times in the past we have visited Naples and fell in love with the stunning panoramic views surrounding this City and the wealth of buildings and culture that the City has to offer. Naples certainly appeals to the romantic side of the imagination, an unforgettable experience.
On this occasion we had the pleasure of returning to the “Royal Continental Hotel” what an excellent decision. The hotel is beautiful and even more beautiful it is directly facing the magnificent Castel dell’Ovo which appears to be coming directly out of the sea.
The hotel is surrounded by stunning panoramic views of Mount Vesuvius, Sorrento, Capri, Ischia and Posilippo. These stunning breathtaking views stretch as far as the eyes can see. All in all the panoramic views from our terrazza can only be described as spectacularly stunning and amazing.
The rooms are modern, spacious and comfortable and have all essential amenities, with TV, mini bar, air conditioning and good wireless broadband and room service. The classic furniture is enhanced by the marble & wood flooring. The bed is large and very comfortable, with beautiful crisp fine bed linen changed every day. A large beautiful bathroom with plenty of marble. The room was looked after extremely well on a daily basis by Lucia Cervo and we wish to thank her for making our stay in the room as comfortable as possible.
On the top floor of the hotel there is a beautiful swimming pool with terraces overlooking the Sea, Castel dell’ Ovo and the stunning panoramic views we described earlier.
In the hotel there is a beautiful restaurant with large windows that allow you to see breathtaking views from all the tables, of the sea and the once again the stunning views we described earlier. The food in the restaurant is excellent. I (Isabella) am allergic to certain spices, however, despite this fact the various chefs in the restaurant catered for my every culinary need. We had different dishes every night and each dish was delicious and very tasty. We have eaten in different hotels and restaurants all over Italy and Sicily so we know what good food tastes like. If you stay at this hotel you must try the restaurant and its delicious food. The breakfast is also very good, varied with lots of choice. The staff in the restaurant are very friendly and efficient. They looked after us extremely well and are thanks go to the staff including Alfredo, Antonio & Ilaria. A special thank you also to Vincenzo Rosiello who was very professional, friendly and was there every evening that we ate in the restaurant endeavouring to meet our every need. Thanks again Vincenzo!
This is a remarkable hotel with a service which was first class. The staff have a willingness to help at all times and in true Italian hospitality the staff went out of their way to make our stay as welcoming, enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We cannot praise them enough and we would like to extend our thanks to them including the very friendly bar staff. We would also like to thank the staff on reception especially the very efficient Vincenzo Merone and Vincenzo Vitale who were courteous and accommodating at all times.
The hotel is magnificently located to explore Naples. The hotel is close to the Piazza Municipio where you can get most of the city tour buses and you are also close to the dock area where you can get trips to Capri, Ischia, Sorrento etc.,
Naples is a vibrant and exciting city and besides the stunning panoramic views there are beautiful buildings to visit including, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Santa Chiara Church, Santa Chiara Monastery and Museum, the Duomo, Castel dell’Ovo (in front of the hotel), Teatro San Carlo and the Pio Monte della Misericordia Church, famous for its art work including Caravaggio’s “The Seven Works of Mercy” There are many other places to visit too numerous to mention.
Please ignore the negative reviews you read of Naples. The area near the hotel is quite safe, day and night where you can enjoy a walk or passeggiata as the Italians say, admiring the surrounding panoramic views. There are plenty of restaurants and café bars to sample the delights of Naples. Last but not least there is the famous Neapolitan Pizza Margherita. If you have never tasted a Pizza in Naples then you have never experienced the true taste and delights of a Pizza.
The actress Julia Roberts in her latest film “Eat, Pray and Love” was so impressed with Naples, its people and the food, especially the Pizza (which she is seen eating in her film) that the Director decided to add an extra scene of Naples in the film. Just watching Julia Roberts eating the Pizza makes you want to get on a plane and sample the food delights that Naples has to offer!.
If you can you must visit this unforgettable, vibrant city with its stunning panoramic views and buildings and those famous Pizzas.
If you do visit Naples we recommend that you stay at the beautiful “Hotel Royal Continental” with its unforgettable and romantic panoramic views, not forgetting that delicious food in their Restaurant.
Our final thanks go to the owner of the Hotel, Teresa Naldi, it’s because of her daily hard work that “The Royal Continental Hotel” is the success that it is!
Thanks once again to The Royal Continental staff and Napoli for such an enjoyable stay and we are looking forwards to returning some time in the near future.
Francesco and Isabella
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