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Grand Hotel Europa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corso Meridionale, 14, 80143 Naples, Italy   |  
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Ranked #51 of 189 Hotels in Naples
Bucharest, Romania
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“OK for tourism”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

If you forget the area (near the central station, lot of homeless, quite dirty) the hotel is ok, has style. We had a room to the street, but well insonorised. Close to the old city. Breakfast ok, for Italian standards.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Dear Mr. Mircea,

first of all thank you for sending us your review through Tripadvisor.
Our hotel has the ideal location for exploring the attractions round Naples:just a few minutes walking far from the central station, where you can take the Circumvesuviana train to Pompei, Herculaneum and Sorrento and only 15 minutes walk to the harbor with ferry to reach Capri.

We are also happy that you appreciated our insonorised rooms to avoid noises during the night and our breakfast, very rich and various.

We really hope to welcoming you back to the Grand Hotel Europa very soon and meanwhile we remain with our kindest regards from Naples!
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Great location for brief transfer point. Do not count on any vacation experience here. Front Desk area, bar area, fine. Room......the pits. Noisy air conditioning, malfunctioning windows,shower didn't drain, and one other thing that was not cool. Don't remember. Again, there was three beds for my wife and I. ?????? Just not the vacation hotel. Try a hotel with a GREAT review. You want to have a wonderful vacation uninterrupted by a lousy hotel. If you however dont care where you stay, then by all means stay here. This hotel and its sister hotel Executive, set the benchmark for substandard. Hotel was notified of quality flaws by the way.
Stayed, early October 1 night.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear Guest,

we are really sorry that your stay at our hotel was not satisfying for you...if you found your room not so nice you could ask for a change to our reception desk and they would have surely helped you.
Our staff is always very friendly and helpful as we all work to make the stay of our customers pleasant.
Grand Hotel Europa and Hotel Executive are both three stars hotels located in the right centre of the city, ideal places from where to see Naples and to enjoy its atmosphere.

We really hope to see you soon again at the Grand Hotel Europa maybe in one of our new rooms (very nice decorated and located in a renovated part of the hotel) or to take part at our dinner show in our restaurant...

Meanwhile, we remain with our best regards from Naples,
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Let me start off by saying that the actual hotel itself was actually OK, but the service was ABYSMAL! First off, the "environs" surrounding the hotel leave something, no, A LOT to be desired. The blocks around the hotel are literally strewn with HEAPS of trash - everywhere. I'm from New York, so I'm used to the grit, by let me tell you, Napoli has to be the FILTHIEST place I've ever visited. Also, literally right across the street from the front door of the hotel was a sidewalk where prostitutes were plying their trade. Inside the hotel, it didn't get much better. The front desk said they would need to hold on to our passports for a "couple of hours." No hotel I've stayed in in Italy has requested that much time. Then, the room required a special "electricity" key which had to be left in it's "socket" if you wanted to watch TV or keep the A/C on, which is fine with me, but the key ring it was on had a large metal thing on it which was quite heavy and kept pulling the key out...I had to take the "electricity key" off the room's key ring. The room had some weird seascape mural on the wall that wasn't too attractive. The room was booked for two (my wife and I) however, only one set of towels was there. The restaurant in the hotel was actually pretty good, but the decor was atrocious. The service was bad as well. As an Italian speaker, I understand the language completely, and I was appalled to hear the wait staff talk about the party I was with at dinner...they were shocked when I ordered in Italian, and they promptly left us alone. Like I said above, the food was actually pretty good, but the service... They were so BAD. The wait staff would repeatedly say that only three pastas could be ordered at a table, even though the menu offered more than 6. This was a big problem as we were travelling in a large group. When I questioned the wait staff (in Italian) about this, they said the cook didn't want to make too many different things. At that point I had had enough and braved the nasty environs of Napoli and found another establishment. Others who were travelling with us also had trouble in the restaurant, and when they questioned the staff, the staff claimed they did not speak English - even though they did. At checkout, the gentleman who was checking us out said that the taxes HAD to be paid in CASH - even though you can pay this with a credit card if you want. I corrected the man, and all of a sudden, he remembered that you can pay with cash or credit.
The overall value of the place wasn't bad, especially considering it's proximity to the train station, but I can say with absolute certainty that I will NEVER come back to this place. I would gladly spend a few more Euros per night for better service...and to get away from some of the "ladies of the night."

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear Ali,

thank you for your review through Tripadvisor.

We will take into account all your suggestions as we work everyday to improve our service and to make the stay of our customers always more pleasant but we just would like to point out some things: we are really surprised that you found Naples so dirty as it is since one year that our municipality solved the problem.

With reference to our staff, they are all very friendly and helpful to our guests.
In particular, our wait staff takes care of all problems that could happen to our customers and most of all they are always very responsible with the work they have to do for the whole day: tha's why they were talking of the party at dinner, as they want always to be sure that everything is ok...

For whom it may concern your room, if you didn't like it you could ask for a change at our reception desk and they would have solved your problem in order to assure you a room which you could find better...

We really do hope to welcoming you back soon to the Grand Hotel Europa in Naples and meanwhile we remain with our best regards from one of the most beautiful cities of the world!!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

The room is good the staff is helpful but someone stole my cell inside the room.
My Brazilian cell was inside my suitcase in the room they opened and took.
That was not nice.
The rest of the hotel is ok, but if I knew that I would not stayed there.
And when I complained with the manager he sad that I should lock my suitcase and sense I had no prove he could not do anything.
Not exactly what I expected.

Bacal

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Guest,

we just would like to point out that nobody of our staff could take anything from your luggage: all our employers are very honest and reliable.
The proof of it is that we never received such complaints.
Maybe, before accusing unfairly the staff of the Grand Hotel Europa you should be sure that you really left your phone in the room.
Furthermore you can check all our reviews and nobody was never stolen at our hotel, all comments are always positive and nice especially with reference to the hard work of our staff.

Best regards
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

Easy to find as it is next to Napoli Centrale main train station, free wifi in the lobby, small room, small toilet, very small tv all programs in Italian except CNN which was a life saver, in front of the station was a major construction and construction in a few places as well, we walked around to and from the shopping area, if you turn left as you exit the hotel go about 50 metres, a new supermarket just opened with good varieties, but closes at 8pm, there are a few supermarkets around but this one is good. Breakfast was simple, with a coffee machine with different types of coffees, cold cuts, sausages boiled eggs,juices, enough to last till lunch, our tour pick up was close by at Star Terminus hotel-Piazza Garibaldi so was a good choice hotel for us, paid €132 for 3nights via Agoda, payment to be settled upon departure at front desk

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

first of all thank you for writing your review on Tripadvisor: our costumers suggestions are the best way we have to improve our service day by day.

Our hotel is without any doubt the best point to start a visit of the city or the surrounding region due to its adiacency to central station, underground stops and bus stops.

We are also delighted that you aprreciated our breakfast, always rich and various.

We really hope to welcome you soon back to the Grand Hotel Europa in Naples and meanwhile we remain with our kindest regards!!!
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The hotel is very close to the train station making it excellent for getting around. The area may not be the smartest but that is the same for most areas around main train stations. As a large group we felt safe enough moving around the area and the large number of police who seemed to stay and eat at the hotel made it feel even safer! Naples is not the tidiest of cities so just don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

The staff were all friendly and helpful making several calls for us to sort out transfers and lost phones as well as recommending a great restaurant. There were 9 of us wanting 5 rooms and they were a mixture. All were very clean with comfy beds and and the double glazing almost completely shut out any road noise. Two of us were given one of the newly renovated rooms - more in the style of a boutique hotel than the standard rooms we had - a real experience if you get one of those. The general decor in the hotel can only be described as eclectic - a real mix of class, kitsch and the plain bizarre.

We were also impressed with the breakfast - fresh croissants, yogurts, cheese, meats, cereals, coffee, tea, bread, boiled eggs.

This may not be the poshest hotel in Naples but as far as location and value for money you can't go far wrong.

Room Tip: See if you can as for one of the newly renovated rooms - very unique
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Guest,

first of all many thanks for your nice review and your kind words dedicated to our staff.

Surely our hotel is the ideal place to visit easily Naples and its beautiful sorroundings due to its superb location: just five minutes walking far from central station, underground and bus stops.

Furthermore, we are delighted that you appreciated our breakfast always very rich and various: next time don't foget to ask for our menù à la carte: our dishes-typical of neapolitan traditions-will be a wonderful surprise for you!

We really hope to welcome you back to the Grand Hotel Europa!

Warmest regards,
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I flew into Rome, took the train to Naples and spent the first night of our Italian vacation at the Grand Hotel Europa. We debated about going straight on to Sorrento, but since we wanted to visit the archaeological museum, we decided to spend one night in Naples. Because we were traveling by train, it made sense to stay near the Termini. As other reviewers have noted, the hotel looks run down from the outside the neighborhood is scary, but the price is reasonable. The staff is pleasant; however, our room was dark and dreary...and besides a double bed, it contained a set of bunk beds! The breakfast wasn't bad, though nothing special, either. This hotel is fine for one night, but if you’re planning to stay longer, chose a hotel in a nicer area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Simona C, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Grand Hotel Europa, responded to this review, October 26, 2012
Dear Guests,

thank you for your review on Tripadvisor.

Our hotel has a superb location due to the train and underground station, located just a few steps far from it: that's why it is frequently chosen by people who would like to visit Naples as well as its sourrounds and from people coming here for business.

About the room, we have some of them with bunk beds ideal for families coming with children: however, if you would have preferred another one you could have asked for it to our reception.

They would have proposed you something different....

Awaiting for welcoming you to the Grand Hotel Europa again, we remain with our warmest regards from Naples!
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Address: Corso Meridionale, 14, 80143 Naples, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Hotel Europa 3*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel Europa is in an elegant nineteenth century building, the old Murolo-Pisano family residence. Once called Hotel Boccalatte - the first of the Sea Hotels group.The hotel has 90 rooms and suites that give a feeling of space and comfort, soundproofed and equipped for maximum comfort with frescoes from Pompeian age to twentieth century. In the family floor, the rooms are decorated with images from Pinocchio to the penguins, and the hotel stay for the children is free. ... more   less 
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