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Royal Continental Hotel
Ranked #43 of 186 Hotels in Naples
Ghajnsielem, Malta
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“Great views but could be better”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

This hotel has an enviable position, if you manage to get one of the front rooms or at least not too far on the side. It is a 4 star hotel but is it? The rooms are ok even if furniture is old. The bathrooms need attention. The breakfast is good though typical of any hotel: like most hotels it simply does not offer anything which is genuinely local but what you expect to get anywhere. O used the restaurant once: overpriced for small portions but then there are excellent restaurants just a few feet away. It is a hotel that could be much better. Staff are friendly but at times of conventions they do get to do too much.

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Reviewed September 21, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here on business for 12 nights. I had a partial sea view on the 7th floor - a non smoking floor.

The location is fantastic. Right along the road by the sea. Thre are many great restaurants nearby and the heart of Naples is within walking distance.

The air quality in the hotel was amazing. No issues and the air con worked well throughout the stay.

Housekeeping did a great job cleaning the room. And the toilet paper was of great quality.

The breakfast room is overlooking the sea and on clear days the view of Capri and the castle is amazing. The food is good for European standards and the cappuccino was f
Really good,

Overall, I had a great stay and enjoyed Naples. I have no complaints whatsoever.

The taxi ride was 27 euro from the airport.

The wifi is 9 euro per night but you can get 30 minute free vouchers for use in the lobby. Had no issues with the wifi.

Room service was pricey - 23 euro for a pizza and coke, more than double the local restaurants but a good price for convenience.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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WICKLOW IRELAND
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Last year we stayed here for 7 nights and found the hotel and staff we're fantastic. This year we stayed for just 1 night. Again we found the staff very polite and always smiling,our room was large clean and had a great seaview. Breakfast was the usual buffet continental, there was also scrambled egg and bacon. The Italian government have introduced a city tax. If you stay at a 2 star hotel its 2 euro per person per night. If its 3 star its 3 euro and so on. We did not know this until we we're checking out and you can only pay the tax at the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Syracuse, New York
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Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

I stayed in the hotel two years ago. The location is great. However, I was disappointed by th room. The lights were broken and the room could use some updating. I was disappointed on this stay compared to two years ago. However the morning breakfast buffet is still very good.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Four nights in this is excellent hotel, in a perfec location with a friendliest staff. The Superior room at 4 floor was an incredible view !!!!! The Hotel has everything you need...restaurant, view, swimming pool, fitness centre, garage...all perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Naples is unique and the pizza everywhere is fantastic... :- )))

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Had a wonderful stay at Hotel Royal Continental. Staff were friendly and very helpful all around. Location was perfect. Rooms were spaious and clean. Only wish there had been an ironing board and daily bottle of water in the room.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Well, 'royal' is not an adjective I would use in the name of this hotel. Come to think of it, the word 'hotel' might be up for debate too.

With 'Tetris' bath tiling and carpet with all the characteristics of a balding goat, the one saving grace is probably the receptionist, Fabia. The bellboy refused to carry my bags and his mate simply snarled when asked for anything that might be expected of a guest.

You don't want to know what I found in the plughole of my sink which emptied itself at the rate of a snail climbing Everest in skates. Plus there was the splendid view of nothing from the non-balcony. No need to bring binoculars.

For an overnight stay, you can't complain. For a business trip, you can...and should.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Royal Continental Hotel
Address: Via Partenope 38/44, 80121, Naples, Italy
Location: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Business Hotel in Naples
#30 Luxury Hotel in Naples
#34 Family Hotel in Naples
#36 Romantic Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Continental Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 397
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. Pets up to 10 kg are allowed with an extra cost of 20 euros per stay. 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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