Stayed here with my wife for 6 days over Easter. The hotel is on the sea front in a quiet area, with spectacular views across Naples and the bay to Vesuvius and Capri. The Castell dell'Ovo is immediately by the hotel, and part of the visual experience. Staff were welcoming and friendly, and our room was fine. Breakfast was included in the room rate and the menu designed to cater for all tastes. The town centre of Naples and the main port area are about 15-20 minutes walk away. The nearest Metro stations are Piazza Amadeo or Piazza Toledo. Both about 20 minutes' walk away. Don't try doing this with luggage! Bus services come closer, notably to the Piazza Vittoria, but you have to be well informed to use these. The Naples transport authorities could do a lot more to make the city's transport system intelligible to visitors. The City trams and trolley-buses didn't appear on any map I could find on the internet! Plenty of nice restaurants near the hotel, and on a typical evening the Via Partenope was heavily policed. Not sure what they were expecting, but in any event this is quite a safe place to stay and at no time did we feel threatened. Taxi to the main train station Napoli Centrale was 13 Euro, and is perhaps the best way to get to the hotel. Agree the price before you accept the ride! One niggle about the hotel itself: we were in room 344, and the neighbouring 343 seems to be used to accommodate large family groups with children. They were noisy late at night on one occasion we had to ask reception to go in and sort them out. Which they did,
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Royal Continental Naples
- Hotel Royal Continental