Located literally 2min walk from the entrance to the Garibaldi train Station, on the left hand side of Piazza Garibaldi as you exit, in a very convenient location for bus and metro services.
The Hotel has pleasant and helpful staff with excellent English. For those travelling with large suitcases or a small mountain of luggage however be warned, there is no lift and the stairs and corridors are quite narrow.
The rooms are functional, if a little bit tired but spotlessly clean. My room (56) had a double bed, bedside tables, tiny wardrobe, en-suite shower/toilet, A/C (quiet), small T.V. (Italian channels only) and a balcony. The room itself was very small with the double bed and I found it difficult to manoeuvre around even with just the one backpack, but I though this a fair trade for the balcony.
Many of the other rooms on this floor are significantly larger (especially the twin-rooms) but many do not have balconies.
There is serious construction work ongoing in the Piazza with the extensions to the Metro system, but due either to the double glazing on the windows, or the fact that I was to the rear of the hotel, I couldn't hear a thing within the room itself.
A free breakfast is provided but I only had coffee so can't comment to its quality but there seemed to be quite a range of things to choose from. There is also a bar available from 7pm onwards.
WIFI is available for free, simply ask reception for the password. The area in which it can actually be accessed however is severely limited, only in the bar or the common area (where breakfast is served on a morning) across the hall located on the first floor. Yet it is free, reliable and fast.
The area surrounding the station is a little gritty, and you will probably be approached by the local beggars for cigarettes or money but this is mainly directly in front of the station entrances. I thought this was offset by the fact that you are only a minute away from the bus/train/metro connections that can take you anywhere within Napoli and its surrounds.
I had a pleasant stay here and thought it reasonable value for money, but it was the staff who went out of their way to help me that impressed me the most.
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- Small hotel with multilingual staff and modern amenities is situated 2 km from Capodichino NAP airport and 1 km from city center. ... more less
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- Ideal Hotel Naples