I'd received an email from the hotel prior to our arrival with driving instructions but as we were flying in, I called the hotels to get info on other options. The staff provided us with good instructions, spoke good English and were very helpful throughout our stay.
As other reviewers have noted, the hotel is down a narrow street, not far from the main shopping street of Via Toledo. Our taxi driver amazingly manoeuvred the car to the hotel's front door, narrowly missing the numerous scooters weaving through the street. The hotel is conveniently located in the Centro Storico, the historic centre and most attractions are within walking distance.
Check in was efficient. We arrived around noon, which is earlier than check in time, but our room as ready so we were able to leave our bags and go explore. The room we were in was normal European size, with enough space for a double bed and some room to move around in. We aren't normally bothered by small rooms so this was fine for us. Depending on which floor you're on, you may hear some noise from the street throughout the night (and church bells in the morning). We were on the second floor so we did occasionally hear scooter noise throughout the night but this didn't really bother us and ear plugs are provided for your comfort.
There is a small lift which was handy for luggage though we chose to use the stairs most of the time. Breakfast was served each morning and consisted mainly of cereals, cakes, pastries and cold cuts. Coffee and tea were served to order.
There is no restaurant at the hotel but there are many great pizzerias and eateries in the area (try the gelato at Fantasia!). A standout meal was the dinner we had at Hosteria Toledo. Good seafood, great local wines and a pear and ricotta tart which was gone in 2 minutes.
All in all, the hotel provided us with a convenient base from which to explore Naples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Convento is a cute little hotel in the very heart of Naples. It's situated in the narrow atmospheric streets of the Quartieri Spagnoli only few meters away from the main shopping street (Via Roma/Via Toledo)In a palace of the 1600, skillfully restored, with the aim to re-create its original look it feels a bit like living in a castle (lit candles and brickwalls). The hotel is filled with beautiful furniture have a cute breakfast area and free wi-fi in breakfast rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Il Convento Hotel
- Il Convento Naples