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“A hidden gem, fantastic place to stay & perfect location.”

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Gondolier Apartments & Inn
Ranked #50 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Shropshire, UK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A hidden gem, fantastic place to stay & perfect location.”
Reviewed May 25, 2008

We stayed at the Gondolier for 2 nights during our Florida tour and it turned out to be the best place we stayed in our 14 night holiday. We popped into the Tourist Info shop in Old Naples and they told us about the Gondolier because we wanted somewhere to stay close to all the attractions/beach etc and not too expensive (we paid $77 per night inc taxes).

This place is right in the middle of a very expensive neighbourhood and about a 5 minute walk to the beach, the shops, the pier and everything else there is to do in Naples. The apartments have a very 50's feel to them but they are spotlessly clean and are well equiped. Henry the owner gives you a guided tour before you check in and gives you advice and directions on anything you need to know.

The utility area at the apartments has everything you could possibly need and it's all free to use as long as you return it. There are sun loungers, beach towels, cool boxes, parassols, sun cream, guide books, inflatables and anything else you could want for a day at the beach. Theres also laundry facilities and a microwave at your disposal. The little touch I particulary liked was the pile of menus Henry has that allows you to choose which restaurant you want to eat at before you leave to go out.

This place was by far the nicest we stopped in during our two week Florida holiday and would reccomend it to anyone and everyone.

  • Liked — location & value
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2008

The Gondolier Inn and Apartments was a perfect choice for a refreshing break from this year's seemingly endless New England winter. We have been talking since we arrived about when to return. We had everything we needed - a very comfortable bed, good air conditioning, a kitchenette, scrupulous cleanliness, and an affordable price tag. The retro-fifties decor of the Gondolier is tasteful and lovingly maintained. Mostly everything of importance to us was within easy walking distance, especially the extraordinarily beautiful beach, and beach chairs, beach towels, and umbrellas were supplied by the owner. He himself is generous with helpful information about Naples, and aims to keep his guests happy and comfortable. In this he succeeds!

  • Liked — Comfortable, good location, affordable.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with family
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San Diego, California
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77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2008

CHARMING AND A GREAT LOCATION walking distance to the beach,3rd. St. and 5th Ave. shopping and restaurants. This venerable 50's style lodging has been in the owner's family for over 50 years and Henry,the present owner, is a very proud and attentive host and a mine of information. The units are not fancy but they are clean and well furnished and equipped and Henry supplies beach chairs,umbrellas and towels as well as books,a laundry with ironing board and even mangoes from his tree! There is a pleasant yard in back for relaxing and each unit has a little table and chairs outside.

All this at a remarkable low price; I paid $70.00 for a studio with kitchen and full bath; my relatives paid $85.00 for a bigger unit and there are some with separate bedrooms.

I highly recommend this place as do others who return year after year with hearty greetings and hugs for Henry.

Stayed April 2008
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Fairfax, California
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2008

We stayed here for two nights in February. Henry, the owner was very nice and friendly. The property was a cute 50ish kind of place with clean rooms with comfortable beds and little kitchen, microwave , toaster etc. There was free internet service and nice grounds. You could walk to Naples and the beach. Seemed like good value, although I have no experience with Naples.

  • Liked — convenient location
  • Disliked — room not set up for optimal ventillation
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled with family
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Cheshire
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Reviewed May 18, 2006

We came across the Gondolier by accident having just driven directly fron Miami, and what a fantastic find. Henry, the proprieter, greeted us like member of the family and showed us around two appartments and we made our choice. The rooms are simple, but really well equiped and spotlessly clean. Clean towels for room or beach are there whenever they're needed. Beach loungers are at your disposal, and more books and magazines than you could imagine are there for all to use.
With Henry and Janine at your disposal is like having a tourist infoemation office on your doorstep, they gave us a complete runtown of the immediate area with copies of maps, and tour guides, as well as all the atractions within a wide radius. Henry also has a selection of menus from all the resaurants in Naples and could carve out a new carear as a food critic if he so wished.
The Gondolier was one of the highlights of our Florida tour, and I only wish we could have stayed longer. It is perfectly placed within a few minutes walk from the beach, 5th Ave and 3rd St shops, Restaurants and bars.

  • Stayed April 2006
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Springfield, Illinois
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99 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2006

If you're looking for value in an excellent location, you'll love the Gondolier Apartments. They were built in 1958 and are a little dated, but wonderfully maintained. It is only a four block walk to the pristine beaches of Naples (miles of beach access for walking, sunbathing or playing in the gulf). The famous shopping/dining districts of 5th Ave. South and Third Street are also only blocks away. Each apartment has a kitchnette so you can have some or all meals there. There is a lending library, and laundry facilities. No phones in the rooms, but you have phone access with a phone card. Henry and Janeen are your very personable hosts and will gladly give you suggestions on where to go and what to see. We've stayed there for seven different years now and so its like returning home. Very comfortable.

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Property: Gondolier Apartments & Inn
Address: 407 8th Ave S, Old Naples, Naples, FL 34102-6866
Location: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Naples > Old Naples
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #50 of 59 Hotels in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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Gondolier Apartments Hotel

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