What an absolute treat!
Posted Sep 11, 2016
We chose this hotel as I've previously stayed at their sister hotel in Milan. We weren't disappointed. The hotel is beautiful inside and out. The staff are efficient and friendly and took the time to show us around our room and how everything worked. They provided maps and changed some euros for us too. Nothing was too much trouble for them. It's hard to put it into words but the hotel has a real atmosphere - you can feel the history there.
We visited the spa and had a very enjoyable - and cool - few hours down there. The gym looked very well equipped but we were on holiday so we went straight for the jacuzzi and the pool. Both very clean and enjoyable. Watch out for how rapidly the pool gets deep though!
The rooftop restaurant was very impressive although we only popped in for a drink. Book well in advance if you want a table though.
Breakfast was impressive - a good selection and fresh breads and pastries made every morning. Again, the staff were all attentive and helpful.
Via Partenope was always busy and lively but felt very safe, but mind out for the joggers and bikes! It's equally as much fun during the day with lots of wedding parties visiting for photographs - ideal for people watching with a cold prosecco after a hard day's sightseeing!
There's a taxi rank right next door, and a number of shops and bars on Via Santa Lucia too.
This is an excellent hotel. It's expensive, but worth every penny. If you can book it then do so - you won't regret it!