When the taxi dropped us off at the courtyard entrance, we wondered...but, after a friendly greeting from the porter and an elevator ride to the second floor, we stepped into another world. The hotel takes up the second floor of a former bishop's palace, with the 20-foot ceilings, stonework, and ambience to match. Our standard room was comfortable and very attractively appointed, with a balcony overlooking the street. Surprisingly quiet at night. All of the staff members are exceptionally pleasant, friendly, and helpful, providing detailed maps of the area, many recommendations, and binders full of photos of local attractions. The breakfast room is simply exquisite, with walls covered with baroque decorations and a huge ceiling mural. Excellent breakfast buffet of cold meats, cheeses, yogurt, and fresh pastries and fruit. Super location, within easy walking distance of so many Neapolitan sights. What a lucky find! We are so glad we found it on the Internet, and had the opportunity to experience such a marvelous small hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are glad to give you the warmest welcome as our guests into Palazzo Sisto Riario Sforza. Here, in the heart of Naples old town within inches of Santa Chiara Church with its Cloister, the Veiled Christ and Via San Gregorio Armeno was born, in 2008, our Hotel. The Decumani Hotel de Charme was originally built during the 17th century and belonged to Sisto Riario Sforza, the last Archbishop of Naples in the Bourbon Kingdom of the Two Sicilies of which Naples was the capital. In 2008 we embarked on a major refurbishment programme for the second floor, where the Hotel is placed. The hotel has now been fully restored and equipping with all the modern conveniences our guests expect. A wide lounge, decorated with golden stuccoes and mirrors, testifies the illustrious past of this residence. All of our 22 bedrooms are fully air-conditioned and feature the following: soundproof windows, flat screen Television with international channels, safe, minibar, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The Decumani Hotel de Charme is located in the Decumani, in the heart of the old town originally a Greek "polis" and then a Roman "urbs", an area wich represents with its squares, streets and alleys, a unique historical, cultural and artistic heritage, as it is testified by the acknowledgment of Unesco, which in 1995 declared the historic centre of Naples " the biggest open-air museum in the world". ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Decumani Hotel Naples