My fiancé and I spent a couple of nights at the Romeo hotel before heading down to the Amalfi coast. It was my fiancé who wanted to visit Naples and chose the hotel, not me. I was a bit hesitant and wanted to skip Naples altogether. I am glad we didn't!
The 2 nights / 3 days spent there turned out being the best of our Italy trip. The city was absolutely astonishing on so many levels. I went there with a closed mind, not expecting to like it. Instead, I fell in love with the city. So much history, art, culture. Walking through the historic centre feels like a trip back in time. Like a walking tour through an open air museum. One of the most striking monuments for me was the large castle near the hotel - Maschio Angioino. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, you turn the corner and then BAM - a huge, medieval castle is in front of you!
As for the hotel, it was MAGNIFICENT! The hotel totally exceeded my expectations. From the moment we walked into the hotel, i was blown away. It really is a design masterpiece. Everything just seemed so... immaculate. The art, the antiques, the water fountains, the lighting!
The location of the hotel was perfect for us. We walked to the historic centre, down near the water, to piazza plebiscito, and then took taxis to get back if we got tired. I saw that another reviewer did not like the location, but maybe they went the wrong way? My fiancé and I got clear directions from the front desk, so whatever path we took seemed to be very scenic and without problems.
If you are on the fence about visiting Naples, I highly suggest taking at least a couple of days to explore this city. It is difficult to put into words, but it is a fascinating place. I also recommend the Romeo hotel, as it is nice to go back to a posh, ultra modern hotel with every amenity you could possibly desire after a long day out and about. The contrast is striking and, at least for us, adds to the experience of the city - which is certainly full of contradictions!
Last note: We had a room with a sea view. Definitely worth it! You can see all the way to Capri through the huge glass windows, as well Mt Vesuvius.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Designed by the famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange & Associates from Tokyo, Romeo hotel is the perfect balance of modern design, contemporary art and antiques expressed in the highest quality “Made in Italy”. 83 luxury accommodations, an amazing rooftop pool and a 10,000 sq ft luxury SPA, for a memorable experience of luxury and bliss. Romeo hotel’s gastronomic offer includes a refined Sushi Bar & Restaurant in the lobby area and the Michelin Star awarded gourmet restaurant Il Comandante on the 10th floor. An authentic luxury experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Romeo Hotel Naples