We booked the apartment through holiday-rentals.co.uk. The communication by email from Luciana was very helpful and we were met on San Domenico square, minutes from the apartment by Bernardo who was very friendly and helpful and spent 15 minutes showing us the map of Naples and pointing out the best places to visit.
The apartment is located right in the middle of the historic centre (Centro Storico) of Naples so there is a lot to see right on the doorstep. It is a 10 minute walk to the nearest Metro station from where there are links to Pompeii, the Campei Flegrei and the surrounding area. The nearest bus stop is also next to the Metro station.
The apartment was very spacious with a large, mezzanine bedroom with king size bed which was very comfortable and wardrobe. The small kitchen had plenty of crockery and cooking utensils, a two ring gas stove, a microwave and fridge. There was also a dining area with TV and a double sofa bed which was also reasonably comfortable.
The apartment is part of a converted 16th century building so it looks out onto a traditional narrow Naples street. For this reason there is not a lot of natural light but this does mean that it stays quite cool even in August. There is air conditioning if you need it but we rarely used it. The street is not noisy but there is some noisy plumbing so, if you are a light sleeper, you may need ear plugs!
The shower and toilet worked perfectly, always important I find, and everything was very clean.
Naples is a fantastic, friendly city with so much to see, a week there was not enough. We will definitely be going back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the historical Naples (called Spaccanapoli) 10 mt from St. Domenico Maggiore Square and 70 mt from the famous St. Chiara monastery, the Residence offers smart studios, just renovated, with independent entrances in an historical building of the 16th century. All the studios have similar features: 60 sqm, vaulted roof, wholly furnished with floor done in parquet and Neapolitan terracotta tiles, American style kitchen and restroom with shower. Each studio is for 2-4 people and is equipped with: 2 Sofa beds (double bed), a Restroom with shower, Air conditioning cool/warm and a TV. The kitchens are all equipped with cooking stove, microwave, fridge freezer and cooking utensils. ... more less