Booked Royal Continental for location first, price second. Worked out great. Check in very efficient, spoke English & in room within 5 minutes. Paid extra for terrace. Terrace was larger than many hotel rooms we've stayed in. Well worth paying the extra. View spectacular. Looking out over Bay of Naples towards Capri & Castel del'Ovo. Room very clean & comfortable. Mini bar in room sparse & expensive. Breakfast was included in deal & we expected the usual continental brekkie but surprised with choice of some hot dishes and wonderful pastries, all very tasty & got us off to a nice start every morning. Location on the bay front suited us fine, short walk to restaurants all round area. Short walk to Piazza del Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale & main shopping areas.Staff all very friendly & maid very observant. My wife had her birthday during our stay & some cards were left on the table. On return that day there had been a delivery of a small posy of lillies & a card from the Management. Minor downsides - hotel seems to be very popular with seminars & conferences etc & businesses staying overnight. This results in busy breakfasts, timing has to be right, plenty food & room but lift problems getting down to dining room can take ages. Bar/lounge area - costly drinks & a bit soulless. Tourists - must be the first hotel to have no reading material in room for attractions, hotel group brochures etc, in fact no tourist info anywhere. Like its city, they want your business but don't really want you, if you know what I mean. One other gripe, although there are safes in the rooms, don't understand why maid leaves terrace door open after finishing cleaning, especially with the reputation that Naples gets. Gripes aside, both my wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay & if pushed to stay in Naples again would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four stars for the Hotel Royal Continental, a hotel on the seafront promenade of Naples with a fascinating past, rebuilt in 1955 by Ferdinando Chiaromonte where once stood the Grand Hotel Royal des Etrangers . Today it is known as a structure of great prestige framed by the extraordinary beauty of the Bay of Naples. Large common areas , multiple meeting spaces , picturesque corners of relaxation, the Royal Continental sparkles elegantly with vintage charm thanks to the interiors designed by Gio Ponti , one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century. The furniture too was designed by him combined with designs by young architects of his choice . All 397 rooms, of which most have large windows and a balcony facing the breathtaking view of the Gulf, are spacious and very bright. On the Floor Museum Gio Ponti you can stay in one of the 24 rooms with wooden furnishings and fixtures designed specifically for the Hotel by Ponti. Suspended furniture, three-drawer chests with feet, and magazine racks and lamps in satin brass integrated into headboards from briar have made the history of Italian design. In stunning New York style, the Roof on the tenth floor, from which the beautiful view of the ancient Borgo Marinari and the legendary Castel dell'Ovo can be enjoyed, presents the one of a kind sea-water pool designed by Gio Ponti, published in 1954 on the cover of Domus. Guests are offered the solarium, outdoor bar, Fitness Center, massages booked in advance and two exclusive restaurants with spectacular panoramic views that stretch from the Vesuvius to the hill of Posillipo and the island of Capri. Breakfast served by the sea, in addition to the buffet which offers freshly baked pastries by Hotel Royal Continental, including oven fresh Neapolitan sfogliatelle, pastry horns. Location of reference for events and meetings, the Royal Continental is a well known Conference Center of primary importance in the national scene. Equipped with the most modern equipment and complimentary Wi-Fi, the Conference Center is characterized by its many meeting rooms with natural light and sea views. An exceptional location for large or small events thanks to its Auditorium setaing 530, its 16 Meeting rooms, 13 business suites and exhibition space, more than 200 sqm large. Pets up to 10 kg are allowed with an extra cost of 20 euros per stay. Located in one of the liveliest and most dynamic areas of Naples, the Royal Continental is the ideal location for living and exploring the city, within walking distance from shopping streets and the main local attractions, 10 minutes walk from Piazza Plebiscito and the Royal Palace. Furthermore, it is a 7 minutes drive to the harbour for ferry connections, 10 minutes to the Central Station and 20 to the International Airport. Not just a hotel but the real meeting point in the city, with its numerous events, food and wine tasting events, exhibitions, parties and aperitifs. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with ACCOR, Jet2Holidays , Booking.com, Expedia, Travel Republic (UK), Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, Agoda, HotelQuickly, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, 5viajes2012 S.L. and getaroom.com so you can book your Royal Continental Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Continental Naples
- Hotel Royal Continental