I’ve traveled to Naples on business regularly for the last decade and we are always searching for a hotel that can accommodate our needs, which can be many. Most tourist area hotels do not really care that much – Villa Capodomonte does. The Culture Hotel Villa Capodimonte is exactly what my colleagues & I have been looking for all along. It has the perfect combination of comfort, well appointed rooms, quiet location, decent food and a staff that is simply second to none. We (four American business travelers) stayed here for two weeks and we will definitely be returning if / when the need arises. Definitely an outstanding value based on other hotels I've stayed at.
I selected this hotel based on a TripAdvisor review of a person who had also stayed here long term (2 months). Like him, I also stayed in room 412. There is nothing special about this room, it just worked out that way. His review is spot on.
I cannot say enough good things about the hotel staff. They were very accommodating, friendly, and bent over backwards to help us in getting taxis, laundry, photocopying, dinner, restaurant recommendations, etc. Our business required us to leave well before the normal start of breakfast service. However, for a fee, the hotel provided us with full, early breakfast service & it was a lifesaver. We tipped well - they appreciated it and returned service in kind. I know they would have given us good service regardless of the tipping. After work, we would gather in the salon and have drinks. The staff would always make sure we had plenty of little snacks (peanuts, olives, cheese, crackers, fancy finger sandwiches, etc.).
Rooms & Grounds. We stayed on the top (4th Fl) – ocean views. Nice views w/ balconies. The other rooms were nice too. I don’t think you would go wrong w/ any room here. The hotel grounds were lovely & enough for walking around to explore but not too much to get lost. Decent views of the bay & Vesuvius. Lovely flowers & flowering trees.
Vehicle Parking. We had a minibus for a vehicle (carrying 4 people, luggage & equipment). Finding a place to put a large vehicle is always a problem in Napoli. The gated / secured parking at the hotel was a lifesaver. Hotel parking alone is almost impossible to find in Napoli & they had sufficient room. Leave the car keys w/ the reception desk because they may have to move the cars around to fit in as many as possible. However, it never happened to us.
Location & access. This would be the only drawback, although minor in my opinion, but I am used to Europe. The hotel is adjacent next to an old tower (Torre del Palasciano), visible from the city of Naples or Tangenziale highway. It is about 10 – 15 min drive to the airport, door to door in free traffic. For those used to wide streets, accessing the hotel may be a challenge. It is accessed by very narrow streets which the Italians navigate w/ no problem. We noticed that every car parked on the streets was sideswiped. The hotel is a little remote from the downtown action and restaurants. If you need to access downtown, have the hotel call you a cab - they arrive within 5 min of calling. Either negotiate the price before you get in or make sure the meter is on.
Food: The hotel restaurant, Moriella, has decent food, catering to English speaking guests. Service is outstanding. Once we eat here a few times, we had our fill. For the adventurous, the local street off of Via Capodimonte (main road) has a few pizzerias / trattorias & small shops to get food. It’s a 5 – 10 min walk but well worth it. We ate at Pizzeria Trattoria Luisa 3x.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Il Culture Hotel Villa Capodimonte è un hotel 4 stelle di Napoli che sorge all’interno di un meraviglioso giardino botanico sulla collina che ospita il grande Parco di Capodimonte e il suo Palazzo Reale. La struttura ospita il rinomato ristorante Torre del Palisciano, e dispone di un centro congressi con diverse sale attrezzate per meeting e conferenze. The Villa Capodimonte Culture Hotel is a 4-star hotel in Naples which stands in a splendid botanical garden on the hill which accommodates the large Capodimonte Park and its Royal Palace.Every morning a free transfer service to the historical centre is available for our clients.The hotel has WiFi internet connection throughout, which is free in all the Executive rooms.The hotel has a large unmanned internal parking space, which is free and exclusively for client use. Breakfast is served in the magnificent Oleander Veranda, looking out on the beautiful hotel park where each morning the hotel will extend its good morning greetings with a substantial buffet breakfast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Capodimonte Hotel Naples