We've just come back from staying at the Rex Hotel for one week. It's a nice 3* in a 5* area.
Although Naples is very interesting, it can feel pretty dangerous at night, particularly around the Spainish quater and the Piazza Garibaldi (where a lot of the hotels are). Hotel Rex is right by the harbour and therefore in a clean safe area of Naples, which you might not be too bothered about in the day, but you definately will be at night.
Although Hotel Rex was fairly simply, it was clean, the staff were extremely helpful and friendly and they have really tried with the small things, such as providing free laptops at reception, a sweet but simple breakfast and air conditioning (which a lot of the hotels in Naples do not have).
The hotel is fairly close to a bus stop, or you can walk into town. The metro at Piazza Garibaldi isn't build properly yet, so you need to get by on bus there, but it was fine with some organisation.
People have complained about the ammount of rubbish and crime in Naples and I agree we did see a lot. However, in by the harbour it is extremely clean (no rubbish) and just generally feels safer. So you can go and explore the interesting parts of Naples that are slightly rougher round the edges, while going back to a nice safe hotel. The best way to do Naples.
We came across several couples staying in other areas and all were too scared to go out at night, whereas we never felt that in the Hotel Rex area. Would definately recommend if you want to visit Naples.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A few steps from the waterfront district of San Ferdinando, just minutes from picturesque sites like Castel dell'Ovo, Borgo Marinari and Piazza Plebiscito, the Hotel Rex of Naples welcomes you in an Art Nouveau building with a cozy Mediterranean atmosphere, enhanced by comfortable rooms, elegant simplicity and careful attention to detail. Cradle of ancient cultures, romantic source of inspiration, full of places to visit, people to meet-the most authentic Naples is all this and much more. There's nothing left, but to let yourselves be whisked away by her irresistible charm and cheered-up by our hospitality. ... more less
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