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“too many preconceptions”
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Hotel San Paolo
Ranked #93 of 186 Hotels in Naples
Oxford,England
1 review
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“too many preconceptions”
Reviewed 14 July 2005

naples and this hotel turned out to be a great place for a short holiday.

I had heard that it wasn't the ideal tourist spot,was very unwelcoming,too busy, dirty and even dangerous. Apart from the fact that there is a lot of litter around i found most of the preconceptions to prove very unrealistic. It is rich in culture and history (pompeii and vesuvius well worth the trip) and the people are warm and welcoming and mostly speak english. It is busy,but you get used to it and it is important to keep a close eye on your stuff in areas like the stations, but is not a great deal different to any other southern european cities in those respects.

As for the hotel,it was modern,clean,cheap and the staff were very helpful.breakfast was good and the room facilities excellent.True, it is a bit out of the way,but you can get a more localised metro pretty close(on the circumflegrea to edenlandia) and the streets are well lit. definately buy an artecard pass as soon as you can as it is cheap and will cover all the museams,your travel(metro and bus)and one return trip on the ferry to sorrento.

Above all not a relaxing holiday but an adventure well worth it.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 25 May 2005

Would definitely agree with the comments made by the previous reviewers regarding the inconvenient location of this hotel. Definitely NOT "2km from historic city centre" as one website claimed. Actually last but one stop on Metro line (approximately half an hour from the central station), plus a further 20-30 minutes walk through a not particularly pleasant area.
Hotel itself is quite good value - clean with reasonable facilities. Not particularly friendly or helpful staff, but certainly no worse than other places we've visited. Stay here if you're on a budget, or if you have your own transport - otherwise be prepared for a lot of travelling!

  • Stayed May 2005
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Reviewed 25 August 2004

This hotel (located on Via Terracina) would be absolutely great, were it not for the unfortunate location. It was very clean, friendly staff, comfortable room with air conditioning, internet access, and a good breakfast. BUT... if you're looking to explore and see Naples, this hotel is not convenient. The nearest train station is not a bad walk during the day, but doesn't feel very safe at night. The hotel staff didn't give clear directions on getting around, so I would have had even more trouble had I not run into another english-speaking guest who was familiar with the local transportation options. As a woman traveling alone (never having been to Naples and not speaking much Italian), my options were either taking an expensive taxi from the city or trying to get back to the hotel early enough so as to feel safe walking on poorly lit streets from the train station. Even the nearest restaurant requires an unpleasant walk down a dark street littered with garbage and stray dogs... just didn't feel at all safe at night. It takes a good 30-45 minutes to make it into Naples from the hotel, and longer if your timing with the trains/bus is off. I might consider staying here again if I were traveling with other people. It is a good value for the price, but keep in mind that there is a tradeoff for location.

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Reviewed 15 June 2004

Stayed at San Paolo for a week at the beginning of April '04. Lovelyt small friendly hotel, very clean with very helpful staff.
There is a small restaurant athough we only had breakfast (which was varied and fresh). The hotel is quite a walk from the station and takes a while to find so a taxi is probably a good idea the first time.
Lots of cafes and restuarants in the local vacinity. Travelling by train is by far the best option. 2 euro's from the airport out to the train station and then 1 euro to Fleagrea. We had a great time, would definately recommend.

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Property: Hotel San Paolo
Address: Via Terracina 159, 80125, Naples, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples > Fuorigrotta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Naples
#49 Luxury Hotel in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel San Paolo 4*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located into the exibition district, near to many point of interest (like San Paolo Stadium, Mostra d'Oltremare, PalaPartenope, etc), the Hotel San Paolo offers 51 elegant rooms. You will find high level quality services. You can enjoy relaxing moments in the SPA or you can also decide to use the internal gym. ... more   less 
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