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“A lovely experience :)”
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B&B Franca
Ranked #220 of 682 Naples B&B and Inns
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A lovely experience :)”
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We enjoyed our 2 nights stay in June 2013 at B&B Franca. Both Enrico and his wife Franca are very warm, friendly and hospitable. They made us feel at home from the moment we entered. Enrico made special expresso coffee for us, suggested places to visit and even recommended a wonderful restaurant situated in an area where he was born. Franca offered us fruits and water to carry along for our train journey to Rome and even called taxi for us :)

The room we stayed in was originally their daughter's room. It was clean and cosy. It was bit tiny for 2 people along with their luggage but on the other hand their bathroom was very spacious. Their wifi was working at all times. Their apartment has a wonderful view of the sea.

Their B&B is a bit of a distance away from the main city but is well connected by public transport to reach the city center. It is amongst many other tall towered residential buildings. The area they stay in is very clean and quiet, unlike the city center and there is a small public garden close by.

Just one tip - the entrance to their building is up a small steep slope, so to avoid carrying your heavy luggage, do make sure that the taxi drops you all the way to the top.

We highly recommend B&B Franca without any reservations and would surely stay there the next time we visit Napoli.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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cantanapoli39, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
thank you to our hosts for prompt review about us.
We hope to see them again next time to show marvelous Naples!
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Helsinki
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Reviewed 14 June 2013

Franca and Enrico are a nice couple and staying in their B&B was a perfect choice in Naples. We had the large "suite" room with a double bed, balcony and a magnificient view over the city to the Bay of Naples. The room itself was very spatious and the private bathroom was also nice. The other two rooms share a larger bathroom. The room was cleaned every day. Wifi working fine. Breakfast was very simple but just enought to get you up and out to the city. The location is not as central as you might like, but the neighbourhood is very nice and a major contrast to the chaos in the centre, so it was always nice to come back there in the evening. You might find it hard to locate the building the first time so here are the instructions for the last 100 meters: on the "apex bend" on Corso V Emanuel street next to the small park go up to the small side street. Walk this small street up to a steep hill on the left and the building 1 (Fabbricato 1) will be the last one at the end of the street. Ring the doorbell and you will be let in.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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cantanapoli39, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 15 July 2013
We thank you for quick review and hope to see again our hosts to show them the best of Naples!
All the best!
Franca Enrico
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2013

This is a great bed and breakfast for visitors coming to Naples for the first time who would like to have an authentic experience with a very friendly and accommodating couple. The proprietors took care of all the details for us, including scheduling someone to pick us up at the airport, helping us navigate the city and telling us about good places to shop and eat. The price is also very reasonable and the neighborhood is quiet. Our room had a breathtaking view of the sea and the island of Capri! We were there to get a visa at the US Consulate, which is located nearby. The breakfast is very good and we got to eat in the living room overlooking the sea. We really had a wonderful time there and plan to go back again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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chaleureux, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 10 February 2013
thanks to our host for quickly writing a review about us!

We hope to see you next time in order to show the best and marvelous of Naples:to-day we see our incredible sea with the Vesuvio snow!!!!

All the best!

Franca Enrico
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Sao Paulo, SP
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2012

We tought it would be a simple, but usual, bed and breakfast. We were surprised when we met the owners of a huge apartment: a really nice couple that treated us very well and also gave us perfect tips of the city. They also booked restaurants for us.
The room where the breakfast is served is cozy and there is an amazing view of the sea and also of the Capri Island.
If you are looking for a regular hotel, forget about it. If you are looking for nice experience, make friends and have insider tips of the town, this is your place.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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chaleureux, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 6 December 2012
thanks to our hosts for review
We hope to see them again to show marvalous Naples!
All the best
Franca Enrico
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Reviewed 16 November 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for several nights in a single room. The high points were the amazing view of Naples Bay out to Capri, and the gracious and accommodating couple who ran the place. My room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast in the living room included that wonderful view of the bay. I would definitely recommend this place, but be forewarned that it is difficult to find. The address is on a main street, but you then need to walk up a side street that winds up a hill. There are no signs for the B&B and you have to walk into the building's portico to find the address. I literally walked up and down the street for thirty minutes trying to find the place, and found it only with the help of a kind person who walked me into the building. My other advisement is the listing on some websites is misleading. When I booked the room the listing said all rooms included a balcony and a private bath. My room had neither, but the place was nice enough and the hosts so accommodating that I overlooked that apparent miscommunication.

Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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chaleureux, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 17 November 2012
Thanks to our host for quick review
We hope to see him next time in Naples to show him marvalous Naples more deeply!
All the best
Franca Enrico
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

The place is great. It is in a beautiful neighborhood where you have nice places to just sit and enjoy the city. And it is also conveniently located close to means of transport that take you to the Historic Centre and the Spanish Quarters.

Apartment where it is locates is awsome, with a lot of space and above all, a beautiful view of the Gulf with its islands. In fact, a very abundant breakfast is served by the window overlooking this beautiful view.

The other highlight is the hosts' hospitality. Enrico and Franca, as good Neapolitans, are very warm people and are always ready to help and to tell stories of the town.

I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
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chaleureux, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 4 October 2012
Thank you to our host to have choosen us and promptly reviewed us.
Come back to see Naples at least 3 days to discover the whole beauty of this town.
Franca Enrico
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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2012

We didn't speak Italian but we felt Italian when we left the B&B after 4 nights! We were heartly welcomed and the view out of our bedroom over Napels where you could see Ischia and Capri was delightful in the morning and in the night! Our room was always clean including the bathroom and the breakfast typical Italian with sweets and yoghurt. A great stay for everyone who enjoys the calm and beauty of Naples! Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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chaleureux, Owner at B&B Franca, responded to this review, 29 September 2012
Thank you to our guests for choosing us and reviewing us so fastly.
We hope to make better next time to show them marvalous Naples !
See you soon!
Franca Enrico
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Property: B&B Franca
Address: Corso V. Emanuele 110/1, 80122, Naples, Italy
Region: Italy > Campania > Province of Naples > Naples > Chiaia
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #220 of 682 B&Bs / Inns in Naples
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — B&B Franca 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed & breakfast FRANCA is located in Corso Vittorio Emanale 110/1 Parco Quattro Stagioni, Chiaia Quarter, one of the most picturesque zones of Naples, famous for its unique architectural style and magnificent churches like Piedigrotta's. The Vergilian Park, with its tombstones of the poets Vergilius and Giacomo Leopardi, is just minutes walk, as well as the noble Parco Grifeo, where the descendants of the kings of Naples lived, and the wonderful Castel dell'Ovo. The B&B is situated near the Cumana urban railway: just a short ride of it will take you to the historical vibrant heart of Naples and its astonishing atmosphere. From the spacious and luminous rooms, a wide and amazing sight can be enjoyed, going from the small harbour of Mergellina to Capri, and from Posillipo to Sorrento's peninsula. Rooms are available with double or twin beds, along with Jacuzzi, hair-drier, conditioned air and television set. Our way to hospitality is:"my home is your home". So, we hope to be an alternative to hotel. rooms are warm ...like at home, not aseptic like in a hotel. The B&B offers discounts for parking in a close garage and for a tourist guide who will help you discovering the historical and artistic beauties and the mysteries of the city. ... more   less 
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