The seaside metropolis of Naples is one of our favorite escapes for a weekend filled with vibrant street life, idyllic seaside views, cultural attractions and, of course, lots of pizza. Whether you’re stopping here on your way to the Amalfi Coast or planning to stay a while, there are plenty of comfortable accommodations where you can unwind while you’re exploring this buzzing city. Here are our picks for the 10 best hotels in Naples.
Set within a 19th century cinema in Rione Sanità, Atelier Inès is a Bed & Breakfast conceived by jewelry designer Vincenzo Oste and his French-Tunisian wife Inès, to serve as a cultural hub in the neighborhood. Part art gallery, design studio and workshop, it welcomes locals and visitors to discover the artistic legacy of Annibale Oste, Vincenzo’s father, who established his laboratory here in the 1980s. Annibale was one the most prolific sculptors in southern Italy and his vision can still be felt throughout the property.
The B&B consists of six suites that are individually designed and feature large-scale works of art and whimsical furnishings by Annibale and Vincenzo Oste. Today, Vincenzo creates contemporary jewels and objects on the property and guests can take part in a creative workshop to craft their own Neapolitan “souvenir”. Atelier Inès is a design-lovers dream where no detail has been overlooked, from the tableware to the array of breakfast dishes served beneath a pomegranate tree in the garden.
Hotel Costantinopoli 104
Located in the vibrant centro storico of Napoli and close to the Archaeological Museum, Costantinopoli 104 offers guests the chance to stay in an exquisite historic Greco-Roman site protected by UNESCO. Do not be put off by this hotel’s ancient walls, as the historic villa features a beautiful inner courtyard and contemporary touches. The 19 rooms are elegantly furnished with mustard yellows or sage green and our preferred suite has a delicate tree mural crowning the bed. Costantinopoli 104 also boasts a heated outdoor pool bordered with terracotta paving and sun loungers.
In the summer, breakfast is served on their enchanting terrace. And business or personal events can be held throughout the year. An atmosphere perfect for gathering and mingling, as sunshine glints through their ornate Liberty-style stained glass windows.
Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
One of the city’s most upscale hotels, the Grand Hotel Santa Lucia overlooks Napoli’s waterfront with Vesuvius in clear view. An Art Nouveau hotel built in the early 20th century, Santa Lucia’s 88 rooms have bee recently renovated and many of them have private balconies set above the majestic Castel dell’Ovo fortress; this 1st century BC fortress is set on a little island that has some of our favorite restaurants overlooking colorful boats in the harbor.
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel’s Megasaris restaurant which offers panoramic views of the sea, and wind down at the chic Il Pavone bar which offers a wide selection of glitzy cocktails and tantalizing dishes – their shellfish, mint, and citrus risotto is a particular favorite. If a wedding by the Mediterranean water appeals to you, Santa Lucia can also open up their hotel as a wedding venue, providing a first-class service.
Set above the posh Chiaia district, The Britannique Naples, Curio Collection by Hilton, is the city’s buzziest new hotel with contemporary style and bright, decorative touches. The Britannique in fact has impressive modern lighting in most of its lobbies and spaces, like works of art twirling and twisting from the ceilings. That is not all. The hotel encouraged a group of young Neapolitan artists to interpret the myths and legends of the city, which has left a legacy of sculptures, collages, and photography flowing throughout the hotel – merging an art gallery with hospitality.
The rooms are contemporary and comfortable, with mod furnishings and stylish bathrooms. Opt for a suite with sea view and unwind with a treatment in the hotel’s state-of-the-art wellness center and solarium. After eating your fill of pizza fritta on the streets, don’t miss The Macpherson’s rooftop restaurant, helmed by Neapolitan chef Eduardo Estatico, for a taste of Campania’s legendary cuisine with a view.
Hotel Piazza Bellini
The leafy and lively Piazza Bellini is one of our favorite hotspots in the city so we’re fans of Hotel Piazza Bellini, which is immersed in the atmosphere of this fun neighborhood (while sheltering you from the casino). The 18th century courtyard is perfect for enjoying breakfast al fresco and a pre-dinner drink.
Hotel Piazza Bellini prides its decorative decision to use geometric designs and simple yet aesthetically pleasing furnishings to create a chilled stay for guests. The terrace rooms have private balconies where you can enjoy the sun illuminate the rooftops of the city and the property also offers multiple apartments which sleep 2 – 7 guests which are are well-suited for friends and families traveling with children. Hotel services, including access to the bar and a buffet breakfast, are also available.
La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel
Overlooking Piazza Municipio and 300 meters from the main harbor, this boutique gem in central Naples boasts a quintessential rooftop terrace complete with a jacuzzi. Though it’s small in size, La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel still feels spacious and illuminated with natural light. The official decor supplier to the Swedish royal palace, Hastens, is a traditional family-run business that crafted handmade beds for the hotel using natural materials. Other pieces of decor have been produced by Neapolitan carpenters and tradespeople, contributing to the homely feeling as soon as you step over the threshold.
A fabric motif in a navy and sand-colored pattern, a memorable design from the Mastro Raphael collection, crests the windows and dresses the beds throughout every guest room. Treat yourself to the romantic package if you’re on a couple’s break and savor their organic breakfast buffet with specialities from Campania’s local farms.
A five-minute walk from the Royal Palace and the Teatro di San Carlo opera house (renowned for its exquisite ballet and opera performances), Attico Partenopeo is located downtown in one of the most strategic areas of the city. Curated with feminine details, this bed & breakfast is perfect for travelers who prefer intimate stays and thoughtful touches.
Owners Sergio and Stefania have traveled the globe to outfit each room with unique details, and all guests receive a courtesy set with organic amenities for a sustainable stay. The superior room has a private balcony overlook Castel Sant’Elmo set high up in the hills above Naples and the property has a cozy rooftop terrace for guests to unwind throughout the day.
Casa D’Anna is a bohemian oasis in the heart of Naples for any art or history lover looking for a place to satisfy their soul. This Baroque residence, which has been renovated to make guests feel like they are in a private home, is filled with magnificent antiques and has a roof garden with sprawling bougainvillea, jasmine, and lemon trees.
The owner of Casa D’Anna is a painter, which is reflected in the paraphernalia of the rooms and social areas. The residence has offer four guest rooms, each decorated in fabrics from Pierre Frey, and guests can enjoy a wide selection of books in their Grand Salon, where original chestnut beams have been preserved. Casa d’Anna should not be confused with A Casa di Anna on booking.com and can only be reserved through this website.
House in Naples
House In Naples is an albergo diffuso, or collection of scattered hotels, with four B&Bs set across strategic neighborhoods of the city. Perfect for independent travelers and families, each home features industrial design and up-cycled furnishings along with an organic breakfast and stylish shared spaces for guests to hang out, including gardens and cafes. The brand also rents a number of apartments that are worth exploring on their website.
Surrounded by palm trees but right in the beating center of Napoli’s exciting nightlife, The Bellini House offers six rooms and private bathrooms making it ideal for larger groups with something to celebrate. The sttaff will spoil you and cook, housekeep and offer you ample glasses of wine from their wine cellar to then sip contentedly on the balcony.
The Dante House is also for larger groups, with a similar concept of hotel hospitality merging with a home environment. This location is situated in the historical center and the 18th-century building has been renovated pristinely for a magical Italian escape.
Nestled within a 17th-century monastery, Casa Tolentino sits just above the bustling Quartieri Spagnoli with a privileged view of the city skyline. Financed by a local cooperative, the hotel was conceived to create employment opportunities in the neighborhood so a stay here helps support this worthy cause.
Affordable and enviably central, Casa Tolentino has 13 cozy bedrooms rooms and lovely outdoor spaces you can enjoy during your stay. The monastery’s historic garden, which the hotel community began to cultivate back to life in 2010, has now been considered a National Monument by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities. And the property boasts a panoramic terrace that is perfect for any keen photographers looking to get sunset shots of the Gulf of Naples.
Primo Piano Posillipo
A bed & breakfast overlooking the glimmering Mediterranean Sea, Primo Piano Posillipo is located a short drive from the centro storico in the city’s affluent residential Posillipo district. Although further out than some of the central locations, this secretive spot with a sea view and a feeling of having walked onto a film set is worth it, especially if you are traveling by car. For those on foot, you can catch the 140 bus to the center.
The architect Giuliano Andrea dell’Uva used pieces from the seventies and eighties to give a bold and authentic personality to the 4 cozy bedrooms in the B&B. You’ll find glamorous decor, such as mocha velvet chaise lounges, ancient books lining the lobby’s dresser and rustic beams lying parallel with modern counter tops.
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