Naples is one of our favorite weekend escapes. It’s not surprising as this seaside metropolis is filled with vibrant street life, idyllic seaside views, cultural attractions, and, of course, lots of pizza. Whether it’s a stop on your way to the Amalfi Coast or your final destination, there are plenty of comfortable accommodations where you can unwind while exploring this buzzing city. Here are our picks for the 10 best hotels in Naples.
1. Atelier Inès
Set within a 19th-century cinema in Rione Sanità, Atelier Inès is a bed & breakfast founded by jewelry designer Vincenzo Oste and his French-Tunisian wife Inès. Conceived to serve as a cultural hub in the neighborhood, it is part art gallery, design studio, and workshop. Notably, it welcomes locals and visitors alike to discover the artistic legacy of Annibale Oste, Vincenzo’s father, who established his studio here in the 1980s. Annibale was one the most prolific sculptors in southern Italy. And his vision is still present throughout the property.
The B&B consists of six unique suites that are all individually designed. They feature large-scale works of art and whimsical furnishings by Annibale and Vincenzo Oste. Today, Vincenzo creates contemporary jewelry and other objects on the property. Guests can even take part in a creative workshop to craft their own Neapolitan “souvenir.” Atelier Inès is a design-lovers dream and no detail has been overlooked, from the tableware to the array of breakfast dishes served beneath a pomegranate tree in the garden.
2. Hotel Costantinopoli 104
Located in the vibrant centro storico of Napoli, close to the Archaeological Museum, Costantinopoli 104 offers guests the chance to stay in an exquisite historic Greco-Roman site protected by UNESCO. This historic villa features a beautiful inner courtyard and contemporary touches, so don’t be put off by the hotel’s ancient walls. All 19 rooms are elegantly furnished with mustard yellow or pretty sage green colors. 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. What’s more business or personal events can be held here throughout the year. This hotel has the perfect atmosphere for gathering and mingling, as sunshine glints through their ornate Liberty-style stained glass windows.
3. Grand Hotel Santa Lucia
The Grand Hotel Santa Lucia is one of the city’s most upscale hotels, overlooking Napoli’s waterfront with a clear view of Vesuvius. Art Nouveau in design, this hotel was built in the early 20th century, and all 88 rooms have been recently renovated. Many of them have private balconies set above the majestic Castel dell’Ovo fortress, which dates back to the 1st century BC. This fortress is set on a little island with some of our favorite restaurants, overlooking the colorful boats in the harbor.
Start your day with breakfast at the hotel’s Megasaris restaurant which offers panoramic views of the sea. Then, wind down at the chic Il Pavone bar and enjoy their wide selection of glitzy cocktails and tantalizing dishes. Their shellfish, mint, and citrus risotto is a particular favorite. If a Mediterranean wedding appeals to you, Santa Lucia is also available as a wedding venue and provides a first-class service.
4. The Britannique
Set above the posh Chiaia district, The Britannique Naples (Curio Collection by Hilton), is the city’s buzziest new hotel. With its contemporary style and bright, decorative touches, The Britannique is sure to impress. Its spectacular modern lighting, which fills most of its spaces, looks like works of art twirling and twisting from the ceilings. And, that’s not all. The hotel encouraged a group of young Neapolitan artists to interpret the myths and legends of the city. This collaboration has left a legacy of sculptures, collages, and photography flowing throughout the hotel–merging hospitality with art.
The rooms are contemporary and comfortable, with mod furnishings and stylish bathrooms. Opt for a suite with a sea view and unwind with a treatment in the hotel’s state-of-the-art wellness center and solarium. And after eating your fill of pizza fritta on the streets, don’t miss dining at The Macpherson’s rooftop restaurant. Helmed by Neapolitan chef Eduardo Estatico, this restaurant will treat you to a taste of Campania’s legendary cuisine with a view.
5. Hotel Piazza Bellini
The leafy and lively Piazza Bellini is one of our favorite hotspots in the city, so we’re huge fans of Hotel Piazza Bellini. We love that its fully 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 or a pre-dinner drink.
Hotel Piazza Bellini prides itself on its decorative decision to use geometric designs and simple yet aesthetically pleasing furnishings to create a unique experience for guests. The terrace rooms have private balconies where you can enjoy the sun illuminating the rooftops of the city. The property also offers multiple apartments that accommodate 2 – 7 guests, well-suited for friends and families traveling with children. Hotel services, including access to the bar and a buffet breakfast, are also available.
6. La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel
This boutique gem in central Naples overlooks Piazza Municipio and is located 300m from the main harbor. And, it boasts a quintessential rooftop terrace complete with a jacuzzi. Though it’s small in size, La Ciliegina Lifestyle Hotel feels spacious and illuminated with natural light. Hastens, a traditional family-run business crafted handmade beds for the hotel using natural materials. They are also the official decor supplier to the Swedish royal palace. Other pieces have been produced by Neapolitan carpenters and artisans, which contribute to the homey feeling you sense as soon as you step over the threshold.
Every guest room boasts a fabric motif in a navy and sand-colored pattern. This memorable design from the Mastro Raphael collection crests the windows and dresses every single bed. Additionally, if you’re on a couple’s break, treat yourself to the romantic package! Savor their organic breakfast buffet with specialties from Campania’s local farms.
7. Attico Partenopeo
Attico Partenopeo is located downtown in one of the most strategic areas of the city. It’s a five-minute walk from the Royal Palace, as well as the Teatro di San Carlo opera house (renowned for its exquisite ballet and opera performances). 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. As a result, guests receive a complementary set with organic amenities for a sustainable stay. The superior room has a private balcony overlooking Castel Sant’Elmo set high up in the hills above Naples. And the property has a cozy rooftop terrace where guests can unwind throughout the day.
8. Casa D’Anna
Casa D’Anna is a bohemian oasis located in the heart of Naples. This Baroque residence is perfect for any art or history lover looking for a place to satisfy their soul. Casa D’Anna has been recently renovated and is filled with magnificent antiques, making guests feel like they are in a private home. Additionally, its rooftop garden is sprawling with bougainvillea, jasmine, and lemon trees.
The owner of Casa D’Anna is a painter, which is reflected in the paraphernalia of the rooms and common areas. The residence offers four guest rooms, each decorated in fabrics from Pierre Frey. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of books in their Grand Salon, where the original chestnut beams have been preserved. Note: Casa d’Anna should not be confused with A Casa di Anna on booking.com, as rooms can only be reserved through this website.
9. House in Naples
House in Naples is an albergo diffuso or a collection of scattered hotels. This establishment has four B&Bs set across strategic neighborhoods in the city. Perfect for independent travelers and families, each home features industrial designs and up-cycled furnishings. They also boast an organic breakfast and stylish common areas for guests to enjoy, including gardens and cafés. The hotel also rents a number of apartments that are worth exploring on their website.
The Bellini House is located right in the beating center of Napoli’s exciting nightlife. Surrounded by palm trees, it offers six rooms and private bathrooms, making it ideal for larger groups. The staff will spoil you and cook, offer housekeeping services, as well as ample glasses of wine from their wine cellar to sip contentedly on the balcony.
The Dante House is also good for larger groups. It utilizes a similar concept of hotel hospitality merged with a home environment. This location is situated in the historical center and the 18th-century building has been pristinely renovated for a magical Italian escape.
10. 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 the b&b is farther than some of the more central locations, this secretive spot with a sea view is worth it. It makes you feel like you’ve walked onto a film set. This is especially true 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 to modern countertops.
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