Hotel phone: +39 081 764 0044
A Naples landmark, this seafront five-star hotel has seen its fair share of A-listers over the years, hosting the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Woody Allen, and Bill Clinton. The atmosphere is old-school luxury with uniformed staff and lavish décor – dripping chandeliers, period furniture, polished wood. Up top, a rooftop restaurant and small plunge pool command unforgettable sea views. Indoors, there’s a spa, good-sized swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and jacuzzi. In all honesty, the hotel has aged – mostly gracefully but a refurbish would be welcome.
Hotel phone: +39 081 604 1580
On the waterfront near the ferry terminal, the four-star Romeo is a stylish modern hotel. Its glass and steel exterior gives onto a sleek, contemporary interior with sharply designed rooms, the best of which boast sweeping bay views. There’s also a small rooftop pool, a spa, and a Michelin-starred restaurant on the 10th floor.
Hotel phone: +39 081 451732
The boutique Bellini offers a warm welcome, a contemporary look and a prime setting on a fashionable historic center piazza. Housed in a 16th-century palazzo, it’s within walking distance of many of the city’s big sights and has smart rooms furnished in a tasteful minimalist style. One and two bedroom apartments have a small kitchen and are great for groups and families.
Hotel phone: +39 081 761 2474
This grand old five-star hotel (in business since 1870) sits in lofty splendour above Naples’ historic center. Marble and crystal abound and its elegantly attired room feature high ceilings and gleaming antique furniture. There are inspiring panoramas to be enjoyed from the rooftop bar and restaurant.
Hotel phone: +39 081 1971 8800
A relative newcomer, this classy boutique hotel is well positioned for the center and the hydrofoil terminal (for day trips to Capri). Its 14 rooms sport a Mediterranean look with tiled floors, white walls and the odd burst of color. A rooftop terrace comes with a hot tub, sun loungers and views over to Vesuvius.