The capital of Campania, birthplace of pizza and largest city in southern Italy, Naples is without a doubt one of the most fascinating places in the country. As the third-largest city in Italy, it is packed full of ancient churches and staggeringly large catacombs – plus Pompeii is just a 25-minute drive away. Get ready to soak up the city’s electric culture while staying at one of these top hotels in Naples, all bookable with Culture Trip.
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Enjoy understated elegance at this centrally located property in Naples. Along with the usual hotel amenities, wifi, continental breakfast and coffee facilities, the hotel is also pet-friendly should you be vacationing with a furry friend. It’s conveniently only a few minutes walk from the most well-known thoroughfare in Naples, Spaccanapoli. Order traditional Neapolitan pizza at Gino Sorbillo and watch the world go by in this lively, atmospheric street.
Seascapes and sensual spa treatments await at this luxurious thermal spa in Ischia, with glittering sea views right across to Naples. Everything at this spa resort is geared towards relaxation. Sink into the natural thermal waters in the spa and feel your stress melt away. Complete your wellness journey with a soak in the sea pool, followed by a Turkish bath and a relaxing dinner at the poolside restaurant.
Lovingly restored from its 18th-century origins, elegant Dante House has spacious rooms, handmade furnishings and beautifully frescoed ceilings. The team at this Naples hotel are especially proud of their city-view balconies that provide excellent people-watching opportunities over historic Piazza Dante. Breakfast is kind of a big deal here, with local pastries brought in, pulpy orange juice freshly squeezed, home-made yoghurt and dried fruit.
Treat yourself to a swish place to stay in the heart of Naples at this regal, 13th-century residence. The decor is exquisite with upscale modernity combined with a nostalgic nod to its aristocratic, 800-year history. Expect arched doorways alongside stylish, all-white decor and furnished terraces. The Italian breakfast buffet is pretty generous, though the best way to start your day is coffee and pastries in the low-key hotel garden.
Home to one of the best rooftop terraces in Naples, Santa Chiara is a central hotel with a relaxing atmosphere. Order a local wine from their curated wine cellar and listen to the sounds of dynamic city life below. Restful rooms consist of high ceilings and elegant, minimal design. You’ll be perfectly located for exploring the historic district with visitor favourites Castel dell’Ovo and Spaccanapoli nearby.
A five-star hotel on the Naples seafront, the 160-room Grand Hotel is a slice of vintage glamour with a marine feel. Many celebrity guests have stayed here over the years, including A-listers Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts. Wellness is a priority, with a kitted-out fitness centre, indoor pool and sauna. After a day of pampering, why not order an aperitif or three at the Sky Lounge Solarium on the 10th floor and enjoy the coastal views?
Found in the well-to-do Chiaia neighbourhood, five-star Britannique Hotel was built in 1870 and retains some traditional features alongside more contemporary elements. Begin your Neapolitan day with Italian coffee on the sophisticated rooftop bar before you set out to explore. Designer stores, men’s tailoring and independent bookstores are right on your doorstep. After a busy day shopping, soak in the hotel’s bubbling hot tubs. You’ve earned it.
Around a 15-minute walk from Napoli Centrale, surrounded by countless cafes and trattorias, is the traditionally decorated Relais Antica. The gold-trimmed furniture and chandelier in every room have you feeling regal, while access to the executive lounge goes that extra mile. Choose from six rooms that offer only the best views – wake up to a gorgeous panorama over the city, or catch the sunset amid the surrounding mountains. Fancy a classic Italian roast coffee? Grab an espresso from the snack bar and watch the world go by from your balcony.
Self-advertising as a “place of luxury and distinction” might set a high bar, but Eurostar Hotel Excelsior delivers. Uniquely positioned on the seafront with perfect views over the Gulf of Naples and unmistakable Mount Vesuvius, this four-star hotel prides itself on classy decor: think crystal lamps, marble furnishings and silk panelled walls. Opt for the executive suite for a balcony overlooking the picturesque harbour and Castel dell’Ovo. Take advantage of the complimentary breakfast before heading out to the most popular sights near Naples, the ancient towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. You’ll find a cocktail waiting at the L’Ottavo Cielo (Eighth Heaven) bar, on the rooftop above the hotel’s seven glorious floors.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Maria Menegaki. Additional reporting by Sam Moakes.
There are many reasons why you should visit the capital of Campania, so while you’re here, make sure you tick off all the must-visit attractions. If you’re looking for a signature Neapolitan dish, try one of the best pizza places, and don’t miss the best bars in the city. For a different side to Naples, book into one of the best resorts.
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