Naples is one of the most attractive destinations for discerning travelers looking for a genuine Italian experience. The city is located in the south of the peninsula, in the region of Campania. Surrounded by the islands of Ischia, Capri and Procida, Naples is a place full of history, a captivating city that should be experienced at least once in your life. If you are planning a trip to this southern Italian city, we recommend two luxurious and strategically located five-star hotels that will turn your stay into an unforgettable experience. Review our selection of luxury hotels and stunning destinations.
Grand Hotel Vesuvio
The famous Grand Hotel Vesuvio is located on Naples’ seafront promenade, opposite Castel dell’Ovo, a short distance from the beautiful Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace and the San Carlos Royal Theater. Opened in 1882, over the years the hotel has hosted prestigious personalities such as Oscar Wilde, Enrico Caruso, Rita Hayworth, Giorgio Armani, Maria Callas and Rudolf Nureyev. World leaders and members of European royal houses have also been illustrious guests, including Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, the Kings of Sweden Gustavo V and Victoria of Baden, Queen Sofia of Spain, and the Princes of Monaco Rainier and Grace. This beautiful Neapolitan hotel features a gorgeous indoor pool, a gym with personal trainers and a wellness area with whirlpool, sauna and steam room. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated, and offer superb views of the Bay of Naples and the famous Mount Vesuvius. The most luxurious and sophisticated suite is the 3,200 sq. ft. Presidential Suite, with two bedrooms decorated with precious antiques, a large Jacuzzi and sea views. At the Grand Hotel Vesuvio, you will also find the extraordinary Caruso Roof Garden Restaurant–located on the ninth floor–from which you can take in the stunning views of the Bay of Naples. The restaurant is named after the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, who adopted this hotel as his Neapolitan residence.
One of the newest boutique hotels in Naples, the Romeo Hotel sits on the seafront, close to the old town, overlooking the bay, Mt. Vesuvius and the island of Capri. Romeo is a favorite among jet setters, musicians, celebrities, and athletes looking for truly luxurious accommodations. The hotel boasts a sophisticated spa of over 11,000 square feet, featuring the most exquisite treatments. On the ninth floor, guests have access to a pool with stunning views of the sea and the city, including Mt. Vesuvius, Capri and the Sorrento coast. Its elegant accommodations—83 spectacular rooms and suites— provide maximum comfort in an atmosphere of refined indulgence and superb design. The Romeo hotel also offers attractive cuisine, served with knowledge and attentive service at the award-winning gourmet restaurant Il Comandante, and the visually creative Romeo Sushi Bar & Restaurant. ■