Travel Blogs from Naples
Took the train from Castellammare into Naples. Different.
It rained enroute; we could see streets becomming torrents of running water, and as I'm wearing sandels, not impressed. Did need to giggle when the rain poured into the carriage from the roof. Not sure what the problem was, just got out of the way. Fortunately most people had got off at Pompeii Station, so we had space to move into.
By the time ...
... again, thank you. It tasted like concentrated soy sauce and barley. I'm glad I tried it, but never again. John seemed to like it though, surprise. We are getting ready for our day tomorrow. I just want to go to bed though.
Next stop: Pompeii
# of cities: 31
# of countries: 12
# of bus rides: ...
... and girls bought ponchos. Beautiful little streets and great photos Giovanni picked us up and drove us to Coniglia (town 3). Cannot get to it via boat or coach etc and this was our favourite. Weather starting to clear. Onto Potovenere for lunch by water. Beautiful seafood risotto and Cinque Terre wine. All of us ...
... we decide to catch the BUS home for a snack before bed ( as we are still full of massive delicious pizza ) - and this is where the bus strike story comes into play again - another wasted 40 minutes . Infact Lorraine and Jeff, who ate dinner in town , managed to get home only 10 mins after us , and they walked home . Then we managed to get the latest episode of Broadchurch ( BBC drama ) up on the laptop for another wild night , partying it up in our campervan ...
... with everyone on our first pre-arranged tour to Mt Etna. Our meeting point was at the Theatre and various tours were called and dispatched – it’s the greatest show of human nature these things – the people that listen and those that don’t :o)
Still, we found bus 15 and along with ¾ a bus load of our fellow ship mates we drove 2 hours to the summit of Mt Etna through more than a dozen tunnels and with a full commentary by ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Costantinopoli 104 Naples
Very nice small Hotel (only 15 rooms) - Very kind and helpful staff (they have acquaintance with the taxi Co with special fare, you can have the airport/hotel for 16 € when it is 30€ with other). Excellent breakfast.
Costantinopoli Lived Up To All The Good Reviews
This hotel is great, rooms are clean, modern and nicely furnished. We were on the third floor and the roof terrace is lovely. The interior is luxurious and retains the character of the former villa. The staff were friendly and helpful and the buffet breakfast good.
The hotel arranged a driver from the airport at 25euros the taxi on return cost about 15.
The area around feels safe and there are restaurants within walking distance we especially liked Bellini at Piazza Bellini but Leon D'Or at Pizza Dante had an interesting local feel and was good value.
Peace and quiet in a hectic city
Constantinopoli 104 is a lovely small hotel set in private gardens off a small courtyard. It is reasonably central, being only minutes away from the Archeological Museum and a number of bustling small squares in the older part of town. The best thing about it is the unbelievable peace and quiet for any hotel in a noisy Italian city. Sitting around the pool in the evening it is pretty difficult to hear any traffic noise at all.
Our room was clean and modern, with a large comfy bed, good bathroom, a minibar and a safe. The breakfasts were excellent, with a wide ranging buffet.
Staff were always helpful, and most spoke good English.
All in all an excellent hotel, thoroughly recommended.
two block walk to the Archeology Museum, on a quiet street of antique and musical instrument dealers. Very large, clean room, very pleasant and helpful staff. It is in the center of a large city and so not completely quiet, but it's set back in a courtyard, and seems to attract a business and older traveler clientele, not families, so it's as quiet as you'll get without being out in the countryside. The courtyard may be offputting - you walk down a driveway past what at first appears to be 19th Century industry to get to the hotel, but those very old shops with very old tools are full of craftsmen doing things like antique musical instrument restoration, so it's actually very interesting once you know what you're looking at. We were in a row of new rooms, which were very nice (and the plumbing all worked!) but we talked to people in the older rooms who reported that they were very satisfied with their accommadations.
We chose this hotel based on the reviews below, and were completely satisfied, especially with the calm and comfort (of the room and also sipping wine and bear at the nice pool deck) after returning from the bustle of Naples. The hotel itself is modern and attractive, rooms and bathrooms are very nice, breakfast was the best we had on this particular Italy trip, and the level of quiet is quite astonishing, especially considering the location. The one quibble is a hard one, because we found the staff to be extraordinarily nice and accommodating -- but they were less than great with restaurant recommendations and knowledge about museums and the like -- not enough to affect our recommendation, just advice to be prepared to rely on your own resources.
My husband and I spent part of our recent honeymoon in this wonderful Naples hideaway and loved every minute. It's a gorgeous and hip hotel, with great bedding and marble baths (robes and slippers, even). All the details are taken care of here. Tucked into a courtyard off the lovely Piazza Bellini (one of Naple's liveliest squares), this elegantly understated hotel provided just the retreat we were looking for. There's a lush courtyard garden with palm trees and even a small pool for hot sticky days. On the roof of the upper terrace, there's a sundeck with great lounge chairs. It's an old villa, beautifully restored in warm ochres and cool marble, and the staff is very kind and helpful, if a bit aloof and hands-off (unless you ask for something). We paid a little extra for a junior suite, but mostly because that was all they had. It was great, with its own terrace, and two floors. The breakfast is really good, and served in the garden or in the parlor on chilly days. The best part is really the location though--in the thick of Spaccanapoli--or old Naples. Walk out the door and you are swept into the interesting street life here. It's a bit chaotic, but you can always retreat back to the peaceful Costantinopoli.
A wonderful quiet secret Oasis in the middle of a busy chaotic city. Great position.
Suite was up to standard of the 5* Hotels we have stayed in.
Staff very helpful and responded positively to all our requests.Loved the Dog.
We will certainly return.
Beautiful, friendly, cool, fabulous hotel. Friendly dog. Small and shady swimming pool (complete with bats drinking from it at night). A little bit posh, worth every penny. It's close to the historic centre and yet so quiet and peaceful.
Calm in Naples
A very calm hotel in the noisy Naples. In the historical center -near Piazza Bellini-.