Travel Blogs from Naples
... I’ve now become knowledgeable enough about the town to show my parents a different section of Sorrento each night, recommend the best eateries in town, and only make one or two mistakes in my tour-guiding along the way.
The first night we came back from Florence, for example, I showed them to their hotel- a lovely B&B in which they raved about the croissant and eggs for breakfast each morning- we had ...
... just as I had imagined, faded paint, peeling plaster - many in dire need of restoration, but so authentically Italian! We stopped at a pizza stall because it would be criminal to be in Naples and not have pizza and ice cream! The true pizza is simply dough with tomato paste and a bit of cheese...nothing fancy but very delicious. We had a slice from two different shops - the first one tasted yummier! Next stop the gelateria to try Napoli ice ...
... temples and markets easily discernable. It is truly like the city was frozen in time after the erruption of Vesuvius in 79AD. We spent several hours wandering through the ruins. We also got the chance to see pottery and other things that were recovered during the excavations. They also have plaster casts of some of the bodies that they were found - it made it all feel a bit more real! We saw Vesuvius on ...
... out from somewhere and save me, so it wouldn’t be such a terrible situation. Enough of my ranting, So Dave then assigned us horses based on our experience (or lack of) and I got the most perfect horse. He was brown and beautiful and so well behaved. His name was Diamond, so naturally I called him Diamond, the Italian Stallion (so fitting).
We started off just casually riding the horse on the side of the road where ...
... the harbor. Unloading it's catch onto a van for tomorrows fish market, we also notice people stopping by the boat. One walks right by us holding about a 10 pound fish by the tail for tonight's meal. We see several other locals with fish in bags walking home. It is cool to see the way the people shop every night for their dinner. We take a leisurely walk back home stopping at a little viewpoint where we can listen to piano music being played in a fancy hotel next door enhancing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Majestic Naples
Not quite there.......
Don't get me wrong this is not a bad hotel. The service was polite and helpful. the room was clean and adequate. If you are happy to be away from the hullabaloo it's a good location. And right at the bottom of the road is a little cafe where you can sit and eat ice cream as the sun goes down. But the sunbeds around the pool are taken before 8am and there is almost a holiday camp feel about the place, I guess there are lots of two week residents and relationships get built up and create an atmosphere we are not used to. Nevertheless we stayed a coule of days and the campers seemed happy!!
Just back from a weekend spent around the Naples gulf. We stayed at the Majestic for the last night of our trip, and to be honest wasn't really excited about going to Naples in comparison to Sorrento and Capri. However, the hotel was gorgeous, and as we got a really good deal on Expedia, we were over the moon. The hotel is definately more than a three star.
Excellent hotel in the district of Chiaia (pedestrian streets with restaurants, nice shops and bars), a few minutes walking from Piazza Plebiscito and from the sea. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room large and comfortable (it's not the most luxurious hotel, but it's really OK for a short stay or for business). Recommended.
It was Majestic for us too
My family of 3 older kids, my wife and I just returned from a very nice stay at the Majestic Hotel -- and an enjoyable 4-day New Years in Naples. The hotel gave us two rooms with an anteroom that had a pull out couch, meaning there was plenty of room for five. The rooms and bathrooms were nicely designed and in excellent condition. The location worked very well for us -- a short walk to the metro and plenty of pleasant and not expensive restaurants nearby. Finally, like other reviewers, we found the staff very pleasant and helpful at all times. Highly recommended.
A Great Choice In Napoli
Many friends told us we would not enjoy Naples; however we found one of the keys is staying at the right hotel. We loved the location of the Majestic not far from the Riviera de Chiaia in the middle of a wonderful and fashionable shopping district. Our room (904) had a beautiful view of the city and the bay. In addition it was very spacious and well appointed. The staff (especially Guiseppe and Antonio) were very nice. We absolutely enjoyed it. If you rent a car (as we did) they have their own garage which in Naples is important. We cannot reccomend this hotel highly enough!
Off the Beaten Track A Little
Stayed here for three nights in August 2004. A small bit of the beaten track, but was very quiet which is welcomed in this crazy city.
We had a room with a beautiful sea view, and all the mod cons you'd expect including a bath and a shower in the bathroom.
We didn't see many other guests during our stay and accordingly the hotel felt quiet empty and lonely.
First class service, great location.
My friend and I stayed here seven nights from December 30, 2003. On previous visits I've stayed at Parkers and the Santa Lucia. Both are great hotels but the Majestic is extrordinary for its service and modern comforts. We were in room 804 which is huge by Italian standards and which had a lovely large bathroom and fantastic view across the bay to Capri. Its Chiaia locaton is perfect, just a short walk to Piazza Vittoria on the bay and a twenty minute walk to Galeria Umberto, the Teatro San Carlo and Via Roma. The selection of shops is nice and there is even a small department store around the corner. The Piazza Amadeo Metro stop is just a few blocks away. The staff makes this hotel shine. Their kindness and efficiency made our visit a joy.
The view from our room on the top floor was amazing. The hotel is well-equipped with all the amenities. It was clean, friendly, and accommodating. We wish the bellhop had explained all of the features in our room (light switches, window blinds, etc. are all electronic) and the room was actually chilly due to air conditioning. However, the space was beautiful and the front desk helpful. I was disappointed not to be able to find any Internet connections in the entire neighborhood, but we enjoyed our stay.
Great hotel - modern and civilised but what impressed me was the superb personal service from all the staff. We were 2 women travelling together - got lots of hassle in other hotels but here we were very well looked after and a very secure hotel! SUPER
Lovely hotel, helpful staff.....parking garage. Wonderful breakfast.
Room very nice, bathroom roomy. Easy walk down to the bay, or up. Good shopping nearby.