Travel Blogs from Naples
... have to sacrifice for those damn kids..... Thought about just going on my own, but really I thought the city was semi-sketchy... Probably shouldn't go wandering around on my own. So we got back to the boat, grabbed some lunch, and the boys and mark rested in the room, while i sat in the adult area and read my book. We then delivered the rest of the fish extender gifts, and got ready for dinner! It was pirate night and luckily we got pirate bandanas as well as some cute stuff in ...
... where we all paid an additional 13 euros each to go inside the Blue Grotto. The excursions coordinator on our ship was skeptical that the Blue Grotto would be open this time of year due to water levels. It was open – however, the water levels were extremely high. To get in the opening, we all had to lay completely flat inside the rowboat. Once we got inside, we were able to sit up again. It was beautiful – the bluest water you will ever see. There ...
People say Napoli is one of the worlds prettiest cities. It not. In fact, its probably not in the prettiest 723,576. By third world standards, it might come in as average. Its dirty, really dirty. Buildings are in disrepair, stained, and delapitated really. It lacks class, real culture and credibility in my opinion. Parts of it are poor, and that's one thing, but others just seem lazy or careless, like they couldn't be bothered using bins, and just chucked the remainder of their ...
... infested with swollen nasty ankles that I need To heal! We are beginning to realize how opposite we are when it comes to travelling, which has turned into an endless stream of jokes and ridiculousness. I am meeting lots of neat people from around the world which is lots of fun! It is great to hear the different opinions on places and recommendations on what to see/do! Although I feel like we know nothing about Europe, I am learning loads! When it comes to ...
Yesterday we drove to Naples. We got up and going earlier than originally planned as we decided to meet up with Mum and D and jump on the red bus tour. Well thank goodness we met up with them. The place was an absolute **** hole. Excuse the language again, but if you saw how it was today you would feel embarrassed or sorry for the people that lived there. Apparently about 80% of the population that live in Naples are poor. So the advice we got from Italians elsewhere in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Pinto-Storey Hotel Naples
The Pinto Storey is located in a nice part of Naples, on the upper floors of a typical Neapolitan building.
I'm not sure what the last reviewer is talking about. The hotel was quite nice, especially for the price. The breakfast consisted of capucino or espresso or the like, fruit juice and very good croissant, all served to you. The people were quite helpful, including with my bag which was lost by the airline. The rooms are small, but nice with new bathrooms and some at least have little balconies, which is a nice touch. Overall, can't beat it for 120 Euro or so, but it's not fancy.
When I arrived at the "main hall" which is a narrow coop on the 5th floor of an old Naples building the receptionist didn't even bother to look up from his PC. Anyway, then they confiscated my passport until the end of my stay (wouldn't a credit card have been enough?), not asking if I might need it outside.
Pinto Storey hosts two stories of a beautiful old villa in the Chiaia district. The area is quiet and residential (compared to the buzzing surrounding ares), lots of excellent restaurants nearby, good public transportation as the hotel is very near Piazza Amedeo's underground, funicular up to Vomero and bus stops. We were not told hotel was under construction, this meant there were no common areas and reception was almost non-existent. Due to the construction works, breakfast was served to rooms: one coffee and one croissant per person and amount of coffee decreased on daily basis. We had french double and the room was tiny but clean and pleasant. Airconditioning available for extra charge. Showers were the best thing about this hotel. Staff spoke good English and were very friendly. Perhaps after the construction works this hotel will be very good value for money.
Good hotel in a nice area
We were a bit nervous about staying in Naples but chose to spend two nights at the Pinto Storey having read good reviews on Trip Advisor and it really was a gem! It's in a nice area of Naples, close to the Villa Communale and about 2 mins walk to metro station Piazza Amedeo and the Funicular to Vomero district. The hotel is on the 4th & 5th floors of a splendid old building. Our room was beautifully but simply decorated with good ensuite facilities inc a powerful shower and decent hair dryer! The hotel facilities - bar & restaurant - were being refurbished during our stay but we were hardly aware of this and the work was due to be completed by mid-July. The staff were very helpful and happy to recommend local restaurants etc.
Supser Stay in Naples for a Reasonable Price
The Hotel was very nice - our room was a nice size and the bathroom was the cleanest I saw in Italy!
The staff was very helpful - even ordering us Pizza after a long day in Capri!
The location is in the shopping district - so if you love to shop I highly recommend the location.
Naples is not the cleanest city, but it's great for shopping and very convienent for a day in Capri - which is a must see!
Having just spent a wonderful week at the Villa Lara in Amalfi, an few days in Naples was supposed to round off our break. What a disappointment with the Pinto Storey. Yes, they are refurbishing, No, they did not tell us about it when we booked or even when we checked in, and when we discovered there were NO facilities other than a room, they were rude, and even accused us of lying about what they advertised on their website! There was no apology, no offer of a reduction (though persistence on our part on this brought about a token gesture)
Immaculate, efficient and friendly
The hotel is well located, just around the corner from the Metro and buses, 10 mins walk from the sea front, in a quiet locationn. Our room was immaculate and very Italianate - wrought iron bedstead, table, tiled floor. Great view from our side balcony. Restauranst was being refurbished during our stay, but reception guided us to several excellent local restaurants, just around the corner. Staff very friendly, efficient and excellent English spoken.
I was very impressed with Hotel Pinto-Storey. Massimo and Hussein the front desk clerks were incredibly gracious. They had no problem with getting me a cap at 5am in order to get to the airport on time. The rooms are very clean, but don't expect American size rooms of course.