Travel Blogs from Naples
... but came in a Fanta can ) Rory and I complained so Rod had a taste and pretended for about a second that he liked it but Rory and I knew better. When Rod went inside a whole bunch of big bulky blokes head in to the shop and Rod thought he was going you get rolled but they were just locals saying hello. Silly boy.
We finish and its time to go and Rod has some coins to pay for our entertainment. He seemed grateful and smiled. This was after Rod knocked is ...
... a baptismal font and a pair of churches inside we moved outside. Anthony then showed us a bridge that was built between Naples and the valley of the dead that caused the surrounding community to fall into something like a slum status. He then took us to a second catacomb where a priest had taken the time to stack the bones of the dead in large piles. Over the last 20 centuries the people of Naples have taken bones to this site as their ...
... I expected (ie dirty and covered with graffiti like a lot of Naples). It was instead a work of art. There are a number of stops which have been dubbed metroart and this was one of them. It was sparkling clean with not a piece of rubbish or graffiti in sight. The photo will give details.
The metro took up to the Museum of archaeology which was full of sculptures of figures of various people ...
... of shops selling this treat, which consists of many layers of deliciously thin pastry encasing an orange-semolina custard filling, but I was not convinced that any of them were the famed shop I was looking for. It was time for another coffee, so we settled on a cafe selling the pastry and just pretended that it was the best sfogliatelle in Naples (and it tasted pretty damn fine too)! Full from a morning of too much food, we strolled around the Centro Storico area, a very old ...
... just meters away) and was amazed by the vast amount of tunnels and stairways leading you down into the earth below Napoli. We descended 121 steps to the bottom and continued thru small tunnels by candlelight (some only about 2 feet in width, which is just a couple inches wider than me, shoulder to shoulder). Some, if not most, had to walk these lengths sideways! Backpacks and large purses were left in another room to allow room for them to pass thru these tunnels without getting stuck. ...
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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.