UNA Hotel Napoli
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I'm about to write something I never thought I would even dare to think of - Naples, perhaps the most vilified destination not only in Italy, but in all of Europe, a city rampant with crime, poverty, and unemployment, a city that is completely repulsive to travelers ... it's not as dangerous, disgusting, or filthy as it once was. On this evening, …
Today we woke up fairly early to get to Pompeii. We went up for a quick breakfast then were on our way. Mark thought the train would be better, although I really wanted to take a cab. But I let him decide, so train it was. We had to take a shuttle bus out from the port, very industrial. We found our way past the guys asking to take us in a taxi, I so wanted to say yes! But we went across the street to the tobacco/magazine stand, where the guy spoke a bit of English, I was glad I ...
... one of which has old streetcar tracks. Not for the faint of heart...(photos to follow)
The hotel here compensated for the dull ride. It appears to be glued onto a cliff looking over the Bay of Naples ( and has good WiFi!).
Dinner in authentic Neapolitan pizza joint. Fish for me.
Route: http://www.mapmyride.com/it/terracina-l atium/sept-9-2013-route-269030379
... inside. Typical catholic display of wealth in what appeared to be a poor run down city. On with the walk along narrow and crowded streets constantly dodging cars and scooters. Soon realized either Naples has no laws or no ones cares if theory doing. Cars doubled parked causing traffic jams so what just drive round. Drivers playing russian roulette. Everything crazy. Also discovered that Naples is also largely cash economy. No one wants to accept credit cards.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsUNA Hotel Napoli Naples
Nice, modern hotel, with friendly service and a lovely rooftop terrace. Excellent breakfast with a selection of hot dishes, in addition to cereals, pastries, cakes, bread, juice, cappuccino/espresso, etc.
Conveniently-located a very short walk to the train station, but keep in mind that the train station area isn't the nicest spot later at night - still safe, but seedy.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews UNA Hotel Napoli Naples
Excellent new hotel downtown Naples
We can recommend this hotel. It is clean, functional and beds are very comfortable. Staff are attentive, cheerful and helpful.
Breakfast is good and meals can be taken on the roof top patio as dining room is on the topmost floor.
We had the room with disabled facilities which we required and while the grab bars were adequate a drop down rail near the W.C. would have been helpful. Also the W.C. should have been a higher bowl which would have been normal for a well equipped disabled bathroom.
Another point I must mention is if you buy an airport transfer ticket at the hotel desk for Euro 18 the taxi driver only gets Euro 13 when he redeems it and they are unhappy with this so if you want to keep your taxi driver sweet pay him cash at the end of the journey.
We checked into the UNA for 5 nights at the start of a two week tour of Naples and the archaeological sites from Herculaneum to Velia. We also spent our last night at the hotel before flying back to London. The hotel is ideally placed for the bus link to the airport, buses, trams, the mainline train station, metro and the Circumvesuviana with links to Pompeii and Herculaneum. Easy access to the heart of town, key sights and the archaeological museum. We were also able to pick up a car from the Avis office at the station for further excursions to Amalfi, Paestum and Velia. The UNA is a new, ultra modern hotel. Very well equipped and comfortable bedrooms. Good bar/café on the roof. Excellent breakfast buffet.
My husband and I stayed in this hotel for one night as we were flying out of Naples early in the morning.
Arrived from Agropoli into Central Station and was delighted to see our hotel was located across the square. It looked like a 3 minute walk but this turned into an obstacle course and was quite nerve racking, trying to dodge cars, buses and taxis who seem to drive with one hand and use their other hand to "beep". Traffic lights mean absolutely nothing here.
My girlfriend and me were looking for a place to stay in Naples and checked at the Una website, as we had previously stayed in the Una Hotel in Florence. When we found out that Una had opened a new hotel in Naples, we did not hesitate to make the booking.
When looking for a hotel in Italy it is very easy to find obsolete rooms/hotels with an urgent need to be refurbished. Mostly are quite expensive for what you get. So the best way to find a good value hotel is to look for a new one. I have been in a few, but UNA Hotel Napoli is a VERY GOOD value hotel.
On the last day of our honeymoon we were in Sorrento, Italy. We needed a place to stay near the airport in Naples to catch a 7am flight home. Our travel agent booked us at the Palace Hotel and it was awful! We drove from Sorrento, which was the most breathtaking place either of us had ever seen, and arived in Naples at sunset. We were greeted by bums and garbage all over the sidewalks in front of the hotel. Our room was dirty, had a hole in the wall and smelled like mildew. The bed was also very uncomfortable. Due to this, and all the noise from the street, we did not sleep at all that night. At 4am, on the way to the airport, we saw what appeared to be hookers in the lobby! All in all, a horrible end to a fairy tale vacation in Italy. We both wished we had stayed in Sorrento and just gotten up three hours earlier in the morning!