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Where to Stay in Naples – a neighborhood guide

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Naples is a dizzying assault on the senses. One of Italy’s largest cities, whose historic districts combine antique grandeur with modern urban grit, it's a rugged yet ravishing experience that'll please shoppers, foodies, and culture seekers alike. The city’s neighborhoods are compellingly diverse – you can stay anywhere from the statue-filled Historic Center to the refined elegance and natural beauty of the outlying suburbs.
Hotels in Historical Center

 

 

There’s an enormous range of hotels to choose from here, with some larger establishments offering old school class and style – think wood-lined lobbies with leather sofas and refined restaurants. There are also funkier boutique pads with sleek, minimalist style. Full service spas and swimming pools are among the common amenities.

 

Central Station

 

 

Central Station is one of southern Italy’s major transport hubs, offering regular high-speed services to and from Rome, Milan, Florence, Venice, and many other popular destinations. The station is within easy reach of the city’s many major historical attractions, and the surrounding streets are packed with authentic pizzerias, fashion boutiques, and atmospheric bars, making this a lively and conveniently well-connected base from which to explore Naples.

 

Hotels near Central Station

 

 

There’s a huge concentration of hotels in the Central Station area. While they're not as lavish and eye-catching as the hotels elsewhere in the Historical Center, what you will get here is value for money. Travelers on a budget can find a range of comfortable guesthouses offering clean, well-located accommodation at unbeatable prices.

 

Posillipo and Chiaia

 

 

Occupying a prime seafront location, Posillipo and Chiaia are among the most sought-after addresses in Naples. Chiaia is decidedly upmarket, awash with chic boutiques and elegant bars. Posillipo, meanwhile, is home to a wildly popular and spectacularly picturesque weekly market. From the right vantage points, you can catch dreamy views of the city, with Mount Vesuvius looming majestically in the background.

 

Hotels in Posillipo and Chiaia

 

 

There’s a wealth of hotel options in Posillipo and Chiaia, including sprawling accommodation housed in period buildings, with guestrooms boasting sea views. Some of the handy perks you can expect include WiFi access and free airport shuttles, as well as idyllic gardens and roof terraces.

 

Vomero

 

 

Enjoying a leafy, elevated location, the affluent suburb of Vomero offers unbeatable panoramic views of the city below. Home to the formidable medieval fortress Castel Sant’Elmo, the district sees a steady flow of visitors from all over the world, but the pace of life is altogether more laid back than that of the bustling city center. Vomero is the perfect place to indulge in upscale shopping, authentic Italian café culture, and mouth-watering home-made gelato. Hotels in Vomero

 

 

The selection of hotels in Vomero is smaller than in other areas of the city, but there’s still something to suit every budget and preference. You’ll find comfy B&Bs offering first-rate service, spotlessly clean rooms, and tempting, all-you-can-eat buffet breakfasts. If you’re looking to splurge, there are also more luxurious hotels, boasting facilities such as hot tubs, fitness centers, and handsomely furnished rooms with climate control.