Planning on going to vibrant Naples this summer and need a stylish hotel?
If you’re planning a romantic holiday in Naples, or celebrating a special occasion, you might want to splurge and stay at the city’s most historic hotel. The four star Hotel San Francesco al Monte (www.hotel sanfrancesco.it 00 390 81 423 9111) is housed in a 16th-century former monastery, but there’s nothing frugal about its accommodation. The ‘cells’ have been tastefully converted into comfortable rooms, the attractive cloister sports an open-air bar and there’s a roof top pool and restaurant. Prices per night start from around €215 for a double room, including taxes and breakfast, reports BBC Travel.
Alternatively, enjoy a little luxury and pay less by staying at a modern boutique hotel (pictured), located in a 17th-century palazzo. The Belle Arti Resort (www.belleartiresort.com 00 390 81 557 1062) comes with arty, period features and has seven rooms with marble bathrooms, some virtually suites. Enhance your dreams by asking for one of the four rooms that have ceiling frescoes! Double rooms at this centrally located hotel start from €80 per night.
If you’re aiming to keep the price down but still need a stay with style, try the Diletto a Napoli Bed and Breakfast (www.dilettoanapoli.it 00 390 81 033 0977). Centrally located in a 15th-century palazzo, this revamped apartment offers four rooms with clay-fired floor tiles and beautiful rustic décor. The communal lounge has a kitchenette and dining table which helps keep the price down.
Alitalia, British Airways, easyJet and Thomson fly to Naples Capodichino airport from London Gatwick (£125; easyjet.com) and Manchester (£165; britishairways.com).