Chiaia Hotel de Charme

Via Chiaia 216, Naples, Italy, 80121

Price from: £65

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#8 of 10
expert-rated hotels in Naples
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4.2
4.2
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
4.1
4.1
Public areas:
4.3
4.3
Leisure facilities:
3.8
3.8
Service:
4.1
4.1
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Couples, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, History, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Chiaia Hotel de Charme

Spend a night in a former brothel in Naples' Chiaia district.

Once the home of Marquis Nicola Lecaldano Sasso, the Chiaia hotel was bought by his grandchildren who worked hard to renovate the old house. Their endeavours proved such a success that they were able to buy an adjacent property (formerly a brothel) and expand into a lovely boutique hotel. 

Location: 

Chiaia is a great shopping street and the hotel is slap bang in the middle of it but, as it's set off a courtyard, you can leave the hustle and bustle behind. You're also close to the San Carlo opera house, the Castel dell'Ovo and ten minutes' walk from the port.

Bedrooms: 

Each of the rooms is different and takes its name from one of the former 'girls' who worked in the house adjacent (but could access the house via a little walkway, apparently). The style is elegant: particular antiques, heavy drapes, Regency-style brocades in deep reds, golds and emerald greens, and period furniture. Bathrooms are clean, modern and well-equipped. 

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Public areas: 

The breakfast area is also the place where, at certain times of the year, there might be a poetry or literary reading the Chiaia hotel has always encouraged, and so attracted, Neapolitan artists.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is the usual buffet fare, but there is also always a plate of fresh babà (one of Naples's most famous and favourite desserts) laid out for guests. 

Service: 

The fact that Chiaia is always fully booked is a testament to how popular it has become (and the number of return visitors it gets). Service is warm, helpful and professional.

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Who stays there: 

Business folk and tourists, literary and theatrical afficionados.

Pros: 
Great location
Good value
Cons: 
No gym or restaurant

More information on Chiaia Hotel de Charme:

Price from:
£65
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Via Chiaia 216, Naples, Italy, 80121
Amenities:
Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Parking, Pets Allowed

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