Via San Maria Costantinopoli is just off the narrow, bookshop-lined Port'Alba that connects to Via Toledo – one of Naples' busiest shopping streets – which means that it's also close to the lovely Santa Chiara and not far from the Archeological museum (one stop from Metro Dante if you don't fancy the walk). One of the lovely things about Piazza Bellini is its atmosphere come the evening when the bars and restaurants fill up and there's plenty of buzz about the place.
The 50 rooms spread over six floors are big and minimally-furnished – blond wood flooring, a piece of modern art, desk, chair, lamp, flatscreen TV, bed – but all in the 'best possible taste'. Happily, as well as air con, they're sound-proofed too… just in case you choose one that overlooks the piazza. The bi-level rooms are split-level and feel like more like an apartment, while the balcony rooms have terraces (the best of which look out to Vesuvius).
The entire ground floor is covered by WiFi and there are a few internet points near reception that are available free of charge.
Eating and drinking
Breakfast is held in an even more minimalist dining area with brightly-coloured stacking chairs and café-style tables, just across the courtyard.
Young staff are helpful with everything from taxis to restaurant recommendations.
Who stays there
Not for those looking for cosy, chintzy rooms. There are also meeting rooms available so, as well as those who are fans of minimalism, this is a popular hotel for business folk.
There are substantial reductions for those booking in advance and for a few nights.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Seasoned travellers
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- Spacious, well-designed accommodation
- Too minimalist for some