I had a great stay at the Mediterraneo. There was internet access and a great roof terrace restaurant that served up excellent breakfasts. The hotel is in a great location near the Molo Beverello (Naples' main Harbour), trainstation and within walking distance to the Bay of Naples and the Via Partenope strand.
Unique Quality: Near Piazza Plebiscito, Palazzo Reale, Piazza Municipo, Molo Beverrello, Naples Train Station, Castle Nuovo, Galleria Umberto and all the shopping around the galleria.
Directions: Near Piazza Municipo and Molo Beverllo
When we stayed here in November of 2004 the hotel had just become a part of the Marriott family. It is now a Renaissance Hotel. Our stay was not up to the standards of a Marriott hotel. High speed internet is touted in advertisements, but the settings or user name and password that were required to make use of the network were something that no one in the hotel could supply. The “business center” houses a computer, a printer and a copier, but there were always other guests waiting to use the room in the evening. In the daytime the room is in use by business groups who are holding meetings there.
We experienced banging on the water pipes from 3am until 5am one night. We were told the next morning that it was necessary to fix a clog. When I complained after our return home, I was told that there was no such plumbing problem and that probably I had been confused by the wind at the higher floor!
The cost of the breakfast buffet is out of touch with reality!
The charge of 25 Euros per person (more than $32 U.S. for one person to eat a COLD buffet,) is outrageous, especially in a country that has a history of room rates which include breakfast. The view from the rooftop breakfast area is good though.
The location is good. The hotel restaurant for dinner was very good. Staff were not particularly helpful. To make things worse, they failed to credit my Marriott points for the bill and I had to follow up on that too.
All in all, another stay at this hotel is very unlikely.
Regular price was about L250000 per room. I think we paid about L180000.
Unique Quality: This is a 4 star hotel but we managed to get it for a good price on Octopustravel.com. The staff were very nice and helpful, although the rooms looked a little dated. There is a rooftop terrace (10th floor) with a great view of the city and a very nice buffet breakfast was included in the price. Rooms were a nice size and were comfortable.
Directions: 5 minutes from Piazza Municipio, near the historical centre.
I have bookings with the Rennaisance Hotel in Naples and will be arriving from Rome Termini train station. How far is the hotel from the train station - do i catch a cab - howmuch would it be???
The hotel site has given me details
Renaissance® Naples Hotel Mediterraneo
Via Nuova Ponte di Tappia, 25
Naples, 80133 Italy
Phone: 39 081 7970001
Fax: 39 081 5525868
Sales: 39 081 7970551
Bus Station Via Medina
Subway Station Dante
Train Station Napoli Central Station
Ciao, Audrey! The hotel is about 2 1/2 miles from the train station. You can find the location by using Googlemaps.
I would definitely take a taxi, especially as this appear to be your first trip there. The taxi ride should not be terribly expensive. Unless you know Naples, I would suggest you not try to find your way on a bus or metro, lugging a suitcase, distracted by trying to follow a map.
Naples, although wonderful in many regards, has a reputation for pickpockets and thieves, and not without reason. Be sure you take precautions and guard your things. Only take a taxi from the offical taxi line outside the station. Do not take an offer of a taxi from someone who comes up to you in the station.
thks for your reply - i shall take the cab
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Address: Via Nuova Ponte di Tappia 25, Naples, Campania, 80133, Italy