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Hotel Vergilius-Billia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Good, clean hotel but not in a great location. It is very close to the train station so it is ideal for anyone planning to travel by train. It is 20/30 minute walk away from the main tourist areas which I wouldn't normally mind but the surrounding area of the hotel is not pleasant. I did not feel comfortable walking around this area alone at night. The hotel itself is very clean. Room was a good size with en-suite, tv, excellent wifi etc. The staff were very friendly. Restaurant downstairs was good. Overall the hotel is very good; it's just a shame the neighbourhood is not.

This is a long review but you will want to read it before traveling to Naples. Hotel Vergilius Billia is a very nice hotel, the food is fantastic, the staff are friendly and the rooms are very clean, tidy and comfortable. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for the city of Naples. It is unloved, unclean and quite frankly shocked us when we arrived. Every inch of every building from shoulder height down is totally covered in foul graffiti, this includes centuries old Basillicas, Castles and other areas of public interest. Showing a total lack of respect for their history, culture and national monuments, the only way to compare it to anything would be as if London City Council allowed every single Londonite to walk up to Westminster Abby and allowed them to spray paint a poor quaity tag and then carve their name into the stone. The graffiti is accompanied by dirty staining which I can only attribute to the cloud of smog that the enshrouds the city. Which brings me to the congestion. The high volume of traffic in Naples is not helped by the fact that not a single vehicle abides to any form of highway code, crossing the road (any road) you are literally putting your life at risk, nobody stops for pedestrian crossings or even for red lights. To cross the road you have to step out and hope the driver (likely on his/her phone) has seen you and they will stop, the mopeds (riders also on their phones more often than not) filter at high speed through the traffic between cars adding aditional risk as you attempt to cross the roads. To add to this we witnessed moped literally driving the wrong way up a heavily congested main road on the other side of a concerete central reservation to get to his exit. The "beach" is a 50m wide spit of black sand, although volcanic, it is stained by pollution and not worthy of being called a beach. We were utterly appauled by the state of the City and within 20 minuted of being in the city during the taxi from the Airport to our Hotel we regretted our decision. By day 2 we decided to cut our holiday short and flew home four days early. All this being said though the food in Naples is fantastic, not once were we dissapointed. Inside the Bassilicas and Castles was stunning, the artwork and other artifacts were spectacular and the Neapolitans we met were all very friendly and welcoming. If you can get outside the city I would highly recommend visiting Vesuvius and Pompeii, seeing them almost made the rest of it worth it. Naples can be summed up in a short sentence as a few diamonds in a sea of filth.

We reserved our room months in advance for a bargain, so the fact that they gave us the tiniest room with no room to spare other than a bed, nothing much of a view, was fine. Very good size bed (two 90cm beds stuck together). They forgot our food (room service) for 1 hour AND charged extra, which we did argue and got back the extra charge. Breakfast was included, which was a nice surprise. I wouldn't pay more than $40 per night - if we had paid more, we would've been disappointed, but at our low price point expectations were met fine.

We arrived at the hotel after a bad experiences with another hotel in Naple. The staff was extremly generous, and explain us all about the price and room. The rooms are 4 stars, recently renovated, warmly, clean, it was a pleasure to stay. Thank's a lot!

Despite the bad ratings we happily realized that our top was quite spaceous with a big bathroom. Nice and clean. Breakfast is ok with many sweet choices. Staff is nice and helpful. Location is not in the best looking area but we had no bad experience.

I’ll start by saying that it’s not a 4* hotel, and I’m not sure why they have this rating. At first we were given a room with a broken bed, but it was changed to a different room after asking two times. The beds where two single beds joined by linen, we asked staff to connect them, but they forgot - so we slept on the beds with a gap for 4 nights. We didn’t receive any housekeeping assistance in the room the first night - so don’t except consistency with the service. The pillows where very hard and old. The area is rough and dangerous, also very loud at night and it’s not 500m to the city center like stated on booking.com. The breakfast is poor, come early if you want to eat a good breakfast, don’t expect warm eggs - their hot plates do not work. However the good thing was that the staff really tried their best - spoke very good english, were very helpful and polite, always smiling. The location is convenient since, close to the station and metro- but do not walk to or from the area by foot, especially in the evening/at night. The bathroom was modern and well equipped. Good value for money - after all the place is very cheap. The rooms were somewhat clean. My conclusion is, stay here for a short visit, but not for a few nights - it’s not worth it.

The hotel is classified as a 4 stars (****), in my opinion it's more like a 3 stars + (***+). It is ideally located 5 minutes from the main station, but in a quiet street. The rooms are spacious and well renovated, the shower room is clean and the staff welcoming. The only negative point is the sound insulation, both internal and external.

I was horrified to find my mate had booked us in here, given the appalling reviews. But him, being an obstinate mule and always right, said they were just opinions. Anyhow at €40 a night, you don't expect much, do you? As it happens, in this case, you can pretty much ignore anything you've read. Clearly someone has taken heed of the feedback and made vast improvements. The rooms are clean. I suspect they've been renovated and decorated. We had a twin, with reasonably sized bathroom, excellent power shower and it was made up every day. Linen was clean, no sign of anything untoward re hygene. Wifi worked fine. Bed was comfortable. Hotel lobby clean and tidy, and the staff were absolutely top draw. We needed an ambulance after the Obstinate Mule fell and smashed his head outside and the staff were brilliant. Ensuring he was looked after, ensuring the ambulance was called, doing all the translating for us. Magnificent. Breakfast. Not really my cup of tea. As a practising diabetic, I need to be careful. Breakfast was mainly a choice of some weird looking eggs, lots of cake or some ham and cheese. But the dining area was spotless, and it housed what looked to be a decent restaurant in the evening. Location. Its very near the main railway station (and this is where the Airport bus will drop you off) and just off the Piazza Garibaldi.

Went with a bunch of mates despite reviews the hotel is very clean and well located in the centre of Naples. Staff were friendly and the breakfast was decent though the eggs were weird. Only slight problem was all the rooms seemed to not have enough plugs but that’s a small problem really.

i have just got back from a 3 night stay in this hotel and against all the negative comments i really enjoyed my stay. The receptionist were all very helpfull and polite the hotel is well maintained and looks great. I had room 212 which was perfect for my stay, very clean, nice and modern bathroom. The room was serviced and cleaned daily no complaints at all!! Breakfast was ok with a good selection of ham,cheese, cornetto's and jam plus more.(dont expect full english) So overall i would give my stay at this hotel 8 out of 10. ps, the hotel is ideally located near the metro/main railway station. also the Airbus from the airport also stops at the station. DO NOT BE PUT OFF BY THE LOCALS JUST BE SENSIBLE WITH YOUR BELONGINGS AND YOU WILL SURVIVE NAPLES!!

Via Pica 2/16 Naples NA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Cathedral of Naples and Santa Chiara
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Municipalità 2, Hotel Vergilius-Billia is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Cathedral of Naples and Santa Chiara. This 68-room, 4-star hotel has 2 restaurants and free breakfast, along with free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Naples, it's also close to National Archaeological Museum and Castel Nuovo.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Ristorante Re Davide, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

The 68 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2013, Hotel Vergilius-Billia offers free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and express check-in. Self parking is available for EUR 28 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables. This hotel also has a TV in a common area.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

57.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 309 reviews