Villa Margherita3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Absolutely LOVED the friendly staff and everything was clean and the location was absolutely beautiful! I was in a room with a beautiful view of Napoli with it's colourful buildings. The room was very good sized, the bathroom was interesting as it had an all-in-one shower which was very easy to use and the breakfast was great with a good assortment of types of food. It had an empty mini fridge which was perfect for leaving my food since there were shops & restaurants just up the street. I left my windows open day & night and the sea breeze was wonderful!
We spent two nights here in this hotel. The hotel is quite easy to get to. We arrived in Naples/Napoli from Rome via the train. From the Central Station we took the Metro Linea 1 to Vanvitelli where we took the Chiaia Funicular to Corso Vittorio Emanuele Station and just walked like 3 minutes downhill. The Hotel is situated on a hillside. It is like a three level building but has like two sub level. A nice terrace which is accessible through the lower level only. The view from our room is very nice looking out into the bay. This is not a tourist hotel; we got the impression we were the only English speaking guests. When we encountered the traditional Naples welcome of having a pocket picked, we returned to the hotel and asked about filing a police report. The young man behind the desk offered no sympathy, and simply said we could find the police station on our own after dark.
Staying in the hotel was a nightmare. The bed was like sleeping on concrete. The shower is tine. The wifi and TV didn't work at all. After bringing up the wifi issue with the hotel a few times they assured us they would work on it and should be working in no time, which never happened. As we were checking out we asked if they could offer some sort of discount. They offered a discount of 30 Euro, only to find out that they had informed the travel website that we booked it through that we never showed up which I'm sure saved their 30 Euro commission. This place is a nightmare and I would never recommend staying there.
We stayed in Villa Margherita for 5 days. From the Capodichino airport it takes around 20 min. with taxi and 25 Euro. We were warmly welcomed by the staff especially by Mr. Raffaele who reserved us a pleasant and simple room with balcony. He was so nice suggesting lots of things to do in Naples and many tips to save money on excursions. We never tried the breakfast during our stay cause we used to leave early morning to enjoy the city. However we spent great times together with Mr. Salvatore who took us first in Pompei and then Sorrento with his private car at very cheap price compared to the tour operators. We can suggest to stay in Villa Margherita if you are looking for a simple and friendly location in Naples without pretending opulence and luxury rooms.
I always thought that Diamond was the hardest substance. That was until I stayed in the twin room at Villa Margherita, where both the twin mattresses were uncomfortable, noisy and rock hard. Both of the beds in the room squeaked when we moved, which meant we had the worst possible sleep, getting woken up every time we rolled over, trying desperately to get comfy. At about 4 in the morning I pondered moving the sheets to the floor, and I wish I had, because that would of actually been more comfortable. I'm a keen camper, and I have had a better nights sleep outdoors on the cold ground. The shower was average to poor, the hot water tank in the room had ran out after two relatively short showers. The staff were friendly in booking us a taxi for the airport, and keeping our bags when we went out for food. The only good part about this hotel is the fact that we didn't have to stay another night, oh and the wifi was ok. Don’t stay here.
I now see what another reviewer meant by 'A mixed bag'! The room wasn't great on first impression. Although it was very spacious it was an odd decor and the air con, tv and phone didnt appear to work on first inspection and the mirror broken. We definitely warmed to it as our stay went on, however, and it was near the lovely area by the port and Egg Castle which was convenient as it was a lovely area to have dinner each night. One word about the staff which we were very unhappy about - although they were all friendly and helpful, be wary of Salvadore who is the hotel's taxi driver and serves breakfast. He was very friendly but far too insistent on getting us to do excursions with him rather than by piblic transport (which is perfectly doabke and far cheaper) - to the point where it became difficult for us to enjoy breakfast without him interrupting and sulking that we weren't taking him up on his 'special price' to take us to Vesuvius. The receptionist then gave us false information by telling us there were no ferries to Sorrento, to try and persuade us to go with Salvadore instead. We later found out there were plenty of ferries, so felt wary of the staff from this point on. It was also difficult to communicate with them at times as some of them speak barely a word of English. Apart from this, the breakfast was reasonable, location good and some of the other rooms with a sea view looked quite beautiful, so definitely a mixed bag!
Clean, comfortable, inviting. Beautiful views of the City. Friendly staff: Vincenzo and Salvatore especially went out of their ways to help us. Breakfast is not sumptuous, but certainly adequate. Ask for eggs and Salvatore will make them for you. The place has a nice sort of old world charm, and the rooms are pretty quiet for as close into the city center as you are. Agree with another review here that says a little maintenance on the rooms would be helpful: shutters, especially, but we were able to open enough of ours to enjoy the stunning view. Only complaint would be the spotty wifi. Not strong, and not available in every room. Decent connectivity in lobby area.
Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 6 nights, while exploring Naples and the surrounding Islands etc.. We were given a room with a window, but we ended up upgrading to a another room room with a balcony - which didnt regret at any time. Superb view to sit and have a glass or two at. The room itself was nice, with a big bed, clean and white bathroom, air-condition and a minibar. The restaurant was not open through out our stay (we ate out every day anyways) - and dont expect too much from the breakfast. The staff was really nice and helpfull and it all had a good vibe. We really liked the location and neighbourhood even tho its a bit far from the center if you walk - but it was nice to get away from all the busy streets, noise, streetsellers and what not. We would recommend a taxi too the waterfront, harbour and so on (around 10 euros).
We asked for a room for 3 people and were given a very spacious one with a gigantic bathroom and a fantastic city view. There was plenty of hot shower water. The towels had a vinegar smell to them, but seemed clean. The beds were extremely firm with squeaky springs and not too comfortable. The funicolare runs underneath and is a noise you can ignore once you are used to it. The rooms themselves are acceptable,but not optimally maintained. The staff are extremely charming, fun and helpful. Some public areas of the hotel are are beautifully furnished. The breakfast consists of wrapped pastries, yogurt and cocoa puffs. Salvatore nicely scrambled eggs upon request, complete with singing and dancing! All told, we felt lucky to have stayed at the Villa Margherita!
This hotel is located in a beautiful area of Napoles with many old-fashioned buildings around. It is a very quite residential area. The rooms are Ok, but a little maintenance would be good. The breakfast is not the best. A better breakfast with the stunning view from the meal room would be perfect. The Metro/train station is nearby about 3 min walk. And the center is also very close, about 10 min walk.
- Walking distance to Villa Comunale
- Free continental breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Chiaia within a short walk of Villa Comunale, Villa Margherita is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Castel Sant'Elmo. This 13-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. Located centrally in Naples, it's also close to Royal Palace and San Francesco di Paola.
Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
All 13 soundproofed accommodations feature separate bedrooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and 20-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets. Washers/dryers, refrigerators, and minibars are other standard amenities.
Renovated in 2013, Villa Margherita offers a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and coffee in a common area. If you drive, self parking is EUR 25.00 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 35.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with luggage storage and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a computer station, express check-in, and express check-out.
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60% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 131 reviews