Among the many facets of histrionic Naples is certainly its impeccable elegance. This is most visible in the art and architecture dotted across the city, which includes three castles and a plethora of frescoed baroque domes. What’s more, two royal palaces testify to the city’s past as a Bourbon capital. Naples’ high-end hotels reflect its aristocratic vein, offering an exclusive experience echoed by the rumbles of narrow lanes, passionate food and artisan workshops.
If you’re planning to enjoy the most refined traits of Naples while fully immersing in its rich culture, here is our selection of luxury and boutique hotels located in the city centre.
From €70/ night
Housed in an 18th-century palace, Artemisia Domus matches the exclusivity of a private SPA with the warm intimacy of boutique hotels. Its spacious rooms are elegant and refined, while the suites come with private sauna and jacuzzi. They look out on the cloister of Santa Chiara and other charming corners of historic Naples, boasting an excellent location surrounded by many of the city’s attractions. Original frescoes, flooring and exposed beams add to a distinctively luxurious feel, and so does the attention to detail found throughout the hotel.
From €67/ night
Part of a modern albergo diffuso (scattered hotel), The Duomo House is located in one of Naples’ most romantic streets. It offers a trendy ambience where vintage materials meet an industrial style, with private balconies overlooking the cathedral from each room. The other HouseInNaples accommodations include The Bellini House, The Foria House and The Dante House, all of which are located in the city centre. An excellent option to enjoy a homely atmosphere as well as the comforts of traditional hotels.
From €92/ night
This historic palace was erected in 1584, on the site of a previous castle belonged to the Caracciolo family. Announced by an austere facade, the complex hosts 146 rooms circled around a pretty courtyard, the options ranging from superior and deluxe to sumptuous 70 sqm suites. The ambience throughout the hotel is sober and refined, resulting from the encounter between centuries-old history and modern hospitality. Two in-house restaurants bring a creative twist to the traditional local cuisine, while the nearby attractions include the National Archaeological Museum and the MADRE Contemporary Museum.
From €104/ night
Overlooking the central Piazza Municipio, La Ciliegina is located only steps away from the main port of Naples. The surrounding views can be enjoyed from the rooftop terrace, fitted with sunbeds and jacuzzi. The rooms feature a modern and elegant Mediterranean style, with bright colours enhanced by handmade furniture and prime materials. San Carlo theatre, Piazza Plebiscito and the Maschio Angioino castle are some of the attractions located in the immediate proximity of the hotel.
From €128/ night
Surrounded by the many attractions of Naples’ historic centre, Palazzo Decumani is housed in an early 20th-century palace renovated to a contemporary style. The rooms range from classic to junior suite, all of which come with parquet flooring, superior fabrics and modern technology. The American Bar is open every day from aperitivo time, and each booking includes a welcome drink. A balanced mix of tradition and innovation, Palazzo Decumani is a good option to enjoy the warm local hospitality in a stylish and refined atmosphere.