Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Excelsior

Via Partenope 48, Naples, Campania, 80121, Italy

Maharajahs, emperors, and Hollywood legends have stayed at this grand-tradition outpost that opened in 1909. The exterior, with the hotel's name magnificently picked out in Pompeian red, is awash in elegant detail, and the interior is a symphony of soaring columns, gilded French doors, and Venetian chandeliers. These days the hotel caters to corporate chiefs, and its ballrooms host company meetings. Discreet but attentive service is the goal here—if you want to hire a yacht, the concierge will oblige. After a day of sightseeing, repair to the peaceful rooftop bar and restaurant, with its sweeping bay views.

PROS

  • delicious breakfasts
  • great views from breakfast room and rooftop terrace
  • spacious rooms

CONS

  • decor seems dated
  • pretty pricey for Naples
  • not all rooms have sea views

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticViews
Sophisticated
Near the beach
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 081-7640111

HOTEL DETAILS

122 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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