For those seeking a picture-perfect Italian escape without the attendant price tag, Naples is hard to beat. You’ll find enticing – ludicrously affordable – bars and great-value street eats, which just so happens to include the best pizza on the planet, while gazing out to sea reveals some of the most incredible views in the Med. But how to do it all in proper Neapolitan style? We’ve picked out four of the best – and best priced – stays in the city. So do your bank account a favour and read on.
The one for holistic healing
If you’ve got your heart set on some post-lockdown pampering, turn your attention to the luxurious confines of the Villa Elisio Hotel & Spa. Set inside a beautifully restored 18th-century villa in the heart of the city’s old town, the property is offering an overnight stay in an elegant double room, with exclusive access to the couples' private spa, complete with jacuzzi, sauna and a bottle of prosecco starting from €145 (£123) per couple. Meanwhile, non-staying guests can get in on the action too, with exclusive use of the spa for up to three hours for only €70 (£60) per couple.
The one for Insta-worthy views
Send your followers into FOMO overdrive by checking in to the resplendent Partenope Relais hotel, where for just €85 (£72) per person you can wake up to views of the Bay of Naples and the imperious Mount Vesuvius from your own ocean-facing room. That’s not all. The seafront property is also offering a three-course dinner and breakfast, both of which are served right to your door, and with the regal Villa Comunale park just a stone’s throw away, the Insta-envy on your timeline will be truly endless.
The one for action-packed weekends
Stylish, centrally located and with a breakfast buffet so lavish it’ll fuel you until supper, the Golden Hotel is a fab option for weekend warriors. Make this cosy boutique your base for a cultural city break for just €60 (£50) per night and enjoy an overnight stay in a double room with a full American breakfast and a bottle of prosecco on arrival. Go even bigger by treating yourself to all of the above with an added three-course meal for just €60 (£50) per person.
The one for countryside escapes
With all its history and rural beauty, you might find that a weekend just isn’t long enough to properly absorb everything this southern Italian gem has to offer. It’s good news, then, that the Eracle Hotel, a sophisticated outpost on the edge of the city, is offering 25 percent off stays of six nights or more, as well as free breakfast and parking. That means you can dip your toes along the Amalfi Coast or take a day trip to the ancient ruins of Pompeii with plenty left in the budget for all that fresh pasta.