Saturday, 28 November 2015

Where we stayed - Naples, Capri & the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Our recent trip to Italy wasn't quite as 'budget' as some of our other travels. We paid somewhere between £70 (US$105) and £100 (US$150) a night for accommodation for the two of us, which for Western Europe ain't bad for what we got! 

Here's where we stayed:

Following a recommendation by Anglo Italian, we chose Hotel Micalò for our stay in Naples. From the outside, the 17th century building that houses this boutique hotel looks tired and not particularly appealing.

However, inside is an oasis of calm, filled with quirky artwork and a warm welcome from the owner, who gave us a great overview of the city and its main attractions. 

The bedrooms are well set out, with the ensuite bathroom situated on a mezzanine and reached by steps to the side of the bed.

The location was OK, but not particularly central. However, it was pretty easy to get a metro into the old town and its a pleasant walk along the seafront to the Castel dell'Ovo. 

Our only real complaint? We were leaving (a tiny bit) early on our last day and weren't offered any breakfast before we headed off, so we did leave a bit hungry!

I found a good deal in Capri on We paid £70 for our one night at the Hotel Weber Ambassador. 

It was in a beautiful location in Marina Piccolo overlooking the south coast of the island and the famous Faraglioni rocks. The shuttle bus back and forth to Capri town was also a very good service.

We had to pay extra for breakfast and extra for the (very short) shuttle ride to the port, which was a little irritating and the hotel didn't have masses of character, but it certainly did the job. Just look at that view!

In Positano, we opted for an Air BnB apartment that was only a very short walk from the main bit of town. As with anywhere on the Amalfi coast, we had to walk up to get there, but it was only a 'little' up!

It was a lovely apartment, although we were enjoying the local food so much that we didn't really make the most of having a kitchen and the rest of the space. 

The view from the balcony
Our hosts were very friendly, meeting us off the boat from Capri and pointing out the things to see and do. We'd go there again, if back in Positano.

The lounge
We paid £264 for three nights. 

Micalo, Riviera di Chiaia, 88 - 80122 Naples Tel. +39 081 7617131
Hotel Weber Ambassador, Via Marina Piccola, 80073 Tel. +39 081 8370141
Casa Simona: 

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  1. I'm glad to hear you liked your stay in Naples, what did you think about the city itself? Did you enjoy it?

  2. We really liked it. We didn't spend as much time there as we'd like though... so really want to go back from some more exploring. Here's our experience: