Need To Know
83, including 13 suites and 10 junior suites.
12 noon, but flexible on request (subject to availability and a charge). Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Double rooms from $339.15 (€245), excluding tax at 10 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €5.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates include a daily buffet breakfast.
Cigar aficionados will appreciate the striking glass-walled Cigar Room. The main attraction (aside from the Davidoff humidors full of top-drawer cigars) is a Francesco Clemente painting created especially for the hotel.
At the hotel
Spa, gym, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, flatscreen TV, Jacob Jensen and Bang & Olufsen telephones, the hotel’s own bath products.
Our favourite rooms
All rooms are outfitted with Caprai fabrics, Don’do by Poltrona Frau chairs and locally made Tramontano leather goods, and many look out over the bay. For the best views, go for the Studio Corners: you’ll get the Amalfi Coast and Capri on your right as well as Vesuvius and the ships in the docks to the left. The Japanese Garden Suite has its own tranquil garden (and two bedrooms) as well as Oriental interiors: a grand kimono dominates one wall. The Wellness Suites are definitely not for gym-dodgers: each has its own mini gym with exercise bike and weights, and the decor wouldn’t look out of place in the pages of Men’s Health (think leather rugs).
The small unheated pool on the ninth floor makes the most of the hotel’s urban coastal location: bathers can simultaneously oversee the dockworkers unloading crates at the port and gaze at distant Vesuvius or Capri. It’s outside on a terrace right next to the restaurant and bar, so grab a cocktail to sip while you lounge.
Art, design and antiques buffs will want a notebook, camera or sketch pad to hand to record their favourite pieces from Mr Romeo’s collection. We loved the Edo-period Japanese armour in the sushi bar and the early 18th-century wooden model of Naples in the lobby.
The glossy Dogana del Sale spa has a salt room, five treatment rooms, three Jacuzzis and two saunas (entrance to the spa costs €20 to guests). Golfers missing their greens find comfort in the virtual golf room, and there’s also a gym.
Welcome. The Kids Garden playroom has a doll’s house and rocking horse. Babysitting is available at €25 an hour and a free crèche can be used 10am–8pm. However, the amount of expensive art on display might discourage all but the bravest parents.