This glorious view can also be enjoyed from the rooms, the restaurant, sun terraces and the pool! This 16th Century monastery now converted into a hotel is steeped in history and is full of atmosphere and elegance. The centre of Naples with the shopping area are literally at your feet about 500 metres away.
Hotel San Francesco al Monte has a unique position in Naples nicer residential area of Vomero, located beyond the metropolis. Barbanti - the monks at this former convent had the foresight to ensure that the building plan took into account the fact that you could not build in front of the monastery. If you do not want to go to the centre, you will find a supermarket and eateries within approx. 400 metres in Vomero. Parking can be found in a multi-storey approx. 500 metres away, in agreement with the hotel. It is recommended to arrive by public transport, which is easy and convenient from both the airport and Central Station.
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You can dine either inside or outside in the hotel restaurant when the weather permits. Breakfast is served (buffet style) here overlooking the city and the sea - and in the evening, they change the scenario completely to create a romantic atmosphere overlooking a river of lights stretching through the centre of Naples down to the sea. The kitchen serves mostly local dishes based of both meat and fish. The restaurant is located on the 5th floor and is open to both hotel guests and non guests almost every day for lunch and dinner. There are also two elevators at the hotel and a fine system of passageways and an inviting lounge.
Up on the 7th floor is the hotel pool that is not very big but big enough to take a cooling dip and enjoy a bit of sunbathing. There is also a cave with a jacuzzi in the extension of the pool. Here you will also find many small private corners, huge sun terraces with sun beds, a shower and toilet - everything that you could need for a relaxing holiday.
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Regardless of if you lie in your bed or stand in the bath, you can see Vesuvius and the Gulf of Naples and from the hotels roof terrace the view is the same. It is the same from the hotels lovely restaurant, where we got delicious food and good service.
The reception were very helpful and accommodating.
Exciting hotel, old monastery.