HOTEL MICALÒ - Naples, Italy
Hotel Micalò is the perfect example for a private, small and personal serviced guesthouse. This exclusive boutique gem occupies the second floor of an aristocratic town house which dates back to the 17th century. The originally designed rooms have contemporary art in them as the stunning communal area known as the Art Bar showcases a unique collection of these works of art as well. With cutting-edge design and technology, this hip joint provides inspiration for the most diverse of artists. Hi-tech, comfy and a great venue for a coffee as you enjoy great views of the sea and the island of Capri from the Art Bar.
WHO ARE THEY?
This seriously stylish boutique guesthouse in downtown Naples has been built up from Expat Brit Michelle Lowe. She has worked with an Italian architect to maximise space in this traditional palazzo. The guesthouse is serenaded with pale stones and natural wood hues creating a rather unique style. The recepcionist are lovely as they will cater to your every needs and are great guides themselves as they know the best places to eat, drink and visit in the city.
WHAT DO YOU GET?
Micalò's duplex bedrooms are all stylishly furnished with sleek and functional designer furniture. Plasma satellite televisions and Wi-Fi are standard features in all the rooms. An iPod docking station can be requested at the 24-reception desk. You can also treat yourself to selection of massages upon request should you be in need after a long day of exploring Naples and it's neighbouring areas. Part gallery, part café, the hotel's Art Bar provides a stylish exhibition space for works by both emerging and established Neapolitan artists as well as a great venue for a coffee, light lunch or snack.
This 9 bedroom gem consists of; 2 double supreme (sea view rooms), 1 double/triple studio (family suite), 5 doubles (1 twin/4 matrimonial) and 1 single/small double room. The rooms aren't idea for those that aren't good with stairs as they are split in a quirky manner, with a mezzanine area featuring the bathroom and the bedroom downstairs. We think the awkward handrail that leads you upstairs, to where even some bathrooms are completely exposed - is all very much a part of the charm. Cream Trani limestone from Puglia is a consistent feature, as is the vibrant artwork made by locals and adds a wonderful not too perfect edge to the hotel in general. by A taxi rank is across the street, the Mergellina port is 7 minutes away by cab.
- Babysitter service upon request
- Disabled facilities
- WiFi high-speed internet
- Breakfast buffet
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary luggage storage upon request
- Safety deposit box
- Laundry service
- Plasma satellite TV
- Snack Bar
Rate - Start from 140 euros p/n for a deluxe room
Location - in the privileged street of Riviera di Chiaia, 10 minutes walking from the beach and 15 from the upbeat shopping district.
Suitable for - solo travellers, couples and millennials
Tip -If you had much rather get a taxi anywhere to the city, ask the reception desk to book for you as they will facilitate a fixed rate.
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