We only spent one night at the 5-star Romeo Hotel. But that was time enough to notice that during a 24-hour visit, you don’t really need to leave the hotel. Check out our full review:
As mentioned, Romeo Hotel has a great location, facing the Port of Naples and close to Castel Nuovo. Designed by the famous Japanese architect Kenzo Tange & Associates, the hotel is both very stylish and very luxurious. All around.
The rooms are spacious, stylish and airy, the last part helped by large panorama windows out towards the bay. The beds are super comfy and equipped with pillow on pillow on pillow on...
Inside the rooms you find all the things you need: Nespresso coffee machine, free water, bathrobe & slippers, waterfall shower, lounge chair and work space desk. Among other things. Stylish and comfy at the same time.
On the bottom floor of the hotel you find Romeo Wellness, which holds both a luxury SPA and gym. The SPA includes treatment rooms, emotional showers, three different Jacuzzis, Finnish and infrared sauna, steam bath and more.
While we unfortunately did not have time to try the SPA, we did have a session at the large and well equipped gym. Filled with mirrors all around, it feels even bigger than it is.
So, a great hotel all around. But the very best things about Romeo Hotel are found up top!
On the 9th floor there is a very cool rooftop pool and terrace. Actually both on the 9th and 10th floor, as there is also an upper solarium, overlooking the pool.
While the rooftop pool is not huge (hard to get any extra swim-training), it’s still great. In the pool are chaise longues for water-chillin. And a push on the button gives Jacuzzi-bubbles and pure relaxation.
Surrounded with very comfy sun beds, greenery and an amazing view over the Bay of Naples (including Mount Vesuvius and Capri), this is an urban oasis perfect for spending hours and hours. As we did.
First a long afternoon-session, when the terrace was covered with shadow and the rooftop pool heated to quite high degrees. As the afternoon turned into evening and the lounge chairs where just to comfy to leave, we could watch the large cruise ships leave the port for new destinations.
During the morning session the day after, the terrace was instead bathing in sun and the rooftop pool set to a much more suitable and refreshing temperature. Sitting in the pool, sun in face and jet-set bubbles in the back is a morning routine we could get used to.
On the top floors of Romeo Hotel are also two rooftop restaurants. The 9th floor Beluga Bistrot & Terrace is a bit more casual restaurant and bar, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One floor above is the gourmet fine dining Il Comandante, the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant.
Il Comandante is only open for dinner, and not all nights of the week, so we only got the chance to try Beluga Bistrot & Terrace.
Set adjacent to the rooftop pool terrace, Beluga offers the same amazing views over the Bay of Naples. Seating comes both inside and on the more “al fresco” terrace, equipped with retractable walls and roof that are open / closed depending on weather.
We had both a long lunch and a fine dinner on the terrace. The menu is bistro-style, with influences from both the Mediterranean and Naples. And it's not huge, so during two sessions we got to try most of the dishes.
All well-made, and served in a kind of casual-fine-dining style, some favourites where: 'Aircured beef “Malenca” with capers flowers', 'Aubergine Parmigiana', 'Spaghetti with tomato sauce and fresh basil', and the 'Lamb Chops', which where a special for the day.
Great service all around and a calm atmosphere, perfect for both long lunches in the sun or a more romantic dinner. While the rooftop pool is only for in-house guest, the restaurant and terrace is available to all.
The Beluga Bistrot & Terrace is also where the fantastic hotel breakfast is served. A large and fresh buffet with just about everything you need. If you want, you can also visit for á la carte breakfast and order single items from the menu.
The stylish and luxurious Romeo Hotel offers a fantastic stay in Naples, with all one can ask for. Great location (both for exploring the city and/or taking a ferry out to the islands), spacious and comfy rooms and a wide array of amenities: rooftop pool, SPA and several rooftop restaurants.
The rooftop restaurants are also worth a visit for themselves if you are in Naples. Arriving with one of the cruise ships? Then it is a great option for a lunch with views, or maybe squeeze in a dinner before the boat leaves.
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo 45, Port of Naples, 80133 Naples
• Great location
• Relaxing rooftop pool
• Two rooftop restaurants
• Modern & stylish
• Lovely breakfast
• Great amenities
- Co-founder, Creative & rooftop expert at The Rooftop Guide