With its bright shops and bars, spiffy, pedestrian-only Via Chiaia may be the city’s friendliest address, and this warmly decorated inn that ranges across two floors of an old nobleman’s residence does the location justice. Some smaller rooms face interior courtyards and have snug, shower-only bathrooms, while many of the larger ones on the street side (with double panes to keep the noise down) have large bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Decor throughout is sufficiently traditional and regal to suggest the palazzo’s aristocratic provenance, and services are more wholesome than they were when the place was an upscale brothel. Pastries and snacks are laid out in the sitting room in the afternoon and evening, the buffet breakfast is generous, and the staff is good at recommending restaurants and providing directions.
- Frommer's Staff