|Subject: Re: Travel costs|
No, we stayed in the Hotel Domitiana which is out of the centre. However, the costs were modest because it was included with our flight with Alitaliatours (Alitalia's holiday company).
We paid $899 Cdn. ($599 USD) for roundtrip economy class air travel to Naples, 5 nights accommodation, continental breakfast daily, hotel service charges and VAT tax. It was the same price to Rome or Florence. This price was in effect for departures up until March 10th. It goes up $100 USD ($150CDN) until the end of March, then up again....
You can add extra nights at the same hotel (Citypak prices - we added 1 night) or at any hotel or location of your choice - not necessary to stay at their hotels. You can fly into Naples and out of somewhere else. A very good deal.
This has been a standard offering from them for the last year or so.
About the hotel - it was newly renovated with mini-bar and safe in the room. Friendly service. Good breakfast with cereal, yogurt, plenty of coffee, rolls, etc. We changed rooms to a higher floor on the side because we found our first night that I was bothered by street noise. We felt safe in walking around 10 pm or so from Campi Flegrei Metro station which was further away but didn't require us to go down a dark alley.
Downside of the hotel: Although there is plentiful public transit (Cumana line suburban train station Edenlandia right there, Cavalleggeri D'Aosta Metro stop ten minutes walk, bus stop in front of the hotel), transit ends relatively early compared to the time restaurants open for dinner. Some of the more interesting restaurants in the historic quarter were not near the Metro (they are building new stations).
Because of the transit, it didn't seem worthwhile to go back to the room for a nap. Last, there weren't that many restaurants nearby. However, thanks to Ziners Catherine and Alan, we found one very good restaurant.
Higher priced more central hotels are available with the package. However, we spoke to a couple from the Toronto area who said that the area around their hotel was a little scary late at night. I think they were at the New Europe.
If you wanted a hotel with the package in a good location, the Jolly Ambassador near Piazza Reale would be a good choice.
Download pdf: http://www.italiatourusa.com/intermezzo/index.asp
If any Ziner decides to take advantage of this offer now or next year and stays at the Domitiana (the lowest priced option this year), I would have other restaurant suggestions now that I have been there. I see that I had some notes I didn't take with me that would have been useful. Sigh!
Frances Toronto, Canada