A few meters from Via Partenope, the most beautiful stretch of Neapolitan waterfront between Borgo Marinari and Via Santa Lucia, Castel dell'Ovo and Piazza del Plebiscito, the Hotel Rex has a privileged location amongst the hotels in this area of the historic center, close to important museums and monuments, animated by inviting cafés, restaurants and popular nightspots, conveniently served by public transport. Along the beautiful Via Caracciolo, a scenic road that rises up to Mergellina and the Posillipo Hill, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Bay of Naples. The legendary Castel dell'Ovo, an ancient fortress dominating the Megaride islet, is just a few minutes walk from the hotel, adding much character to this magnificent stretch that hugs the Bay of Naples.
In the area surrounding Hotel Rex, one can feel the vitality, elegance, folk traditions, art and history that make Naples so worthy of being known. We are located in Santa Lucia, an ancient fishermen's district, which, between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, turned into an elite tourist area with restaurants, pizzerias and typical Osterias, ideal for a romantic stroll.
Just outside the walls, on the island of Megaride, the picturesque tourist marina of Borgo Marinari is home to the ancient docks of the yacht club and private boats, all in the splendid frame of historic cafés, where you can enjoy the irresistible coffee, the true Neapolitan pizza and delicious fish specialties. In the background, the Fontana dell'Immacolatella, a seventeenth-century gem of sculpture, completes one of the most beautiful areas in Naples.
From the hotel, you can reach the spectacular Piazza del Plebiscito in no time at all. The Piazza is formed on one side by the beautiful colonnade of the Basilica di San Francesco da Paola, inspired by the Pantheon, and on the other side by the Palazzo Reale, the stately home of the dynastic Kingdom of Naples from 1600 to 1900; the Austrian and Spanish viceroys, the Bourbons and finally the Savoy, transformed it into a beautiful house, which today may be visited through the museum of the same name.
Following the building, along Via Ammiraglio Acton, another monumental work awaits: the Maschio Angioino with its strong towers, between which is a precious door of white Istrian stone, the pearl of the Italian Renaissance.
From here on there is a succession of gardens, monuments, churches, streets and buildings in a collection of art, history, and all things Neapolitan, like the prestigious Teatro San Carlo, the Piazza Trento e Trieste with the historic Caffè Gambrinus, as well as the noble gathering places of Naples, from Galleria Umberto I up to Via Toledo, one of the oldest pedestrian streets, running between noble buildings, boutiques, cafés and many other attractions of the good life in Naples.
From the highway, take the tangenziale (bypass road) and follow the signs for "Uscita Fuorigrotta". After the toll, stay to the left and follow the main flow to the Campi Flegrei station. Turn left and continue straight for about 1 km, cross the Piedigrotta Tunnel and at the second traffic light turn left: you will find yourself along the Naples waterfront. Continue along the waterfront for about 2 km and once passed the Castel dell'Ovo, turn left at the second intersection onto Via Palepoli. The Hotel Rex is located at No. 12.
From Naples Capodichino airport, take the Alibus shuttle bus and get off at the end of the line at Piazza Municipio. Take the C24 bus and get off at the second stop in Via Santa Lucia. Alternatively, take a taxi directly from the airport and ask for the application of a flat fee of € 23.00
From the Beverello dock, where the main shipping lines run, Hotel Rex can be reached after a 10 minute walk along the left side of the promenade, or take the C24 bus and get off at the second stop in Via Santa Lucia. Alternatively, take a taxi directly from the port and ask for the flat fee of € 9.00
From the main train station in Piazza Garibaldi, take the 152 bus and get off at the second stop in Via Santa Lucia. Alternatively, take a taxi directly from the station and request the application of a flat fee of € 13.00