Understandably, the room was nothing special or exceptional but I was not expecting anything exceptional for $100 USD a night. However, the website states that it is a four star hotel – it is so far f... more
Understandably, the room was nothing special or exceptional but I was not expecting anything exceptional for $100 USD a night. However, the website states that it is a four star hotel – it is so far from a one star hotel, it is shocking. The room looked like a hospital room with horrible neon lighting. It also was in a horrible location - basically in the slums of Naples - so many homeless people, drug dealers and prostitutes all over the area... but that isn't the worst part.
The entire hotel is INFESTED with mosquitoes. So much so, that they are in the elevators, the hallways, the lobby and the rooms. After checking in later in the evening and heading to dinner before settling in for the night, we only had a few hours to sleep before getting an early morning flight out of Naples. When we retired to our room, we started getting ready for bed. That is when we discovered the extent of the mosquito problem – they were all over the walls, the ceilings, the curtains. I counted over 3 dozen mosquitoes in our room that evening, and several more in the bathroom.
When I called down to the front desk to ask to be moved to a different room, I was told that the hotel is fully booked (which I found hard to believe) and was told that “even if there was another room available, there are mosquitos all over the hotel”. She said she would send up some mosquito spray for us shortly – which never happened despite two further calls. We were up all night swatting at mosquitos buzzing around our head and trying to stay under the blankets in a room where the a/c was barely functioning (and impossible to adjust). I eventually got up a couple hours later to find dead mosquitos around my head from the hours of swatting in the dark, along with at least 14 bites on my arms, face, shoulders and even my eyelid!
This is beyond a simple inconvenience and is a health concern. Absolutely unacceptable for this hotel to be open and operating AND charging people money. Both my partner and myself were unable to sleep that night and both suffered extensive mosquito bites. When we finally left the hotel, we asked reception to call us a cab to the airport. The cab driver picked us up, meter running and then charged us double on our credit card without even telling us... so much for the hotel ensuring a reputable cab company for its customers. less