Small hidden gem in Naples
Situated right on the main square when leaving the central station of Naples, this B&B hotel is the ideal place when you want to visit the town or have an overnight stay to travel onwards. The main metro lines into town and the trains to Pompei, the Vesuvius or the Amalfi coast, are all just across the square. It is situated on the 4th floor in a large building, with other similar small hotels and B&B's. Re Diego offers an easy self-check-in by following the instructions they send via Whatsapp, so you can arrive whenever you wish. The rooms, with sliding doors, are not the largest, but they are clean, airy and quite noise-proof. Our room overlooked the square and the station, with a view as far as the Vesuvius. The air-conditioning worked efficiently, which wasn't a luxury as despite traveling in October, the weather was still quite hot. The breakfast is on a pre-order basis: the evening before you make your selection and the next morning, it is served - by a very friendly staff - in your room. This system works like a charm, and it avoids the typical food waste from a buffet-style breakfast. One area of caution: the bathroom floor is about 10cm above the room floor, so be careful when stepping out as you might misstep and fall between the shower and the bed! Just like most neighbourhoods around a central station in large cities, the square is not the finest place to hang out. It seems a bit dodgy at night, but because the hotel is not situated in some dark alley, there shouldn't be any issues. Just take the normal precautions with your luggage, wallet and telephone - something that counts for all of Naples. And one last point: don't forget to close the inside doors of the elevator or it is blocked for anyone else to use. Nobody really likes to climb three flights of stairs with heavy luggage!