What We Love
- A stay in Italy's lovely seaside city of Naples, with breakfast and a welcome drinkStaying in a hotel full of sleek design touches and contemporary furnishings
- Grabbing a drink at the hotel's chic bar before turning in for the night
- Strolling by the harbor and taking in the majestic views of the Gulf of Naples
What To Know
- It's a 15-minute drive from the city center
- Breakfast is an tasty selection of pastries and treats
- Located near a train line, so light sleepers may want to bring earplugs
A sleek and modern hotel just outside Naples' city center, with chic, elegant guest rooms and a cozy bar
How to Get There
Excellent hotel in a nice area. The breakfast buffet was the most varied we have experienced and everything was really delicious. The service was courteous and professional. The room was OK: clean and comfortable.
Exactly perfect for a city break. Quite a long way out, but it's only 100m from nearest station (edenlandia) for 1.30 each to the city on the cumana line. The only problem is wrestling with Italian public transport. Pretty decent Chinese restaurant just along the road. Breakfast is great. Room clean. Would have been 5star but the shower was only half working.
We’ve stayed at JFK BW Hotel during New year vacation for a few days. Hotel offers really great price/ quality balance and the only minus was that it is not close to the city center (however, it takes only 13-15 euro and 10 minutes to get from hotel to the Naples city center by taxi). The rest was fine: large room with its own sauna and jacuzzi, Luna park in just 2 minutes, breakfast, WiFi, stuff, etc. We have really enjoyed the time we’ve spent there!
I have just returned from an 8 day holiday in Naples, Italy, where I stayed in the Best Western JFK hotel on the outskirts of the city. This is my honest, fair and balanced review of the hotel. Whereas there were a number of redeeming features at the hotel, the rooms were clean, quiet and well appointed and there was a good breakfast, there were other aspects of the hotel that sadly marred the beginning of my holiday.
The name and cover pictures of this hotel suggest a rather glamorous place to stay. In reality the hotel is a long way out of Naples and in a rough part of the city, sandwiched between a gas station and railway tracks. Please see my picture! There is a lot of litter and graffiti in Naples and this area is no exception. There is however a wonderful zoo right opposite the hotel, but strangely the hotel never recommended this jewel right on their doorstep. I therefore assumed it was closed, but thankfully I visited the zoo on my last day and it was the highlight of my holiday in Naples!
When I arrived at the hotel I unpacked my case but later discovered that the TV in my room did not work. As I was staying over Christmas and am a solo traveller, I wanted to watch some TV as the hotel advertises that it has English speaking channels in the rooms. I contacted reception and they tried to fix my TV but were unable to do so. They said that I would have to pack up and change my room which I was reluctant to do because I had already unpacked my suitcase. I felt that it was THEIR responsibility to check the facilities in the rooms before the guests arrive! So for the first 2 nights I was unable to watch TV.
The next more serious problem I encountered was that the thermostat in the room did not control my room temperature. I woke up in the middle of the night sweating as the temperature had climbed to 25C even though I had set the thermostat to about 15C (Please see my picture). I called reception but they had some difficulty speaking English and I did not speak Italian. This happened for the first 3 nights in a row. I had to get dressed in the middle of the night, go down to reception and plead with them to reduce the temperature in my room. The hotel receptionist told me to open my windows to reduce the temperature despite there being no screens on the windows and a busy road outside. They told me that the room temperature was controlled by the reception not by the guests in their room! Weird!
I also discovered a live cockroach on my bed in my room on my 2nd day which I killed and flushed down the the toilet. Whereas I understand that this was a Mediterranean country, I did not expect to see a cockroach in my room.
I asked my booking company to complain on my behalf in view of the poor service that I received at the beginning of my holiday which they did. For compensation the hotel offered me the snacks and fizzy drinks in the minibar (cool cabinet) in my room that I had been using. I had assumed that these were complimentary as there was no notification anywhere to the contrary.
I am therefore not able to recommend this hotel. Please note that I was a guest at the hotel and not an employee or a friend of an employee and this is an independent truthful review.
The room was clean and a good size. The bathroom was large. The only problem was the Christmas lights on the outside of the building shone through the bathroom window all night The breakfast had a very good selection.