Fodor's Expert Review Cocumella

Via Cocumella 7, Sant'Agnello, Campania, 80065, Italy

In a clifftop garden overlooking the Bay of Naples, the Cocumella occupies a Baroque monastery, complete with frescoed ceilings, antique reliquaries, and a marble cloister; the lobby and grand suites (with stone fireplaces, Empire-style bureaus, and marble-clad bathrooms) have Italian-Victorian grace, but even the smaller rooms have their 19th-century charms. Added amenities include a vast pool, a beauty-spa and exercise room, a 90-foot-long 19th-century yacht for daily excursions on the bay, and even summer-night chamber-music recitals in the monastery's former church. Although its luster has faded a bit, many conoscenti adore this hotel, once one of the most aristocratic in Italy.

PROS

  • quiet location
  • elegant and romantic
  • verdant gardens
  • superb pool

CONS

  • far from off-site restaurants
  • car a necessity
  • many rooms and areas of hotel need renovation
  • breakfast options are limited

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Near the beach
Classic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 081-8782933

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Mar., Breakfast

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