Hotel Paradiso is located on a hill, at the harbour of Mergelina. It's quite a walk to the harbours and even further to the metro and the inner city. Back up is really hard work, but OK. There's a cable-lift (Funicolare) and that costs 1 euro per ride, the ticket can be combined with other public transport. Down in the harbour there are nice restaurants, bars and some very good ice-cream. The hotel is located in a residential area but has a magnificent view of the bay, from the restaurant as well, and also from your room if you take bay view. In short: fine hotel, nice view, but don't go here if you want restaurants/bars nearby, or don't like to walk quite a bit.