Grand Hotel Parkers
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, Neapolitan pastries in the room upon arrival, and a 15 percent discount on food at George's restaurant
- Hillside setting with stunning views of the Bay of Naples
- All rooms feature a balcony
- Classic grande dame interiors with chandeliers, antiques and sculptures
What To Know
- It's a 10-minute metro ride to the city center; the closest station is Amadeo
- The restaurant wine cellar stocks more than 150 labels
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of approximately $5 (€5) per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Elegant 19th-century grande dame with an impressive wine cellar and a rooftop restaurant overlooking the Bay of Naples
Built in 1870, the Grand Hotel Parker’s is an elegant grande dame with fantastic views of the Bay of Naples from its elevated position in the city’s posh Corso Vittorio Emanuele neighborhood. The classic Italian interiors showcase chandeliers, antiques and sculptures, and the 82 guestrooms feature oak parquet floors and marble bathrooms. Book an Executive Room for a sitting room and free soft drinks. All rooms come with a balcony overlooking the hillside, the courtyard or the sea. The hotel is designed for luxe lounging: There’s a library with more than 700 books (some of which date from the 19th century), a cigar bar that also serves rum and chocolate, and a rooftop restaurant for fancy fine dining and wining (the cellar stocks more than 150 labels). Head to the spa for a massage or an ayurvedic treatment, a spell in the sauna or a workout in the air-conditioned gym.
In the Area
Take one of the city’s funicular trains up the hill of Vómero — they’re easy to use and more fun than negotiating the city’s steep streets on foot. There’s a range of world class museums in Naples, including the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which houses one of the planet’s most stunning archaeological collections. Sample Neapolitan dishes from authentic 17th-century recipes at La Cantina del Sole, in the Spaccanapoli district. Hydrofoils and ferries provide bay tours and daytrips to the nearby islands of Capri, Procida and Ischia.
How to Get There
I am going to sound like an ungrateful jerk, but even after being upgraded to the Presidential Suite, I still didn't like this hotel.
The staff clearly takes pride in this grande dame's history and reputation. They are the stars of this show while the hotel just looks tired and in desperate need of renovation. The bellmen, concierge, waiters, and desk staff were all fine individuals who took good care of us, but even they couldn't overcome the hotel's faults.
Being upgraded to the Presidential Suite is normally an unexpected delight and we were delighted until we stepped foot into the large, graceless chamber. With furnishings and decor that would feel at home in the 1960s, we would have preferred to be downgraded but we were afraid things would actually be worse. The couches and chairs were threadbare, the wood flooring looked worn and needed to be resealed, and the bed was as hard as a rock. Despite its size and the dual balconies overlooking the Bay of Naples, this was a deeply uncomfortable room. After three nights, we were grateful to leave for a smaller, more tasteful room with a more comfortable bed in another city.
The reason this isn't a 2-star review is the service (+1 star) and the breakfast (+1 more star). The quality, amount, and variety of food at the breakfast was remarkable. Germans, Italians, Americans, French, and Chinese tourists were all happy with it - which is saying something.
TIP: If you go, ask if there are any updated rooms. The second floor hallway appeared much more modern than our fourth floor, indicating that some renovations were underway.
I travel the world extensively as my previous reviews attest. This is an old hotel which is tired. We were staying here for 4 nights and my heart sank when we were shown to our said luxury room with sea view (214). I immediately upgraded us to a suite as I had already booked through Love Holidays and paid in full. I was charged Euro 50 extra per
Night plus) I feel this hotel is very overpriced and does not compare well with other 5 star hotels I have stayed in Italy .....Rome, Florence and Venice.
The staff are very polite and helpful, the beds are comfortable. The food is ok but way too expensive. The location is approximately 10 -15euros each way taxi ride to the centre of Naples.which adds to the costs of the stay .There is no spa (under refurbishment for the last3 years!)which I wish I had known at the time of booking. No pool.
There are pluses and minuses with this hotel. The breakfast room is peaceful and has very good panoramic views. My suite was a duplex with a very tired bathroom, and the decoration needed much attention. I got the impression that the staff were waiting for the day that the hotel could be refurbished to allow them also to feel proud & confidant in dealing & interacting with customers.
On the television front, if you count CNN& BBC world service news just two channels in English which was disappointing. No easy films to watch when you return after sightseeing. Is this really the mark of 5star?
My overall impression of this hotel is a 6/10 and never a 5 star hotel. It really needs a major refurbishment. Even in a suite the bathroom was dated and unattractive. The plumbing and electrics are overdue a serious upgrade.
Would I return? Definitely not for the rates charged. At just under £400 per night it is well overpriced in its current condition. Caveat emptor.
On the top of hill a nice very old hotel.Views of Naples were very nice but a lot of walking and stairs to the centre town.Rooms were big and nice but need to spend some money to upgrade.Good service and all the staff was very helpful.Was very difficult to find good choices in Vegetarian Meals in their restaurant so had to go out.