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 booked this hotel for 2 nights before and after our trip to Capri. We used it as a base to explore Naples and visit Pompei and Vesuvius. We did not realise how lovely it would be.
The George restaurant was the best meal of our holiday.
The rooms are beautifully renovated ( we stayed on 2 different floors and both equally lovely).
Although we loved Capri, we were both pleased to come back to this hotel for a good night’s sleep- the beds are so comfortable.
The reception staff and the concierge were excellent- so helpful during our stay. Thank you.
We would not hesitate to come back.
Average hotel, but not really 5 star, as it is advertised.
All features worked, but view was very poor, basically all we could see was the external fire escape! But to get a good view would cost far more than it is worth, as even the ‘rear’ rooms are overpriced, in my opinion.
Food was average, and again a little over priced in my view. Wine selection was good.
Quite an opulent decor, but needed some cleaning in the ventilation ducts, lots of visible dust.
Staff fairly helpful, giving good advice.
Location was not great, being a fair distance away from the centre of Naples.
Breakfast restaurant actually gave a great view of the bay, but breakfast food was poor! Selection and quality was strikingly bad.
I would give it 3 out of 5, ‘could do better!’
Admittedly I was concerned about coming to this hotel after reading reviews a while ago regarding people buying fans due to AC not working and the ‘horrible’ un refurbished rooms! I was looking forward to this holiday and the hotel looked stunning, so I wanted it to live up to expectations.
Glad to say I had no issues at Grand Hotel Parker’s. I was really confused when I arrived to why people made such bad comments. Perhaps we were just lucky. Prior to my arrival I emailed the hotel asking if possible for a refurbished room which was given to us on arrival (off peak season may have helped this) - the room was great - bed comfy, really nice bathroom, with robes, slippers, and complimentary water and sweets every night.
Service was great, check in quick and most importantly the view was incredible from the 6th floor. It sold the hotel to me in the first place, and it did not disappoint! Breakfast was also nice, nothing special, but a good selection of hot and cold food, with desserts and pastries. Coffee was great too!
The only minor annoyance I had was my flannel completely disappeared from the bathroom. I did mention it to reception and they were apologetic (the cleaner must’ve binned it by mistake) and they brought me up 3+ flannels to use. It was more of an annoyance as I was in a rush to get ready. We also had to remind them to bring an iron to our room a few times. They were very apologetic and to be honest this doesn’t revoke my 5 star rating. Like I said, this was the only complaint I had during my stay.
Lastly, the location was ideal. A few people mentioned it’s out from the hub of Naples but I disagree. Most places were actually pretty close and the train station is only a five minute walk from the hotel. 10 mins in car to the port.
I would definitely come back again, however I would book a sea view room instead!